Posts Tagged“Kid Mania”

On Thursday night, the kids and I were invited to an advanced look at the Maryland Science Center’s new fully interactive exhibit Harry’s Big Adventure: My Bug World presented by Terminix. What a night. Hosted by Harry, a Chinese praying mantis, and his insect friends, Harry’s Big Adventure: My Bug World! takes visitors on a unique multi-sensory journey through the habitats, sights, sounds and social structures of some of  nature’s smallest and most important contributors. Your kids will adore it. {My boy’s favorites were the scorpion and tarantula. Shocking, I know.} My advice? Visit on a weekend when the special…

Why is it that I am so busy from an overabundance of work/family obligations that I can’t find time to eat yet don’t manage to loose A STINKING OUNCE? Why is it that I can clean for days to prepare for my in-laws visiting but my mother-in-law can find hours worth of things to clean while she is here? Why is it that my son claims that he brushes his teeth every morning but that his toothbrush is a permanent, hard, cementy mess that wouldn’t even be fit for scouring toilets? Why is it that when I actually have quiet…

IT IS A FLASHBACK FRIDAY, GANG! I’m gonna be honest, I am so busy prepping for Momz Share tomorrow night that I won’t be able to do a full post.  Hang in there with me, promise it will be back to normal on Sunday…errr… Monday! THINGS I STILL DO FOR MY KIDS BUT AM ASHAMED TO ADMIT (Originally posted in June of 2009) When it comes to my kids, I have a secret. Well, actually, I have a couple. I am ashamed to admit it, but there are a couple things that I do for my kids that are totally…

We play a little game in my family to express our love an affection for one another. I don’t quite remember how it started.  I think we saw it in a movie and the boys picked up on it somehow.  Or maybe they invented it.  Who knows? Anyway, it goes something like this: Tiny Ninja:  Mom, I love you more than Twizzlers! Mom:  I love YOU more than chocolate! Ninja:  I love YOU more than ice cream sundaes! and so on and so on…. Of course, my mom got involved and everything went crazy from there.  (Naturally!) Now it sounds…

Costco. I love Costco. Costco has done more for my children’s food palate then Rachel Ray ever could. My kids are picky eaters. They are the kind of kids that won’t eat if one food on the dinner plate has dared to encrouch on another food’s territory. Oh no. Food does not mix and mingle with one another. It is the number one food rule in my house. The corn is eaten alone. The potatoes are eaten alone. We do not mix in this family. But I digress… For whatever reason, my children’s staunch food rules are abandoned when they…

There is strength in numbers, right? We all experience the absurdity of kids, husbands, life and the perils of being a mom. It is in this spirit that I will occasionally feature a guest blogger who will share with you her stories, thoughts or just plain mania. Enjoy this blog from my pal Kris B… mom to Ben (7) and Jake (2) I have been participating in a women’s bible study on Wednesday evenings for several months now. It’s become a love/hate thing as I am as stay-at-home mom and spend much of the day cleaning, laundering, picking-up, etc. So,…

Sometimes I am just overwhelmed at the enormity of having kids.  Sometimes my heart just overflows with love and joy. This means that I cry a lot. I cry because my little ones are so precious.  I cry because they are so sweet, and caring and innocent. I am often overwhelmed.  I’m sure you understand. I know that I have already filled you in on my severe case of mommy guilt this Mother’s Day. And while it may be true that I had to miss Jedi’s Mother’s Day Tea at school today, I have a number of excellent friends who,…

Totally busted my little guy in a fib tonight. He was in a panic because he needed to read four books tonight in order to earn a free ticket to a Frederick Key’s baseball game.  Well, he waited until the last minute, as usual.  So I sent him in the other room to pick and read his books. About 40 minutes later he comes back and hands me the books he read.  For one thing – they are all WAY BELOW his reading level.  We are talking “I Love Cats” here.  He is in second grade. And secondly, well, you…

I don’t want much out of life. I’m a pretty happy gal.  Content, even. But I DO want a cup of coffee here and there.  It is my fav.  I don’t think that is too much to ask. I feel like the fact that I work full-time should mean that I earn enough dough to buy that cup of coffee when I want to.  I mean, technically I SHOULD have money.  Not that I can ever FIND ANY WHEN I NEED IT. Yesterday morning the boys and I were running late getting out the door (shocker, I know).  So because…

Spending time with your little ones can be devastating to your self-esteem sometimes. They can be pretty frank with their opinions and observations. Case in point… I was spending time with one of my little men this morning.  We were having, what I thought, was a nice meaningful mom-and-son conversation filled with love and happiness and all of that terrific Hallmark card kind of sappiness.  I was enjoying myself. Then out of the blue, and in mid-sentence, my youngster says to me, “You know what momma?” “What, honey? “You have wrinkles.  Didja know that?” Terrific.  He then proceeded to point…