Clipless…Moms New Favorite Toy. #Giveaway @GetClipless

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kitchenI like toys…I like toys for grown ups…I like toys for grown ups that kids don”t get to play with and I really like toys for grown ups that kids don’t get to play with that make my life easier.

So please let me introduce you to my newest toy…<insert drum roll please>

Clipless for your cell phone…a way to secure your cell phone to your clothes, your purse, your wall, your mirror, your hair, your dogs legs…

Okay, well, not your hair or your dogs legs, but just about anywhere else you can think of. And what a bit of a life saver and a total convenience too!

I’d never heard of this until Susan at clipless gave me a jingle, well, she actually shot me an email, and asked me if I’d like to review her product?

Would I? Oh hail yes! If it’s going to make my life simpler, I am all.over.it!

How does it work?wall mount

Well, clipless is a unique and innovative mounting system that allows you to secure phones and tablets to a variety of surfaces, from clothes to walls.

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Broccoli, Celery, Gotta Be…Come On Now, Sing It With Me! VeggieTales! Giveaway For The New DVD!

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veggie talesI’d like to know if there is any child on this planet who doesn’t like singing vegetables, because if there is I’d like to adopt them.

Like now, please. Thank you.

Okay, okay…I’ll stop and get down to important blogging here.

Lil’ ole’ moi was offered an opportunity to receive the DVD of the brand new VeggieTales movie, Beauty and the Beet.

Yippee!

Only, I didn’t let the kids on it because I wanted it to be a surprise…Oh Lawrd, when will I ever learn?

Trying to keep anything secret from the kids is like trying to eat the last Tollhouse cookie in my closet.

They always find out.

Which means they get all the fun when a package arrives and I have to sit here like like a one legged Halloween witch with a broken broom.

Anyhow, when the package was opened the two younger kids were excited to see that we had received a cute little tote bag and a flash drive loaded with all sorts of fun facts about VeggieTales along with the DVD.

Now, just for a moment I want you to close your eyes and imagine two children, one boy, one girl, one seven, one nine, fighting over who the DVD was for.

Wanna know how I ended that fight?

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Is That My Face On A Wanted Poster?!?

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wantedIt isn’t everyday I have the privlege of walking into the house after spending hours shopping for the kids Halloween costumes to find five of my six my children have been engaging in an art contest over which one of their “wanted” posters will be my new facebook profile picture.

But there you have it…

And apparently they’ve been working on this for a while.

Especially considering that my youngest child and only daughter had a submission waiting for approval and I had just spent the better part of the afternoon teaching her that swallowing dead flies floating around in the pool does not automatically mean she’s had her dinner.

But it’s close.

Matter of fact, even Mr. Madhouse was busy drawing away. Seems I left my lap top open and he happened to read a rough draft of a blog post I was working on but hadn’t published yet.

Oops…

I also think I should mention that part of the reason this art contest in my family is taking place because I was selected to receive an item for review from the folks over at My Art Gallery For Kids.

Yay Team!DSC00145

Now I’m pretty sure that this little contest would have happened with or without the frames I received. But they helped!  ;)

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What Is A Stay-At-Home-Mom? A “How To” Guide Expecting the Unexpected

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old-computerThis is not a tale of a fateful trip aboard a tiny ship, (God please. let them know I’m referring to Gilligan’s Island. Please don’t let me date myself on my blog) nor is this a tale of the obvious about SAHM’s.

Everyone already knows that your typical SAHM is anything from an unpaid, peanut butter and jelly sandwich making bottom feeder, (<— That comment from my favorite group of women’s libbers) to an unappreciated plumber.

So I’m not going to bother with the obvious, instead…for your reading pleasure…I’m going to introduce you to the world of the unexpected expectations of the stay-at-home-mom.

#1.  You are now the official babysitter for the entire neighborhood and all of their friends.

        Example: “Hi Sharon, it’s Mable from around the corner and down the street about 37 blocks from your neighbor Gertrude. I was wondering if you could babysit my identical triplets so I can get my andirons polished.

         Answer: “Why not? I’m already watching aunt Rita’s great-grandaughters best friend’s cousin’s adopted son.

#2.  Expect to be the official royal taste tester to all of your little grand viziers.

        Example: “EW! Mom…This orange is fuzzy! Taste it and tell me if  it’ll kill me. Oh, and sister won’t take the bubble gum medicine. She likes grape.” need positive and knife

         Answer: Daughter, watch mommy take the medicine…yummy! And son, since I can hear that orange calling you names may I suggest you burn it.”

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“But Mom! It’s Still 500 Degrees Outside!”

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katie and jacketBe that as it may, I insist that you put this on right now and smile pretty cause mommy wants to take some pictures.”

And with those words, “I want to take a picture,” my daughter immediately stopped her tantrum and smiled pretty.

Please just ignore the fact that her hair isn’t brushed, her nightgown is still on and the mess in the living room.

Thank you.

What we have here today for your viewing pleasure is a jacket sent us to from Magnamini.com.

Why did they send us a jacket?

Because they wanted our opinion on their button-less jackets.

Did you catch that?

Button-less!

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Family Game Night…Time To Put Granny’s Monopoly Away @na2ure

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tiddlywinksGAME NIGHT! How we love game night over here.

Except for  “Global Thermonuclear War.” That can be bad.

Why?

Because #1. It sure ain’t tiddlywinks and if your kids play it the way mine do, you won’t have any plates left to eat off of.

But you sure will have lots of holes in the walls.

And #2. Having anything thermonuclear in your house is illegal.

Or so I’ve been told.

So what is one to do when the kids complain that they’ve played every video game invented, watched every youtube.com video ever uploaded and have seen every cartoon ever drawn?

Go to na2ure.com and show them something they’ve never seen before.

No, no, no…you’re not going through Falken’s Maze!

You’re going to play with animal tiles. And I promise…it’s much safer than global thermonuclear war.

And none of your dishes will be destroyed.

The idea behind the game is to ‘build’ as many animals as you can. Each player gets seven tiles and will draw new tiles as they play.

Easy peasy.game night

The idea is to put together the anatomical parts of an animal.

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If You Like Someone Secoind Guessing Your Every Move…

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be a parent theyllmove out soonerThen by all means, have kids. Have lots of kids because when you only have one you’re missing out on all of the fun.

And for those who want half a dozen or more, well, bless your little souls. I guess watching Eight is Enough or 19 kids and counting just wasn’t very clear, so let me try since I own a six pack.

Multiple children are a blessing and a permanent headache.

They’ll also be reason you keep spare toilet plungers.

So…what’s the first thing to expect when you add child #2 to your family?

Jealousy. Lots of jealousy.

Your oldest child will be jealous of the attention the baby gets, your spouse will be jealous of the attention the baby gets, dad will be jealous that baby sees more boobs than he does and mom will be jealous when everyone else is sleeping.

The next thing to expect?

Memory lapses.

You used to know what day it was but now you have to check your child’s lunch calender, your cell phone or by checking the menu button on your DirectTV.mommy has headache play in traffic

Now…What was I just saying? Oh yeah…something about memory.

The third expectation?

For the first time in your life you have to tell your friend on the phone to hold on while you grab the safety scissors from child #1 as they attempt to cut the baby out of the playpen.

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