Monday was one of those rare days that everything goes smoothly, not so much crying, less fighting, a little more cooperation and more smiles all around. My usual Monday is spent with husband in bed all day because he works overnight so its up to me to entertain the girls. For once the weather was lovely so after 3year old went to nursery i set about relocating my wall baskets to be filled with flowers on the back wall. 2year old and 18month old played outside whilst i did this and we all had a… Continue
Added by Amy Sheridan on May 13, 2009 at 4:29pm —
Well the Biggest Loser is.....Helen! It's great that an older woman won because she is a good example that it's never too late to start taking care of yourself. I felt really bad for Tara though. She was only 5 or 6 pounds from beating Helen. She looked so defeated. I cannot believe they dragged that shit out for 3 hours though. I had no idea it was going to be that long! I had to switch over to the Real Housewives at 10pm and switch back during commercials to see who won. It's called… Continue
Added by Natalie on May 13, 2009 at 3:14pm —
Recently my youngest has developed a phobia, to bugs, bumble bees specifically. I know what your thinking, what’s wrong with being afraid of bees, most people are. That’s fine and I think it’s sound advice to encourage kids to stay away from bees if they see them. Is this a stage or a sign that I should be looking for a good therapist? What do you think?…
Added by Carrie Anne Badov on May 13, 2009 at 1:42pm —
I am so excited to be a part of the Mom Bloggers Club!! I just started my first blog and need some followers!!! So please check out my blog and follow me!! I will be getting a new blog make over in the next few weeks, so be sure to check back often to see the new design. I'm also involved in giveaways and right now lovetoshopmom.blogspot.com is hosting my giveaway so be sure to check it out and win some great free bath and beauty products!!
Added by Shelly Medeiros on May 13, 2009 at 11:31am —
So what makes a cool mom? I always though of myself as a cool mom! I'm very involved with my children, I play sports with my oldest son, we bake, I always have his friends over, we go cool places! I mean come on, I think that's cool! But nope, my five year old informed me a few days ago that I am so not cool! Now you might wonder how this conversation came about so let me paint it for you!
It was a Thursday evening and I was taking him to the mall to buy new sneakers! Well, mission… Continue
Added by Desirae Perez on May 12, 2009 at 8:30pm —
"We are all just an accident, a tumor, or a bad investment from standing in line for free soup", believe it or not I got that quote from Desperate Housewives. Yes, I am a victim to the drama on Wysteria Lane, but you have to admit that is a good quote! My cousin recently had a revelation that some of the people surrounding her are a bit pretentious. We probably all float through life at some point thinking tragedy cannot touch our lives. We feel for those that tragedy has stuck, but we never… Continue
Added by Jenn on May 12, 2009 at 5:40pm —
Once upon a time there lived a normal teenager...until we fast forward to the future and this teenager married and fully blossomed into a promising psycho the first night her husband left for his new job on a graveyard shift.
Okay—let’s cut to the chase. She panicked. She panicked like someone had tied her down and given her a bad perm, forcing her to wear a leotard and leg warmers before styling her hair into a side ponytail. But she… Continue
Added by Camryn on May 12, 2009 at 5:38pm —
For the past week some friends and myself have been throwing an amazing blog party to raise money for pediatric cancer. The Tuesday Blog Party was a huge hit and we have raised close to $3000. Now today a dear friend of Jess's (Tuesday's mom) put in a two new giveaways that will be going until Saturday the 16th. If you donate $30 to the Tuesday Fionna Whitt Memorial Fund (instructions to follow) you can enter for a chance at a 2 week long vacation in… Continue
Added by Brandi Best on May 12, 2009 at 4:17pm —
So I have been married a year now and both my husband and I had a child from past relationships. We now have a child together and here comes the drama.
My stepson's mother is a pain in my ass. She wants money in her had at the same time as fileing child support. Now I don't agree in the whole child support thing since my husband always has his son. He is with us every single holiday, school break, etc. Not to mention, we are buying clothing for both households becuase this B****… Continue
Added by Ronne Collins on May 12, 2009 at 12:36pm —
If your school’s schedule is anything like ours, Teacher Appreciation Week should be popping up any time now.
Our school had it last week, and I know lots of other districts did too. Our school goes all out for our teachers. The PTA puts out a schedule of events that the whole school follows. (I heard they had to start mandating what was done because room moms went crazy trying to outdo each other. Another friend said that wasn’t true. They weren’t competing. They just felt bad if… Continue
Added by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso on May 12, 2009 at 10:24am —
Oh yes. It's Tuesday and that means it's time to discuss all the mindless TV I have been watching and how many brain cells I have lost.
First off, The Hills last night. Why am I still watching this? It's scripted, it's stupid. Made up drama, bad acting from people that are not actors. Boring. Next.
Season premiere of Intervention last night on A&E. Great show. but I don't recommend watching it before you go to bed. Makes your head spin. Definitely a show to… Continue
Added by Natalie on May 12, 2009 at 9:00am —
has chosen the ideal person to fight both poverty and pollution at the same time–Van Jones.
is presently the special advisor on Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Other credentials under his belt are: Time Magazine’s 2008 Environmental Hero; Global Green USA “Community Environmental Leadership Award 2008,” and the New York Times Bestselling author of, The Green Collar… Continue
Added by Heather on May 12, 2009 at 8:46am —
Added by soft on May 12, 2009 at 3:08am —
Mr. Independent demands he blows his own bubbles now. Kind of sad really. Not that long ago he would beg for ME
to blow bubbles and they'd make him so happy. Now... "Nooo... Mommy!" "I have it!" "Mine bubbles." *Tear* READ MORE HERE...
Added by Mommy-momo on May 12, 2009 at 12:35am —
Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day!
Thought I would share videos of my little guys. Posted on my blog are little clips
of their love notes & treats they hid around the house for me. It was so sweet! - http://techy-moms-blog.blogspot.com/2009/05/happy-mothers-day-bit-of-history.html
Added by Alexandra on May 11, 2009 at 9:23pm —
It's Monday people and as my favorite gay, Tim Gunn, says, "Make It Work!" I always have a hard time on Mondays getting going. Someone has a case of the Mondays! I am just coming off a usually fun or relaxing weekend and it's difficult to get moving and face the week. JT has gone back to work and I am going it alone with CE and our pooch, Teddy. I usually need a little boost of something, whether it's extra caffeine or something inspirational.
To read more visit my blog:… Continue
Added by Natalie on May 11, 2009 at 8:59pm —
Kimberley Clayton Blaine, MA, MFT
This scenario is all too common. Recognize it? Is this your household? 5:30 hits, the kids are cranky, singing loudly, asking questions, pushing siblings, the kitchen is hot and steaming with chicken baking in the oven while you answer the phone and say, “I can’t hear you, I’m a mom.”
It’s no secret that moms have a hard time finding time for themselves, let alone… Continue
Added by Kimberley Clayton Blaine on May 11, 2009 at 6:23pm —
Firstly, I'd like to thank you all for the Mother's Day wishes - it was oh so grand! A weekend of fun and relaxation - and nothing went to plan! On Saturday I took Princess to a movie, Monsters vs Aliens, which was cute, and we had a little picnic - then off to Grandpa's she did go! J & I spent the evening in, watching movies and eating pizza, our absolute favourite food in the world.
Sunday, Princess with Grandpa and his kids at Wonderland, J at work, I had a glorious day to… Continue
Added by Margarita on May 11, 2009 at 5:13pm —
Katrina Carefoot, Mabel BlogHer correspondent, from Fickle Feline, is guest blogging for the next two weeks while Julie recovers from the birth of her 6th baby - welcome Finian Aloysius!
I survived my first week back at work. I’m not going to lie, the mornings came early, the days were long, and most nights I fell into bed not long after my kids. But I made it, and I learned some important lessons along the way.
Ten Things I Learned My First Week Back At… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on May 11, 2009 at 4:52pm —
I am crushed, empty, and saddened to write this post, but reality has come to where we have to say goodbye. Yesterday, I said goodbye to the love of my life for another six (or so) months as he heads back to Afghanistan to complete his mission. It took everything in me yesterday not to cry, but that quickly shattered as I held him tightly knowing that I would not embrace his hug again for what seems like eternity. It was even harder to see him say goodbye to our son who he loves more then… Continue
Added by Stephanie on May 11, 2009 at 4:39pm —