Author: Amanda

Music is a must-have in a child’s life

In case you are searching for a fun approach to motivate your children to peruse and study, it is very fitting to utilize music for children. As a whole, music has an incredible impact and advantages to the development of children. There is a developing measure of evidence that music assumes an essential part for

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What movie are we seeing again?

We took the kids to see Toy Story 3 today. Awesome. Really, it was one of the best films I’ve seen in a long time, and Dave and I both wept at the end. (Looking at me curiously, Billy said, “Mama has a hurchy eye.”) My problem is with the pre-show. We are a well-oiled

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Lancome lip glosses review and swatches

Your lips present you to the world.Lip glosses add character and personality to your face.While there are many lip glosses, you should choose only the best to adorn yourself. The Le Metallique lip gloss is the perfect product for anyone who cares about their looks. This phenomenal lip gloss combines prestige, style, and protection at

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Car Drama

Mr. Chris Schaffer, 28, who was driving from his girlfriend’s home in Alabama was discovered around 1:00 am sleeping helplessly in his Ford Flex, moments before the car blew up and burned into ashes. According to a statement from the local sheriff, Mr. Schaffer was discovered in a nearby thicket lying unconscious and in what

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Is it my birthday yet?

I thought I was turning 40 this week. That’s how stressed out I’ve been; I lost a year. I’m actually going to be 39 on Friday. I still get excited about my birthday. Dave calls it “Mandi Awareness Month,” because I start reminding him well in advance of the big day and make it very

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A pumpkin is more dangerous than you think

Billy’s got a black eye again this week. It’s not his first, and most certainly not his last. It’s never a normal accident that causes these publicly obvious injuries. Clearly, people are going to ask how my four-year-old got his black eye. I’d like to be able to say something run-of-the-mill like “He fell off

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Willow’s Words 2: Hello to Tooth Cat

While I wasn’t looking, my daughter became a friggin’ genius. At least, that’s how it seems to me. Everything comes so easily to her: words, numbers, letters, imaginative play. I’m so used to the feeling of working so hard to help Billy accomplish those normal milestones that when Willow does something completely normal it seems

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There are worse role models than princesses. Jenny McCarthy, for instance.

I keep wanting to stop writing about Jenny McCarthy, and the crazy just continues. More on that later … First of all, I’d like to report that Willow had her one-year vaccinations yesterday, and suffered no ill side effects. I gave her a half-dose of Tylenol in case the injection sites hurt her, but she

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