Two Words: Panda Converse

Posted by idawrites on March 28, 2011 in Children, Shopping |

Last week, I told you that I did the unthinkable and patched my daughter’s shoes with cardboard until we could shop for a suitable replacement pair. Sierra and I set out on Saturday morning to do just that. On our way out the door, Mark asked if she was going to get another pair like […]


Is it still being cheap if it isn’t about the money?

Posted by idawrites on March 22, 2011 in Children, Frugal |

My husband officially thinks I’ve gone “Too Far” on my quest to save a buck. And really, if it was to save money, I’d have to agree. But this time, my skinflint ways are not about money at all. Two days ago, Sierra (who is now 15) came to me to tell me that her […]


Of Music and Dreams

Posted by idawrites on March 21, 2011 in All Moms, Children, Getting It All |

There was always music in our house growing up. No matter where we were or who we were with, music was always a part of our daily life. To say that I had a diverse exposure to music would be putting it mildly. Granny taught us to sing as little children from old church hymnals. […]


Fair Weather Friends

Posted by idawrites on March 1, 2011 in All Moms, Friends |

Over this past weekend, I realized that I’m a really crappy fair weather friend. I know that people generally see the term Fair Weather Friend as a negative… someone who is only around when times are good. But what about the friends who only make time for you when times are not? Is that just […]

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