Showing posts from August, 2012

No Cell Phones Allowed

I continue to see children with cell phones. I'm talking young children, ages 5-13 years.
It's understandable that parents see this as a reassurance, a sort of lojack for their kids. In an era where every terrible thing that happens in the world is posted on the inter web then reposted a thousand times over on social networks, no wonder we are an era or paranoid parents. 

What's brought up this topic? My 10 year old daughter having several friends who own cell phones.  Darby has stated to me several times that she doesn't want one (or a car), we will see how long that lasts. My husband, Stephen, and I are in full agreement that 16 is the age we will allow it (and a tv in the room). Let's see if we stick to that in 6 years.  Having a teenager on the home front and seeing her co-dependency with her phone while accepting my own cell phone addiction, I can't imagine what kind of effects smart phones will have on the next generation. 
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Lady Time and Long Distance Bicycling, Hiking,...

For any guys out there who may actually start to read this post, pass it on to any woman you happen to have an open enough relationship with to hear, "I can't go on a 15+ mile ride! Because...y'know, I'm a woman." Or something close to that.
However you want to to word it, once a month being a lady sucks.
Here it is.
The Diva Cup.
The secret to surviving a long distance ride, hike or whatever without panic when your menstrual cycle makes its unwanted appearance.

This was not sent to me from the company, I have been using cups on and off for 9 years.
It's is a silicone bell shape. And yes it does go "in there" aka your vagina.

All hail the triangle.
The Diva holds one full ounce (30ml) of flowage, the average woman flows about 30-40ml per cycle.  What this means is you can wear the Diva for a maximum of 12hrs depending on your cycle.
I've been on 3+hr mountain bike rides, 20+mile family rides with no worries. And, you can still pee while wearing th…