Internet Impostor Or Honest Mistake?

Recently, a family member joined facebook and liked The Unemployed Mom page. I found it odd that he liked 2 pages named “The Unemployed Mom” with the exact logo. Upon further investigating, I realized someone in Oklahoma had stolen my logo and started a new page with only 1 follower (and that follower was of course the guilty person). I was beyond furious! I immediately reported the page to facebook for trademark infringement and started doing some investigating of my own. These screenshots have been cropped and/or blurred so I do not share any of…

15 Tips For Cold Turkey, Boot Camp Style Potty Training

Last week I put the potty training smack down on my kid! I was sick and tired of spending money on diapers and knew my son was capable of using a potty! He was hiding to go #2 and afterwards would climb on top of his diaper changer and yell for me to change him. Those were true signs that he knew exactly what his body was doing, so it was time to teach him to go to the bathroom when he has those feelings. I decided to make him…

An Offer To Buy My Kid?

We took our son to the Premium outlets yesterday to buy him a pair of New Balance shoes (aka N shoes). While we were browsing the kid section, one of the workers came over to us. He kept commenting on how our son was going to be a heart breaker and that we should never cut his hair. Then, my kid looked up at him and smiled. The male worker almost knocked over a stack of shoe boxes. He said, “OMG and he has the most beautiful blue eyes, too.…

10% Of My Body Weight Is Gone! Tips For Staying Motivated While Making Lifestyle Changes

In March, I shared a quote from Walt Disney that truly inspired me. In case you need a reminder, click here. I am HAPPY to report that ever since posting that, I have been working diligently to get healthy. My weigh-in this week confirmed that I have lost over 10% off my body weight! I feel great! Many people ask how to get started and remain motivated, so here are some ideas. Take weekly photos and measurements during your journey. Although the scale may not move much, your body is…

If Your Kid Is Bad, Do Something About It – Or I Will!

Yesterday, I took my car for an oil change. While waiting, my son begged to play in the child designated area. I personally am not a fan of these play areas since I know the toys are probably NEVER cleaned or disinfected. But, he is a kid so of course he wants to play. I noticed there was a little girl that appeared older than him sitting on a bean bag minding her own business. My son entered the area and began playing with a few toys that were sitting…

Winery Etiquette: Do Not Be Tacky

While visiting one of my favorite Virginia wineries this past weekend, we sat outside and enjoyed a glass of wine on the grounds. It was a very busy Sunday at this particular winery because of a Groupon deal that people were cashing in on. I didn’t mean to invade anyone’s privacy, but I did snap a photo of a group that brought their own magnum of wine to enjoy (for those who do not know, a magnum contains 1.5 liters which is equivalent to 2 bottles of wine). They were…