Author Archives: IzzyMom

I’m a work-at-home mom of a five and ten year old. Married to computer god/music producer. Resident concierge & butler to three cats. I was a graphic designer/corporate slave in my previous life. Now I practice bad housekeeping, chauffeur my kids all over hell’s half acre while fretting endlessly about my carbon footprint and work at home as a web designer and occasional freelance writer. This gig is definitely a labor of love…

Video Games and Kids

My friend asked me the other day whether or not she should get her 12 year old son a PS4. Her son had gotten it in his head that the only gift for Christmas that would suffice would be a PS4. Anything less would be an affront to his year long good behavior and the [...]

Salonpas Deep Relieving Gel

I recently had an opportunity to try Salonpas Deep Relieving Gel and this is my review. I’m not quite sure why but for the past 7-8 years, I’ve suffered from really bad tension headaches. They seem to originate from muscle tension in my shoulders that eventually works it’s way up my neck and head. The [...]

It Was the Best of Times…

Last night I was looking at a post my daughter had put on Instagram before she went to bed. It was a collage of photos from this summer and she had tagged all the friends she’d made at her day camp, thanking them for the “most amazing summer ever!” It was really quite moving seeing [...]

You Mean We’re Poor Now?

My husband lost his job. Well, he didn’t exactly lose it. I mean it’s not misplaced or anything. He just doesn’t have it anymore. He is officially unemployed after 12 years at the same workplace. I can’t give you the details other than to say his job was in the IT field but he was [...]

I’m So Sick of Lazy, Spineless Parents and Their Bratty Kids. There. I Said It.

Do kids have the right to not be touched by other kids if they don’t want to be? When I frame it like that, I’m pretty sure most people would give a resounding yes. In fact, I think anyone who isn’t some kind of freak would say “Absolutely!” And yet, when I asked someone to [...]

Just Say Know

I was watching some silly movie the other night where Jim Carrey’s character takes a self-help course where you are are supposed to say yes to anything anyone requests of you. Of course, this leads to all sorts of comedic shenanigans and the hijinks ensue. But I was thinking that rather than saying “yes” to [...]

Decisions, Decisions

Ughhhh…blerghhhhh….arrrghhhhh… Big decisions are afoot over here at my house. And if you know me well enough, you know that I am a worrier—but not one of those annoying worriers that constantly ruminates on their concerns—out loud—over and over and over until you want to jab a sharp pencil in one ear and clear out [...]