Valerie Korock
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I didn't realize that "staying home" with our two kids was really like being promoted to management… and being stuck with a bunch of people on a performance plan... Juggling kids’ activities, household responsibilities, and personal committments rarely leaves time for mom. Although there seems to be no magic formula that slows life down, gives me more hours in the day, or predictably plots life, all we can do is try to leave enough reserve in our tank to deal with life’s little surprises.

I hope that my blog gives you a tip, shortcut, deal, or laugh that helps you build up that reserve. :)
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I'm a former sales person, a social-coordinating mother hen, and always searching for a more organized and efficient way to get things done... My blog gives me a fun outlet for all these rambling thoughts and finds!
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September 2010

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Kid-Proof your Computer/Tablet/Phone - Review

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 1:42am 0 Comments

With so many awesome "educational" (or so I tell myself) games available on the computer and in the form of phone apps, how do you monitor access to it all for your kids?

Although it may not be entirely true, I find that I tell myself that these options are "better" than a video when I need to get…


How to Teach Your Kids Manners - Book Review: "Manners Can Be Fun", Munro Leaf

Posted on March 26, 2011 at 2:53am 0 Comments

I find myself saying, "Kids don't respect adults these days like we did" all the time, but also acknowledge that I don't want to raise my kids the same authoritative way I was raised... We put a lot of work into emotion coaching in our house, yet it still feels frustrating when our little people can't seem to grasp the most basic of manners (thank you, don't interrupt, etc...).  I hate feeling like a nag or disapproving, but think it is definitely my role to teach…


How to Pair Wine with Junk Food

Posted on February 27, 2011 at 12:45am 0 Comments

As a mom of two-within-two-years, I’ve had many learning opportunities to refine my coping skills.  While this category of behavior includes healthy activities like working out or meditation, I tend to defer to other ones such as wine, junk food, and mindless television.  The truth of the matter is that I have…


3 Shortcuts to a Cleaner *Looking* House in 30 Minutes

Posted on January 1, 2011 at 2:12am 0 Comments

The days of being able to devote an undisturbed chunk of time to creating a spotless house are long gone.  Some days, I feel like I have to offer up a Disney movie in exchange for the luxury of unloading the dishwasher without interruption.  Everything just takes so much more effort and time.  Tired of feeling…


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At 7:39am on June 22, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)

Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help

At 8:12pm on March 11, 2011, missy Varner gave Valerie Korock a gift
At 8:12pm on March 11, 2011, missy Varner said…


My name is Missy and I am also a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.  I have a blog,  and I also run the blog hop network.

I wanted to let you know that I am following you,  and hoping when you get a chance you can follow me back.  I also want to invite you to join my groups, The Blog Hop Network, Beauty Bloggers, and Children's businesses.  Also, I would love to place a link to your site on my blog if you want to do the same with my blog on yours. Please let me know by sending me an email regarding this and it has been nice meeting you via the web.


At 10:23am on October 12, 2010, Cinderella Of Boston said…
Welcome and Hi. Time is precious to us all, I know. But, if you're a petite woman 5'4" and under & would love to read great articles about the best things that come in small packages ~ come on over for a visit and stay a spell ... we'd love to have you.
At 10:11am on October 12, 2010, Cynthia Helwig-Putorti said…
Hi there and welcome from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time. Don't be too overwhelmed by MBC. The ladies are awesome here and sooo embracing. Hope you enjoy your stay :)
At 12:38am on October 12, 2010, Mayra Calvani gave Valerie Korock a gift
At 9:27pm on October 11, 2010, Marla Silverman said…
Hi Valerie! Welcome to the club and feel free to check out my blog: Swanky Baby I'm looking forward to checking yours out too!
At 7:02pm on October 11, 2010, Kate the Book Buff said…
Welcome! I hope you had a good weekend :) I just wanted to introduce myself, and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at

There is always a giveaway going on at The Book Buff, click on the book title for more info:

The Aristobrats by best selling author Jennifer Solow (YA)
The Island (audiobook) by New York Times best seller Elin Hilderbrand (Women's Contemporary Fiction)
Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant (Christian Fiction/Romance)

It can be a bit overwhelming around here at first, so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

-Kate the Book Buff
At 4:16pm on October 11, 2010, Ella Johnson said…
Hello, glad you signed up to become a member of MBC. Welcome and I hope you are finding your way around this wonderful site? It’s a great place to blog and make new friends. I blog about children’s books & gifts and if you have time you can stop by and become a Subscriber by clicking on I will be stopping by your blog.

Have a great day.


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At 1:52pm on October 11, 2010, Tia said…
Welcome to the club Valerie!!

Stop by my blog if you get a chance, I am giving away $45 to CSN Stores!



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