Top 10 Horrible Things You Should Never Tell Your Kids

Sadly, this reminds me of someone to the T. Unbelievable.

10. “I’m living the life I’ve always wanted…or am I? I don’t know, I’m drunk again, so I really don’t know my own reality.”

9. “Oh, I didn’t get your Dad’s text or email about your event. I was too busy posting about my inebriated adventures on Facebook. I’ll check it later.”

8. “Yeah, I’m going to your game. My ride to the club is one of your teammate’s parents, and we’re carpooling. Kill two birds…”

7. “Honey, I can’t make it to your game today. I’m getting myself a sweet tattoo today – but good luck!”

6. “You need money for your field trip? I don’t have any money right now.” (said while unloading a bag filled with beer and wine with new tattoo exposed)

5. “This is a bad report card and yes, you can sleep over at your friend’s house.”

4. “I know my boyfriend told you to ‘shut up’ but I want you to have thick skin.”

3. “I should really discipline you but in all honesty, I’m just not a micromanager.”

2. “Hi kids – I missed you guys this weekend. So glad you’re home. I left the dishes in the sink for you guys to take care of – we had a big party this weekend while you were gone!”

1. “Listen, when your Dad and I were married, it was because of me that he spent so much time with you. I would tell him to take you out for ice cream because I had to come home and change for the club and just couldn’t bear hearing you kids begging for me to stay home. It made me feel guilty and I just didn’t want to deal with that.”


The Creative Pay-It-Forward

Posted this on my FB wall this morning:

“The first 5 people to comment on this update will receive a surprise from me! There will be no warning & it will happen whenever the mood strikes me! The catch? Those 5 people must make the same offer in their FB status. You must pay it forward too! ♥”

I cannot wait to send out little surprises to the 5 (actually 4 right now) people commented.

#2 – Makeover Our Patio – DONE

It’s still a work in progress, but we’re getting there. Hubby and I are so excited for this transformation. I cannot wait to sit outside and enjoy the cool breezes in the summertime and sip on a warm drink in the fall. I cannot wait to host our next get-together and make use of our new outdoor space. Take a peek at what we’ve been working on.

Some progress…

More progress…

Thirty Five & Still Alive

Just wanted to pop in to say “I’m still here.” Here’s a recap of what’s been going on since my last post:

  • Well…I am officially in my mid-30s. : )
  • I’m working on my 35 Things to Do Before… list
  • I’m planning a Rock Star Birthday for my soon-to-be 4 year old diva. I will definitely be posting pictures from her birthday party.
  • Finally…completed and sent out our recent family newsletter. Always a feeling of accomplishment for me.
  • Work has been kicking my pregnant butt…at least I finally have my maternity parking spot and boy, what a hassle it was to get that.

If you didn’t catch that last bullet or a mention in a previous post, I am expecting a Baby Girl this August. Maternity leave cannot get here fast enough. It’s like having Senioritis your last year in high school…just sayin’.

I will try to be better at posting more often…hope you’re all having a great week!



I absolutely loved happythankyoumoreplease. Since I don’t watch the sitcom “How I  Met Your Mother”, I had no idea who Josh Radnor was. Not only did he star in this Indie, he also wrote and directed it too. BTW, he is the spitting image of my brother-in-law…I would believe it if he told me he had a twin in Hollywood. A total feel-good movie – loved this!

Beautiful Boy

What a powerful movie, especially from a parent’s point of view. The premise of Beautiful Boy is of a couple struggling to keep their marriage together while closing the gap with their only son, a mysteriously quiet and distant college student. It is a tragic event that brings this couple closer than they have been in a very long time and reveals many deep thoughts and feelings that they would otherwise not have been able to face.


Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

This weekend, I was finally able to watch Beats Rhymes & Life – a documentary following the past and present career of my all-time favorite hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Back in the day (on the boulevard of Linden), my crew and I would use their music as a backdrop to our lyrics. They were truly instrumental in my life and especially in my adoration for music today. Hip-hop has not been the same – although the styles are appreciated on its own level, nobody has been placed on that same pedestal that holds my favorite group. They are always the point of reference and comparison for me, anyway, especially when music is the topic of conversation with my kids.

I loved this documentary – it illustrates the trials and tribulations of a group of young friends with different backgrounds and similar threads; the rise to fame; the challenges of friendship in the music business; and loyalty.

A true must-see for any ATCQ fan out there!

Blue Valentine

I love it when I run into a good story that takes a level of courage to tell.  I really felt like Blue Valentine had a raw element that made the actors and the story so true and convincing, so real. Because of this movie, I am a big fan of Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling – they take their job to another level and truly assume the character they’re playing. A must-see…just not one to watch around the kiddies.

My Life Without Me

I’m so happy that I was able to watch yet another awesome indie film, My Life Without Me. It was so good, I watched it twice and even coerced the Hubby to watch it – he enjoyed it as well.

Casting was perfect, the performance by Sarah Polley (as Ann) was so convincing and real, and the message behind the film was so touching.  Minus some “adult” scenes, this is definitely a movie I’d love for our children to watch. It makes you appreciate life and inspires you to create meaning behind it. I absolutely LOVED it and can watch it over and over again.