Today Is My Birthday!!!

Kisses to me on my birthday!

Kisses to me on my birthday!

Today is my birthday … happy birthday to me … today is my birthday … happy birthday to me!

Gonna have a party …. gonna have a good time … yeah!

Ok well not really I am not having a party but I will be having some cake with my kiddos when Ki gets home we will bake the cake (she is at her Dad’s for the day) … so just had to say … Today is my birthday!

Happy 28th to me and a Happy Birthday to anyone else like Julia Roberts who shares my special day with me!

Make it a Happy Day!

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Let Kids Make Pizza For Dinner

Last week I went grocery shopping with my oldest and we were wondering whatever shall we do for dinner tonight (this was Saturday evening) and we figured something quick, easy but fun that we could make together … the answer? Pizza! That’s my favorite for sure and the kids can make it.

So Ki and I picked up a pack of 2 pizza doughs that are pre-made, some $1 pizza sauce, some pepperoni’s and one package of shredded cheese. What a great way to spend a nice evening together and knowing that the children would be able to taste test their creation afterwards was a plus!

So when Ki and I got home we took care of the groceries and around 5pm we were ready to get dinner started. The dishes were washed, table cleaned off, hands washed. I set two bowls with mozzarella cheese in one and cheddar cheese in another as well as a package of pepperoni (that was nearly gone due to everyone sneaking pieces) on the table.

Even Baby K joined in eating the cheese mostly, but he sat in his high chair and clapped and cheered us on making our pizza’s. Each child was able to place their own cheese and pepperoni on their own pizza for us to eat after it baked.

Ki had her creation, mozzarella cheese with pepperoni and then a bit of cheddar cheese on top:

7 Year Old's Pizza Creation

7 Year Old's Pizza Creation

AJ was all proud of his pizza that was mostly cheese (we all love cheese in this house) and here’s a pic of his:

Aj (age 3) Pizza Creation

Aj (age 3) Pizza Creation

SO next time you are thinking of making something, try pizza. You can even make it a healthier pizza with veggies on it, we just didn’t do that this time, surely we will try it next time!

Make it a Happy Day!

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Keeping Your Happy

Life is simply too short for two things:

  1. To live unhappily.
  2. To sweat the small stuff.

Thus the reason for this post, I want to ensure you are all living what makes you happy. I don’t mean you are always happy and smiling, what I mean is that you are living a life that is truly, in your heart making you a happy person. For me, I haven’t been living my happy for a while, but I am able to focus on my children, my blog and my business to create the happiness inside I needed to move forward.

Finding myself in a situation where my heart wasn’t feeling what it should, I had to make a hard decision, that ultimately will change my whole family situation. This is a hard situation and no one should have to feel like this, but the hard decision has been made, the situation will be resolved and i will move on in a positive way.

The fact of life is that it’s way to short to worry as much as I have been for as long as I have been. Sometimes a situation happens in your life that places you in a position to act on a tough choice but as long as you take the time to truly think about the situation, listen to what your heart is saying and from my experience, don’t think about things and make decision when your menstrual cycle is there, because in all reality I don’t think clear during that time of month, nor can most of us.

When faced with a tough decision you need to sit down and do what is “therapy” for you, this may be counseling, it may be talking to a close friend, it may be sitting in utter silence or for me it’s writing. Writing is my therapy, so although I haven’t been writing as much as I usually do on my blog, I have been writing letters and notes all over this past week and finally have come to the realization of a decision that has been weighing me down for nearly a year now. The decision has been made, the situation will be resolved within a few weeks and already I am feeling a bit of relaxation knowing I got it off my chest and am able to move on.

So if you have anything weighing on your shoulders, be certain to think clearly about it, truly take the time to weigh your options and move forward in a way that will make yourself and your family a happier one in the long haul!

I still feel guilty, I still feel sad but in my heart I am happier than I have been in the past year. So sad to say this out loud, considering what’s about to happen in my life, but it’s true, I am actually finding my happy again because it was lost along the past year … finally my happy will return and my independent nature of taking care of myself and my children as well as optimistic thinking will make me succeed in happiness again!

Make it a Happy Day!

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Meet Winter The Dolphin Essay Contest


I am so excited to be sharing with you an essay contest where your child is to write about an animal that has most inspired them in 200 words or less. This is a great way to practice writing skills while sharing a hero animal type of story.

Parents should read the contest details by clicking here to open a PDF file with all the details. Contest rules may be found here.

Scholastic will send one grand prize winner to Clearwater, Florida to see Winter the Dolphin.

Send entries to:
Scholastic’s Meet Winter the Dolphin Contest
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

Each entry must include student’s name, age, and grade; teacher’s name; and school name, address, and phone number.

All entries must be received by November 30, 2009. Winners will be announced on or around December 14th. No purchase necessary. Open to legal residences of 50 United States and D.C. ages 6-14 as of November 30th 2009. Void where prohibited.

Make it a Happy Day!

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The Flu Has Hit

So it’s official, my daughter started having a headache last night, woke up crying and sounded horrible. She had a temp of 101.4 and today her temp went as high as 102.4. She is officially sick and from talking to my pediatrician she does have the flu, what type is unknown but she did get her seasonal flu shot last Monday.

Pediatrician’s office stated they are seeing more of the Swine type flu rather than the seasonal so they stated the symptoms s0und like that, either way I don’t really need a label to place on it, she is simply sick. The Tylenol keeps her fever down and her only symptoms are the fever as of now, since her headache went away overnight.

Just staying calm, keeping fluids in her and making sure she keeps all her cups and plates separate and doesn’t breath in her brothers faces, etc. All we can do is be there for her and keep supporting her (and remind her to not run around when that Tylenol kicks in).

So that’s where I am at .. MIA today for a while due to tending to a sick child!

Make it a Happy Day!

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Keeping My Children Healthy During Flu Season

I was invited by the One2One Network and Boiron to write about how I keep my children and family healthy during flu season.

Boirons New Children's Products

Boirons New Children's Products

What I Do To Keep My Family Healthy

I am not a huge fan of regular cold and flu medicines but rather washing hands, hand sanitizers and keeping my children healthy through getting plenty of vitamin C.

We have hand soap and hand sanitizers beside our kitchen sink, in our cars and in the bathroom near that sink. My children are taught to wash their hands before and after eating a meal as well as to wash as soon as we get back from a movie theater, playground or similar public area.  My theory on keeping children healthy is to teach them good hygiene practices, it’s really all I can do aside from them getting the seasonal flu shot.

Will I Give My Children the H1N1 Flu Shot?

I will be very honest about this, I did give my children the seasonal flu shot the past couple years, however, I did not use it during the first year it was out. I had heard too much about how sick some people got on it. As with all medications and vaccines, every person is different. This year I will be honest that I am uncertain if I will give my children the H1N1 flu vaccine, as of right now our pediatrician doesn’t have it in, they only had the seasonal flu vaccine and so the kids got that.

I am leaving the opinion of H1N1 up to my ex for my daughter and with our boys, well I am going to research the vaccine a bit more because I am the type to research a medication and vaccine prior to giving it to my child.


Keeping my children and family healthy is a simple combination of ensuring they get enough vitamins, are up to date on vaccines and practice good hygiene.  That is all we can do to keep our family healthy. I do make sure to have cold and flu medications on hand should the need arise to use them, although medications are a back up, and not used right away.

Get a coupon for Boirons products by clicking here, that way you can save to have the medicines your family may need on hand when the flu or cold strikes!

Make it a Happy Day!

Disclosure: Keeping with the new FTC rule that will be set forth for bloggers to have a disclosure effective December 1st, I have to dislose that this post was sponsered by the One2One Network and I didn’t recieve money for this post, I do get to receive a free full size sample of all 3 of Boirons children’s products (shown in image above).

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