Archive for July, 2011

Babysitter = Stranger = Panic Attack

If you follow the blog, you may know that I don’t have a tight support system. Sorta just me, myself, and my divalicious daughter. It’s been hard to accept, and at times I get down, but at the end of the day it is what it is and we are family and I’m so lucky to have her.
Everyone who knows me knows that I live, breathe, eat, and sleep being a Mother. She is my life. For real. It definitely gets overwhelming not having any support, and I sometimes think I’m over my head, but I somehow manage to pull it all together. I’ve considered hiring an occasional babysitter to come to our home once a week for a few hours in the evenings to watch lil mama so I can go for a run or go to the library. Yes, you heard that right, I don’t want to hit the town or socialize, I want to be boring. Don’t judge.
But, honestly, the thought of a stranger caring for lil mama makes me have an asthma and panic attack all in one with a side of hives. Yes, call me paranoid, call me dramatic, but I get n-e-r-v-o-u-s. I’ve gotten some responses, and if I think there is potential I google/facebook/myspace their name or email. Not kidding. Any inappropriate pictures or language or funny smile and I hit the SPAM button with the quickness, cause homie don’t play that. The protective Mom inside me wants a complete background check, fingerprints, need to see if they’ve been arrested. Not kidding. Sigh. And then what they charge an hour! I mine as well just stay my butt home!! Oh well, it was a good thought, but this process has reaffirmed my thoughts that I’m not ready to hire a stranger to come in my home to watch my daughter.
Have you hired a babysitter before? Would you hire a babysitter? If you have, how have you calmed uneasy nerves about a stranger watching your child(ren)? Am I overreacting?


Shop Black Friday deals in July on !

Black Friday in the middle of July?  You heard right: some of the year’s best deals aren’t just for Thanksgiving week anymore, thanks to the folks at is planning another “Back in Black Friday” online summer sale this Friday on, offering up to 50% off more than 1,500 items, from approximately midnight (PST) to 11:59 p.m. (PST).  There are limited quantities at these prices, so the earlier you log on, the better.

You don’t have to be one of those super-early, organized holiday shoppers to be into this sale (hello, we’re only in the middle of July, after all).  You just need to like a good old-fashioned bargain…and who doesn’t.

To find out which popular products the site will feature at steep sale prices, join their official “Tweet Peek” launching today: the “tweet” button on will be the key to revealing some of the sale’s biggest deals. The images for each of the top three deals will begin to de-blur as the number of tweets increases. Once the tweet button reaches 500 for each deal, the images will be revealed.  

In other words, the more we all visit the page and click the button, the faster we’ll see the best steals before the sale starts. 

Time to get that mouse-clicking finger warmed up and ready…Friday, here we come!

I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for a Kitchen-Aid mixer, what about you?


Favorite Quote Friday

My apologies for not posting regularly, I am hoping to change that. I came across the quote below yesterday and it rang so true for me. I laugh in the face of uncertainty. 

“If you want me to do something… tell me I can’t do it.”
-Maya Angelou

Have a great weekend.