Monday, May 2, 2011

Time to Stretch

I'm like most folks and easily feel good about the justice of the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

But I'm going to try to stretch myself spiritually and remember that I should grieve he rejected the redemption that our Father in Heaven has offered to all the lives He created. The life of Bin Laden, despite his evil, was still one God longed to redeem and be reconciled to.

So, while I am thrilled that for the surviving families of the 9/11 victims that a measure of satisfaction hopefully can be felt, I must try to remember I am an Easter Christian every day and need to pray for ALL to accept that Christ my Savior died and was resurrected for them.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Laundry Issues

I have found that no one else in my household takes the 5 seconds it requires to turn their clothes right side out before putting them in a hamper (or on the floor, behind the toilet, under the bed, etc.). Despite requesting this on a DAILY basis, I still spend about 10 minutes a load turning every piece of clothing that is not my own right side out. Clothes need to be inspected for stains, rips, missing buttons, etc. By my count, at 10 minutes a load of JUST turning clothes the right way, I spend TWO HOURS every week on this task before I ever even get to the inspection/cleaning portion of laundry. Ridiculous.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Walgreens for Diapers this week!

Diaper deal at Walgreens this week. Here's how:
-Buy 2 Pampers Jumbo Pack $10.00 each - diapers or Easy ups
-Use 1 $2/1 Pampers Diapers Walgreens coupon from in-store Infant Care Booklet (It will actually deduct $4 at ring up.)
-Also use 2 $2.50/1 from the 2/27 P&G
-You'll may need to buy an inexpensive "filler" item so that you have as many items as you do coupons (3). Sometimes my Walgreens waives this, but I like to be prepared.
-Pay $11.00 for the diapers, get a $3 Register Reward to use in the future.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

In my opinion, Walmart is anti-mother and therefore, unAmerican.

I know there are all kinds of global economic reasons not to shop at Walmart, but I'm not going to discuss that in this blog. I have a simple premise to discuss. Because Walmart treats the average mother with disrespect when she is attempting to make ends meet or make the most of her money, Walmart is unAmerican and should be boycotted.

Walmart brags about it's price matching policy, but it's not a convenience or a benefit to me if EVERY TIME I try to price match an item, the cashier argues with me and forces a manager to come over. And even then, the majority of the time my price match is rejected.

It seems to be Walmart policy to reject every coupon presented and then make a hard working mother have to fight to have each one approved. It seems like you get called a coupon defrauder the second you hand over coupons.

The hidden cost of shopping at Walmart is the stress you endure fighting and arguing for their "great prices." And that's just too big a cost for me to pay.

Walmart, I will never shop you again. You are anti-mother and unAmerican.