Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
This morning, as I was packing up a book order for Amazon.com my daughter says, "Mommy, what are you doing with all of those books?"
Friday, October 30, 2009
I can't even believe I'm writing about the swine flu again! I wish I were a sports fan so I could intelligently write about the Phillies and the Yankees playing in the World Series.
But In the midst of filling up 16 pumpkin treat bags for my son's class and baking 18 spooky cupcakes for my daughter's Halloween party, my daughter brought me "the note." Yes, it came home with her latest glittery Halloween paper craft- the DREADED "swine flu" letter from the pre-school director.
I guess I knew it was coming. This virus has been spreading all over Bucks County the Philadelphia area. And now there has been 1 confirmed case of H1N1 virus at my kids' pre-school and several other kids are out sick with "flu-like" symptoms. The note says,"the absentee rate is not alarmingly high at this point. We will keep you informed."
Then, the phone rings....
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
- Every morning my son eats Raisin Bran and no matter how many times I correct him....he continues to call it "Raisin Brown." After all, it is Brown. I think I need to market him for a funny commercial for Kellogs!
- My son has told me loudly in a Public Restroom, "Mommy, your butt is too big for the potty!" Shhhh........
- My daughter is now riding on two wheels (yes, no more trainers), can swing "all by herself" on the swing "No pushing Mommy" and she can also keep her head above water & swim half way to the middle of the pool!
- My kids favorite new joke: "What kind of music to bunnies listen to?" Give up?? "Hip-Hop!"
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
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Monday, June 15, 2009
My latest Philly Moms Blog Post.....
Where does all of our "stuff" go when we just throw it in the trash???
Click Here- Check Out This Video!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
On Thursday, we ventured to a 3D ultra-sound place called Baby's First Peek in Chalfont, PA. We elected to have an additional elective ultrasound because my kids were sick when I went for my 20 week ultra-sound at the hospital so I had to go it alone while my husband stayed home with the kids. And since this is our 3rd and last baby we figured...why not! This really isn't a good time for us to be spending money frivolously with all that is going on with my job right now, but of course we were able to rationalize spending the money. It cost us $175.00 which we figured we could spend at Target in about an hour. We were there for one hour and got 6 printed pictures, 76 pictures on a CD, a DVD of the baby's activity while we were there and two balloons for the kids. It was nice to be able to bring the kids with us and there was a toy room that kept them very busy after they were bored with their 30 second peek at the baby in Mommy's belly.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
What a nice surprise I got in the mail today from Washington D.C., a letter from Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House thanking me for the copy of my book I sent her. I'm thrilled you loved the book and thank you for being such a strong role model for not only other working mothers, but also for so many young girls in this country!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
A writer and virtual friend, Jodi, from DC Metro Moms Blog recently told me she is writing an article about a working mom and wanted to know if she could use some artwork from my book. Of course, I said yes!
I just read her post: When you are the Only Mom who has a Job on the DC Metro Moms Blog and it turns out that I have had the same issue at my daughter's pre-school. Being one of the only working moms was more of a problem last year than this year though. The school always seems to plan events like field trips or the mother's day lunch at the last minute and then I have to scramble and have to re-arrange my entire schedule or miss it (Boo!).
This year, I asked the Director at the beginning of the year to let me know ahead of time when the events are because I love them so much and hate to dissapoint my daughter by not being there. I feel lucky because the Director (Thank you Joan!) even checked with me to check my schedule before arranging the pumpkin patch trip. I do find that I have to be very pro-active and positive in communicating my needs as a working mom though- which does add more to my to do list. I forgot to check in about this year's Mother's Day event, but luckily didn't have to re-arrange too much! Playdates with friends from school are another story....
Saturday, April 25, 2009
What a fun day I had yesterday in NYC with one of my best friends, Michelle, at the Todays Moms Book Launch Party! We got up early (5:00 am) and took the 7:20 train from Hamilton, NJ to the city to attend the Todays Moms book launch party and diaper drive to benefit www.babybuggy.org.
I was thrilled to give autographed copies of Mommy's High Heel Shoes to Sarah Ferguson (Yes the-Duchess of York!), Natalie Morales (Today Show Anchor),
Mary Ann Zoellner & Alicia Ybarbo (Authors of Todays Moms and producer for the Today Show). It really was a great event and wonderful to meet so many other beautiful & interesting Mommies!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Check out Meredith's interview with Dr. Laura on the Today Show! Tell me what you think.
Thank you Meredith for sticking up for the working moms out there....especially all of those Moms who have to work in this "economy." While some moms choose to work, not all women have options about working. Dr. Laura, instead of feeling sorry for us when we feel guilty about the things we are missing while we are at work- maybe help us focus on the things we don't miss and what we are contributing to our families!
If we focus on the times we do have instead of what we don't have- we'll feel good! You talk about stay home moms and how they don't get the support they need, what about the support working moms need? Enough of the Mommy Wars already....can't we just all support eachother as Moms and the decisions that we make for our families?
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Last night, while my kids were snuggled soundly in bed, I got in my own bed and settled in with American Idol on TV and my laptop beside me. I logged on to twitter and started reading all of the updates. Mamasphor's updates about her little girl Madeline Alice caught my eye. Maddie Alice was in the hospital and very sick. My heart sunk with just the thought of what mamaspohr (Heather Spohr) was going through. Her last tweet was "They're going to intubate her, I'm freaking out!" I then went to her website to read about this little girl's story. Before I went to bed, I said a prayer for little Maddie Alice and her family.
This morning when I logged on to twitter, tears fell from my eyes. Other Moms were sending condolences to mamaspohr. Maddie Alice didn't make it through the night. Below is Youtube clip that was posted a while back of Maddie Alice- giggling. The family is asking that donations be made to the March of Dimes in memory of her daughter Madeline Alice Spohr in lieu of flowers. I have no words when things like this happen...I am so sorry for your loss.
Monday, April 6, 2009
With Mother's Day on the horizon, Sunday- May 10th, we are having a giveaway contest for a High Heel Shoe Cake Server! Leave us a comment telling us why your Mom is so special to you. The winner will win a high heel shoes cakes server! Winner will be announced on May 1st!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
A cake recipe even the busiest working mom can make!
If you think you don't have time to bake a cake, try my Mom's Chocolate Chip Cake recipe! It's delicious and easy and quick to make. So many of my friend's have asked for the recipe so I thought I would post it here to share with everyone! Enjoy!!
Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cake
1/2 c Butter (1 stick)
1 c Sugar
1 c +2T sour cream
2 c Flour
1 t Salt
1 t Baking powder
1 t Baking soda
1 t Vanilla
12 oz Pkg semi sweet choc chips
1/4 c Cinnamon sugar
Directions: Grease Pan. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add the sour cream and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Blend together the dry ingredients. Add them to the creamed mixture. Mix well. Spoon about 1/2 the batter into a greased 9 x 13 rectangle cake pan. Sprinkle batter with a third of the Choc. Chips. Spoon the rest of the batter over the Choc. Chips. Sprinkle with remaining Choc. Chips and Cinnamon sugar. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Yum!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Now we don't know if our house is really haunted, but I am up right now at 4:30 am and hear something that sounds like my kids shaking their piggy bank. Or maybe like a mouse in a jar of jellybeans or peanuts? Could that be what it really is? We don't have jellybeans, but we do have peanuts. Hmmm....should I check? Scary....
I remember I lived in Jamaica Plain, MA years ago right outside of Boston for grad school with my roommate Michelle. We were in this adorable little brownstone. We were of course connected to several other tenants, one of which called the landlord and reported that she had cockroaches!! YUCK! So the landlord called us and asked us to check to see if we had them. He told us to wait until it is dark, get a flash light, go into the kitchen and flash the light under the kitchen sink. I'll never forget it....we were scared to death! Gripping on to eachother, we slowly made our move into the kitchen and squabbled over who should open the cabinet. To be honest I don't even remember if we had them, but we screamed when we opened the cabinet with just the thought of giant bugs crawling under our sink.
Since we moved into this house about 2 years ago, we hear all kinds of unexplainable creaks, squeaks and bumps. My husband and I joke that we have a ghost in our house. I tell him that it's a friendly one. So this morning I am up for no other reason than I am pregnant. Yes, only 16 weeks, but already have insomnia. So I'm sitting here on the couch checking e-mail and figuring out my day, which starts in about 2 hours, and I hear a rattling noise in our kitchen. Now I'm convinced there has to be something going on in my kitchen. I put my computer down and quick throw on the lights thinking that I will find something to explain the strange noise and of course-NOTHING. But the wierd thing is now there is no more noise. Did I frighten our ghost away? Wait...I hear it again. Maybe I should just leave the light on in there or put the tv on so I won't hear it.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Here is my latest Philly Moms Blog Post! Let me know if you've seen Slum Dog Millionaire and what you thought. If you haven't seen it- Read My Warning!
I'm up again tonight at 1:00 typing away here. I fell asleep in my son's bed around 8:00 until about 11:00 so am now paying for my catnap. I finally got to bed again about an hour ago and then he was up coughing with a super stuffy nose. My daughter of course heard him up and is now in my bed. The little cutie pie has been sick since Friday so I couldn't turn her away. I said, "Katie, what can Mommy get for you?" She said, "A snuggle." I mean how do you say no to that!
And my husband is on a painting mission in our downstairs hallway. Did I tell you that our entire house was painted different shades of brown when we moved in two years ago. Yes, baby poo brown, puke brown, dingy brown, tan brown, light brown, mud brown.....You get it- sort of like Forest Gump's shrimp friend! They didn't even choose a nice chocolate brown. The hallway and dining room are the last remaining brown rooms- not for long!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Now you can download Mommy's High Heel Shoes for your ipod touch, iphone or computer! Your child can read along with the book or watch when you are in the car or out and about. Now screen time can be reading time too!
Here is a 25% off code MHHS. Just type the code in at the Mobistories checkout!
Leave me a comment and tell me what you think!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Here are the links to the show!! Let me know what you think!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
So after a yummy relaxing hot dinner that I actually got to eat slowly AND a few stops at different shops in town, we made our last stop of the evening. It was to CVS....for stocking stuffers and of course a 3 pack of preganancy testers. I threw the test sticks in the basket thinking I'll just get the 3 pack since I'm not really pregnant....good to have extra sticks around if I get another false alarm in the future (or as it turned out- in case I need to pee on a second one to confirm the first one was right.)
When we got home, my Mom was watching TV (Thanks Mom for babysitting). She asked us, "How was the play?" We told her how we ended up just staying in town after all. She said, "Oh, well! It's a Wonderful Life is on Right now so you can just watch it on TV....Look!" And just as I looked up at the TV I heard the little child say, "everytime a bell rings an angel gets it's wings!" Yes, I knew I was pregnant right then without peeing on the stick! Of course, I did after my Mom left. Some things are just meant to be :) That night, I knew It's a Wonderful Life!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Stephanie from Metropolan Mam says, "The story is about a little girl, who tries on all of her mommy’s shoes after her mom leaves for work. She wonders why mommy has so many shoes and what she does at work. The illustrations (by Pat Achilles) are modern, fun, and fresh. The non-rhyming text is straightforward. The message is clear: mommy loves her work, but she loves being a mommy most of all."
Monday, January 12, 2009
In fact, I think I went a few days without showering and I am certain that I spent several days in my jammies ALL day. One day, I even got up, showered and put my pjs right back on. Because I'm a type A crazy girl most of the time, I'm now feeling a little guilty for simply being so dormant and lethargic. What about organizing my office for the New Year? What about the laundry overflowing in the hamper? And did I mention that our dead Christmas tree is still up with all of the decorations on it? Talk about guilt...
I had to go back to work on Monday and reality has kicked back in. I went from having too much time to do nothing to no time to do way to much. I really don't know when I will be able to get the Christmas boxes from the basement, wrap all of those ornaments up in tissue paper, clean up pine needles, take down the stockings, and haul the whole ordeal back down to the basement. Has anyone seen that new book: Porn for Women?
Let's add a page...Sentimental husband smiling while gently taking the ornaments off the tree and wrapping them in acid free tissue paper. His favorite football team is on the flat screen in the background, but he's not paying any attention to the game. He then puts the perfectly wrapped trimmings into the box in their proper individual spots, hauls the Christmas tree to the woods and vacuums the entire downstairs without me asking. He then says, "Honey, I'll make you a fire right after I put all of this Christmas stuff in the basement" Just thinking about it makes me....
So if you drive by my house and see our dead Christmas tree in our front window, just call me lazy. At least you’ll know there's no porn in my house.