“We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.” -Henry Ward Beecher I never realized how unconditionally my parents love me until I had children. I blush as I reminisce on some of my childhood escapades. Regardless of my failures and arrests mistakes my parents were always there. They never shamed […]
With Summer around the corner, fitness challenges are popping up everywhere. Who are kidding? I’m not gonna sit around doing a gazillion push ups, planks, and pull ups. Pssssh!!!! In honor of Mother’s Day (May 12) I thought it would be fun to do a Mom Challenge for May. Some are easier than others, but […]
I just finished Mo’s birthday invites. As I reviewed his friend list the diversity of his classmates dawned on me. His invite list looked like a UN summit: Syrian, Russian, Latino, African American, Asian, Arab and Multiracial. At the tail end of his academic year at a new school I realized just how diverse Mo’s […]
What do me, Danica Patrick, Juvenile, Elton John, and Sarah Jessica Parker have in common? Well, in addition to great hair and expensive taste in clothes, we all share the same birthday. You can see what celebrities were born on the same day as you here.
“Sunshine on My Shoulders” by John Denver could have been blasting in the delivery room while my mom was pushing me out. It was the #1 song on my birthday. This site lets you see the #1 song for any particular date: your birthday, anniversary, etc. On the day Morris was born, it was “Let it Burn” by Usher, and my MD was doing the tootsie roll to “Lollipop” by Lil Wayne as she pulled a breeched Bronson out.
If you want to know how old you are in dog years, your birth tree, or when you were concieved (TMI for me) then check out this site. It will give you a gazillion tidbits regarding the day you were born. I will sleep much bettr tonight knowing that the Mayan Calendar long count date of my birthday is 22.214.171.124.7 which is 12 baktun 18 katun 0 tun 12 uinal 7 ki.
And last but not least, I just might grab some free grub at Black Angus, Captain D’s, Daphne’s Greek Cafe, or Souplantation then hop on over to Baskin Robbins for a free 2.5 scoop of ice cream. This site shows you all kinds of freebies you can get in your neighborhood or online for your birthday. The free swag doesn’t stop there. You can also check out the freebies for your kids and your pet.
So, don’t be a birthday scrooge on your special day. These sites will hopefully make getting older (and wiser) just a little bit of fun.
On March 16, 1968 my parents were married in Bangkok, Thailand. Two kids and 45 years later they are still happily married. Both have retired from great careers, but that doesn’t mean they have slowed down much. They spend their time working with causes they believe in and also visiting their wonderful, handsome, and hilarious […]
Is it me, or are Sweet 16 parties getting out of hand? When I turned 16, we’d get together for a sleepover, eat pizza, cake & ice cream, and maybe try and watch a rated R movie on HBO through the fuzzy lines. Recently Diddy’s son turned 16, he got a Maybach. Kids are having over […]
People tease me because I keep my kids on a regular schedule. Blame the tight ship on my military father. Or maybe it’s just the anal part of me. I am a regimented person and I like order. Our nightly routine provides balance in our home and it gives me peace of mind because I […]
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!! Valentine’s Day has gotten a bad rap lately from love scrooges, but it truly is great to have 1 day designated out of the year to spread love. Spread love year round and make February 14 extra special for the ones in your heart. Here’s some great love quotes to inspire: “You […]
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
So, I’m not a really big New Year’s gal. I get more into the New Year’s Day meal than making resolutions. I don’t deter the boys from the fun though. They heard so many people talking about New Year’s resolutions they decided to get in on the crap fun. This will be interesting to review […]