Santa Rosa Mom Recap For April 1st

There’s a lot of activity going on over at Santa Rosa Mom. Have you visited the site yet? In case you haven’t, here’s a recap of what’s been posted this past week.


April Fools’ Day was a sacred holiday in my house growing up. And my mom was the main conspirator. We would eat muffins that had been spiced with red pepper, pranked into believing a tall tale until she finally let us know who the fools were, and at night our beds would be short-sheeted so that our feet would only reach to halfway down the bed. But we’d get her back. Her prized garden would be threatened by the made-up story that her goat had gotten out and was munching all her vegetables and flowers…at 5 in the morning. Or we’d change all the settings on her car radio so that they only turned to one radio station. And in later years, one of us girls would feign pregnancy.  Is April Fools’ Day a holiday in your home too? What kinds of pranks did you pull as a kid? And how do you fool your family now?

The beginning of April is also an exciting time because it’s the start of a new challenge! Don’t worry, this one is much easier than last month. Think back to all the times when your child pulled some sort of naughtiness and you found yourself wondering, “What were they thinking???” If you’ve kept up on the Taz in my blog, you’ll know that I utter these words at least once a day. Well, this month’s challenge is to take those “precious” moments and capture them on film. Together we will be able to laugh about those very things that we may not have found very funny in the moment, like when they unrolled the whole entire roll of toilet paper or when they squeezed all the toothpaste out of the tube just for kicks. Need an example? Check out the Taz’ latest adventure involving a full bottle of laundry detergent.

With Easter right around the corner, no doubt you are busy hard-boiling eggs and preparing for the arrival of the Easter Bunny. In our house, we always saved at least one egg and tried to make it pure black. Of course, it would always be the first one in the dye, and then the last one to be done coloring. And the egg inside would always be a kind of gray matter that nobody really wanted to eat. There’s no doubt in my mind that many families have much better ideas for making a beautiful colored egg. Do you have any tips and techniques for coloring Easter eggs? And let’s not forget the Easter baskets. The contents of an Easter basket vary from family to family. As kids, our baskets always had jellybird eggs from See’s Candy, speckled chocolate Robin’s Eggs from Cadbury, and of course it wouldn’t be Easter without the classic Cadbury Egg with the creamy filling.  To make sure that we didn’t get cavities from the overload of sugar, the Easter Bunny was always faithful in leaving a brand new toothbrush as well.  What kinds of treats do you include in your Easter basket?

This week’s Mom Spotlight goes to one of our newest members, Amanda. Amanda just recently moved here from Missouri and has an 18 month old toddler. She is hoping to meet other moms of young children, and to make some new friends for herself and for her daughter. Won’t you go over to her Santa Rosa Mom profile page and wish her a warm hello?

And lastly, don’t miss some of the events that are posted in our Events Calendar. Today there is a seminar on Stranger and Internet Safety, giving families the tools on how to be safer with strangers, and how to navigate the internet safely. Tomorrow, My Gym will be hosting their Spring Break Open House where you can learn about their summer camp and their schedule for the summer. Plus, there will be plenty of fun at this event for the little ones! And on Saturday there will be a Spring Egg Hunt for Tots. The times are staggered for the different age groups to give each child an advantage in finding treats hidden in the grass of Howarth Park’s Softball Field. But hurry to register, space will fill up quickly! You can check out these events and so many more at our Events Calendar.

Have a wonderful rest of your week, and a (hopefully) beautiful weekend for egg hunting and celebrating with your family.


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