Sometimes my mom let us eat cake for breakfast. (Maybe "let us eat cake" is the wrong phrase. Maybe I should say "turned a blind eye while we devoured leftover cake.") It wasn't often, but it's something I have vivid and fond memories of from my childhood. (Now that I think about it, I am pretty sure she was eating that cake with us. So, thanks, Mom!)
So, I think of that…Continue
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Yesterday I had to babysit my two nephews (2yrs old and 4yrs old) and my little boy was so excited to have them come and play. Once they arrived they immediately ran to play in my little boys room. I set up my baby camera so that I could hear them a little better. I had some dishes and laundry that really needed to be done so once they were settled I got to work. My 4 month old was taking a nap so I quickly washed all my dishes and loaded them into the dishwasher. As I was doing so I…Continue
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I cannot be the only one...who sometimes realizes that as independent, as self assured, and as confident of a woman that I think I am, there are times that I am surprised by my need to be acknowledged for doing a job usually considered masculine. How could a woman who want's to be treated as an equal in the world, and more importantly in my marriage, feel the need to receive the proverbial pat on the head by a man for a job well done...this is a mystery.…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on December 11, 2013 at 5:38pm — No Comments
I originally posted this a few years ago, but it's definitely one that I like to pull out of the vault again at holiday time. Cause it's about liquor. And who DOESN'T need a cup of cheerful something or other at this time of the year??!!
You know it's gonna be a good day when you're strolling through the wine aisle at the grocery store on a random…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 11, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Our family suffered three tremendous losses earlier this year. My grandmother (paternal) and my grandfather (maternal) passed away within 2 weeks of each other. While they are missed and thought of every day, they were fortunate enough to live very full lives.
The first loss we experienced was my nephew. He was…Continue
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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
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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…
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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
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