Kick Off Your Summer with Sid the Science Kid Backyard Campout

Tomorrow is the last day of school for my kids. I am as excited about it as my kids are. I LOVE the summer. Sleeping in, hanging out at the pool, taking walks after dinner, going to the beach and maybe even a campout! Sid the Science Kid is kicking off summer with a backyard[…]

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The Kind Of Mom I Am In Less than 100 Words

…in 100 words or less! “This too shall pass.” Abraham Lincoln. Some lessons need to be learned and not taught. Do As I Say and Not As I do! Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, he eats for the rest of his life. Do unto others,[…]

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Parents of Special Needs Kids, It’s Not My Story to Tell

I was catching up on NBC’s Parenthood during my morning run (on treadmill) and I was brought to tears during a scene with the mother of special needs kids that hit way too close to home. Being the parent of special needs kids is different. I don’t like to use the word hard because raising kids[…]

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Ocean Pictures

I have been away at a family funeral this past week. It’s always weddings and funerals that bring families together. However, Facebook has kept me closer to my family and I love that. Here are a few pictures from our last week. All of us dressed up for the funeral. Beach pics. We went down[…]

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Kristi Yamaguchi’s Dream Big, Little Pig Encourages Children to Go For Gold #Spon

Kristi Yamaguchi, the Olympic Figure Skating Champion, debuted her children’s book, Dream Big, Little Pig! (Amazon affiliate link). As a child I wanted to be an ice skater (or gymnast) every 4 years after watching the graceful figure skaters on the ice. My girls now have dreams of being singers and dancers. This is a[…]

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Celebrating Disney’s Mars Needs Moms Opening

Disney’s Mars Needs Moms movie comes out this Friday (March 11, 2011). My kids have been waiting for this movie for months. My younger son turns 8 on Sunday, so for his birthday we are taking a few kids to see Mars Needs Moms (Fandango). Mars Needs Moms Mars Needs Moms is about Milo (Seth Green),[…]

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Weekly Grocery Shopping, Lunch & Special Treat #31days #Spon

Grocery shopping is one of those tasks that I dread before I do it, but once I am there, I enjoy the alone time. I think my dread comes from the years that I was taking 4 little kids with me to do the shopping. But now that I can do it alone, I don’t[…]

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Giving $1 Bills For Do Good Day Is Difficult And Fun

Today I had the pleasure of going to downtown Washington DC with 5 local mom bloggers and all our kids for Do Good Day. We had @ParentopiaDevra, @MammaLoves, @JessicaAPISS, @JusticeFergie, @GoonSquadSarah and me (@ScrappinMichele) plus our 11 kids. For the past few weeks, it has been very hot and sticky and really dry so we[…]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

This is my 14th Mother’s Day. Hard to believe. I remember that I could not wait to hear my first child call me Mom. It was so exciting to hear that for the first time. Now, after 4 kids, I cringe when I hear “MOOOOOMMMMMMYYYYY.” My day started with breakfast in bed and lots of[…]

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Happy Birthday Nicky!

Seven years ago today, I had one of the biggest scares of my life. The reality that something could go wrong during a birth. I had 2 pretty normal pregnancies and births with my first 2 kids. My pregnancy with my 3rd was pretty normal too other than being really REALLY tired. But his birth[…]

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