25 Jul, 2024

Munchkin Monday! Meet Baby Isabella!

Smarty Pants Mama is pleased to annouce this week’s Munchkin! Name: Isabella MarieAge: 17 monthsBirthday: 10/25/06 Likes: building towers with her blocks and knocking them down, “reading” books, holding and playing with her dolls, playing with her grandfather (Lolo), watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, “splash-splash” (bathtime), applesauce, going “bye-bye”, climbing where she shouldn’t climb, Elmo, moo-ing […]

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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! Sorry for the no real post today! Had a doctor’s appointment for my knee, followed by physical therapy where I think they wanted to rip my knee out of its skin! See you Monday for Munchkin Monday! Don’t forget to nominate your munchkin to be featured! To get the details of what to […]

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Thursday Thirteen – This Stinkin’ Knee!

So we all certainly have at least 1 thing in life that drives us bonkers! It may be a neighbor, an in-law, a disorganized garage. Bill Cosby once said, “You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything – even poverty – you can survive it.” Isn’t that the […]

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Tackle It Tuesday – 3 months later…..

Okay, it’s now been 3 full months since Christmas morning! Yes, I’ve put away the lights, the tree and the way too many decorations. However, what still lingers in a pile, a pile that has moved from room to room, is the adorable photo Christmas cards we received. I have a thing for these cards. […]

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Munchkin Monday! Meet Baby Robert!

Smart Pants Mama is pleased to present this week’s Munchkin Monday! Name: RobertAge: Almost 9 monthsBirthday: 06/27/07 Likes: sleeping in bed with mommy, playing with his favorite toy – a spoon, playing with things he’s not supposed to: pulling on wires, ripping paper, pulling the curtains, hitting the guinea pigs water while he’s drinking so […]

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Recall Wednesday!!!

Last week I recommended the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSV) listserv (www.recall.gov) to receive current recall information on the products in your home. As a current subscriber of this listserv, I will post any recall information I receive on this blog on Wednesdays – hence Recall Wednesday! On the right sidebar of this […]

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Fishful Thinking!

My daughter is beginning her toddler years and her personality is really starting to shine through. She has a great sense of humor, finding everyone and everything hysterical! She is pretty even tempered, although at times she does have a tiny temper tantrum when she has to wait for a certain toy or a cookie. […]

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Crib Climber – AHHHHHH

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! So my munchkin will turn 17 months in 10 days, yet on Saturday she reached a milestone that the majority of toddlers don’t reach until well into 2 years – she climbed out of her crib!!! As a parent, this is a very terrifying moment. A child’s size and strength with […]

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What’s in your playroom? Is it recall time?

So these toy recalls don’t want to stop. It feels like every week we’re hearing about lead paint on a toy that was made in China. I get nervous when I read about these. Does my daughter have one of these toys on her play shelf, at Nana’s or at her cousin’s house? Rather than […]

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The Better TV

[ad#Google in Content] My husband swore that Barney would never play at our house – this was obviously before our little one was born and he became the biggest mush for her. With nearly a dozen “kid” channels available, we’ve found that Sprout TV, the PBS Kids, toddler version, to be the best. It plays […]

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Ready for College?

Sitting up, crawling, walking, and first words are mighty milestones, however the inevitable still lingers, your little one will grow and have her first day of kindergarten, join a soccer team, go on 1st dates, drive a car, and begin the college days. In the little more than 10 years that I graduated college, my […]

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Let’s Get This Party Started!

It’s PARTY TIME!!!! I have been invited to participate in this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, sponsored by 5 Minutes for Mom! ! It’s a great opportunity to learn about mommy-made blogs and blog readers! That means you too! Check out the site and see the over 1000 blogs listed and maybe even win a prize! […]

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Ok, so I’ve caved a little …I promise I’ll change!

Have you noticed that your viewpoint on child rearing has undoubtedly changed since you’ve began rearing your own? Were you one of those who muttered under their breath when you saw a mom feed their child a candy bar just before dinner time, or let their child run a circus show at a restaurant? I […]

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Be a cheapskate!!!

Ok, so we hear over and over again that kids are expensive. However, not until you begin to experience the near daily trips to Publix or Target, do you see how the cost of diapers, averaging 20 cents a piece or wipes for $5.00 a box, adds up so quickly! Diapers – did you ever […]

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And we’re running….

I’m super excited to begin sharing with you my many different experiences and successes I’ve had with my beautiful daughter. Experiences make us smarter moms. Think of those 1st few days with your little one. Remember how clueless and nervous you were with that 1st bath. You sweated over if the water was warm enough, […]

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