The Daily Dose by The Queen Mum

Monday, March 05, 2007

The Little Blue Pill

I have three kids under 7, however that apparently is not enough to satisfy someone out there because I am bombareded with emails about the amazing little blue pill that will enhance my sex life.

I hope it's for a guy because the subject line reads:"want to be the best with your girlfriend". Now, I have girl friends, but no girlfriends. I'm pretty sure my girl friends don't need me on a little blue pill.

I wonder what happens when women take it. ?? Will I also be able to give my partner longer, more satisfying results? You partner better just live by a cute little rhyme the kids came home from day care with years ago..."you get what you get and you don't throw a fit".

If you happen to need some blue pills and "action all night long", I have some info you may be interested in. Cheers!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Fab Finds

Huge savings all over the web! Enjoy these Friday Fab Finds:

MiSpa - free sample perfume with purchase while supplies last
More great sales at One Little Monkey!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

A Blue Review

My review is blue because I had such high hopes for my latest purchase and it fell flat on the dirty floor that it didn't get clean. Ok, maybe I have excessively dirty floors and it's my fault. Hmmm... that's a thought.

I bought the Scotch-Brite bathroom floor cleaner tool. It says it has hair-grabbing ridges, it does not say they are guaranteed to work.

Being a mom of boys, I don't have to tell you about the state of the floor around my toilets. To be fair, I think this product did a pretty good job of cleaning that. However it did not clean in one easy step as the package indicates. I have to dust the floor first, which I did with the Swiffer, or maybe the Pledge one...I don't know. So the fact that I still have to do two steps was annoying. It reached around the back of the toilet much easier than I can with no tool, so that was nice.

Unfortunately today isn't one where you're going to run right out and spend your money...but I'll save you $10-15 instead.


Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Yummy Butter

I'm loving my Mango Body Butter from AYU International. Thick, creamy mango butter. I leave it on my bedside table and lay it on thick each night, especially on feet, knees and elbows.

It's already sandal season for some lucky moms. Here in the Midwest, we might be able to sneak a pair on here and there, but for the most part I'll have another month to prepare my tootsies.

Try the AYU Mano Butter and have sweet feet soon! (Click on the picture and scroll down to the bottom of the landing page)

Monday, February 26, 2007

Back with a Snack

We're back in action after taking a much needed everyone was buggin' for more bloggin'! :) Thank you!

The Queenmum came across some fabulous new least it's new to me. Fruita Bu. All organic fruit snacks found easily at our local superstore. My kids LOVE them, and I love that I can pronouce all of the ingredients!

Stayed tuned as I review many more products in the coming weeks! Cheers!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Time Out

Hey's a little crazy around here, and since I'm the boss and all I've decided I'd better let you know that I've just got to take a break. We decided yesterday that we want to buy a house we happened upon and quickly put our house on the market today! ACK! So I'm busy picking up toys, scrubbing floors and getting the house in fantastic shape to, hopefully, sell quickly.

I wish I could post some funny story or recount the crazy things my boys are doing lately, but I just don't have anything. This is why we work from home and juggle work and kids, right? So we can occasionally just take leave and take care of home & family.

Hopefully I'll post some fabulous house news soon. The great news so far is that if we get the house, I'll have my own private office! Cheers!

Monday, January 29, 2007

In Case of Emergency

Every year or so I'm prompted to look deep within my phone book listing while preparing for what I hope will never emergency and the need for medical personnel to contact someone. I dread the "In Case of Emergency" contact: _____ space on medical forms. With no family members nearby, the title falls to a nearby friend. I worry about burdening someone.

All my friends also have a few kids and can't just drop everything to come help mine. I scroll thru my numbers: she's pregnant & puking, she works during the day, she lives further than the rest. But the question isn't really 'who does it inconvenience the least?', it's 'who will do it no matter what, no matter where, no matter when, because that person loves your kids like their own?'.

I hope every mom has several names to answer that question. No matter if it's one or four people - let each know how much it means to you that they care for your kids so much. And definitely warn the one which you bestow the title of "In Case of Emergency, Contact". For me it would be an honor to be this person to my friends, never a burden.

Friday, January 26, 2007

The Shining

I didn't get to post yesterday because we were not shiny happy people. Our little guy had his 18 month well visit, except that he wasn't well. A little virus and some pink-eye always makes a baby fun, huh? The usual questions...."does he run?" uh yeah, away from me. "does he use words together?" um...I think so. Then on top of the check-up it's time for shots. Yuck. The older they get, the more wickedly they look at you while enduring the pokes. After all, you brought them to this torture chamber and are sitting there watching it happen and not making it stop.

Relief set in as we finished and finally got to the mini-van. The boys like to go in through the back while I'm putting the stroller away. I had one of the seats flipped up due to hauling big stuff yesterday. The baby managed to fall precisely into the exposed metal bottom of my upturned seat. A lot of screaming followed. I thought surely he poked his eye out this time. A few seconds (which felt like hours as it all seemed in slow motion) later, he suddenly had a huge purple mound protruding from under his eye. I was calmly freaking, if that's possible.

Of course we ran back inside to make sure he wasn't blinded by the fall. Now even more screaming. I had dared to take the poor soul back into the torture center or horror. By this time the waiting room is packed! Thankfully we were whisked into a room. Now I can say that he does use two words together. "I go" and "get down" were repeatedly screamed confirming his vocal skills. Of course my middle child decides he has to pee, and he is hungry. Geez. It never ends.

Then it gets better! We're leaving, but the little guy now doesn't want to leave. He wants to play with the toys. ARGH! He can't play, he has pink eye. I say "no", he throws himself onto the floor and everyone watches me. I will NOT play into this I stand at the door saying "bye, we're leaving". What a bitch, huh?

Finally, home. The eye looks horrible. Today as we ran errands everyone stares, a few ask what happened, I mention that he conveniently fell just outside the doctors office. It's definitely the biggest shiner any of the boys have ever had. And this is just the beginning, right? Oh the testosterone nightmare!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Tuesday Sale

My friend at One Little Monkey has a page full of sale items for baby and toddler.
I love these baby lounge pants!

Many of the deals are up to 40% off, so check out this great site by a fellow biz woman!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Da Bomb

Sex Bomb Bath Bomb
I love, love, love bath bombs. They are great moisturizers and having them around makes me take time out for a much deserved soak in the tub.
This one (pictured) is high on my list, largely due to the hot name, “Sex Bomb”. Hey, a girl can dream! It’s sexy scent of ylang-ylang and jasmine leave a lovely lingering smell, plus it turns your bath water a pretty pink.

I also like The Happy Pill Bath Bomb. Half mandarin scent, half grapefruit scent, this bomb is sure to lift your spirits and put a kick in your step.

Check out LUSH for more Lush Bath Bombs and other fabulous body products!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Winter Warm Up

Old Navy Boys Painter Jeans
Today's mission is: buy more warm clothes for boys without going out in the cold. I fall back on and old favorite, Old Navy. The clothes last long enough to feel I got a good deal, they usually fit fine and I've never had to do a return. My first find is the Old Navy Boys Painter Jeans. I'm pretty sure we already have at least two pair of these for my six year old and I'm getting two more. They have the adjustable waist so at least I can get him a six and know they won't fall off his skinny waist. And after watching him and the neighbors boys slide down the sidewalk while waiting for the bus, I have a feeling we'll need a new pair anyway - at $16.50 each, not a bad investment.

Next I need a few more hoodies. My little man says the big kids poke fun about all the winter wear his has on. A hoodie looks cool and elimiates my nagging about wearing a hat.
Old Navy Boys Graphic Zip Hoodies

Again, under $20...not bad.
I'm going to go finish my shopping. Turns out we have to go out this morning anyway, but at least I can do the drive-thru bank and pharmacy! Cheers!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Haute Stuff

Haute Market is doing another fabulous shopping party for you KC metro area gals.

Retail Therapy - a break from the winter blues, brings you fantastic shopping from many of their talented local designers, a wine tasting and free food samples from award winning chefs! All this for only $10...oh, and of course the awesome swag bags filled with samples of lip balms, lotions, jewelry and more. Get your tickets now before they run out!

Bring your gal pals, or even your honey..just be there!