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It's poetry in motion!

It's a lazy Monday here after a spectacular weekend! Our time was filled with adventure and love and beauty and joy and I can't wait to share it with all of you!

For now, it's time to announce the winners of the

BACK-TO-SCHOOL PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY!!!  featuring tickets to the Liberty Science Center, a $40 Visa Gift Card,  and some fun back-to-school essentials!  Hosted by {...a breezy life} and Maple Brown Sugar with our friends Momma Lew's Blog, Wine in Mom, Mommy University and Him & Me (But Mostly Me)
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Actually, you can stay where you are- the prize will come to you! I have just always wanted to say that! CONGRATS!!!!! Please e-mail me at with your mailing information and your package will be on it's way!

Joelle Franzo Daddino- You are the runner-up winner of a four pack of tickets to the Liberty Science Center!  Please also send me an e-mail (at with your mailin…

Tell me your troubles and doubts...

(it's a Time for Mom linkup)

A Letter to My Son {stream of consciousness} 

Dear PJ,

By the time you are old enough to read and understand this letter, you will likely be well aware of your Mommy's love of celebrity gossip. You may have agreed to watch an award show with me, or had to sit through Extra while we get ready for bedtime. I'm not embarrassed about it. Everybody has flaws, your Mommy more so than most.

With that out of the way, you will understand why Mommy was so sad to hear about the passing of Robin Williams. The news that he had taken his own life was very hard to hear.  Just a few nights ago, we curled up on the couch together to watch Aladdin, one of the few works by Mr. Williams that wouldn't be over your head given that you are four. You smiled and laughed as the Genie zipped around the screen, and I was so happy to share the joy of make-believe with you.

Sometimes, though, the people who are the most capable of bringing you a make-believe that you can…

Bicycle races are coming your way...

Say hi to Katherine from Him & Me (But Mostly Me). She is one of the bloggers taking part in the Back-to-School Prize Pack Giveaway and we're so happy to have her! Please stop by her blog and say hello! 
And don't forget to enter to win! CLICK HERE! ********************************************************************
It's Tuesday- Welcome to the Time for Mom Linkup!

A few weeks ago, we made a trip to Toys 'R Us for a special purchase- PJ's first "big boy" bike. It was one of those small-but-important milestones that I had been dreaming of since the moment I found out I was having a son. As we walked towards the bike section, visions of family bike trips and rides to the park danced in my head.

After some deliberation, we finally settled on a cool dude bike, green and black with some bright orange accents. We wheeled it to the car, stopping to take a picture before we loaded it in. It felt like such a big-kid thing to do, and I couldn't help but fe…


Last week I had the fun honor of taking part in a blogging event at the Liberty Science Center!

We first discovered the LSC last winter, when we took PJ up to visit the Curious George exhibit they were hosting at the time. I grew up a die-hard Franklin Institute girl, and I was skeptical of the LSC's ability to measure up for me.

I need not have doubted. Located in Jersey City, the LSC is 300,000 square feet of science, laid out in a huge, beautiful building in Liberty State Park. We found so many things to engage our young learner, and plenty of things to hold the interest of my husband and I. An easy drive up the Turnpike, it's a bit of a distance for us from South Jersey (a little over an hour), but well worth it! It's quickly becoming one of our favorite day trips!

On this day, PJ and I arrived at the LSC and were greeted by Teicia and Cristie, the brains behind Jersey Moms Blog {Hi, girls! waves wildly!}. We checked in and were whisked off for pictures with the visiti…