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14.12.11

Krispy Kreme Holiday Dozen!!



Krispy Kreme is sweetening up this holiday season with a unique Holiday Dozen!The Holiday Dozen features the following doughnuts:
3 Red Velvet
3 Red and Green Sprinkles
3 Snowmen
3 Original Glazed The Holiday Dozen is a fun and festive way for families to get into the holiday spirit, as well as satisfy that seasonal sweet tooth! The Holiday Dozen is available at all four Krispy Kreme Philadelphia locations (Center City, Fox Chase, Collingswood, Bensalem). Please let me know if you require any additional information or images.

12.12.11

Winter Break Fun! @ The Nest!!

Moms are always looking for things to keep kids busy during winter break. Rather than schedule another boring play date or subject your kids to gluing macaroni on construction paper, sign them up for an enriching learning experience this winter at NEST Philadelphia.

Nest children's enrichment center and indoor playground is offering several NEW classes that are sure to keep you and your young ones from suffering from Cabin Fever this winter break. To sign up you can call (215) 545-6378 or stop by to register. Member pre-registration $10 and member drop in $15. Non-member pre-registration $15, non-member drop in $20. See class descriptions below or check out www.nestphilly.com.

Me and My Sous Chef 2-3 Year Olds/ Pots n Pans in Little Hands 4-7 Year Olds
We’re sure that your little one’s Spaghetti-O creations make for a great photo-op but how about molding your child into the next Iron Chef? In this hands-on cooking class, you will travel around the world and introduce your kids to foods from other cultures as well as the importance of eating locally sourced foods.

Karate Kids 4-7 Year Olds
Instead of air fighting bad guys in your living your room, take your Karate Kid down to NEST to learn a few basic skills. Children will develop life skills such as self-control, discipline and respect for others. Avoid the risk of ruining the sofa and enroll in this karate class today!

Pajama and Yoga 4-7 Year Olds
Give your children a reason to contort themselves into human pretzels and keep their pajamas on while doing it! This children’s Yoga class will help strengthen those tiny muscles and increase flexibility while they learn fun, Yoga poses.

Bend it like Beckham Soccer 2-7 Years Old
Who doesn’t want to bend like Beckham? When the weather gets cold, move the ball and cleats indoors and continue to enjoy the world’s oldest sport during the cold winter months. This high energy sports class teaches children the foundational skills of soccer while helping them sharpen their coordination skills. There are two classes are available, one for children ages 2-3 and one for 4-7 year olds.

23.11.11

Breakfast with Santa! @ Dave & Buster's

Dave & Buster's Philadelphia

Sunday, December 4, 2011
9am-11:30am

$10 Children (ages 16 and under)
$20 Adult (ages 17 and older)
Ticket includes breakfast buffet, unlimited nonalcoholic beverages, unlimited video game play, family entertainment, parking, gift for child and framed picture with Santa. *All taxes and gratuitys are included in pricing.

Must purchase tickets before Dec. 2nd by calling 215-282-2862 or emailing hilary_regojo@daveandbusters.com. No walk-ins. No refunds.
A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to Kisses For Kyle, Foundation.
Power Cards will be availbe for purchase.
50% of all Power Cards purchased will be donated to Kisses For Kyle, Foundation.
www.kissesforkyle.org
Philadelphia - 325 N Columbs Blvd - Philadelphia, PA 19106

16.11.11

New Pediatric Dentist Open in Philadelphia





Philadelphia Pediatric Dentist Dr. George Lynch Caters to Urban Families With Cutting-Edge New Practice

Dr. George Thomas Lynch wants to make going to the dentist painless — both literally and figuratively — for young, urban Philadelphia families. While “Dr. George,” as he's known to his pediatric patients, is tuned in to the fact that more families are raising their children in the city than in years past, he also realizes that there is a growing city-wide need for quality dental care. In fact, based on a recent statistical analysis, Men’s Health Magazine gave Philly a grade of “F” when it comes to dental health care, ranking it #2 among “American cities with the worst teeth.” Dr. George wants to change this perception and believes that dental health care can only be improved and maintained when patients look to their dentists with trust and understanding. Those relationships begin at an early age with positive experiences through fun, rewarding interactions, he says.

At his practice, Cobblestone Kids, located at 1352 South Street, Dr.
George's goal is to make each child's first visit enjoyable and stress- free. As you can see from the attached photos, the environment Dr.
George and his staff have created is not only non-threatening; it's an exciting one for his pint-sized patients. “I’m a big believer in first impressions,” he explains, “and we want to make sure that ours is the best we can possibly make it.”

Most of Dr. George's treatments utilize behavioral techniques that promote positive outcomes. “One of my favorites is 'Tell-Show-Do,'” he explains. “This technique prepares your child for dental exams and treatment by telling and showing your child what we are going to do before we do it.”

The practice also features videogames for patients and siblings in the waiting room, wide-screen televisions in treatment rooms, digital X- ray technology, eco-friendly processing methods, a reward center for successful visits, and a private parking garage. For more information, please see the Cobblestone Kids website.

In the Media
Dr. George has been featured on Parenting Perspective blogs by ABC News anchors Cecily Tynan and Tamala Edwards, as well as BabyBites.com.

What Moms Are Saying
“I just wanted to share - we had a great visit with Dr. George! [Our son] had his first dentist appointment yesterday afternoon (he's five
- we waited a long time) where they found one cavity, which was filled this morning. (appointment was at nine, we were back home before ten).
When I got home from work last night, he couldn't wait to tell me about all the prizes he got, and show me his new toothpaste and big boy flossers. He was beside himself with excitement to go back today.
Dr. George is lovely - very personable, great with our kid - we couldn't ask for any better! Thanks to everyone who recommended Dr.
George, and if you're looking for a pediatric dentist, give him a try!” — post from the Fairmountparents community on Yahoo!

About Dr. George
Dr. George graduated in 2001 from the Honors Program at the University of Delaware with a degree in Biological Sciences and obtained a Spanish minor while studying abroad at the University of Costa Rica.
He went on to earn his D.M.D from the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. Dr. George is now a Board- certified pediatric dentist and member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association.


photo credit: Mark Gisi/Tabula Creative

Winter Wonderland Contest!

South Street Headhouse District Presents
Winter Wonderland 2011 featuring Window Decorating Contest
South Street Headhouse District’s Winter Wonderland Event starts the cheer of the holiday season


PHILADELPHIA (November 1, 2011) Kick off the 2011 winter season with a spectacular arrangement of winter activities, including a window decorating contest, in the South Street Headhouse District. Starting November 21st throughout the month of December, the district will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland retreat, featuring the annual tree lighting celebration and Winter Window Display Competition.

To create a festive holiday atmosphere in the district, Winter Wonderland will be hosting family-themed activities in Headhouse Square from 4pm-7pm on December 4th which will include an afternoon of carolers, horse-and-buggy tours, face painting, and balloon art leading up to Santa’s arrival and the lighting of the South Street Holiday tree. Mark your calendars now to ring in the festive holiday cheer!

Additionally, Winter Wonderland in the South Street Headhouse District features its unique array of businesses and storefronts in the Window Decorating Contest to take place throughout the community. Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall Display, Best Traditional Holiday Themed Display, and Most Original Display; each winner will be awarded a $750 cash prize. Judging will take place during the week of November 28th through December 2nd, with the winners being announced at the Winter Wonderland Finale event on Sunday, December 4th which takes place between 4:00pm-7:00pm. Window Displays will remain up throughout the holiday season, so shoppers and strollers are invited to continue taking in the sights and scenes all month long.

So, get into the holiday spirit in South Street Headhouse District by taking a stroll in Winter Wonderland throughout the month to view the amazing displays which will be popping up in storefronts beginning November 21st; and mark your calendars for the finale ceremony in The Historic Headhouse Square at 2nd and Lombard on December 4th!

Important Dates to remember:
Thursdayth
Final day for SSHD businesses to enter the contest

Monday, November 21st
Judges announced

Monday, November 28th – Friday, December 2nd
Judging will take place

Sunday, December 4th
Winter Wonderland Event
Contest winners announced

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***Full event listings and participating businesses available at www.southstreet.com

18.10.11

Boy Scout's Harvest Event!!

FYI: Boyscouts of America is hosting an open house/day of "summer camp" in October this saturday at Camp Hart. October 22,2011. 9am-6pm

$8 pp includes lunch, dinner, patch, closing campfire.
Activities include:
pumpkin carving(and composting)
hay rides
cooking demonstrations
trail hikes
handicraft projects
nature
frisbee golf
archery
bbrange
face painting
sports
mock campsites
scoutcraft
games
paddle boats
fishing
campfire skits and songs
fun and friendship

Must register online at www.colbsa.org

This is NOT a drop off/pick up event like their summer camp. Someone must stay with your child.The events are not scheduled like their summer camp so you can come/go at your leisure, but as stated before you must register online.

You do not have to be a boyscout to attend , it is an event to gain interest and recruit kids. But this is open for all families to enjoy. This information is taken directly from a flyer my boys got from their last pack mtg. Anyone interested in joining boyscouts/ cub scouts in the Olney area can email me directly at orchid145@yahoo.com (please DO NOT reply to all, email me privately by cutting and pasting my address)
Open to 6yo in 1st grade through adulthood. Pack 125 is very active with monthly camping trips, and family activities.You do not have to live in Olney, however must attend mtgs Thursdays at 6:30 weekly in Olney.

7.10.11

Teen Girl Poetry Workshop Mon. 10/10

Sister Slam
A workshop for Mighty Writers aged 11-13




Monday Oct. 10, 2011
6-8pm (1 session only)
1501 Christian St.

Join Mighty Writers for a performance poetry workshop based upon the book "Sister Slam and the Poetic Motormouth Road Trip" by Linda Oatman High. What will your slam poet name be? How about your best friend's slam name? What are the keys to winning a poetry slam? Come out and see! Students will complete a free-verse poem and get a first chance to perform their poem in a safe and encouraging atmosphere.


This workshop is a collaboration of Mighty Writers and author Linda Oatman High.

To sign up, fill out this form with your name, email, and current phone number. Don't forget to specify "Sister Slam" in the questions/comments box, so we know where you want to be!
Mighty Writers
1501 Christian St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
267.239.0899
rloeper@mightywriters.org
www.mightywriters.org




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13.9.11

Thought of the Day!

Keep your standards high

Hold yourself to a high standard. To raise the quality of your reality, raise your expectations.

Refuse to listen to your own excuses. Demand integrity, commitment and persistence from yourself in all your undertakings.

Keep yourself lovingly and gratefully focused on whatever is truly important to you. Let go of any urge to be cynical, and allow your most meaningful dreams to flourish within your awareness.

Get in the habit of finding and expanding what’s best, in yourself, in others, and in each situation. Learn to see the value in moments large and small, and act to make positive use of that value.

Resist the temptation to shortchange yourself or others, or to settle for anything less than your very best. This is your unique and precious life, so give it all the respect and effort it is due.

Fill each day with richness and excellence, competence and solid, honest commitment. Keep your standards high, and seek to live such that you’ll never have any regrets.

— Ralph Marston

2.9.11

I recently saw a horrific report on the news. "Young Cambodian Woman Murders her two children ages 8 & 12" Immediately I thought to myself, "Oh that poor woman must have been suffering from some sort of mental illness, like depression or something", now I'm no doctor, but why else would any woman want to kill her own children. I mean we all remember Andrea Yates the women from Texas who drowned all five of her children one by one, because she was suffering from post-partum depression.

Mental Illness is real people. Especially in women, because we are emotional by design.(my own words, remember I am no physician..lol) Women have so many hormones flowing in and all around them. so when a special women is saying that she is OVERWHELMED listen to her vents. It will go a long way.!:) And if you need someone to talk to, find someone fast.

25.8.11

Earthquake Survival 101

We recently experienced a slight earthquake shock in Philly the other day( who knew!!), and the day after a co-worker e-mailed me tips on what to do during an earthquake, so I thought I should share...

What to Do During an Earthquake
Stay as safe as possible during an earthquake. Be aware that some earthquakes are actually foreshocks and a larger earthquake might occur. Minimize your movements to a few steps to a nearby safe place and if you are indoors, stay there until the shaking has stopped and you are sure exiting is safe.

If indoors
DROP to the ground; take COVER by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture; and HOLD ON until the shaking stops. If there isn’t a table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building.
Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall, such as lighting fixtures or furniture.
Stay in bed if you are there when the earthquake strikes. Hold on and protect your head with a pillow, unless you are under a heavy light fixture that could fall. In that case, move to the nearest safe place.
Use a doorway for shelter only if it is in close proximity to you and if you know it is a strongly supported, loadbearing doorway.
Stay inside until the shaking stops and it is safe to go outside. Research has shown that most injuries occur when people inside buildings attempt to move to a different location inside the building or try to leave.
Be aware that the electricity may go out or the sprinkler systems or fire alarms may turn on.
DO NOT use the elevators.
If outdoors
Stay there.
Move away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires.
Once in the open, stay there until the shaking stops. The greatest danger exists directly outside buildings, at exits and alongside exterior walls. Many of the 120 fatalities from the 1933 Long Beach earthquake occurred when people ran outside of buildings only to be killed by falling debris from collapsing walls. Ground movement during an earthquake is seldom the direct cause of death or injury. Most earthquake-related casualties result from collapsing walls, flying glass, and falling objects.
If in a moving vehicle
Stop as quickly as safety permits and stay in the vehicle. Avoid stopping near or under buildings, trees, overpasses, and utility wires.
Proceed cautiously once the earthquake has stopped. Avoid roads, bridges, or ramps that might have been damaged by the earthquake.
If trapped under debris
Do not light a match.
Do not move about or kick up dust.
Cover your mouth with a handkerchief or clothing.
Tap on a pipe or wall so rescuers can locate you. Use a whistle if one is available. Shout only as a last resort. Shouting can cause you to inhale dangerous amounts of dust.

24.8.11

Thought of the day!

Venture out

When faced with a choice, choose the path that strengthens you. Choose to learn, choose to grow, choose to more fully become who you are.

Explore places where you have not been before. Look at ideas and concepts that you have not considered before.

If you stay hidden in the comfortable and familiar, your spirit can soon grow weary. Venture out and recharge the passion in your life.

Venture out there beyond what is comfortable, routine and expected. Venture out and discover the depth and the richness of who you are.

A life that is tested and challenged is a life that surely becomes filled with real purpose. The more briskly the wind blows against your face, the more fully alive you'll feel.

Venture out from where you've been, then from that new perspective venture out again. There's no end to what you can discover, and become.

-- Ralph Marston

3.8.11

Hump Day Funnies!

A sweet grandmother
Telephoned St. Joseph's Hospital. She timidly asked, "Is it
possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?"

The operator said, "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name
and room number of the patient?"

The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said, "Norma Findlay,
Room302."

The operator replied, "Let me put you on hold while I check with the
nurse’s station for that room."

After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said,

"I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Norma is doing well.
Her blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back normal and
her Physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow."

The grandmother said , "Thank you. That's wonderful. I was so worried.
God bless you for the good News."

The operator replied, "You're more than welcome. Is Norma your
grandmother?"

The grandmother said, "No, I'm Norma Findlay in Room 302. No one tells
me Sugar Honey Ice Tea!

29.7.11

Joke of the day!

Since it's Friday, and I myself have had a long week. I thought I would post a funny joke. You know what some wise old folks always say... If you laugh often, you will live longer w/o stress... So enjoy this cutie joke!

To Be 6 Again!

A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching his wife, who was looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off he asked what she'd like to have for her birthday.

'I'd like to be six again', she replied, still looking in the mirror .

On the morning of her Birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Lucky Charms, and then took her to Six Flags theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Roller Coaster, everything there was.

Five hours later they staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down. He then took her to a McDonald's where he ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake.

Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy, M&M's. What a fabulous adventure!

Finally she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted.


He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, 'Well Dear, what was it like being six again?'

Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed.

'I meant my dress size, you retard!!!!'

The moral of the story: Even when a man is listening, he is gonna get it wrong.

19.7.11

Thought of the day!

Embracing Unpredictability
When Life Throws You A Curve Ball

In life, we are always setting goals for ourselves and working to make them happen. This gives us focus and ensures that we use our time and energy efficiently and effectively. It also provides us with a sense of purpose and direction. We know where we are going and what we want to do. But quite often, due to forces outside our control, things do not go as we had planned-the flat tire on the way to the wedding, the unforeseen flu virus-and we have to adjust to a postponement or create a whole new set of circumstances. Even positive turns of fortune - an unexpected influx of cash or falling in love - require us to be flexible and to reconsider our plans and priorities, sometimes in the blink of an eye. This is what happens when life throws you a curve ball.

The ability to accept what is happening and let go of your original expectations is key when dealing with these unexpected turns of fate. We have a tendency to get stuck in our heads, clinging to an idea of how we think life should go, and we can have a hard time accepting anything that doesn't comply with that idea. The fact is that life is unpredictable. The trip you thought was for business - and when the deal fell through, you got depressed - actually landed you at the airport two days earlier than planned so you could meet the love of your life. Your car breaks down, and you are late for an appointment. While it's true that you never arrive at that important meeting, you end up spending a few relaxing hours with people you would never have met otherwise.

In order to keep us awake to opportunity and to teach us equanimity, the universe throws us the occasional curve ball. Remember that curve balls are not only life's way of keeping us awake, which is a gift in and of itself; they are also often life's way of bringing us wonderful surprises. Next time a curve ball comes your way, take a deep breath, say thank you, and open your mind to a new opportunity.

5.7.11

Thought of the day!

If you want to be interesting, be interested.

If you want to be heard, listen.

If you wish to truly learn, teach.

If you would like to be wealthy, be generous.

If you desire to be understood, take the time to understand.

If you want to have many friends, be friendly.

If you want the world to change for the better, make a positive change in yourself.

If you long for peace, be peaceful.

What you give to life is what life becomes for you. The treasures you accumulate all come from the good things you do. Every day is your opportunity to raise your life to a higher level by giving the best that you have.

Whatever it is you desire, give it, be it, support it, and you will enjoy it in great abundance.

— Ralph Marston

29.6.11

Wordless Wednesday!

So it's Wednesday.. I often wonder why people seem to think that once you get to this day, that the week is almost over..That may be true in a since, but the week isn't over til it's over.. Which is really Friday between 4:00-5:00 pm when we get to clock out and go home from a long week at work.. Then BOOM!! the weekend comes and goes..,like really you blink your eye and it's Tuesday.. Yeah even Monday vanishes with the wind... So before you know it's Wednesday of another week, and everyone is saying it's HUMP DAY again, or the week is almost over...BLAH!BLAH!BLAH!

26.6.11

Deals of the week!

1. Hellman's mayo on sale for $2.99 at Shoprite Super Market & Walgreens Drug store.

2. All patio furniture on sale at Target this week.

22.6.11

Children learn how they live.

IF A CHILD LIVES WITH CRITICISM,
HE LEARNS TO CONDEMN.

IF A CHILD LIVES WITH HOSTILITY,
HE LEARNS TO FIGHT.

IF A CHILD LIVES WITH RIDICULE,
HE LEARNS TO BE SHY.

IF A CHILD LIVES WITH SHAME,
HE LEARNS TO FEEL GUILTY.

IF A CHILD LIVES WITH TOLERANCE,
HE LEARNS TO BE PATIENT.

IF A CHILD LIVES WITH ENCOURAGEMENT,
HE LEARNS CONFIDENCE.

IF A CHILD LIVES WITH PRAISE,
HE LEARNS TO APPRECIATE.

IF A CHILD LIVES WITH FAIRNESS,
HE LEARNS JUSTICE.

IF A CHILD LIVES WITH SECURITY,
HE LEARNS TO HAVE FAITH.

IF A CHILD LIVES WITH APPROVAL,
HE LEARNS TO LIKE HIMSELF.

IF A CHILD LIVES WITH ACCEPTANCE AND FRIENDSHIP,
HE LEARNS TO FIND LOVE IN THE WORLD.

12.6.11

Summer Fun Activities!

Here is a list of some Summer Fun Activites being offered through popular vendors:

1. Barnes & Noble: Summer Reading
Kids earn a complimentary book after logging eight books they have read.
barnesandnoble.com

2. Regal Entertainment: Summer Movie Express
On Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am. See select movies for $1.00. A portion of the proceeds going to Wills Rogers Institute, which funds medical research and health awareness.

3. TD Bank: Summer Reading Program
Complete 10 books and $10 is added to a new or existing Young Saver bank account.

4.Borders: Double Dog Dare Summer Reading Challenge
Children can choose one free book(from a pre-selected group) after finishing 10.
borders.com

7.6.11

Thought of the day!

If you resent those who have achieved more than you, that blocks your own path to achievement. If you feel superior to those who have achieved less, your own achievements will quickly crumble.

There is more than enough of life’s abundance for everyone. There is nothing to be gained by placing judgments on those who tap into more or those who tap into less of that abundance.

Every person expresses life’s abundance in his or her own way. Every person is at a different point on the journey, and each journey is unique.

Choose to be inspired instead of intimidated or resentful. Focus on creating your own special manifestation of goodness and abundance.

Joyfully celebrate the good fortune of others. Graciously accept and appreciate the value that their accomplishments add to all of life.

Then envision your own next accomplishment. And with a thankful heart, bring that vision to life.

— Ralph Marston

23.4.11

Summer Camp!

Summer Camp!


Whatever happened to the traditional theme of summer, where your kids are shipped to grandma and grandpas house until at least Labor Day. Well I’ll tell you what happened, some genius camp up with the idea of summer camp. A place where your kids go Monday thru Friday to play, swim, or create arts & crafts for about half of your mortgage payment per week, per kid! There are all types of camps too, sports, dance, art, music etc.. you name it they have a camp for it.

Ideally you should start to look for and research camps between January-April, with a selection being made by no later than mid-June. Places to start:

a. Recreation Center
b. YMCA/Jewish Community Centers
c. Churches
d. Community Colleges

Things to look for:

a. Price/ Hours of operation
b. Distance from home/work
c. Activities offered
d. Scholarships
e. Sibling discounts


During the registration process inquire about their vacation policy. Some camps might offer a discount or even a freebie if a child does not attend at least three more days, due to vacation.

For children 13 and over, some camps offer junior counselor opportunities, and they may provide free lunch or even a small weekly stipend.

At last let’s not forget the stay-at-home mom’s who choose to keep their kids home with them during the day. Various parent/kid friendly websites offer crafty ideas on how to keep kids busy at home.

www.parents.com
www.borders.com
www.realsimple.com

22.4.11

TheWritingFaculty




Tutoring for your child is here!! TheWritingFaculty offers exceptional writing instruction from world class writers & teachers.


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14.4.11

boyz will be boyz


Why are boys so flanking(that's my made up curse word) nasty, it sceeves me out sometimes how gross they can be. The prince(my son) said to me as I was telling him to take a bath this evening, "I washed 2 days ago" and he was using his serious pose too. You know the one where they have their hands out, and their shoulders up, while they are explaining the logistics as to why they should not take a bath. Oh and everyday when he comes home from school, the first thing out of his mouth is, "can I have a snack please, I'm so hungry", and I always tell him to wash his hands first, and you know what he says??? "I washed them when I went to the bathroom after lunch", are you kidding me!!! You nasty lil pig!! In mommy world, not washing your hands every 30 minutes is a sin. I wash my hands so much, it's a wonder I even still have skin left. It's so bad that he's 7(soon to be 8 next month), and I still have to ask him if he used soap, and most times, well let's not sugar coat it, almost all the time that answer is a BIG FAT NO. Let's face it boys are this way by nature, My husband is 40, and I still have to question his cleaniness..

7.4.11

Carnival Day!!

Russell Byers Charter located at 1911 Arch St. in Center City. Will be hosting their 2nd Annual Carnival on Sat. May, 7th from 11:30-4. Come out and enjoy an obstacle course, food, moon bounces, face painting, vendors and more!!!

25.3.11

Friday Fast Facts!

Ok, so I'm home on a Friday on my laptop. How xciting is my life(boring). Any who tonight as I sit here I think off all the things I have learned this week that I want to share. So since it's Friday, I present to you "Friday Fast Facts":

1. Gerald Ford who was our country's 38th President was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.

2. Women who are in their 2nd trimester can have surgery under general anesthesia.

3. The stars on "Dancing with the stars" are paid.

Wow, only 3 facts. I coulda sworn I learned more this week. Oh well, maybe next week.

Word of the day!

The word of the day for 3/25 is:

Bumptious;
Adj. crudely, presumptuously, or noisily self-assertive.

22.3.11

Winners for Book Giveaway.....




The winner's for the book giveaway are:


DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!




Keva Williams: @singlemamatalesitall.wordpress.com, Keva has won "Silverlicious" by Victoria Kahn ages 5-8.




Kelly Anderson Moran: Kelly has won "I broke my trunk" by Mo Willems ages 4-8.




Thanks Ladies for entering my very 1st blog giveaway. Please e-mail me @jontue1976@hotmail.com so that we can work on getting your books out. Thanks again!:)

9.3.11

Word of the day!

The word of the day for 3/9 is:

Fanfaronade;

n. empty boasting;bluster

1.3.11

Book Giveaway!




This is my 1st giveaway:)!, and since I luv books so much, I will be hosting a book giveaway that will run from 3/1-thru 3/15. There will be 2 winners! One winner will receive "I broke my trunk" by Mo Willems for ages 4-8, and one will receive "Silverlicious" by Victoria Kahn for girls ages 5-8.




To Enter:
Just follow me on my blog or facebook and your name will be entered to win. Winners will be announced on 3/16.

Good Luck!


28.2.11

Book of the day!


The book of the day for 2/28 is:
"Henry's Freedom Box": A true story from the underground railroad.

By: Ellen Levine

Go to: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ for details

25.2.11

Word of the day!

The word of the day for 2/25 is:

Love;

noun. 1. a deep tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person.
2. an expression.

20.2.11

Book of the day!


The book of the day for 2/20 is:


"The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch


16.2.11

Word of the day!

The word of the day for 2/16 is:


Bonafide;

1. in good faith; without fraud
2. genuine; real

Book of the day!


The book of the day for 2/16 is:



"Vanished" by Kate Brian


Ages: 14-up


Go to borders.com for details and pricing.

13.2.11

Book of the day!




The books of the day for Sunday 2/13 are :






Fancy Nancy "Heart to Heart" by Jane O"Conner
"Marley Looks for Love" by John Grogan
I will be reading the books of the day at a women & children's shelter to some cutie kidz:)










11.2.11

Book of the day!


The book of the day for 2/11 is:



Silverlicious by Victoria Kahn

For ages 4-8 Go to borders.com for purchase

7.2.11

Word of the day!

The word of the day for 2/7 is:


Presume;

Verb. 1. to dare (to say or do something); venture. 2. to take for granted; suppose.

6.2.11

Book of the day!


The book of the day for this lazy Sunday 2/6 is:



"If you give a mouse a cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Go to amazon.com or borders for purchase.

4.2.11

Word of the day!

I have a good one for today 2/4:

So because people get so xcited about Fridays why not give the definition of the word!

Friday;

Noun. the sixth day of the week, following Thursday.

TGIF! The day that starts the WEEKEND! The day everyone goes to happy hour!

2.2.11

Word of the day!

The word of the day for 2/2 is:

Elide;

Noun. to suppress; omit; ignore; pass over.

Kids day out w/ Sprout @ The Comcast Center


Come out Sat. 2/5 t the Comcast Center in Philly!!
Time: 11:30am-1:30

Where:THE MARKET SHOPS AT COMCAST CENTER 1701 JFK

Why: This event is sponsered by KidsInCenterCity.com, a family oriented website with everything that parent's in Center City Philadelphia need to know about schools, events, shopping, dining and more!

for more info call: 610-668-0164

1.2.11

Book of the day!


The book of the day for 2/1 is:


"My mom is great!" by: Parragon Inc. This book is amazing! All kids should love their mother's as much as this kids does:)

Word of the day!

The Word of the day for 2/1 is:


Ambisinister;

Adjective. clumsy or unskillful with both hands.

30.1.11

Book of the day!


The book of the day for 1/30 is:


Olivia & The Snow Day! Which is perfect since almost every state has been experiencing record breaking snow totals.


This book is for level 1 readers: preschool-1st grade.


Enjoy!!

28.1.11

Word of the day!

The word of the day for 1/28 is:


Rakish

Adjective; smart, jaunty,dashing.

Ok is it me or does the definition for the word of the day have a word in it that I don't know. What the hell does jaunty mean????????? We will have to look that up another day, and use that as the word of the day.

27.1.11

Book of the day!


The book of the day for 1/27 is:


Of Thee I Sing by: Barack Obama


This book talks about some really great people like; Dr. Martin Luther King, Hellen Keller, Abraham Lincoln and the list goes on. It highlights some of their greatest accomplishments and how if you put your mind to it you can be great to.




26.1.11

Word of the day!

The word of the day for 1/26 is:


Gung-ho:

Adjective; Wholeheartedly enthusiastic and loyal; eager; zealous

Ok so I am just going to put it out there, I did not even know this was in the dictionary(duh) I though it was a slang word.

24.1.11

Word of the day!

The word of the day for 1/24 is:


Paphian:

Adj. Of or pertaining to love, esp. illicit physical love.

Kangaroo U/ Havertown, Pa.


Kangaroo U is Havertown's popular bouncing play space! Your kids can enjoy hours of bouncing around like mad!!

Located at:

19 East Eagle Rd.

Havertown, Pa.

(610)789-2425

Website:www.kangaroou.com


They have birthday party packages too!



23.1.11

Barnes & Noble Kids Club!


Barnes & Noble is now offering KidsClub!
Sign-Up for free @BN.COM/kidsclub
Now kids can enjoy Barnes & Noble rewards like:
Savings on any one book or toy!
Free gifts for your children's birthday's!
Keep track reward points and profile at BN.COM/kidsclub!

Word of the day!

I want to start something new. I would like to start posting a "WORD" each day, to hopefully increase myself and my reader's vocabulary, and I hope they will share it with their families, as I hope to do as well. So here we go. The word of the day for Sunday 1/23 is:

Homograph:
N. a word of the same written form as another but of different meaning, whether pronounced the same way or not.

I know some of these words may be words we already know, but I am sure we all don't every word there is to know. I will be honest, I know I don't!!

20.1.11

My Princess!! Why do they have to grow up...and I don't even know where the time all went.

Cheating on homework!


I had a home & school meeting tonight @ my son's school, in which I am the secretary. He had already did his homework, but he had to read a book for 15 minutes and then write a brief summary, I so cheated and told him to choose a book he had already read. I am a bad mommy today, and the mommy gods are going to punish me!!! uuurrggg!!!



10.1.11

My husband was experiencing a MINOR backache this weekend, and when I say MINOR I mean just that(that is why I typed it in bold letters, to reflect just how minor it was) Men are such babies, all weekend long he kept pointing out to everyone, just how much pain he was having, but each time I suggested he take something, he kept refusing to take pain medication, because according to his book, men shouldn't take pain meds, that's for punks. So his solution was for me to give him a back rub, because that's what really helps him. Please give me a break. Like I have time to rub, and pamper!!!! Suck it up and man-up is what I told him!!! And take out the trash, oh and fill both cars w/ gas while your at it..no pity parties over mister...

6.1.11

Holiday Mode!

Ok so it's Thursday 1/6, and I am still in partial holiday mode. I still have my tree up and decorated, my other trinkets are still in place throughout my house. Oh and did I mention I have not cooked all week, and to top it all off I am now on my laptop typing this blogpost, watching the first season of "CHARMED", and sipping on a cocktail. I think my kids did most of their homework this week, as a matter of fact I'm sure princess did hers, because she recieved 100% homework completion for this week. The baby cheated on tonight's homework, and completed it last night so go figure. I did do the dishes when I came home from work today, so i think that counts for something. Anywho, I have to get it together this weekend, because next week it will really be back to normal.