Our Happy Family Project

Have you ever had that feeling that you are jack of all trades and master of none? Some days, when the kids are in bed I look back at all I have accomplished for the day and marvel to myself at how many places I’ve been, people I’ve interacted with and things I’ve tried to cross of my list. There is a little nagging voice in the back of my mind that scolds me for congratulating myself on all that I have done. Mainly because I feel like I am rushing through what I do – not necessarily enjoying it, or even taking the time to savor the moment. There is alot of “doing” and not necessarily so much creating.

I’m so happy I have started running again, but the other morning I managed to do a 50 minute loop, start my cool down and realize that I barely remember breathing in and enjoying the fresh air. I barely remember seeing the changing leaves around me. Why? because my brain was swirling with all the blog posts I needed to do, what needed to be returned to Mr P’s kindergarten teacher in the morning, how I was going to make the time to have fun with my 2 littlies. Yes, I am trying to arrange my schedule so that I have time to “have fun” – sounds fun, right?

And don’t forget Mr BAM, how do we provide so much love to our 2 beautiful children and still have the energy to be good to ourselves and kind to one another. Sometimes we pass like ships in the night. He comes home just in time for dinner and the kids clamber him for hugs and kisses. I sneak off to do a few of the house chores I wasn’t able to do all day. Then, we start the “wind down for sleep” dance. Bath, stories, homework check, and sometimes we literally have a song and dance as a family in the living room. We’re both exhausted by the time the kids are in bed, we catch up on our day and invariable I will have work to do, or Mr BAM will want to curl up with a book…I wish I could curl up with a book.

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you are the world.

Wordless Wednesday: Blogger Meet and Greet with Harlem Globetrotters

Harlem Globetrotter Slick with us at the Barclays Center to kick off "You Write the Rules 2013 World Tour"

At a recent Blogger Meet & Greet at the newly opened Barclays Center here in Brooklyn, we had the chance to quickly catch up with Harlem Globetrotter Slick. At 6’6″, Little Miss couldn’t keep her eyes of his larger than life hand :)

New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony to Appear at Rookie USA Grand Opening

Have you been looking to get your hands on the new Air Jordan 9 Retro sneakers? Or maybe you want to grab a tee from the Melo line for kids? This  Friday, October 12 is the perfect time to come by Rookie USA on New York’s Upper West Side to get your sporty kids’ fashion brands as well as meet the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony in person.

If you haven’t yet seen inside this newest hot spot for kids clothing and accessories, you can see a sneak peek of Rookie USA from my previous write up.

What to Expect on Grand Opening Day

  • Giveaways, raffles and other prizes all day long.
  • Virtual games
  • Live DJ
  • Jordan Retro 4, 6, 7′s

Carmelo Anthony will be in store from 5:30-6:30PM and with any Melo/Jordan purchases of the day will receive a wristband to meet Carmelo Anthony. So make your way to Rookie USA at 808 Columbus Avenue (corner of 99th Street) this Friday!

disclosureI am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. I received monetary compensation for writing this post. I only share information that I believe in and/or believe would be of interest to my readers. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. #CBias #RookieUSA

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Great Wolf Lodge Poconos : A Children’s Book Come to Life #HuffPuffBAM

My passport to fun for the weekend

Whenever I hear of Great Wolf Lodge (GWL), I only hear good things – the Waterpark, the Wolves and Storytime are often what is most talked about with great smiles.

What struck me as soon as I walked in was the atmosphere – like a children’s book come to life.

Wordless Wednesday: Halloween at Great Wolf Lodge, Pocono Mountains

Beautiful harvest and halloween scarecrows and pumpkins decorate the large grassy area outside Great Wolf Lodge in the Pocono Mountais, PA. This was such an AMAZING trip! Watch for my review coming soon!

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