October 2009 Blog Posts (237)

Child Psychology Classics: The Mirror Test

At some point or another many parents have placed their infant in front of a mirror and wondered if their child could understand that it was their own reflection they were seeing. Based on the infant's reaction, most parents realize pretty quickly that their baby doesn't really understand that it is themselves in the mirror. This raises the question of when do babies and young children begin to develop a sense of self? Child psychologists have used this mirror test in a creative way to help… Continue

Added by Amy Webb on October 2, 2009 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment

Mom Banned From School for Breastfeeding

One of the posts today on the babywearer forum really upset me, and I wanted to share it with you as an example of why we need further education about breastfeeding (and also to make sure that word gets around about this principal’s actions). This was posted by one of the babywearer members in response to what happened to a local mom:
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Added by Rachel Rene on October 2, 2009 at 12:27pm — No Comments

I love you because...

you make me laugh - often and loud!

you are patient and slow to anger.

you are selfless and always thinking about what is best for your family.

you make a great tacosalad (and so many other meals too).

you love me for who I am and have never tried to change me.

you are calm and levelheaded.

you are wise and kindhearted.

you get up with the kids most mornings and never complain about it.

you are loyal and… Continue

Added by Dreamgirl on October 2, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Blogging Simplified

Taking action to reduce the unnecessary in my life has been my goal this week. I've written down a list of all the things I think I have to do, I think I want to do and what I think I should be doing, and methodically reviewed each one to make sure it's something I'm not wasting energy and valuable time on. Particularly the latter, because I'm time rich right now. Read more...

Added by Shannon Perron on October 2, 2009 at 8:58am — No Comments

Safe Plastics for Your Child

Safe and unsafe plastics are a hot topic currently. Certain plastics can release chemicals that young children who are still developing can absorb. These chemicals can do harm in the long term. Look at the recycling number on the bottom of the bottle.

Plastics to Avoid:




These plastics contain some chemicals that can disrupt hormone levels or may be carcinogenic. Unfortunantly #7 is used in many baby bottles, five-gallon water jugs and many reusbale sports… Continue

Added by Dr Lisa Ramey on October 2, 2009 at 8:16am — No Comments

help, help, help!!!!

Good evening, or early morning everyone! When you get a chance, will you please stop by my blog and let me know your opinion on my items? Especially my memory boards. My husband and I are working on pricing lists for the boards and I wanted to know if anyone makes these or buys them, what do you think a fair price would be? I have an idea in mind, just need some feedback.

Also, does anyone have web-hosting for their blog or just use free sites like Blogger? I am going to register my… Continue

Added by Jennifer Copeland on October 2, 2009 at 1:47am — No Comments

Letting the Chips Fall Just Might Surprise You!

iStock_000004077514XSmall I have a story to share with you from a mom who I coached nearly 9 months ago. She sent me a message on Facebook the other day and told me her dilemma..... her son left that morning for school and ended up forgetting his soccer cleats for the big game after school. Now for some moms, this means dropping whatever you have going and running to bring your child the forgotten item in… Continue

Added by Susan Heid on October 1, 2009 at 11:18pm — No Comments



3 c. vanilla or chocolate ice cream

2 beaten eggs

1/2 tsp. vanilla

4 1/2 c. sweetened corn flakes or (rice crisp cereal, crushed)

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Cooking oil for deep fat frying

Ice cream topping

Place six scoops about 1/2 cup each of ice cream in a small pan (freeze for 1 hour). Combine eggs, vanilla in a small mixing bowl. In pie plate combine cereal and… Continue

Added by Peg on October 1, 2009 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Mummy Ivory Soap Kid Craft

Mummy Ivory Soap Kid Craft

Your children might even get clean by making this project!


5 and up

This project is rated Easy to do.

What you need

Ivory Soap

Craft Stick

Black Felt


Low temp Glue Gun

What you do

Start to shape the soap into a head and shoulders.

Cut out a small back section of craft… Continue

Added by Peg on October 1, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Miniature Soap Bible

This is a great project for Bible School. Fun for the little ones. It is a Bible made from a bar of Ivory Soap.


Regular size bar of Ivory Soap

Square of black felt or foam

12 inches of 1 1/2 inch red craft ribbon

Black and gold sequins

1/4 inch sequin pins


Wrap ribbon around edges of soap, beginning midway on a long side. Tuck in corners and pin in place. Add… Continue

Added by Peg on October 1, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

I Thought You Knew What You Were Doing!!

Skye and I want to rip out the Berber carpet that we had installed in the basement years ago when my mother-in-law briefly lived in what is now the mancave. We want to replace it — the carpet, not the mother-in-law (Hi, Shirley! *waves at mother-in-law* You are irreplaceable!) — with the tile we have leftover from the home improvement project we still refer to as the DIY that almost dissolved our marriage.

Skye: “I thought you knew what you were doing!”

Me: “I thought you… Continue

Added by Amy Musing on October 1, 2009 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Avoiding knee pain in kids

Knee pain is common, especially when beginning the soccer season. Children frequently have pain over the front of the knee in sports with running, jumping and cutting. Taking time to adequately stretch the muscles in the front and back of the thigh will help prevent this condition. Knee pain lasting over three days should be evaluated by your child's physician.

Added by Dr Lisa Ramey on October 1, 2009 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Autumn Calls Us To Change

Hi dear Moms,

In my younger days I thought I could control change. I learned, and not quickly I would add, that no one can control or stop change anymore than one can hold back the tides or halt the autumn leaves transforming from green to gold. This brings me to today's topic of change and how to understand it and accept its daily invitation.

First, change is inevitable. Think of those individuals you know who, despite painful adversity, have been able to go on even after… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Hurley Brant on October 1, 2009 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Overcome Mom Guilt and Fear, has conducted a National Mom’s Survey and we thank those of you who have taken the time to complete it. The idea was/is to learn more about you, as moms and to design the most resourceful site to fit your needs. What we learned from a large majority of you is that GUILT is the number one obstacle preventing you from returning to work. In response, we asked Julie Potischman, Butterfly's resident psychotherapist the… Continue

Added by Bradi Nathan on October 1, 2009 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Teen mothers are we at risk for a downhill future or are we headed to a future of success?

People say alot of teen mothers are very unfourtante to have a better future. I say no, I think if we can have more postives sources and programs to help us understand a better way to get out of a situation, then we would turn out to be a doctor or a lawyer. Alot of young single mothers never get to really work on their carrers especially if you aren't getting any help. For instance I've been on public assistance for almost two years since my 2 year old daughter Jayla been born and within those… Continue

Added by Kariymah Negron on October 1, 2009 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

are your teacups spinning?

I take on too much. I know that about myself, can't help it and then I pay the price. I push, push, push and eventually I push too far and the world starts spinning and I don’t mean figuratively. I mean I wake up in the middle of the night and feel like I am on the Teacups at Disneyland. Every time it happens I react like Redd Foxx. This is the big one and grab at my chest while quickly running through all the people who will wake up the next morning to hear the news. Not you people of course,… Continue

Added by Stefanie Mullen on October 1, 2009 at 12:01pm — No Comments

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Most of us are all aware that we should get an annual mammogram on top of doing our own monthly self examinations. Do we all do it? Of course not, there are times when us moms forget where we left our head at because we all have so much on our plate as is. All kidding aside, this is one real serious topic ladies and gentlemen (yes, men can get Breast Cancer too).

Find more information today at… Continue

Added by Michelle Lee on October 1, 2009 at 8:24am — No Comments

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