November 2012

Little Dude Offers A Helping Hand

November 30, 2012

A few years ago, I had one of those parenting moments that made me think, “oh yeah, that’s why I had more than one child.”  It was a scene that I will always remember but I am quite sure it has long been forgotten by both of my kids.  But, that is okay.  My hope […]

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5 Gifts Your Boys Will Hate

November 28, 2012

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, December is almost here, so it’s time to get serious about holiday shopping. It’s not easy buying presents for three boys, who no longer dream about the trendy toys they see advertised this time of year. They are way past the Fisher Price, plastic toy stage […]

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Birthday Overload

November 26, 2012

Yesterday was both my husband’s and Little Dude’s birthday.  Aww, how sweet you say!  And yes, it IS sweet when your third and last child is born on your husband’s birthday and you can gloat, “this is the best present I’ve ever given you.” But, that only works for that first year.  The following year, […]

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Oh Boy Mom’s 2012 Thankful List

November 21, 2012

As Thanksgiving approaches, a plethora of “what I am thankful for” lists start appearing.  Here’s my own version of what I — the mom to three boys — am thankful for: A clean toilet seat, or at least being smart enough to look down before I sit A husband who likes to cook (actually I’m […]

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I Am Honored…

November 20, 2012

I can’t believe it…I actually won something — AGAIN. This is the second blogging award to have come my way.  The first was the Versatile Blogger award and now this, the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.  A huge thank you to Janine, the fabulous blogger at Janine’s Confessions of A Mommyaholic who bestowed me […]

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Tis The Season…For Basketball!

November 19, 2012

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…basketball season! It’s my favorite season for being a spectator at my boys’ games.  All three of my dudes play basketball and two of them are on two different teams each.  That makes for multiple games and practices every week.  Normally, I’d moan and whine about all the […]

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The Tale of A Cracked iPhone…And A Very Angry Mom

November 15, 2012

Here’s what happened: Middle Dude cracked the glass on his iPhone. It was an accident, sort of.  Let’s see, where do I begin? Maybe with the fact that the friggin’ phone was a mere two months old.  Or, maybe that I never, ever should have bought an iPhone for a 7th grader.  I’m not even […]

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A Halloween Do-Over

November 12, 2012

Hurricane Sandy blew in two days before Halloween and with it, took many of our trees, along with power in the majority of our community. With numerous downed electrical lines, spooky dark streets and trees blocking roads, trick-or-treating would have been dangerous. The Village cancelled Halloween, promising to re-schedule it at a later date.  We […]

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The 9 Days of Sandy

November 7, 2012

Hurricane Sandy left us without power for 9 long days.  As our situation became almost unbearable, I resorted to many different forms of distraction (alcohol being one of them), but I couldn’t get one particular song out of my head. I can’t hold a tune to save my life, but as I tried to fall […]

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The Dreaded Holiday Photo Session

November 5, 2012

Every year, usually during a sunny, crisp fall day, the boys know I’m going to come after them with my camera.  They dread it almost as much as their annual flu shot. “Guys, it’s such a beautiful day.  Let’s take the photo for the holiday card.” As soon as the words are out of my […]

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Ten Things I Learned About Myself During And After A Hurricane

November 3, 2012

During the Hurricane: I Panic During An Emergency. At the height of the storm, a gigantic oak tree fell on our neighbor’s house and exposed their entire master bedroom to our view. I can honestly say that was probably one of the most terrifying accidents I have ever witnessed.  Instead of comforting my kids or […]

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