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Oh the Places You Can Go in New Jersey

November 5th, 2010

Our list below is a work in progress of all the family-oriented attractions you can take your children to in New Jersey. Inclusion on this list does not represent an endorsement. If we have visited this location within the last year it will most likely be reviewed in a blog on our Field Trip Fun…

Thankful Thanksgiving Thoughts – Day 4

November 5th, 2010

Tonight, after a day of visiting exhibitors and attending workshops at the NJEA Conference, I am reminded again of how thankful I am for what I have. For the non-teachers out there, you might wonder what really happens during the convention. What is it all about? Or perhaps you just think about the 2 extra…

Thankful Thanksgiving Thoughts – Day 3

November 4th, 2010

It’s after midnight, the busy events of last night, have set me back a few days in blogging. Please bear with me as I play catch up. But today and everyday, I am thankful for my firstborn. Without him, I would not be a mommy. I would still be running around, juggling more than I…

Thankful Thanksgiving Thoughts – Day 2

November 4th, 2010

Day 3 is almost ending and Day 4 is starting and I am already behind in my Thankful Thanksgiving Thoughts. :( I spent a lot of time yesterday thinking about all that I was thankful for and was fully prepared to spend my evening hours blogging away. But then, coming home from tutoring, SMASH!!! It…

Five Little Turkeys

November 1st, 2010

Thanksgiving Fun – Day 1 From my son’s Kindergarten Poetry Songbook Five Little Turkeys Author Unknown Five little turkeys sitting on the ground. The first one said, “Oh my, we’re getting round.” The second one said, “I smell Pumpkin Pie.” The third one said, “But we won’t cry!” The fourth one said, “Thanksgiving isn’t fun!”…

Thankful Thanksgiving Thoughts – Day 1

November 1st, 2010

How easy it is to get so caught up in our lives that we miss what’s truly important. We watch others… and think wouldn’t it be nice to have that… go there… drive that car. It’s after something tragic happens or we hear of another’s hardship that we are reminded of how blessed we are……

Questions Kids Ask – Why are Dalmations Firedogs?

October 29th, 2010

Questions Kids Ask…. from my Kindergartener: Why are Dalmatians firedogs? Answer: As it turns out Dalmatians have been popular since the 17th century, where the English first discovered the calming effects Dalmatians have on horses. So it goes wherever there were horses, there were Dalmatians. These dogs not only protected horses from other dogs and…

No fair, Shutterfly

October 28th, 2010

I can’t remember when my love affair with Shutterfly started, but I believe it began with a promotional code from the Pampers Gift to Grow program. One simple code and 50 beautiful cards later, I was in love. From there, we’ve ordered photo books to preserve some of our best family memories and cards to…

What’s cooking?

October 28th, 2010

Wanna know what we’re cooking up? Have you visited our Fun in the Kitchen blog lately?

Talking with my Children about Heaven

October 27th, 2010

It’s been a long day. For about 10 hours I cared for 5 boys, 6 and under, 2 not my own. From there, I went to tutor for two hours. I came home prepared to make treat bags for a Halloween party tomorrow and then get to blogging (lots of topics on the brain.) I…

Toy Review Tuesday -Magic Tree House Collection

October 5th, 2010

From across the library, this cover called out to my (then) 5 year-old. Moments later, on the drive home, as he heard the words he was entranced. What was this story about magic and treehouses? Mary Pope Osborne, the Magic Tree House author, reads her words with such talent that you can’t help but feel…

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…

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