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Pinterest… Very very Pinteresting… I must say

Pinterest…. Very Very Pinteresting… I must say! My intro’s to my blog posts are seriously lacking in originality and fun. <—– (exhibit A)     Pinterest and my lack of pinning knowledge and/or ability… I am trying so hard to get more into Pinterest so that I can get more traffic to my blog. I… Continue reading Pinterest… Very very Pinteresting… I must say

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Twitter has gotten me all atwitter: Mom-isms from Twitter

Twitter has gotten me all atwitter! Twitter…   Today I want to explore some of the silliness on Twitter. Mostly from mom bloggers who have very interesting things to say about their children and life in general. These ladies are super funny and also very talented in all aspects of blogging and life. I highly… Continue reading Twitter has gotten me all atwitter: Mom-isms from Twitter

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Shimmer and Shine: Nanananananana! Review

Shimmer and Shine: Nanananananana!     Today is going to be another (the last) installment of the children’s show reviews. This time I am going to review another one of Allie’s favorites. Shimmer and Shine! Shimmer and Shine is a young children’s show about a young girl who luckily finds a genie bottle and gets… Continue reading Shimmer and Shine: Nanananananana! Review

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Consciousness on the fly, what more can I say

Stream of Consciousness…. on the fly…. I have no other words…

 

First of all, I am going to apologize in advance for this post.

Reasons:

  1. I did not prepare for this post at all
  2. I am going to jump around to so many different topics
  3. I am not in a great mood so this might get dark
  4. My head hurts
  5. Some other reasons that I may or may not explain in a later post

Crazy……

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The News:

The crap that is going on in America these last few months is appalling! I can not even imagine how the families are dealing with the loss of their loved ones.

I am livid!!! Something has got to be done to educate these police officers better. I don’t know what else could be the problem other than lack of knowledge on how to properly handle a situation. Whether it be to deescalate or to know when someone is actually a threat.

Right now I don’t know all of the information about all of the cases but I do know that most of the people who were killed were not armed, therefor should not have been shot at all. Whether they had a record is irrelevant. The system is set up so each person gets their fair trial. These people were not given that chance.

This situation will never resolve itself until everyone admits that we have a problem!

I have no words for this.

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Weather:

For the moment, Β just want to make a statement on this weather we are experiencing here in Pennsylvania. It is so damn hot I can’t even take Allie outside to play in the backyard. What the heck mother nature?!!!???!

Moving on…

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Life:

I don’t know what to say about this in particular. A lot of things going on are very private right now. But, I know in the future they will be in a post anyway. For right now I am not comfortable saying anything.

On another note Allie has been so cute lately. Its like she takes in everything she sees and repeats it in the cutest way possible.

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Example:

The other night we went over Daddy’s brother’s/and wife’s house to visit. Allie loved the marble floor so much that she was tip toeing and tapping around laughing and having a great time. Then she saw the bathroom and said “Mommy go pee-pee?” We all died laughing. Then right as we were about to leave she says, “So guys, I’ll see you another time!” with a huge smile on her face. She had never said that before πŸ™‚

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Giveaway:

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In the next few days I will be doing a giveaway on my Facebook page. I am giving away Shane Dawson’s new book that just came out. It gets Worse.

More info on my FB page Allie’s Mommy BlogΒ https://www.facebook.com/alliesmommy7/

Shane is a hilarious YouTube star whom I absolutely love. I cant explain to you how amazing he is, you’ll have to go check him out for yourself. (Warning: he is off the cuff and somewhat vulgar so beware).

https://www.youtube.com/user/shane/featured

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Let’s put some more happy in this:

 

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I need this especially this week.

 

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Love this quote and the image is cute as well πŸ™‚

 

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Every problem is an opportunity… very positive πŸ™‚

 

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Save the drama for your mama πŸ™‚ (sorry in a silly mood now)

 

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The road is long and winding but if you relax and enjoy the ride the destination no longer matters.

 

Information for the very near future of my blog:

I am going to be posting only one post a week. I have chosen Wednesday. I made this choice because I would like to be able to concentrate on a post and make it the best it can be instead of trying to cram two posts in a week and have mediocre content.

I am working on building my subscribers and making new and interesting newsletters for all of my readers. Hopefully, I can accomplish what I want to do fairly quickly.

Thank you so much for reading and being here for me.

Any advice you could give for interesting content within the Sahm/Homemaker niche would be great. Also, anything you would like to know about. Any ideas would be great.

Also, I could answer any questions you might have pertaining to being a first time SAHM.

Have a great day!!!

Kristen

Allie’s Mommy πŸ˜›

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Team Umizoomi Review: Should your child watch

Team Umizoomi Children’s Show Review: Let me just say first before I get into this review that Allie loves Team Umizoomi so very much. At first I didn’t like this show at all. It was so far fetched and silly with these mini-aliens and their friend robot. who also drove around in a car that… Continue reading Team Umizoomi Review: Should your child watch

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Zoo of Philadelphia: A family trip to the Zoo

Zoo Trip:

Hello all! I hope you are all staying cool on this very hot day.

Today Mommy Daddy and Allie took a trip to the zoo. Might have been a bad idea with the heat. But, Allie had a good time. That is all I really care about anyway.

A little about The Philadelphia Zoo:

“The Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre garden is home to more than 1,300 animals, many of them rare and endangered. By connecting people with wildlife, the Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for animals and habitats. Cheetahs, hippos, giraffes and much more make the Zoo Philadelphia’s leading family attraction with over 1.35 million visitors last year.

Like many other Philadelphia landmarks and institutions, the Philadelphia Zoo is an American first. The charter establishing the Zoological Society of Philadelphia was approved and signed on March 21, 1859. Due to the Civil War, however, it was another 15 years before America’s first zoo was ready to open.

It opened its gates on July 1, 1874. The Frank Furness Victorian gates and gatehouses, and the Zoo’s location, are the same today as they were on the day it opened. One of its assets, then and now, is John Penn’s home, The Solitude, which sat on the land chosen for the Zoo. John Penn was the grandson of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania. The Solitude is considered to be Philadelphia’s most precise and elegant expression of neoclassical style.

On opening day, flags flew, and a brass band welcomed more than 3,000 visitors. Admission was 25 cents for adults and 10 cents for children, a rate that held for the next half century. Visitors came on foot, on streetcars, by horse and carriage, and every 15 minutes by steamboat on the Schuylkill River, landing at the Zoo’s own wharf. The Girard Avenue Bridge opened three days later.

Since the early 1700s, the idea of an American zoo was inspired by English settlers with a keen interest in wildlife and by sailors and hunters who returned from faraway lands with exotic animals they’d never seen before. People would gather and pay shillings to see animals such as lions and elephants displayed at places like general stores and museums. As a hub of scientific inquiry and discovery over many years, Philadelphia’s well-known leaders of the time began to formulate the idea of a zoo. In the mid-1850’s, a prominent Philadelphia physician, Dr. William Camac-the Zoo’s founding father-became involved and led the way to making America’s first zoo a reality.

In its first year of operation, it had 813 animals and received well over 228,000 visitors. Today, the Zoo has more than 1,300 rare and endangered animals, and its attendance is approximately 1.35 million visitors a year.”

 

I got a lot of great pictures this time. Most of the other times we went to the zoo, we weren’t able to see a lot of the smaller animals. This time I got some good pictures of little furry guys I really wanted to see.

 

We have a membership and we all love the animals so we usually go about 2-3 times a month weather permitting. Animals are so beautiful πŸ™‚

 

Here we go….

 

This was Allie and mommy while we were getting ready to go.

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The lion statue outside of the Zoo is really cool

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Cute little meerkats πŸ™‚

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This one was so cute rolling around in the dirt.

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The Giraffe just happens to be one of my favorite animals

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Very tired Red Panda

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This was the first time we even got to see these guys at all. I was very excited to get their picture even though they were sleeping πŸ™‚

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Hippo!!!

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These guys are very smart to stay under the water

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More Giraffes

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Look at that rhino πŸ™‚

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Such a pretty Zebra!

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Here’s looking at you, kid.

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Philadelphia Zoo Balloon

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Silly bear

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Lazy Tiger day

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Look at her face. She is such a beautiful lion!

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Really cool statue made of recycled objects

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Lovely Lions

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Lucky Lemurs πŸ™‚

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Amazing Orangutan πŸ™‚

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Silly guy wearing a bowl on his head πŸ™‚

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I’m not sure exactly what these guys are :/

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Gorilla dudes

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I was waiting for this guy to turn around but he didn’t want to πŸ™‚

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He seems so deep in thought πŸ™‚

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I feel like he looked into my soul πŸ™‚

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Lemurs again

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Turtles!!!

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So big!

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Enjoying the water fountain

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Spider monkies

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So that is all for today. I will definitely do this type of post again. I love documenting a trip like this and sharing it.

Have a wonderful weekend. Hope I didn’t bore you to much.

Kristen

Allie’s Mommy πŸ˜›

 

P.S. Let me know what topics you would like to read about in the future, Always open to new ideas. πŸ™‚

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Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn… Where to stay on vacation?

HOTEL, MOTEL, HOLIDAY INN… WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO STAY ON VACATION? When you start to plan a vacation, what do you pick first? Probably the destination, right? Well. I have a challenge for you. the next vacation you plan choose the TYPE of place you will stay first. Whether it be hotel, condo,… Continue reading Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn… Where to stay on vacation?