Does this happen to you when you attend your kids’ events?
I go to his games and I’m as focused as he is. Nothing else matters, all my problems temporarily cease to exist, I don’t have any financial problems, all anxiety is gone, and there is no stress. It’s all about the game. It’s all about him.
His games are my get-a-away moments. For just about an hour and half, everything in life is perfect, we’re completely happy and the only thing of concern is winning this game.
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Mason’s 1st birthday party was a success and thanks to Shutterfly.com I got the photobook full of pictures to prove it! I’ve built memories for Mason that will last him a lifetime! You’re all welcome to view the photobook I’ve just ordered for him.
Click on the link below to view the photobook.
Mason Alexander’s 1st Birthday!
Family Christmas gift exchange idea
Single mommies have tight budgets. I know how it is. You wish you could get a gift for every member of your family, but your budget doesn’t allow it, so you decide christmas presents only for the kids this year.
Believe it or not, big kids aka “adults” also look forward to opening christmas presents on christmas morning…I know I do. Why disappoint them this year?
I have a large family. A few years back we discovered a great way to make sure every big kid in our family receives at least ONE gift by using Elfster.com. Elfster is a free website that simplifies gift giving in more ways then one. It’s fun and easy to use.
The steps are simple. First, create a group that includes all the people who would be participating in the gift exchange. They will receive an email invitation asking them to accept. Then, schedule a date when names will be drawn. Elfter.com will draw the names automatically on the date you scheduled. Each participant will receive an email with the name that was drawn for them and the gift buying process may begin.
Elfster is the perfect holiday entertaining game for friends and families, office parties and communities! Its features include:
+ Universal wishlists
+ Anonymous Q&A (think “what is your favorite color?”)
+ Personalized gift recommendations
+ Activity updates, or “exchange feed”
+ Group discussions, and more.
Make that “Big kid” in your family happy this year and start an online gift exchange, but remember to keep your secret Santa identity a secret!
Single Mommingly Yours, M
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First cut at Cartoon Cuts in Miami, Florida
Before and After
I’ve waited a whole year for this day and now that he’s 1 year old, I could take him to get his first cut. After work, I picked up my little man and we headed straight to Cartoon Cuts.
The tragic events of September 11, 2001 left most of us with sad memories and distaste for this day. Every year we are reminded of the many innocent lives that were lost and the visual representation of ugliness that is called hate.
I was still living in New York on that day when the famous World Trade Center towers met its end and chaos erupted throughout the city. I was a part of that history. I remember clearly the impact that it had on the world.
Naturally, the last thing I wanted was to have my child born on such an ugly day.
But history is not a forecast to the future nor should it be a predetermined factor as to how we choose to live our lives. Everyday God offers us little intricate blessings of hope. Most of them go unnoticed, but they’re there. I have to keep this in mind when the guilty feeling attempts to creep up on me for wanting to celebrate and rejoice this day. My blessing came with a huge bang one year ago today. As much as I resisted and hoped that my little boy would not come on this date, my stubborn boy still came. He couldn’t wait another day to meet his momma. Mason Alexander entered this world on September 11, 2012, while the rest of the world mourned and remembered those who lost their lives back in 2001. I saw his face and instantly my world was changed for the better. September 11th now has rays of sunshine seeping through its dark clouds.
What an amazing way of converting such a sad day into a beautiful hope for the future.
Happy birthday, my sweet innocent child. You are my biggest blessing from God.
Single Mommingly Yours, M.
Hey mommies! Here’s a chance to win $10,000.00 for your loved ones!
Have your child describe what he/she would like to be when they grow up and enter this contest to win.
Hurry up! Contest ends September 30, 2013! Good luck!
The Children’s Place Contest