The American Blogger Controversy. Have you heard about it? Perhaps its because I've had a sucky week and haven't been able to check my social media sites like I normally do, perhaps it was because I was too busy eating bon-bons and watching Oprah, Ellen and The Chew. There has been a firestorm of controversy surrounding the film, American Blogger, by Christopher Wiegand. Before I go further - watch the trailer. American Blogger Official Trailer from Chris Wiegand on Vimeo. Here are some of the negative comments that I came across … [Read more...] about The American Blogger Controversy
When I first started blogging almost 10 years ago, I did it for one simple reason - to just "get it out of my system" and let go of whatever was going on that day. I was a stay-at-home-mom with a toddler and a baby and a teenage daughter with no vehicle, no stores within walking distance, and no friends nearby. I was on Prozac to keep me from losing my mind, because the toddler had ADHD and I couldn't control him. My husband wouldn't allow me to get him tested, and at that time, when I did ask his pediatrician about it, she told me that they … [Read more...] about Finding Myself Again and Realizing I’m Not THAT Blogger. I’m ME.
This post was originally published on March 27, 2014. I came across it when I was doing some behind-the-scenes work on the blog. I was completely done with Facebook after even more changes that affected how my fans were able to interact with the page. Never fear though, we didn't go through with the threat to delete the page completely! You can still find us over on Facebook! Effective as of 8:00 a.m. EST on March 27, 2014 - the Life in a House Facebook page will be retired. There will be no more post updates. There will be no more … [Read more...] about Good-Bye, Facebook. Hello, People.
It has been a very busy weekend here at Life in a House of Testosterone - well for this estrogen carrier anyway! We heralded the beginning of spring by coloring my horribly gray hair on Thursday: Friday, March 21st I decided to lob it all off. I love the color, its a bit more red than I would like, but it will fade in time. It's been about two years since I colored my hair. I "was" going back to my natural color but seeing as my "natural" color is now all flipping gray, yeah - we're not going down that road. So! Here's the after … [Read more...] about Transformation and Johnny Depp
We've all had them before. The friend or neighbor or relative who drops by "for a few minutes" and is still sitting in your living room hours later. My momma always exhibited superb social manners when faced with these situations and was always gracious, welcoming and entertaining. What she never told me; however, was how the hell to get rid of them! Since I find myself in the precarious situation of wavering between supreme hostess (and making my momma so very proud) and supreme bitch, I thought I would share some tips I've learned … [Read more...] about Things Your Momma Never Told You About Uninvited Guests
I have been blogging since April 2004. What started out as an online journal for me to vent my frustrations each day with being stuck at home with the kids and going stir crazy became the hodge-podge collection of all the things I love to write about. Since our new design was implemented last November by the lovely woman behind The Posh Box Web Design Studio, I've noticed that my blogging has become a bit off focus. So I have been sitting here thinking about this for the past several weeks trying to determine what I want my blog focus to be … [Read more...] about What Mom Never Told You About Blog Focus
I cannot help but sit here and laugh. If somebody wrote a book about my life it would be a best seller because I seriously couldn't make this stuff up if I tried. Woke up this morning and got the kids off to school. I had straightened up and tidied up the house the night before, so decided to crawl back in bed to snuggle with hubby and the pooch for a few minutes before I got up and my day started. Well naturally, I promptly fall back to sleep, hubby gets up and leaves me and the pooch to our dreams, and neither one of us wakes up till … [Read more...] about My Crazy Morning – I Can’t Make This Stuff Up
You spend too much time on the computer.Because I'm trying to earn a living to supplement your income doing what *I* know how to do best. As far as I know, it takes MONEY not TIME to build a business up. What kind of business can you possibly do on the computer? When you do make a little bit of money, you spend it right up.Internet businesses are completely different than a brick and mortar business. It is something you will never understand, because you know nothing about how the internet works or about building a reputation with other … [Read more...] about The Unnamed Post