If you’ve read the Holiday Survival Tactics chapter in The Must-Have Mom Manual
you already know about the Thanksgiving my brother-in-law told everyone to “Get the bleep out” of his house on Thanksgiving. Although it was rather uncomfortable at the time, we can all laugh about it now. But the truth is, holidays can be stressful. All that family crammed together, trying make all the… Continue
Added by Sara Ellington on November 23, 2009 at 10:10am —
So we finally bit the bullet and are moving house. The thought of it is overwhelming – so much crap to be sorted, packed or purged. With six kids, I know you can imagine just how much crap we’re talking here. Adding further stress is the prospect of making our current house look nice enough that some other family will want to buy it.
Getting our house sale-ready will be a big job. My kids have left their marks – on the walls, carpets,… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on November 23, 2009 at 10:00am —
Get your little girl ready for the Holiday's with great hair accessories to match her outfits! At www.Shetrades.com
we have two boutiques that sell great hair clips and bows. Check out all of the great holiday bows posted for sale by Traci by going to www.Shetrades.com
and searching on 'hair bow'
You can also check out the great hair clips in the… Continue
Added by Kris on November 23, 2009 at 9:59am —
Written by an almost 30-something girl with two passions in life: writing and shopping, the Fabulous Finds blog is meant to share some of the cool things found in our shopping and Internet surfing travels! Fabulous Finds is a hot new blog, founded in February 2009, that reviews products geared to women, men and dog lovers alike! Since it's inception, Fabulous Finds has had more than 4,900 visitors and 547 Twitter followers - numbers that continue to grow!
Interested in a sponsorship… Continue
Added by Jennifer MH on November 23, 2009 at 9:24am —
If you and your spouse take opposing roles in dealing with your kids, you’re not alone. Many parents take on the roles of “good cop” and “bad cop” in the family. For instance, Dad is the kid’s best buddy, and mom is the nag. Or dad is strict and mom is a sympathizer.
Which “cop” is right? And should you be a cop at all?…
Added by Sadiyya Patel on November 23, 2009 at 6:30am —
Added by Peg on November 22, 2009 at 10:28pm —
Added by Peg on November 22, 2009 at 10:28pm —
I’m a mommy who lives near the beach in Hawaii. Going to the beach on a sunny day is a frequent outing for Bree, my twenty-month old daughter, and I. Leaving the house is not easy; there are many essentials I must put into my enormous beach bag to make sure I am prepared for our beach-day. Thirty minutes before we’re meant to leave usually finds me running wildly around my house, trying to prevent Bree from scattering toys and books around (I prefer to leave my house somewhat clean), while… Continue
Added by Amanda Rose Books on November 22, 2009 at 8:55pm —
Over the course of the 13 months of being a parent I have learned two very important lessons: 1) Parenting is the hardest, scariest job in the world. 2) Excluding the few monster moms flashed across Fox News (if it bleeds, it leads), most parents are doing their best so try not to be such a critic of others‘ parenting styles.
With these lessons in mind I was disheartened by a recent article in Parents magazine, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Baby?, that centered on the theme “Get over… Continue
Added by Meredith Magee Donnelly on November 22, 2009 at 6:07pm —
What stresses you out?
For me, it is the daily grind, the feeling that I am biting off more than I can chew often getting this sense of failure when I don’t accomplish all 1,005 things on my to-do list.
Why do we do it? Why do we feel like we are indestructible until we have that first breakdown? I feel that as parents stress and tension has become so entrenched in our day-to-day lives that we often don't recognize it anymore. Often… Continue
Added by Jessie Nuez on November 22, 2009 at 2:38pm —
With the holidays right around the corner, I as well as many others have thought about what, who, when and where our dollars and cents will be going to. So with that in mind, I wanted to share some helpful personal finance tips that may give you an AHA! moment and get you on track to financial freedom.
Keep in mind; I by no means am a financial expert. I am just an average woman, wife and mother enduring the some of the same financial conflicts… Continue
Added by Jessie Nuez on November 22, 2009 at 2:30pm —
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Added by Karrine (Kay) McFarlane on November 22, 2009 at 2:10pm —
What better way to cheer up the holidays than to write about all the craziness in this amusing journal from KnockKnock
Leave a comment on my blog (http://mamajade.wordpress.com
) between now and 6 pm MST on November 29th. That's it, you're entered!
Please visit… Continue
Added by Rachel Rene on November 22, 2009 at 1:26pm —
Waiting for a sale on new mens, womens, juniors, childrens clothing, shoes, accessories, household items or toys? Check out the great bargains going on right now thru Cyber Monday.
Lucky Brand, Penquin, Justice, Element, Paul Frank, DC, Stride Rite, Rare Editions, Melissa and Doug, Life Is Good, Patagonia, Ralph Lauren and so much more are all on sale now. Just click on the ON SALE button on the right hand side to see… Continue
Added by Peg on November 22, 2009 at 10:08am —
I once read somewhere that when you are adopted, you end up living a life not knowing where life started for you. You grow up yearning to know who made you, what does your mother look like, what your father worked as and if you had your father or mother's smile. You end up wondering if that crooked front tooth was genetic. It probably isn't but, as someone who is adopted, you may start wondering that despite the silliness of it all.
Added by Marsha Maung on November 22, 2009 at 1:55am —
There can be times in our lives we look back and think about missed opportunities. I know I can think of countless times when I said to myself, "I should have.....", "Why didn't I go...." or Why didn't I say..." We have all heard the old saying that hind sight is 20/20. However, instead of focusing on the past what we should concentrate our energy on the present.
One element to leading a successful life is to focus on today and the future. We have to stop looking backwards and… Continue
Added by Robin Wright on November 21, 2009 at 9:28pm —
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Holiday Fair 12pm-8pm So Chic Bag Boutique Party Room
You could win a gift certificate from So Chic Bag Boutique!
Great sales! Great companies! Great prizes!…
Added by Olivia Vidal on November 21, 2009 at 4:19pm —
It is almost time for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time for us to think and reflect about our families and helping one another. As a mother I have found something that all mothers should be a part of. Mandura! Mandura allows you to make residual money, give back to the community through Mandura Missions. And the product is wonderful for you and the family. Check out Mandura it is amazing. www.mandurawellness.info
Added by Tara Williams on November 21, 2009 at 4:14pm —
My five year old's Montessori class held its annual Thanksgiving celebration feast this morning. I signed up to bring the turkey, stuffing, gravy and vegetables. Did I start cooking yesterday? No. I started cooking at 6:15am and delivered everything to the school by 10am. No sweat.
Preparing Thanksgiving dinner does not need to be stressful. I've outlined, below, a simple menu that can be thrown together very easily in a matter of a few hours.
The Perfect… Continue
Added by EcoMeg on November 21, 2009 at 2:52pm —
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might think it is impossible to stick to a healthy eating plan-right? Wrong! Although high calorie foods and holidays go hand in hand, it is 100% possible to stay on track! Do not let the cornucopia of food options weigh you down; it is time to kick off the holiday season right. Follow these tips to ensure you have a happy AND healthy season!
Top 10 Thanksgiving Survival Tips
1. Eat a well-balanced breakfast and lunch before… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on November 21, 2009 at 1:06pm —