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Yes There IS A Santa Claus

December 8, 2009

She’s 8. Gonna be 9 in 3 weeks. She’s in third grade. I’m pretty sure everyone in her class is talking about it. I know her older sister has said SOMEthing….

This is the year. It’s clear. She’s wondering. She already knows in her heart. But she doesn’t want to ASK us directly yet. She wants to keep believing. She wants to keep being a kid for a little bit longer.

This is my especially creative kid. She wrote a very long letter for the Tooth Fairy for Pete’s sake. And then wrote a second one and a third. She has looked at us with an inquisitive look, one that said, I know that you know that I know that we all know… now can we leave it at that?

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This week.

It’s been decided. The dad is taking her out to dessert after dinner Wednesday night. To have ‘The Talk’. The we love you enough to share with you the whys and hows of magical Christmas Myths. To explain to her how it’s not a sad thing to be let in on the fairy tale. How she still has a younger brother who will get to enjoy it all for 3 or 4 more years to come. And even better… that she will get to be a part of the magic now.

Think it will go well? It went more than well with my no-nonsense older daughter. She had already figured it out and was waiting for us to tell her. She wasn’t sad or glad or anything. And she loves being part of the surprise and ‘IN’ on it all.

I’m worried about my more sensitive creative middle child.

Maybe we should let her be a child a little longer?
Wait for her to come to us?

Toy Tuesday GoodNCrazy $250 Giveaway! CLOSED

December 1, 2009
I am Super Excited!

I love a great sale as much as the next girl….
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…this is Awesomeness in an online jingle BOX!

It’s Called Toy Tuesday and it’s hosted by Bill Me Later.

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It’s totally simple.

Tuesday December 8th (Toy Tuesday Ya’ll!)
Click over and find deals from over 12 fabulous sites all featuring the toys you and your kids are excited about…. for a discountSCHWEET! Different discounts from each shop site…
(Did you mark your calendar yet?)


I’m scheming and planning about what I’ll be buying this year for my Little Tikes. I have a 5yrold little boy who is ne-ar-ly read-ing. He’s there. He almost has it down. And he is in LOVE with anything building, creating, science-y project-y…. bottom line he loves learning. He hasn’t discovered it’s WORK yet!

{SHHHH! We are NOT telling him.}

The other day my oldest kid in Jr. High told him she doesn’t like her science class. (The teacher’s a grump.)

His eyes nearly bugged out of his head! ‘You don’t like Science!?‘ I could see his brain smoking! He was thinking.. I’m in KINDERGARTEN what I would give to have science class!

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On my 5yrold Gift List:
Fisher Price Trio Sets from
Marbulous Marble Machine from
Skeleton Floor Puzzle from giveaway contest

(please see ToyTuesday for details on the rest of the giveaways!)

Are you ready?
It gets better.
Gift Cards and Giving.

YOU have the chance TODAY to win a $250 Gift Card from!
There have already been 4 $250 Gift Card giveaways! And there will be a total of 12 leading up to Toy Tuesday!
Guess who’s on the hot seat for tomorrow’s giveaway??
My Good friend Linda From! So don’t worry, if you don’t win today you still have SEVEN chances to win!!

Each winner each day also gets to choose a local charity (food bank, children’s hospital, etc..) in their own hometown and Bill Me Later will donate a $500 Gift Card to the charity in the winner’s name! I am super honored to be a small part of this amazing campaign. Good Luck!

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REQUIRED: Please leave a comment…
Share with me something new your kids are learning right now.


Times Tables?
State Capitols?

My oldest is learning about Egypt.
What are your kids learning?


Entries are due December 1st (TODAY!!) by midnight PST. No purchase necessary to enter. Winners will be selected by BILL ME LATER Randomly. Entries are invalid if there is no email attached. Only one entry per person. The winner will be notified and have 24 hours to confirm receipt of the email. If no response is received within 24 hours, another winner will be selected. Open to participants 18 years and older.


*disclosure: Bill Me Later has provided GoodNCrazy compensation for joining in the Toy Tuesday campaign.