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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

I Feel Pretty (Not)

Why is it that men aren’t nearly effected by the way they look, the way women are?



I’m having a really rough few days and I took a good look in the mirror at myself today. My skin is a mess from allergies. My hair is in dire need of a cut (it’s been almost 3 months and the layers can’t even be called layers anymore). I can’t seem to find my favorite bra (Le Mystere, Tisha. Awesome bra if you are over a C cup) and so now my boobs aren’t looking exactly the way I like them. And now I’m… Continue

Added by Nancy ~ IfEvolutionWorks on July 31, 2009 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Creative image hosting that is free and Eco Friendly

I just wanted to share this great site I found where you can up load 100 pictures at a time and use their free templates to showcase your pictures! Its great you can make your images privet or public. I sell products that are eco friendly and I use it to cross sell on ebay. Check it out www.use.com you will love it!

Added by cyndi on July 31, 2009 at 11:49am — No Comments

I was missed

I'm doing a few 'keep in touch days' at work this week to try and get me ready for when I go back for good in September. For those who don't know what these are, they are 10days which you can go back to work for (fully paid) and still stay on your maternity leave. I found them very useful last year as i managed to get all my hours and days sorted out before I was due back, so i just came in on my first day back and knew exactly what I was doing.





Anyhoo, I worked Wednesday night… Continue

Added by Amy Sheridan on July 31, 2009 at 9:02am — No Comments

How the online white elephant gift exchange is changing the game

Today, every life experience possible seems to be moving online; and the traditional white elephant gift exchange is no exception. The online mimic of this classic party game is changing how family and friends connect during their various life events. No longer are groups constrained by distance from hosting a Yankee Swap or Dirty Santa gift exchange, because online replacements have no boundaries. In fact,… Continue

Added by Bruce Christensen on July 31, 2009 at 6:57am — No Comments

Northern Food?

The other day a friend of mine was explaining all the foods that she had prepared for their BBQ. They included things I had never heard of and can’t even remember so I could type it here. It all sounded delicious, or maybe it was the way she described them that sounded so good. So she had this great idea of getting our families together and having a big spread. She would prepare Southern cuisine and I would supply the Northern Yankee food. I smiled as I gritted my teeth and thought, “What the… Continue

Added by Kathy on July 30, 2009 at 9:23pm — No Comments

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Today my husband and I will celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary. Most people make huge deals out of milestones like 10, 25, or 50 but anyone who's married will tell you that every year is a milestone and should be celebrated. Every day is a celebration truly because marriage is hard work and most don't make it. I don't know if we will be one of the exceptions but I do know we've made it this far and it should be celebrated.



My husband's first marriage did not last three years and… Continue

Added by Katrina on July 30, 2009 at 11:32am — No Comments

How a Little Boy Named Stellan Made Me a Better Mother

I learned about Jennifer and Stellan a few days ago, and that sweet little boy has been on my mind since then. Jennifer’s beautiful blog, My Charming Kids, is actually one of the first mom blogs I ever came across seven months ago when I started my blog, but I hadn’t checked in until a tweet by another mom caught my attention. Stellan, one of four, is her nine-month-old adorable little boy who has heart failure, and Jennifer blogs about their difficult and heart-breaking journey every day. More… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 30, 2009 at 11:21am — No Comments

My life.

I am a mom of 3:) and i love being a mom. I am a stay at home mom and that is work too! but it's fun. I love where i live, it's a small town where you can walk down main street and recognize the faces. We moved here because we wanted to have our kids grow up in a place that wasn't busy. My husband is great. We have been married 5 and a half years already! I remember when we first got married i couldn't imagine where we would be after 5 years of marriage and here we are 3 kids later and our life… Continue

Added by Erin Sackett on July 29, 2009 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Ecostore USA Review & Giveaway

Head on over to my blog and enter to win a $25 gift card to ecostore USA!

http://3little1.blogspot.com/2009/07/ecostore-usa-review-giveaway.html

Added by Jackie Buccigross on July 29, 2009 at 9:05pm — No Comments

My What???

In case you are not aware of what the above picture is, it is a picture of your Chakra. Apparently it's an Indian thing, or as I like to call it, "An Earthy Crunchy Thing". Each color represents another part of your being. Let me give you the back story.....I went into work yesterday to grab some work I could do…

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Added by Elle Burton on July 29, 2009 at 12:10pm — No Comments

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