A test of patience

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The last 7.5 weeks have been trying to say the least. Little Dude is going through a rough patch that we just can’t seem to shake. The current state of affairs is that he needs to literally be attached to me ALL day. If he’s not in my arms he’s screaming hysterically. And he DOES.NOT.STOP! [...]

I’m not just a mom…….

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I am a….. Storyteller creating and reading stories to my kids Artist to help my kids create wonderful works of art Nutritionist ensuring my family eats well-balanced meals Chef cooking those fabulous meals Teacher constantly teaching my kids new things Performer keeping my kids entertained all the time! Cleaning Lady cleaning up all the messes around [...]

Ultimate Blog Party 2014 #UBP14

Last night I was perusing Twitter as I do most nights days all the time and came across a post by Diana about the Ultimate Blog party 2014.  I was so intrigued so I did some more reading and a little more and decided that I’m going to join in! How could i not? The [...]

5 things I learned from working with children with autism

Today, April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. It’s important to bring awareness to autism everyday not just once a year. The most recent stats are that 1 in every 68 kids will be diagnosed with autism. The last 10 years of my life has been devoted to helping children with autism and their families. [...]

When parents stop trusting their gut and turn to Facebook groups

When I had Princess Peach 2.5 years ago, I joined a few Facebook groups about parenting. The intent of these groups was to create a community of parents in similar situations who can relate to each other. We are all going through it together so someone must understand, right? Sure, they all have some overriding [...]

Princess Peach, Passover Break and Netflix #StreamTeam

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Unlike most kids, Princess Peach wasn’t on break two weeks ago. The Hubster was off as he’s a teacher but she had regular school. Being a student at a Jewish school means that you get Passover break instead of the typical March/Spring Break. On a side note, having a kid in school and a husband [...]

10 motivational quotes for parents

Monday, Monday. I’m sure most parents of school-aged children will be clapping, cheering, doing a happy dance when your child returns to the classroom today at 9am! But if you are like me, with two littles at home you may need a Monday morning pick-me-up. Sometimes that ginormous mug of coffee just doesn’t cut it [...]

Small changes that make a big difference #SavingsMadeSimple #pgmom

I was put to the test in February with the Family Financial Challenge and learned a lot! By following Gail Vaz Oxlade’s advice from her book, Money Rules, I was able to tweak our spending habits. We may not have been the best on living on cash. I actually found it nearly impossible. How was [...]

Confessions from a (reformed) shopaholic #SavingMadeSimple #PGmom

My Tide Pod in my washing machine.

I’ll admit it. I’m a shopaholic. Well,  I use to be a shopaholic. So now I consider myself a reformed shopaholic. I’m so much better now since I’ve had kids. Pre-kids I frequented New York City to shop, eat and see theatre. I could spend hours, upon hours shopping, and spending money.  It was like [...]

Tips for a simple (and sexy) Valentines Day #ChurchDwightAmbassador

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Since becoming a parent 2.5 years ago, The Hubster and I have changed how we celebrate holidays during the year.  The way we celebrated Valentines Day pre-children is VERY different how we celebrate Valentines Day now. Pre-children we would have gone out for a nice dinner (and made reservations weeks in advance) and exchanged elaborate [...]