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3 Non-Toxic Spider Killers: Because They’re Coming For Your Basement

3 Non-Toxic Spider Killers: Because They’re Coming For Your Basement I squished a wolf spider I found in the basement today. It was huge, with a bulging egg sac just ready to pop and flood my basement with a scuttling tidal wave of lifelong trauma. (Editor’s note: I then ran around in circles shrieking and waving my hands […]

Asking for what you want: a script for requesting support from your boss.

(Image credit: RawPixel) Asking for what you want: a script for requesting support from your boss. This is a great format I picked up from Villa Consulting-  the amazing women who are running the female executive business retreat on September 8-12th in Heber Valley. While this is specifically for requesting that your company pay for […]

5 Family-Friendly Camping Spots Along The Wasatch Front

5 Family-Friendly Camping Spots Along The Wasatch Front (image credit: rawpixel) 5 Family-Friendly Camping Spots Along The Wasatch Front. Introducing the offspring to the joys of camping sometimes requires thought and careful planning. You’d think all kids would be thrilled with a tent and a stick for marshmallows. But with today’s technology leashes holding our […]

Why I Sat In A Hot Car For 25 Minutes On A 100 Degree Day

Why I Sat In A Hot Car For 25 Minutes (Image credit: Quimono)   Like every other parent in North America, I’ve been haunted by the story of little Cooper Harris, who died in his car seat when his father left him there in the Georgia heat. Since then, Ross Harris has been charged with murder. This […]

Our A/C Free Challenge: How Our Blistering Month Concluded

  (Image credit Elasticomputerfarm)   Our A/C Free Challenge: How Our Blistering Month Concluded… It all started with opening an electric bill for a galactic $423.74 last August. FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THREE FREAKING DOLLARS (and don’t forget 74 cents!) to cool our home for ONE MONTH? So – mostly based on spite – we decided […]

Too Much Zucchini & No One Willing To Take It? Meet My Cream Cheese Zucchini Muffins…

(image credit: Meaghan O’Malley)   Too Much Zucchini & No One Willing To Take It? Meet My Cream Cheese Zucchini Muffins… AAAAAAAAGH! Or, What I Found On My Doorstep This Morning… *shudder* I like to think I’m fairly tough. I can clean up a sick kid with vomit still stuck to my shirt. I can […]

Teaching Kids To Love Reading

Teaching Kids To Love Reading. I was the kid who got in trouble for hiding under my blanket with a flashlight and reading until a ridiculous hour. So I was shocked when our kiddos did not take to reading as enthusiastically as I did. Our eight-year-old Zoe, for instance… I took her to our cool […]