The hubby and I are "negotiating" on baby names right now and it got me to wondering... what's with all the crazy celebrity baby names? Check out my daily post on ChitChatMom.com
Added by ChitChatMom on May 6, 2009 at 10:16am —
Looking through women’s magazines and news articles about celebrity moms, you might conclude that new mothers are treated like royalty, or at least the mothers of royalty. By these accounts, new mothers glow, parents and in-laws dote, partners are awed, and girlfriends constantly stream in to help with the house, the kids, and the shopping. But does it really happen? Ask your mom or grandmother what things were like when she had her babies. Was she treated like a queen? How was it for your… Continue
Added by Tori Kropp on May 6, 2009 at 9:50am —
Ed Begley Jr. - Actor and Environmental Advocate
Ed Begley Jr., an actor on the stage, television and on the screen has been nominated for awards numerous times. Begley is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Mark Craig’s intern, Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the television series St Elsewhere, for which he received six consecutive Emmy Award nominations. He currently has a reality show about green living called Living With Ed on Planet Green with his wife, actress Rachelle… Continue
Added by Heather on May 6, 2009 at 9:12am —
If you are not the lucky parent of a daughter between the ages of 4 and 13, this is probably just an old saying. Something you have said or heard many times before. If you do have a daughter between the ages mentioned, you know this is the theme song to the hit Disney Channel show Hannah Montana.
And as I sit here writing this, listening to this song playing in the background, I realize how those words actually ring true for me. No, I am not a pop… Continue
Added by Patsy Champagne on May 6, 2009 at 8:17am —
Absolutely breathtaking give away @ 5minutesformom.com head on over to--------->
Here is the link: http://www.5minutesformom.com/6148/toshiba-portege/
Yes, this Mother’s Day, one of YOU is going to win a sleek, ultraportable Toshiba Portege!
I KNOW!!! We are so excited for you!
But now that you have stopped screaming and dreaming, let’s talk about this super Mother’s Day treat, the Toshiba Portege A600.
It seems like the traditional… Continue
Added by Michelle Wiley on May 6, 2009 at 5:00am —
"Easy" and I went on a trail walk to explore this morning. He's growing and changing so much. We were having full on conversations about the funniest things. And when I look back at these pictures it makes me sad how much of a little boy he is and no longer my little baby. Also got to say... I LOVE HIS OUTFIT! ....READ MORE HERE!
Added by Mommy-momo on May 6, 2009 at 12:13am —
I was looking out the window, there was a cloud, it hung low and funny, like a cartoon version of itself. It hung higher than the pear tree, but lower than the pines behind it. It hung near like the blobs you see that they put the words into in drawings; but it wasn't saying anything. Maybe it was just too far to make it out.
Or maybe it was one of those blobs they put words into, so close to the pear tree. Maybe I just cannot read 'tree'. After a month long drought, maybe the tree… Continue
Added by Coconutty on May 5, 2009 at 7:57pm —
Ok, so I was all about this blogging business when I first started and now I kind of feel dumb about it. Does anyone give a crap what I have to say? Is having a blog self-indulgent, assuming that people care about what's going on in your life? The main reason I am doing this is so that I don't have to pay for therapy. Kidding, but it really is therapeutic in a way and it's memories that I am writing down that I will probably forget by the time CE is 20 years old. The few friends that I have… Continue
Added by Natalie on May 5, 2009 at 7:42pm —
The crying reached epic proportions last night. I told him to shut up once, which was horrible of me, so I apologized to his screaming red face. I’m a horrible person for telling an infant to shut up, I’m well aware of this. I was just so tired.
He cried so hard that he vomited all over my side of the bed. I had him laying in bed because he usually likes that, but he was just completely… Continue
Added by Claudia P on May 5, 2009 at 5:47pm —
It's time to celebrate 10 years of Harry Potter. And if, like me, you're the parent of a tween, then your kid was too young to read the classic Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone when if first came out. What a perfect time to get our tweens involved with this book series. Read them together and create your own family book club.
It's been over 10 years since author JK Rowling first introduced us to the
magic of Harry Potter and to a world of wizards, witchcraft, and… Continue
Added by Tracy McGill on May 5, 2009 at 11:55am —
Environmentally friendly gifts are all the rage these days, but with the economy still dipping, you can still show Mom how thankful you are. Here are a few ideas that will let Mom know you not only adore her, but Mother Earth as well.
First and foremost, keep in mind what Mom’s hobbies are. Does she like to curl up with a good book? Purchasing books from a second-hand book store is not only a financially great idea, but applies the reusing thought process. Like Netflix’s movie rental… Continue
Added by Heather on May 5, 2009 at 11:30am —
When I found out I was pregnant, I admittedly went into total panic mode, crying all day and going to sleep with an emotional migraine (don't tell my Princess that!). I relaxed though, came around to the idea that I will one day have my own Princess, and began to read many, many books to know exactly What to Expect, because I truly did not know. I didn't choose a parenting style, I didn't read books about How to Parent, and looking back, I really think I should have.
Nobody tells you… Continue
Added by Margarita on May 5, 2009 at 11:26am —
Please grab a tissue and check out my post all about it HERE
Added by Shera on May 5, 2009 at 10:21am —
If you missed the segment on The Today Show
yesterday about how important it is to secure your furniture to the wall when you have a kiddo in the house, you can watch it at ChitChatMom.com
. Have you anchored your TV, bookcases, etc. to the walls?
Added by ChitChatMom on May 5, 2009 at 10:01am —
1Lb lean gr. beef or turkey
1 can refried beans (nonfat)
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp garlic powder
uncooked lasagna noodles (whole wheat)
26 oz Thick and Chunky salsa (or approx 2 1/2 C.)
1 3/4 c. water
1 c cheese (weight watchers shredded Mexican or Kraft 2% is good)
2/3 c sour cream (nonfat)
1/4 c sliced black olives (optional)
1/4 c sliced gr. onions
Combine uncooked beef, refried beans,… Continue
Added by Laura Kelly-Pifer on May 5, 2009 at 9:04am —
Extreme Makeover Home Edition is one of my favorite shows to watch because they feature inspiring families that are deserving of a great home makeover. In this episode, little Jake inspired a lot of people for his courage to live and a very positive outlook on life.
In this episode, the Grys have been foster parents of over 25 years and now they want to get the home safer for their adopted son, Jake, who suffers from a condition which makes his bones brittle. Aided by Dancing with… Continue
Added by Thea on May 5, 2009 at 8:56am —
My son turned into a curious 16-month-old four days ago and before I knew it, I was already running after his tiny and agile form across the room. Yes, Daniel is now a full-fledged walker who freely trots in and out of my room, reducing the whole house into his own version of a mulch-less park.
Now, I completely understand my mother when she said that I won’t be able to rest when my son starts to walk. Good thing I still manage to take some [cat] naps–thanks to our… Continue
Added by Thea on May 5, 2009 at 6:00am —
Does that guilty nagging feeling ever overwhelm you, for never having enough time in a day? I work (a lot) somewhere I have to sleep and still manage to clean, wash clothes, cook find time for the kids, take care of business, grocery shop fulfill wifely duties and well have some time for myself.
So this past weekend I actually took the time and hung out with my friend whom I haven't seen or even talked to for that matter in a looooooooooong time. But somehow I couldn't shake that… Continue
Added by Michelle Wiley on May 5, 2009 at 5:38am —
I live in a SUPER hot and muggy climate.... 11 months out of the year. One Christmas it snowed, the next it was 80 degrees. Living in South Texas, I do not know what to do with all of the changes. Most people have a box of winter clothes and a box of summer clothes. I have never had the luxury of packing away the flip flops...
We can wake up to a 45 degree cold front, but by bedtime it is back up to 80 degrees. So, walking into Dillard in September and the ONLY clothes on the rack… Continue
Added by Alisha on May 5, 2009 at 1:07am —
Added by geraldine domingo on May 5, 2009 at 1:00am —