Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mommy Tips Monday

If you would like to share a Mommy Tips Monday, please email me to be featured on MageeMommy.com. Send articles, a short bio, and your website links to MageeMommy at gmail dot com


Today's tip is simple... Do not, if it can at all be helped, get your haircut while feeling cranky or mad or hormonal. It's a bad idea... trust me.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Things Toddlers Say

This is a series of posts of funny things my kids have said reposted from my other now private blog. I just think they are so cute I couldn't help myself but to post them all over again! Check back every Friday for more Things Toddlers Say!


Overheard...

MageeBoy talking to MageeWT while in his playpen: "I teach you to play. I teach you trains. I teach you wash your hands in my bathroom. You not big enough right now. Then you wash your hands in bathroom."

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mommy Tips Monday

Today's tip comes from none other than moi! If you would like to share a Mommy Tips Monday, please email me to be featured on TheSmellyArmpit. Send articles, a short bio, and your website links to MageeMommy at gmail dot com


Take a Minute...
My tip for today is to remember to take a minute. Take a minute to hug your little toddler, take a minute to brush your hair, take a minute to vacuum or sigh or rest. If you are feeling overwhelmed, take a minute. Instead of trying to doing all things all at once and not being able to get anything done, try just breaking down your day into short time intervals. It might seem more bearable to you if your day is getting tough. Sometimes looking at the big picture can overwhelm us, so take a minute, slow down, and enjoy the moments of life. :)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Things Toddlers Say

This is a series of posts of funny things my kids have said reposted from my other now private blog. I just think they are so cute I couldn't help myself but to post them all over again! Check back every Friday for more Things Toddlers Say!


Oh, MageeBaby has been saying so funny stuff lately. Just now he started singing The Itsy Bitsy Spider and then after the last verse stated, "I don't like to swim." LOL


Yesterday I asked what we should pack to go visit his grandparents, "Snowflakes!"


I laughed and asked, "What else?"


With his arms spread open, "LOTS of snowflakes!!!!"

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mommy Tips Monday

Thank you so much to TheSmellyArmpit guest contributor today - the author Cherie Bright from Another Day, Another Story. Would you like to submit a Mommy Tips Monday post and highlight your site here? Please email me at MageeMommy at gmail dot com. Here's more information about Cherie:


Cherie Bright is a stay-at-home mom, who refers to career as a holly homemaker/ mommy extraordinaire. She is the author of the blog and the book titled “Another Day, Another Story.” She is a graduate from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Computer Science and Communications, both of which she uses daily trying to outwit her children. Bright moved to The Woodlands, Texas in 2004 from El Dorado, Arkansas. She is the mother of two children and wife to one understanding husband. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, camping, and sitting around the campfire exchanging stories. “Another Day, Another Story,” is available at bookstores nationwide or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com. A download version is available direct from the publisher at lulu.com.



The Drink Tub



I love the drink tub. You know the one. You can get them everywhere. Target has their drink tubs from $8-$25. They are super handy.


They have many uses.

• Put your drinks in them for a party and ice them down. Handy & cute. Even toddlers can get a drink out of these.

• Put snack bags for sporting events, when you are then snack parent at the next soccer/football/whatever game.

• Use for bobbing for apples at your next Halloween bash.

• Put all your picnic supplies in them for a trip out to the park.

• Put all your supplies for your next meeting and use as a tote for carrying.

• At your next kids party put all your goodie bags in it and bring out at the end of
the party. Keeps goodies bags from tipping over.

• Turn upside down and cover with table cloth to use as a lift to set your food trays on different levels at the buffet of your next dinner party.

• Throw all the toys in, when your unexpected company arrives and shove it in the closet.

• Drill a couple of holes in the bottom of your METAL drink tub. Fill with fire resistant glass rocks and then put a two gel fuel canisters in the drink tub. Set it outside for your very own small fire pit. Make sure the gel fuel canisters do not touch the side of the METAL drink tub. (do not use a plastic drink tub, or it will melt). And be careful and put it in a safe place, outdoors and away from children and pets!!!

• Drill a couple of holes in the bottom of your drink tub for drainage and use as a planter.


OK. So, there are just a few ideas. Now, go out and enjoy your drink tub!!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Things Toddlers Say

This is a series of posts of funny things my kids have said reposted from my other now private blog. I just think they are so cute I couldn't help myself but to post them all over again! Check back every Friday for more Things Toddlers Say!

Saturday, MageeBoy and I were playing in the 'tent' we made with chairs and pillows and the Thomas the Train tent and other blankie and things. MageeBoy had some spider rings from last Halloween and said, "Spider is hungry." So I ask what we should feed the spider and he replies, "Hot dogs." LOL

Also of note, MageePrincess is adding to her vocabulary daily and improving her speech. I love to hear her talk and my favorite word to hear her say lately is pillow which sounds like "paw whoa". So cute!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Mommy Tips Monday

Thank you so much to the TheSmellyArmpit.com guest contributor today - the author Cherie Bright from Another Day, Another Story. Would you like to submit a Mommy Tips Monday post and highlight your site here? Please email me at MageeMommy at gmail dot com.

Here's more information about Cherie:
Cherie Bright is a stay-at-home mom, who refers to career as a holly homemaker/ mommy extraordinaire. She is the author of the blog and the book titled “Another Day, Another Story.” She is a graduate from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Computer Science and Communications, both of which she uses daily trying to outwit her children. Bright moved to The Woodlands, Texas in 2004 from El Dorado, Arkansas. She is the mother of two children and wife to one understanding husband. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, camping, and sitting around the campfire exchanging stories. “Another Day, Another Story,” is available at bookstores nationwide or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com. A download version is available direct from the publisher at lulu.com.



The Shoe Basket

• Are you tired of finding your families shoes multiplying like rabbits throughout your house, and mainly in your living room?

• Do you wish that someone other than you was bending over to pick up shoes?

• Have you found yourself wishing you could find the match, only to find one under the couch and one under the bed?

• Is yelling at your children and husband over shoes getting to be too much?

Then get a shoe basket.

That’s right. A buy a big laundry hamper basket with a lid, you’ll want this to be able to close. And set it by the door that everyone comes in and out of during the day. Tell everyone, neighbor kids included, to throw their shoes in the basket or you’ll throw them away. It only takes one pair that they have to drag out of the trash to get them used to the idea.

You will still on occasion have to pick up shoes in the living room or wherever and put them in the shoe basket, but it’s better than trudging upstairs to see the mess that needs to be cleaned there. And when it’s time for the company to leave, you don’t have to waste another 30 minutes of trying to find that kid’s shoes. They are right where they belong, close to the door to leave.

Enjoy your shoe basket. I know I do.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Trash Valet

We have officially moved to lala dreamland.

The apartment complex we live in has a trash valet. That's right. I put my trash in a designated valet plastic trash can and then between 6 and 8pm from Sunday through Thursday nights put this just outside my door. At 9pm a friendly guy that's maybe 21 years old with many piercings and with ipod blaring earbuds comes by and picks up the trash.

The streets here are all treelined. I mean all the streets. Even the parkways. It is called "The Woodlands" for a reason. LOL It also hosts the George Mitchell Nature Preserve which covers nearly 1,700 acres. WOW! Has a kayak launch, lots of trails, trees, has a creek running through it, etc.

Oh, and don't even get me started on the YMCAs here... The newest one just built has a nature trail area behind the building which boarders the nature preserve. It has raised boardwalk type areas high in the trees that wind around to places like an outdoor chapel, outdoor ampitheater, and even giant teepees. So cool! And don't get me started about the "village" pools... the one for our 'hood has the following stuff... Chaise / beach chair seating, Concessions sold, Lazy river, Maximum depth 5' or less, Shade structures, Swimming lanes / lap lanes, Water play structure / splash pad, and Water slides. AND there are 12 other pools to check out around here with just one pool pass! wahooo!

Ok, I'm loving this place already. Oh, and did I mention the elementary school that our oldest will go to next year just got built this year and will open this fall. WOW! This place just isn't real. Not sure why God is blessing us again and again with such an amazing place to live. I feel safe here, I feel amazed with each new day with all He is giving us while here on earth, I'm so thankful for things like fresh water to drink and abundance of food and healthy children and this fancy place to live. But most of all I'm thankful for God's mercy He gives me new each day. I do not deserve this life but moreover do not deserve the life and hope to come. Sigh. Thank you Lord.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Things Toddlers Say


This is a series of posts of funny things my kids have said reposted from my other now private blog. I just think they are so cute I couldn't help myself but to post them all over again! Check back every Friday for more Things Toddlers Say!


Last night while tucking MageeBoy in for the night, he wasn't quite ready to go to sleep so he told me, "My boogars aren't tired." LOL

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Mommy Tips Monday

Great mommy tip coming from my very own mommy. Not only does she have a degree in chemistry but a PhD in Motherhood! LOL She's been a mom to me and my 2 sisters for 40+ years.


Do you have a Mommy Tips Monday post you’d like to submit and promote your blog? Please email me at MageeMommy at gmail dot com.


Another great idea from my very own Mommy... get your spiritual nutrition by have a Proverbs a Day for Breakfast. During the school year especially, from Monday through Friday, my sisters and I would read from the book of Proverbs. We would take turns each day and pick a verse or the entire chapter that corresponded with that day of the month. Then we would discuss what it meant. This helped us grow not only spiritually but also helped increase our vocabulary, built our confidence in reading outloud, and built our reading skills. We read from the King James version of the Bible and from the Good News paraphrased book. There also was a dictionary available so if there was a not commonly used word like "wrath" that we didn't quite understand we could look it up on the spot.



So today we would read from Proverbs 2(copied from www.biblegateway.com) ...

Proverbs 2
Moral Benefits of Wisdom


1 My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
2 turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding,
3 and if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
4 and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord gives wisdom,
and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 He holds victory in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
8 for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.


9 Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
11 Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you.


12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,
from men whose words are perverse,
13 who leave the straight paths
to walk in dark ways,
14 who delight in doing wrong
and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
15 whose paths are crooked
and who are devious in their ways.


16 It will save you also from the adulteress,
from the wayward wife with her seductive words,
17 who has left the partner of her youth
and ignored the covenant she made before God.[a]
18 For her house leads down to death
and her paths to the spirits of the dead.
19 None who go to her return
or attain the paths of life.


20 Thus you will walk in the ways of good men
and keep to the paths of the righteous.
21 For the upright will live in the land,
and the blameless will remain in it;
22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land,
and the unfaithful will be torn from it.

Footnotes:a.Proverbs 2:17 Or covenant of her God