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Stickers are Good…

Stickers are Good…

I became a mother of four overnight, via the foster care system. So my acquisition of Mom skills and techniques was a madly fast combination of trial-error, parent-modeling of my 26-year-old nanny, and dashing off desperate questions to fri ...
Killer Threads…literally

Killer Threads…literally

One of my favorite things to do when visiting Chicago is making a stop at the Museum of Science and Industry. Most recently when I was there they had a new display of technology, with the creators of each item and how they came up with the ...
Exploring the World on your iPhone

Exploring the World on your iPhone

My kids are constantly trying to get my attention when I am happily engaged reading status updates on my iPhone’s Facebook app. Tati even likes to yell: “MOM MOM MOM!” then grab the phone and smack me on the nose if I don& ...
Girls Can Talk Football Too

Girls Can Talk Football Too

Back in the early 90’s, DH and I collaborated with my oldest brother and started a fantasy football league for our friends. It was back when common folks like us accessed the internet via CompuServe, AOL and Prodigy. We even utilized ...
New Kid (K’Nex) on the Block

New Kid (K’Nex) on the Block

I absolutely love receiving products in the mail to review, but every once in a while something arrives that isn’t exactly suited to my girls. They’ll play with almost anything I give them so it’s usually not that big of a ...
What Happens in Vegas Can Be Viewed Online

What Happens in Vegas Can Be Viewed Online

We just returned home from an extended weekend in Vegas. It was a nice little getaway with hubby as a surprise Christmas gift. The only thing that I’m kicking myself for is not scheduling it a few days later. It wasn’t really an ...
Kids are so Perceptive

Kids are so Perceptive

I’m not sure I’ll ever figure it out. Kids, I mean, and their contradicting abilities. They’re able to memorize lyrics to songs and the best way to go through a particular video game to maximize points. Yet you ask them if ...
Yes, I Compared the Baby to a Dog

Yes, I Compared the Baby to a Dog

If you’ve read my blog before, you have some idea that Miss M is a tech-geek while Miss K is a girly-girl. Miss M could get lost for hours and hours in a video game if we let her. Miss K, on the other hand, would play dolls, dress-up ...
Toy a Day Advent Calendars

Toy a Day Advent Calendars

When DH was growing up, he carried the title of “Army Brat”. While his parents weren’t in the Army, they were civilian military which often meant being stationed somewhere new every few years.Whether or not he was a brat w ...
My Memory vs Their Memories

My Memory vs Their Memories

When I was very young, I recall a trip to the St. Louis Zoo. My high-school aged uncle was living with us at the time and was along with us during the zoo excursion. While we were there, a frisky llama decided to snatch my uncle’s cig ...