Mrs. Flinger: Based on a True Story

Sometimes, every so often, maybe, I quietly want another baby 21/Sep/2009

#Family Life

The children played together all weekend.

They are growing so quickly.

My daughter barely fits, all knees and legs, on my lap when I snuggle her.

My son has full sentences.

I feel like a person most days. A person with a job, a life, and a family.

It felt so far away at the time, when we started this, nearly five years ago.

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Now I can hardly remember my daughter’s reflux.

My son’s premature birth.

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My daughter’s inability to sleep more... Read more

Your Sunday Morning of Zen 20/Sep/2009

#Media

James Lipton: “What is your favorite sound?”
Mrs. Flinger: “The sound of my children playing.”

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James Lipton: “What is your least favorite sound?”
Mrs. Flinger: “The sound of my children fighting.”

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Taking after her mother 19/Sep/2009

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Family Expectations And The Grass That Is Truly Greener 18/Sep/2009

#The Early Years

I grew up in a suburb of Houston in a neighborhood with sidewalks and manicured lawns. I have fond memories of children riding our hot-wheels on the sidewalk, zipping up each driveway to someone’s house we all knew. Denise, Paul, Mercy, Carol. Kids spanning from 2nd grade to 6th, all mingling in the street playing basketball, riding bikes, coloring with chalk. The caste system of maturity as the older kids teased the younger and the younger kids gathering around toys.

This is my childhood and I love the memories. I can almost smell the air of a humid Saturday morning in October when the children begin to take to the sidewalk playing, knocking on doors, asking if so-and-so can come out to play.

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A New Week, A New Start 14/Sep/2009

#Family Life

I was recently reminded of a promise I made to myself to get in shape.

oooOOOOHhhh, sighs the Internet. THAT again.

Well, yes, that. THAT.

However, instead of making lofty goals, promises, and pubic announcements, I’m just going to share with you one or two things I’m going to try this week. Will I do this again next week? I can not say. Mainly because one of the things I’m trying to cut back on, aside from booze (god, the excess sugar!) and processed meats, I’m also giving up making promises I know I can’t keep.

So? Here are two things I’m doing this particular week.

1. Doing this DVD twice this week. It’s a ballet conditioning... Read more

Learn to programm iApps from Stanford thanks to iTunesU. Free. 13/Sep/2009

#She's Gone Geek Again

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I purchased a book about a year ago for programming iPhone Apps. That book? The spine still isn’t broken; which is a sure sign that I’m either a) complete slacker or b) too anal to break the spines on my books.

Clearly it’s not B.

I tend to learn better through interaction so when I found out I could participate in a class at STANFORD for FREE?

I felt a little giddy.

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Labor Day: A working mother’s question, a plea, and a pledge 08/Sep/2009

#Family Life

My family did what most other Seattle families did this Labor Day: We hunkered down and went out in the rain. As Seattle dwellers, we’re accustom to venturing out in the rain in our gear and rain boots. It’s what we do.

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And so we did.

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Things that happen in thirty days 04/Sep/2009

1. The moon waxes and wanes and makes a complete circle around the earth.

2. Women bleed.

3. You can fail at the thirty day challenge.

  Twice.

4. And Mrs. Flinger Finally Gets Around To Her Post-BlogHer BrewHAHA post.

  Finally.

First, I want to say a huge, gigantic, fabulous, big, wonderful shoutout to Johnson and Johnson for their fabulous give-away. I was one of the lucky winners in the BlogHer Travel Sweepstakes. I honestly don’t know what I’d have done without them. The contacts there are so wonderfully kind and helpful and I just need to shout out to Read more

A few projects 01/Sep/2009

#She's Gone Geek Again

I’ve been working with the Design Tramps to pump out a few projects recently. As my graphic pimps, I’m their sexy code whore. (Which, having typed that should really should get me the type of awesome, high quality traffic that is probably looking to hire a web developer who puts out. Sigh.)

A few of the most recent projects include, but are not limited to:

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Guess what I did last summer 31/Aug/2009

#She's Gone Geek Again

So look, yea, I know, it’s sort of a sickness. I’m going to need a 12 step program for NOT CHANGING MY BLOG.

But not today.

I thought I’d play with a few ideas I had and literally took 4 hours to redo the whole shibang here. I utilized a template pack from EE Templates to integrate my existing configurations and added in a dash of my own flavor. The result is a major overhaul in roughly the time it takes to watch three Northern Exposures (the theme of the font in title and nav)

You’ll also see the main part of the site is updated with a rotating “What’s coming up this week” feature.

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