Does your ex husband spoil the kids rotten? Do you look like the mean one when you try to discipline them? These scenarios are not all that uncommon.
Vicki is the single mother of Alex (12), Ryan (8) and Jessica (6). To make ends meet, she works two jobs—as a receptionist during the week and part-time catering on weekends. She has been divorced from Mike, a supervisor for a building contractor, for two years. Her relationship with Mike is strained at best, hostile at… Continue
Added by Sadiyya Patel on November 26, 2009 at 7:30am —
It's time to officially begin my launch of my business Stephanie Reeder Photography...I have spent the last year building my business for this moment. On January 30, 2010 I will be launching my photography business and expanding my passion of capturing the moments in peoples lives. Follow me on my journey and check out www.stephaniereeder.com
for my current portfolio!
Also become a fan on Facebook of Stephanie Reeder… Continue
Added by Stephanie on November 26, 2009 at 4:27am —
Holidays and Healthy Wishes
November 26th, 2009
Now that the Holidays are right around the corner, we want to stay connected to our loved ones, especially if they are facing medical challenges. What are the best ways to do that?
1. Stay in contact on a regular basis. I think email is best particularly if they are in a serious situation, they might not have the energy to talk on the phone, and repeat the same story over and over again. Even if they never answer you… Continue
Added by Cathy Raff on November 26, 2009 at 3:11am —
Health, how do we appreciate it without losing it first? This is one of the questions that I think about quite a lot.
1. Everyday when you wake up and nothing hurts, say and know, it’s going to be a GREAT day!
2. If something does hurt, then decide what you are going to focus on instead to get your mind off of the parts that hurt.
3. Focus on what you want to accomplish that day, and then work hard to make it happen! It is such a good feeling when the day winds down to take… Continue
Added by Cathy Raff on November 26, 2009 at 3:09am —
Cherish the special people in your life with personalized hand stamped jewelry from Charitable Creations Jewelry . From personalized hand stamped jewelry to one of kind designs, you're sure to find (or create) the perfect memorabilia that will last a lifetime. Here you will find a wide variety of designs and media to choose from. All hand made with only the best… Continue
Added by Shelly Medeiros on November 25, 2009 at 8:47pm —
May you find Joy and Unforgettable Moments
When You gather with Friends and Family This Thanksgiving Day Continue
May your cupboards be overflowing
May you want for nothing
May you make the time to share Your Blessings
With the less fortunate
Be thankful for Your Life and Your Blessings
As time is ever fleeting
Love with every part of your being
For Love is a gift that must be…
Added by Maureen Daniels on November 25, 2009 at 7:20pm —
My Thank You.....
I'm one of those people. You've heard stories about people like me. Many think we exist only as urban legends unless you know one of us. During this time of thanks, I'm so grateful to be one of "them". Looking at my brood, my life wouldn't be the same without everyone of my blessings.
My husband and I tried for years to get pregnant. We gave up. The money was running out, our marriage was collapsing as I tried to fill this void in my life to become a… Continue
Added by Fiona Western on November 25, 2009 at 6:39pm —
The most painful thing of my life is how I failed to make sure that my two oldest children felt truly loved. Sure, it’s easy to be so darn critical after the fact. And yes, I can say with absolute conviction that I did my best to love them. But in reality, it’s hard to rationalize the past when you still see and feel childhood pain seeping out of your adult children today. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not berating myself. Nor am I taking full responsibility for all of their hurts. I am simply… Continue
Added by Shelly Lynott on November 25, 2009 at 4:20pm —
I've refreshed my http://recupefashion.blogspot.com
" target="_blank">Recupefashion web site and added a 20% discount for the Holidays, if you want to shop.
As a promotion, I've also listed my collector's edition Beanie Teddies. So come and check out my
" target="_blank">Recupefashion Shop and follow it to know when I'm having sales and when I'm… Continue
Added by Recupefashion on November 25, 2009 at 3:13pm —
As part of the Gratitude Challenge
, I was technically supposed to post this picture to my social network on Day 7, (I'm way past that!) but the important thing is that I've gotten it out here now, right? I took this photograph during our amazing family vacation to Hawaii three years ago. It inspires gratitude in me on several levels.
For starters, all my life I've wanted to see… Continue
Added by Holly Bowne on November 25, 2009 at 3:03pm —
So we’ve already determined that we stink. We’ve forgotten how to dream. We’ve lost our individual identities and we’re simply co-existing. Sounds pretty depressing, doesn’t it?
Well Ladies, I must say, since our first marriage counseling session was posted last week, my life has been an absolute whirlwind.
We may, in fact, stink. But a funny thing happened. When you start communicating, no matter how “big” or “small” the conversation, things start to change.
Dynamics are… Continue
Added by AverageJosey on November 25, 2009 at 11:30am —
I have wonderful things to say about breastfeeding. In fact here are my top 5 reasons why I like breast feeding
•It lets you bond with your child
•It is cheaper than formula
•You give your child the antibodies they need
•It is the perfect food for your child
•It helps you lose the baby weight
You see … nothing but great things to say. Of course my sister in law holds the record … between her two children she has been nursing for 5 years… Continue
Added by Sleepless on November 25, 2009 at 10:00am —
I'm in sticker shock...over Christmas cards.
It isn't that Christmas cards in and of themselves are necessarily expensive. I was pleased to get forty of them on-sale at my local grocery store, when I found myself stuck at the auto mechanic's shop much longer than anticipated and walked to the grocery store for something to do. I had the cards signed and… Continue
Added by Michele Pfm on November 25, 2009 at 7:08am —
Recently I have been doing a lot of thinking about child support and the point behind it. It is there to help the custodial parent raise a child as if the father was still living in the home and working. What if, when the couple was together, the father did not work, but stayed home and raised the kids - then when they split, the mom got custody and now the dad has to get a job and pay child support? I believe there are single parents out there that really do not want their kids, they just want… Continue
Added by Sarah Lambert on November 25, 2009 at 12:40am —
There's a reason why they call it the Christmas Spectacular. It truly is spectacular to see the Rockettes perform at Radio City, New York City. My biz partner, Terry, and I were invited with our families to meet and mingle with the Rockettes and Santa, of course. The show promises to dazzle (my six year old particularly loved the sparkley leotards and high kicks) and entertain (our boys loved the 3-D movie, feeling as if snowballs were being thrown their way). Did you know that many of the… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on November 24, 2009 at 11:12pm —
Original Posting at NewlyParents.com
The great thing about taking a vacation from work is that you mental check out from work a few days before vacation starts. I found myself in this situation last Thursday around 3pm. Sitting at my desk, my work for the week completed, I was looking at my remaining vacation days.
As I was looking at the vacation days I had planned for… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on November 24, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Come and Join me tonight on Nitrobids.com and see what's new on there for you!
I have found myself and my family a Brand New Wii for that I had won on there for just
7.89 and didnt have to pay retail price. So I had saved myself over 200.00 and spent
that 200.00 for new games and components for my Wii system. My older boys love
to use this system and use it everyday and with the money we had saved I was able
to go out and by them a few educational games for them and a… Continue
Added by Natasha on November 24, 2009 at 2:16pm —
If You Don’t know what to give this Christmas
Give a Gift Card for Christmas
Added by Memorable Children Books & Gifts on November 24, 2009 at 1:35pm —
I have thought a lot lately about how important the word TEAM is to me. And how much a Team effort really means to me. Whether it is the team of our family where we work together to make each day happen. Or the team we have in our business. Or the team effort of the latest project I have participated in. The strength of your team is what will help you succeed and specifically help you build your business. Building a good team has always been an every day part of our business.
It is… Continue
Added by SeekingSitters on November 24, 2009 at 12:51pm —
Another handy Twitter tool for bloggers and affiliates. Twit Stamp .
"TwitStamp allows you to use your current Twitter status anywhere - in the form of an image. This means you can post your status on blogs, forums, websites... wherever you want!" -Twit Stamp Website
I stumbled across the Twitter tool while viewing the Attic Girl blog.The service is still in beta and it looks like they are open to feedback.
Added by Karrine (Kay) McFarlane on November 24, 2009 at 12:41pm —