Are you a Party Stage Mom?
Take this quiz and find out.
1. THE HOST ANNOUNCES START OF “BRING ME” GAME, YOU …
a. Stay at your seat and wait for your child to come over and ask for the bring me item.
b. Stay at your seat and open your bag and hold on to your wallet.
c. Sit on the kiddie chair beside your child, heart palpitating and with bag, wallet and make-up kit open. Heck, you even brought the invite! They always ask for it:-)
2. HOST TELLS YOUR CHILD TO PICK A PRIZE, YOU …
a. Let your child and “ate” (nanny) pick any prize.
b. Make a quick peek from afar of what is in the table and tell your child to get an airplane. If he comes back with the simplest of toy cars, it’s alright, that’s what he likes.
c. Go with your child to the prize table and tell him [Read More...]
Report cards are out! Unfortunately we got a grade that will forever banish our chance of getting up the stage this March for that coveted medal? I grieved a little, ok a lot, and I remembered tucked away in my files is one interesting read. It made me feel a bit better. And just in case we will be seated together clapping for those honor rolls, I hope it will do the same for you:-)
The following speech was delivered by top of the class student Erica Goldson during the graduation ceremony at Coxsackie-Athens High School on June 25, 2010
I am now accomplishing that goal. I am graduating. I should look at this as a positive experience, especially being at the top of my class. However, in retrospect, I cannot say that I am any more intelligent than my peers. I can attest that I am only the best at doing what I am told and working the system. Yet, here I stand, and I am supposed to be proud that I have completed this period of indoctrination. I will [Read More...]
My kids and I love the rain. We welcome the coolness it brings after the long hot days. We love the sound it makes as it makes drum beats on our rooftop. And we love the after smell of the rain on the crisp grass. Somehow, rain brings warmth despite the physical coolness.
To introduce rain to my 3 year old, I let him hear one of my favorite “happy” songs, “Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head.” He loved it! He was able to sing through most parts of the song after a few playbacks. The lyrics are light, melody beautiful and happy, plus it’s a good way to introduce our kids to adult music.
And as a #ParentingNerd, I had to level up our experience a bit and go beyond the music. We made rain clouds inspired by Activity Corner. Wait, what? #ParentingNerd? You read it right, it’s a site dedicated to kid-obsessed, nerdy parents like us! And yay! TheGoMom was chosen to be one of the contributors at CERELAC & GERBER’s #ParentingNerd blog. Here, you can check out maximum cuteness level arts and crafts, awesome plate-ups, kiddie micro-fashion to rival the Beckham’s and proven tasty, nutritious food tricks to make those picky eaters gobble up their meal.
This cute, yet very easy rain cloud would be my first contribution.