From birth, I tell my children how smart/sweet/handsome/pretty/amazing and miraculous they are. Constantly. This is the result:
Lily, you’re so pretty I said yesterday, as I made sure she was buckled in her booster seat.
I wish we looked alike, I sighed, staring at the daughter who inherited not one of my physical traits, save for the freaky double jointed thumb. Wouldn’t that be fun?
Noooooo!!!! She vehemently responded, without missing a beat. Because then I… Continue
Added by Scary Mommy on April 7, 2009 at 6:42pm —
It has been one year - hard to believe - since we ended our quest for a daughter from Vietnam. We were so excited about the adoption and the dream of finally having our daughter - but it wasn't to be. The U.S. and Vietnam still have not reached an agreement and the Vietnam adoption program remains closed. Yes, we made a very wise financial decision to end the adoption, a year ago, and to get back our $4,700.00 fee - but it is still a dream… Continue
Added by Dawn on April 7, 2009 at 4:30pm —
A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.
The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small.
The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.
Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.
The little girl said, 'When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah'.
The teacher… Continue
Added by Denise Edmondson on April 7, 2009 at 1:29pm —
Vacations are like a drug of choice for me. The kind of drug that gives you a super “high” in the planning stages of the trip, and then kicks your ass on the downward spiral when you’re called to actually participate in it.
But, I’m addicted, so what’s a girl to do? The high, no matter how nefarious, is still delicious. Plain and simple. Just even thinking about vacation planning right now gives me the beginnings of a heady ruuuush
. If I . . . just start . . . to visualize. .… Continue
Added by Amanda on April 7, 2009 at 11:05am —
Today I am hosting my second bloggy giveaway and it's a BIG one! You're going to have a chance to win, not one, not two, but THREE amazing prizes!
This fabulous giveaway features products from the Aventine Hill Bath Emporium
. High quality products that you won't be able to find just anywhere. All of their… Continue
Added by Jennifer Suarez on April 7, 2009 at 10:30am —
Much to the world's chagrine, Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher is a writer
And she's very, very funny.
Both talents are verified in… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on April 7, 2009 at 8:00am —
I don't think I'm a bad mom - I read to my kids every day, I tell them I love them constantly, they are always hugged, kissed, or tickled, I bathe them quite regularly, they have clean clothes, etc. They love vegetables and fruit, and I try to serve healthy meals (with the exception of the occasional Happy Meal).
Therefore, it certainly can't be my fault that my daughter ate cheese puffs for breakfast today, right? I wholeheartedly blame Costco. I blame them for their barrel of yummy… Continue
Added by Cheryl Reyes on April 6, 2009 at 11:52pm —
This MUA works mainly in television and film and I use certain products from many different cosmetic lines that I know work under hot lights, on HD cameras and last through very long hours on the set.
I am fortunate to have many friends that are also Pro makeup artists and every so often they contribute to In My Professional Opinion by writing about their specialty. My girlfriend, Cathi Singh, is a Smashbox Pro Artist and she has found that Smashbox product work great in all genres… Continue
Added by Melissa Street on April 6, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Okay so today "She-rah" isn't feeling so powerful. I'm totally ticked today. I've launched my line and it's not going so well. I've got a great product and no way to market. THANKS TO CORPORATE AMERICA. Dang on lay off! AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH! I'm usually optimistic but man this is hard. I'm so not sure what to do. I DESPISE the idea of having to go back to Corp. America but man. Even if I decided to there are no "good" jobs out there right now. Whatever that is! I'm trying to hold it all… Continue
Added by RaShaunda Fuller on April 6, 2009 at 5:38pm —
Thanks for stopping by. You can visit my blog Memoires of a SAHM
. I look forward to hearing from you.
Added by SAHM4Now on April 6, 2009 at 4:22pm —
I'm new here and I'm enjoying myself, don't get me wrong, I love being online and writing. In fact I'm a bit of junkie for it. What I didn't know was how much goes into a blog to create readership for that blog, such as networking sites like this one.
I signed up for twitter, digg, linkin, stumbleupon, facebook, bookclub, mobile and the list goes on and on. And I'm almost sure there are many many more I could put my name to, if… Continue
Added by Jodi Shaw on April 6, 2009 at 3:30pm —
One thing most all of us are good at, is talking about ourselves.
In an effort to try and get more mom entrepreneurs to check out my latest site
/project, I sent a press release to my local newspaper
. LOL - I'm also the publisher of that paper.
Come check out it.
The header image is of real members of the… Continue
Added by Single Rose on April 6, 2009 at 3:27pm —
Our personalized dog and cat books were just added to shoppingbymail.com an online shopping center. We are very excited. Keep in mind, we can do fundraising with our books...learn how to get 4-5 per book for your school or non profit and PERSONALIZE the books for your organization
Added by Jan Krystkowiak on April 6, 2009 at 12:42pm —
I find myself in New York City, which is generally a great place to find oneself. I get to the Big Apple regularly for work and it always feels a bit like Sex in the City meets The Mom Show - glamour and motherhood collide (which is a very rare occurrence for me). I'm usually meeting with cool mamas, attending great events and seeing some of the funkiest baby/kid gear on offer. Not bad job perks!
This trip is a bit different and there is a lesson to be shared here. When you have a… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on April 6, 2009 at 12:12pm —
Over 120 million people worldwide suffer from depression, one of the leading causes of disability according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Despite these alarming statistics, many people with depression don't know that's what ails them.
Lots of sufferers think their symptoms are due to lack of sleep or a poor diet. Others know they're depressed, but they're too tired or ashamed or, believe… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on April 6, 2009 at 8:00am —
I only stuffed my bra once.
Not bad for someone who for all of Junior High was mercilessly teased as being a carpenter's dream
(flat as a board) in home room every day.
But growing up, these things certainly have their impact. Now, I didn't really care. I was one of those girls that was someone embarrassed of "growing… Continue
Added by KiKi Walter on April 6, 2009 at 12:49am —
[I posted this on my blog
on Friday, February 13, 2009. I am an American expat in Moscow.]
Okay, not really. But I was on the Metro today, musing about how I lead such a boring, uneventful life . . . how Friday the 13th means nothing to me . . . and then the following three things happened.
1. There is always a potential for a scrum of people at the bottom of any Metro escalator. I don't… Continue
Added by Amanda Surbey on April 6, 2009 at 12:30am —
Just wanted to let you all know that after over 6 months of hard work my first ebook is finally live!!! I am so excited about it! It is called Affiliate Marketing SOS
and teaches how to build a niche blog with WordPress, and how to make money with it.
I go into great detail about every aspect of it, with lots of screen shots so nothing can go wrong.
I remember when I… Continue
Added by PetraW on April 5, 2009 at 9:52pm —
I hate sundays...I'm too lazy to clean and I end up sleeping too long cuz the hubby takes care of Maridith for me. Then Monday mornings....back to our old routine. Tuesday, however, is like Sunday...cuz that's hubby's other day off...so I sleep in and the house is a mess....God...I can't wait til Wdnesday!
Added by Meg Doucette on April 5, 2009 at 7:32pm —
Added by Maria on April 5, 2009 at 7:28pm —