Is it even possible anymore? This is supposed to be the most magical time of year, right? I was out today getting my little girls photos taken for Christmas cards and such. While at the our photog's studio, normally a pleasant place to be thanks to all the wonderful material she creates, it started.....The Christmas RUSH. Pressure, and anxiety was flowing out of all the parents and helpers she had on staff. I couldn't help but begin to act crazy with all the misplaced emotions in the room. I… Continue
As I was cleaning the house today to prepare for some visitors I had a disturbing glimpse into my future while cleaning the bathroom. In just a few months I will be outnumbered in my house. It will be me, my husband and our son.
I've often heard from my friends with boys that there is pee everywhere in the bathroom. They even go as far as to say… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on December 5, 2009 at 4:38pm —
I have been thinking a lot lately about the impact attitude can have on a person's life.
There was a time for me when everything was pretty... chaotic, to say the least. It seemed like every time I turned around, something bad was happening. I had health issues that put me in the hospital. Someone broke into my car. My cat ran away. I was in a car wreck. Someone pulled a gun on me while I was at work (ever have to go around booting people's cars to pay the bills? Not. Fun.) The house… Continue
Added by Rachel Rene on December 5, 2009 at 2:17am —
If you are interested in another form of advertising then this is for you. Sometimes we go to chats and sometimes we get to participate and present or sometimes we don't feel like it, and just want to be in the chat to give our support. We'll I have started a Newsletter to send to those that want to participate and in doing so all I need is a banner, link and specials you are running. Lets keep…Continue
Added by Karren Haller on December 4, 2009 at 7:24pm —
You may have heard the recent uproar about Baby Einstein's parent company, Disney, offering refunds on many of their DVDs after research has emerged that "educational" videos for infants and toddlers do live up to their claims. This comes after a growing number of research studies have shown little or no correlation between children's viewing of such videos and advances in language development. In fact, some research has shown delays in children's language development associated with viewing… Continue
Added by Amy Webb on December 4, 2009 at 5:24pm —
My husband had a work party last night. I was so excited to get out. I had arranged babysitting and was determined to enjoy an evening with my spouse. Of course my little sidekick got to come, but after toting six children, toting one didn't seem like a big deal.
I've been feeling a tad frumpy, so I decided to go shopping. Now when I say shopping, I mean: go to Target, pray I find something cute, try it on in the largest dressing room so that the cart fits, change fast enough that… Continue
Added by Stacey M on December 4, 2009 at 4:03pm —
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I did something stupid for which I am positive there are going to be repercussions. I knew I shouldn’t while I was in the middle of dialing. My heart was racing and that’s usually when I know. Wait. Don’t act now. I’m very familiar with this warning signal, and yet this time I couldn’t stop myself.
Dear Self, please try not to tell off people at doctors’ offices. It never ends well. Especially don’t tell someone off on their voicemail. Look what happened to Tiger Woods when he left a… Continue
This was featured on the Today Show this morning and I found it quite interesting. I don't fully understand it yet BUT if you are a business, it will help to get customers to your establishment. If your looking to buy something as a consumer, it will help you get the cheapest price anywhere! Just go to the nearest city button near you and go from there. Check into it and see what you think:…
I love Moody Mama's because they have transformed the way woman feel about maternity clothes once and for all. I don't know about you but I spent hours crying over what I looked like while pregnant and how clothes looked. I cried about those ugly jeans that go all the way to your neck (ok, not really but after wearing low rise jeans for so long that's what they… Continue
Added by Priscila on December 4, 2009 at 4:24am —
Pose this question to 10 different people and each one will have a different answer.
While in Cabo for Thanksgiving, I ran into a friend from high school I hadn’t seen in more than 20 years. We spent a few minutes catching up, and then he asked if my husband and I would like to go out with him and his friends that evening. Read More
Added by Yana Berlin on December 3, 2009 at 2:57pm —
I love Christmas... I really do. I love driving around, seeing the lights on everyone's houses and growl at those that don't have lights. This year, I feel a bit stressed. You see, I'm an early Christmas shopper. Love to have all mine done BEFORE Thanksgiving. Didn't happen. We moved in September and now I'm scrambling.
Just add me to the long list of people doing last minute shopping. What about you? Are you done??
Last year around this same time, I offered up a holiday cookie exchange. This year, once again, I'm asking for recipes for a favorite holiday treat. You can leave your recipe in the comments, or link to a post of your own. I'll keep an updated running list for the month of December.
Recently my hubby Chris and 15-year-old son Josh took a road trip across the state together. It was a long drive, and at one point Chris said to Josh, "I'm getting tired here, I need you to talk to me for a while."
Josh dutifully unplugged himself from his iPod and asked, "What do you want to talk about?"
"I dunno," Chris said yawning. "Um…why don't you tell me the first thing you'd like to do when you get your driver's… Continue
Added by Holly Bowne on December 3, 2009 at 7:57am —
This is a follow up to my previous Tiger Woods blog. Forgiveness is something we all need. Is that not true? I mean think about your worst transgression, now think about if everybody in America knew it. Know think about the person you are, and how you truly are not that worst trangression. You would not want anyone judging your entire life on your worst transgression. You are more than that. You are better than your worst flaw, your worst mistake. I think this needs to be said… Continue
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