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Holiday Movies for $200 by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I entered a Facebook contest yesterday, what you had to mention your favorite Christmas movie and garner votes. I won. :) Which got me to thi ... Read on »
Impromptu Smiles by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Today - well, it had been a long day. Today was a day that involved many hurdles, much aggravation, and was characterized by a schedule that requir ... Read on »
The Beginning of Christmas Photos by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I take pictures of my kids every year for a Christmas card. My husband and I disagree on what those pictures should look like. He thinks I shoul ... Read on »
Books and Books and More Books by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So, without further ado - here are some of the books I've read lately, with my thoughts. Longbourn - Loved this story of Pride and Prejudice, the se ... Read on »
The Party Planning Post by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A long, long, LONG LONG time ago, a beautiful and very kind reader who has become a friend over the years sent me a Facebook message. Well, she actu ... Read on »
FancySchmancy Dress Up Night by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So, there's this once a year, fancy dress up occasion that the hubby and I attend. I mean, it's really, really fancy. It's a fund raiser for the school ... Read on »
Math vs. Engineering Vs. Me = A Giveaway for You! by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I am the first to admit that math and engineering are not my areas of strength. I am definitely heavy into words. I freely admit that math boggl ... Read on »
Corn Pudding 101 by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I make this every year for the major holiday dinners - my brother in law is probably the biggest fan of this recipe, but everyone loves it. Typically, I ... Read on »
The Struggle is Real by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting One of my kids says that all the time. It drives me completely batty. Anytime she has an issue, she says this as a comeback – the struggle is real. ... Read on »
Get Cooking with Kids - and Enter to Win $100!! by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I remember when I was a kid and my mom would make homemade, from scratch, ravioli. It was one of my favorites, and I've made it with my kids - but t ... Read on »
"On the Way to School" Conversations by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My kids talk. A lot. I mean, a REAL LOT. Like, all the time. They come by it honestly - my husband says that I talk just to hear myself think. W ... Read on »
Nov 14 is a Very a Good Day by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Today is always the best day of the year for me. I'm vain that way, but I do love my birthday. It is one day in the year that is devoted to just - m ... Read on »
Breakfast with the Shorties - and a Giveaway for You! by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Sooo, let's talk breakfast. In our house, there are 8 people. I get up at 5 and try to spend at least 30 minutes getting a jump start on the day - whi ... Read on »
TimberRRRRR! by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I know that I have said the last six weeks has been difficult for me, but I do not know that I will ever adequately be able to explain exactly how difficult. It was alm ... Read on »
Sometimes, You Just Need a Physical Reminder by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My sister in law Joann loved butterflies. Of any shape, color or description - she just loved them.  In fact, when she passed, and my brother in law wen ... Read on »
Patriot Guard Riders by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My father in law left me instructions on what he wanted to be done after he died. He'd already been in contact with the funeral home and set things up t ... Read on »
An Open Letter to The Mall Kiosk Employee by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I hate open letters. I mean I really, really hate open letters. Used correctly, they can be somewhat useful, but mostly, they are overdone. I hope ... Read on »
Raw. Fragile. Shattered. by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I know I told you before, just in passing, that my 92-year-old father-in-law moved in with us. We've been taking care of him since August, in our h ... Read on »
Oct 25 is a Very Good Day by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Once upon a time, there was this baby. An adorably chubby, blond haired, blue eyed, chunk of baby. Who became this tuba playing... ... Read on »
Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My daughter had a vocal show this past weekend. We made jello salad. This might be long. Grab a cup of coffee - you did enter the Keurig givea ... Read on »