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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), a 9 year old boy who finds out how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she is taken by…

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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 mind it so much. Disclosure: I received a free coupon and compensation from Collective Bias in exchange for my blog post….

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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 thought it would be a perfect idea to welcome visitors to Washington DC with water, snacks and $1 bills for…

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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 homemade cards from my kids (including one from my oldest daughter telling me she is going to clean and cook…

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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 was by no means “normal.” Nicky’s Birth Story I was having contractions and the doctor wanted me in the hospital…

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