Recipe For Chaos

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Leap Frog Tag Learning System

My Friend at So Much More Than A Mom (love her blog) is sponsoring a Contest give-a-way for a Leap Frog Tag Learning System. I have had many Leap Frog Products in the past and my kids have enjoyed hours of reading fun. If you have kids or know kids who could benefit from winning one for FREE I encourage you to head to her blog and sign up. It’s easy! While there use the hyper link to visit Leap Frog’s site for coupons, reading calendar and pledge certificates. Good Luck!

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March 10, 2009 Posted by | contest link | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Years Resolutions

I know this is a bit early but a co-worker was looking for copy for the next Employee Newsletter and asked us each to submit a resolution. Do you set a New Years Resolution? I normally don’t. Not because I’m perfect (hardly) but because it’s too much work to try to change one more thing. When I do set a resolution I give it an honest try. I gave it some thought and came up with a few sarcastic glib responses. What I settled on is reading to my children on a more consistent basis. Each of my work weeks include three nights. On the other days..I’m darn tired when bedtime rolls around. If the little ones are awake when I get home I will sit in their room and read a book or two before sitting sentinel and reading my own (I read constantly-just adult books and umm not aloud).  I do however consistently bring home an endless supply of childrens material from the library.  I’ve started chapter books and found that they want me to complete the entire thing in one sitting. My kids are smart enough to have figured out they will  forget the plot by the time I get back around to finishing. Well tonight, bedtime found me both off work and with an armload of age appropriate books to read. My sister was just leaving (she dropped of Cinnabon -that we shared- and Christmas decorations…XOXO LUCY!). I told the boys to get in bed and I’d be there in a minute. I turned to her and said- don’t you just hate when you open a kids book and think ” OH MY GOD! THERE ARE SO MANY WORDS !!! (her response-after giggling- “sounds like a blog.”) I swear I’m a Great Good…

btw. I read every single one of them!

We listen to Audio books all the time in the car…Maybe Santa will bring a CD player for the bedroom this year…hmmmm


December 9, 2008 Posted by | Bed Time, General Mayhem | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Spelling Lessons For Mommy…

Gavin started reading and writing when he was only three years old. I tried to encourage it every way that I could.. Our entire house was labeled with index cards identifying each object, clocks, walls, refrigerator…no item was safe from a white 3×5 card. Reading was easy for him..Spelling..needed work…Sooo, genius that I am… told him that if he wanted anything I would grant it if he could spell it…First word…C A N D Y…yea for Gavin…Here ya go!!   Second word Z E B R A…..

Oh no…flaw in the plan…

November 6, 2008 Posted by | General Mayhem | , , , , , , | Leave a comment