Archive for March 2011

Moved By The Movers

As many of you know from my June 3, 2010 entry “I Like My Kids’ TV Show“,  I like the Imagination Movers. It’s a Disney Junior TV show that features four guys who solve “idea emergencies” through imagination and song.    The boys and I never miss a show.  We have all of their CDs... Read more »

Look, A Flying Turtle!

April Fools. (The height of hilarity for a 6 year old!) The day to love or hate is upon us.  That all depends if you’re the gullible one or the one who gets their friends to fall for a well planned prank. This day essentially makes me bummed out that I am not move clever... Read more »

I Want It All...?! -or- The Agony of a Local Jingle

A local furniture store has officially pissed me off with their ad campaign.  Usually I can handle a jingle, maybe sing it, or at the very least, ignore it. This one is different.  It has made me rant… But first, we all know the jingles that work; when you not only know the song, but... Read more »

Childhood Tooth Decay

Cousins smiling together
My Previous Blog > “Back to the Shedd” Today my friend Sarah St. John, who I’ve known since high school, is giving us the facts about kids’ teeth. Not only is she the mother of three beautiful children – Elijah 14, Joseph 11, and Norah 7 – but she’s also an expert in dental hygiene.... Read more »

Colicky Baby: Ay Papa!

There is rarely an easy fix for a colicky baby. Guest blogger Eddie Trujillo is  a father of 2 girls, including a colicky baby. He admits that as a problem solver, the last six months have been very frustrating. He has thought about an exorcist but haven’t we all when the baby cries all day... Read more »

Family heriloom

The painting hanging on the wall behind us was made by my Grandmother Ana. My remarkable grandmother, who I have the honor to be named after, took to painting with oil and tree bark after she retired from being a genetics professor at the University of Puerto Rico.  The bark on that painting is from a tree in her backyard. The painting depicts the small beach in front of the house my mother grew up in.  There is no better reminder of my roots in my home.
I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I’ve lived away from my family for 15 years (19 if you include college) but I find myself treasuring the simplest objects that remind me of home. From the moment I set up my first apartment, I’ve always made sure I had some decorations from my parents... Read more »

Baby Fever

I have to admit it. The arrival of my new niece has given me baby fever. Everywhere I look, my eyes seem to focus on adorable, teeny-tiny baby outfits. I notice every single infant in a stroller that passes me by. I get those little stirrings in my stomach when I see how big Dylan... Read more »

Godparents are Special People

Celebrating Andrea's 2nd birthday.
My fellow bloggers Lisa and Nina have written about the Christening or the Welcoming Ceremony of their children.  Well, I also have something to share about my girls’ baptism and that is the “Special” relationship that my girls have with their respective godparents.  Now there are some words that you need to know before I... Read more »

My Father the Hero

My Father the Hero
Growing up I was very close to my Dad.  He was always a lot of fun; we went to the beach together, Chuck E. Cheese, the movies and to eat ice cream at the Howard Johnson’s in el Condado.  He took my sister, Lisa, and I to Disney World for the first time when I... Read more »

The Grandparents Effect

It’s an amazing phenomenon…I call it the Grandparents Effect.  It’s what happens to your parents once you have children.  They become these people you don’t know…you have never met them before.  Your parents do things you never thought they would do.  In regards to their grandchildren, grandparents act completely differently than they did when they... Read more »