I was in Chicago last weekend, attending the BlogHer conference for the first time. In the world of mama blogging, this is the biggie. I was in the company of 1,500 amazing women bloggers — attending great seminars and fabulous parties. It was great fun to see online relationships transform into real life friendships. Really, it was like one big reunion of people who have never actually met before.
In the build up to BlogHer, all the talk was about fashion. This fashion chatter… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on August 4, 2009 at 11:43am —
Possessing Your Greatness—The Promised Land Within by Compass Spirit Coach Rachel Juanita, www.CompassSpiritCoach.com
Do you feel that you have been called to Greatness? Has God given you a dream that is larger than life? Are you standing in the center of God’s will reflecting your greatness within?
One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the story of Caleb and Joshua in the book of Numbers. God made a promise to the people of Israel that He would deliver them… Continue
Added by Rachel JC Bellamy on August 4, 2009 at 11:09am —
I know it's only August and I realize that I've never written you before, but I am thinking maybe it's time I sent a letter in. I figure the more notice you had, the better. It seems to work well for my son, because you fill his list pretty accurately.
I do realize that in this economy it would be too much to ask for that 4 seat-er convertible I keep looking at, so I will keep it realistic. It can wait till things get better.
Added by Nancy ~ IfEvolutionWorks on August 4, 2009 at 10:10am —
Can someone please explain to me why boys are so obsessed with potty humor? I mean literally if I have to hear one more fart jingle I just might loose my mind. Yesterday I went to the bathroom (yes girls poop too) and found myself singing: Beans, beans, good for your heart – the more you eat the more you fart! Somebody please help me get that garbage out of my head!
I know this is probably not news to most of you, but boys find humor in the most repulsive things. It is hard being the… Continue
Added by Jackie Bullard on August 4, 2009 at 9:42am —
Brady and I took the kids to Dallas a few days ago for a “mini” vacation and to watch the Rangers play some baseball. Along the way we stopped in Fort Worth so Brady could visit with a client. Of course, taking the kids in for the client meeting was completely out of the question, so the boys and I were politely dropped off at a local “old west” museum. We actually had a great time browsing the museum – way more fun than waiting in some stuffy old office for dad to finish up with his… Continue
Added by Jackie Bullard on August 4, 2009 at 9:35am —
I just read about an interesting new study on Medical News Online. The study was performed at Kansas State University and evaluated what children think about other kids with "undesirable characteristics, such as being overweight or aggressive." The researches also looked at how children treat kids with these attributes.
Obviously, as a child obesity doctor, I was very interested to hear what they had to say. Past studies have shown… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on August 4, 2009 at 9:04am —
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Added by Sister Emily on August 4, 2009 at 3:03am —
These are my treasured ideas for people who enjoy writing and/or journaling:
Writing is best when it is lived. Just as is any passion that we feel in our heart. It is a lifestyle, a being. Become it through your… Continue
Added by Danielle Marie Crume on August 4, 2009 at 2:35am —
Just after college, I moved to New York City. I earned next to nothing and shared a studio apartment with another girl. Many weeks, I had to decide between dry cleaning my clothes or eating. So, I learned how to hand wash many dry-clean-only garments. I grew up a lot in those first few years - I think everyone should live in NYC for a few years when they are young adults. But I digress...
Our kitchen was the size of a closet, and I used to scowl at the waste of space that was our… Continue
Added by EcoMeg on August 3, 2009 at 10:31pm —
Try putting thick makeup on me and watch me poke my finger up in your face. I'm more of an au naturale girl, prefering zits, open pores, wrinkles and crinkles to Vampire deVille.
However, a girl's still a girl. I do occasionally like the magical effect make-up can have on a woman. Maybe it's just something I think is special to women and women alone because MEN CAN'T HAVE IT. They have to live with what's on their face, whether they like it or not. Zits giving a standing ovation to… Continue
Added by Marsha Maung on August 3, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Hey folks! I am starting a 100 Point Challenge today to help keep me accountable towards my weight loss goal. You can use any form of exercise and eat healthy. Check out the details on my blog: http://www.exercise2day.info.
Added by Laura Kelly-Pifer on August 3, 2009 at 5:32pm —
As you know, I am working with The Motherhood
as a correspondent for Kellogg's and Mom's Homeroom
to bring you an exciting new website made for you, mom's, for advice on a wide array of topics. Today I am excited to say they have officially launched… Continue
Added by Jennifer on August 3, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Today I enjoyed an incredible salad with cucumbers, tomatoes and green peppers from the family garden.
Quite often I'm reminded of how much my body has changed since I've given birth, but there have been other positive effects of pregnancy and childbirth. One of those is the fact that I can now eat fruits and vegetables. Before I got pregnant I had been unable to eat those things. For some reason my body just didn't process them and they immediately came right back up in a very nasty… Continue
Added by Katrina on August 3, 2009 at 1:51pm —
I had a blast at the Orlando CHA craft show
last Friday & have a goodie tote-bag filled with supplies to giveaway in a random drawing this Thursday. Just leave any comment on my blog, ArtSnark.blogspot.com
before noon (EST) on 8/6 to enter.
To view prizes,… Continue
Added by Stacey Merrill (ArtSnark) on August 3, 2009 at 11:24am —
What couple does not worry about how their marriage will fare when the kids are gone? Every mom will tell you the minute she gives birth, her husband takes second fiddle in her heart. Sometimes husbands don’t even get a musical role. They get demoted to errand boy. “Can you get me that burp cloth? And while you’re up can you fix me a tuna fish sandwich? And change his diaper? And the channel? I can’t reach the remote. I don’t want to tear my stitches.”… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on August 3, 2009 at 10:05am —
This popped into my head tonight and I had to post it before my peri-peri-perimenopausal brain forgets it, all together. An amazingly fun and kid friendly dessert.
I used to “team up” with my son on playing a joke every time we’d have company over. I haven’t done this with him in years and I’ve gotta bring it back out before the summer vanishes.
You can do this a few ways, but the version in this picture consists of:
2 or 3 or… Continue
Added by Nancy ~ IfEvolutionWorks on August 3, 2009 at 10:04am —
I'll be having a Birhtday giveaway this month of August. at Dominique's Desk.
The prizes include
The prizes include
1. 5 free memberships to my soon to be released site- Savy Hip Parentpreneur
(worth $80 per membership)
2. 2 Article packages of ( 5 -300 word articles on your choosen keywords)
3. 2 twitter page… Continue
Added by Dominique Goh on August 3, 2009 at 7:41am —
Don't ever have step children.. they break your heart....
but that only if you love them, which I do.... can't help but get attached.. even if now they are adults...
Added by Brigitta Vasquez on August 3, 2009 at 7:21am —
While pregnant or even before, every woman inevitably thinks about the topic of breastfeeding. Will I breastfeed my baby? For how long? I think most women have the best intentions and try to breastfeed and then stop after different periods of time – they might breastfeed a week, they make it through the rough first few weeks and go on to nurse for a few months or a year, and then there are the extended breastfeeding moms like me.
I believe your breastfeeding success has everything to… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on August 3, 2009 at 1:48am —
I know it’s only August and I realize that I’ve never written you before, but I am thinking maybe it’s time I sent a letter in. I figure the more notice you had, the better. It seems to work well for my son, because you fill his list pretty accurately.
I do realize that in this economy it would be too much to ask for that 4 seat-er convertible I keep looking at, so I will keep it realistic. It can wait till things get… Continue
Added by Nancy on August 2, 2009 at 7:52pm —