It's August, let's talk about your child leaving for college. Yes, I know it brings up many feelings. One minute you're laughing with them at a Blue Light Special, the next minute you're dissolving into tears.
Leaving for college is a big transition for a family. For many parents it feels like a little death. In a way it is - death to the original family construct. Think about it, for years the focus has been researching prospective colleges, visiting them, talking about what… Continue
Added by Mary Jane Hurley Brant on August 26, 2009 at 2:16pm —
Izzy is 21 months old now and it seems like only yesterday when I found out I was pregnant! The day she arrived my life changed for the better as she brings us so much joy and happiness, a certain innocence that just makes you smile!
Izzy is a very independent little girl who likes to try and do things for herself, rather than have Mummy or Daddy do it for her! Always wanting to give it a go, even though most of the time she is just a bit too small and young.… Continue
Added by Deborah Duddle on August 26, 2009 at 12:33pm —
I know the kids just started school but today was already picture day. My 8 year old daughter wanted her hair in a pony tail as she does everyday. She is very much the athletic one so of course that makes sense. I wanted so bad to just dictate that the pony tail was not an option today. I then decided that that would be a no-no. When she is older I will look back and remember how she was trying to find her niche, not the niche I wanted her to find. Of course there are some things that are just… Continue
Added by Dr Lisa Ramey on August 26, 2009 at 11:20am —
As you know, I have been working with The Motherhood
as a correspondent for Kellogg's and Mom's Homeroom
to bring you an exciting new website made for mom's, a place where you can go to get answers to a wide array of topics. And today I bring you the… Continue
Added by Jennifer on August 26, 2009 at 7:31am —
I have learned that in business, and in life, that "All is fair in love and war." What does this mean exactly? Well, if you must know, it traces back to John Lyly's "Euphues" (1598). The quote was "The rules of fair play do not apply in love and war." John was a Renaissance English poet and playwright and certainly a man ahead of his time in recognizing that there are many a people who do not play fair. I imagine that some of you who are reading this now may be cursing those who have wronged… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on August 25, 2009 at 6:43pm —
On Sunday, husband turned to me and said -
"I was thinking last night, 2 kids are enough for us."
Unexpectedly my heart sunk.
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Added by Laura C on August 25, 2009 at 5:24pm —
I'm working at alot over at Loving Heart Mommy
so swing on by and check it out!
Added by Kristinia on August 25, 2009 at 4:55pm —
My mum arrived exactly a week ago and as always the rollercoaster has had as many highs as lows in the last 7 days and 5h09 min... I love her more than anything and she truly is my best friend. I have always had that sort of amazing relationship with her. The sort of relationship most my friends envied with passion. She is my confident and the shoulder to cry on, even miles away. We have always been able to tell her everything, I mean EVERYTHING. She knew all our little secrets as well as my… Continue
Added by Peggy Poyser on August 25, 2009 at 4:34pm —
An interesting conundrum is posed below, in this article from London's TimesOnline:
Are children's books too depressing these days?
That question was broached to both a current and former UK children's laureate, and their answers come from… Continue
Added by josiebrown on August 25, 2009 at 1:55pm —
Just wanted to share an amazing deal with everyone. Dinners out can be quite expensive but we all need a break from cooking and the cleanup that comes afterwards, so here's how I make dining out affordable and fun for our family!
You might have already read my posts about Ebates
, the site that gives you cash back on purchases you make online. In case you haven't signed up yet go here… Continue
Added by bestmommy on August 25, 2009 at 12:49pm —
I read the same books over and over and over and OVER to my toddler. I am now on a plight to find new material. This is one both Colton and I love. I think you will to. It's simple illustrations and meaningful message make it a fun read for both parent and toddler.
Are you a number?
Added by Stefanie Mullen on August 25, 2009 at 11:03am —
I have not been a member of mombloggersclub for that long, however I am so impressed by the amount of obviously very intelligent mom's who care about the health and future of their children. I read some blogs that are so thought provoking and new in concept. Others feel as if you are sitting next to that mom having a great cup of whatever. I am very happy and honored to have been invited to join this group of wonderful ladies.
Added by Dr Lisa Ramey on August 25, 2009 at 10:35am —
So far I have 11 comments and need 19 more on my blog about fighting hunger with ShopRites Partners in caring program. Please take a minute and stop by blog Lucky June
and leave a comment on that post about fighting hunger. Once I reach 30 comments, General Mills and ShopRite will donate food to a foodbank.
Thanks to all who participate.… Continue
Added by Jacqueline on August 25, 2009 at 10:32am —
Don’t worry, this is not a perving post although I am consistently perving. That’s for the record. You can expect me to ogle my eyes blind if ever a cute guy walks past or flash abs across my computer screen. But this is not about perving….not today, anyway. Maybe tomorrow.
Love is a very funny thing because it’s an all-encompassing emotion that can literally take over a person’s life and make all their decisions for them. For instance, you fall in love with a man/woman and you could… Continue
Added by Marsha Maung on August 25, 2009 at 7:00am —
Lately it seems we all have had some times where things were feeling tough. I’ve felt painfully stuck in…
Added by Danielle Marie Crume on August 25, 2009 at 2:00am —
When it comes to falling asleep, I am definitely not one of those people that can lay their head down on a pillow and head right into dreamland. Instead, I first have to find the perfect position. This means first laying on my tummy, then moving my head from side to side, figuring out a way in which my neck and arms are still comfy. I finally give up lying on my stomach, and then fling myself over on one side. I may bother J at this point, ask him if he's awake, he'll grunt and won't move,… Continue
Added by Margarita on August 24, 2009 at 11:34pm —
Or maybe more like FYIs. Whatever. Here goes.
Q: What's with the name Spawnocalypse--do you hate your kids?
No way. Most days, Gunnar (2) and Annalie (1) are the only people I can stand. At least they have a reason to be narcissistic and manipulative, and they usually make me laugh in the process--more than I can say for a lot of adults. The name signifies that parenthood… Continue
Added by NoReturnMom on August 24, 2009 at 10:51pm —
Today I was watching the Oprah show and she was talking about the most important stories so far. She brought up the Tanya Harding and Nancy Carrigan scandal. Tanya Harding had a chance to explain what has happened. What i learned from that show is that you should never judge what you see on TV because you never know what emotional pain drove these people to act the way they acted. These people act in aviolent way because they have a lot of emotional pain such as physical, and verbal abuse or… Continue
Added by Galit Lazar on August 24, 2009 at 10:49pm —
My daughter's friend mom wanted to know if I wanted to make more income. I was disappointed when she brought up internet marketing. I thought she wanted me to babysit her baby during the day. I was embarrassed and disappointed.
Added by Vickie on August 24, 2009 at 9:54pm —
I spent my Saturday night catching up on my reading (other blogs) and watching TV (mainly the X Factor). As I lay in bed at 10.30pm, baby girl fast asleep beside me and toddler cuddled up with Mr Bear in his bed, I started to think about my Saturday nights pre-children:
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Added by Laura C on August 24, 2009 at 5:04pm —