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My sweet boys

My sweet boys

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Please visit new and improved blog

Please follow my new and improved blog with similar content, but a more user-friendly look and feel at http://www.lipstickandlollypops.com. Learn embarrassing lessons for the graduate they don’t teach in school and how a new Mom transitions to back to work with baby in addition lots of other tricks while you have a good laugh.

Come along for the ride!

Come along for the ride!


Almost the weekend…

May you have a restful and fun weekend. It’s starting to feel like summer as we’re almost there… That means outdoor festivities for singles and families alike. For example, this weekend is Chicago Kids Day (details below). Its mission is to create a fun and entertaining way to educate and teach kids about health and safety. Speaking of entertainment, take a look at the viral Men Experience Simulated Child Birth if you haven’t already seen it for a laugh… Please reply with comments to share what you’re up to this weekend and other family or any other type of festivals. Read the rest of this entry »


Prom

Kids don’t realize prom is most parents’ worse nightmare.

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Mother Daughter Travel

As Mother’s Day approaches, we celebrate mothers and inspirational women we know. I especially savor special memories with my Mom. She is one of my favorite travelers. She finds the best location on a budget. And, her fun spirit keep us charging forward.capecod1989

River boat

River boat

Niagara Falls

Niagra Falls

Our first bull-fight

Our first bull-fight

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Baptismal Joy

Baby's Christening

Our son’s Christening

Made of my deceased mother-in-law's wedding gown

Made of my deceased mother-in-law’s wedding gown

God Parents

God Parents

Our angels

Our angels

The wise

The wise

What happened?

What happened?

I had remorse over not framing and hanging family photos or steam cleaning the rugs before our son Patrick Paul’s baptism yesterday for our family luncheon. Then, I stepped back and focused on the big picture. A special and intimate religious ceremony has nothing to do with superficial details in our home. Our son’s baptism was a wonderful celebration of our faith and our son. He is officially a Catholic now that he made his first sacrament, his baptism, which will be later followed by others such as his confirmation, when he becomes an adult in the church similar to a bar mitzvah, or wedding.

Just as he was reborn into the church, the sun kissed and blessed us in Chicago as the flowers finally started to bloom to welcome our baby boy into the church. What does our son’s baptism have to do with the future pope?

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From Shel Silverstein to Emily Dickinson

Everyone was at my Mom’s Annual Poetry Slam in honor of National Poetry Month (April) including W.B. Yeats, Walt Whitman and Langston Hughes. We travelled through time to the seventeenth century and also learned why tall fences make good neighbors.

Listen to the verse...

Listen to the verse…

Our Master of Ceremonies

Our Master of Ceremonies

Fun for all!

Fun for all!

Poem about children

Poem about children

Haiku

Haiku

Singing

Singing

Poets of every age

Poets of every age

Job well done!

Job well done!

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