Bloggers are the Modern Day Pamphleteer

To blog or not to blog? A question I have pondered for six years. Yet, here I am blogging.   I usually write on my regular site because I put a lot of hours designing and managing the self-hosted WordPress website.  Blogging gives me blogger guilt. I feel guilty for writing on a blog rather writing a book.
However, I believe if Thomas Paine were alive he would have a blog because bloggers are the modern day pamphleteer.  But then again, since blogging allows you to write and market from home then I suppose Howard Hughes would have a blog too.

I miss my online community of friends. I miss my blog. I could easily write a meaningful post per day.  How I would love to write passionate and inspirational posts to make a heart sing. Yet, just when I find that spark, school is out and it's homework time. 

I will write tomorrow.

When To Call Your Doctor

According to last night's commercial, call your doctor if you experience unusual thoughts, thoughts of suicide, have a high fever or any other life threatening symptoms.  Personally, I don't see why they just didn't say "Call the police if you think you're going postal."
I have an antique King Louis XV style bed.  Unfortunately, it's too small for my king mattress and my daughter doesn't care for a French antique.
She's ready for different decor.  Or to be more specific...a day bed.  I thought using this French bed as a day bed was a good idea. See  Conde Nast photo below.

Breast Milk Ice Cream for Sale

That's right, breast milk ice cream.  While breastfeeding my children, I joked about selling breast milk cheese.  Disgusting but still funny.

Funny in London?  Not so much.   The Icecreamists parlor is selling breast milk ice cream called Baby Gaga.  They claim they're purchasing breast milk, at $24 an ounce, which is "pure, organic, free-range and totally natural."  They have 15 mothers who undergo the same health screenings used to screen blood.  Not sure if that screens for medications, non-organic chemicals, alcohol or anything else they ingest.

Although not my cup of ice cream, it's possible that the breast milk antibodies could outweigh negatives, however, I don't know this because I'm not a scientist, doctor or lawyer.  I do know breastfeeding burns a lot of calories, therefore, a modern day wet-nurses can earn income while working out.

Is this a sign of the times?  Read more on Breast Milk Ice Cream story.

First Grade Justin Bieber Rumors

My first grader told me,  "Mommy, I just want you to know Justin Bieber sucks but I like his songs."  Then her voice trailed off like Charlie Brown's teacher while I stood in shock thinking did she say "sucks?"  Did she just tell me a Justin Bieber rumor?  Did she say "Justin Bieber?"

Mommy:  "Did you say Justin Bieber sucks?"  
Daughter:  "Well, I really like his songs but he only thinks of himself."
M:  "Did you say he sucks?"
D:  "Mommy, Sally said he only thinks about himself."
M:  "Don't say sucks and Sally should call Justin and tell him about his problem not you."
D:  "Mommy, she doesn't know Justin Bieber."
M:   "Then how does she know he sucks?"
D:  "I don't know."
M:  "If she doesn't know him then why is she telling you this?"
D:  'No, you don't understand.  Sally said...."

Obviously, we had a lesson on believing everything you hear and talking about others etc.  Then I made a note to self.  Looks like I won't ever worry about light blue Justin Bieber satin jackets.  Justin Bieber is unpopular in first grade.  My daughter said "sucks."