To the families of the Sandy Hook tragedy,
I watched this tragedy unfold on the news for hours. I was frozen in my spot! I could not believe what was happening. I refused to even acknowledge the deaths of these babies. I know I cannot saw anything to help ease the pain. No matter what anyone says or does, no one will ever be able to feel or comprehend the grief, sadness, pain, anger and frustration that you are going through during this terrible time.
I have thought about you every day. Every day, I hug and kiss my babies a little tighter. I watched your agony during the funeral services. I thought of you on Christmas Eve as I sat in my living room with my tree getting ready for “Santa”. I thought of you on Christmas morning after all was unwrapped and the gifts were all about. I thought of you at the dinner table and that empty seat. I thought of you while I was sick in bed, I could take medication to ease my symptoms. I know there is nothing to ease yours.
The entire country is in mourning and so many of us would do anything to take away some of your incomprehensible sorrow. I feel so incredibly helpless, angry, sad, frustrated and at a loss for you.
You are constantly in our hearts and thoughts during this difficult holiday season. We send you our love and support today, tomorrow and for as long as you need us.
I am so sorry for your tragic loss.
RockIt Mom and all our friends and followers.
Some of you may know, I had to have back surgery this summer, when a disc fragment broke off and decided to do a full crunch around my L3 & L4 nerves. I am told it happens commonly, except when mine was so big the only way for relief and living again was surgery. The disc fragment happened in late March and after months of PT, shots, rest and terrible (more…)
MORE SUMMER FUN
Summer is in full swing and our launch pad has a full agenda! Surf camp, All Star Baseball, swim parties, family visits, friends over and a trip to the desert. We have come up with some more fun things to do with your kids this summer. If you haven’t (more…)
Memorial Day has passed and now onto summer! Summer is going to be fun and lots of events. The annual Summer Family Fun is still in editing mode, but will be ready soon! There is also a special Mom’s Camps newsletter coming to, look for it soon.
In the meantime, we have been wrangling with RockIt Daughter about a phone. She is less than 10 yrs old, but most of her friends have either a phone or Ipad, so she is negotiating with us. Seriously, if we gave her a Facebook account, she would be happy. Thus, this week’s tips are based upon apps and keeping your kids safe with their phones. (more…)
Where does the time go? It seems like last week we were just talking about our New Year’s Resolutions, candy or not for Valentine’s Day! Now it is time to get ready for SUMMER! The most (2nd) wonderful time of the year! Working on the annual SUMMERTIME FUN FOR FAMILIES. It should be ready first of June, check back. There will also be a Mom’s Camp list that a friend put together that is phenomenal! Stay tuned… (more…)
Go Green, Save the Earth, Learn the 3 R’s.
Everyone wants to fulfil these slogans, but how do you start? Everyone knows to resuse and recycle. Don’t use plastic bags, be sure bring your bags into the store. Recycle your cans and water bottles. Don’t use styrofoam. What else can you do? (more…)
1 1/4 lb extra lean beef or turkey, ground
1 x egg equivalent beaten lightly
1 sm yellow onion finely chopped
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
4 oz nonfat cheese
1/3 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
1 1/4 cup tomato juice
2 tsp chili powder
4 oz green chiles (4-oz. can)
1 sm avocado peeled
* (Monterey jack, cheddar, hot pepper, your choice)
Divide into 8 patties. In center of each patty place 1/4 slice of avocado, chilies and 1/4 of cheese. Place second burger on top and seal edges. Grill to preference.
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works. (more…)