Category Archives: family entertainment

Tricks and Treats – Halloween as I See it

I have certain bias toward Halloween – I will admit it.  After marketing Halloween for Kmart for a couple of years, I have a house full of decorations and an AWESOME witch costume I bought at Kmart for $24.99 and will wear once a year forever.  But when I dressed up for work this year, […]

Kid tech gets the Girl!

I’ve been known to blast Facebook and any texting device as time stealers and social skill eroders in the hands of kids.  My primary rationale is because “Mama Says So”.  But I may have to eat my words this time. This video was taken as my son asked his girlfriend to Prom.  I can’t explain why, but […]

Happy 4th of July – Pure Suburban Amerciana

Its the picture perfect July 4th in the suburb of Arlington Heights.  The whole town shows up – half of us are marching in the parade, the other half are sitting on the sidewalks and curbs cheering them on.  There are babies in strollers, dogs on leashes, tired parents with coffees in hand, kids with […]

Easter Eggs Forever

     I thought we may have passed the stage where coloring Easter Eggs was a “Must Do”.   But I thought wrong!  The kids freaked at the suggestion of skipping the whole stinky mess.  So we trooped out, bought the eggs and the Paas dye, and went to town.  It was a classic afternoon, and […]

O-H-I-O Go Bucks!

 To stay true to the Mama Says So mission, I’ll couch this post as a commentary on the Ohio State Buckeye brand.  How about those Buckeyes?  For those of you under a rock, they beat Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl and finally took down an SEC rival.  The Buckeye Brand is a favorite in my […]

No Place Like Home for the Holidays?

The Mama Says So crew escaped the rental hovel for Christmas and headed home for the holiday. Home is a tricky concept. For my kids, home just evaporated with the sale of our house on Dec 15th. My parents home in Dayton would be a good substitute. Family is also a tricky concept. There is […]

Mama Says So Runs With Santa(s)

This is Mama Says So’s  favorite way to kick off the holiday season – the Santa 5K where everyone wears the Santa Suit that is issued in the race pack.  Nothing is jollier than running through the picture perfect snow fall with 1200 Santas.  My family has been doing this with 2 other families for […]