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Cheating is Ok

September 29th, 2010

I love my boys. I love to bake.  I always have these grand visions of the types of cakes and cupcakes I want to create to celebrate the special times in their lives. But then sometimes life gets in the way…and I struggle between my desire to stay up late to create a wonderful cupcake/cake and awake…

Lego Star Wars Armored Assault Tank

September 28th, 2010

We are celebrating another birthday in the Auer household. Our firstborn just turned 6. Where does the time go? One day it’s teddy bears and blankies. The next it’s Star Wars and Legos. In this case combined in one. The first gift my son received, from daddy and me, was the Lego Star Wars Armored…

What have you learned?

September 24th, 2010

Mark Hicks, Illustrator I’ve been a teacher, a tutor, a Girl Scout Leader, a mother and more. But each new chapter of my life has taught me there is always something more to learn. In the 3 weeks since I sent my first-born to Kindergarten, I have learned so much more about him, myself, and…

Monday Morning Music- Songs with Character

September 13th, 2010

I stumbled upon this CD, Songs with Character, music with a message, a few weeks back at our local library. It only took one song to make me realize I just had to tell you about this CD. As I listened to the Chasing Bluebirds band sing, “Keep your hands to yourself, ” I smiled….

Giggleberry Fair – Cliff Notes Version

September 8th, 2010

:D So if you haven’t noticed, I love to talk or in the case of blogging, write. My latest post about Giggleberry Fair was a bit long. Here I offer you the Cliff Notes version and why Giggleberry Fair is a trip worth taking with your family. My boys and I recently were invited to participate…

School Day Snacks- Rainbow Glitter Bars

September 3rd, 2010

Here’s something not only yummy to eat but pretty to look at. Our friends shared the recipe with us. Today, we’re baking it up to share with you. Rainbow Glitter Bars Ingredients for the Bars shortening 1 egg 1 cup granulated sugar 2 sticks butter or margarine, softened 2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Ingredients…

Fun in the Kitchen Fridays meets School Day Snacks

September 3rd, 2010

Over here at Professor of Play, we love baking. It’s so simple to take some ingredients, mix it up in a bowl, and bake up something delicious. Plus it’s so much FUN. With the school year starting I aniticipate my boy’s appetite will multiply. Your children’s probably will too. So School Day Snacks will provide you…

Yea or Nay – Chocolate Milk

September 1st, 2010

Consider these facts from the New York Times article, A School Fight Over Chocolate Milk. By age 11, children drink more soda than milk. 71 % of the milk served in our schools across the country is flavored. Chocolate milk can contain about twice as much sugar as plain low-fat milk. The same amount of…

Hiss, A Colorful Snake-making Game

August 31st, 2010

This week, I am reviewing Hiss, a colorful snake-making game my 4 year-old recently received as a gift for his birthday. The game is suggested for ages 4 and up and for 2 – 5 players. The typical game last 15 minutes. At first glance this game seems a little difficult for the typical 4…

Lunchbox Blues??? – KIS

August 31st, 2010

Have you got the lunchbox blues? Are you struggling over what to pack your kids for lunch? I know I did. I have been pouring over article after article and searching the web for ideas. My boys love PB & J, but I have to tell you I am not really excited about the prospect of making it…

Giggling it up at Giggleberry Fair

August 27th, 2010

Field Trip Fridays – Giggleberry Fair, Peddler’s Village My boys and I recently were invited to participate in a Blogger’s event at Peddler’s Village. I am not sure what excited us more the opportunity to view the beautiful grounds of Peddler’s Village or the chance to climb mountains, play, and giggle together at Giggleberry Fair….

Are you ready?

August 23rd, 2010

It’s 7 am. And I am up. I’m not quite fully awake, but I figure it’s time to stop sleeping in and start getting my act together. It’s 15 days till the first day of school. OH MY GOSH! I am so not ready. Are you? This year is dramatically different for us. This year…

Yea or Nay – The Circus

August 11th, 2010

One of the parts of my childhood I remember fondly were annual trips to the circus. I remember sitting in a dimly lit arena staring down at the three rings in amazement. Tigers were jumping through hoops. Elephants were parading around. Trapeze artists were flying through the air. In my youthful innocence I was caught up in the…

Sweet Dreams Dorothy

July 27th, 2010

As part of our Toy Review Tuesday blog, blogger Jennifer Auer reviews the Sweet Dreams Dorothy musical book.

We will do for others, What we can't do for her

July 21st, 2010

It has been almost a month since the world lost a beautiful girl, Brielle Theresa Santo. After 16 days of life, she passed peacefully in her mother and father’s loving arms on June 25, 2010 from complications related to Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. I did not know her directly. This angel is niece to a very…

Field Trip Friday – Philadelphia Zoo

July 10th, 2010

Who doesn’t love the zoo? I am fortunate enough to live within an hour’s drive of two great zoos, The Cape May County Park and Zoo and The Philadelphia Zoo. This blog is about our experiences at The Philadelphia Zoo. I will also tell you that we are members of The Philadelphia Zoo. The Philadelphia…

Fruit Pockets

July 2nd, 2010

One of the coolest things to do in the kitchen is to create your own recipes on a whim. Just grab up some ingredients, get creative, and see what you come up with. That is how Fruit Pockets came about.  We had a Rock ‘ N’ Roll Party yesterday complete with a Smoothie and Pizza…

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