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I miss….

my children! I never knew that I could miss them as much as I do right now. My babies have been in NC with my mother for the bulk of the summer, which was a well deserved break for my husband and I but Lord knows that I didn’t realize how much I would miss […]

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Unlikely Jobs…

Hey Folks: When I came into the office this morning there were two gentlemen washing our windows both inside and out. I am on the 6th floor of a building in NYC. Being me I of course started a conversation with the guys and learned something new. Did you know that window washers have to […]

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Adoption Wednesday – Vanessa Bennett

Hey Y’all: Welcome to the latest edition of Adoption Wednesday. Over the next few weeks I’ll be featuring a question and answer series with my siblings. Today you’ll be hearing from Vanessa the third child my mother adopted and my first baby sister. Vanessa is the mother of two little boys and is a fabulous […]

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Grandma’s Fruit Cake!

Hey Y’all: It’s late July and yes the title to the blog is correct. As you know I’m a huge fan of A&E and can watch back to back episodes of Intervention and Hoarders. I say that because I think we need an intervention for hoarding an item for my children’s great grandmother. Over the […]

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Things to do while the children are gone….

Hey Y’all: My kiddies are hanging out with Nana for the better part of this summer and although I miss their little faces more then I could ever imagine I’m going to make good use of their time away. Here is my list of 10 things I promise to do while they are gone. 1. […]

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Alternatives to TV

Hey Y’all: Found this one in my in box and thought it good enough to share! From written by Kya Fawley Tap into the power of pretend play Try initiating a make-believe game with your child, suggests Jerome L. Singer, co-director of the Family Television Research and Consultation Center at Yale University. Not only […]

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When it’s all said and done.

Hey Y’all: With all the hype surrounding what team LeBron James will join I came across an article about Ex-Celtic player Ray Williams. Mr. Williams was a 10th overall pick in the 1977 NBA Draft by the NY Knick’s, after playing for six different teams he retired in 1987 and is now homeless. I share […]

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Adoption Wednesday: My Baby Sister

Hey Y’all: For this edition of Adoption Wednesday I’d like to share a brief question and answer I had with my baby sister Tawana Bennett. Tawana is the 8th child adopted into our family. She is a beautiful young woman who is weeks away from welcoming her first child into the world. Her life’s dream […]

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Elimination Communication

Hey Y’all: The truth is that you do learn something new everyday! I am the proud mommy of three, oldest of nine and have loved kids for as long as I can remember but I have never ever heard of Elimination Communication. By the title alone I can tell you upfront that you are about […]

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Contests, Sweepstakes, Giveaways OH MY!

Hey Y’all: I signed up for and am hosting my first party in July with the Kleenx brand, promoting their new hand towels.. I think HouseParty is a pretty cool site and a great way for companies to spread the word about their products. They have upcoming parties for PS3, DJ Hero, Splenda and […]