Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday is like Saturday and Saturday is like Sunday

Being a SAHM but WAHM too sometimes makes me feel like the days just roll into another.
When I was a working mom out of the house(FYI - I am working my tail off more now than ever). I use to count the hrs down until it was friday. I knew the weekends were going to be filled with my kids and I cherished the thought.

Two years later and one more child.....

I forget the day of the week I am in
I forget the date
I am just going, going, going and going. I am on the run. Chasing my little beauty and my little prince.

I am I need to do the laundry again?.
I am thinking....what's for dinner?
I am thinking....geez this place is a mess...AGAIN!
I am thinking....what did I come in the kitchen for?
I am thinking....does she have a ditry diaper again?
I am thinking....Is it time to pick up my son from preschool already?
I am thinking....GEEZ...I would love to go to go see two movies in a row.
I am thinking....GEEZ...I would love a vacation.
I am thinking....GEEZ...I wish I had a babysitter twice a week.
I am thinking....GEEZ...Get up and go to the gym!!
I am thinking....GEEZ..I am tired
I am have to be a little more like Cathi Collins and be a networking machine to get popping!!

I am thinking....WHY ARE YOU THINKING SO MUCH!!!
Lastly...I am thinking....GEEZ....I LOVE MY KIDS because they get me thinking...

Monday, January 21, 2008

Two years ago today

Today marks two years since my mother - in - law passed away.

Maybe this is a little bit of what blogging is all about. A little journal...except it is for everyone's eyes.

My mother -in- law was a very spiritual, unique, warm, loving and fearless person. She was 100% Native Amercian Indian. She was a strong woman. She raised my husband, her son all by herself. He is an only child. She did the best job she could. She raised a warm loving man.
We miss her tons and I am sure she misses us. She was a personal shopper for FAO Schwartz and Toys R Us in Manhattan. So for me, it sometimes amazes me that I am in the kid business. I enjoy making children smile. I always think "Dena would have loved Mykidsregistry". She would have been my biggest fan and my biggest recruiter. She was dynamic sales person. She was infectious. She use to shop for tons of celebrities. She loved that world. She was once a back up dancer for James Brown...back in the 60's.

Before my son was even born she was shopping for special momentos and some quite big momentos. When I was pregnant I had a little mini baby shower all to myself with my husband. At the time it was so overwhelming. I was always thinking about her and wanting her to save her money for later in life. She was a spender. She was buying boy things, girl things etc..
She was able to spend some time with her grandson but not enough. She just loved him so much. Her son the prince was replaced with a younger model. :)
We found out we were pregnant with our daughter the night we held funeral services.
It was a tragic passing. She was hit by a hit and run driver.
Today, I am so glad she was a spender. I am still pulling things out from the attic. My daughter's room is filled with memories from grandma in heaven. My son too - he is very aware of who grandma in heaven is....

I share this story with MKR members as a little reminder to appreciate the ones you love everyday and make the most out of creating memories


So we are at the first anniversery of fun monday and it comes back where it started.
Catching Light wants to see our front door and our first blog goes...
Here is my front door...snow, snow, and more snow...but sometimes we have ice.
And here is my very first blog post ever!
"I thought I would introduce myself. I am Kerith. I am 31...I think. I have 4 kids and a great hubby. I decided to start a blog because I think it is too hard to find kid friendly stuff on the internet or there is SSSOOO much you don't even know where to start. I was looking and searching and up late nites just looking for new stuff for my kids or new sites for them to check out or kid friendly stuff for me. As you know...when you are a mother...your interests seem to meld into your kids and what they can do or see or get at or get into. So bear with me as I post the stuff I find that I think is great for kids and families in general. I will hopefully organize it in a way that you like. I thought it would be great if it was all in one spot...then I got a great idea...why don't I just do that and then other will eventually find me and this family friendly blog...well...thanks for listening and come back ya'all.
As an update to this-I am going to be getting my own, official domains--2 of for mom and fun stuff ( and one concerning my becoming an aspiring problogger ( They are not up yet but I have come along way for not really knowing what to blog about but I just knew I had to be a part of it!
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Friday, January 18, 2008

fraud, ladder flying friday

Don't think I am crazy but every once in a while I check out I enjoy astrological readings and usually absorb it all in fun...

This morning I get a call from one of my credit cards saying that there has been some unusual spending. I am thinking to myself "Well...I know it's not me because I am on complete lockdown!" NO SPENDING! I was somehow in Baltimore yesterday and went crazy at Staples, then I bought some groceries, but not just some groceries but enough for a party. The charges went on. I was asked "Are you sure you these aren't your charges ?" OF COURSE!!!!! From the Bronx to Baltimore....UH NO!!! NOT ME!

Then, take my Prince to preschool. He has not been so excited to go to preschool lately. A little girl either has a crush or just a little angry. She hits him. On the way to school he mentions her name and says "I don't like girls". I say "that's fine but no one is allowed to hit you and I will speak to the teacher".

As we are standing in the door it seemed like MAYHEM in the class. Kids were play fighting and no one was paying attention. One kid is throwing a toy wooden ladder in class..BOOM....clocks my son in the head.

Me: B is not enjoying coming to school anymore

Teacher: Is he alright?

ME: I think he would be alright if he didn't worry about girl hitting him, and where is the supervision to these kids in the morning??? They are out of control.

Teacher: Yes, I have to get back in there

My son: BLAHHHHHH BLAHHHHH so and so just hit me.

Me: Come on let's go home....(I turn to the teacher) he should not be getting hit at all and he may be better at home today.

My son: No I wan to stay....BLAHHHHH BLAHHHHH

Me: O.K...

Teacher: He'll be fine...I will watch him closely and keep so and so away from him.

It's movie day today and we are going to have popcorn. Everyone in the school sits in the auditorium and we watch movie.

Me: Not a fan of watching movies in school, he could do that at home. He has a hunger for learning letters and numbers. He needs to be a little more challenged. (They were going to watch Dora). They do this once a year - so I am told.

I left the school with some discomfort....Picked him up and he seemed to be fine, no bruises and no tears. They changed the movie to a more educational one.

Will pick up the conversation with the teacher another day.

O.k. so back to my - it said I was going to experience fraud and that someone was going to try and steal my identity. Said a bunch of other stuff and drawing a blank. The Preshcool convo was just a venting side bar::))


Thursday, January 17, 2008


My guest poster runs the My Kids Registry network.

If you have not checked it out...go and check it out already...and join...and look me up--cathicollins!
Anyway--the Kids Registry hit 100 members this past week. Congrats to her and I hope more people get on this network. It is such a fantastic idea!

Monday, January 14, 2008

ATTENTION: Fun Monday-ers

All fun must...yea...i said have to go


and join us at the blog365 group...and all of us fun monday-ers who can't get enough of fun monday on monday but just must talk about it every stinkin' day of the week.

hope to see ya here!!!

Fun Monday-late due to twittering--i am a twitter addict!

Our lovely host at For The Long Run would like us to tell everyone our favorite site...the website we just can't live with out. The site that has changed our life...
This is a hard one for me...I use sssssssssoooooooooo many sites.
But I think I am going to have to choose B5 Media. It is the network co-founded by Darren Rowse, Jeremy Wright, Shia Coggins. I think there are over 300 blogs that are a part of this network.
I choose B5 Media as my favorite site because the majority of the blog I frequent are a part of this network. Plus, I just couldn't choose. Without many blogs on the B5 network, I would not be able to learn to write, learn to blog, make money blogging, or even have a voice in the blogging world.
Now lets go see who else is loving the internet!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Our Land Rover Has a Boo-Boo

So my hubby was driving to work yesterday when he kind of slid out of control. He went, 40 mph, over a curb, into the ditch, out of the ditch, into the ditch again.

He did get himself out on his own and he continued on his merry way to work.

But right before he got to work, the 2 front tires blew out, the two front wheels pretty much came off, and the axel was a bad day all around.

Who new???

Hello Again!

Thanks Kerith for having me as your guest. I love your blogs. I think Kerith is fantastic and her energy is equally as fantastic. Just love it!

So back to my original thought of "who new". So I was reading my Parents magazine last night and did everyone know that once a toy is RECALLED it is only ILLEGAL to sell in 8 states. The states are Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Rhode Island, New Jersey and Vermont. I had no idea and I was really angry because I live in NEW YORK.
What if I missed the memo on a certain toy? What if one of my kids received a gift and that person missed the memo??. What if a retailer misses the memo and poor communication and they allow the recalled toy on the shelves???

So Parents Magazine suggest that if anyone lives in a state that allows recalled products to be sold, people ban together and write your state legislature to complain. The more people you have sign a list the better you are.

If you have Parents magazine, read the Editors letter to learn more.

So BAN together if you can....and write. I plan on getting it going for NEW YORK.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Have You Met My New Guest Blogger?

Well, her name is Yvette Segal and she is the creator of My Kids Registry. This is a site for parents and gardians to plan their kids parties and have wish lists for those parties.

I think this is a fantastic idea. Adults have registries for everything--weddings, house warming, having kids--but no registry for the actual kids.

One of the things that is cool about this site is that you can schedule a party, choose the gifts for the registry, and invite people with e-cards. But there is also the connecting and getting to know new friends part about the site also. You have your own profile and you can make mini-profiles for your kids, pets, hubbys, etc. You can have a blog there and join or create groups. But anyway...I love the group...

She "claims" to not be a blogger but I think she is doing great! And I also think she is slowly getting addicted because not only does she have her blog at My Kids Registry, she has started one here at blogger and is guest posting in mine. She will have this blogging thing down in no time. But lets all welcome her and bring her over to the bloggy side.

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MY happy Day

I am Kerith's guest blogger. HELLO !

Had a great day that I just wanted to share.

O.K. MY HAPPY DAY.....It really started first thing this morning at 7:30 am to the tune of happy wails, coming from the room next door. BLAAAAHHHH sleeping beauty was awake. I sluggishly walked in with a faint smile "How is my beautiful little girl?" She laughs and plays hide and seek. prince. I go in his room and say "can I sleep with you?" He says "you are the best mom and yes you can sleep with me but lets go downstairs and have some waffles!"

We all chow down & get my prince off to school. My nerves started to take over b/c in two short hours I was scheduled to read to my son's class. Just want to please my boy and make him proud.

I arrived with a big stuffed bear(part of my skit) and my new favorite book "Sam's Worries" and then as a little treat "Green Eggs and Ham" . Sam's Worries is my new favorite b/c my prince has been waking up in the middle of the night from scary dreams. In the book, Sam's teddy bear strikes a deal with him allowing the bear to do all the worrying while Sam sleeps. Since reading this book, he has slept through the night for three nights in a row. When we finish the book, we prop my sons big bear at the edge of the bed and talk to him like Sam talks to his bear in the book. It's amazing that it has been working.

I had so much fun reading to his class. The pride, excitement and love I saw in my son's eyes was the best feeling. I shared his feelings 1000 times over. He was so happy that I was there. His classmates were equally excited.AMAZING!!!

Then Lunch

Then the Park with his play date (A beautiful little girl named Sophia) and my beautiful little girl.

Then Home

It was a perfect day for me(wait a minute...a nice lottery win would have really capped it off) but really...a day that made me appreciate all that I have! Sometimes it is so easy to forget but not today.

Fun monday-er has a contest...sort of

Fellow fun monday-er Anglophile Football Fanatic needs some help with a contest of sorts...go and check her out!

Good Dream Blanket...

So my son (5 yrs old) has been having bad dreams for some reason. I think it may be from "family friendly" video games. So my hubby went out and bought a "good dream" blanket. And it worked. He slept in him room, in his bed, all night. He loves it. It is just a plain fleece blanket from walmart. We got the idea from a Caiouu (PBS show) show where he had a good dream side of his pillow. I suggest this "good dream" whatever for any parent.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Wordless Wednesday--Extented

This little "film" has some funny music to turn up your makes it ssssoooo much funnier!

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Her second birthday---and her cake face.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Delurking Alert

I am delurking tonite. I have just a ton of bloggy work to do (if only I got paid for all of it) and I just didn't want to do anything. But I have missed just commenting, checking out blogs, catching up with old blogging friends, and all that stuff. I have missed it alot. So I am just going to be "hanging out" in the blogosphere if you are around tonite...e-mail me, comment on one of my blogs, twitter me (Kerith), and just say hi...maybe take a nite and cruise the blogs with me...maybe I will see ya around.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Fun Monday--how I have missed you

Lisa is hosting and here is what she wanted: "Let’s meet your pets. I think most of us have at least one pet and I would like to see your fluffy or scaly pal. If you don’t have a camera you can tell us about him/her/them. If you don’t have a pet tell us about a pet you had or a pet you want. If for some weird reason you hate all animals we want to know why gosh-dang-it."

When I was younger, I had a Blue Persian cat. My mom bought it cause she loved the breed. But when we got our new cat home, she found out it hated people. Our new cat hated everyone but me. So I got to name her Molly. I loved my cat so much. She was so loving and loved to sniff my ears and play with my long hair.

But I left for college and my cat got left behind. I am 31 now and my childhood cat just died about 2 months ago. I don't remember how old I was when we got her, but my dad says she was 18 years old when she died. She always knew when I was on the phone with my parents. She always knew when I was visiting. She would appear out of no where and meow until I picked her up and sniffed the heck out of my ear...and I miss it.
You never really forget your first real pet. The one that is all yours and no one elses. She loved me unconditionally...even after leaving her to start my own life and my own family. It is a shame that I developed an allergy to cats and my hubby is HIGHLY allergic to cats or I would have bought another Blue Persian and named her Molly the 2nd. Maybe that is what I will name our dog when our kids get old enough to have a dog.
(This picture is not of my actual cat but she looked just like this. I had my senior pictures taken with my cat but I can't find any of them. Man, I miss my cat!)

Lisa and all of her chaos is hosting this week---check out all of the other pets...pets are the best!

luv u molly...miss u molly...


Friday, January 4, 2008

You will never believe who actually wrote me back... I wrote Darren Rowse an know him...THE Problogger...and he actually wrote me back. If you are a blogger who are trying to be a great blogger, you not only know who he is but has probably memorized his blog backwards and fowards. And the guy actually wrote me back. I just had to tell someone (and my hubby is an eye roller and would not understand how big...i mean totally big this is)
I can't even concentrate now. How in the heck am I going to get any work done today. Yea..I am still going to tell my hubby and maybe he will actually be alittle (if not fake) excited for me. Maybe I should jump up and down to show him just how big this is. And maybe it was just one of his people who wrote me back for him, but still ...holy cow...this is going to make my month...if not my year. What a great way to start out my year...Happy New Year. It just goes to show ya...even the little blogger can still be heard!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

I so want a dog...

I want a puppy...and bad. Look at this little guy. I found him on Flugpo and he is sssssssssssooooooo cute. We have been talking about not only getting a dog, but getting a boxer. And he is. He is calling out to me.... know you want to...your kids would luv me...and i promise i will poop outside evertime...and i won't chew up your new coffee table....
Did ya year that....aaaaaawwwww...he is sssssoooooooooo cute!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

I want to win an iPhone...

OK everyone, I really want an iPhone. And I can't buy one but I have the chance to win one so I am taking it...sorry for selling out but this thing looks frickin' awesome. If you want the chance to win this (lucky bastard) or a few other prizes, go to Matt Nutts SEO and Blogging blog and check out his prizes. Good luck.

Basic Wordless Wednesday this is kind of a plug...but I love the picture so much I can hardly resist. I am starting a monthly contest and a nice young lady created some badges for me and my contest. This is one of them and I just love it!

Extended Wordless Wednesday

This is our year in takes a few minutes but my kids are just so darn cute I know you can't resist.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008