Do you ever think you’re alone in the parenting universe? That your kids are the only ones to follow you everywhere you go, do the opposite of what you ask them to, or just behave like children that you do not know? Oh no, you’re not alone. Check out this week’s list of parenting memes that mommies can relate with!
What? You said don’t touch it?
Yeh mama, I’m smarter than that.
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“Mom, when we get home I’m going to set up my clone army.”
“When we get home I’m going to have a cup of coffee.”
“You drink too much coffee, Mom.”
“Why do you say that?”
“I just think it’s too much.”
“I think it’s barely enough.”
“You really need to make better choices.”
Seven years ago today I held a perfect redheaded angel in my arms. For just a few moments the grief slipped away as I was surrounded by and in awe of her. I didn’t get to hold her in my arms for long, but separation will never change that she was, is and forever will be mine, because families are forever.
I love you sweet Cora Rei. Thank you for all the gifts you have given me, and the person your presence has helped me become. I hope you are celebrating your beautiful day will all the other angels in heaven who love you. Thank you for the friendship of their mothers. You have more impact than I could ever have imagined.
We went out for her birthday dinner yesterday
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Pipe cleaners are some of our favorite supplies for kids fun. I love how they come in a variety of colors, are fairly inexpensive (I’ve seen them at the dollar store) and are totally versatile. I also have great memories of creating pipe cleaner crafts when I was a kid. Well, pipe cleaners are still very popular all these years later. Check out over 20 ideas for Pipe Cleaner Crafts and Activities.
Making Robots from Train Up A Child
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Being able to stay home with you children is an incredible blessing. In the hectic world we live in, more than ever, it seems like every family needs a dual income to survive, so to be able to leave one potential earn
er at home while the other goes away to work is sometimes miraculous.
Let’s be honest.
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“We’re on number three, Felix”
“No, we’re on four.”
“Four. This is the fourth bag, Bob.”
“Oh, I thought we were talking about instruction manuals.”
“We’re talking about bags and we’re on the fourth one.”
“Okay but we’re on the third manual. Where’s the bag?”
“Where’s the manual?”
“This is the coolest set ever.”
There was a Mamasource deal a few weeks ago that I spent a lot of time thinking about, and then I bit the bullet and bought it. It was for a discounted 12-month subscription to the Magic School Bus Young Scientist Club, and when I showed it to The Older, he went crazy over it. Since he got moved to the advanced math and science classes he’s gotten more interested in science (the whys and hows, not just the that-looks-cool-now-let-us-move-on). He struggles a bit with the science part, however, so I thought this might be a nice way to work with him over the summer. I’m going to be working on my lesson plans again so I can work on reading comprehension and science, and I am excited to see what the first kit is going to hold so I can try to weave it all together. Can’t wait for the summer to begin!!!
Remember the days when you had an excellent memory. If you had an appointment, you didn’t even need to write it down. But then came motherhood, and an unfortunate side effect of motherhood is a thing called “mommy brain.” Have you had it? Check out these laugh-out-loud mommy brain memes to make you chuckle.
See what goes on inside the brain of a mommy.
Why didn’t anyone warn us?
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The furious winds of Hurricane Sandy have long since subsided, but the devastation in Staten Island is still a reality for many families. That’s why Honda, a longtime supporter of Little Leagues, decided to give $50,000 to Staten Island’s Little League so they can get back to scoring home runs. Check out the video above to see how Honda put together an amazing opening day event with games, activities and tons of fun for folks whom they’re helping to get back on their feet.
You can donate direct to the State Island Little League at www.rebuildSILL.com.