27.4.09

ideas

so i'm having some ideas based on Oprah's Earth Day show from last week....

but also, a couple of awesome links to check out:
http://www.terracycle.net
http://www.to-goware.com

and go to http://www.oprah.com and click on the Green Day coupons tab to find out all sorts of things....

Terracycle is an awesome company that basically takes our trash and turns it into other things. I could register with them and they'll send me boxes/postage to collect things like: Capri Sun/juice drink pouches, chip bags, yogurt containers, etc. etc. and ship them to them for use in their products....rather than throwing them all away and/or recycling at the curb (which we now know those things don't always end up recycled, which is infuriating).

I know there are people who read my blog who aren't registered to comment....but I'm asking you---if I were to do this, to register for this....would you bring me your items to recycle in this way? I've got to start somewhere, even if it's just mine and my closest friends' juice drink pouches. Who knows where it might lead. If you can't comment on my blog, shoot me an email and let me know what you think or if you'd like to do this with me (erinlynn76@aol.com).

26.4.09

Dirty Little Secrets from Otherwise Perfect Moms

If you haven't heard of or read this book by Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile, you haven't lived. It's beyond hilarious, and so true. These friends interviewed hundreds of real-life moms who dished on all their secrets of getting by. Some of my favorites:

"I had to use my toddler's potty chair on the side of the road when I was stuck in traffic. I just couldn't hold it."

"I skip whole chunks of my daughter's bedtime stories. Poor thing can't tell the difference."

"Last night I wanted to read my book so I let my three- and five-year-olds watch reruns of Roseanne."

"When I'm at Safeway I buy a Nordstrom gift card and charge it with the groceries. I can justify it that way."

"My rule is a beer at lunch, wine at 5. Wine at lunch feels like I have a "problem," but beer just seems okay."

"Some nights when my husband and I go to bed, I roll over and "play dead." All I can think is, "I just can't handle it if one more person pokes me today."

"Note to husband: Dinner? Don't even ask. There is no dinner. There will never be dinner. Just stop coming home hungry. Unless you have a plan, there will be no plan. And by the way, I'M HUNGRY, TOO!"

"My kids yell because I yell at them."

"I do my son's homework just so we can get through it faster. I grab his pencil and he just looks at me like I've lost my mind."

"I had to lock myself in my car to make a conference call while my kids screamed and banged on the window outside."

"I look at every mother and assume they're much better mothers than I am."

"The one thing I wish I had is a wife."
 

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