Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bitch 'em out with a Bitchogram!

Send anonymous emails or phone text. 

Want to send a secret letter to that guy you're digging?
Wish your neighbor would stop smoking in the hallway?
Tired of hearing your co-workers say how much they hate kids?
Want to play just a good ole' prank on a friend?

Then you should send them a Bitchogram!!

Using Bitchogram you can send emails or postcards to whom ever you please, and you can do so anonymously. Hehehehehe.

Yummy strawberry daiquiri recipe!

While on the subject of eating healthy, it's time to drink healthy, too.

As easy as it is to mix a few items and create an awesome martini, nothing says healthy and springtime like a tasty daiquiri! The good thing about daiquiris is that not only do they taste good but they are good for you, containing many healthy ingredients.

From many assortments of fruits that can be used, any combination can create a simple delicious drink.

Try this recipe on for size- serving size is 2 glasses:
  • 2- large strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon-lime soda
  • 8 ice cubes

In a blender add all the ingredients and blend until nice and smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with a lime slice.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

PBS brings kids shows to the future...future...future

Remember back in the day when we used to watch Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock and we were thoroughly entertained by the magical talking Muppets, some that even co-mingled with humans?

Boy how the times have changed. Now not only do our kids get to watch these shows but they are much more mature. We know about Blues Clues and can appreciate that the old school Steve left the show to go to college and the positivity of Bob the Builder who even inspired the president with his "Yes we can!" slogan. Yet there are still other shows that are totally bringing our kids into the 21st century by introducing what used to be taboo subjects.

How, did you ask? Well let break down some of the shows that are currently on the air:

Curious George

Remember the old school Curious George and the man with the yellow hat who is only known as "The Man with the Yellow Hat"?

Now there is a newer cartoon that is on and this is one smart monkey! He goes on adventures and saves peoples lives and paints murals. The only thing he can't do is speak English.

My favorite episode by far is one where Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat are walking down the street and he sees an Easy Bake oven. He pointed to it like he wanted it but the Man with the Yellow Hat said "Sorry man, we broke." (Something like that) So what did George do? He got a job at the corner store bagging groceries! In just a few days he earned enough money to start baking cakes with his new Easy Bake!

Talk about initiative!!

Sid the Science Kid

I think this show is terribly cute. Not only are the characters cute, but the lessons are very informative and the songs are terribly contagious. I am totally guilty of singing the Wash Your Hands song at work which adds more ticks on my "I'm a mom" card.

So what is it about his show that bringing it to the new millennium? Not just that they are talking about the importance of getting flu shots, but more noticeably the fact that Sid is the product of an interracial family! What better way to say "We love everybody." than that?

Dinosaur Train

Ok, so honestly I have no idea what this show is about. I tried to watch it a few times and I'm sorry, I just can't get into it. However, one thing did catch my attention is that PBS managed to bring dinosaurs to the future by filming it through the eyes of it's lead dino- a kid T.Rex who is adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Pteranodon and raised together with his other adopted siblings. Kind of like the Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt of dinosaurs.

And there you go. Cool, huh?

So what's next for PBS? A new show featuring same sex parents? I can't wait to find out!

Moms love Disneyland!!

It's amazing all the effort that is being made to inspire people to help one another. There's Extreme Home Makeover, many local volunteer organizations, and now you can win a day in Disneyland if you donate one day to volunteer.

I mean, come on, that's a pretty sweet trade off!

So what's the catch? Well from what I've seen so far there isn't one. Of course you have to redeem them in a timely fashion, there are limited tickets, you have to be 18 years or older and kids must be at least 6 years old to participate for a free ticket. Not a bad deal!

Go here for more info and to sign up!

Friday, January 22, 2010

It's 2010, time to get healthy...damn

So despite the consistently cool weather, spring is around the corner. Well around the corner, down the block, three buildings down. Regardless, its coming. The holidays are over, are resolutions set,now its time to figure out how to shed last year pounds and fit into those bathing suits that didn't fit in 2009!

After having my son last year and watching my body giggle and fold in ways I have only seen in movies, I am anxious to start a regiment that I can stick to that doesn’t include joining a gym for $100 a month and considering protein bars as ameal. While I can admit that not having the Pizza Hut $10 special every other day might help I cant seem to get stimulated enough to want to have that morning jog or convince my brain that the Cherry Cheesecake Jubilee yogurt tastes remotely like cheesecake. Perhaps if there was a Big Mac with cheese or a Filet o Fish yogurt Id be more inclined. (Don't make that face, you know you'd eat it, too.)

So what is one lazy mother to do to get pumped up? Eating right and a simple work out will is always the answer but it's much easier said than done.

Here are a few recipes that Ive found that are not only simple to make but wont bust your budget.





As far as exercise, as much as a gym will increase the weight loss in these times not everyone can afford to pay for those amenities. For now long walks to the store or to the daycare can easily count. Take the train to work? Use the stairs instead of the escalators. What I have started to do is to play and lift my son some more. Now that he is pushing over 20 pounds lifting him in the air up and down a few times is bound to make for a difference. Whats even more beneficial is that by play with my son and chasing him around is making HIM tired, therefore knocking him out right at bedtime. Everyone wins!

Setting a goal also helps to keep to momentum (as long as its realistic). I have gained about 20 pounds since having my son and would love to lose them by the summer. My first hurdle will be ten whole pounds. I am determined to lose this by March 1st. (Is that realistic? Ugh, keep your fingers crossed!)

So who’s with me???

Do you have any techniques or recipes that help to shed pounds?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I tip my hat to funny baby jokes such as this .....

Dr. Visit

A woman and a baby come into the doctor's office.

She is taken into an examining room and waits for the doctor.

After arriving there, the doctor examines the baby, and finds him not gaining much weight and asks the woman, "Is he breast fed or on the bottle?"

"Oh...he is breast fed!", replied the woman.

"Well then, strip down to your waist," orders the doctor.

She takes off her top and bra and sits on the examine table.

The doc starts pressing, kneading and pinching both breasts for quite a while in a very detailed and thorough examination.

The doc motions to her to get dressed, then the doctor says, "No wonder this baby is so hungry. You don't have any milk!"

The woman with a wry grin on her face responds, "Well of course I don't, I'm his aunt!"

Mommy By Mistske - my new piece of literature

You know when you have something really good and you always just expect it to be there and then one day, when you least expect it, it's gone? Well that was how I felt about the bookstore in the building that I work at.

The B. Dalton bookstore that has homed my "What's different?" books, the first book I ever bought my son as well as various cookbooks that I plan on using one day was going out of business.

To commemorate the store's closing I thought I'd buy one last book to hold to it's memory. Though the store was almost bare, I was able to find a diamond in the rough.

I am always on the look out for mom books that are inspiring or relatable. The title of the book sold me 50%- Mommy By Mistake and then the other 50 was the inscription. The books is about a self-employed woman who was living her single life to the fullest when she became pregnant out of the blue. Though I am only five chapters in, the book is hitting very close to home so far. From her pregnancy, to wanting to gain friends, to the difficulty of traveling with a baby, the book is hard to put down.

While I love to get lost in my ( boyfriend's) Zune on the way to work, I have now dedicated that time to read this book. It must be a gripping novel since I'm nervous about where this is going to lead. Will someone get pregnant again? Will she bump into her son's father and tell him that he has a son? Will she get married? Will someone's baby get hurt? All very plausible...

Now...on to chapter 7. Stay tuned....