Growing

Alexander is having a hard time listening to me. I ask him to do simple things, get ready for bed, or turn the TV off, and I’m met with a negotiation. I’m not a negotiating Mom. My expectation is that I ask my kids to do something, and it’s done. Today we went head to head, twice. It’s really awful, and I hate it, because I watch my son lose control. He just can’t. He’s got to outgrow this, and be able to hear from people that he won’t get …

LBS, VC, Apps and Me (or you)

If you want to do a little Pavlovian experiment, be present at a VC (Venture Capital) networking event and mention LBS. The VC will probably get slobbery and their cheeks could get red. This little video might explain why search marketing gets hot and bothered when you add location. What does LBS really mean though to us, parents and end users? Location Based Social Networks typically live on your cell phone. Or your child’s cell phone. I have both a Nexus 1 (android based Google phone) and an iPhone, for …

Bargain Hunting With Momversation

The part of the video that you didn’t see? Well, I’m wearing a red beret because it was ON SALE. And it’s UGLY. I am not a bargain shopper, I want to be one, but I’m terrible at it. Are you a Bargain Hunter? I don’t even clip coupons any more, I stopped pretending it would work. Special thanks to Karen Wolrond, Rebecca Wolf and Maggie Mason Oh, and also, my only successful discount shopping experiences begin at Gilt, here’s your invitation. Let me know what kind of shopper you …

Sea World And Killer Whales

Today a woman died at Sea World. It’s terrible and shocking whenever there is a senseless death. My heart aches for the family of the trainer. I’d like to discuss just a few things with you today. Did you know that whales migrate thousands of miles each year? How would whales recreate that experience at a place like Sea World? Did you know that whales (and many other ocean mammals you find at places like Sea World) communicate via sonar? Whale sounds travel hundreds of miles so one pod can …

Never Ending Explosions and Repairs

I think y’all know that I like a clean house. No, I love a clean house. I also love clean clothes, and my washer and dryer (while not quite dead) are slowing down. Since Alexander is speeding up this is not a good thing. In order to get clothes properly cleaned, I am told, I need a front loading washer and dryer. I also have the world’s tiniest laundry room. This is both good and bad news. The bad news with a small laundry room is that you must use …