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Momma Needs A Whiskey Barrel

Brady and I took the kids to Dallas a few days ago for a “mini” vacation and to watch the Rangers play some baseball. Along the way we stopped in Fort Worth so Brady could visit with a client. Of course, taking the kids in for the client meeting was completely out of the question, so the boys and I were politely dropped off at a local “old west” museum. We actually had a great time browsing the museum – way more fun than waiting in some stuffy old office for dad to finish up with his… Continue

Added by Jackie Bullard on August 4, 2009 at 9:35am — No Comments

Why Are Overweight Kids So Picked On? A New Study Adds Insight



I just read about an interesting new study on Medical News Online. The study was performed at Kansas State University and evaluated what children think about other kids with "undesirable characteristics, such as being overweight or aggressive." The researches also looked at how children treat kids with these attributes.



Obviously, as a child obesity doctor, I was very interested to hear what they had to say. Past studies have shown… Continue

Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on August 4, 2009 at 9:04am — No Comments

A Summertime Scrapbook Page

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Added by Sister Emily on August 4, 2009 at 3:03am — No Comments

Treasured Writing Habits and Approaches

These are my treasured ideas for people who enjoy writing and/or journaling:
Writing is best when it is lived. Just as is any passion that we feel in our heart. It is a lifestyle, a being. Become it through your…
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Added by Danielle Marie Crume on August 4, 2009 at 2:35am — No Comments

The Beauty of A Freezer - And An Apology to My Mother-in-Law

Just after college, I moved to New York City. I earned next to nothing and shared a studio apartment with another girl. Many weeks, I had to decide between dry cleaning my clothes or eating. So, I learned how to hand wash many dry-clean-only garments. I grew up a lot in those first few years - I think everyone should live in NYC for a few years when they are young adults. But I digress...



Our kitchen was the size of a closet, and I used to scowl at the waste of space that was our… Continue

Added by EcoMeg on August 3, 2009 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Look what I did to this girl

Try putting thick makeup on me and watch me poke my finger up in your face. I'm more of an au naturale girl, prefering zits, open pores, wrinkles and crinkles to Vampire deVille.



However, a girl's still a girl. I do occasionally like the magical effect make-up can have on a woman. Maybe it's just something I think is special to women and women alone because MEN CAN'T HAVE IT. They have to live with what's on their face, whether they like it or not. Zits giving a standing ovation to… Continue

Added by Marsha Maung on August 3, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

100 Point Challenge

Hey folks! I am starting a 100 Point Challenge today to help keep me accountable towards my weight loss goal. You can use any form of exercise and eat healthy. Check out the details on my blog: http://www.exercise2day.info.

Added by Laura Kelly-Pifer on August 3, 2009 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Launch of Mom's Homeroom

Mom's Homeroom Logo



As you know, I am working with The Motherhood as a correspondent for Kellogg's and Mom's Homeroom to bring you an exciting new website made for you, mom's, for advice on a wide array of topics. Today I am excited to say they have officially launched… Continue

Added by Jennifer on August 3, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Time in the Garden with Mom

Today I enjoyed an incredible salad with cucumbers, tomatoes and green peppers from the family garden.



Quite often I'm reminded of how much my body has changed since I've given birth, but there have been other positive effects of pregnancy and childbirth. One of those is the fact that I can now eat fruits and vegetables. Before I got pregnant I had been unable to eat those things. For some reason my body just didn't process them and they immediately came right back up in a very nasty… Continue

Added by Katrina on August 3, 2009 at 1:51pm — No Comments

New Giveaway -assorted CHA Craft Supershow swag - ends 8/6

I had a blast at the Orlando CHA craft show last Friday & have a goodie tote-bag filled with supplies to giveaway in a random drawing this Thursday. Just leave any comment on my blog, ArtSnark.blogspot.com before noon (EST) on 8/6 to enter.



To view prizes,… Continue

Added by Stacey Merrill (ArtSnark) on August 3, 2009 at 11:24am — No Comments

Will Our Marriage Survive the Empty Nest?

What couple does not worry about how their marriage will fare when the kids are gone? Every mom will tell you the minute she gives birth, her husband takes second fiddle in her heart. Sometimes husbands don’t even get a musical role. They get demoted to errand boy. “Can you get me that burp cloth? And while you’re up can you fix me a tuna fish sandwich? And change his diaper? And the channel? I can’t reach the remote. I don’t want to tear my stitches.”…

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Added by Amy Musing on August 3, 2009 at 10:05am — No Comments

Fun, FUN Summer Desert

This popped into my head tonight and I had to post it before my peri-peri-perimenopausal brain forgets it, all together. An amazingly fun and kid friendly dessert.

I used to “team up” with my son on playing a joke every time we’d have company over. I haven’t done this with him in years and I’ve gotta bring it back out before the summer vanishes.



You can do this a few ways, but the version in this picture consists of:



2 or 3 or… Continue

Added by Nancy ~ IfEvolutionWorks on August 3, 2009 at 10:04am — No Comments

August Giveaway - Win a free Membership worth $80 and much more.

I'll be having a Birhtday giveaway this month of August. at Dominique's Desk.



The prizes include



The prizes include



1. 5 free memberships to my soon to be released site- Savy Hip Parentpreneur

(worth $80 per membership)

2. 2 Article packages of ( 5 -300 word articles on your choosen keywords)



3. 2 twitter page… Continue

Added by Dominique Goh on August 3, 2009 at 7:41am — No Comments

Step children

Don't ever have step children.. they break your heart....

but that only if you love them, which I do.... can't help but get attached.. even if now they are adults...

Added by Brigitta Vasquez on August 3, 2009 at 7:21am — No Comments

Are Mothers Who Choose Not to Breastfeed Selfish?

While pregnant or even before, every woman inevitably thinks about the topic of breastfeeding. Will I breastfeed my baby? For how long? I think most women have the best intentions and try to breastfeed and then stop after different periods of time – they might breastfeed a week, they make it through the rough first few weeks and go on to nurse for a few months or a year, and then there are the extended breastfeeding moms like me.



I believe your breastfeeding success has everything to… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on August 3, 2009 at 1:48am — No Comments

Dearest Santa

Dearest Santa,

I know it’s only August and I realize that I’ve never written you before, but I am thinking maybe it’s time I sent a letter in. I figure the more notice you had, the better. It seems to work well for my son, because you fill his list pretty accurately.



I do realize that in this economy it would be too much to ask for that 4 seat-er convertible I keep looking at, so I will keep it realistic. It can wait till things get… Continue

Added by Nancy on August 2, 2009 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Playing in the Sandbox

I've been blogging about play activities for kids for a few years and would love to laugh, connect and make friends with more play mammas. You know who you are- those that blog about play in the early years from a mum perspective or an educator perspective.



I created a group here on MBC called Playing in the Sandbox. So we can support each other and spread the play love around.



If you… Continue

Added by Melitsa on August 2, 2009 at 12:29pm — No Comments

She's Only Four, What Does She Know?

My ex-husband, God bless him, was a douche bag. He put his career first, his mistress second, fantasy football third and coming in a distant fourth was his family.



That said, I must confess that there are days that I come home and miss the selfish bastard. Three and a half years after our "Black October" my brain knows that it is not him I miss anymore. Though my heart misses having someone to come home and share the victories of the day with I’ve become accustom to the adult… Continue

Added by Single Mom Survives on August 1, 2009 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Can Someone Explain to Me......

Why do manufacturers skip over the size 9 for children?



Seriously, look at The Gap and search by size. Where’d the 9 go? And Old Navy? Same thing. It’s not just those retailers either. The chart on the left? (If you go to my blog you'll see the chart) That’s from Garnett Hill. There IS no size 9 for kids there either. Why is this?



I can deal with this size 9 thing when it comes to tops. Boys tend to like their… Continue

Added by Nancy on August 1, 2009 at 10:58am — No Comments

A Joy by any other name - is she still the same?

When I started to blog online I had set up a company. The business adviser told me to never use my real name on the internet. OK, I can see why. If I google my 'handle' JoyntHeir, there are hundreds or thousands of links. If I google my alias, there are again tons of links that come up. If I Google my real name, some gal on the west coast shows up. A good way to be anonymous.



It has been bothering me more and more as I make friends online. I have found that most people use their… Continue

Added by Joy OHare aka Faye Hager on August 1, 2009 at 12:34am — 1 Comment

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