Friday, August 2, 2019

Random Tid Bits

  1. Is it just me, or do you find vans/trucks creepy that have no back windows? I just think about the show Dexter. I picture things like dead bodies, drugs, kidnappings, and/or sex slaves being hidden away from everyone in there.

    Never happy cargo thoughts. They probably have drugs people actually need medically, medical equipment, computers, tools, and other things that.

  2. Mica texted all annoyed because he had more to do on his list than Isaak did. He thought he should have a break. I kept texting him meme/gifs back. I'm his only Mother, so I don't have anyone to compete with to be his favorite Mother.

  3. Isaak gets braces on very soon! August 5th to be exact. He's not too excited about it, but he doesn't have enough room in his mouth for all his adult teeth. Does he really want to have teeth growing out of his top gums in the where his mouth starts to turn forever?

    Mica has some crowding in his bottom teeth, but it's not enough to warrant braces. It would cosmetic only.

    Did you have any mouth appliances? I had a retainer and braces.

  4. I positioned the students with their friends. It's not really a seating chart, just putting them with who they hang out with. Two came in because they saw we had things ready to go. They changed where they sitting. Never mind the girl's feelings who thinks she is their friend. Now there's no space for her in that same area.

  5. One of my Aunt's was telling Isaak, Mica and the rest of the kids their age that my Grandpa, which is their Great Grandpa is a superhero. Isaak's had his Great Grandparent's pictures in this frame, for awhile now. He got the photos when we went to go through my Grandpa's things before he moved to an assisted living home. My Grandma has been dead since Isaak was 4, so 7 years ago she passed away. Grandpa is 93.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Ultra Man Care - Premium Prostate Supplement Review

I've actually reviewed Ultra Man Care - Premium Prostate Supplement before, and thought this was a different brand. Nope! It's the same brand made by Zen Naturally. That's not a negative thing. It's worked well. I really think with pills it's hard to tell if they make a difference, if you haven't been on them for awhile.


1. Increase Urine Flow - Saw Palmetto enhanced complex blend comes with both powders and extracts, vitamins & minerals to provide maximum benefits.

My husband has talked to the doctor about this. It's very common for urine flow to not be as steady for men as they get older.

2. It Helps Men to Get More Sleep and Stop Waking Up Every Night - Minimizes or Stops those frustrating nightly bathroom trips that wake you up.

My husband doesn't really have a problem getting up. If anyone, it's me and Isaak that get up. I drink a ton throughout the day. I'm supposed to because people with allergies and asthma need to. I wake up a lot to go to the bathroom. Isaak's just not as good of a sleeper, since last school year.

3. Spend Time Doing What You Love - Enjoy time with family and friends or doing activities that you love. Outdoors here you come! Movies no problem. Don’t miss the conversation over dinner or drinks because you need to find a bathroom all the time.

Again no problems needing to go all the time.

4. Perfect Gift for the Man in Your Life - There is no better gift in life than your health. Help him stay as healthy as possible. Safely Support Prostate Health with our 30 herb Premium Blend Prostate Supplements for men!

I don't think Travis agrees. When he saw that I had another bottle...He's like, "Really!?" But I do care about him.

5. Healthier Hair - An extract of saw palmetto may block 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT. DHT is the molecule responsible for hair loss and also is involved in the enlargement of the prostate.

Travis' hair seems fine. He was blessed with no one in his family loosing it very young. Knock on wood!

Where to Get it:

You can get it on Amazon for $15.99 $15.19:


The bottle came protected. It had a sealed plastic wrap that went over the cap. There was a foam cover on the inside. It was in a bubble wrap envelope.

On Amazon it does show a box. I do think that should come off the Amazon picture. Both times I've gotten this there was no box. I'm glad because I don't feel like there needs to be one.

There does seem to be ample room in the container for more pills, or they could package it in a smaller container.

The pills are standard sized, and easy to take.

Do you take any pills regularly? 

Disclaimer: I got this product for free or a discounted price in order to help with this review. All opinions are my own. 

Light Rail Transit

My boys have only been on a subway when we went to Chicago when they were 4 and almost 7, and this summer when we went to Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

We used to have to hold them back. They did understand that they couldn't be anywhere near the blue pad.

New All Over Again

When we went on the Light Rail Transit in Minneapolis and Saint Paul it was like it was new all over again to them.

They didn't try and out run the train. They were excited though. 

Isaak longed to stand. Most of the time Travis said, "Sit your butt down! People only stand if they have to!"

So he sat in the back, as far from us and he could get. 

Mica didn't care where he sat, as long as it was away from Isaak. 

If there were people that were a little mentally unstable we made them each sit with us. As my sister describes it: Mentally unstable people are very similar to stable people (whatever that is). They just say what they are thinking out loud. Stable people keep their thoughts mostly to themselves. 

Mica usually picks to sit next to Travis, and Isaak usually picks to sit next to me. 

Funny Story:

One day we had cheese burgers for breakfast. You kind of do what you have to when you're camping. Food won't keep forever. 

We were all sitting around the fire. Travis asks Mica, "Do you want bacon on your cheeseburger?" Mica said, "Yes please." He grabbed the bacon, and put it on top of his cheeseburger bun. Mica's totally an airhead, but super smart in school. We all looked at his cheeseburger with bacon balancing on his bun, and could not stop laughing. 

This is them laughing once again about the cheeseburger with balancing bacon.

Do you have a subway where you live? We don't have one in Omaha, Nebraska, or in Kansas City, Missouri. I miss being able to hop on them. When I lived in Atlanta, Georgia I only rode busses and Marta - their subway. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

WW: Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum @weismanart {Linky}

The last art museum we visited in Minnesota was Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum. It's part of the University of Minnesota.




Monday Closed
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10-5
Wednesday 10-8
Saturday, Sunday 11-5

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

This piece was really pretty interesting. I just wish I could have captured it better. The glasses were mirrors. You could see yourself in them.

Nap Time

They had an installation of mats people could lay on. My boys totally took advantage of that. Travis in particular keeps vacations packed. Good because we see more. Not so good because we get to places before they even open up. Ha! This was the last museum, and they were museumed out.

I had to practically yank them off those mats. They also get assholeish to each other. They were kicking each other.

If Only Fishes Were Wishes

I took pictures of the fish mainly for my sister-in-law that loves to fish.

This one took up a whole room:

A wood frame with glass and paint.

Wood Pieces:

Blue Girl:

I was a little bummed because I know I took a photo of Isaak posing with this blue girl. Then I couldn't find it. Possibly I took too many photos, and deleted the wrong one. I was annoyed with myself. He was so odd about nudes. This one he embraced. I guess it looks a little like she's wearing clothes. Her boobs are there - in your face.

Chickens in Cages:

It's a little hard to see in the full piece, so I took shots of this one with the full piece, a closer up shot, and a really closer up shot.

Lost Them:

At this point I think I said, "Travis they are your sons right now. I'm done with them." They weren't bad, just annoying each other every minute. Fighting over who got which bench, who should have their head on which side, and so on. I can tell by the smile on Isaak's face that he was the punk that started it all.

Melvin Smith:

I took a lot of photos of Melvin Smith's work. I liked it to much. He makes buildings and houses, photographs them, and adds them to his collages.

Some of the buildings and houses:


They did have a whole room of old Disney and fairytale postcards. I took a few photos, but opted not to post them. They were each framed and under glass. I had to shoot them all at an angle to not get reflections or blinding light spots from the lights. Then I'd have to straighten them all out in Photoshop. I'm not a huge fan of Disney. I kind of think they run the world. They own ABC. They capitalize on everything they can by making sequels like crazy and real looking movies off of animated looking movies. Not to say I don't love some of their movies. I just have a love hate relationship with them. My sisters begged for me to go to Disney World, and I said, "Umm Nope!" I think I'd rather go camping.


When we were done looking, we went to a room off to the side that was fairly empty to charge our phones and my camera battery. I seriously think there should be charging stations at museums and malls. Kind of like how there's a check in for coats, bags and umbrellas. It didn't dawn on me until this trip how great a battery station would be!


While we waited there was a great view on the inside, and outside.

What was the last art museum that you visited? 

Disclaimer: This is not a paid review. I got no compensation, for writing this post. All opinions are my own. 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Bored? Solve These Mind-Boggling Puzzles!


You have finished all your chores for the day. You are at home. You cleaned yesterday, so there is nothing left messy. You did the laundry this morning. You completed the work you brought home from your school or office. That TV series that you were watching? The seek pointer just swept past the last seconds on the finale episode. And now, there is absolutely nothing left to do. Are you bored? Can't find anything to do? Why do you not entertain your brain with these mind-boggling puzzles? Put on your thinking caps. Let us get your thought train running!

1. Captured By Pirates! 


This one is a classic prisoner-hat riddle. Imagine you are a captured pirate on an enemy ship. Nine of your comrades are also there, bound with ropes. The enemy pirate captain is in a playful mood and wants to kill you and your friends for sport. "You can save yourselves if you win a game!" he says. Eager to save your lives, you agree. The rules of the game are thus. You and your ten friends have to wear a pirate cap on your head, which will be either black or white. You are all supposed to line up height-wise and face forwards, such that everyone in the line can only see the caps of all the people in front of themselves. You cannot see your cap, and you cannot turn back or break the line. You will save your life only if at least nine out of ten of your friends guess the color of their cap right. The pirates give you five minutes to come up with an idea. If you fail, you will have to jump off the deck of the ship into the sea. How will you save yourself and your friends?

Answer Ahead:

The tallest person at the end of the line can see the caps of all his shorter friends standing height-wise in front of him. So he can pass some information on to his friends. This information should be whether the number of black colored caps he sees in front of him is odd or even. "Black" could mean an odd number, and "white" could mean even. Let's say that the tallest guy says that he saw an even number of black caps. If the next guy counts an odd number of black colored caps in front of him, he can deduce that he has a black cap too that makes the number even! Otherwise, if he sees an even number of black colored caps, he can safely say that his cap is white. In this way, one by one, everyone can guess the color of their caps very easily!

2. Prison Break


The police arrested you based on a false complaint registered by your nasty neighbor Betsy. Now you are in a jail cell. Your trial is not for another week. This cell is dingy. It smells horrible. Your cell doesn’t even have tiles; it has a mud floor. You can also spot a plate and spoon for your daily meals. There is an open window on the left wall, but it is so high that it is out of your reach. Due to some repair work in progress, the repairmen leave a shovel in your cell every night. One night a fire breaks out in the jail and you are on your own. You cannot use the shovel to tunnel out of the cell because the fire will reach you before you can finish the tunnel. How will you escape?

Answer Ahead:

You can use the shovel to create a pile of mud under the window. You can climb that mud mound to reach the window and jump out through it. Did you guess it right?

3. Poisonous Pills


A serial killer offers ten of his captives a choice. If they make the right decision, they will live. There are two pills and a glass of water on the table in front of each victim. They must eat one of the two pills on the table. The serial killer promises to ingest whichever pill they do not choose. He tells them all that one of the two pills is poisonous. All of the captives eat one of the two pills, and they all die. How did the serial killer make them all choose the wrong pill? Was he really taking the half odds?

Answer Ahead:

The serial killer is smart. He did not risk his life at a fifty percent chance. He poisoned the water in the glass. The pills were harmless! So when all the captives took the pills with the water, they dropped dead before the serial killer had to ingest his pill.

4. Whodunit?


The rich people with villas in the city center woke up to a piece of shocking news this morning. There has been a cruel murder upstate. The crime scene has been left mostly undisturbed. The housemaid Chelsea found Mrs. Waltham's body on Sunday when she returned from a week-long vacation in Barbados. You are the detective the rich people hired to find out who the murderer was. When you reach the crime scene, you see unopened mailbox overflowing with envelopes. There are a couple of bottles of milk and an unread newspaper from Wednesday on the door. The window of the upper bedroom is broken. The house is very clean, except for a set of footprints that originated at the open window. Who killed Mrs. Waltham?

Answer Ahead:

The newspaper delivery man killed her. The last newspaper delivered was on Wednesday, and he did not deliver any newspapers after that because he knew that Mrs. Waltham was dead, having murdered her himself after breaking-in through the upstairs window.

How many of these answers did you guess correctly? If you figured even two out of these four out, you are a genius! These riddles jog your brain and are an easy way to kill boggling riddles can be found here. So what are you waiting for, get your pen and paper out, jot down some clues and do some serious sleuthing!

Author Bio:

Rebecca Siggers is a Teacher and passionate writer. She enjoys writing about the Kids learning activities, Parenting tips, effects of Puzzles and Crosswords all around the globe. She has been working as a freelance writer for quite some time now. Through her writing, she hopes to influence as many people as possible to help kids grow their mental skills.

Disclaimer: This is a guest post. All written content was provided by Rebecca Siggers.


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