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I know that I was lost for a bit in my crazy Alaska life…

But then I was found!  🙂 

Now I am beginning to wonder, “What in the world am I doing?”


This week was so calm at work, what to do with myself only working full-time this week?  Guess I was bored, so my friend Rachael & I decided to mix things up a bit!  We went to look at a store front space for The Stash!!!! 

I am beginning to believe if you want something done, you just have to do it yourself and MAKE it happen! 

The space, it is rough, but nothing that a little paint & elbow grease can’t take care of!  Right?  Paint, the perfect cover for all things dingy.  There is a window to the street though, and all utilities are paid!  Woo Hoo…  That is big up here where our fuel bills keep getting higher & higher. 

So now, I need to finish up the Business Plan, see who would like to partner in this venture, find artists/craftsman to consign & seek out a small grant/loan to kick start this business.  (I am actually a nervous wreck about this!)

Could we actually be in business by June 1st?  Or should it be later?

How does one know if this is the right step to take?  Do we just jump off that cliff and see if we crash or soar?

Whew, back to work for now! 


This is intense…  I am fully aware that I am not a ‘cutting edge’ mama, but who knew about this group?  Have you heard of them?  See what happens when you eliminate television from your household (yes it has been 18 months now)?  Things like this happen & I am caught completely unaware! 

The Alpha Mom, even the title sounds scary to me.  I have posted several links at the bottom for your own reading pleasure, but the gist of the Alpha Mom is one who ‘can’ do everything!  Apparently these mothers don’t starve themselves like in Stressorexia.  🙂 Now to the good stuff.  From what I gathered Alpha Moms are:

…becoming a marketing phenomenon. Alpha Moms are educated, tech-savvy, Type A moms with a common goal: mommy excellence. She is a multi-tasker. She is kid-centric. She is hands-on. She may or may not work outside the home, but at home, she views motherhood as a job that can be mastered with diligent research.

…An Alpha Mom typically has money to spend, and — key for marketers — she is, as the label implies, a leader of the pack who influences how other moms spend.

Is there anyone out there that finds this a bit disturbing?  There are entire marketing campaigns geared towards mothers to ‘buy’ stuff (cars, games, electronics, appliances, etc.).  My question is, is it stuff that they have to have or just want?  Also, are we just creating a culture of kids who say “I want….” 

Now I am all for networking, do it daily as a matter of fact.  But most of my information that I am passing a long is contact/direction based.  Who has the best camps for kids?  What preschool would you recommend? 

My mind is muddled now as to ‘if’ I have become one of them… If so, I am still waiting to hear from Toyota!  🙂  I drive a Toyota Sienna and this is the BEST family/kid friendly auto out there, I LOVE mine…  There now does that make me an official Alpha Mom?  Hee Hee Hee

I Took The Handmade Pledge!