Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day

Mothers make the world go round! We are strong go-getters who will go above and beyond for our kids. Here’s to all the Superwomen out there. You are greatly appreciated! Happy Mother’s Day!! Enjoy!

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Happy Mother’s Day

Welcome Baby Karter!

My due date was originally set for August 13th 2015, but Karter decided to make his debut on July 21st.  We are all loving on our new addition to the family.  He’s the PERFECT no longer missing piece to our family puzzle.  He is just a blessing and we couldn’t be happier.  Here are a few pictures of Karter Williams:

Born 7/21/2015 at 11:33pm

7 lbs 8 oz

19 3/4 inches

Karter Pooh

Karter Cutie

Karter in DC Blanket

Karter Smiling

It’s Maternity Fashion Week at zulily – shop from top maternity brands!

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zulily Maternity Fashion Week

Attention moms-to-be! Today is the first day of zulily’s Maternity Fashion Week event, where a new maternity clothing brand will be featured every day. What better way to start the week than with Madeleine Maternity, a fantastic brand that is committed to helping soon-to-be-mothers express their true individuality through original, beautiful and energetic apparel. Check out some of the great products that are on sale:


Orange Capri Maternity Wrap Dress
$149.00
$34.99


Indigo Holy Moly Maternity Skinny Jeans
$169.00
$49.99


Gray ‘Keep it Bumpin’ Maternity Tee
$96.00
$39.99

New sales launch every day this week, including the following maternity brands:
2/10 – Spring Trend Item Must Have: Kimonos & Cardigans
2/10 – Maternal America
2/11 – Lilac Maternity
2/11 – Spring Trend Item Must Have: Tunics
2/12 – Imanimo & David Lerner
2/13 – Rosie Pope

Maternity Fashion Week ends on 2/13, so head on over to zulily today and find the perfect outfit for you (and baby)!

1st Day of School

F.Y.I.  I know I’m posting this late…lol

Hi There!  I am super excited and so are my kids.  Monday was the first day of school and I know parent bloggers all over the world will be posting about it.  I won’t bombard you all with pics….I’ll just share the two below, which I’ve combined.

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Kendall & Tre’ before they head off to school…Not my best photography, but it’ll work…Ha!

I was so proud to see them with their new backpacks eager to go and learn new things.   They looked too cute with their school shirts on (School shirts have to be worn every Monday).  You probably think I’m about to tell you how I sobbed…but NOPE…I held it together.  🙂  The kids had a great day at school and of course they told me about the their new friends….Kids make friends so easily!

I would love to hear about your kids first day of school and how you handled it as well.  Did you cry your little heart out?  Did you jump for joy?  Did you relax with a glass of wine?  Whatever you did, I would love to know. 🙂

Meet the Teacher Night

Hello Everyone!  Last night was Meet the Teacher Night at my kids school.  It was packed, but we managed to breeze right through it.  The kids were pretty excited to meet their teachers and so was I.  My hubby couldn’t make it, so it was just us three.  We are VERY INVOLVED parents, so I’m sure he’ll be meeting the teachers soon.

 

Kendall & Eddie's Meet the Teacher Passes....Allowed us to bypass all the other people who didn't attend  the previous event held at the school. :)

Kendall & Eddie’s Meet the Teacher Passes….Allowed us to bypass all the other people who didn’t attend the previous event held at the school. 🙂

 

And of course I took pics of my kiddos….

 

On our way into the school.

On our way into the school.

 

Our shadows...lol

Our shadows…lol

 

We ran into Tre's favorite teacher. She's so sweet! :)

We ran into Tre’s favorite teacher from Pre-K…She’s so sweet! 🙂

 

First stop...Tre's Kindergarten classroom..He loved it!

First stop…Tre’s Kindergarten classroom..He loved it!

 

They spotted toys, so they decided to play...Of course!

They spotted toys, so they decided to play…Of course!

 

Get down Tre'..lol

Get down Tre’..lol

 

Next stop...Kendall's 1st grade classroom...She's excited!

Next stop…Kendall’s 1st grade classroom…She’s excited!

 

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

 

It took no longer than 30-40 minutes to get everything done…I made sure we bought the school supplies with us, so the kiddos didn’t have to carry all that stuff on the 1st day of school.

Before I go let me tell you about this great sale at Gymboree….I know some of you are still shopping for school clothes…

For a limited time get 20% orders over $100 with the code “HOORAY”

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Weekend Recap (July 26th 2014-July 27th 2014)

This past weekend was really fun!  Saturday was the most active for my household….And YES, I took lots of pictures! 🙂

 

Off to Daddy's Office (all smiles)

Off to Daddy’s Office (all smiles)

 

Kendall couldn't resist playing with the directory in Eddie's office building.

Kendall couldn’t resist playing with the directory in Eddie’s office building.

 

Tre' was anxiously awaiting the elevator...He pushed the "up" button I don't know how many times.

Tre’ was anxiously awaiting the elevator…He pushed the “up” button I don’t know how many times…LOL

 

The elevator didn't want to take us to the 8th floor :/  Turns out on the weekends you have to have a code to reach certain floors.

The elevator didn’t want to take us to the 8th floor :/ Turns out on the weekends you have to have a code to reach certain floors.  We had to wait for the Security Guard to help us out.

 

I'm usually taking all the photos, so I had to get in on at least one of these pics. :)

In the meantime….I’m usually taking all the photos, so I had to get in on at least one of these pics. 🙂

 

Kendall helping Eddie unpack some boxes that came in.

Finally made it into Eddie’s office…Kendall helping Eddie unpack some boxes that came in.

 

The kids got right to work!

The kids got right to work!

 

Check out Eddie's photo wall...He loves his kiddos!

Check out Eddie’s photo wall…He loves his kiddos!

 

Love the view from the office!

Love the view from the office!

 

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Look at all this candy! I had to have Eddie put it up right away, before the kids ate too much of it. I can’t have that!

 

After leaving the office...We went to the park for a small picnic.

After leaving the office…We went to the park for a small picnic.

 

Tre' wanted to climb a tree...Because he saw Daddy doing it.

Tre’ wanted to climb a tree…Because he saw Daddy doing it.

 

There he goes....He's in there...lol

There he goes….He’s in there…lol

 

Kendall is the Dare Devil of the two....She'll try anything.

Kendall is the Dare Devil of the two….She’ll try anything.

 

If you know my husband like I do....then you know he was going to get in on the fun too.  Ha!

If you know my husband like I do….then you know he was going to get in on the fun too. Ha!

 

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This pic is self explanatory…They were wore out and my hubby & I were two happy parents…..Well….For the time being….lol

 

Sunday was a day of relaxation,

so I didn’t snap any

photos.

I look forward to sharing more of our fun times in the future.  What did you and your family do this weekend?

Mabel’s Labels Back-to-School Early Bird Pricing

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Now that school is out and kids are off to camp, are you looking around your house and wondering where all of the water bottles, hooded jackets and that extra pair of sneakers disappeared to? Get a jump on the back and forth of belongings before school starts up again, and take advantage of Mabel’s Labels Back-to-School early bird pricing. Whether you select the best-selling Mabel’s Labels Ultimate Back-to-School Combo or the new Mabel’s Labels Stylish Scholars Combo , you’ll receive 108 tags that are UV resistant, waterproof, dishwasher and microwave safe—perfect to track everything from tablets to bento boxes. And, if you purchase in July, you spend only $39 per combo pack (regularly $42). Take advantage of Mabel’s Labels Back-to-School early bird pricing and secure yourself some peace of mind before the school year begins.

 

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Tips for Finding the Right Caregiver

Finding the right person to care for your children while you’re away from home can be a daunting and sometimes a stressful task. Use these five tips to help find the perfect sitter for you and your family:

1. Set your priorities
What’s most important to you and your family? Ask questions related to your parenting style to address topics such as discipline, safety, learning activities, and engagement.

2. Discuss the job basics
You should treat this interview like any other job interview and discuss pay, vacation, sick time, hours and schedule, etc. Laying out these details in advance will provide clear expectations on both sides, as well as help avoid future issues.

3. Come up with an appropriate pay rate
Nanny and sitter pay rates depend on many different factors. Is your nanny full-time or part-time? Do you live in a city or out in the suburbs? How many kids do you have and what are their ages? A good way to determine the going rate in your specific area is to ask around to find out what other families in your area are paying.

4. Listen to your instincts
When you talk to a candidate, try to get a good sense of their personality. Trust your initial instincts on whether a potential nanny would be a good fit or not.

5. Practice open communication
In any successful working relationship, communication is essential. Issues often arise when clear expectations are not set from the start. If you’re uptight about a spotless house, say so. If you’re a stickler for teeth brushing, say so. The easiest way to avoid this is to discuss all relevant topics during the interview, and again after they’ve been hired.

If you are currently look for a babysitter or nanny, checkout Sittercity.comUse code: SUMMER30 and get 30% off the three-month membership, available through June 30, 2014.

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Calling All Dads! The Today Show Needs YOU!

Do you or someone you know live in the NEW YORK area?  If so, here’s your chance to be a part of the Today Show.  They’re looking for dads from all over to be featured on it’s plaza the week leading up to Father’s Day.
Below you’ll find the note from the Today Show team with all the details.  Hurry and tell them that I sent you! 😉

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Today Show

The week of June 9th to June 13th, we’re celebrating dads on TODAY. We have a special section on our plaza reserved for dads to be part of the audience! This is an opportunity to get up close to all of the action, and possibly to be featured in parts of the show. Each day, we’re looking for a different group, so please let us know if you fit one of these categories.

While everyone is always welcome to come join TODAY on the plaza in the mornings, for the week leading up to Father’s Day we’ll have a special section just for dads who sign up in advance. So check the list below and if you’d like to come, email us and let us know!

Monday, June 9, 2014 (6:30-9:00am)

Multiple generations of dads, together: We’re looking for grandfathers, fathers, and sons (all in the same family) to be a part of our audience.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (6:30-9:00am)

Are you in NYC with your kids? We’d like to see dads and their children on our plaza.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 (6:30-9:00am)

Did you recently have your first child? We’re looking for new dads and babies to come visit us on the plaza!

Thursday, June 12, 2014 (6:30-9:00am)

Are you a stay-at-home dad? Or do you run your own dad blog? We’re looking for both on Thursday.

Friday, June 13, 2014 (6:30-9:00am)

Calling all dads! Anyone who is a father is welcome.

Email us here with your name, contact information, names and ages of people coming with you, and which day(s) you’d like to attend. Someone from the TODAY team will be in touch. In order to be in our special section, we must confirm with you prior to your arrival. If you don’t hear from us, you’re still welcome to come to the plaza and be a part of the general audience! You must already be planning to be in the NYC area and available from 6:30-9:00 a.m. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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