We had the perfect plan, don’t we always. With a weeks vacation on deck following Amelia’s sixth birthday, we intended to invite her friends for chalking, bubbling, and bike riding in our driveway while noshing boxed pizza. All outside, no mess, no fuss, logistically light, and nightfall would naturally end our event. There are things […]
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They create messes together, it’s what siblings do, and ours, if I may say so myself, are masters of mixing a menagerie of manipulatives in manic piles around our house; a line of thrift store chotchkies here, a pile of stuffed animals there, and your occasional four-puzzles-on-the-ﬂoor festival everywhere. There are times I look in […]
I remember a framed knit wall hanging from a place and time in my childhood that read, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” As a youngster, I often pondered this phrase while admiring the filigree and flowers that flowed around it, though I never grasped its true intention. Actually, it […]
Ahhh… February….month of “new beginnings” – February is often the month we start to see early flowers blooming such as crocus and daffodil, and it truly feels like Spring is right around the corner. If you’re getting impatient to get your hands in some dirt, check out this great checklist on the ACES’s Alabama Gardener’s […]
You wouldn’t believe the questions we get asked here at Rocket City Mom. Most of them aren’t too difficult – moms asking about local preschools or pediatricians, dads wondering where the best hiking trail for a family outing with their five year-old can be found. Those things, we know. But occasionally, we get a doozy, […]
Before we ring in the new year, we’d like to take a second to look back at the last year and say some very heartfelt Thank Yous – 45,343 to be exact. In 2012 Rocket City Mom had 45,353 unique visitors and we are a just a little blown away by that number but so […]
We are taking a brief break and stepping away from the computer screen for a few days here at Rocket City Mom. However, we’ll still be in touch on Facebook and Twitter, and are already thinking ahead to what 2013 will bring! Feel free to tell us what you would like to see on the […]
We’re counting our blessings here at Rocket City Mom, and finding they can’t be numbered. I hope you’re enjoying good food, friends, and family at some point today, and if you’re really lucky I hope you can work in a nap. We’ve listed some options for activities that might come in handy, especially if you […]
I know it’s hard to believe, but the holidays are not just upon us, they are HERE, ya’ll. The majority of the events in today’s roundup are holiday-related, and this weekend kicks off Theater Huntsville’s production of “It’s A Wonderful Life”, as well as the spectacular Galaxy of Lights Walkthrough Nights at the Huntsville Botanical […]
October is the month of chock-full weekends around here, and this one does not disappoint. The weather is cool, so bust out your favorite jeans and boots and grab the kids’ hoodies as you and your family enjoy the bounty of events available. Most of our roundup features free things to do, but there were […]
It had all the makings for a perfect Monday night; the Green Bay Packers were playing a nationally televised football game, Robin wasn’t traveling, and I hadn’t had a plate full of “carbs” in awhile. It was time to sit back and indulge. While the Sandman called Haze before kickoff, Mae stayed up past her […]
For years, religion has been intertwined with our literature, music, and culture. We are, after all, firmly in the Bible Belt. As I have grown older, married, had children, and acquired a remarkable amount of gray hair for someone my age, I have become more comfortable in my personal faith. I look at my life […]
We were shuffling down the school corridor at the end of the day, Mae and Haze holding hands with bent arms that extended and contracted at just the right moments to weave around teachers and avoid tripping over stray backpacks. Their haphazard precision denied me the excitement of going to the nurse’s office to get […]
This week’s favorite Internet gems is another random list of things that made us think, made us laugh, and made our lives easier. There’s apps and affirmations, posts we love, and videos we can’t get enough of. Click the orange titles to see more about each item.
How much fun can your family cram into the last few days of Summer Vacation? If the lineup this weekend is any indication, you should have no problem finding fun things to do. Music, movies, woodworking, and even some fashion is featured if you’re doing some back-to-school shopping. Be sure to check out our Garage […]
Everybody knows if you see something on the Internet it MUST be true. Otherwise, why else would so many people be such instant experts about… All The Things? We’ve collected some of our favorite things online that may or may not be true. Take a look and decide for yourself.
Like Andy said yesterday, music is a powerful thing. It can set a mood, inspire, entertain, and ingrain itself in memory. Personally, it makes me burn more calories on the elliptical machine at the gym as well. This week, our favorite links are all musically inspired videos we thought you might like – some are […]
When terrible things happen, I have my go-to places on the Internet that lift my spirits when it all starts to seem like too much. They don’t make it go away, they don’t make it better. But they can take my mind off the bad news for a while, even if it’s just for a […]
It’s been a WILD week at the offices of Rocket City Mom! Thankfully it’s all been positive wildness, but it has led to today’s Internet linky-love post being a bit… random. I enlisted the help of members from the Rocket City Bloggers group, and they were kind enough to share their favorites gems with you.