Daily Archives: 11 January, 2008

Random Mommy Tips

Okay, these are tips that I’ve learned. Not great, or world-problem-solving, but they work for me.

  • Do not force potty training. They fight it, HARD, and you’re doing more work than you have to
  • Even if the clothes don’t match, let the child have a say in what he/she is wearing. It makes life so much easier
  • While I wouldn’t say to cater to your child’s particular eating habits, don’t force them to eat something you don’t even eat yourself. Dad did that with us with liver *gag*
  • Pick your battles, and try not to scream constantly. You’ll give yourself an ulcer, or something
  • Last but not least, smother them with hugs and kisses while you can. They grow up so fast, and eventually, that’ll embarrass them, and you’ll regret the time you didn’t take

Now, discuss 😛

Can I have a Mac?

I think I found a Mac that I’d really like to have. Josh would so totally pass out from the cost of the laptop, but man, oh man, totally gorgeous!!


  • 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 4GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM – 2x2GB
  • 250GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
  • Superdrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Keyboard/Mac OS – U.S. English
  • iWork ’08 pre-installed
  • Final Cut Express pre-installed
  • Aperture 1.5 pre-installed
  • Logic Express pre-installed
  • 1-year basic membership
  • AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook – Auto-enroll
  • AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth

The price: $3,593.95

I guess that makes the HP look so much better, even as a laptop:

Operating system
Upgrade to Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)

AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-68 (2.4 GHz, 512KB+512KB L2 Cache)

17.0" WXGA+ High-Definition Ultra HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1440 x 900)

4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)

Graphics Card
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS

HP Imprint Finish (Radiance) + Webcam + Microphone

Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth

Hard Drive
500GB 5400RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (250GB x 2)

Primary CD/DVD Drive
HD DVD ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer

TV & Entertainment Experience
$30 OFF HP ExpressCard Digital/Analog TV Tuner!!

Primary Battery
High Capacity 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

Productivity Software
Microsoft(R) Works 9.0

Mobile Stereo Earbud Headphones (2 pair)

Easy Vista migration
Belkin Vista Migration Cable

HP extended service plans
3-year HP Accidental Damage Protection with Pick Up and Return

Cost: $2,861.96