Wordless Wednesday – Money Problems

We don’t have money problems, per se. My problem with money is that I’m terrible with it. I don’t spend a lot of it, but I don’t like to manage it. I hate figuring it all out. HATE IT!


We deferred our taxes in April and I put off doing the work until it was due. Like, NOW.

Right NOW. I need to do the taxes.

It’s not even the heavy lifting. There is an accountant and a book keeper. But there is still other STUFF. And for some reason the person that doesn’t like to manage money has to um, manage it.

So that’s where I’ll be instead of the lovely post I was planning for today.

Also, Mint is saving my ass right now! I big puff heart you Mint!



Are you “good” with money? Who handles in it your house?

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Boston.com Featured Parent Blogger!

Me! Yep me!  The Boston.com Featured Parent Blogger of the week.

Honest to goodness I was getting ready to throw in the bloggy towel last week. It’s a lot of work for not much return. I was mulling it over, getting ready to ask my bloggy BFFs what they thought. Maybe I just needed a change of scene. Perhaps I should just head on over to Youtube full time. Maybe.

Sigh. I’ve been here before.

Then… tweet! chirp! ding! (or whatever noise my twitter direct message makes.) It’s Boston_moms asking if I would like to be their Featured Parent Blogger next week?

Would I? Yes I would!
So I have a little spring in my step. Being on Boston.com is fun :-) Maybe this blogging thing isn’t so bad afterall.

Want to check it out?

Boston.com screenshot

From the Boston.com Lifestyle page

You can find the forums here!

Go check it out and comment or ask questions. I’d love to hear from you!

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ViolaCay’s Vlogging Video Voyage

Too much? Ok. I’ll try to think of a better title before this posts.(Not really).

This is the start of something new-ish for me. I have always loved video and it was a big part of my prior professional life. No not those kind of videos you perv. I made development videos for nonprofits and then later video birth announcements and Holiday cards.

I have tons of footage of my kids and family and I don’t mind being on camera. Sometimes I like it more than writing. And sometimes I can say it a bit better than I could write it.

So I fancied up my Youtube channel and made a trailer for it. I hope you like it and I hope that you’ll subscribe and travel with me on this vlogging video trip.

See you ’round the internets…


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My not so resolute New Year’s ideas

Yeah, that’s what I’m calling it. You don’t like it, well how are your resolutions going? Hmmmmm? Still at it? Well I hope you are! Me? I never made it past the first week. I gave them up years ago.

So it’s the first week in January and I have some very definite ideas about what I’d like to accomplish this year. Goals, if you will. I’ll work hard towards them, but I will not name them resolutions. Nuh uh.

I’ve been spending some time with this be-atch the past couple of days…



I’ve also started eating the 4Hour Body way again. Which means my husband is all 4HB again. He’s grouchy ;-) Two years ago I had amazing results from 4HB and I really loved it. I made some modification and kept on with it. Then I started eating chips and bread again, and my tummy is back. Sigh.

I feel stronger already. I have more energy already. Why do I always forget how GOOD eating right and exercising make me feel. WHY?

Being healthier also makes me a more patient mother and wife. And a happier one.

Professionally, I’d like to build the blog more, Hence doing a course called 30 Days to Build a Better Blog. I started in in December but it fizzled out because I had the flu. In case you didn’t notice I was absent over the week around Christmas. Holy Hell was I sick. So I’m starting it again this week. We’re building here people!

I’d also like to do some more video work now that I have a new camera. Wooohoooo!

So there you have it some stuff I’d like to do.
What are you doing with the New Year?

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Images from BlogHer12 NYC

I am still processing all of the things I learned at BlogHer12 so this isn’t a recap post. Since I can’t impart the learning just yet I will give you what I saw…



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Suburban housewife transformation complete. (almost)


LL Bean should just go ahead and add a little note to this quilted vest order when they send it.

“Congratulations on your choice to complete your transformation into suburban domesticity. Enjoy.”

It’s really comfy. Really, it is.

I could still probably shove a nose ring into the closed up hole if I tried really hard.



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