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.
As much as we are trying to interest the kids in more tangible toys and activites and refrain from electronics and computers, there are times they have “earned” their screen time or we have “earned” a break! (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…)
How do you go from Mach 7 to doing nothing? Easy, just tell yourself you are going to do it and plan it! It took some doing but after two very long weeks, this body did nothing today and feel fabulous for it. There was lots of laying in bed until noon, watching brainless television (Does anyone really believe the Housewives of Orange County are real?), napping and listening to the rain and wind. It is not easy to take time for yourself, but this is your homework for the next week. It may not be a whole day, but find some time at least an hour and take it! Report back and share your new outlook. (more…)
Lots and lots going on around here — kids, soccer, baseball, swim team, school, homework, birthday parties, packing a friend for a big move along with the regular duties, have made squeezing that workout out in every day challenging but doable. (more…)
No time to get a full work out in? No kidding! Slip into one or more of these cardio blasters. It just takes a little initiative to think of more. Let us know which ones you like or thought of and share. (more…)