My son is 17 and has his Driver’s License. . .I found this on Pinterest and made him read it. Its a Dear Abby editorial from June of 1976 and EVERY parent should read this and have their driving teen read this too!


Please God, I’m Only 17

The day I died was an ordinary school day. How I wish I had taken the bus. But I was too cool for the bus. I remember how I wheedled the car out of Mom. “Special favor,” I pleaded. “All the kids drive.”

When the 2:50 bell rang, I threw all my books in the locker. I was free until 8:40 tomorrow morning! I ran to the parking lot, excited at the thought of driving a car and being my own boss. Free!

It doesn’t matter how the accident happened. I was goofing off — going too fast. Taking crazy chances. But I was enjoying my freedom and having fun. The last thing I remember was passing an old lady who seemed to be going awfully slow. I heard the deafening crash and felt a terrible jolt. Glass and steel flew everywhere. My whole body seemed to be turning inside out. I heard myself scream.

Suddenly I awakened; it was very quiet. A police officer was standing over me. Then I saw a doctor. Continue reading “A MUST READ FOR PARENTS WITH A DRIVING TEENAGER. . .”


Free Super Bowl Bingo Printables

Today is Super Bowl Sunday.  Will you be trying to keep the kids entertained during the big game?  Check out these free Super Bowl Bingo Printable cards for a little extra excitement.  Use skittles, m&m’s, crayons, or whatever you have around the house for markers.  Offer a little prize for the winner.  This will be a lot of fun for the kids, but adults can have fun with this too!  For the free download click here!   Enjoy the big game!


STOP and Watch This With Your Children NOW. . .

I came across this video on Facebook yesterday and happened to watch it.  It is only a few minutes long but something you should watch alone first, and then watch with your children.  I was home with my 8-year-old son and his friend and we watched this together.  We then discussed bullying.  Yes, they’re only 8, but I felt as though they are old enough to understand, and old enough to experience the “shock factor”. Continue reading “STOP and Watch This With Your Children NOW. . .”


How To Get A Letter From Santa


How cool would it be to have your child receive their own personal letter from Santa at the North Pole, with an Official North pole stamp?  This year the United States Postal Service is doing just that.  If you want your child to receive a letter from Santa, you must act fast and follow these instructions.  

-Have your child write their letter to Santa

-When not with your child, write or Type out a response to your child from Santa.  This should be personal, addressing him/her by name, talking about accomplishments, Continue reading “How To Get A Letter From Santa”


Kevin Frazier Ruined Christmas For So Many Kids


Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  Today is the day, you eat Turkey, watch Football and spend time with family and friends.  If your family is like mine, you get up in the morning and tune in to watch the Thanksgiving Parade.  It has been a tradition in this house for years.  Today we were just being lazy so we had to hurry and get ready and dressed. The parade wasn’t over, so my son who just turned 8 had to get into the shower.  Because we didn’t get to see Santa yet, I paused the parade and once he was dressed he came down to watch with me.  And then it happened, Kevin Frazier live on TV talked about how the parents move the elf on the shelf.  My mouth dropped.  What an idiot, how could he possibly be so stupid?  My son was on the floor playing with his toys and just looked up to the TV and looked at me. I just continued to look at my computer and said Continue reading “Kevin Frazier Ruined Christmas For So Many Kids”


4 Free Websites To Keep The Magic Of Christmas Alive


Christmas is right around the corner and perhaps you have little ones whose eyes twinkle the moment you start talking about Santa. . .Or you could have not so little ones who are now beginning to wonder if Santa is real.  I mean of course he is, but. . . My youngest just turned 8. Sadly, this may be my last year.  I will however help with the innocence and magic of Christmas.   These websites are free from laptop/desktop and are a must for your child!

Kringl App

This app is amazing.  Imagine having a secret camera in your own home to record Santa?  That’s right. Now your kids can watch the secret footage of Santa in their home, in their Continue reading “4 Free Websites To Keep The Magic Of Christmas Alive”


This Little Blue Thermos Is A MUST For Your Kids School Lunches!


My 2nd grader is probably the PICKIEST eater alive.  I mean, I swear, the pickiest -he could win an award.  Since Kindergarten, all he has wanted to eat was cheese sandwiches on whole wheat bread, no crust.  And even though I remove all of the crust, he still just eats around the imaginary crust.  So he is not eating the entire sandwich.  If I try to put any turkey on it, he takes it off.  It has been a battle and he won’t eat anything else.  He however, is not too picky about snacks ;).

Last year he had to get glasses.  When I tell you he failed his eye exam, I mean he failed.  I could see what he couldn’t 30 feet behind him.  He must wear his glasses all the time but since then developed headaches.  I spoke with his doctor and due to the fact that he still functioned with them, Continue reading “This Little Blue Thermos Is A MUST For Your Kids School Lunches!”


Goodbye Target. . .I Am Leaving You

Target White Marsh, Maryland

It is with a heavy heart, that on this day, I have decided to end my 10 year relationship with Target.  

For the past 10 years, Target has always been there for me. Through good times and bad times, I could always count on Target to help me muddle through the struggles of balancing home life, and work.   Target was my release.  Oh how I would roam the aisles aimlessly, filling my cart with great treasures for me, my kids or my home.  Target has been there for the emergency late night diaper or Tylenol Continue reading “Goodbye Target. . .I Am Leaving You”


6 Things To Do Right Now For A Stress Free Holiday!

Oh yes, the ever so busy holiday’s are right around the corner.  Can you believe there are only 51 days until Christmas? Every year I swear I am going to have a stress free holiday season.  And although I decorate early, (my tree is up today, ok it was up the day before Halloween -don’t judge) I still find myself running around like a lunatic.  So in order to avoid the starring role in my own Holiday Meltdown video,  I compiled a list of things to do to avoid a stressful holiday season.  Sidebar-if you didn’t watch the video, lol, it is a MUST!!! Continue reading “6 Things To Do Right Now For A Stress Free Holiday!”