Author Archive: valmg
NJ Mom of 2 boys. Social media enthusiast. Blogger. Freelance marketing. I lLove cats. Ds Advocate. Listening to Hinder, P Roach & Rev Theory and lots of Oleander.
My name is Valerie, but I go by valmg online.
I am a mother to 2 boys – TJ, a 17 year old, and CJ, a 13 year old with Down Syndrome.
I am a Jersey girl. I have three younger brothers, all of whom have children.
I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive.
The theme for this week’s Heads or Tails meme is talk. The first thing that came to mind when I think of the word talk is people talking in person and people talking on the telephone. I’m sure everyone else thought of that too, so I went with my next choice – music. Talk [...]
My children may not be babies any more but I still contend with the occasional bout of diaper rash. CJ is doing great with potty training but still has the occasional accident. The rashes he gets from time to time now are nowhere near as severe as some that he had when he was younger. [...]
The house is too quiet for me. It’s just me and CJ tonight, and CJ is off playing in his room. RB and TJ went to see a show in Point Pleasant and I don’t expect them home until very late. They went to see Rev Theory, Saving Abel and Puddle Of Mud. Yesterday when [...]
Recently more and more attention has been given to the importance of being eco friendly. Every day I hear or read about more people trying to go green and use as many natural products as possible. Clorox has introduced the line of Green Works products in order to help families be more environmentally responsible and [...]
I just finished watching the Nascar race in Bristol. Let me begin by mentioning that I’ve said for years the race I’d most like to go to is the Cup night race in Bristol, TN. I’m a Rusty fan from way back, he always kicked butt there. It’s a very exciting track. Tonight, Kyle Busch [...]
One winner in the Yoplait Kids giveaway receives a Yoplait Kids prize pack contains a Yoplait Kids travel cooler, a Brainquest game and a coupon for a free six pack of Yoplait Kids yogurt. All qualified entries were placed onto a spreadsheet and assigned a number. The list was placed on random.org and the number [...]
Two days ago I brought a single serving microwave container of Campbell’s Italian Sausage With Pasta And Pepperoni soup with me to work. It had under 150 calories and the size was reasonable. I heated it up and took a bite and thought it was disgusting. I looked into the container and saw mushrooms. I [...]
As a young child, I used to cry when a bus went by our house in the morning because I really wanted to go to school. I started going to school at the age of 4 and enjoyed it for years to come. It was a private school and we wore uniforms, so there was [...]
I have a questions for those of you that frequently open boxes. What do you open the boxes with? I don’t use anything sensible like a box cutter. I use a knife from the butcher block in my kitchen that I don’t know what it’s intended use is. I ask this because two days ago [...]
Earlier this week I received a surprise delivery. It was a copy of The Original Country Bob’s Cookbook, sent to me by the folks at Country Bob’s. Regular readers may recall reading my review of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce earlier this month. If you don’t recall or if you’re a newer reader, let me [...]
I’ve written previously about Alzheimer’s and how it relates to my family. My grandma almost certainly had it before she passed, but back in those days we knew so much less about it. Odds are higher that my youngest son may develop Alzheimer’s because of it’s association with Down Syndrome. I pray every day a [...]
When he was younger my oldest son TJ would tell us that girls had cooties. We always thought it was pretty funny. He’s now almost thirteen and he no longer thinks of girls as something to be avoided like the plague. This week the prize I won on Mom Reviews arrived and TJ had a [...]
This afternoon I found a new cartoon online. It’s called The Sproutwells. I first saw this video on my pal Karen’s blog. The series is about a family of vegetables called the Sproutwells. My favorite character is the mother, Romaina. The Sproutwells have a nosy, judgmental neighbor named Rosie. While I may not be nuts [...]
FROM THE AUTHOR This mind-boggling journal-of-sorts was borne out of love. True love that had not yet existed for a 60-year old, still hot, simmering woman. I already had a full stressful life with a demanding & money-making career, a millionaire boyfriend, two beautiful daughters and grandchildren that I all loved well. Enter Peter Straat. [...]
My parents are leaving tomorrow morning on another trip. No, this one isn’t one of their Orlando vacations. This is a trip to a convention in Phoenix. The majority of the time my parents travel somewhere I end up being the person going to the airport to pick them up or drop them off. I [...]