Last Friday was the last day of Camp Runamuk (the affectionate name we call life at my house when the kids are off school and fun is involved) and I decided to host the First Annual Dugdale Trifecta Easter Egg Hunt.
Here’s what you get when you have 4 mommies + 14 kids + 225 eggs + 12 tons of sugar =
1) Sometimes even the snails want some chocolate! The eggs had been out for literally 10 minutes, and we had an attempted robber!
2) If… Continue
Added by Heather Dugdale on April 11, 2012 at 11:17pm —
Yes, it is actually True...
...and even easier than you might think
Come watch my short video and decide for yourself.
If you can't do this, you might need to check your pulse.
CLICK ON MY LINK BELOW Right Now!… Continue
Added by Denice Duszynski on April 10, 2012 at 5:18pm —
. . . was the question from the Dish Network installer at my house today as we were entertaining 14 yes, I said FOURTEEN, children.
Today we had Camp Runamuk, Day 2 – Gettin’ Dirty. We made “mud” cupcakes, bird houses, paper butterflies and mommy made a sad attempt at a cardboard boomerang . . .
. . . and here’s what we learned:
1) Bribing the children with Fun Dip for breakfast will ensure that they get their rooms clean in no… Continue
Added by Heather Dugdale on April 7, 2012 at 6:00am —
. . . was the question from the very irritated and judgmental man who almost ran my children over in the Target parking lot! “YEEEEEEEESSSS!” was my defensive and embarrassed response.
It’s Spring Break and my “oh sh*t, I’m a stay at home mommy” hives have kicked in. I have to entertain the children all day and maintain some semblance of my sanity. It’s gonna be a long week. But, on the bright side, Camp Runamuk is in full swing.
Here’s what I learned about… Continue
Added by Heather Dugdale on April 6, 2012 at 4:01pm —
So it’s March Madness, and even the Nana has a “bracket” that she’s betting on. Well here’s what I’m betting on . . . absolutely losing my mind before March is over!!
A couple months ago, following a particularly in depth round of spring cleaning, Husband from Heaven and I were “casually” looking at new homes. Well, one thing led to another and 60 days later I am now sitting at the kitchen table in our new home. This is also the reason that I have not written in so long. … Continue
Added by Heather Dugdale on April 4, 2012 at 4:58pm —
Check out my latest craft/kids learning tool post! All Tied Up
Added by Abby Billings on April 3, 2012 at 12:58am —
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Added by Abby Billings on March 23, 2012 at 4:39pm —
You know, the one that magically cleans up all the messes in the house and makes the room put back in order like Mary Poppins?! Oh, that’s right, mommy lives with three leprechauns who on a daily basis turn things upside down, pee in the toilet without flushing and generally leave huge messes in their wake!
Yesterday was St. Patty’s day and we did have a celebration, albeit not as extensive as mommy usually does. We’re in the midst of a major move and THAT little adventure… Continue
Added by Heather Dugdale on March 20, 2012 at 11:03pm —
Here is an easier, less messy way to eat a cupcake! Next time cupcakes are served at a party try this trick:
- Simply take the bottom of the cupcake off (a simple twist and pull will make it easy).
- Next, put the bottom piece of cake on top of the icing. A cupcake sandwich!
- Now little ones can…
Added by Busy Mom on the Go on March 11, 2012 at 8:32am —
Added by Abby Billings on March 9, 2012 at 3:43pm —
If you give a Lego box to one little boy, he'll most likely build something: a tower, a car, or even a spaceship. If you give a Lego box to my little boy, this is what he'll build:…
Added by Marcie Bunker on February 22, 2012 at 11:35pm —
As you know, I've taken on reading as a part-time job. My consumption of night time television comedies is at dangerously low levels because of this. I actually missed "The Big Bang Theory" last week because of my reading! The humanity!
Read more… Continue
Added by America's Next Top Mommy on February 22, 2012 at 9:58am —
Added by Abby Billings on February 16, 2012 at 1:08pm —
Three (3) lucky LAB readers will receive signed copies of the book!
How do I enter? You have a few options AND EACH COUNTS AS ONE ENTRY. There is NO LIMIT to the number of times a reader can enter (via any of the entry channels) this contest.… Continue
Added by Vera Sweeney on February 8, 2012 at 10:43am —
A common concern of parents regardless of the age of their children is a dread… Continue
Added by denny hagel on February 1, 2012 at 11:56am —
Being able to successfully convey our ideas, opinions, suggestions, solutions and products to one another is totally dependent on one… Continue
Added by denny hagel on February 1, 2012 at 11:42am —
Each day that I walk home from Aliya's bus stop I chat with one of my neighbors who also has a child that rides the bus with her. We basically share our thoughts on general things like life, kids and whatever we can think of for our five minute catch up as we walk home.
I work from home and I didn't have the previous day scheduled to work so me being my Martha Stewart self (I like to think so) kept myself busy. I told her how I organized Ayanna's entire closet before she came home… Continue
Added by Delicia Jenkins on January 28, 2012 at 4:48am —
Added by Lisa Cash Hanson on January 22, 2012 at 9:34am —
As if I am still 10 years old, it makes me giggle to think that everyone goes to the bathroom. I won’t name names, but EVERYONE goes to the bathroom, myself included. </immaturegiggles>
There is little mystery as to what happens in bathrooms; most likely if I am in the bathroom I’m not using my sewing machine to make a draft dodger (yes, this is the max of my sewing machine skills), or designing a chocolate factory with a t-square, or…
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 6, 2012 at 2:05pm —
With a young son, Christmas was not a major production although we all strived to make it special. It was important that baby’s first Christmas be filled with special memories we will share with him through pictures and stories when he’s a little older. But of course, our good intentioned gifts were not so well received.
In early November when my son went through a surge of developmental milestones, I upgraded Christmas. He was certainly not going be passive about Christmas… Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 5, 2012 at 10:50am —