What Mom wants for Valentine's

What Mom really wants for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day is around the corner, love is in the air, the birds are singing and everything smells like roses.  Maybe not everything if you have kids, but we can always be hopeful.

I love reading lists of things to do on Valentine’s Day, but some of the suggestions are more suited to the younger crowd.  The ones without kids and responsibilities.  I may sound like a Scrooge, but I long for days filled with red roses, dark chocolate and lazy mornings in bed.   I just have to take all these lists with a bit of cynicism, they always sound like they are written by hopeful romantic teenagers.   I wish they would ask real woman, with kids, what they would like for Valentines.

Here’s a look at a few suggestions found on these lists.

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Valentine's for the nerd in your life

Nerdy Printables for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is for love, romance and red roses.

We have five kids which means romance has to be planned in advance.  Mr Blue is a computer nerd and the best way to make sure that Valentine’s day does feature on the radar is to add reminders to our shared calendar.  I start sharing reminders on our calendar two weeks before a date that I want him to remember.

Here’s a sample of a few of the reminders Mr. Blue will receive for the next few days:

Is your name Google?  Because you have everything I’ve been searching for.

Valentine’s day is around the corner.

Your the Apple of my i-Mac.

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Not a bad life

It’s just a bad day, not a bad life

Life is a wonderful adventure, but some days it sucks.

Today we had a crazy, full day.  Almost exactly the same kind that we always have.  With seven different personalities, interest and loads of things on the to-do list, it is inevitable that there will be clashes in schedules and general organised chaos.

Usually I handle the chaos with an iron fist like the supreme leader that I am, but if there is a hiccup in the system or a glitch in the matrix I can get completely derailed.  I do not like change and if you mess with my schedule I’m ready to loose my s…. calm and peaceful demeanor. Read more

Read a book today from Practicingnormal.com #reading #drseuss #poem #greenegssandham

National READATHON day in America, Saturday, January 24, 2015

Make#timetoread.  This Saturday is National Readathon day in America.  It is easy to forget that even though you are reading this the basic literacy skills in America are below the average score for developed countries.  40% of American adults are either at or below reading proficiency and 14% have almost no reading skills.  According to Wikipedia almost 75% of the world’s 775 million illiterate adults are concentrated in ten countries.

We must celebrate the fact that we can read and are able to send our kids to school where they can get a good education.

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Foam Butt Panties

Foam Butt Panties

Having five kids sometimes I’m a little bit late to the party, but even I know that Kim Kardashian with her butt pictures in Paper Magazine tried to break the internet.  I enjoyed the internet version where the trolls went crazy with photoshop a lot more than the original ones.   According to eonline.com 2014 was the Year of the Booty.  You had to be living under a rock to miss all the hype about butts,  but I almost missed this completely.

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