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Useful Whimsy

Get great ideas and helpful information from Rachel Vanderveen, with a bit of whimsy on the side.

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On Considering a Vasectomy and Other Inappropriate Topics for My Business Blog

You Know It's Time for a Vasectomy When...Well the time has come and after having a small army of children, we are finally starting to throw around the big “V,” word. It’s probably harder for me. I’m the one with the glowing ovaries who smells the scalp of a newborn, and feels an uncontrollable urge to steal it and raise it as my own. However, deep down, I know it’s time…This crazy train has to end. As we’ve been carefully considering this big, huge decision we’ve had a lot of Jeff Foxworthy moments which I would like to now share with you. Feel free to post your own in the comments.

If you have had to implore more than one child at a time to stop licking things on a plane ride more times than you can count on 2

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Induction cooktopIt was the hardest break up I’ve ever been through. I never thought I could be so in love, and when things finally came crumbling apart, I was in shock, and I still am in many ways. On the day that we moved out, I took one last look at my gas stove, and although we had so many wonderful meals together, and it was the first stove to make me feel like a real chef, we had just grown apart, and we wanted different things. I wanted a mess-free dinner experience, and my gas stove was still stuck on banana flambés, and doing white-wine cream sauce reductions. I felt like it wasn’t really supportive of me when I had to make KD every now and then. I couldn’t take the judgement anymore.

I’ll never forget the first time I locked eyes with my induction cooktop. It

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