Friday, May 27, 2016

Cerebral Palsy Infographic: Stats and Facts

Cerebral palsy is a neurological conditions caused by brain injury or brain malformation that occurs during the developmental stages of the fetus, during birth, or soon after birth. Although it is considered as a neurological birth defect but a child might not start showing symptoms well after being born, going undetected for Months or year. Science cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition, children surviving into adulthood suffers from a wide range of social issues. Recently UKS Mobility has come up with an infographic that shows some facts about Cerebral palsy.


cerebral palsy facts and stats

Monday, May 23, 2016

Things I Miss as a Busy Mom


Ins't this clip art great? While my breastfeeding days are far behind me, I am pulled in twenty different directions each day. Here are some things I've really been missing lately:

  • Time to read. I used to read every night. Now I am lucky to finish one book every few months.
  • Time to blog. My blogs are being abandoned, which kills me because I worked so hard to grow them. 
  • Time to write. I can't remember the last time I sat at my desk to write a few lines. 
  • Time to cook. It used to be home-cooked meals around here seven days a week. Now I'm lucky to make a meal once a week. Not only that, I have been eating lunch out more lately too.
  • Time to clean. Doesn't that sound silly? I'm just sick and tired of my house always being a mess. 
What I feel I am doing right is making time for the kids despite how busy I am. The Lil' Diva will be 15 this August and the Lil' Princess is turning 13 in November. Time is short to take advantage of them being home and I plan to spend every moment with the girls that I can.

What are some things you miss as a busy mom?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

62 Ruggles Street B Palmer, MA 01080

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/RFEWDD
Beautiful and spacious second floor apartment available for immediate occupancy. Large eat-in kitchen with plenty of storage, living room with walk-in closet and glistening hardwood floors, full bath, and two bedrooms with wall-to-wall carpets. Living room, kitchen, and both bedrooms have ceiling fans. Monthly rent includes: heat, hot water, water and sewerage and refuse removal. Landlord even takes care of grounds maintenance and snow removal. Just pay your own electric and cable. Convenient location close to area amenities and the MA pike. No pets and no smoking. Come view this property on Sunday, May 15 from 2 to 3:30.
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.00
Square feet: 1,200
Price: $850

For more information about this property, please contact Cheryl Malandrinos at 4135755751 or ccmalandrinos.realtor@gmail.com. You can also text 3593493 to 67299.


See more listings at: http://www.realliving.com/cheryl.malandrinos


MLS ID: 72004321

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mailbox Monday - May 9



Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

As always, it's busy around here. Lots of work and a little bit of play. I was blogging about motherhood and the passage of time Friday at Christian Children's Authors. You can check it out here.

I hope all of my fellow moms had a lovely Mother's Day. This year was especially hectic around here because the hubby's birthday was Saturday. Two celebrations in one weekend--yikes!

After treating Paddy (that's what the girls call him) to a nice dinner and his own extra large cupcake, we gave him a Bruins mug (his old ice coffee mug got cracked last year) and a picture frame for his office with the quote, "To the world you are a dad, but to us you are the world."

Sunday we started out with the Lil' Princess making me breakfast. Then we went to church and Paddy taught Sunday school so I could sit down and hear the message. The family got me a cute little plaque that says "Good moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens, and happy kids" and a lovely necklace with my initial on it. I goofed off and played lots of Cookie Jam and read a book. Then we picked up pizza for supper and went over to the in-laws' house to celebrate Mother's Day with Yia-Yia.

Last week was also our annual Friends of the Library Book Sale, where I picked up these four audio books for only $1.





Totally unexpected came this book from Hatchette Book Group. It sounds interesting, but at this point, I rarely read books sent to me without my permission--way too busy.


What was in your mailbox? 






Thursday, May 5, 2016

Remember Mom: 62 Ways to Express Your Gratitude From FTD



Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8th. It's the day we do our best to let our moms know how much we appreciate all they do for us. If you're looking for ways to express your gratitude, check out this recent post from FTD Fresh titled, "Thank You Mom: 62 Ways to Express Your Gratitude." Numbers 10, 19, 40 and 60 are my favorites. What are some of your favorites from this list?

Wishing all my fellow busy moms a wonderful Mother's Day!


Monday, May 2, 2016

Mailbox Monday - May 2



Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

It's been a while. How is everyone? Life is one crazy mess right now. Simply overwhelmed with work, family, and trying to fit in a bit of me time.

Two clients closed on their homes this past week, which is always sweet. Four more between now and the end of May, so not sure how much I will be around but I'll do my best.


I picked up a copy of this one after reviewing another of the author's books. It was a freebie when I grabbed it. I've been reading it here and there between other things. It's interesting. 

What was in your mailbox last week?