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Too Tired to Be a Second Grader at Mendham Township Elementary School

November 18th, 2009 · No Comments

I had spent the day hard at work on a Confidential Information Memorandum for one of our investment banking clients (let’s call it Project “Rocket Science”), and had just about used up my quota of brain cells for the day, maybe even the week. Not to mention feeling a bit under the weather with my […]

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Pssst…. Don’t Tell London and Maddie

October 31st, 2009 · No Comments

I know it’s only Halloween, but I’m doing a little bit of online Christmas shopping. I have one of those 10% Target Rewards certificates that expires next week, and I wanted to get a jump on shopping at a discount (unfortunately, I have learned through a call to their less-than-helpful customer service that Target doesn’t […]

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Tags: Amazon · Butter Bites · Dance Dance Revolution · London and Maddie · Miley Cyrus · Nintendo Wii · Target · Wii · christmas shopping · disney sing it · guitar hero · song list · taylor swift

Halloween Parade in Bay Head This Weekend… London and Maddie Are the Butter Bites!

October 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

My loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives readers know that our family takes Halloween very seriously, particularly our participation in the annual Bay Head Halloween Parade down at our beach house. Last year, London, Maddie, Rex and I won the “Good Sport” award for grown-ups who dress up in the best costumes and march in the parade […]

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Tags: Butter Bites · London and Maddie · bay head halloween parade · halloween · halloween parade

First Day of School

September 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Another shiny new school year has begun! After waking an hour early all excited about seeing their friends and teachers and wheeling their new rolling backpacks down the halls of Mendham Township Elementary School, London and Maddie headed off on the school bus for their first day of school.

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Ah, the Sweet Routines of Summer… London and Maddie Start Summer Stars Camp at Annie’s Playhouse

July 7th, 2009 · No Comments

I’m working from home today, since I need to be here to take London and Maddie for their annual doctor visit with Dr. Eric Yorke of Somerset Pediatric in Bedminster, so I had my first opportunity to drive the girls to camp… it’s a top down day, and we had our CD of last year’s […]

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Tags: London and Maddie · acting classes · annie's playhouse · music lessons · summer camp · summer stars

Dog Shampoo?

July 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Rex, London, Maddie and I have just returned from a glorious nine day vacation at our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, where London and Maddie were happy to have the responsibility of walking our neighbors’ cockapoo several times a day. The girls are selling painted seashells again this summer, trying to raise money […]

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Tags: London and Maddie · dogs


March 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Maddie’s 7th birthday party is coming up this weekend — a “late-over!” We’ve been busily decorating the house with stickers featuring her dog theme, and trying to decide between Space Buds and Beverly Hills Chihuahua as the dog-themed movie choice. Due to her sister’s dog allergies, however, Maddie has been focused on getting a hypoallergenic […]

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Music Monday: The Macarena (Los Del Rio) In Honor of My Little Flower Girls

February 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

It’s almost bedtime here in the Roxiticus Valley, but I wanted to give you just a hint of PostBoy and MathGirl’s awesome wedding in Connecticut this weekend. In the photo above, Maddie is on the left, London is on the right, and their niece is in the middle, and they’re all doing the Macarena at […]

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Tags: London and Maddie · flower girls · lyrics · macarena · music monday

Music Monday: London’s Birthday Party with Three BFFs and Cirque Eloize at NJPAC

February 8th, 2009 · No Comments

London described it as “the best birthday party ever.” Maddie just loved having our own private balcony for ten, looking out over the crowd. Rex said, “Weird… but wonderful.” One of the other moms kept looking for Eloise from the Plaza Hotel… she didn’t find that naughty little six-year-old, but enjoyed many other surprises. I […]

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Tags: London and Maddie · NJPAC · cirque eloize · music monday · nebbia

Happy 8th Birthday, London!

January 28th, 2009 · No Comments

As London and Maddie were getting ready for bed tonight, we talked about what Mommy and Daddy were doing eight years ago tonight… it was Super Bowl Sunday, and we had spent the entire day at Lenox Hill Hospital, waiting for London… it took the rest of the night and lots of hours of labor, […]

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Music Monday and London and Maddie’s Snowman: Winter Wonderland

January 11th, 2009 · No Comments

When I was a kid, about London or Maddie’s age, my favorite winter song from music class at school was “Winter Wonderland.” Today, since we’re snowed in and lovin’ it in the Roxiticus Valley, I thought I’d share this great version by Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics. Our yard certainly is a winter wonderland, though […]

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Tags: London and Maddie · annie lennox · eurythmics · music monday · snow · winter wonderland

Snowed In and Lovin’ It… Call Ignacio If You Need to Be Shoveled Out

January 10th, 2009 · No Comments

We made it out this morning for London and Maddie’s first Mendham Patriots basketball clinic, but the snow has been falling since we picked them up at Mendham Township Elementary School and headed home. I’d say we have 2 to 3 inches on the ground already, and they’re promising 5 to 8 more inches plus […]

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Bring Out the Cirque! Planning London’s Birthday Party at NJPAC

January 7th, 2009 · No Comments

Happy New Year! Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2009?
Our family just got the last of our New Year cards into the mail to friends, family and clients, which means it’s time to turn our attention to the next big event on our calendar… London’s eighth birthday. As Roxy’s loyal readers know, we […]

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Tags: London and Maddie · NJPAC · New Jersey Performing Arts Center · best of newark nj · cirque eloize · kids b

Music Monday for the New Year 2009: Let’s Get It Started

January 4th, 2009 · No Comments

This week’s Music Monday pick here at Roxiticus Desperate Housewives is “Let’s Get It Started” by the Black Eyed Peas. I chose this video for a couple of reasons. First, one of my New Year’s Resolutions is Fitness Not Fatness in 2009, and I’ve been pretty good about working out so far. I like the […]

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Tags: Butter Bites · London and Maddie · black eyed peas · drums · let's get it started · music monday · physical fitness

Roxy Saves: Coupon Promotion Codes for Favorite Online Retailers

November 21st, 2008 · No Comments

It feels like holiday music on the radio and holiday shopping get started earlier every year. While one of my sisters has everyone’s Christmas gifts purchased, wrapped and ready to go by the end of July, I tend to wait until Thanksgiving and the chill of December put me in a festive mood for holiday […]

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The End of an Era: Time In Interactive Playground in Randolph, New Jersey Closes Its Doors

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Since London and Maddie had two friends’ birthday parties to attend this past weekend, kids’ birthday party venues have been on my mind. I shared a list of our family’s faves over on my statewide Roxy’s Best Of… New Jersey site, and have since learned via Roxy’s e-mailbag that one of our family’s favorite pre-school […]

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Tags: London and Maddie · best of morris county NJ · best of randolph nj · birthday parties · kid stuff · kids birthday party venues · pre-school activities · randolph gymnastics · time in · toddler activities

London and Maddie Review Disney’s High School Musical 3 at the Chester Clearview Cinema in Chester, NJ

November 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Apologies for putting up a post while I’m still in the midst of writing it, but I couldn’t stand the thought that my BlogExplosion readers were going to have to vote (against) the same post in my third in a row Battle of the Blogs with “beporqueposso”… so here goes. Please be patient while I […]

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Tags: London and Maddie · best of chester nj · disney · high school musical · max ehrich

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jellicle Cats Are Coming to NJPAC in Newark, New Jersey: Tuesday, November 18th - Sunday, November 23rd

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Are you blind when you’re born? Can you see in the dark?Dare you look look at a king? Would you sit on his throne?Can you say of your bite that it’s worse than your bark?Are you cock of the walk when you’re walking alone?
Because jellicles are and jellicles doJellicles do and jellicles wouldJellicles would and […]

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Tags: Andrew Lloyd Webber · Cats · London and Maddie · NJPAC · New Jersey Performing Arts Center · newark nj

Halloween Is On Its Way, but London and Maddie Have No Costumes!

September 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Halloween, the masquerading time of the year, is almost here. Rex, London, Maddie and I all love Halloween and we take it very seriously with our family’s participation in the Bay Head Halloween Parade, which happens every year on the Sunday before Halloween (even if Halloween falls on a Sunday). This year the parade is […]

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Tags: London and Maddie · costumes · halloween

Modern-Day Beach Blanket Bingo: London and Maddie Play Disney Bingo at the Beach!

August 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Back around the Fourth of July, Lynette and Tom and their twins came to visit us at our beach house in Bay Head, and complimented me (Mother of the Year, Mother of the Year) on how London and Maddie are too busy — playing in the waves, painting seashells and selling them for 25 cents […]

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Tags: DIS · Disney Bingo · Disney stock · London and Maddie · kid stuff

London and Maddie Are Ready to Be Summer Stars at Annie’s Playhouse in Far Hills, New Jersey

July 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Last year, London and Maddie had a great time at Annie’s Playhouse Summer Stars summer camp in Far Hills, New Jersey (actually, while Annie’s Playhouse “headquarters” is located in Far Hills, the camp sessions are held at the Presbyterian Church in Bernardsville, New Jersey). Last year, my girls were among the youngest Summer Stars, performing […]

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Tags: London and Maddie · Piano lessons · acting classes · annie's playhouse · best of far hills nj · birthday parties · dance · kid stuff · music lessons · musical theatre · summer camp · summer stars

Blubbering Mother of the Year Prepares for Incredible Kid Day at Mendham Township Elementary School

June 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

As the 2007-2008 school year comes to an end, Mrs. Brown’s first grade class at Mendham Township Elementary School is planning a final celebration. On June 12th, we will celebrate “Incredible Kid Day.” To prepare for “Incredible Kid Day,” all of the parents were asked to take some time to reflect and think about why […]

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