Added by katrina mrovzek on April 16, 2009 at 9:20pm —
I love the season of spring. Each year as I get older I am amazed at the “new birth” the season brings all around; the smell of the first cut grass, the bright yellow forsythia and the pink cherry blossoms, and all of the new tiny animals creeping around my yard.
New birth, new plants, new life…. And now here at the Mom Bloggers Club, thanks to all of you for making me feel so welcome. I look forward to reading each of your blogs (well as many as… Continue
Added by shelley k on April 16, 2009 at 8:43pm —
Funny how special occasions like weddings and funerals and birthdays cause you to reflect. My oldest daughter is turning 7 this Saturday. There's nothing really significant about 7. It's not her first birthday. She's not entering her preteen years or sweet sixteen or eighteen, none of those significant age markers. But somehow this birthday seems to be having an impact on me. The thought of my daughter turning seven, that seems so old when she's so young.
I've been thinking back to… Continue
Added by Carrie Anne Badov on April 16, 2009 at 5:13pm —
Hey everybody, I'm starting to get some great Mother's Day product offers for all my readers at A Frog In My Soup..very exciting stuff. Anyway, this week I'm offering everyone an opportunity to win their choice of either an autographed copy of Countdown to my Birth
or an autographed copy of Making Me: The Pregnancy Activity Book for My Big Brother or Sister
Both are written by a work at home mom named Julie Carr (… Continue
Added by Shera on April 16, 2009 at 3:32pm —
The only way in which I even remotely resemble Martha Stewart is weekday meal planning - no, I’m not smoking my own lox or carving radish roses, but I’ve learned to prep dinners in the morning, so on hectic days of driving kids to activities until dinnertime, I have something ready to heat up. This is less a display of organization than a bribe to myself (if I get through the hellish afternoon, I’ll actually have a dinner I enjoy instead of stale leftovers or take-out I can’t… Continue
Added by Lauren Mayer on April 16, 2009 at 2:28pm —
Every generation seems to have its version of advice on how to enhance romance. In the 70s, there was Marabel Morgan's Total Woman, which basically advised women to be a combination of biblical helpmeet and Playboy bunny. (Joan Rivers tried the suggestion that wives wrap themselves in Saran wrap and nothing else, and lie down on the kitchen table, and her husband's reaction was, "What, leftovers again?") In the 90s, there were The Rules, telling women to play hard to get and never to admit how… Continue
Added by Lauren Mayer on April 16, 2009 at 2:27pm —
I've always had a love/hate relationship with Ikea, the build-it-yourself furniture superstore. One the one hand, even before the recession I appreciated a bargain, and I like to think that even if I had $5,000 to spend on an end table, I wouldn't be so wasteful. Walking through Ikea's beautiful but maze-like showroom and seeing the ridiculously low prices gives me the same high I got the first time I went to Loehmann's (back in the day when it was a real outlet with real discounts; heck, I… Continue
Added by Lauren Mayer on April 16, 2009 at 2:26pm —
I just put up another post on my site, www.mommasinthehouse.com . This post relates to pregnancy second time around. If you get a chance come by and read my post, and also follow my blog. Thank you.
Today's post: http://mommasinthehouse.blogspot.com/2009/04/truely-miracle.html
Mommas in the House
Added by Mommas in the House on April 16, 2009 at 2:08pm —
Who knew it could be a challenge to get pregnant? When I was in my 20's I could get pregnant just by THINKING about babies.
I had 3 babies in a 6 year period, each roughly 3 years apart. I was 21, 24, and 27, with each delivery. The kidlings are now 8, 11, and 14.
For young women, BARELY a woman, having a baby is such a rite of passage into woman hood. It was so difficult for me in the beginning, and I am sure it is the same for every woman out there who has gone through… Continue
Added by Dina on April 16, 2009 at 12:10pm —
Added by Mary McCarthy on April 16, 2009 at 10:12am —
I recently found a list I made years and years ago. It was tucked into a memory box of mine. It was a list of things I wanted to accomplish before I turned 35. It was so fun to read it; I had done every single thing on the list! I feel incredibly proud of that, as most people never do this. Even down to the biggest thing on it: run my own company. I did this. I formed my own LLC by the age of 32. Now that I've done everything, at least 3 years ahead of schedule, what do I do next? I'll turn 35… Continue
Added by Leanne on April 16, 2009 at 8:39am —
Anticipate the unexpected.
ALWAYS set up contingency plans just in case.
~ If one of us is delayed, we'll send a text message notifying the others.
~ If we get split up at the mall, here's the time and place we'll meet.
~ If you get locked out of the house, get the… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on April 16, 2009 at 8:00am —
Occasionally it happens that your life spews out onto your front lawn and flows into the street in one big volcanic upchuck that gives your neighbors a little lascivious peek into your life.
Sometimes it's because your fighting spills onto the front porch. Sometimes its because you have sex and forget the blinds were open or you walk out to the garage in your underwear to get your shirt from the dryer and realize too late that the garage door was left open. And sometimes its because… Continue
Added by Shelly Cone on April 16, 2009 at 1:42am —
[From my blog: http://thebeetgoeson.blogspot.com]
When I opened the curtains this morning, the sky was overcast. Our streak of nice-ish weather seemed over.
A while later, after The Spouse and children left, I looked out the window and saw people on the street carrying umbrellas.
That's not good.
Just a moment ago, I thought it suddenly seemed quite dark in here. I looked up.
The kids went to school today in… Continue
Added by Amanda Surbey on April 16, 2009 at 1:37am —
Ana of The Pretty Peacock is celebrating the opening of her new web boutique and to mark the occasion, Maternal Spark is hosting a wwWhip Up!
We’re whipping up the web with 9 blog giveaways on 9 blogs between April 15th and 30th. Go and visit these blogs to enter to win. Each blog also has a coupon code for FREE shipping!
Here are links to all participating bloggers contests. Go, surf, enter and win!
An Island Life -… Continue
Added by Maternal Spark on April 15, 2009 at 11:58pm —
Get ready, Tuesday, April 21 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s. Free ice cream for you and the kids! Find a participating Ben and Jerry's Scoop Shop near you!
Can you believe they have been scooping it out for 31 years. Where has the time gone. So, choose from the chunkiest, funkiest ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet that Ben & Jerry’s… Continue
Added by Tracy Greene on April 15, 2009 at 10:00pm —
When I was growing up, I always figured I would be on Broadway. I LOVED to dance. I started ballet at 5, and took lessons of tap, jazz, modern, and ballet till I was 18. I was on the drill team in high school.
I never fulfilled my dream of dancing, and of course I unsuccessfully tried to instill the love of dance in my daughter. Lesson learned the hard way! Her first few months of ballet were awkward at best. She didn't like the hard work attached, the discipline of ballet. She was… Continue
Added by Dina on April 15, 2009 at 9:33pm —
Jessica Smith, social media powered digital influencer, Blogger & Marketing Strategist indicated an interest in decorating with Uppercase Living once she saw a picture of the Morning Glory graphics on kitchen cabinets. She thought that would be a great way to update the look of her cabinets. So, I decided to send… Continue
Added by Jannifer Stoddard on April 15, 2009 at 7:32pm —
Administrative Professionals Day
Administrative Professionals Day is April 22, 2009. It used to be known as Secretary's Day. According to Wikipedia
, it is observed on the Wednesday of the last full week of April. This "holiday' was created to honor secretaries and encourage individuals to… Continue
Added by Robin on April 15, 2009 at 6:32pm —
So, my sister is always telling me that I have the "greatest moments" with my babies and that I should blog about them..And by "greatest" she means funny, horrible incidents that probably happen to every mom with 2 little ones close in age, but I am the only one of them that has her direct number....She gives me this advice to try and make me feel better about myself and my mom skills...I decided today I would share with you all what I think is my most embarrassing moment so far as a mom… Continue
Added by Donna on April 15, 2009 at 6:01pm —