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  • Christmas Cards-
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    Christmas Card Chaos

    They are Christmas Cards not holiday cards. I’m not trying to exclude friends of other faiths.  I just think those who don’t celebrate Christmas wouldn’t waste their time sending out cards.  Some years I wish it was more like Hanukkah so I could have 8 days for the cards to arrive on time.  I do like receiving them, but it is a chore to get them out before Valentine’s Day. I remember helping my Grandmother with Christmas cards.  I got […]

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  • 6 Christmas presents you shouldn’t buy kids.

    6 Christmas presents you shouldn’t buy kids.

    These 6 Christmas presents should be avoided when buying for your kids or other peoples kids if you want to keep your sanity (drums) says Holly Wainwright. Source: 6 Christmas presents you shouldn’t buy kids.

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  • Do you follow the rules?

    The 10 Rules Of The Playground

     Do you follow the rules? The playground is the jungle of child development.  Each Mom is the matriarch of her pride.  Kids drink and play around a germ infested water fountain.  There’s a desert strewn with sandbox toys.  Your cubs hone their skills on the jungle gym.  Your child fits somewhere in the pecking order. It would be nice to turn them loose and let them wander freely on the savannah without getting trampled by an elephant, but that’s not […]

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  • From hopeless to hopeful: What I realized about my son’s future | BabyCenter Blog

    From hopeless to hopeful: What I realized about my son’s future | BabyCenter Blog

    I had lunch with a friend yesterday. We talked about our careers and what we’re currently working on, our husbands, upcoming birthday parties and vacations, and Source: From hopeless to hopeful: What I realized about my son’s future | BabyCenter Blog

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  • Tips On Halloween Scary Flicks

    Tips On Halloween Scary Flicks

    Do your little goblins insist they are old enough to watch Halloween scary flicks, but you’re not so sure? Watching scary movies is almost a right of passage when it comes to Halloween.   Kids’ scare level tolerate increases with age they often over estimate the amount of scare they are ready for.  This is especially true if they have older brothers and sisters who have no problem watching monster flicks.  Every kid wants to feel like a big kid, […]

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  • Mom’s Hunt For The Hard To Find Toy

    Mom’s Hunt For The Hard To Find Toy

     You know that toy- Each year, especially around the holidays, Mom’s go nuts trying to find that toy.  You know, the one your kid wants and you start out thinking okay that will do.  As your search starts you discover everyone wants that toy or that particular toy factory burned down somewhere in China and now there will never be new versions of that particular toy.   The price of that toy sky rockets.  People are selling them on Ebay, but you don’t want […]

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  • Mama’s Darling or Little Demon? When to Discipline

    Mama’s Darling or Little Demon? When to Discipline

    “Put the cat down Damian…” The Omen. Mama’s little darling isn’t so cute when… Whether your kid’s enters the terrible twos on his second birthday or sometime earlier or later,  there is definitely a moment when that cute little mess he makes goes beyond your level of patience or what your wallet can tolerate. The terrible twos possessed our son like a poltergeist haunting our house.  I can’t remember the tipping point which made me think my sweet little angel became […]

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  • 36 Creative Cleaning Hacks To Get Your House Spiffy In A Jiffy

    36 Creative Cleaning Hacks To Get Your House Spiffy In A Jiffy

    Because life's too short for scrubbing. Source: 36 Creative Cleaning Hacks To Get Your House Spiffy In A Jiffy

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  • Why I Experiment With My Vita-Mix

    I just got to have a Vita-Mix I love to experiment with small appliances. In the world of blenders a Vita-Mix is the Bentley  and the Boeing of blenders.  They last forever.  At a fair demonstration the guy was using the same model as what my Grandma had 30+ years ago.  He made both hot soup and sorbet with the same machine.  Hot soup+ sorbet= One magical appliance. Pow, my mind was blown away. They are made of all steel parts […]

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  • Mom Fail: Daughter’s Driver’s Permit Exam

    Mom Fail: Daughter’s Driver’s Permit Exam

    How can a teenage daughter’s driver’s permit exam become a Mom Fail?  In my mind, I thought it was a great idea to pick up my daughter after her first day of school of her junior year and take her to get her learner’s permit.  What an excellent way to start off the new school year. The Terrific Idea Why wait two weeks for a scheduled DMV appointment when an hour or so of patience could get her behind the wheel […]

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