15. Frannie. She was my first piano teacher as a child. Nice lady, taught out of her trailer and her church. Never had a bad thing to say, was always encouraging.
Added by Darcie on September 26, 2008 at 9:30am —
About a month ago my mother came to visit me. She lives in a relatively small town, so her trips to the city consist of us doing a lot of shopping. Recently, her favorite foundation had run out so we happily made our way down to the expensive department store for a new jar. Due to the birth of my daughter and the lifestyle of a mom with two kids, I had not been using my foundation so I had not actually been to the store in over nine months. Little did I know that they had completely renovated… Continue
Added by THE BIG AGOO on September 26, 2008 at 1:53am —
I am sorry I haven't had a chance to really get into blogging with the club yet. I signed up and we started moving into a new home! With 4 kids and switching schools and packing and box's all around and my daughters birthday and my mom (aka Nana) arriving in the middle of my stress to help celebrate granddaughters birthday by taking all the kids to Six Flags this weekend! Fun stuff! I think my mind is just about fried right now. I just got my computer up and running and I had over… Continue
Added by Cori Pearson on September 25, 2008 at 11:39pm —
Yes, I am shamelessly begging for votes. Seriously though, my event planning company, Signature Soirees has been nominated for the Best Wedding Planner in Cleveland. I need votes. For those who don't feel comfortable voting for some unknown person (believe me I understand, but this is serious business), You can check out my company at my website
and see some of my work on my blog
If you… Continue
Added by Kandice on September 25, 2008 at 10:14pm —
Save: Target-Sponsored Happenings at Cultural Institutions across the Country
Mondays through Sundays. Please check the Web site for updated information.
That big red Target sign is a beacon for families everywhere who are looking for bargain prices on everything from fashion to furniture, but now it’s also a symbol of free or reduced outings for the entire clan at a wide variety of cultural institutions. Check the Web site below to find a Target-sponsored happening near you… Continue
Added by Janelle Tsai on September 25, 2008 at 11:54am —
How Families Have Fun in Austin
Austin sits in the heart of Texas and is considered by many to be the cultural center of the state. There is a familiar phrase in town, “Keep Austin Weird,” that is also the motto by which this free-spirited, eccentric and intelligent community lives. Young Austin families are active yet laid-back. They are avid sports fans, live music lovers, pet owners, museum fanatics and festivalgoers! Folks in this capital city are loyal citizens committed to… Continue
Added by Janelle Tsai on September 25, 2008 at 11:51am —
14. Tara B. "Friend" in college. Honestly: rude bitch. Uppity attitude for no reason. Condescending, mean, I don't miss her at all. In fact, I wish I'd never spent time with her.
Added by Darcie on September 25, 2008 at 9:30am —
La Mom will digress from the subject of kids for une petite minute and focus on French politics.
I read with great interest this morning the controversy over Jean-Louis Borloo's "Bonus-Malus" initiative. The Minister of the Environment is headed to the naughty corner this afternoon after his meeting (read: "fessé"/spanking) with daddy Sarkozy. It seems the super ministers at Rue de Grenelle are all over the place announcing new environmental taxes for things such as picnics and… Continue
Added by La Mom on September 24, 2008 at 7:15pm —
13. Jay V. The last boss my dad had before he went into early retirement to battle leukemia. Good guy, says he learned a lot from my dad, and I believe him.
Added by Darcie on September 24, 2008 at 9:30am —
Ahhhh, screw it….who am I kidding. I can’t be creative this early without massive amounts of caffeine.
I work tonight, and so I’m expecting that there will be yet another argument at some point this evening. He started last night and I refused to even discuss it.
We found out that our new oil heat monthly payment will be $240 per month. This is roughly an additional $100 over last year. Plus, we need a new furnace and getting him to do something about it is like pulling… Continue
Added by Kari on September 24, 2008 at 7:43am —
A Letter of Thanks.
Dear body, dear friend, dear vessel of life, love and being. It was not always that I could look on you with such awe and gratitude. You once were just a body, not loved, not hated, just occupied. But in the past five years, you have shown me you are many things. You are a temple to be worshiped at by my husband, a source of loss and grief for to our family for those pregnancies that did not make it, a champion and tribute to perseverance and, above all else, the… Continue
Added by April on September 24, 2008 at 7:11am —
My husband is a good man. He loves his family, he is honest, hard working, and he has got a great sense of humor. He enjoys golf...quiet often. In fact he usually plays every Sunday and therefor has always been understanding of my preoccupation with crafting, decorating, party planning etc.
However, my new found obsession with this blog is a different story. He doesn't get my "blogging thing". So in an effort for him to "get" my "blogging thing" I added him to the e-mail list. I… Continue
Added by Natalie on September 24, 2008 at 12:24am —
Added by kissmystyle on September 23, 2008 at 10:24pm —
"Medium mochajava, half-caf, soy, sugar-free, no foam, no whip, 115degree, latte - double-cupped and sleeved."
"Large caramel, skim, decaf, iced, upside down macchiato."
" Small drip. "
Isn't it amazing that there is a whole culture and language associated with coffee? This coffee culture looks and sounds something like this:
Inhabitants enter their caffeine habitat and form a long row, each facing the back of the next. They stand in silence,… Continue
Added by Angie Mozilo on September 23, 2008 at 7:37pm —
Hand-stamped sterling silver Peace necklace is available at Kristen's Custom Creations
Added by kristen andrews on September 23, 2008 at 5:19pm —
Shop the world of luxury fashion for children from the convenience of your home or office, and get your favourite brands delivered worldwide to your door.…
Added by Dashin Fashion on September 23, 2008 at 3:15pm —
Did your New Year's resolutions go out the window? Don't despair: the "minus 100 days" effect might just help make new ones, or motivate you enough to get some of the old ones done. I just blogged about this: will you join me in The 100-Day Challenge
Added by Elisa on September 23, 2008 at 2:57pm —
12. Gretchen. Friend from college, very down-to-earth and quiet. Had a fear of public speaking and was to be married in fall of 2002. Wish we were still in touch.
Added by Darcie on September 23, 2008 at 9:30am —
5:00AM: Doggie diarrhea spotted under high chair.
5:30AM: Screaming JJ wakes to a remarkably full diaper. Fortunately, no leakage.
7:00AM: Catch a whiff of something foul when lifting Casey out of his booster seat. Giant poo log goes rocketing out of his shorts when attempting to change. Poo everywhere.
11:30AM: Trumpeting emanates from the nether regions of a crimson faced JJ. Highchair and child necessitate extensive cleaning.
2:00PM: Afternoon… Continue
Added by April on September 23, 2008 at 7:49am —
The kids really seem to enjoy the baby jail. We got it at http://www.onestepahead.com We got the foam flooring at toys.r.us.
The kids slept all night. I can hardly believe it! They might have gotten up, but I never heard them. I was exhausted when I went to bed at 9 last night. I never heard a peep. How the mighty have fallen…I used to be such a night owl…and now, 8 pm rolls around and I have to fight to stay awake. I even missed the end of the Phillies game and had to wait until… Continue
Added by Kari on September 23, 2008 at 7:35am —