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A day at the beach, maybe.... [13 Jul 2008|02:49pm]

Would anybody be interested in meeting up at Round Valley or Spruce Run with the kids for a fun day? comment if you would be and I could start planning it..

OR...NJ shore. (But I prefer lakes)

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The Handmade Faire [08 Apr 2008|01:25am]

The Handmade Faire will be on April 20, 2008 in Waretown NJ at the Lighthouse Center on 7th & Navajo Drive.

Featuring over 50 original artists and crafters from all around the East Coast! This is a 100% Handmade Faire, and this is not your ordinary art and craft show, all our vendors were hand picked for their originality, talent, and overall uniqueness.

This event is FREE to the public, as well as the parking. We will have Cajun Food Catering by the Bayou Cafe out of Manasquan as well as a few artist Demo's going on, give aways, and more! This is a mostly indoor event, so come rain or shine!

More info: http://www.HandmadeFaire.com

10am -4pm
Vendor Highlight:
Buy your Mother's Day gifts here!
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Christmas Chaos [17 Dec 2007|01:29am]

[ mood | confused ]

People are asking what my son, two wants for Christmas, and Yule, but I DO NOT KNOW WHAT I WANT TO GET HIM! I love wooden toy, and odd things like ugly dolls, though I really feel at a loss. On top of that I do not know what I want?! Merrr, that is life, people know me or not.

Do you have any ideas what I should tell people, or what are you getting your kid(s)?

Thanks for all the help!
(x-posted all over in part)

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Inro [18 Sep 2006|09:43pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

Hi, I'm new hereCollapse )
I'm glad to be here and hope to make some LJ friends close by.

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[12 Sep 2006|11:18pm]

New Jersey Girl!!!Collapse )
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Worry eats away whats left of my heart [23 Aug 2006|08:55pm]

[ mood | worried ]

I am worried about my little guy. He is going to be four years old next Friday Sept 1. Lately though as we get ready for preschool I have become more and more concerned with his learning ability. I knew early on that he seemed to have less of a desire to learn then Briana had at his age but I tried to dismiss it that boys are different then girls. Or that they are each individuals and learn at different paces. Latley though my mom and stepdad who are now watching them also have pointed out his short attention span and difficulty with his memory. We all have really started to work with him and teach him but he struggles remembering from one hour to the next or he will try to change the subject completely. Briana is 2 years older and amazingly brilliant for her age. But she also has kind of taking charge with Lenny since he was born. Always helping him so that he never really learned on his own. My mom suggested taking him to a child study team.Tonight they told me they are afraid when he goes to school to preschool in a few weeks that the he may feel insecure or be made fun of because of his speech. They are suggested that I let them watch him this year instead. But I worry then that he will not gain the peer skills he needs before kindergarten next year. I am so worried. 

Also about a year ago I pointed out to the pediatrician a bump he has on the top of his head where his soft spot is. The Dr told me it was normal and would go away on its own, but it never has. I have a Dr appt for him the first week of Sept, and I think I am going to ask the Dr about getting it checked out further with tests. My neurotic side is going in hyper overload as I worry of all the many possible outcomes of this. I worry that something is seriously wrong with his brain. I worry that he could have a learning disability and I want to make sure he never feels insecure because of this if he does. I feel guilty that perhaps there is more emotional issues at hand stemming from the lack of having a core family environment and their father always being in and out. How has both Lenny and Jose being in and out of their lives effecting him? I know all of the abandonment issues I have because of this same thing happening in my childhood and I worry that could be troubling my little angel. I feel like I have not been the best of mothers and that so many nights of overtime over the years and school have kept me from giving him the time and attention that was so crucial those first few delicate years. I feel like I can't win. I want whats best for them and what if I haven't been giving that to them? What if there is something wrong because of me? 

My mom also says that Briana and Lenny remind her alot of me and my brother Fred. He was 2 years younger then me. I was very much like Briana, reading as soon as I can and picking up on things very quickly. I took my little brother under my wing and he followed as Lenny follows Briana. In school Fred always had the same teachers I had had and each always compared him to his big sister who had been so smart. I was in the gifted and talented program and Fred had been in special classes as he struggled to grasp concepts. School was my escape from the chaos at home but for Fred many times it was the hell that followed him home with his failing marks that caused my stefather to berate him even more. To this day Fred struggles with insecurities, and although I do too mine were never of my mind in a learning aspect at least. 

I want so much more then that for my son. He is the must amazing and lovable child I have met. He is so beautiful. I don't know how to handle this situation if it really turns out to even be one. Suddenly I do feel like I am a young mother that lacks the knowledge to be the best to him. From the day I brought my daughter into this world even only being 18 and knowing so little I had always felt that being a mother felt natural and I was confident in my ability to love and nurture. Suddenly for the first time in 6 years I am scared that everyone was right. What if it was unfair to my children to have a mother who is so young still is learning. To not have a mother and father both to love and guide them. I don't want to fail with their precious angelic little lives in my hands. I don't know what to do. Why am I feeling like this? Its not healthy. 

I feel like I have been so selfish in my self centered concerns. Worrying about love and sex, work, school, what I had and lost, what I want, etc when all along where my mind should have been stood right in front of me. 


I need advice.

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[30 Jul 2006|05:53pm]

[ mood | bored ]

So when are we meeting up?  This sahm needs to get out of these 4 walls!! 

Reel Moms at Loews Theater?  The park?  Mall?  Woodbridge Center Mall (north jersey) has a really cute play area called Tiny Town for kids of all ages and on august 16th theyre having a Club NOGGIN event .  Cherry Hill Mall (south jersey) has Just Mom & Me every second Thurday of the month.   What about Crystal Springs in East Brunswick, NJ??

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[21 Jul 2006|05:39pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

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[27 Apr 2006|08:16am]

The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

Saturday, May 6
Rittenhouse Row


Sunshine and springtime form the backdrop for the Rittenhouse Spring Festival. Come out and stroll though the square, unencumbered by traffic, all the way up Walnut to Broad. With live entertainment, face painting, and a Please Touch Museum for kids, plus tons of complimentary food from restaurant row establishments, there's plenty to see and to do at this fair.   The Prudential Fox and Roach Children's area will offer parachute games, children's music, face painting, balloons and more!

Official Website:

Click on 'Sping Festival' under Events Calender
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JERSEY MOMMIES! Hey! Add yourself to the map! [20 Apr 2006|09:09am]

The map is here!!!
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am i the only one? [31 Mar 2006|10:32am]

i was reading an entry on my FL and she was going on and on about how she loves her village, as in other mothers sort of like a support system.  i dont have none of that.  well, i have the support of my family, including my wonderful sister (who is a mother of 2), but not of friends who are mothers.  i  cant just get up and meet a girlfriend for coffee or shopping at the mall.  i moved to south jersey about 2 yrs ago and yet have an old friend from north jersey come to my home and visit.  i did meet ola, my husbands friends wife and ive known her now for about 2 yrs and shes great.  but in all honesty i resent the fact that my old friends are pretty much non existant.  im trying to just accept the fact that we are on two different levels.  its almost like i have the plague.  im not invited anywhere anymore.  everyone just assumes because i have kids i cant do anything.  am i the only one who is going through this??????  am i the only one??? 
thanks for letting me vent.
: )
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[24 Mar 2006|12:19pm]

where does everyone shop for there kiddies?? i love their stuff, but im tired of the usual children's place and old navy.
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[20 Mar 2006|12:06pm]

I refused membership to a few ppl this morning. sorry.

ladies, let's try to post more? Also, friends only please.
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My intro [05 Feb 2006|08:50am]

I am... Michelle (aka Chelle & Mommiea)
I am mommy to... Jonathan Ryan
Age... 4 1/2 years old (turning 5 on April 1st...OH MY GOD HE'S GETTING TOO OLD!!!!)
Town in Jersey I reside in... Robbinsville, NJ
Grade my child is in (if in school)...Preschool currently....This Septemeber Kindergarten (YAY!)
County I live in...Mercer
I want to meet.... Billy Joel, Robin Williams...Mommies in my area would be cool....
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[01 Feb 2006|02:55pm]

if this is not allowed, please delete.

The image “http://www.shophaddonfieldnj.com/images/events/event-title_heygirlfriend.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Second annual Hey Girlfriend Event … a day of shopping, dining and fun! Bring your girlfriend
(or mom or sister or daughter) and indulge in 2-for-1 specials at our restaurants, salons and shops.

More info here: shophaddonfieldnj.com
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[16 Jan 2006|11:44am]

[ mood | gloomy ]

where is everyone..??? i would really love to see this community do better :(

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S.O.S!!! [13 Dec 2005|12:19pm]

How do I get Kaya to understand that she cannot pull on the cat's tail?!! We had a bad scare this morning!
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member map [08 Dec 2005|03:50pm]

I'm compiling a member map by county/town. Could you reply saying what county and what town you're in! thanks! :) yay.
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Make a confession. [19 Nov 2005|01:08am]

Make a confession, or two or 8. Share something. Even if you're not catholic..there is confession right on livejournal.

my confessionCollapse )
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