Planning For Our Thanksgiving Feast

Hey everyone. You know this is the very first year I have not one item for our Thanksgiving feast? Usually I have some of the Thanksgiving essentials weeks before but this year is different. I'm too busy.  I'm too tired. And I'm too "unscheduled" (is that even a word? lol) as of yet.  I haven't found the right balance of working, blogging and motherhood but I'm hopeful. I know I will soon find it. But right now it's time for me to get down and dirty and figure out what our … [Read more...]

How the Monkey Bars Are Making My Daughter Feel Fat…at 6 Years Old!

I don't know what it is in this day and age that more and more little girls everywhere are calling themselves fat. Is it society's fault? Is it the parent's fault? No! Apparently it's the monkey bars fault! Well, in this case. Yesterday my daughter came home from school, gave me her usual daily after-school kiss and hug and asked me a question that I was not prepared for. "Mommy, how do you get skinny fast?" I was dumbfounded. Where did this come from? Did her … [Read more...]

Just One More Day

That's it. Summer has come to an end. And just like that school is about to begin -- just one more day. What are we doing today? Getting everything ready to have a successful morning and rest of the week. Brand new clothes gave been washed (don't like kids wearing new clothes without laundering), bookbags are stocked with all the essentials and too much more (why do teachers ask for SO MUCH? wipes, dry erase markers, 12 glue sticks, 3 dozen pencils - are the kids supplying for the whole … [Read more...]

Ramblings: Do You Know Who I like More?

That was the question that started a conversation between my six-year-old and I in my bedroom - "Do you know who I like more?" You know the saying, there's always a child a parent "likes" more than the other(s)?  Well, as for me, that's not true. I love/like all my kids the same but differently because that's what they are -- different. Apparently my 6-year-old, my baby -- the one I carried for 9 months, likes one parent more than the other. The reason: I don't give into her requests for … [Read more...]

Phone Post: How Do You Do It?

As a mom of three, I'm often asked this question; how do you do it? How do you handle three kids? I have one and I go crazy. Please tell me there's a magic way of raising sweet children and having them stay that way. Sorry Charlie, there is no magic way, magic pill or anything that I do to raise my three kids. I just do it. Most days I have no idea how I got here or what I did to have my kid on the honor roll or how my son's favorite vegetable is broccoli (I hate broccoli). My kids are now … [Read more...]

I Think I Got Rid Of The Nasty Little Virus.

That's it. I've had it! I just finished spraying a half-can of Lysol in my whole house while the windows were opened to finally get rid of that nasty little virus that has been ruining our lives for the past 5 days. Just when I thought I was feeling better than BAM - it hit me again.  The way I felt these past several days I would never wish that upon my worse enemy (not saying I do have enemies - don't even know, don't care).  It was the worst feeling ever.  Not being able to care for my … [Read more...]

I’m So Tired Of Being Sick

Cough, sneeze, sniff, sniff. That's what I've been doing for the past few days. I'm so tired of being sick. Before leaving to Orlando, I had just got over a cold that lasted about two weeks. My 6 year old got over an ear infection just 3 days before leaving. While in Orlando, m husband told me our daughter was sick in bed with fever and a bad cough. Oh no! What a way to make a mom feel good while having fun at Disney.  I felt terrible but was so relieved that hubby held down the fort … [Read more...]

A Short Story: Happy Birthday To My Little Souvenir

Two birthdays this week has got me crazy busy getting things just right for my little girls. After six years, I still can't believe I have 2 kids with birthdays that are only three days apart.  And to think my doctor wanted my little souvenir to be born on March 7th. Was he insane?  We have a daughter who's birthday falls on March 7th so choosing our baby's birthday was not easy. You may be asking why would we choose our daughter's birthday? Well since I had major complications with my first … [Read more...]

A Short Story: Happy Birthday To My First Daughter.

Twelve year ago, in Yonkers NY, I went into labor with my second child.  It was after dinner when I started feeling cramps and at that moment, I knew right away what that meant. So I called my doctor and he told me to come to the hospital.  When my husband and I got to the hospital (St. Johns Riverside Hospital), they checked me in and gave me a room and a robe.  They connected me with the fetal monitors and all that jazz around my belly and checked to see if I was dilated. Nurses said it … [Read more...]

Bloggers Share Their Best and Worst Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is 4 days away. Are you ready? :) I hope so. A few days ago I sent out an email to some bloggers and friends and I asked them if they wanted to share their best & worst Valentine's Day. I didn't get 14 responders like I had planned but at least I got a good list for you to read.  The first thing I want to say is that this post was inspired by the lovely Jai from (we first met at message boards) where she's doing something a bit different at … [Read more...]