Since I am a custodial step-parent, my perspective is from that point of view. My stepkids
live with me full time, but that isn't the case for many step-mothers. Many of you are
probably spending a lot more time with your stepkids than you are used to doing. This
post is dedicated to those of you that might be experiencing a difficult transition from
part-time to full-time stepparent. Here are my suggestions for an enjoyable extended stay
for your… Continue
Added by Angie Blackwell on July 7, 2009 at 5:07pm —
Why do neighbors think it is okay to play their music loud!? Very irritated right now:(
Added by Vickie on July 7, 2009 at 1:37pm —
I am in such a funk! I wish I could just curl back in bed and watch TV.
Added by Vickie on July 7, 2009 at 1:11pm —
Children today drink twice as much soda as they did 20 years ago, averaging as much as 20 ounces a day! A large soda not only provides tons of calories and sugar but it also includes at least 100 mg of caffeine. Many parents wouldn’t dream of giving their kids a cup of coffee yet routinely offer them soda, which contains caffeine as well. We also see many families hitting the local café or Starbucks for a café latte or mocha frappuccino loaded with the burst of ‘energy’ we call… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on July 7, 2009 at 12:28pm —
Recently I started a business that creates products from recycled material. We use all kinds of things from clothing to leftover wood. Any way I was researching the net for services that would help me promote my business with out costing me anything. I found several other businesses that promised you the world and then charged you for the country! I sell products from our site on etsy, craigslist, ebay, and so on and you all know that if your not on the top or on top of the game your not going… Continue
Added by cyndi on July 7, 2009 at 12:25pm —
My Blog is featured today on Cool Site of the Day. It features all different types of websites -- personal, professional, high-tech, etc. Help me show the power of the Mommy Blog and vote for my site. Let's show them what a little handmade, do-it-yourself blog can do in the world of cyber-space!
Added by Party MOMster on July 7, 2009 at 10:41am —
Last week every major newspaper reported that New York has become the first state to allow taxpayer-funded researchers to pay women for giving their eggs for embryonic stem cell research. In the recent governmental shift of supporting embryonic stem cell research
this is a development welcomed by scientistists world-wide. However, it has received harsh criticism by… Continue
Added by Tori Kropp on July 7, 2009 at 10:30am —
One week down, eight more to go.
This week four of the kiddos were enrolled in a little tennis camp in the neighbourhood for two hours a day. The plan was that in those two hours I would have enough time to clear out my e-mail inbox, update my Facebook status, spend a few moments on twitter, read a couple of blog posts and run an errand. The rest of my day would belong to the kiddos.
It rained this week and while I don’t mean to carry on and complain about the rain, tennis… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on July 7, 2009 at 10:00am —
Aspiring Couture has launched!
I would like to introduce the newest online boutique, aspiringcouture.com
I would like to thank you for following my blog and supporting these amazing new designers. You're support is what keeps Aspiring Couture going, and I am not saying it in a clique way, its just the truth! I really can't thank you enough!
Check out the new website! I would definitely love ALL… Continue
Added by Allison O'Grady on July 7, 2009 at 2:58am —
Have you ever been to the grocery store with your baby and tried pushing the basket while carrying them as well? How about trying to clean house while your little one cries to be picked up? If you have a baby, then you know what I am talking about. As a mother, we learn to do most things one handed or not at all. (like now typing with one hand...LOL) Well, now is your chance to not have to.
Pujbaby.com has offered to give one of my readers a Puj Go Sling. If you have ever needed an… Continue
Added by Laurie Cooper on July 7, 2009 at 2:37am —
So it was the party of the year at my house celebrating 2year old and 3year old's birthday! They are now the grand old age of 3 and 4.
Bless them they had such a good day and it was so wonderful seeing their little faces light up when they came downstairs to masses of balloons and streamers, they were in party heaven!
Hubby and I spent from 8am getting everything ready, from food to party games and party favours and cakes, the house looked great! We invited 5 kids… Continue
Added by Amy Sheridan on July 6, 2009 at 3:21pm —
It was a beautiful, snowy January day in 1999, when I found myself admiring a handsome soldier walk into the bank. I thought I was daydreaming as it had been a very quiet day, until my boss came to me and asked me to do loan paperwork for this gentleman. Now you must understand, my boss at the time, a man, preferred men, so we always had an outstanding joke that he would keep a look out for cute, single attractive men. He would then write in the loan documents that they must have a date with… Continue
Added by Reannon Walker on July 6, 2009 at 12:24pm —
If you've been at all following the movement of state legislatures who want to tax WAHMs and other home-related businesses who rely on the internet to sell their products, you'll want to read this article in the Wall Street Journal on how these state-by-state battles are going.
As reported in PUBLISHERS MARKETPLACE: "In the long-running battle with states moving to collect sales tax based on online affiliate relationships, Hawaii's governor… Continue
Added by josiebrown on July 6, 2009 at 12:13pm —
Soooooo, it is a rainy day and the kids were up early. I swear they do it on purpose!!! Since the weather is crappy ( mostly for the twins) or I would be out puddle jumping with the big kids. Marshal isn't too fond of water, so I don't think a torrential downpour would suite him very well. Well, now to figure out things to do for the day. Is it reallllllllllyyyyyyyy so wrong to let them watch TV all morning??
Okay, okay. I decided to bake with them. We have done this lots before, but… Continue
Added by Reannon Walker on July 6, 2009 at 11:30am —
As with most families in the northern hemisphere, it's summertime, which means twelve weeks off. What to do? sports, summer camps, summer school, volunteering, or jobs? With a fifteen-year-old, it's different. They're a little too young to get a summer job, and often quite lazy.
Well this year's different. Jordan, my youngest son, has shown some initiative, and I'm feeling quite proud of him. He wants to earn some money for his passion: Paintballing. Now, don't get me started on the… Continue
Added by Gutsy Living on July 6, 2009 at 11:14am —
I have started a blog to feature other blogs that I find inspiring, creative, and helpful. If you have a fabulous blog or know someone who does, let me know so I can check it out! I might just feature it!
Added by Tommie Alexander on July 6, 2009 at 12:00am —
So we finally did it - we took all 3 kids out to eat at a restaurant! This was the first time taking them all out at once since the baby has been born, and I must say, it went much better than expected : ) Of course, when I tell you where we went, you will probably think it was cheating because I don't think I've ever seen any kids misbehave at this restaurant - haha!
So where did we eat? Rainforest Cafe - and let me tell you, the kids LOVED it!!!!!
We were seated a table… Continue
Added by Jackie Buccigross on July 5, 2009 at 9:27pm —
I am giving it a shot to start writing, so that I can keep my sanity while staying home with my 4 kids. I have 4 wonderful kids under the age of 5. As any mom can imagine, life is HECTIC!! Our twins have turned 1 and are just about walking, so my life as I know it is about to change. I remember back to when my oldest was first learning to walk and how "cool" it was and egging her on to do it. Alas, these two are almost doing it and I keep saying, "You don't need to walk yet, Take your time!!" I… Continue
Added by Reannon Walker on July 5, 2009 at 4:41pm —
Does life ever get overwhelming? Here are some simple tips to empower yourself.
Added by Diana L. Budreau on July 4, 2009 at 3:45pm —
Well, they are back! The Transformers are waging another battle of good vs. evil on the big screen. This means that we will get a chance to witness the Autobots and the Decepticons duking it out under the guise of sending a positive message about how good always prevails over evil, and as a bonus blowing A LOT of stuff up in the process. I would not care about this in the least except that along with the new movie the new Transformer merchandise has landed. I am especially irritated because I… Continue
Added by Stacy on July 4, 2009 at 11:10am —