Pests in our Garden

We have had an interesting spring for pests in our garden.  We have a lot of bugs (to keep Annika busy and happy) but there are a couple big pests that have been more notable.  It is hard for me to call these creatures pests, we do live in their environment after all, but they are causing some havoc in our garden and I… Read more →

Summary of the Geocache Diet To Date

We want to thank the fine folks at Groundspeak and Geocaching.com for featuring the Geocache Diet and FamilyNavigation.com as one of their Lost and Found stories.  For the benefit of those of you who are reading about the Geocache Diet for the first time, maybe have just finished watching our story on Geocaching.com, I thought I would provide a summary… Read more →

The Long Term Effects of Helicopter Parenting

Lisa and I recently watched a documentary called ‘Hyper Parents & Coddled Kids’ which examines the phenomena of Helicopter Parenting.  Helicopter Parents is a term used to describe parents who constantly hover over their children to solve problems that may occur in their lives and make sure they stay safe.  The documentary describes these parents as ‘over involved, over protective,… Read more →

Nap Time is Ending Soon

Oh how I’m going to miss nap time.  No not my naps … the twins naps.  It is so nice with twins to have a small break in the day to have some time to relax and get some chores done.  Right now the twins nap from 1pm and get up between 3 – 4pm.  Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with… Read more →

Re-Use For Old Boots and Toys

I have a problem, I hate to throw things away.  Either stuff just sits around the house cluttering it up, or I do something with them.  What do you do with old rubber boots(wellies) and toy trucks that are holey or broken and can’t be given to charity?  My solution was to reuse them in the garden. Annika has a… Read more →

Pulling the Plug on Cable

We finally did it.  We have talked about it for quite some time but for some reason we always had some reason why it justified the monthly expense.  With the lives we are leading now it simply is not worth the money for us to pay for cable TV.  We have been paying $36 each and every month to watch maybe two TV… Read more →