Friday, September 21, 2007

Maybe instead of "Coffee Mamas" we should be "Sharks and Shooters"...

We went out for our weekly Girl'sNight Out and lucky us...Ladies Shoot Pool for FREE on Wednesday nights! LOL! It was fun to get out and do something that was not mommy-ish. Above: Elizabeth
Below: Shelly


Above: Gina, Below: Margaret
Just hanging out like we own the place. he..he..

Monday, September 10, 2007

Husbands Do Less Housework

International Survey Shows Married Men Do Less Housework Than Their Wives
By Jennifer Warner
WebMD Medical News
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

Aug. 29, 2007 -- It may not come as a shock to most couples, but a new study shows that men, especially married men, do less housework than women.

Researchers surveyed 17,000 men and women in 27 countries, including the U.S. The survey shows that men did an average of about nine and a half hours of housework per week compared with an average of more than 21 hours per week among women.

But even more noteworthy, researchers say, is that married men did significantly less housework than men who lived with their girlfriends but were not married.

Those results suggest that marriage as an institution may have an effect on how people behave in a relationship.

"Marriage as an institution seems to have a traditionalizing effect on couples -- even couples who see men and women as equal," researcher Shannon Davis of George Mason University says in a news release.

Men Don’t Do Dishes

In the study, published in the Journal of Family Issues, researchers compared the division of household labor among married and cohabitating (unmarried) couples.

The survey was conducted in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S.

Overall, men reported performing 32% of total housework and women reported 74%. The results were based on how much housework each participant said they did, and only one member of each couple was questioned.

Men and women in Sweden, Norway, and Finland reported the most equitable division of housework, and these countries had the highest percentage of cohabitating couples in the study.

Researchers say couples with an egalitarian view of gender are more likely to share housework equally, but the results showed that even couples who viewed each other as equal partners did not share the housework equally.

Instead, the results suggest that marriage changes the division of household labor among couples.

"Our research suggests that couples across many countries are influenced by similar factors when deciding how to divide the housework," says Davis. "It's the way the society has defined what being married means, the institution itself, that affects behavior."

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Prim and Pampered Consignment Store (beside Via Capp) will open on Tues at 10am. They are also buying stuff on Monday and then will buy stuff again in a few weeks. They gave me a great deal. $180 for 4 boxes of clothes. Then I took some movies and toys and they gave me another $15!! Head over there on Monday and drop your stuff off if you are interested. They are taking all seasons of clothing right now.

I walked around and looked and their prices seem very reasonable as well. I'm excited that there's another resale shop in town! Can't you tell?

Saturday, September 8, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ZACHARY!!

HE'S TWO TODAY!
(And he can eat twice his age in Turkey Hot Dogs. Yes, he had 4 for dinner tonight! Mor, Mor....)

Friday, September 7, 2007

Correction

You know, it sucks to have our hands smacked, even as adults! Figuratively speaking, of course. I got in trouble today for sending out an email to my LLL Leaders that report to me. I was trying to be thoughtful and send them that Chick-Fil-A Coupon and evidently someone told my "higher up" that I was sending junk mail. Lovely. I was trying to be nice.

So, now my pride is hurt. In hind-sight I should not have sent it, but it wasn't really junk, right? Anyway, it sucks to have someone correct you...even once. I wonder how my kids feel all day long being corrected for almost every over-sight. Yeah, when things like this happen it really puts us in our places. Ughh...

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Bowling!


If you missed Girl's Night Out last week, you missed some fun!


Ok, so I won't share our scores, but we all did pretty good considering it had been ages since any of us had bowled. Here are some pics of Margaret doin' her thang.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Love you Margaret!

We just wanted to let you know that we love you and are thinking of you. Please let us know if you need anything. Lots of Hugs, Kisses and Prayers...

Love,
~The CoffeeMamas~

Monday, September 3, 2007

Happy Labor Day!
What are we doing this week? Volleyball starts this week for Shelly and John on Thursday. And with Cheerleading and Church our schedule is getting kinda busy. I am free Tues night or Friday night this week. If ya'll want to get together another night that's fine with me. Just let me know when you are free!!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Got A Joke For Ya!

This is too funny!

How many in a religious denomination does it take to change a light bulb?


Charismatic : Only 1. Hands are already in the air.

Pentecostal : 10. One to change the bulb, and nine to pray against the spirit of darkness.

Presbyterians : None. Lights will go on and off at predestined times.

Roman Catholic : None. Use candles only.

Baptists : At least 15. One to change the light bulb, and three committees to approve the change and decide who brings the potato salad and fried chicken

Episcopalians : 3. One to call the electrician, one to mix the drinks and one to talk about how much better the old one was.

Mormon : 5. One man to change the bulb, and four wives to tell him how to do it.

Unitarians : We choose not to make a statement either in favor of or against the need for a light bulb. However, if in your own journey you have found that light bulbs work for you, you are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about your light bulb for the next Sunday service, in which we will explore a number of light bulb traditions, including incandescent, fluorescent, 3-way, long-life and tinted, all of which are equally valid parts to luminescence.

Methodists : Undetermined. Whether your light is bright, dull, or completely out, you are loved. You can be a light bulb, turnip bulb , or tulip bulb. Bring a bulb of your choice to the Sunday lighting service and a covered dish to pass.

Nazarene : 6. One woman to replace the bulb while five men review church lighting policy.

Lutherans : None. Lutherans don't believe in change.

Amish : What's a light bulb?