The Honest Mommy

Uncensored thoughts on parenting & more

4-Point granola bar throwing off my day…..? January 4, 2011

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Normally for breakfast I have a Kashi TLC granola bar that counts as 2 Points (old Points system, not Points Plus). Recently, however, I bought several boxes of Planters Nutrition bars, which just barely come in at 4 Points. Perhaps I could count them as 3 Points or 3.5 Points. But in any case, having a 4-Point granola bar with breakfast seems to be really throwing off my day.

I guess I need to keep my head about me and not get so discouraged and thrown off by this.


How I get my dog to take her pill

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A few months ago, our vet gave our dog a prescription for what we affectionately call “pee pills.” These pills help to keep her from having incontinence accidents (urine), and fortunately they do make a big difference. Unfortunately, she hates the pills!

We tried and tried different ways to get her to take her pill, even grinding up the pill and mixing it into canned dog food (a real treat for her), but to no avail.

But  now, it seems that I have found a solution. Maybe this will be helpful for some else in a similar predicament.

1. Take two bacon-type dog treats. Mine are from an 87-cent bag of treats from Walmart.

2. Take a teaspoon or so of peanut butter and place it on one of the bacon treats.

3. Place the pill into the dollop of peanut butter, then place the other bacon treat on top, to make a “sandwich.”

4. Give treat to my dog, and gently use my hands to keep her mouth pointed upward while she chews and swallows the treat. This keeps her from dropping the “sandwich” on the floor and then eating only the parts she likes.


2010 in review January 2, 2011

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The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2010. That’s about 7 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 49 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 142 posts.

The busiest day of the year was May 26th with 182 views. The most popular post that day was My GTD Coordinator arrived!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,, WordPress Dashboard, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for gtd coordinator, sahm depression, sahm burnout, gtd coordinator review, and gtd for sahm.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


My GTD Coordinator arrived! August 2009
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SAHM Depression vs. SAHM Burnout August 2010


GTD and FlyLady: What they look like in my life right now September 2010


More thoughts on the GTD Coordinator April 2010


About January 2009