I did it yesterday. I accidentally dropped the bomb.
I let the S word slip from my mouth in front of the children as I was driving them to school. My son immediately picked up on my mistake and began gleefully using it so expertly, I almost believed he comprehended the import of what I had just done.
I had just corrupted my children.
You must understand the level of shame and guilt I felt. I am not one of those mothers! In fact, I barely can drop those kinds of… Continue
Added by Vivianne on December 3, 2009 at 1:31am —
There are so many factors that go into starting and promoting a successful site/blog. If you've read my blog for any amount of time (if you're new to the blog welcome!) then you already know how I feel that keyword research and SEO (search engine optimzation) or two of the most important factors to being successful online.
Whenever I'm doing keyword research I also do some "competition" research right along with it. I go look at the top 5 to 10 results and I "size" them up. One of… Continue
I’m downsizing. I weaned off of my prescription for anxiety now that I don’t need it anymore. It was making my ADHD worse because it suppresses dopamine. But now I keep trying to shove other stuff in my brain. I keep trying to tweak it, to feel better, then feel better than that. I’ll use anything, food, caffeine, music, movies. I tried meds for ADHD. I tried wellbutrin briefly but it kicked my neuroreceptors’ butt. I would have preferred a gentle nudge. I tried herbs that have to build up in… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on December 2, 2009 at 10:23pm —
As far as Tiger Woods goes: We all make mistakes. We all have skeletons in our closets. I say this because I am not perfect and I have no right to throw stones. The troubles Tiger is having just brings to light a larger issue that no one talks enough about. When you cheat on your spouse, you cheat on your children. he pain in this world felt by so many children of divorce or conflict over infidelity is immeasurable and so damaging. Most people will still love Tiger, and most people will still… Continue
Thanksgiving is over, and in the aftermath of turkey and family my head is full of jumbled thoughts and half-formed posts. I’m running on little sleep and too much coffee, but I wanted to get something written while I have access to a computer and my sister has the boy occupied.
It has been a wonderful holiday, one of the best I can remember. My brother and his fiance drove down from Seattle, and having our family together in one place was something we were all grateful for. The… Continue
Added by Rachel Rene on December 2, 2009 at 3:55pm —
Wow we can’t believe this year is almost over and what an interesting year it has been! The stress of finding a new building and then the relief of settling into one made this year very different from all the others. We are finally starting to get our name out there and lots of potential clients. So thank you all for helping us spread the word about our new location, it is much appreciated. December is always the craziest month of the year so we will keep this short and sweet, but we wanted to… Continue
Added by The Kids Gym on December 2, 2009 at 2:35pm —
We do hope you enjoyed your families this Thanksgiving and that you were able to put work aside, if only for one day. As we begin the 2009 home stretch we thought we'd "wrap up" some business on our end:
I know when my girls were born finding eco-friendly and organic baby products wasn’t easy. Boy, how things have changed. When I attended the ABC Kids Expo back in September there was a huge section of the exhibitor floor devoted to eco/green/natural products.
Added by LizzieBtv on December 1, 2009 at 7:37pm —
If you’re new to motherhood and looking for a fun, safe place to commiserate look no further. I’ve rounded up a list of my four favorite websites just for moms. These aren’t the only sites I visit. (Click Here to Read More)
Added by LizzieBtv on December 1, 2009 at 7:34pm —
The day you get pregnant, the talk begins about about what you should and shouldn't do, how often you should sleep, what to name your baby, and what kind of car seat to buy. You know you need good nutrition, vitamins, rest and exercise. You need clothes for the baby, a sleeping arrangement and a good pediatrician. You need a swing and diapers. Those things are all (obviously) very important and necessary. But, what about the… Continue
When you are on our fan page don't forget to click the 'Suggest to Friends' link. Thank you can ask all of your friends to become a fan and we can raise a lot of money for a great cause!! Lets make… Continue
Added by Kris on December 1, 2009 at 10:47am —
The public perception of bullying is that bullies are acting out to cover their own fears. They may indeed be afraid, but accepting this as a reason makes bullies sound like victims of their fears -- like we're supposed to feel sorry for them and not hold them responsible for their abusive actions.
The issue is not whether bullies are afraid. Bullies bully other people to feel powerful around them and to feel power over them. Bullies start out feeling like zeroes, like nobodies. When… Continue
Added by Sadiyya Patel on December 1, 2009 at 7:00am —
I am an avid Twitter user -- left to my own devices, I would tweet all day. I like to connect with many other people, mostly moms, who are interested in the same topics: natural birth, breastfeeding, attachment parenting, green and frugal living, homeopathy, and using social media. I also love to provide my followers (2550+) with valuable retweets they might benefit from.
I think social media is amazing in that it allows anyone with a message to get it out to many people — without it… Continue
As you may or may not have heard, EPN (eBay's affiliate program) has recently changed the way they pay their affiliates and most people I know have not been too happy about the changes. Although some affiliates are making more money on this new payout the vast majority are not. Not only that, people are concerned that they can't seem to pinpoint exactly how we're paid so that's a bit of a concern.
My earnings from September were $528.06 and my earnings for… Continue
Within the last month, three of my six kids have had birthdays. It’s a very lean month in our household – topping up RESPs along with throwing a few birthday parties can take its toll on anyone’s budget.
In addition to not liking birthdays’ financial implications, I think birthday parties are a royal pain. I know many party mamas out there who relish in planning extravagant events, particularly their children’s parties. Indeed, I have… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on November 30, 2009 at 5:10pm —