Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Meg Ryan's Mom

Back a little ways I asked for ideas to do with Cheeks for the cold winter days since NJ experienced a winter like Minnesota.
I said I would feature those that gave me some ideas.

Well out of all my followers only one took up my offer.

That was Meg Ryan's Mom from Look It's Megryansmom

She suggested I take some snow & put it in the tub to let Cheeks play.
I liked the idea sadly, I never did it & now there is no snow left...THANK GOD!

Anywho, first let me just say she is not Meg Ryan's mom, like the Nana thought. The Nana was impressed & thought I was communicating with Meg Ryan's mom. Nana's a pretty woman, kwim?

Now the reason she has such great ideas is because she watches her grandsons. Check out her blog to see what cuties they are! One is just a few months old...I love me some chubby babies & her youngest grandson is a chubber!!!

She also blogs for Chicago Mom's Blog, like I blog for NJ Mom Blog. And she is very witty!!!

So go check her out.
Tell her I sent you.
I even noticed my sister is following her.
She must be cool if Erin is following her.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Ranch Life

So while the dulcid tones of the movie "Spiderman 2" play in the background I was perusing the internet & reading one of my fav blogs:
The Pioneer Woman
Ever read her blog?
If not, go, do not hesistate, just go
Check out her cookbook:
The Pioneer Woman Cooks

I digress.
So I said to my beloved.
"Hon, if you ever wanna live on a ranch, I wanna live on a ranch like this one"
Then, ala Vanna White, I turned the monitor & showed him her blog.

He says
"You could never live on a ranch. You wouldn't make it one day"
I in turn scoff & reply
"Yes I could. I could live on a ranch. I don't want to work it, just live there"
And he in turn comesback w/
"Um, that's the purpose of living on a ranch, to work it"
Oh that poor man, too many years of heavy lifting & such has left him slightly left of center.
"Bob, if we can afford a ranch, I will live & run the home part & you & the ranch hands will work the ranch. You have 3 strapping young boys, there are your ranch hands"

For some reason he snorted at me & rolled his eyes.
I'll show him.

I will turn my little suburban townhouse into a ranch & it will be magnificient.
Now does anyone know how to wrangle some Canadian geese?


Sunday, March 28, 2010


Okay, who remembered yesterday was Earth hour?
Did you?
I so didn't
BUT did it count that I was in bed by 8:30 & all lights were off 'cept for the tv?
Tell me that counts for something.

Anyway, Earth Day is fast approaching
I wanna know what are your plans?
Do you have any good ideas to help teach your kids about recycling? Keeping the Earth healthy? I need some ideas for Cheeks.

LMK if you have any ideas!!!
If you participated in Earth Hour & will be participating in Earth Day.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010


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Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's a beau;tiful day in the neighborhood!

And thanx to P&G & Pantene my day is even more beautiful.
Awhile back they were running a contest via Facebook to win some cool things.
So I entered.
I try to enter a lot of things.
I once read that the more contests you enter, the more you win.
I am finding this to be true.

A couple weeks ago I was checking my "spammy" email.
Lo & Behold I saw something that said "win, prize", words like that.
Normally, I just delete but this time I opened.
Thank God I did.
Feast your eyeballs on this:

I, apparently, won one of the prizes.
A gift box of a few of their products.
Let's check out what was in there.
6 Oil of Olay Rejuviniste Eye Roller things (and yes that is the technical name for them!"
4 Cover Girl Lash Blasts (Love these!)
4 Secret Clinicals Deodorants
Venus Razor
Venus Refills
4 Oil of Olay Body Wash Ribbons
4 Satin Care Shaving Gel
6 Pantene Shampoos
6 Pantene Conditioners
A partridge in a pear tree!

Can you believe it?
I have aready given some of my winnings to my mom & sister.
I was so excited to win & then see it show up at my door!!!

Tell me, do you enter contests?
Have you ever won?
What is the coolest thingyou ever won?


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Child Labor laws? We don't need no stinkin child labor laws!

We have entered the stage.
The stage where as parents we realize what we had children for.

That's right.
No, not the kind where you push him (He was a c-section babe, hello! 11 pounds, 1 ounce, 15mm head....I was not pushing THAT out!).
The kind of labor where you say:
"Cheeks, run upstairs & get mommy her bag"
"Son, get daddy his sneakers"
"Cheeks, you made the spill, get a towel & help clean it up"

It's refreshing.
I'm thinking of hiring him out.
We could use the extra cash.

I know. I know. It's fleeting.
In a few short years I will have to bribe him to do anything.
I'm not above bribery....remember we have an 11 yo & a 16 yo.

For now, we have a more than eager helper.
And I, as his mother, want to nurture that side of him.
Now where is he? I need the van washed!


Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Conversations with a 3 year old

Cheeks: "Mommy, what's your favorite color?"
Me: "Pink"
Cheeks: "No it's green!"
Me: "No, it's pink"
Cheeks: "No it's green!"
Me: "No, no, it's pink"
Cheeks: "No, no, it's green!"

Upon seeing his father step out of the shower:
Cheeks while pointing to his father's nether region "Daddy, what are those?"
Daddy: "Those are my testicles."
Cheeks: "No Daddy, you have big balls, I have testicles"
Daddy: "Ok, go explain that to your mother."

And what conversations have you been having with your children lately?


Monday, March 08, 2010


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Saturday, March 06, 2010

As I write this my 3 yo son is upstairs, having just woken up form a 4 hr nap, screaming his bloody head off. Literally screaming at the top of his lungs.
Well I refused to give him his binky, which I am trying to break him of.

Then he tells me he peed himself.
I go up there to clean it up & told him to put on the new underwear & pants I got out for him.
Well that threw him into an all out fit.
There he goes.
Screaming some more.
As if someone is gutting him.

This is how it's been all day.
He was in the corner all morning pretty much.
Then went to his room for being rude to my dad.

It's 5:15 & I still have to go to the grocery store & take the Tasmanian devil with me.
Oh, another scream.
Good times.

You know I try to keep this blog pretty upbeat.
I do.
I just can't do it anymore.

I need a few hours by myself.
Perhaps a day or overnight somewhere.

Im not whining.

I just want to vent & vent to someone who will listen.
Not decide to tell me "this is your life" or "this is the choice you have made"
No shit!
I do what I do for reasons that are important to me.

I feel like I don't get a break.
I already take an antidepressent...what else is left?

I love my family, I love my children.
I just need a break.
A mental health holiday.

Sorry, didn't mean to bore you all.
LIke I said just needed to vent.