All Mamas have to balance caring for the kids, work, keeping house, school activities and conferences, time for the marriage, shaving ones legs to refrain from being mistaken for The Yeti, etc., etc., etc.  It’s an exhausting schedule that we try to keep in our society. 

Add a child with special needs to the mix.  Then you must balance the engaging of the stimming child with the ever insistent demands of The Loudon, school activities and conferences, iep meetings, research on getting an advocate to fight for good education placement for next year because next year’s classroom sucks, o.t., p.t., speech, social skills classes, how to teach a 6 year-old hyperlexic savant that is not fluent in English yet and has the attention span of a puppy….breathe…saying sayonara to the marriage, and really laughing hard at the thought of shaving ones legs – not caring at all if small children are frightened by The Yeti appearance. 

However, to avoid my PICA suffering boy from ingesting harmful and disgusting unidentifiable matter, Mama have to do the vacuum!

Enter my new fav soldier in the line of time management….



Ahhh, just looking at him makes me sigh with content.  Isn’t he handsome?  He cleans, he isn’t a picky eater, he does his job when I need him to, and he’s very low maintenance.

The best part about him – he plays with the kids, too!  Ronan and Loudon took turns dancing with him across the entire apartment!  And when they were done, the house was clean, and the handsome one went back on standby waiting for me to call on him again!  It’s brilliance.

So, if you are having trouble doing the balancing act, I recommend that you get one right now on ebay – he’s reasonably priced at $40!

Don’t be fooled by those slick damn SHARK sweepers, either!  While they may be more of the pretty boy, they will leave you in the dust!  I went through two of them in 6 months!  Sorry, but Mama needs a sturdy, reliable MAN – and you do, too!!

**Honorable mention goes to THE PANASONIC WET/DRY ELECTRIC RAZOR**


Now, she is a faithful girlfriend that will tell you when you really need to start caring about the fact that you are resembling The Yeti.  She will also quickly remove all of the hair from your legs, armpits and other areas if you ever want to have you some frisky times!  This is very nice of her, and she will do it for you in the name of all the sisters in the world – unlike some unnamed sisters who have their esthetician’s license yet refuse to give you a bikini wax because they like to be difficult *cough* TRACY *cough*  (Seriously, you can’t really still be traumatized by watching me give birth to Ro seven years ago.  Break out the wax, sista!!)

Find this true friend on amazon.com for about $30, and say goodbye to your Yeti days!

I think I may have to make this a daily post of things that make Mama’s life easier…