Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful young daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.
Kyla and I go to the Franklin Public Library often. She used to love going there even more until someone had the brilliant idea to move the kitchen play area behind closed doors instead of being fully accessible for all kids at all times. But I digress.
Last week, Disney changed its dress code to allow male employees to wear beards (with restrictions.) It seems like the liberals, hippies, and the multi-tattooed-and-pierced set are having a field day with this “news item.” Until a change in 2010, women were required to wear pantyhose with skirts which also caused quite a stir. I’ll give you that Orlando-area heat in the summer is less than pleasant. But here’s the thing: If you want to work for the Mouse, then you follow his rules. No one is forcing you to become a cast member.
I don’t know which one of us enjoys the Sprout channel more: me, or Kyla. She loves it for her favorite characters Angelina Ballerina, Chica, Kipper, and Poppy Cat. I love it because the themes and messages are about sharing, being truthful, and helping one another. The shows are gentle & kind, educational, and generally don’t get on my nerves. As I have said before, the only two channels she gets to watch are PBS and Sprout.
If you are not a regular Gawker I promise you by the end of this blog, you will be.
So what happened to SAINT Valentine’s Day?
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Kevin & I have a very old-fashioned relationship when it comes to running our household. He takes care of the man-chores like cutting the grass & shoveling the snow, and I take care of fun tasks like laundry & cleaning. Even when I was working full time, I was still in charge of all things domestic. (We do enjoy making meals together when grilling is involved though. Then it becomes a family affair.) However, MY full time job was ONE full time job that rarely required me to work over 40 hours. HIS full time work schedule includes his 40-hour-a-week stint PLUS part-time responsibilities such as scoring & timing for Milwaukee Public School athletics, Public Announcing for college athletics, weekly appearances on MPTV’s InterCHANGE, and guest hosting on WISN radio. Realistically the only time I can count on seeing him weekday evenings is during the summer.
Are you hosting your own Oscars party tonight? Many of my favorite party planning & entertaining blogs have been posting great ideas on how to have your own fabulous red carpet soiree. (Leave it to the one and only Amy Atlas to have the most incredible ideas!)
It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of PETA. Besides the fact that I am a proud omnivore, I think many times these “animal rights activists” do more harm than good for their (supposed) cause.