Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Do u Upromise yet? If not, you should!
Upromise is an online college savings account that allows you to save up for your childrens education through a variety of different means: by shopping online, using eCoupons at the grocery store and even by recycling ink cartridges. What makes this program even better is that extended family can jump on board too and help make your kids educational dreams come true! To date, members have received over $600 million in money towards college through Upromise rewards programs!
Upromise is celebrate their 10th Anniversary by giving away $20,000 to users who share a story about how a parent has supported a child's dream!
All you have to do to earn your chance to win is submit a story via the Upromise to Dream Wall www.upromisetodream.com. You can also participate by reading and "liking" other people's dreams.
If you happen to come across my dream, I'd love for you to "like" it! Here is my submission, titled The Children who Changed their Dreams... daily!
My parents were incredible to my brother and I growing up. We were the kind of kids who had lots of dreams, ever changing and developing. Fortunately, we were blessed enough to have two parents to support each and every one of our dreams, no matter how temporary. My parents encourage, supported, built equipment for, bought supplies for, and served as assistants for all of our various adventures- from music to fighting for animal rights, to journalism and motorsports, from baking to pottery and photography, and everything in between!
That probably isn't worthy of the $10,000 Grand Prize, but I'd be MORE than happy with one of ten $1,000 prizes!
I'd love to hear what your dream is! Submitted a comment below to share and please enter it as well on the Dream Wall (you do want $10,000, dont you??) www.upromisetodream.com
Be sure to check out the dream wall official rules before submitting. I can't wait to hear about your dreams- Good Luck!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Ewwww! Ewwww! Ewww!
There are no excuses, but I will say that we have a dark kitchen floor... which shows EVERYTHING! So this broom gets used probably daily. On top of that, we have a very hairy black cat that sheds hairball tumble weeds on a daily basis as well. With that said, this broom is almost 2 years old and has never been properly cleaned. Eww again.
I found this tutorial online courtesy ehow.com, Cleaning a Plastic Broom, which I followed, sort of.
Monday, August 22, 2011
* Don’t ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.
Humm... let's discuss what we don't like about this rule. "Master of the House" - I'm not sure how I feel about that. My husband does technically own our house (it came with the husband) but I am the one who keeps it running. Granted, he is responsible for fixing anything that breaks and anything that involves a ladder and the roof. Oh, who am I kidding? Our cat rules this house! Have you ever seen those signs that read, "This is the cats house and he just lets us live here"? That's pretty much true with our beast.
"You have no right to question him"- <cough, bullshit, cough>
I do trust my husband. I respect him. I have faith in his judgment and integrity. I am glad that I don't make the decisions around here alone and have defaulted to his judgment quite a lot actually. I believe him to be a fair and trusthworthy man. With that said... he has his moments and you better believe I will call him out when those moments present themselves.
I really do believe that trust is one of the most important, if not THE most important, element of a relationship. I've seen many a relationships fall apart because trust just wasn't there. I've also watched relationships fall apart because one partner didn't trust the other... even though they had absolutely no reason to NOT truth in him/her. If we are being completely honest here, I've seen the stereotyped jealous/untrusting woman part played out waaaaay to often.
This rule makes me think of bachelor parties. My husband was the fourth guy in his group of friends to get married. All four of them had bachelor parties and for all four parties the guys adhered to a strict "no photography" policy. As a woman, I should probably be disgusted by this policy but I actually think it is really, REALLY smart.
I didn't ask my husband any questions before or after his bachelor party. (Though when he came home with two skinned knees I did ask if he had any other injuries that might require medical attention.) I know how my brain works. If I thought about it, or asked questions, or saw any evidence of what happened my mind would start racing directly towards the worst possible scenarios. Instead, I chose to not let myself wander away from trusting a perfectly proven truthworthy man.
With that said, and once again, if he stayed out all night he would be walking into the Pennsylvania Inquisition the next morning!
Dear 1950's Housewife,
There is a big difference between being trusting and being blind. For some people this is a very fine line. You are right- as wives we need to trust our husbands. But we do also need to be smart and trust our own judgment. Learning how to do this well can take a lifetime. Hopefully, we all have partners who are worth it!
Have a pleasant day,
The 2010s Housewife
Thursday, August 18, 2011
& comes with a value of $55!