Saturday, May 29, 2010

Blog Hop

I am joing in a Saturday Blog Hop from a fellow Long Islander, The Chatty Mommy. There are five questions for us to answer and share. Join in by clicking here.

1. How do you earn extra money for your family? I don't. I tried selling on e-bay and made a couple of dollars, but haven't done much with it lately. Oh and I made $100 at a yard sale. I worked outside of the home as a teacher for the first year and a half after we were married.

2. What is your favorite parenting tip? "Train your child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6

3. Any great housecleaning tips? Take a few minutes each morning to tidy up. Wipe down the bathroom sink and toilet, run the vacuum if needed. Before going to bed take a few minutes to straighten up. Wash any dishes, run the dishwasher. Keep a pretty basket handy to put any left out toys in. It is so nice to wake up to a clean house. When doing your weekly cleaning, blast some uplifting music and get moving.

4. How many kids is the perfect amount for you? Hum. Well, right now it would be two, since that is what we have been blessed with. How many God blesses us with is the perfect number.

5. If you could take your family anywhere, where would it be? The White Mountains in New Hampshire. We spent some time there on our honeymoon and a few years later took the kids for vacation. We had a great time. It is so beautiful there and the weather is amazing. The air smells so clean.


  1. you are from Long Island??? So am I... but we moved down south 3 years ago and love it. I grew up in East Moriches... where are you from?

  2. Thanks so much for joining in my hop!!!
    I love your answers.

  3. Yes, I am from Long Island. I grew up in Nassau County. After college I taught in Bellport. When we got married we moved to Brookhaven. Now we are in Smithtown. So do you know Chatty Mommy from LI or did you meet through blogging?

  4. WOW!!! I know Smithtown very well. For years I attended Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle and spent a good amount of my teen years hanging out around there... shopping at the Smithhaven mall etc... small world. CHatty Mommy and I go wayyy back... years! We lived in the same town and attended the same church when I still lived on LI. We talk several times a week and I miss her dearly =(

  5. That is fun to read!!! I don't think I would have known what the perfect number of kids was either, I guess mine is six, that is what God gave on the this earth.

    So glad you had cookies with the kids before the parade...didn't it just add something to your day?

    Enjoyed....have a great week,

  6. I love your answers. They are great. And I agree -- whatever God blesses us with. Beautiful response.


  7. Nice to "meet" you! lol
    Your blog is great! Just became a follower!

    Mine is
    Hope you like it and share the love by following me too! ;)


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