I grew up in a family with traditions. We knew, more or less, what to expect at every major holiday, and it was nice to know what was coming. Now that Im a parent myself, I want Kaleb to benefit from these same types of traditions. But the pressures of wanting him to have the perfect Rockwellian holidays, as I remember having in my own childhood.
What I have discovered is this: I probably actually never had a holiday that went perfectly according to my parents plans. My family holidays with Kaleb w... read more »
In case I havent said it often enough over the past week or so, let me tell you now: my kid is really, really amazing. Sure, I know most parents say that about their children. But you know what? Were actually all correct!
Children are the most amazing little people, always changing and developing and gaining new skills. Its one of the most fascinating things in the world, especially with young children who are changing with every blink of the eye.
Last night, while I was preparing our supper, Kale... read more »
The documentary “Bully” will be released without a rating, its distributor, the Weinstein Company, announced Monday in a news release.The decision to release the film unrated comes after a contentious battle between the MPAA and “Bully’s” backers, including its director Lee Hirsch and Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein.The MPAA gave the film — which followed bullied children around for one year and spoke to the families of kids who committed suicide — an R-rating over six uses of the “F” expletive, a... read more »
No matter what I do, Kaleb is growing up. He has learned to identify colors, count objects, and sing numerous songs. His vocabulary continues to grow, and he is getting better and better at communicating with those around him. Hes also developing his own opinions and learning how to express them. As a preschooler, many of his opinions are expressed through defiance, so Im constantly looking for new ways to inspire Kaleb to do the right things: follow directions and follow the rules.
And Im trying to... read more »
I found out that there is another childrens consignment sale happening in a few weeks. Unlike the March sales I posted about several weeks ago, this is a sale I had never heard of before, and so cannot verify the quality of this sale. I think I already have all the clothes Kaleb will need this season, but he and I will probably go check out the sale anyway so Ill know if its one I want to attend next year.
For those of you who werent able to get what you needed at the last sales, or those who didnt at... read more »
This post is my entry to the Kissan's100% Real Blogger Contest. And here I am recollecting my memories to comeup with my 100% real experiences from my childhood years. To list all of themin a post will be a disgrace to the 16 years of my experience of living in allthe remote locations of my country. By remote, I mean they are not the coolsounding places that are worth a google-check in, mainly because I am still notsure if those places could be traced on the location searching devices. I havemany stories... read more »
Hooray! My facebook page (here) got another 10 likes.So I'm sharing a poem I wrote in grade 9. (I'm fairly certain I entered it into a fall fair competition and placed, but I can't quite remember)Enjoy! And thank you all for your support of me and my writing. :D
As the leaves change from green, to yellow, to sunflower gold,
Autumn seeds in their many numbers unfold.
With fallen leaves crunching beneath our feet,
Beautiful sunsets and sunrises, we do meet.
As the summer's heat comes to an end,
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Hello Everyone, I have many runner friends on Dailymile.com and recently one of them has come to me with a special request for help. His name is Dan and his family recently had a brush with a form of childhood Read More read more »
The Wizard of Oz (Pink Floyd version)seen @ "Brew View Movie Mondays" @ Hiro Ballroom, Maritime Hotel, New York NY1.30.12My first exposure to Pink Floyd, as I'm sure was the case for many people, was the song "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)." I remember there was a day camp I went to as a child in which some kids sung a version that mocked one of the head counselors. In high school, I got heavily into classic rock and naturally, Floyd was among the many bands I got deeply immersed into, though some ... read more »
Carrieseen @ Landmark Loews Jersey City, Jersey City NJ1.28.12My high school prom was on a boat, if you can believe that. For three hours we got to ride around the island of Manhattan on a little cruise ship rented for the occasion by my school. It was pretty awesome. I remember during the first few months of my senior year, I had a certain girl in mind that I wanted to take to the prom, but that went out the window once it became obvious that I was attracted to someone else. They say you never forget yo... read more »