Inventing resources

Ideas come at the strangest time.  I am disillusioned with the whole inventing process in case you haven’t noticed that I haven’t blogged anything for a year.  I am selling product, but not doing anything else regarding products.  Until last night while I was falling asleep.  I do not want another product, and cannot afford another product, but I am going to go out today and see if I can find materials to make a prototype.  This product is an {Read More}

Went to a casting call for an inventor tv show

I went to a casting call yesterday in San Diego for a PBS tv show that they are starting the second season of.  It is called “Everyday Edisons”.  It was a very good experience overall, even though they did not pick me as one of their inventors.  Every one involved was very nice.  The day was filled with a lot of waiting my turn, but we kept busy talking to other inventors who are in the same position.  Their website is {Read More}

mothers should get paid $134,121 salary

Here is a news story about how much mothers should get paid for doing all of the jobs that they do.  Here is a site where you can actually calculate how much you would get paid for what you do in your area, adjusted for the cost of living in your area, and what you specifically do. **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a couple of dollars if {Read More}

The secret to organizing

I guess I haven’t really found the secret to organizing, but I do have some things that are necessary for me to stay organized.  The most important thing is time.  I have to block out certain times and designate those times to do certain things.  There is always something that needs to be done for my product, so I could keep every spare minute filled with working on that and never get anything else done.  I have to consciously tell {Read More}

Amazing what you can get done when you are up at 2:00am

I have been up since 2:00am this morning.  You ask why would any sane person do this?  The dogs woke me up.  They were running around the house like maniacs playing, and then I heard a bunch of chewing.  I checked on them, and there was chewed up kleenex all over the floor, and one of them had gotten my sunglasses off of the counter and chewed them to pieces.  I sent them outside for the rest of the night, {Read More}

Requirements to being a mom inventor

So, I should fill you in on some of the requirements to being a mom inventor.  For starters, you have to keep really odd hours.  In general, you work when the kids are asleep.  For some moms, this means staying up late.  I am a morning person, so for me this means getting up really early.  I am usually up by 4:00 am.  I have been up as early as 3:00 am.  It is a nice, quiet, peaceful time of {Read More}

techniques and tricks to handle diaper changing struggles

Babies naturally start fighting diaper changes when they get old enough to crawl and walk.  This is a normal stage of development.  It is not that they are fighting the actual changing of the diaper, they are fighting the restriction of doing what they want to do.  There are many ways to handle this, and some babies are more compliant than others.  The more compliant babies will settle down with a few tricks.  The less compliant ones may require the {Read More}