One of my favorite parts of having my son was all the paperwork before I was allowed to take him home. (Hear me out on this one.) Mostly, it was the fact that I got to fill out all the paperwork - that there was nowhere for my husband to even sign. I hadn't thought about it before that moment, but obviously it made sense (clearly the baby was mine.) I don't know why this made me so happy (can we blame the drugs?), but I teased my husband…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 11, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Every year around this time, I get an email from my mother with a link to a video that she made forall to enjoy. It usually features her as the lead elf in a series of choreographed dance moves that joyfully bob and weave in perfect sync with the most obnoxious holiday music you've…Continue
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If you are a victim of childlessness or simply want to help an orphan find a loving home you may have thought about adopting a child. There are lots of decisions to be made when choosing an agency to help you in this. Among this is whether to go for a boy or girl.
For many years there have been…
Added by Laurie Colton on December 11, 2013 at 6:27am — No Comments
When A was a baby, we kind of slacked in the baby proofing department. Sure, we covered the outlets, and we used a baby gate as needed. And, of course, all cleaners and hazardous materials were placed safely from his reach. But, that was the extent of it.
He opened and closed cabinets at his whim, pots and pans all a strew. I cringe looking back at the death trap of a coffee table we had. And, it took me entirely too long to part ways with the various fragile decor around the…Continue
I cannot be the only one...whose family is not known for being list makers, no to do list, no grocery list, and absolutely, positively no Christmas lists. I know this sounds silly, how could we possibly expect to receive any gifts we really love if we don't let people know what it is we want, but we never take the time to sit and put pencil to paper to create a list. My family's aversive attitude towards holiday wish list is going to have to change because I have somehow become the PR…Continue
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I have already done all of my Christmas shopping and I've done it all online. I absolutely love online shopping as I always seem to find a different or unique gift....and sometimes at a FANTASTIC price *wink*. I wanted to find my little niece, my only niece, and the only grand daughter to my parents something sweet and special. I love handmade items. They seem truly special to me. There is just something about "mass produced" products that turn me off on the "special" front. So where…Continue
Added by Whitney Coates on December 10, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments
During this time of year I have the most agonizing fight against dry skin. I don't create much oil on my own...Lucky you say? Not in the least. Skin types such as mine tend to get wrinkles earlier in age. I can slather on lotions but the artificial ingredients irritate me and break me out. I admit I havent really given hypoallergenic products a chance yet and very much intend to.
Ive started looking into creating my own skin care and would like to share some…
Added by Whitney Coates on December 10, 2013 at 12:22pm — No Comments
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I am standing at the kitchen sink eating my cereal. All by myself. And I'm OK with that.
Most of us have seen last year's study about prolonged sitting being detrimental to our health. If you haven't read the study, and you don't want to click on that link, I'll…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 10, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
I took my (well, someone's) advice about making a scene worse for your character by using the phrase, and then what happened?
But now poor Thomas is stuck in a storage room and I can't figure out how to get him out. I had him jumping out of a second story window into the back of a pickup truck, but as my writer's group pointed out, he's only 9. And he's not a 9 year old who takes big chances. They're right.
So now I have two problems with him being stuck in…Continue
Added by Marcia Fowler on December 10, 2013 at 7:37am — No Comments
That's okay, I don't mind. It's almost like talking to myself, which I normally do anyway. The only difference is that some day, someone else might comment on what I wrote and make me feel like a giant ass for putting a comma in the wrong place. Everything in moderation, I like to say; which is why…Continue
Emotions are integral part of any human being. All the behaviour, attitude rather the whole well-being depends on how emotionally you are balanced.
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Secrets and Lies is the second installment in the Cassie Scot new adult paranormal mystery series. Though there’s a bit of backstory in this novel, it’s preferable to read the books in order, if only to find out from the beginning who Cassie is, how she got started as a detective and, especially, how her romance with Evan evolved. Also to understand…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on December 10, 2013 at 5:50am — No Comments
If we think about it more, we use our eyes the whole day. Exposing it to pollution, sun and excessive light. Consequently, when not cured correctly, these can get a dull and also exhausted appear. However apart from artificial ways there are natural treatments to deal with this beauty flaw. Ayurvedic eye care is a new worldwide trend in modern eco-friendly beauty science.
There are common as well as amazing ways to get a glowing and also ultra-fresh look. Include them in your everyday…Continue
Added by Evlin Symon on December 10, 2013 at 12:07am — No Comments
I cannot be the only one...who has written, edited, spell checked, and re-read a blog post only to hover their mouse over the publish button, unable to click and commit to publishing the post. I have gone through this to-publish-or-not-to-publish song and dance with a particular post I wrote recently more…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on December 9, 2013 at 6:31pm — No Comments
It’s the use everything up week - ready for heading into Christmas and a world of cheese boards, cocktail sausages & mince pies!
Breakfast will be a choice of cereal, pancakes, bagels or fruit & yogurt - for fab breakfast ideas see our…
As the holiday season begins, I hope to teach my kids how important giving is. But reality kicks in about one hour after the Thanksgiving pie is eaten. Relatives start asking my kids, “What do you want for Christmas?” Any hope I had about teaching giving, not getting, is gone.
I finally decided to buckle down and start a new family tradition; one that takes our focus off the wish list and onto a giving list.
1. When the giving season begins, gather your family and together…Continue
Added by Marcia Fowler on December 9, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments
When we were kids, the only method of solo transportation we had was a solid steel walker that looked like it should have come with its own pair of orthopedic shoes. Hell, for all WE know, my grandmother was working a little side deal with her podiatrist and using us as bait!…Continue
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