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Title: Mom Moments
Post by: MonroeNews.com on July 13, 2009, 02:00:22 PM
Grand Opening at Toledo Zoo (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/06/grand-opening-at-toledo-zoo/)
13 June 2009, 2:11 pm

There will be grand opening activities the weekend of June 19 at the Toledo Zoo to celebrate the new Nature’s Neighborhood.

Click HERE for more info about Nature’s Neighborhood and click HERE for the schedule of events.

Imagine a place that’s 100% explore-able, where something new and exciting awaits you around every turn. Imagine a place where kids can discover the [...]

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Title: Eats, Shoots and Leaves
Post by: MonroeNews.com on July 13, 2009, 02:00:22 PM
Eats, Shoots and Leaves (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/06/eats-shoots-and-leaves/)
15 June 2009, 9:59 am

I reserved a book at the library that I wanted to re-read but accidentally selected the children’s version.   “Eats, Shoots and Leaves” is a funny book about punctuation.

The book title has a joke that goes with it that points out the danger of misinterpretation due to bad punctuation…

A panda walks into a restaurant, sits down and orders a sandwich. [...]

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Title: Summer Reading @ library (aka free kid fun)
Post by: MonroeNews.com on July 13, 2009, 02:00:22 PM
Summer Reading @ library (aka free kid fun) (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/06/summer-reading/)
15 June 2009, 10:03 am

The Summer Reading Programs of the Monroe County Library System begin this week. This summer’s theme is “Be Creative “.  

Because of the popularity of the programs, preregistration (by phone, email, or in person) is required this year to ensure adequate materials.

 

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Title: My rant: CHEWING
Post by: MonroeNews.com on July 13, 2009, 03:00:19 PM
My rant:  CHEWING (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/06/my-rant-chewing/)
17 June 2009, 10:01 pm

No, I’m not referring to the kids chewing with their mouths open.  Nope.  This is for the dude at ballfield…

If you happen to be a guy chewing tobacco at t-ball games, bring a cup/ bottle/ jug/ jar/ whatever, something, ANYTHING to spit in. 

Do not stand there for an hour spitting tobacco goo on the ground where me and my [...]

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Title: things to do: freeware for kids
Post by: MonroeNews.com on July 13, 2009, 03:00:19 PM
things to do: freeware for kids (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/06/things-to-do-freeware-for-kids/)
17 June 2009, 10:33 pm

Two of my kids fave computer activities is a stick figure animation program called “Pivot Stickfigure Animator” and “Tux Paint“, an interactive paint program.  One of my daughters also likes google’s “Sketch Up“. 

Both of these programs are “freeware”.  Freeware is software available for use at no cost. 

I hope to try some more freeware programs, google brings up [...]

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Title: Bumbo- Recommended Baby Item
Post by: MonroeNews.com on July 13, 2009, 03:00:19 PM
Bumbo- Recommended Baby Item (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/06/bumbo-recommended-baby-item/)
21 June 2009, 9:58 pm

 

This is my four-month old  in his Bumbo seat. 

 

Bumbo seats are relatively new (about 5 years, I’d guess) and are now available at major retail stores.  It’s a step between the inclined positioning of a  bouncy seat and the more independent sitting in a boppy.

from www.bumbobabyseat.com :

The Bumbo Baby Seat is a snug and cozy environment for [...]

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Title: Play ball!
Post by: MonroeNews.com on July 15, 2009, 02:26:33 PM
Play ball! (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/07/play-ball/)
1 July 2009, 11:38 am

photo by Cassidy

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Title: Cereal Box Flip Flops and Houses
Post by: MonroeNews.com on July 15, 2009, 02:26:33 PM
Cereal Box Flip Flops and Houses (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/07/cereal-box-flip-flops-and-houses/)
1 July 2009, 7:01 pm

Since nobody in our house likes the same kind of cereal, we end up with a lot of empty cereal boxes.

Hmmm. well, I’m no math whiz but I guess the same amount of cereal would be eaten, so maybe we’d end up with the same amount of empty boxes, but they’d just all be the same [...]

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Title: Fireworks in Monroe
Post by: MonroeNews.com on July 15, 2009, 03:00:32 PM
Fireworks in Monroe (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/07/fireworks-in-monroe/)
3 July 2009, 7:15 am

 

On Friday, July 3rd, fireworks and festivities will be held at Sterling State Park.

See the Monroe Evening News Calendar of Events for more details.

Remember, county residents can obtain free entry passes through the Monroe County Library System.  For details, see this post from Monroe On A...

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Title: Baby Slings/Wraps Presentation 7-9-09 (Monroe)
Post by: MonroeNews.com on July 15, 2009, 03:00:32 PM
Baby Slings/Wraps Presentation 7-9-09 (Monroe) (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/07/baby-slingswraps/)
5 July 2009, 8:50 pm

This Thursday’s Lunch Bunch presentation is on slings/wraps.  If you have a baby, you should go.

I’m a fan of wraps, moreso my baby is a BIG fan of being carried around.  Without a wrap, I would get even less done than I do now.

I have a pretty black/grey/white no-sew wrap (like a Mo...

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Title: TONIGHT (7/9/09) Kids Concert @ St Mary’s Park, 7pm
Post by: MonroeNews.com on July 15, 2009, 03:00:32 PM
TONIGHT (7/9/09) Kids Concert @ St Mary’s Park, 7pm (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/07/tonight-7909-kids-concert-st-marys-park-7pm/)
9 July 2009, 1:06 pm

Tonight’s show is Guy Louis-Chautauqua Express.  Great show, interactive. I’d say ages 1-12 are the perfect age, but I find it entertaining and I’m *WAY* over twelve.

The City of Monroe Concert in the Park series features free music and entertainment at 7 p.m. Thursdays during the...

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Title: Safety City – blown away
Post by: MonroeNews.com on July 15, 2009, 04:00:07 PM
Safety City – blown away (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/07/safety-cit/)
11 July 2009, 3:11 pm

 

Monroe Public Schools (in cooperation with the Sheriff’s department and community partners) has offered Safety City as a summer community education program for many years.

At the Safety City graduation on Friday evening at Waterloo School, the highlight was the LifeFlight landing.  The ...

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Title: Altered Book- craft project
Post by: MonroeNews.com on July 15, 2009, 04:00:07 PM
Altered Book- craft project (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/07/altered-book-craft-project/)
13 July 2009, 12:12 pm

Monroe County Library System is offering a creative  crafts class for “tweens.”  My two daughters are attending and having a great time. 

Last week’s project was “altered book.”  Slightly different than what I anticipated it would be, as all the inside pages were r...

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Title: Summer Fun List- 2009
Post by: MonroeNews.com on July 16, 2009, 12:00:21 PM
Summer Fun List- 2009 (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/07/summer-fun-list-2009/)
16 July 2009, 11:13 am

 

Well, here it is.  It’s already after the Fourth of July (what I consider the halfway point of summer vacation).  Last year somehow I had put together a (what seems to be now) a very fancy 2008 summer fun list. 

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So, I’ll post [...]...

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Title: Big Foot Sighting
Post by: MonroeNews.com on July 18, 2009, 06:00:20 PM
Big Foot Sighting (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/07/big-foot-sighting/)
18 July 2009, 5:55 pm

Its a sad state of affairs when you realize your daughter (age nine) wears the same size 5 1/2 shoe as your best friend (age not disclosed – - what kind of a friend does that?!).

Its even worse when you tell your friend this, and when comparing feet the friend says to your daughter, “I ...

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Title: Mom Moments: swimming the English Channel
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on July 22, 2009, 03:00:19 PM
swimming the English Channel (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/07/english-channel/)
22 July 2009, 2:20 pm

I thought my summer to-do-list seemed pretty interesting, but somehow I left “take a 13 hour swim across the English Channel” off of my list.

In 1983, I remember it was pretty exciting that *MY* cousin (ok, my cousin Mary’s husband) John Muenzer was swimming across Lake Erie to ...

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Title: Mom Moments: Cuts to Early Childhood Education
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on July 24, 2009, 07:00:12 PM
Cuts to Early Childhood Education (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/07/cuts-to-early-childhood-education/)
24 July 2009, 5:23 pm

Great Start Programs Threatened

snippet:

For nearly a decade, Monroe County has been at the forefront of early childhood education programs and its commitment to them. Now, with a state budget crisis looming, local officials are gripping for a huge cut into those programs.

The State Senate has p...

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Title: Mom Moments: Celebrate Moms 8/6/09
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on July 27, 2009, 02:00:09 PM
Celebrate Moms 8/6/09 (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/07/celebrate-moms-8609/)
27 July 2009, 1:32 pm

The Monroe County Breastfeeding Collaborative invites you to a special event…

 

Third Annual Celebrate Moms

Please join us on Thursday, August 6, 2009 for a celebration of Moms in Monroe County.  We’ll have giveaways, prizes, snacks, and more!  Children and other family members are...

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Title: Mom Moments: Monroe County Fair Ride Deals
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on July 29, 2009, 05:00:06 PM
Monroe County Fair Ride Deals (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/07/monroe-county-fair-ride-deals/)
29 July 2009, 2:43 pm

For my kids, a big part of the fair is the rides.  We don’t do Cedar Point or carnivals, so we do attend the Monroe County Fair and to them it is a big deal.  Picking which day to attend depends a lot on the ride deals offered.  This is a summary of the info available [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: tonight: birthday FUNdraiser
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on July 31, 2009, 02:00:13 PM
tonight: birthday FUNdraiser (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/07/tonight-birthday-fundraiser/)
31 July 2009, 1:18 pm

I didn’t hear about this until too late last year, but tonight local girl Madison O’Neill is celebrating her birthday.

Super, huh?  Nice, right?  Lots of people are celebrating their birthdays today, not such important news. 

 But Madison’s party is different. 

Instead of h...

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Title: Mom Moments: BFFs, how close are YOU?
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on August 01, 2009, 12:01:00 PM
BFFs, how close are YOU? (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/08/bffs-how-close-are-you/)
1 August 2009, 9:35 am

My 5 year old has a best friend, ET.  My boys spent the morning at ET’s house and in the afternoon ET came to our house to swim.  Then ET went home.  

After he left, my son comes downstairs and says “ET left his underwear here!”

And I say “Well put them in the dirty...

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Title: Mom Moments: still for sale
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 14, 2009, 11:20:48 AM
still for sale (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/08/still-for-sale/)
15 August 2009, 3:30 pm

Please note this blog is still FOR SALE.

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Title: Mom Moments: ready for kindergarten
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 14, 2009, 11:20:48 AM
ready for kindergarten (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/08/ready-for-kindergarten/)
17 August 2009, 7:26 am

Click here for a list of books about starting kindergarten.

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Title: Mom Moments: if you give a mouse a cookie (or a kid a pair of shoes…), mom ends up crying
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 14, 2009, 11:20:48 AM
if you give a mouse a cookie (or a kid a pair of shoes…), mom ends up crying (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/08/if-you-give-a-mouse-a-cookie-or-a-kid-a-pair-of-shoes-mom-ends-up-crying/)
17 August 2009, 8:00 pm

It’s that time of year where everyone has outgrown everything (there’s nothing like needing to buy 8 pairs of shoes at the same time to make your checkbook shed a tear). 

And if you buy a kid a new pair of shoes, they’re going to need new socks too because the old ones look prett...

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Title: Mom Moments: texting while driving
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 14, 2009, 11:25:47 AM
texting while driving (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/08/texting-while-driving/)
25 August 2009, 6:06 pm

I saw this British public service announcement on the news.  Graphic images, but all teen drivers (and those who ride with teen drivers) need to watch this. 

And parents, be good role models and don’t text while driving.

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Title: Mom Moments: Monroe Public Bus Routes
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 14, 2009, 11:25:47 AM
Monroe Public Bus Routes (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/08/monroe-public-bus-routes/)
27 August 2009, 8:30 pm

Bus routes for Monroe Public Schools were published in tonight’s (8-27-09) Monroe Evening News. 

You can also look up routes via THIS LINK on the MPS website.

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Title: Mom Moments: Back to School
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 14, 2009, 11:25:47 AM
Back to School (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/08/back-to-school/)
27 August 2009, 8:39 pm

Last fall, I decided to re-start my education and enrolled in a couple classes at Monroe County Community College.   I took spring semester off to have my baby, and now have started again this term.

It’s hard to be in a class.  To be old and be in class is even harder.  I was asked if
Title: Mom Moments: Drive In Theater
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 14, 2009, 11:30:51 AM
Drive In Theater (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/08/drive-in-theater/)
30 August 2009, 10:18 pm

 

Definitely an old-school thing to do, but the kids sure thought it was fun.  And the prices are definitely comparable to taking the kids to a regular theater (even a matinee).  Being able to bring in your own snacks was nice too (OK, shhhhhhh, I always bring in our own snacks but they’re...

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Title: Mom Moments: Go to bed! Or dance! Its back to school!
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 14, 2009, 11:30:51 AM
Go to bed!  Or dance!  Its back to school! (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/08/go-to-bed-and-dance-its-back-to-school/)
31 August 2009, 10:01 am

It will be here soon, that first day of the school-year.

Have your kids start practicing their morning routines and timelines this week to ease the transition.

Moms, be sure to  prepare too by practicing for your first-day-of-school victory dance.

More back to school tips at PBS.org.  And moms,...

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Title: Mom Moments: what will you do on 9/11?
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 14, 2009, 11:30:51 AM
what will you do on 9/11? (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/what-will-you-do-on-911/)
1 September 2009, 11:42 am

The upcoming anniversary of the September 11 attacks is the first year for this date to be officially recognized as a day of service.  

Signed by President Obama this past April, the National Day of Rememberance and Service marks the historic date and pays tribute to 9/11 victims and those who...

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Title: Mom Moments: Gambling for school?
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 14, 2009, 11:35:52 AM
Gambling for school? (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/gambling-for-school/)
3 September 2009, 9:01 pm

I was surprised when a friend first mentioned their school was considering having poker night fundraisers. 

I don’t feel it promotes traditional moral values anymore than having the magazine subscription fundraiser include Playboy or the overpriced food catalogs include gourmet beer. 

A...

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Title: Mom Moments: Orange Obsessed
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 14, 2009, 11:35:52 AM
Orange Obsessed (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/orange-obsessed/)
5 September 2009, 4:37 pm

My preschooler has some interesting quirks.  When he was a baby, he didn’t have a favorite stuffed animal or a blankie.  Jason’s thing was “a penny and a pencil”. 

I don’t know how he came to lock in on these items, but the boy could not function without a penny and...

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Title: Mom Moments: hooray! the return of COSI
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 14, 2009, 11:35:52 AM
hooray!  the return of COSI (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/hooray-the-return-of-cosi/)
7 September 2009, 11:31 am

Imagination Station, Toledo’s children’s hands-on science center will open in early October.

A grand opening celebration is scheduled for October 10, with a members-only sneak peak being held on October 8.

The museum, previously known as COSI, closed its doors in December 2007 aft...

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Title: Mom Moments: Happy Back to School!
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 14, 2009, 11:40:56 AM
Happy Back to School! (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/happy-back-to-school/)
11 September 2009, 12:17 am

Hope everyone’s year started off great.

Moms, please continue your dancing!

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Title: Mom Moments: attn: expectant moms
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 14, 2009, 11:40:56 AM
attn: expectant moms (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/attn-expectant-moms-and-dads/)
12 September 2009, 10:53 am

Moms in Monroe have a great resource, a certified Bradley method childbirth instructor.

Jeanette Albright (who also writes the Childbirth and Beyond blog) is the only Bradley instructor in Monroe County and all of northern Ohio.

You can contact Jeanette and find out more about classes via this
Title: Mom Moments: Will the movie be as good as the book?
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 14, 2009, 11:40:56 AM
Will the movie be as good as the book? (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/will-the-movie-be-as-good-as-the-book/)
12 September 2009, 2:12 pm

I’m not much of a movie person, [I feel like my brain is already filled with enough uselessness (I'm practically certain I could win Teen Jeopardy)] but I am very much looking forward to the movie adaptation of the book Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.  In 3-D too!

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Title: Mom Moments: DIY Games #1…low to no cost
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 15, 2009, 12:06:12 PM
DIY Games #1…low to no cost (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/diy-games-1-low-to-no-cost/)
15 September 2009, 10:20 am

First, thanks to my super smart ten year old daughter and her fun friends for the ideas!

DOUBLE CHARADES

Get two packages of different color indexcards. 

Get two containers. 

On one set of cards, write an action.  Like “combing their hair” or “doing jumping jacks” or &...

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Title: Mom Moments: DIY Games #2… low to no cost
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 16, 2009, 04:30:10 AM
DIY Games #2… low to no cost (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/diy-games-2-low-to-no-cost/)
16 September 2009, 4:00 am

GIANT GAME

You need: construction paper, markers, one die (aka a single dice).

Each person gets three or four pieces of paper.

Each person comes up with something to write on their paper.  Like “go forward two spaces” or “switch places with the person that is behind you”...

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Title: Mom Moments: Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 21, 2009, 03:45:52 PM
Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/homemade-sidewalk-chalk-paint/)
21 September 2009, 3:00 pm

Crayola makes sidewalk chalk, but its just too expensive.

To make your own homemade sidewalk chalk paint, you need a few basic items: cornstarch, food coloring, water, plastic cups, paintbrushes.

 

I don’t have an exact recipe, but fill the cup about 1/3 with cornstarch, add a few drops of...

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Title: Mom Moments: Early Childhood Article
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 21, 2009, 03:45:53 PM
Early Childhood Article (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/early-childhood-article/)
21 September 2009, 3:08 pm

Sunday’s edition of  The Monroe  Evening News featured a front page article on early childhood education in Monroe. 

The full article can be accessed HERE.

Michigan’s Birth to Three program is called Early On.  Their motto is Don’t Worry. But Don’t Wait.  The website f...

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Title: Mom Moments: 5 work-out tips for the busy mom
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 22, 2009, 08:05:46 AM
5 work-out tips for the busy mom (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/5-work-out-tips-for-the-busy-mom/)
22 September 2009, 7:08 am

 Once the baby comes, most moms add “LOSE ENOUGH WEIGHT TO STOP WEARING MATERNITY CLOTHES” to their to-do list.  But so much weight, so little motivation, so little time….

Find an exercise buddy, preferably one who is over age five.

Sleep in your workout clothes so you are read...

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Title: Mom Moments: 10/1: technology in the inclusive classroom
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 24, 2009, 10:45:04 PM
10/1: technology in the inclusive classroom (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/101-technology-in-the-inclusive-classroom/)
24 September 2009, 10:34 pm

The Monroe ISD Parent Advisory Committee has announced an upcoming presentation aimed at parents whose children receive special education support services.

Kurtis and Erin Cunningham will explain and demonstrate various types of assistive technology and to show specific examples of class work/hom...

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Title: Mom Moments: 10/17: Monroe County Parenting Conference (free)
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 24, 2009, 10:45:04 PM
10/17: Monroe County Parenting Conference (free) (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/1017-monroe-county-parenting-conference-free/)
24 September 2009, 10:40 pm

This free event is offered to parents with children between the ages of 0 and 12. 

LIMITED amount of childcare available.  Full flyer and registration here.

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Title: Re: Mom Moments
Post by: ducksoup on September 24, 2009, 11:02:14 PM
10/1: technology in the inclusive classroom ([url]http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/101-technology-in-the-inclusive-classroom/[/url])
24 September 2009, 10:34 pm

The Monroe ISD Parent Advisory Committee has announced an upcoming presentation aimed at parents whose children receive special education support services.

Kurtis and Erin Cunningham will explain and demonstrate various types of assistive technology and to show specific examples of class work/hom...

Source: Mom Moments ([url]http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms[/url])



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Title: Mom Moments: Corn Mazes 2009
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 26, 2009, 09:14:48 PM
Corn Mazes 2009 (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/corn-mazes-2009/)
26 September 2009, 9:02 pm

Such nice cool weather!  Perfect for a corn maze! Most are already open.  I have updated the list and corrected all websites for fall 2009.   To see a list can also be found on the Monroe Evening News calendar of events, click HERE.

Heck of a Corn Maze

4309 W. Albain Rd.

Monroe, MI 48161

...

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Title: Mom Moments: mark your calendars: Wednesday Halloween Chat
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 28, 2009, 04:48:31 PM
mark your calendars: Wednesday Halloween Chat (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/mark-your-calendars-wednesday-halloween-chat/)
28 September 2009, 3:40 pm

http://www.blogsmonroe.com/budget/2009/09/halloween-fun-on-a-budget-chat-8-p-m-sept-30/

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Title: Mom Moments: school milk prices – too much!
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on September 28, 2009, 04:48:32 PM
school milk prices – too much! (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/09/school-milk-prices/)
28 September 2009, 3:47 pm

Monroe Public charges 50 cents for a carton of milk.  So I’m sending in $2.50 a week for milk per child.  $7.50 for milk a week.  Not a math whiz but I think…

1/2 pint for fifty cents

.5 pint = $.05

2 cartons = 1 pint = $1

8 pints in a gallon = $8 a gallon

That just [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Technology A True Tool for Education
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 03, 2009, 10:38:51 AM
Technology A True Tool for Education (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/10/technology-a-true-tool-for-education/)
3 October 2009, 9:06 am

The Monroe Evening News had THIS ARTICLE covering the Parent Advisory Committee presentation I talked about here.

Technology a true tool for education by Ray Kisonas

Seventeen-year-old Kurtis Cunningham of Holland and his mother, Erin Cunningham, lead a presentation Thursday night at the Monroe Co...

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Title: Mom Moments: free movie tickets for kids
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 03, 2009, 06:34:48 PM
free movie tickets for kids (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/10/free-movie-tickets-for-kids/)
3 October 2009, 5:03 pm

 

saw this advertised in the Freep.

note: the theater in Southgate  is closest to Monroe (near Eureka and Fort).

 

MJR Theaters will host free movies for kids every weekend through October 25th.

The free movies will be shown every Saturday and Sunday at participating theaters as part of MJ...

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Title: Mom Moments: Fire Prevention Week
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 06, 2009, 01:20:27 AM
Fire Prevention Week (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/10/fire-prevention-week/)
6 October 2009, 1:05 am

Early October is all about fire safety.

Follow THIS LINK to see fire station open houses (kid friendly events) and THIS LINK for a free pdf file about fire prevention (note: some religious references).

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Title: Mom Moments: October Edition of Monroe Parent
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 08, 2009, 05:53:03 PM
October Edition of Monroe Parent (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/10/october-edition-of-monroe-parent/)
8 October 2009, 3:55 pm

Did you know the current edition of Monroe Parent is always available on their website www.monroeparent.com ?

The October newsletter is out.  You can pick up a free copy at various locations (shops, schools, doctors’ offices) around town.  Be sure to check out the back page which advertis...

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Title: Mom Moments: Toledo’s Imagination Station aka The Return Of COSI
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 10, 2009, 01:41:08 PM
Toledo’s Imagination Station aka The Return Of COSI (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/10/toledos-imagination-station-aka-the-return-of-cosi/)
10 October 2009, 1:20 pm

Today, October 10th is the grand opening of Imagination Station in downtown Toledo.

Click HERE for an Evening News article detailing what’s new and what remains from the days of COSI.

I’ll miss the name COSI.  When I took my nephew for the first time, he was pretty disgusted that we w...

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Title: Mom Moments: Who’s the genius…
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 12, 2009, 03:02:52 PM
Who’s the genius… (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/10/whos-the-genius/)
12 October 2009, 2:18 pm

who decided to make the new cornstarch packaging practically identical to the baking powder container? 

Last night’s gravy and last week’s peanut brittle object to this “improvement.”

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Title: Mom Moments: education articles 10/11/09
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 12, 2009, 03:02:52 PM
education articles 10/11/09 (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/10/education-articles-101109/)
12 October 2009, 2:25 pm

The Monroe News had two articles in Sunday’s paper about the concept of co-teaching as a tool that helps more students attain AYP.

Collaborative Teaching Growing

Collaborative teaching, where a special education teacher works with students in the classroom instead of pulling them out, has b...

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Title: Mom Moments: Climate Change
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 15, 2009, 08:56:43 PM
Climate Change (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/10/climate-change/)
15 October 2009, 7:42 pm

 

This year’s Blog Action Day is here.  The topic: climate change.  How does a mom blog relate to that?!

As parents, we want to raise educated and informed children.  Climate change is an issue that isn’t going away.

The EPA has a nice climate change site for kids (click here) t...

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Title: Mom Moments: Harry Potter meets the Toledo Symphony – 10/30
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 18, 2009, 03:37:09 PM
Harry Potter meets the Toledo Symphony – 10/30 (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/10/harry-potter-meets-the-toledo-symphony-1030/)
18 October 2009, 3:36 pm

The spellbinding literary phenomenon of Harry Potter has inspired a generation of readers, five popular movies and some of the most memorable soundtracks ever composed.  Chelsea Tipton, II, will lead the Toledo Symphony – with narration by Merwin Siu – in this concert suitable for Harry Potter ...

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Title: Mom Moments: Corn Maze Review
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 18, 2009, 04:02:27 PM
Corn Maze Review (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/10/corn-maze-review/)
18 October 2009, 3:39 pm

We made a visit to Farmer Charley’s Corn Maze. 

We went last year too.  When, apparently, it was MUCH warmer weather!

What I like about Farmer Charley’s is that it’s all one price.  The kids can ride the train as many times as they’d like, you can wander in and out of as...

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Title: Mom Moments: reverse!
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 20, 2009, 01:26:23 PM
reverse! (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/10/reverse/)
20 October 2009, 1:25 pm

Time flies!

The baby is a speedy crawler already.  Now if only he would learn to back up…

 or dust under the end tables.  Something!

 

.

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Title: Mom Moments: 10/24 downtown trick or treating
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 23, 2009, 09:42:18 PM
10/24 downtown trick or treating (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/10/1024-downtown-trick-or-treating/)
23 October 2009, 8:54 pm

from the Evening News calendar of events…

The River Raisin Halloween Festival will be held Saturday Oct. 24 in downtown Monroe.

The festival includes trick-or-treating for kids starting at 6:30 p.m.

There will also be spooky shopping throughout Downtown Monroe, Miss Monroe County 2009, Peg ...

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Title: Mom Moments: Local Trick or Treat Times
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 27, 2009, 07:37:06 AM
Local Trick or Treat Times (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/10/local-trick-or-treat-times/)
27 October 2009, 5:50 am

The Monroe Evening News has an article with Saturday’s trick or treat times.  CLICK HERE.

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Title: Mom Moments: Easy Homemade Halloween Game for Younger Kids
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 27, 2009, 07:37:06 AM
Easy Homemade Halloween Game for Younger Kids (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/10/easy-homemade-halloween-game-for-younger-kids/)
27 October 2009, 6:09 am

Halloween Match-Up

 

Items needed: posterboard or painted piece of cardboard, word processing program (like Microsoft Word), cardstock, scissors, glue or tape.

Open a Word document and create a 2X2 table to fill the page.

Adjust the format settings so clip art pasted into each square is center...

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Title: Mom Moments: carve pumpkins online
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 29, 2009, 03:58:23 PM
carve pumpkins online (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/10/carve-pumpkins-online-2/)
29 October 2009, 3:18 pm

two sites for online pumpkin carving

http://www.theoworlds.com/halloween/

http://www.onlinepumpkincarving.com/

boo to you!

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Title: Mom Moments: easy spooky halloween craft revisited
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 29, 2009, 03:58:23 PM
easy spooky halloween craft revisited (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/10/easy-spooky-halloween-craft-revisited/)
29 October 2009, 3:22 pm

 

This year has been way too busy for any new Halloween crafts.  So I re-post this (prob the best Halloween craft I ever did) one…

  http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2008/10/cheap-halloween-craftdecoration-spooky-jars/

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Title: Mom Moments: h1n1 School Closing Guidelines
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on November 02, 2009, 07:10:17 AM
h1n1 School Closing Guidelines (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/h1n1-school-closing-guidelines/)
2 November 2009, 6:28 am

Monroe Public has THIS letter on its website concerning the guidelines for managing H1N1 in the district.

And THIS article was in the Monroe Evening News.

The News has a page set to gather H1N1 articles, which can be found at:  H1N1 Info Page

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Title: Mom Moments: 11/4 presentation: Brain Gym
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on November 03, 2009, 06:44:23 AM
11/4 presentation:  Brain Gym (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/114-presentation-brain-gym/)
3 November 2009, 3:27 am

Monroe County ISD Parent Advisory Committee is sponsoring a Brain Gym presentation on November 4.

Brain Gym® is more than you can imagine! It is a profound movement-based system for activating and integrating the brain and body. For more than 35 years, people have experienced unprecedented growth ...

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Title: Mom Moments: a make-you-cry story
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on November 04, 2009, 11:21:06 PM
a make-you-cry story (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/a-make-you-cry-story/)
4 November 2009, 10:45 pm

6-Year-Old Girl with Brain Cancer Hid Love Notes for Her Parents to Find After Her Death

When 6-year-old Elena Desserich was diagnosed with brain cancer, she began hiding hundreds of little love notes around the house for her parents to find after she was gone.

Read the rest of the story HERE

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Title: Mom Moments: 11/12 Lunch Bunch- guest speaker: Paula!
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on November 05, 2009, 02:50:47 PM
11/12 Lunch Bunch- guest speaker: Paula! (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/1112-lunch-bunch-guest-speaker-paula/)
5 November 2009, 2:47 pm

 

Lunch Bunch, a social parent/child group, meets on the 2nd Thursday of the Month and is FREE and open to ALL FAMILIES!

MSU Extension Conference Room, 963 S. Raisinville Rd., 10:30am – noon, second Thursday of every month

No lunch is provided, but families are encouraged to bring a sack lunch...

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Title: Mom Moments: Cheap Candy
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on November 13, 2009, 08:20:38 AM
Cheap Candy (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/cheap-candy/)
11 November 2009, 7:12 am

It seems like the stores have a lot more clearance Halloween candy this year.  And not the random bags of suckers and Halloween peeps, I’m talking about the good stuff (read: chocolate!).  CVS has 75% off, Kroger in Monroe has bags of M&Ms and Snickers for $1.50 in the front of the store, WalMart has a [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Happy Birthday :)
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on November 13, 2009, 08:20:38 AM
Happy Birthday  :) (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/happy-birthday/)
11 November 2009, 7:14 am

Hmmmm… I should try to find that hat and add a big “2″ to it.Happy Birthday!

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Title: Re: Mom Moments
Post by: the nosh on November 14, 2009, 09:47:39 AM
alot of us here miss you momem!! come back!! :)
Title: Re: Mom Moments
Post by: Frenchfry on November 14, 2009, 10:33:09 AM
alot of us here miss you momem!! come back!! :)
Do you mean she's not here now?  ;)
Title: Re: Mom Moments
Post by: MM1 on November 14, 2009, 10:36:51 AM
alot of us here miss you momem!! come back!! :)

ABSOLUTELY!
Title: Re: Mom Moments
Post by: Frenchfry on November 14, 2009, 10:49:42 AM
Yeah...bring morality back to the forum....there shouldn't be any off-color talk here....censorship is our friend....personal judgments about what is permissible and constant harping about community values should permeate throughout every topic....Yeah I remember the good old days   8* (that was my best attempt at sarcasm yet)

But with MomEm there were some explosive verbal battles taking place...I guess a few folks miss the action.
Title: Re: Mom Moments
Post by: MM1 on November 14, 2009, 10:56:27 AM
Wow Em!  Without even being here. . . . . . you seem stir it up! ! !


SEE WHAT YOU DID! ! ! ! ! ! ! !  YOU STARTED TROUBLE AGAIN!  AND YOU'RE NOT EVEN HERE! ! ! ! ! 



 8*


ha!!!!!!!!!
Title: Mom Moments: growing up
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on November 14, 2009, 12:42:30 PM
growing up (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/growing-up/)
14 November 2009, 10:45 am

It’s only happened three or four times, but the baby (almost nine months) has stood up and let go.  We have achieved approximately 3/4 of a second of indepent standing!He’s going to be walking so soon.   His baby-ness is going by way too fast.  Every week there is another bag of clothes that he outgrown [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Recycle Crafts
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on November 14, 2009, 12:42:31 PM
Recycle Crafts (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/recycle-crafts/)
14 November 2009, 10:54 am

I’ve been saving the lids from laundry detergent bottles since summer.  I saw a giant Chinese New Year dragon made of hundreds of empty detergent bottles.  I wish I could find the picture of it to post. But  no way could I do THAT. So, there has to be SOME sort of a craft to make with [...]

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Title: Re: Mom Moments: growing up
Post by: Frenchfry on November 14, 2009, 02:29:02 PM
growing up ([url]http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/growing-up/[/url])
14 November 2009, 10:45 am

It’s only happened three or four times, but the baby (almost nine months) has stood up and let go.  We have achieved approximately 3/4 of a second of indepent standing!He’s going to be walking so soon.   His baby-ness is going by way too fast.  Every week there is another bag of clothes that he outgrown [...]

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Your link said this:

Easy, tiger. This is a 404 page.

You are totally in the wrong place. Do not pass GO; do not collect $200.

Instead, try one of the following:

    * Hit the "back" button on your browser.
    * Head on over to the front page.
    * Try searching using the form in the sidebar.
    * Click on a link in the sidebar.
    * Use the navigation menu at the top of the page.
    * Punt.

http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/growing-up/ (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/growing-up/)
Title: Re: Mom Moments
Post by: the nosh on November 14, 2009, 06:43:35 PM
momem is a good person!

her adversary at the time was/is not.
Title: Re: Mom Moments
Post by: Frenchfry on November 14, 2009, 09:23:21 PM
momem is a good person!

her adversary at the time was/is not.
Hey! I was one of her adversaries!

Morality Mom hunted and attacked me as if I abducted her children or something.

Unfortunately I could never win, she has connections at the paper and had me banned....just like one of her other adversaries....MonroeMom.

I sure miss MonroeMom

You right-wing neo-cons ought to quit stirring up this crap before it starts to stink.
Title: Re: Mom Moments
Post by: the nosh on November 15, 2009, 07:09:19 AM
come on now FF...i thought you did take her kids!! lol...just kidding!

i dont even remember why you were banned...but i do hope you remember who along with a couple others fought for your return!
Title: Re: Mom Moments
Post by: the nosh on November 15, 2009, 07:20:47 AM
and how well do you know either of them, other than on this forum?

I will always believe they BOTH should have been banned, and I will always think much LESS of MEN for playing favorites.  >:(



knowing either of them enough to lets say...call one of them a great friend?? neither...but i have met them both more than once live and in person so i hope that answers your question.
Title: Mom Moments: Monroe Public Author Visits – Gordon Korman
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on November 17, 2009, 09:30:25 AM
Monroe Public Author Visits – Gordon Korman (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/monroe-public-author-visits-gordon-korman/)
17 November 2009, 9:19 am

Author Gordon Korman is visiting Monroe Public Schools this week.  I heard part of the assembly, and realized I hadn’t made the connection that Korman is one of the writers of an interesting concept for a book series I had seen talked about a little bit about on TV. From wikipedia…The 39 Clues is a series [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: my fave books as a kid
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on November 17, 2009, 03:34:41 PM
my fave books as a kid (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/my-fave-books-as-a-kid/)
17 November 2009, 3:01 pm

After writing about the kid book series featuring author Gordon Korman(see THIS blog post and THIS press release from Monroe Public), I remembered my favorite book series from the school library… the ones where you could make decisions and choose your own ending.Google says these were called Choose Your Own Adventure.  If I’m remembering correctly, every couple pages [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: this weekend: Christmas kickoff downtown
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on November 20, 2009, 02:32:32 AM
this weekend: Christmas kickoff downtown (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/this-weekend-christmas-kickoff-downtown/)
20 November 2009, 12:20 am

The Downtown Monroe Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Kickoff Weekend events are held Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Read more and see schedule HERE

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Title: Mom Moments: babycakes
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on November 20, 2009, 11:12:53 AM
babycakes (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/babycakes/)
20 November 2009, 10:45 am

It’s only happened three or four times, but the baby (almost nine months) has stood up and let go.  We have achieved approximately 3/4 of a second of indepent standing!He’s going to be walking so soon.   His baby-ness is going by way too fast.  Every week there is another bag of clothes that he outgrown [...]

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Title: Re: Mom Moments
Post by: Frenchfry on November 20, 2009, 11:46:53 AM
Babycakes....
Quote
“Hey!  Remember you is the baby around here!”
LOL!

But seriously, our little 11 mo old is starting to walk around while hanging on to his toys...sort of like an elderly person uses a walker...one is like a car with a sissy bar and the other helper is a sort of wedge toy on wheels.

Occasionally he'll let go of everything while standing and my wife says he even tried to take an independent step a few times.

He loves the daily baths.....he out grew the infant tub long ago....the wife laments how quickly he is growing already.

The most frequent comment we hear is people think he's built like a linebacker....my wife wants him to remain a tiny baby.

I cannot believe how gentle this little guy is with the kitty and other kids....I just love watching children growing up.

Oh, I should mention that he's already getting into everything....had to install baby locks on the cabinet doors.
Title: Mom Moments: freep: calling all potential parents
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on November 25, 2009, 12:44:42 PM
freep: calling all potential parents (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/freep-calling-all-potential-parents/)
23 November 2009, 8:14 pm

From today’s Free Press, an open letter from the director of the Michigan Department of Human Services:You’re not a perfect parent? That’s OK. Neither am I.Yet we need you and hundreds of other everyday heroes to consider becoming foster and adoptive parents to the more than 16,000 children and youths in foster care in Michigan. [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Counting the alphabet?
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on November 25, 2009, 12:44:42 PM
Counting the alphabet? (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/counting-the-alphabet/)
24 November 2009, 9:11 pm

In the process of learning his ABCs, my kindergartner does the strangest thing…he’s still trying to memorize the name of each letter, so he’ll see a word and get to a letter he’s unsure of, so he says his alphabet silently (lips move so I know what’s up!) and he does the same motions as if he were counting [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Happy Thanksgiving
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on November 26, 2009, 05:48:44 AM
Happy Thanksgiving (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/happy-thanksgiving/)
26 November 2009, 5:08 am

 Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.(this Snoopy is for you Andrew!)

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Title: Mom Moments: dinosaur jokes – posted under duress!
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on November 28, 2009, 11:38:27 PM
dinosaur jokes – posted under duress! (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/11/dinosaur-jokes-posted-under-duress/)
28 November 2009, 9:43 pm

What do you call a dinosaur from China?A chinosaur What is the difference between a dinosaur and a time-o-sword?Pronunciation! What should you eat on a diet?Dinosaurs (cause there’s none around so you eat nothing).

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Title: Mom Moments: Michigan School Funding Crisis Presentation
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on December 09, 2009, 05:02:52 AM
Michigan School Funding Crisis Presentation (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/12/michigan-school-funding-crisis-presentation/)
9 December 2009, 4:25 am

Understanding how your local school budget works is confusing.  Washtenaw ISD has an informative presentation specific to SE lower Michigan available HERE .Other versions (Media Player and Quicktime) can be found here http://www.wash.k12.mi.us/about/msfc.cfm

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Title: Mom Moments: If you’re going… LIGHT SHOWS
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on December 16, 2009, 04:58:42 AM
If you’re going… LIGHT SHOWS (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/12/if-youre-going-light-shows/)
16 December 2009, 4:50 am

WAYNE COUNTY LIGHTFEST 2009With 4 miles of giant animated displays and a million lights along Hines Drive, it’s the Midwest’s largest drive-thru light display.  Make sure you tune into 100.3 WNIC for holiday music too!Open 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.November 19 – January 1 [closed Christmas Day]Enter at Hines Drive and Merriman, 2 1/2 miles south [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: MTV doing good
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on December 17, 2009, 09:50:16 PM
MTV doing good (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/12/mtv-doing-good/)
17 December 2009, 9:10 pm

Usually I can’t click past MTV quick enough, but I saw this commercial and I’m happily surprised  to see someone taking action on this topic instead of just talking about it.MTV Launches ‘A Thin Line’ To Stop Digital Abusesnippet:  MTV announced on Thursday (December 3) the launch of a multi-year initiative called “A Thin Line” aimed [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Toys for Tots still in need
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on December 19, 2009, 10:21:04 PM
Toys for Tots still in need (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/12/toys-for-tots-still-in-need/)
19 December 2009, 10:19 pm

Paula has THIS INFO about drop-offs and dates on her blog. For a child to have nothing for the holidays is very sad.  Be as generous as you can.

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Title: Mom Moments: Nickelodeon doing BAD
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on December 20, 2009, 04:29:11 PM
Nickelodeon doing BAD (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/12/nickelodeon-doing-bad/)
20 December 2009, 3:28 pm

I was so displeased to hear a commercial this morning on Nickelodeon for some horrible upcoming movie they are showing.  (Not going to say the name of it either.)  But it is wrong for a kid channel to be talking about thongs, kissing, chasing boys.  Especially showing open mouth kissing at 10am on a Sunday right in the middle [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Noon Year’s Eve @ Toledo Zoo
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on December 23, 2009, 03:09:05 PM
Noon Year’s Eve @ Toledo Zoo (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/12/noon-years-eve-toledo-zoo/)
23 December 2009, 2:16 pm

from the Toledo Zoo website:Ring in the New… at Noon!New Year’s Eve is a great time to celebrate all that we’ve done and all that we will do in the coming year. But midnight can come too late for the little ones (and let’s face it, sometimes the not-so-little ones).That’s why Noon Year’s Eve is [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: things to do over break
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on December 23, 2009, 03:09:05 PM
things to do over break (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/12/things-to-do-over-break/)
23 December 2009, 2:21 pm

from the Monroe Public Schools websiteParents — Looking for some fun activities around Monroe County while your children are off school? Check out this pamphlet developed by the Monroe County Intermediate School District. Happy Holidays from Monroe Public Schools.http://www.monroe.k12.mi.us/photos/alerts/2009%20Holiday%20Fun%20Letter.pdf

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Title: Mom Moments: Happy New Year!
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on January 02, 2010, 03:34:21 PM
Happy New Year! (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/01/happy-new-year-2/)
2 January 2010, 2:27 pm

Best wishes to everyone for a happy, healthy 2010.  Be safe, be smart, be happy.BTW, are we saying “twenty ten” or are we saying “two thousand ten”? NEW YEAR from YOUTUBE(no those aren’t my dominoes)

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Title: Mom Moments: January is National Mentoring Month
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on January 09, 2010, 11:12:35 AM
January is National Mentoring Month (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/01/january-is-national-mentoring-month/)
9 January 2010, 11:09 am

National Mentoring Month spotlights the importance of mentors and the need for every child to have a caring adult in his or her life.http://www.nationalmentoringmonth.org/Clickable links (under the TAKE ACTION tab)  for becoming a mentor, thank your mentor day, and MLK Jr Day of service.But mentoring doesn’t have to be something formal.  Being a responsible, good-hearted [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Good Sports Story
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on January 11, 2010, 09:36:47 AM
Good Sports Story (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/01/good-sports-story/)
11 January 2010, 9:35 am

I’m no sports nut, but I always like to see these stories:http://highschool.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1036282The team isn’t doing this out of pity or sympathy or because the coach is making them… this kid is a friend, and the team wanted him to have this opportunity. Very nice AND sporty!

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Title: Mom Moments: snow and ice: 2010 Frankenmuth and Plymouth
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on January 13, 2010, 08:51:10 PM
snow and ice: 2010 Frankenmuth and Plymouth (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/01/snow-and-ice-2010-frankenmuth-and-plymouth/)
13 January 2010, 8:50 pm

January 27- February 1, Frankenmuth Zehnder’s Snowfest MORE INFO CLICK HERE Zehnder’s Snowfest has been host to one of the top snow sculpting events in North America for the past 19 years. Visitors have enjoyed larger-than-life snow sculptures and beautifully detailed ice carvings each year.  Again in 2010, Snowfest will dazzle and excite you with [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: attachment parenting – what is it?
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on January 18, 2010, 09:11:06 AM
attachment parenting – what is it? (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/01/attachment-parenting-what-is-it/)
18 January 2010, 7:57 am

Attachment parenting is a style of caring for your infant that brings out the best in the baby and the best in the parents.Attachment parenting follows basic principals.Preparation for Pregnancy, Birth and ParentingFeed with Love and RespectRespond with SensitivityUse Nurturing TouchEnsure Safe Sleep, Physically and EmotionallyProvide Consistent Loving CarePractice Positive DisciplineStrive for Balance in Personal [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: MLK Jr Day
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on January 18, 2010, 09:29:18 AM
MLK Jr Day (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/01/mlk-jr-day/)
18 January 2010, 9:26 am

“Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”http://www.mlkday.gov/Why Serve? During his lifetime, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worked tirelessly toward a dream of equality. He believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all, and encouraged all citizens to live up to the purpose and potential of America by applying the principles [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Generation Text – Study Shows Kids Devote 7+ Hours a Day to Tech Media
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on January 20, 2010, 08:48:38 PM
Generation Text – Study Shows Kids Devote 7+ Hours a Day to Tech Media (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/01/generation-text-study-shows-kids-devote-7-hours-a-day-to-tech-media/)
20 January 2010, 8:07 pm

 A new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows a “dramatic” rise in the amount of time children and teens spend using entertainment media, “especially among minority youth.” The study, “Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-year-olds,” only focused on recreational use of media, not homework,Article fromCNET:  http://news.cnet.com/8301-19518_3-10438088-238.htmlVideo rom NBC Nightly News: [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: follow-up to the Gen-Text post
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on January 20, 2010, 08:48:38 PM
follow-up to the Gen-Text post (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/01/follow-up-to-the-gen-text-post/)
20 January 2010, 8:18 pm

Taking everything from the previous post into account… utilizing text messaging to connect with your kids is a smart move.see page 3 of this PDF for the data…www.wireless.att.com/learn/en_US/pdf/txt2connect-tutorial.pdf from a Cingular Study…According to Dr. Peters, text messaging is a great option for parents and kids to stay in touch because:Parents get a quick answer to their questions. This [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: learn more: sippy cups and baby bottles
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on January 23, 2010, 10:10:15 AM
learn more: sippy cups and baby bottles (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/01/learn-more-sippy-cups-and-baby-bottles/)
23 January 2010, 9:10 am

from one of the new baby e-newsletters I get.  Link is from the feds and easy to read.In this week’s baby news: The FDA is acknowledging that BPA (Bisphenol A) might be unsafe after all, something that independent researchers have been saying for some time. The government will conduct its own studies. Meanwhile, read the [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Quote of the Day
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on January 28, 2010, 07:20:30 AM
Quote of the Day (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/01/quote-of-the-day/)
28 January 2010, 7:09 am

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”  

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Title: Mom Moments: The Blues is Back
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on January 30, 2010, 12:28:30 PM
The Blues is Back (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/01/the-blues-is-back/)
30 January 2010, 12:20 pm

Monroe County takes on the blues during the 23rd annual Blues Series during black history month.http://monroe.lib.mi.us/blues.htm

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Title: Mom Moments: Good Groundhog!
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on February 03, 2010, 12:18:37 AM
Good Groundhog! (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/02/good-groundhog/)
2 February 2010, 10:32 pm

So Puxsatawny Phil is pulled out of his burrow in Pennsylvania in the morning, and by afternoon it’s snowing here in Michigan?  That groundhog is skilled!

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Title: Mom Moments: Lake Erie Muskrat Run
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on February 03, 2010, 10:21:17 AM
Lake Erie Muskrat Run (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/02/lake-erie-muskrat-run/)
3 February 2010, 10:10 am

Coming soon to a muskrat near you…(ok, that made no sense)Here is the flyer for the 2010 Lake Erie Muskrat Run 5k race and 1 mile fun run.  Walkers welcome!This year’s run will once again benefit the Community Foundation’s Access To Recreation Initiative – creating recreational opportunities for people of all abilities.Muskrat run Entry Form 2010

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Title: Mom Moments: Super Bowl: Sundae! Sundae! Sundae!
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on February 07, 2010, 03:54:47 PM
Super Bowl: Sundae! Sundae! Sundae! (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/02/super-bowl-sundae-sundae-sundae/)
7 February 2010, 3:49 pm

Are you having a Super Bowl party on Sunday?We’ll be having our traditional Super Bowl Sundae.Around half-time, I’ll put out all the sprinkles, small candies, whipped cream, nuts, coconut, chocolate sauce, sliced fruit and other item that looks like it could be edible when put on a bowl of ice cream. Each kid will get to make their sundae [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Snow Day Poem and Quote
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on February 10, 2010, 09:18:56 AM
Snow Day Poem and Quote (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/02/snow-day-poem-and-quote/)
10 February 2010, 9:01 am

The best I could come up with was a rhyme:Snow, snow please don’t go,Cause I want to stay home!Not sure that even rhymes, but a good snow day poem can be found here.And today’s quote of the day is apropos…“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”—Bertrand Russell(1872-1970); Philosopher, MathematicianFirst, that’s an odd mix… philosepher [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: MPS closed again! Thurs Feb 11
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on February 10, 2010, 08:48:30 PM
MPS closed again! Thurs Feb 11 (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/02/mps-closed-again-thurs-feb-11/)
10 February 2010, 8:13 pm

All Monroe Public and parochial schools are cancelled for Thursday, February 11. Due to that cancellation, there will be no Kid’s Club for Thursday, February 11. Once again, school is cancelled for Thursday, February 11, for all Monroe Public and parochial schools. Now just a reminder to Monroe Public Schools parents – there will be [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Animation at Imagination Station
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on February 12, 2010, 06:50:22 PM
Animation at Imagination Station (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/02/animation-at-imagination-station/)
12 February 2010, 6:29 pm

Imagination Station (the hands-on science museum in Toledo formerly known as COSI) currently has an interactive animation special exhibit from Cartoon Network.http://www.imaginationstationtoledo.org/content/exhibits/special-exhibit/

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Title: Mom Moments: Happy New Chinese Valentine’s Day!
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on February 14, 2010, 02:46:41 PM
Happy New Chinese Valentine’s Day! (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/02/happy-new-chinese-valentines-day/)
14 February 2010, 2:39 pm

Two questionable holidays rolled into one!

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Title: Mom Moments: Farmer Jason
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on February 18, 2010, 10:24:52 PM
Farmer Jason (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/02/farmer-jason/)
18 February 2010, 10:13 pm

There’s never a shortage of sunshine when “the rockingest folk singer who ever lived,” Farmer Jason, comes to town. He’s back, as part of Monroe County’s biggest children’s event of the year. Recipient of an Emmy and a Lifetime Music Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association, Farmer Jason’s work caused the Los Angeles Times [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: imagination: nunchucks and nutcrackers
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on February 19, 2010, 08:54:48 PM
imagination: nunchucks and nutcrackers (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/02/imagination-numchucks-and-nutcrackers/)
19 February 2010, 8:26 pm

a baby’s footprint and a nut crackerRandomness to most, but if you are two little boys… that mark on the floor isn’t a smudged step in a melted popsicle, it’s the clawprint of a bear… proof that there is a wild animal on the loose in the house.  Thank goodness there was a set of what seems to [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: go baby, its your birthday
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on February 21, 2010, 11:36:34 PM
go baby, its your birthday (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/02/go-baby-its-your-birthday/)
21 February 2010, 9:40 pm

I had a mop-top baby who, on his birthday, magically turned into a well-groomed little fella.When I told the kids that I was going to give the baby a haircut for his birthday, one of the boys said “You could just give him a comb.” True, that prob would have been A LOT easier option.Happy birthday Nathan! 

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Title: Mom Moments: Early Childhood Supporters
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on March 03, 2010, 10:16:43 AM
Early Childhood Supporters (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/03/early-childhood-supporters/)
3 March 2010, 9:26 am

 from the Great Start Collaborative..Do you know an area business/agency or individual that has been an advocate or supporter of early childhood in our community.  Is there a business that makes it easy for parents to get their shopping done by providing the kids with an activity or a little something special? Is there a person [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: movie movie movie! “its not a diary, its a journal!”
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on March 04, 2010, 08:32:33 AM
movie movie movie!  “its not a diary, its a journal!” (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/03/movie-movie-movie-its-not-a-diary-its-a-journal/)
4 March 2010, 8:31 am

 From the popular book series… coming March 19…Diary of a Wimpy Kidsee trailer here: http://www.diaryofawimpykidmovie.com/ Learn more about the books at the author’s websitehttp://www.wimpykid.com/

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Title: Mom Moments: Sat and Sun @ Mall of Monroe – Model Airplane Show
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on March 06, 2010, 08:56:41 AM
Sat and Sun @ Mall of Monroe – Model Airplane Show (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/03/sat-and-sun-mall-of-monroe-model-airplane-show/)
6 March 2010, 8:22 am

Cloudbusters Model Airplane ShowThe Cloudbusters Model Airplane Show will be held Saturday March 6 and Sunday  March 7 at Center Court at Mall of Monroe, 2121 N. Monroe St.The show ranges from airplane to zeplin demos. The hours are Saturday  10am-9pm and Sunday Noon-5pm.

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Title: Mom Moments: I love my dirty car
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on March 10, 2010, 07:34:59 AM
I love my dirty car (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/03/i-love-my-dirty-car/)
10 March 2010, 6:53 am

or at least one very cute part of it

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Title: Mom Moments: Wimpy Kids only
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on March 12, 2010, 07:22:13 PM
Wimpy Kids only (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/03/wimpy-kids-only/)
12 March 2010, 7:18 pm

As I mentioned in THIS earlier post, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is coming to the big screen.  There are upcoming events at several library branches, including this at Ellis:  Wimpy Kids Only, No Nerds Allowed   Saturday, March 27 2010  @  1:30 PM   Ellis Reference & Info Center 3700 S Custer Rd Monroe MI 48161 (734) 241-5277   If [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Happy Pi Day
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on March 14, 2010, 11:54:28 PM
Happy Pi Day (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/03/happy-pi-day/)
14 March 2010, 10:34 pm

 Pi, Greek letter (), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th. Pi = 3.1415926535…http://www.piday.org/Looks like Ms. Barker’s class had a lot of fun with it.http://www.monroe.k12.mi.us/files/news/Custer%20Pi%20day.pdf 

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Title: Mom Moments: Beware the Ides of March!
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on March 16, 2010, 02:12:50 AM
Beware the Ides of March! (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/03/beware-the-ides-of-march/)
16 March 2010, 1:01 am

(aka March 15th)If you’re reading this, you made it though ok!Julius Caesar had been warned by a seer  to be on his guard against great danger on the Ides of March. On his way to the Theatre of Pompey (where he would be assassinated) Caesar saw the seer and boasted “Well, the Ides of March have come.” To [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on March 17, 2010, 10:42:40 AM
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/03/happy-st-patricks-day-2/)
17 March 2010, 10:23 am

 I’m a fan of traditional/old folk songs.   This one is quite fitting for today.  A version of this song was a #1 hit for 3 weeks in 1948.   I’m looking over a four-leaf cloverThat I overlooked beforeOne leaf is sunshine, the second is rainThird is the roses that grow in the laneNo need explaining, the one remainingIs [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: tonight: Family Fun Night
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on April 23, 2010, 10:14:11 AM
tonight: Family Fun Night (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/04/tonight-family-fun-night/)
23 April 2010, 9:45 am

 Friday, April 23, 20106-9pm @ Monroe County Community College (Health Education Building – which is the building at the north end of the campus, closest to M-50)Admission is only $1.  This event is geared for children in kindergarten through fourth grade.http://www.monroeccc.edu/news/familyfunnight-10.html

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Title: Mom Moments: Happy Mother’s Day
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on May 09, 2010, 06:05:15 PM
Happy Mother’s Day (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/05/happy-mothers-day/)
9 May 2010, 5:55 pm

My Mother Kept a Garden My Mother kept a garden, a garden of the heart, She planted all the good things that gave my life it’s start. She turned me to the sunshine and encouraged me to dream, Fostering and nurturing the seeds of self-esteem… And when the winds and rain came, she protected me enough- But not too much because she knew I’d need to stand [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Fundraiser Dinner: Save Fairview
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on May 17, 2010, 11:01:01 PM
Fundraiser Dinner: Save Fairview (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/05/fundraiser-dinner-save-fairview/)
17 May 2010, 9:33 pm

  The Committee to Save Fairview will hold a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday May 19 at Big Boy, 138 N. Monroe St. This is an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner buffet. Tickets may be purchased at the door, from members of the Committee to Save Fairview, or by calling Laura Papenhagen at 240-3190. A silent auction also [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Happy Vacation!
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on June 17, 2010, 06:24:29 AM
Happy Vacation! (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/06/happy-vacation-2/)
10 June 2010, 7:44 am

Happy summer!

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Title: Mom Moments: Happy Birthday!
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on June 17, 2010, 09:30:31 AM
Happy Birthday! (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/06/happy-birthday-2/)
17 June 2010, 9:15 am

Wishing you a sunny birthday!    a&f  

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Title: Mom Moments: Helllooooooooooo blog! (a conversation with my blog)
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on July 12, 2010, 12:18:22 AM
Helllooooooooooo blog!  (a conversation with my blog) (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/07/helllooooooooooo-blog-a-conversation-with-my-blog/)
11 July 2010, 11:13 pm

Hey blog, where you been? Uh, here.  Where have YOU been?  You’re supposed to be writing this thing. Oh!  Well.. I was busy being a mom and a sister and a daughter and a friend.  And how is that different now? Hmmmm, not any different, but I like to write so, and its good for me, so I’ll [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: No, an artichoke is not that animal we saw at the zoo.
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on July 12, 2010, 12:18:22 AM
No, an artichoke is not that animal we saw at the zoo. (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/07/no-an-artichoke-is-not-that-animal-we-saw-at-the-zoo/)
11 July 2010, 11:19 pm

  First, they saw the bag of carrots and said “snowman noses!”   Now, they don’t know if an artichoke is an animal, vegetable, or mineral. All they know is that it’s fun to say “Okie-Dokie Artichokie!” Somebody get these kids a vegetable!  Quick!

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Title: Mom Moments: Treasure Hunt Game
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on July 13, 2010, 10:41:06 PM
Treasure Hunt Game (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/07/treasure-hunt-game/)
13 July 2010, 10:16 pm

I’ve done this dozens of times, sometimes for birthday parties sometimes just to have something fun to do.  The ”treasure” for birthday parties is usually a pinata, but the fun is really in the hunt,  and the treasure can be any small treat.  The steps for a successful treasure hunt… Make cards.  Ten would be the minimum I’d suggest.  [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: t-ball, baseball, softball
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on July 14, 2010, 11:45:04 PM
t-ball, baseball, softball (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/07/t-ball-baseball-softball/)
14 July 2010, 11:40 pm

Thanks to all the players, coaches, officials, parents, grandparents, friends and families for a super season. Gooooooooooo team!   Benefits of Youth Sports http://www.enotalone.com/article/5298.html

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Title: Mom Moments: Tall Ship in Toledo
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on July 19, 2010, 11:14:41 PM
Tall Ship in Toledo (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/07/tall-ship-in-toledo/)
19 July 2010, 10:57 pm

snip: The 122-foot, square top sail schooner Lynx will be sailing into the Port of Toledo for the first time on Friday, July 23, 2010 at 3 p.m. and will be docking beside the Willis B. Boyer Museum Ship. The vessel will be firing a salute from her main battery of six-pounder carronades upon her [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: discussion between a distracted driver and a new speller
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on July 28, 2010, 09:38:54 AM
discussion between a distracted driver and a new speller (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/07/discussion-between-a-distracted-driver-and-a-new-speller/)
28 July 2010, 9:03 am

boy: Hey, do you know what b-a-t spells? mom: What?  boy: B-A-T mom: Huh? boy: B-A-T!  It’s a body part and like a bad word. sister: I think you mean b-u-t. boy: Oh yeah! what mom meant to say:  Butt?!  We do not SPELL butt in this car! what mom actually said: Butt?!  We do not SMELL [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: “if you really knew me”
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on July 29, 2010, 11:47:08 PM
“if you really knew me” (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/07/if-you-really-knew-me/)
29 July 2010, 11:03 pm

OK, I am not a usual watcher of MTV (except for ABDC!) but I caught a middle of the night showing of a new show called ”If You Really Knew Me.”  Granted I’ve only seen one episode, but it was really good.  I’ll admit to crying a couple (dozen) times.  If you are a parent of a teenager, definitely check this out, [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: contest tip
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on July 30, 2010, 11:50:56 AM
contest tip (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/07/contest-tip/)
30 July 2010, 10:26 am

If someone says: You don’t want to challenge me in a smart-icity contest!  Go ahead and take that challenge. CMM!

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Title: Mom Moments: Today: Parking lot party to benefit St. Jude’s
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on August 01, 2010, 10:43:16 AM
Today: Parking lot party to benefit St. Jude’s (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/08/today-parking-lot-party-to-benefit-st-judes/)
1 August 2010, 9:21 am

Electrik Beach Tanning Salon will be having a parking lot party (live music, bounce house, games, food, lots more) before and after the fair parade today. A minimum $5 donation for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital gets you in. 11am-4pm 721 S. Monroe Street To learn more about St. Jude’s, visit their website http://www.stjude.org  (thanks [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: 2010 Fair
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on August 06, 2010, 12:16:36 AM
2010 Fair (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/08/2010-fair/)
5 August 2010, 10:08 pm

If you made it to the parade, hope you enjoyed it too!  So much fun watching the kids watching the parade.  Just kept reminding myself that someday, they’ll be too cool to want to do these things, so just sweat and enjoy it. Haven’t made it to the fair yet?  You have till Saturday.  Info on their [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Sing A Long Songs
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on August 08, 2010, 02:26:53 AM
Sing A Long Songs (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/08/sing-a-long-songs/)
7 August 2010, 10:03 pm

I’m not the best (or even really an acceptable) singer.  But I enjoy it, and even more importantly I know lots of songs.  Trying to teach some of them to the kids this summer… some classic folk tunes, campfire songs, Americana, and oldies.  We’ll learn some geography, the meaning of “irony”, a little history, and a bunch of sillyness.  [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: Mommy Skills
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 25, 2010, 01:49:18 PM
Mommy Skills (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/08/mommy-skills/)
11 August 2010, 10:53 pm

Turns out that being able to peel an apple so the skin remains one long continuous piece has convinced the kids that I truly am the smartest person ever.  Was there ever any doubt?!

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Title: Mom Moments: Tonight: Music in the Park
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 25, 2010, 01:49:18 PM
Tonight: Music in the Park (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/08/tonight-music-in-the-park/)
13 August 2010, 12:03 pm

  Tonight in Dundee at Wolverine Park Music in the Park Flyer And thanks to Amy at our local Great Start.

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Title: Mom Moments: To that nice lady at CVS
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 25, 2010, 01:49:18 PM
To that nice lady at CVS (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/08/to-that-nice-lady-at-cvs/)
17 August 2010, 10:50 pm

who bought my daughter some sillybandz…  Thank you! My daughters think you’re waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay cooler than me.  So ya, thanks a lot!

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Title: Mom Moments: Red Carpet Event
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 25, 2010, 01:50:04 PM
Red Carpet Event (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/09/red-carpet-event/)
8 September 2010, 7:28 pm

  This year’s big fall event hosted by our Great Start Collaborative is coming up soon!  Registration required! See the flyer HERE • A special screening of “The Tigger Movie” from Disney for children age 5 & under living in Monroe County and their immediate family members. Seats are limited, so make your reservation NOW [...]

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Title: Mom Moments: IEP Presentation This Thurs
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 25, 2010, 01:50:04 PM
IEP Presentation This Thurs (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/09/ieppac/)
21 September 2010, 1:43 pm

Attention parents of children who receive special education services… This Thursday (September 23rd) a free IEP presentation will be held at Monroe ISD.  Please see the attached flyer for more details.  PAC Flyer Sept. 2010 You MUST register to ensure a sufficient amount of materials are available. Thank you!

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Title: Mom Moments: 10-16 Parenting Conference
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 25, 2010, 01:50:05 PM
10-16 Parenting Conference (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/10/10-16-parenting-conference/)
5 October 2010, 6:28 am

When: 10/16/2010    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Where: Monroe County Community College – La-Z-Boy Center Cost: FREE Description: Presenter: Daniel J. Hodgins Theme for the day: K.I.S.S. – Keep It Spontaneous and Simple: The Importance of Unstructured Play For more information, please contact Lynn at lg@childcarenetwork.org or Nancy Thompson at 734.242.5799, ext. 1616

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Title: Mom Moments: UM and MSU coloring sheets for kids
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on October 25, 2010, 01:50:55 PM
UM and MSU coloring sheets for kids (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2010/10/um-and-msu-coloring-sheets-for-kids/)
9 October 2010, 2:21 pm

Something quick to print off for the kids while you watch the game http://twistynoodle.com/coloring/sports/football/my-favorite-team-is-u-of-m-2-coloring-page/ or http://twistynoodle.com/coloring/sports/football/msu-football-3-coloring-page/

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Title: Mom Moments: reposting: indoor snow play
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on January 12, 2011, 12:08:41 PM
reposting: indoor snow play (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2011/01/reposting-indoor-snow-play/)
12 January 2011, 10:12 am

http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2009/01/too-cold-to-play-in-the-snow-bring-it-inside/ Almost exactly two years later, this post deserves a re-visit.

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Title: Mom Moments: Brrrr activities
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on February 10, 2011, 07:31:01 AM
Brrrr activities (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2011/02/brrrr-activities/)
10 February 2011, 7:13 am

  Another snow day?  Pardon me… ”calamity day”?  We’ll be warming up here with some Valentine’s crafts, a good book,  and cookie baking.  The fortune cookie idea is particularly cute for older kids who don’t do Valentine’s for the whole class. http://shine.yahoo.com/event/momentsofmotherhood/diy-valentine-s-day-projects-for-kids-of-all-ages-2451314/#photoViewer=1  Stay warm.

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Title: Mom Moments: 2011 Be Their Hero Events
Post by: BlogsMonroe.com on April 26, 2011, 09:10:36 AM
2011 Be Their Hero Events (http://www.blogsmonroe.com/moms/2011/04/2011-be-their-hero-events/)
26 April 2011, 9:06 am

“Be Their Hero” is a statewide initiative supported in Monroe County by the Monroe County Intermediate School District (MCISD) and the public school districts in partnership with many community businesses and agencies.  Information regarding the annual Be Their Hero celebration events is now available. Hero_Events_2011

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