Monday, December 22, 2014

A year ago (lazy blogger chronicles)

Wrote this post almost a year ago, but it is still so apt, and I think it is SO good, chicken soup for this mom's soul, if you will. Here goes:

It has been awhile, and I am sorry. Have been so busy living life that I forgot to blog about it. Okay, that's only partially true- there's been instagram and gratuitous likes from instant snaps that tell a story sans the words.  
But I always return to my first love, writing.  This will be short and sweet though, there is life to be lived. :)

So yesterday, while making a gingerbread house with the kids, there was a conversation about abilities or doing some kind of menial work- honestly, I forget right now but I pretty sure it had to do with fixing something.

Monkey boy, my middle son and maybe the most fascinating of my three kids says ' Mom is too beautiful to do that." I burst out laughing but my heart sang a little, I'll admit.  Kids are brutally honest and they say what they feel- it doesn't make it factual, but it is how they feel, for whatever that's worth to you.  And the Principessa chimed in, "Yes, mommy is sooooo beautiful!". And kissed me on my arm spontaneously. I think I physically started glowing at that point.  My eldest, and arguable my most critical child, in his eight year old wisdom said "Well..." and internally I groaned at the impending vibe kill, that I just knew was coming - "Mom is more beautiful than the average woman." Trifecta.  My soul was beaming-  not out of vanity, but just knowing the the three people I love probably the most in this world thought that of me.  I hope hubby was taking notes. :)

I woke up this morning, unruly hair and undereye circles down to my chin, but gosh darn, if I don't feel like Heidi Klum.  Beautiful.

Merry Christmas, pp

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Kiwi Crate

This is not a sponsored post - but I will sing their praises for free.  With three kids, aged 4 through 9, it is a great thing when I can get a quality product that is delivered to my doorstep and actually delivers on what it promises!

First off, getting mail is a big thing for my kids- getting a package mailed to them made me mother of the year!  They come in sturdy, nice kiwi green boxes, addressed to the child ( or children) you specify- and get this, you can add on a sinling or sinlings for just $10 exyra.  Win-win!
Filled with lots of great activities and quality materials- Fiskar scissors! Elmer glue!  The photos below were from our June or July crate - the theme was campfires.  They got stuff to make a faux mini campfire, 'marshmellows' and drawstring bags.  They also had notepads and stickers for their scavenger hunt.  Fun, fun, fun!
Save 25% on your first crate with code CHOOSE.

With love,

Monday, November 17, 2014

Face Lift

I am back! Missed the whole of 2013 - well almost- and most of 2014.  But I am back, with a new look- not for me, silly; for this blog.  More about kids, books for kids, clothes for kids, kids shows- yes, full on 'mom blog'.  So here we go: a One Direction/Sesame Street video preview in honor of our 'relaunch' :

One Direction teaching viewers the meaning of the letter “U!” Check it out:


Missed you too, pp :)