Now through Sunday – “I Love Lucy” live on stage

December 26, 2013

Welcome to Queen Mother Blog! If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!A few weeks ago I was at a Cyber Monday blogger event and I heard about the upcoming “I Love Lucy” live on stage show.  Right away I tweeted that I would be getting my […]

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2013

These two little cuties (hey, they wouldn’t both smile for a picture…that’d be asking too much!) 😉 have been passed out cold for a few hours and my house is in the predictable shambles of a Christmas toy explosion, but I wanted to jump on and wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We’ve been […]

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A trip to Amish country, Downton Abbey & my new kitchen

December 6, 2013

Is one month the longest unplanned hiatus I’ve had in the history of my blog? It’s probably somewhere around that–I can’t stay away for too long!  But as cliché as it sounds “life happens” and I have rarely had time to blog here. I have plenty of excuses, I mean reasons, for staying away.  No, I’m not pregnant!  […]

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Giveaway! Bumbo Toilet Trainer seat & Stepstool

November 5, 2013

  I’m excited to offer a giveaway for two great products that parents of babies/toddlers are going to use AND love: The Bumbo Toilet Trainer and Stepstool. It was news to me that Bumbo made products other than their famous infant floor seat. Those things are ubiquitous for a reason; they are pretty much the […]

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Are you prepared for an emergency? What about your children?

October 29, 2013

I don’t mean to strike fear into your hearts with that title, but really, that is the bottom line of this post. If you live in New Jersey like me, then you already know that today is the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.  While my life was barely affected, many friends were not so […]

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Book Club: “The Dinner” and pretentious restaurants

October 25, 2013

Marc and I, in my opinion, do not go out on enough dates.  So when we do get out, we tend to follow his old high school mantra of “Go Hard, or Go Home”.  You may have heard me mention that we have a subscription to the Walnut Street Theatre here in Philly, which we […]

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Book Club: “The Funeral Dress” and a good hashbrown casserole

October 16, 2013

Pretty much as long as I’ve been a mom, I’ve been going to MOPS.  MOPS stands for “Mothers of Preschoolers” and it’s a program for women with children under 6 (I always thought the name was kind of misleading, as you can have a newborn and qualify for MOPS).  One of the key things you […]

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My in-home party for LeapReader & “Ready, Set, Read & Write”

October 9, 2013

I received free LeapFrog products in order to host the LeapFrog sponsored MommyParty.  The opinions expressed here are my own. Last week I hosted a group of Kindergarten kids and their (1 big, many little) siblings for a LeapReader “Ready, Set, Read & Write” MommyParty.  You may know what these are from when I hosted […]

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Breaking Bad Recap: “Felina”

September 30, 2013

If you are not caught up on Breaking Bad (or Dexter!) cease and desist from reading this post, or you will be spoiled! Last night’s Breaking Bad finale was everything I wanted it to be. I have been reading some critical recaps out here on the Interwebz about how things were too buttoned up, or […]

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A Kindergarten Update

September 24, 2013

Things have been so hectic and crazy here, I keep thinking of posts to write and never have the time.  I missed a book club day, missed some Breaking Bad recaps, and missed sharing the #1 reason I am so behind on life: my kitchen remodel, which is eating up massively more time than I […]

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