The Rice Krispies Mystery

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Because we have a private well and are not hooked up to the municipal water supply in my town, Z.E.N. has to take a prescription vitamin which contains fluoride.  One day I needed to go fill his prescription and Phil decided to come along, because he wanted to pick up some wine at the liquor…

Kaskey Kids Soccer Guys Play Set – A review

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If you have any younger kids that are soccer fans, then the Kaskey Kids Soccer Guys play set is just the toy you have been looking for. It can even be used to teach the game to your kids. The Kaskey Kids Soccer Guys play set comes with 30 pieces total so that your kids…

Wordless Wednesday: Kindergarten School Picture

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I picked up Z.E.N. from school today and was pleasantly to find an envelope in his folder which contained his school pictures.  I wasn’t expecting them as we were told that they wouldn’t be delivered until next week. Z.E.N. loves to wear suits and opted to wear what he calls his “president suit” for picture…

#VlogTalk – Thanksgiving From the Perspective of a 5 Year-Old

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Please sit back and enjoy this little video of me interviewing my 5 year-old.  In this interview Z.E.N. tells us a little about his knowledge of Thanksgiving, what should be added to the Thanksgiving menu, and what/who he’s thankful for. I’m also linking up with My Time As Mom, Mommy is in Timeout and a…

The Runaway Dog

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Although Philip’s mom is in her 70’s, she still works.  She does not drive, so Philip and his brothers take turns driving her to and from work.  One day, I wound up picking her up from work and Z.E.N. came along for the ride. When we arrived at her house, she thanked me for the…

There’s Something in my Attic by Mercer Mayer: A Review

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It is always great when children’s books tackle different issues and teach kids new things. One of the great children’s book story themes are those that revolve around overcoming certain fears. There’s Something in My Attic by Mercer Mayer is one such story that carries with it lessons of courage and facing your fears, and…

THQ Family Fun Day – uDraw Tablet and Games Preview

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A few weeks ago, my family and I were invited to attend a preview of the new THQ uDraw Tablet and games.  The event, dubbed “THQ Family fun Day,” was held at the Setai Hotel in NYC.  This event was sooo much fun! As we entered the suite where the event was being held, we…

An Open Letter to the 2012 Presidential Candidates

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As a parent who is fed up with all the political nonsense nonsense going on in our country, I decided to join in on this virtual protest to let the politicians know that we as parents are looking for real change.  Our children’s futures are at stake!     Dear 2012 Presidential Candidates, We are…

Tiny Veins

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This weekend I went to the doctor for my annual physical.  I dread going for my physical because I am cursed with teeny, tiny veins.  Let me explain. Every year, without fail, the nurse or technician who is assigned to draw my blood cannot find my veins.  My veins are really tiny and so I…

Chuck Season 4 -The Ring Bearer

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Big Mike used to be Morgan’s boss.  In an earlier season, he dabbles in a little online dating and meets a great woman, Morgan’s mom.  In Chuck Season 4, we see that the roles have been reversed and Morgan is now Big Mike’s boss.  Morgan is a little uncomfortable with the fact that Big Mike…