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She Got her First Job and Why I’m Happy about It!

September 7, 2016 By · 5 Comments

My Little Girl got her First Job and why I’m happy about it!

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. They grow up in the blink of an eye, so may sure you are keeping them open with toothpicks or something. Now on a more serious note BalletGirl turned 16 this past summer and the very next day went out an applied every where we drove to and went online and applied to all the places she could think were local. After a few interviews over the phone and one in person she kept getting turned out. But it helped to teach her what she did wrong or could say better. You guys….she got the JOB! She got her first job!

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$5 Pirate Costume Inspired By Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today

September 6, 2016 By · 4 Comments

Sony Home Video provided me with the Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today DVD, however I purchased the pirate costume materials. The opinions in this post are my own.


Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today hits store shelves today, so don’t forget to grab your copy.  Nicoli watched Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today and of course it had lots of fun scenes but for him it is always the PIRATES. That seemed to be the one part he totally focused on. He loves dressing as a Pirate, jumping into his clear bin (his ship) and pushing play. Today I’m going to tell you how we made him a $5 Pirate Costume thanks to Dollar Tree.

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Mom, You Make Us Eat Poop?

August 29, 2016 By · 1 Comment

Sometimes it is nice to look back into the past and see the memories. I love that Facebook does this and now I’m going to touch on it a bit. Before you think it no I never fed my kids poop. I love how kids say the strangest things.


Yesterday BabyGirl came up with the strangest thought:

“Mom, why do we put cow poop on our plants?”

Yes, she overheard us talk about manure and asked what it was, from there she realized manure was cow poop. Gross.

“Umm, because it helps stuff grow.” Thinking she’d drop it now I went back to my research.

“Ewwwww, that means my tomatoes come from poop?”

Looking a bit confused, “No, honey. Tomatoes come from seeds.”

“But mom you put poop over my seeds! You make me eat poop!”

Yeah and just how do I clear this one up? I did try telling her it doesn’t grow in it because it comes out of it and is formed through the leaves. Now she says she’ll never eat potatoes because those don’t come out, they stay in it.

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Princesses Do Wear Glasses and So Can You

August 24, 2016 By · 6 Comments

Disclosure: This post was originally written for another site but it has been updated. It may also contain affiliate links.

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Yes, Princesses wear glasses and so can you was all about my little girl and how she discovered that the beauty really is inside you.  With school upon us many are getting those scares of starting school. Some are worrying they won’t have any friends, others want to have the cool clothes while some are afraid of their brand new braces or glasses. It doesn’t matter how old you are, that first time you get a pair of glasses you worry about how they will make you look and what others will think.

Remember that little girls, young and old worry about their looks.  They always want to be a Princess. Princesses  do wear glasses and so can you because you will discover not only what happened to my little girl but a list of a few Princesses that actually did wear glasses. My little girl was only 6 when she started Kindergarten but just before it she would find out she needed glasses. Out of three kids she was the only one that needed them and I wish I could say I was more prepared on how she would deal with it, but I wasn’t, so I’m here to hopefully help you out.


This would be her very first pair and while she was thrilled to get something new and was proud showing them off to her family it all went downhill the following morning. Why? Princesses that is why. Now I’m not saying anything mean about them but come on don’t we all dream of becoming a princess when we are little girls? Chances are your mom or dad even called you a princess growing up, I know that was her nickname.

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That morning she was running around the house when she suddenly stopped, everything got quiet and she walked up to me and said, “Mommy, I can’t be a Princess anymore. Princesses don’t wear glasses.” I could see she was hurting and her eyes looked very serious and about to tear up. I looked back into those dark brown eyes and replied, “Yes you can, I’m sure there is a princess that does. Yes, Princesses wear glasses, I’m sure of it. ”

Her response was, “No, there isn’t. Can you find one?” Immediately I knew I’d be on a quest, I mean what mom wants to see their child stop pretending to be a Princess?  I know I never did and I never wanted her to think her looks could ever prevent her from being one. I had to find Princesses that wore glasses.

Was there ever a Disney Princess or a Princess that wore glasses? Here’s what I found out by asking around the net and doing a bit of research. Yes, parents will go out there and search for things to help their little princesses smile again. We don’t want to see those sad faces.
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Future Presidents of America Camp in Indianapolis Review

June 30, 2016 By · No Comments

Wow, where do we start? Today’s post is going to be a midweek review of what they’ve all done at the Future Presidents of America Camp this past week in Indianapolis.  For those that are just finding this post, BabyGirl (aka Bella) was selected to go to this camp on a scholarship, which they do hope to eventually make enough money to do that with future students.  The camp is located at The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in Indianapolis, it is one week long and filled with activities and education.


Day 1:   Confidence & Qualifications:  Everyone was given a very nice binder, paper and the Benjamin Harrison book by Charles W. Calhoun. They selected where they would sit and did introductions. The students all learned how to fold and unfold the flag properly and the meaning of why it is folded that particular way. Being a military child and wife to a Marine I find this to be a very important lesson for all children to learn. Each day the kids get to raise the flag and at the end of the day they bring it back down and fold it. Each morning also begins with the Pledge of Allegiance, which once again I love hearing since so many schools these days are doing away with it. [Read more…]

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