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When do you stop being a "New Mom" and just settle into the role as "Mom"? Catch my thoughts at Tampa Bay Moms Blog!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Monster and the Mom (Short Story)

As parents, there are definitely days when sleep deprivation gets the better of us. You know what I'm talking about - we're grumpy, our energy levels dip into the negatives, and even the hard floor looks so inviting. You just want to curl up in a ball and drift off into a wonderfully hazy cloud of sweet, sweet sleep. But instead, you get sticky fingers shoved up your nose and drool oozing down the back of your neck. Ah, the joys of parenthood.

So in the spirit of laughing at ourselves, I hope you'll take a few minutes to enjoy this quick read. The short story in its entirety can be found at Tampa Bay Moms Blog.

"She heard the sound instantly; the baby was up. The siren-like screech darted across the house and echoed through the monitor. Her feet hit the floor, but she didn't feel the worn carpet between her toes. Her eyes were open (barely), but she didn't see the hallway. She could make the trek from her bed to the nursery in her sleep because, well, she did. Every night. Hovering over the crib, she patted the mattress for the lost treasure. She found the pacifier and effortlessly plugged the source of her wakefulness. Too late. He was up and he was hungry..." (Read more)

Friday, October 24, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Blu-ray/DVD of "Beethoven's Treasure Tail" Family Comedy

The wonderful folks at Universal Studios Home Entertainment are gearing up to release "Beethoven's Treasure Tail" on Blu-ray/DVD and they have graciously provided a copy for giveaway before it's even released!

You may remember this lovable St. Bernard from your own childhood (I know I grew up watching "Beethoven" and "Beethoven's 2nd"). "Beethoven's Treasure Tail" is his newest adventure and this family comedy will be released on 10/28/14



Photo Courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment

SYNOPSIS:

"Get ready to howl with laughter in this all-new family comedy starring America’s favorite St. Bernard, the one and only Beethoven! After a doggone disaster of a movie shoot, the big-hearted pooch and his trainer, Eddie (Jonathan Silverman, Beethoven’s Big Break), are heading home when they get stranded in a small coastal village. When Beethoven befriends a local boy (Bretton Manley, Ted), he helps him find a pirate map to lost treasure and together they em-bark on an adventure that brings the whole town together. Co-starring Morgan Fairchild (Flamingo Road), Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), it’s a heartwarming “tail” about finding fun wherever your nose leads you."

Enter below for your chance to win! Complete each task to earn additional entries! Hurry - giveaway ends at midnight on 10/28! Good luck!

Bonus: Here are some fun activities for the kids!