Sunday, May 25, 2008

7 FREEbie Offers

There are 7 FREEbie offers to enter this month over at the 24/7 MOMS Blog.

FREEbies such as - Free book reviews , Free TRU KID bath and body products, FREE Starbucks card and more, all being given away as FREEbies. Be sure to go to the 24/7 MOMS Blog and enter today.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Forgetful Mom

I am standing firm on the diagnosis I have given myself after having 5 children – The Forgetful mom Syndrome

My latest forgetful mom experience was on Monday - I was out picking up Shelby when Savannah called to let me know that she had given Nate-no permission to go play with his buddy on the next street over in our neighborhood, I said “ GREAT Ill stop by and pick him up when I get back in to the neighborhood”.

I arrived home, un-packed the car, began preparing dinner, got Caleb a snack, checked my email, changed a load of laundry, re-packed lunches for the next day, got out the next days outfits for the 2 little boys, sorted my mail - so let’s say an hour goes by and then the door bell rings and Who would be standing on the my front porch? You guessed it, the cutest 6 year old in the neighborhood - My Nate-no. My first thought was what was he doing outside? then “BAM” the Forgetful MOM remembers, Nate-no was at the neighbors and I was supposed to pick him up, but the Forgetful Mom Syndrome hit me, so instead the nice family drove him home on their way to swim lessons.

Scary isn’t it - that First I forgot he was someplace else and then that I had been home for over an hour and never noticed he was missing.

Now I had to walk outside and tell the nice family that drove him home how sorry I was and that I had a Forgetful MOM syndrome moment. How will I survive this syndrome?

Are you suffering with the forgetful mom syndrome like me? Good news I have come up with a few solutions for us – go check out the 24/7 MOMS blog at for my solutions to the Forgetful MOM Syndrome. Now if I can just remember to actually use them.

The Forgetful Mom

Trisha Novotny

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Nerf War Continues

I am still the Mom of a Nerf warrior.

So, I thought I would give you a brief overview from the past several weeks of war.

1. #1 Son killed off 4 warriors in a 24 hour period which is pretty remarkable.

2. Two students posed as Jehovah Witnesses and came to our front door trying to convince the Dad to let them in to discuss religion - until Nate-no our 6 year old arrived on the porch , pushing his way in between them to inform us that these were really Nerf Warriors, I quickly told Nate-no they were not and to be polite his response was "then why do they have Nerf guns in their back pockets" YES a 6 year old caught the posing Jehovah Witnesses.

3. #1 Son is killed while at the Gig Harbor Skateboard park - Good news can be resurrected back in to the game if his team can kill one other complete team - so they have only 1 person to kill to get #1 Son back in.

4. Phone rings Job done #1 Son is back in the game. His death was short lived only long enough for he and I to accomplish a quick road trip up to Western Washington University.
5. Battle breaks out in a Friends home but the attackers were not invited in so NO DEATHS count- WHEW

6. Four of his teammates are killed leaving him alone to resurrect them.

7. #1 Son kills off another team and resurrects his Best Friend Amac.
8. As of Today 5/17/2008 there are only two left on the team #1 Son and Best Friend Amac.

They now spend their time hunting , at this stage in the game they are now required to get a kill each week or their team will automatically die.
9. Today as I left the Little League game with my two youngest boys, I spotted two Nerf warriors on the hunt, when I approached them they were not willing at first to reveal WHO they were hunting - WHY because in the end it was #1 Son they were looking for - no such luck as he was no where near there nor was the MOM giving away any information.
Stay tuned for more NERF war updates.....
This Nerf Warrior mom would like to see the game end soon as #1 Son has convinced us he can not do yard work, take out the trash or any other chores that might cost him his life in Nerf wars.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mom's Flight Insurance

Today I stumbled across a new Buzzword being used in the market place

Flight Inurance
Definition: Incentives given to key employees to keep them from jumping ship, particularly when the company is being sold to someone employees might not be thrilled to work for.Nominated by Gary Wollin

As a MOM I began laughing thinking this is the insurance policy our husbands or other family members should take out on us when we become moms . So that we don’t jump ship when we have those not so thrilling days in our Mom world.

The Flight Insurance Policy could pay out in Spa treatments, Shopping sprees, Girls night outs, an all expense paid trip to some exotic island ok how about being more realistic and just pay for a sitter to give us the freedom to do whatever we want for 2 hours.

If you happen to know where I can purchase this type of Mom Flight Insurance let me know I want in on the deal.

Have a wonderful day in your MOM world.

Trisha Novotny

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Contests for Moms

Last day to enter the 2 contests over at the 24/7 MOMS blog

For your chance to win a FREE cook book check out last Monday April 28, 2008 "Let's Make a Meal Mondays" blog post

For your chance to win a FREE momAgenda check out the April 22,2008 blog post on "momAgenda to the Rescue"

Winners to be selected on May 5, 2008