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Happily married Mommy staying home to raise 3 amazing kiddos.
Interests: Learning to cook, crafts, scrapbooking, reading, adoption, Cub Scouts, parenting, saving money,
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Shortly after my first son was born, my toddler nephew was over and fell down the stairs. Our next door neighbor was an EMT and we called him over immediately. He checked out my nephew, said he was fine and joked that "kids bounce." Ten years later, I still love... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2012 at Fakin' It
Because my daughter is hard of hearing, the tv is usually on pretty loud. When one of the kids accidentally presses the mute button, the lack of sound is almost uncomfortable. It feels empty. Is that how L felt the day she lost all her hearing? When she couldn't hear... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2012 at Fakin' It
If you have been following my blog, you have probably noticed that my daughter L does not look much like her brothers. That's because we adopted her from China when she was one. Around L's second birthday, we found out she was hard of hearing and later found out the... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at Fakin' It
Hi, I'm back. I know it has been forever since I posted but there have been a lot of life changes going on, most recently with my daughter and the loss of her hearing. I am doing this post more as a teaser, to let you know that I am... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at Fakin' It
We just had our Blue and Gold Banquet this weekend and my job was providing a game for the scouts and their families. A couple weeks prior I found these Bingo games in the clearance section of Target. There were three boxes left and I bought them all, giving me... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Scout Mom
My middle child "J" just turned 8 and I wanted to come up with a fun snack to bring into his class to celebrate. There are nut allergies in the classroom and I didn't want anyone to be left out. So these little dandies only require 2 ingredients: Oreos and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Fakin' It
Why do we sing the ABC's or 50 Nifty United States? It's because most people remember information presented in a song better than that which they've read or even heard spoken. My boys especially respond to music and when they were smaller I had a song for everything from bath... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Fakin' It
Source: via Becky on Pinterest That pic above looks pretty tasty doesn't it? It is not my photo. It comes from What's Cooking Chicago. I pinned it awhile back and finally had the chance to try it out. Even though it looks great, you can never be sure how... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2012 at Fakin' It
All you need is a piece of poster board and a Sharpie to make this simple teaching tool. I personally am a visual learner and like to create visual aids for the boys. Whether you have Tigers or Webelos or in-between, most scouts can use a gentle reminder for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2012 at Scout Mom
There are so many Valentine books out there but my favorite to read for this holiday is Love, Ruby Valentine by Laurie Friedman! I bet you can't guess what Ruby's favorite time of the year is! Yep, Valentine's Day. This is a sweet and silly story about a little girl... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2012 at Fakin' It
I did this with the Tigers in the Fall and it was such a blast! I called them ghost poop shooters because of the time of year and the fact that boys love all things gross. Be creative and come up with other names depending on when you're making them.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2012 at Scout Mom
Since last week we celebrated Chinese New Year, I thought we would continue with the Chinese theme this week. I chose the Caldecott Award Winner Lon PoPo, a Chinese Red Riding Hood written and illustrated by Ed Young. PoPo is Chinese for grandmother. I can see why this won the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2012 at Fakin' It
It's Catholic Schools week and I am so grateful for my children to be in an environment where God is a part of everything they do. I was volunteering the other day which required me to sit in the main hall and sell raffle tickets for 2 hours. Every teacher... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2012 at Fakin' It
Oh my goodness, it has been a long time since I last posted. Sorry about that! My next few posts will actually be activities I did with the scouts in the fall. The first is a WEBELOS straw plane. Any new scout, regardless of grade, needs to first complete the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2012 at Scout Mom
My husband and I rarely celebrate Valentines Day. I think it's more for those dating couples still trying to impress each other. But I suppose it doesn't hurt to show a little extra love every now and then. My hubby, however, wants nothing to do with all that sappy lovey... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at Fakin' It
I am starting a new series called 52 Weeks of Books. One of my favorite ways to volunteer in the classroom is as a guest reader. I have spent a lot of time in the local library asking the librarian for age appropriate, fun books. Now I volunteer in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2012 at Fakin' It
Hi Kristen I got mine off the Home Decor which was the mini cartridge that came with my Cricut. There wasn't even a box. I know I have seen it on another cartridge though. Let me know if you want me to send out an email to my scrapping group. We share all of our cartridges and they may have it to tell me. Yours in Scouting Becky
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2012 on Blue and Gold Banquet Family Game at Scout Mom
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Jan 13, 2012
I'm Back! And I have a photo challenge for you, 1 a day for 365 days! Can you do it? Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2012 at Fakin' It
Happy Thanksgiving! I have been busy lately get started with my new business. I am very excited to announce that I am one of Creative Memories newest Consultants. We have a lot of great sales going on right now for your Christmas gift giving and you DON'T have to be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at Fakin' It
You never know the impact you are going to leave on people. What will they walk away with after knowing you? I know a young girl and her grandpa and they call each other "Nut" and "Squirrel". I'm not sure why but I think it's absolutely adorable. Before if I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at Fakin' It
Happy Halloween! Mwah-ah-ha-ha! Halloween is just way to much fun to limit ourselves to only one spooky-licious muffin tin meal. For added ambiance, we have our creepy spider web table runner, and our super scary jack-o-lantern teddy. For the monstrous meal I made : Frankenstein pizza (food marker drawing on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2011 at Fakin' It
It's my birthday! It's my birthday! It's my birthday! ...... in a few days.... Maybe if you ask for overnight delivery, you can have one of my top personal Etsy picks at my door in time for my birthday. I had to dig out all of our winter coats for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at Fakin' It
This is just a super quick post to share the little treats I sent into Catholic School with my second grader. Each child got a glow-stick with a handmade tag that reads "Shine with the Light of Jesus" and there is an image of a candle in the background. If... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at Fakin' It
My daughter goes to Kindergarten next year which means it's time for me to go back to work-at least part-time. I am definitely ready after 10 years of being a work at home mommy. The tough part is deciding what kind of work I should be doing. I don't want... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Fakin' It