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By now you may have seen the video of the toddler who appears to be sipping from a beer bottle at a recent Philadelphia Phillies game. It's all over the Internet. While this appears to be the latest in a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2010 at Philly Moms
This is why I love you! And yes, I too am still in the denial phase. Poor disenfranchised LOSTIES unite!
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2010 on A life without LOST at Philly Moms
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Well, I appreciate the responses. You really have me thinking. It's just such an issue to get child care and make sure everything runs smoothly in my absence. My husband is wonderful, but he has a hard time accepting that I am going to a blogging conference for 3 days. The Thursday/Friday part is the worst. If I go, I will be going as a volunteer. That means I HAVE to be there Thursday for the training! There is no way that my husband as supportivbe as he is, is going to take off work for 2 days so that I go do something that essentially, to him, is a hobby. He is very hardworking and practical. Work, family, and financial responsibilities are always the priority. I hope to find someone to help me out. If I do, I am swallowing my insecurity and going! Though I still need to find a place to stay. Anyone have an connections at The Hilton? A closet would be fine. ;)
Toggle Commented May 6, 2010 on Two Words: Blog Her at Philly Moms
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I agree completely. I can remember my friends and I seeing 'The Breakfast Club' for the first time and saying, "Wow! We are okay after all!" That movie, though considered just a teeny bopper flick at the time, literally changed my life and my adolescent perspective. I still get goosebumps from the memories that some of those old Hughes flicks hold.
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2010 on Lost Boy at Philly Moms
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I find that being over here in South Jersey really isolates me from some of the other Philly Mom Bloggers. It's difficult. For 8 years now, since my first of 3 kids was born, I have been trying to get out more, to meet other moms, to make connections. But, I am somewhat shy, easily overwhelmed by too many people, and a little lazy too. LOL! I think that is why I became a blogger instead. Real life connections? Gasp!
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Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing your experience.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2010 on Lessons Learned from a King at Philly Moms
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I totally get what you are saying. Iverson is a pain in the ass, and well Mike Vick, I just don't even know what to say about him. Not that it matters, but as far as the still-much-more-money-than-I-will-ever-see paychecks, just thought I would mention that neither Iverson nor Vick are making a fraction of what they made previosuly. Vick prior to his arrest, conviction and subsequent release and return to the NFL; or Iverson from his prior stint with the Sixers or his stay with The Denver Nuggets, or Detroit Pistons.
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It is astounding isn't it. I am not lying when I tell you that there are 4 Jewish kids in my daughter's entire elemntary school, and 2 of them are mine. We are flanked on both sides by areas that are more diverse, and live just 1 town away from a town that is more than 50% Jewish, but in our little niche, seems like everyone is Catholic. A few other Chrsitian offshoots, but yeah, like 80% Catholic. I never worried about it growing up. I lived in a more diverse area in Philly. Now, I can see the differenaces and remember stories that Jewish friends would tell me when I was younger about how people would tell them that their parents wold had actually told them things like "the Jews killed Jesus" and "Jews actually have horns underneath their hair". So help me, if anyone tells my kid any such thing, I just don't know what I will do! Anyway, Happy (all) Holidays!
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2009 on Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmakkuh at Philly Moms
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I could have written this post myself. Really. As a matter of fact, I have a very similar post in draft right now. Last night we lit the Menorah and opened our Chaunkah gifts- about 45 minutes after we decorated the Chrsitmas tree.
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2009 on "But I'm not Jewish." at Philly Moms
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LOL! Great letter. I've got a few more years before my own little bitchy, sassy, and golden boy will die of embarassment from such things.
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2009 on The Christmas Letter at Philly Moms
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Ahhhh this explains why all the young hot guys who used to ogle me in the supermarket now just whistle and stare at the ceiling when I go by. Thanks for clearing that up!
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We should get together, lol. I am about 10 minutes from Haddon Twp. :) And hey, if you are interested, I am sure Mamapalooza can use all the help it can get when the time comes!
Toggle Commented May 27, 2009 on Uprising in Collingswood? at Philly Moms
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Happy Shavuot! I can't tell you how much I can identify with this post on many levels. Though not exactly facing the same issues that you mention, I am in a somewhat similar situation. My issue has been, and continues to be, with life after preschool. My kids go to a Jewish preschool in a nearby town. There are no synagogues where I live. When my kids leave preschool, they become the only Jewish kids in their school, their neighborhood, and for the most part their community. I deal with the concern that in supporting their religous identity, I run the risk of ostracizing them at the same time time. If you live in a community where there is a supportive environment to foster their Jewish culture and heritage, by all means take advantage. Even if you focus less on the relgious aspects and more on the cultural. I notice that there are lots of "Cultural Jews" emerging these days. Too bad none of them live in my neighborhood!
Toggle Commented May 23, 2009 on Happy Shavuot!! at NYC Moms
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Enjoy it! We too were campers like you. Now with 3 children, our trips are much fewer. . But as the kids get older(now 7, almost 5, and 2 1/2), we're attempting it more often! I hope to be back in full swing this summer! So, I will see you at Cape Hanlopen! How about we try to get a bloggers campout event together!? LOL
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2009 on Camping Season! at Philly Moms
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The 2 part system is flawed at best. In this case as a native Philadelphian, and a registered democrat, I'm willing to look the other way. ;)
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If it makes you feel better, I have major playdate initiating anxiety too. Here is how I would have done it if I were YOU: Hey, I'm Lindsay, Jagger's mom. Did I mention I am the Chief Blogger for Graco? You know (wink wink) GRACO. Um, maybe you can swing by with little Blankety Blank? While they play perhaps I can interest you in the newest line of carseats we have coming out this season? (wink wink) I can't see it failing. Hell, I would have come home with you!
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2009 on She's Just Not That Into Me at Philly Moms
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And I still can't get it right... I must be sleep deprived. I meant that he loved his mom more than his dad. LOL. Believe it or not, I did understand the post!
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2009 on I Love Mommy More at Philly Moms
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It's funny because I read that entire post wondering why your hubby was upset at all. Here I was reading it as if your son was saying thet he(your son) loved YOU more than he (your husband) loved YOU. And not as your son saying that he loved his dad more than his mom. Makes a little more sense your way. We've been there too. One parent always plays secoind fiddle at one time or another. It never feels very good, but usually passes quickly. Kids are fickle that way!
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2009 on I Love Mommy More at Philly Moms
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Coming from a woman who figured her oldest daughter would love princesses and ballet, and instead loves softball and soccer- and whose son wears ballet shoes, tiaras and tutus- you just never know. It doesn't much matter what we try to impose on them. They are what they are. And we love them for it. Or at least we should.
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I really appreciated this post. I can't afford the plane fare, tickets, and child care that would be involved with me attending BlogHer anyway... BUT.. it is really my fear of all of the things that you just mentioned that would likely keep me from going anyway. I am a member of BlogHer. I have BlogHer ads on my site. Yet, I still feel relatively anonymous to those BlogHer A-listers. This is not to say that this is in any way their fault. But, I agree 100% that there is a blogging heriarchy and many, many blog cliques. No matter how many hits I get, ads I am offered, or comments and emails I get complimenting my work, I still feel like one of the "little guys". And you know what, I am okay with that. I think. If I do ever manage to make it to BlogHer and you (any of you) are there, please come up and shove your business card in my face. LOL. I will be more than happy to talk to you, have a drink, and giggle at everyone who thinks they might just be a little better than everyone else. It's funny because when I told my husband about this he said "don't they know that no one except other bloggers know who they are anyway". I am glad you tackled this. I had been thinking about it for quite some time.
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I remember it well. I believe I was in third grade. Now with kids of my own, and a daughter almost the age I was then, I have such a different perspective on the whole thing. I enjoyed reading this post. It really took me back to that day.
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I am sorry. I should have been there for you. LOL. Well, it's too late now so all I can say is "GOOD LUCK"!
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2009 on More Cowbell! at Deep South Moms
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Each night as I lay my head down to sleep I recite this little mantra... please don't let them want to cheer...please don't let them want to cheer. LOL! I loved the post.
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2009 on More Cowbell! at Deep South Moms
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I feel you on this one! I go through the same argument in my head ALL THE TIME! I don't think I could go too far from my family. I've done it before, and now that we're all back in relative close proximity, I don't think I could take my kids away from their grandparents and extended family. At least not too far...
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I measured 8" on my deck this morning, but we're in Camden County which was one of the hardest hit areas. It's actually still snowing here at 1:35 p.m. Good luck moms!
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2009 on Snow Day at Philly Moms
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