A few months ago during one of our more "social" small group gatherings (in which all of the guys tend to gravitate to the kitchen to be closest to the snacks while the girls sit in the living room where they can talk about "girl stuff"), Lydia shared with us a deep fear that has been seated in her heart for a long time.
Being that she is in her early 30's, the possibility of it coming to pass was getting closer and closer. She was sorely afraid - nay, terrified even - of attaining… Continue
Added by Rachel@Grasping For Objectivity on April 24, 2009 at 9:57pm —
I just wanted to say that I have been aware of neglecting this place and do feel bad about it.
This is a great place with an amazing collection of moms....and I need to work harder at getting to know everyone..
It is just that TIME thing!!!
Added by Kerry Sauriol on April 24, 2009 at 8:23pm —
I just tried to call my BFF Paige
, but her 4-year-old answered and told me, “When she lets me play Wii, I’ll let you talk to her.”
What can I say? Props to the boy for his mad bargaining skillz.
Added by Cat Lambson on April 24, 2009 at 1:58pm —
Last night was the full moon.
Warm bright Mooniest Moon. And looking at it, I noticed the clouds racing past, over and out, as though the moon were playing peekaboo. There are times when I feel I'm riding this life in a little night boat, and some things that may matter one day, like remodeling a kitchen, can seem trivial or momentary. As though time were drifting my boat too fast round each curve to take it in or want for a thing. Are the clouds racing, or is it me? I am a… Continue
Added by Coconutty on April 24, 2009 at 1:57pm —
I woke up earlier to a Billy Joel song-Paino Man
. I don't know where it came from but it is one of my Billy Joel 's favorite songs. Like his other songs, this one is a catchy song.
Now I'm listening to his CD of all his favorites. He is one of my favorite artists.
It is interesting how a lot of the music out there influence us. Not just how the song has been sung, but how most of the lyrics we can relate to.… Continue
Added by Dee Bird on April 24, 2009 at 3:17am —
My son is 23 months old and we started potty training months back (around 18 months). He was on the younger side, but was showing signs of being ready that I didn't want to ignore. He started off being very interested in his potty, and would simply sit and read a book while I wondered and waited. Most of the time he would go pee or poop. We'd get so excited! We'd scream, jump, and praise him! Because he was younger, I didn't force it. Nothing like a training exercise; just time to time I'd try… Continue
Added by Mommy-momo on April 24, 2009 at 12:30am —
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Added by Turnitupmom on April 23, 2009 at 10:02pm —
Today was D-Day. The day I begin the process of reclaiming my body from the depths of postpartum icky-ness. The day I stop nursing. If you don't want to read about breastfeeding and/or all the stuff that goes with it, please go to another blog now. That's right, move along, nothing to see here. In fact, here's one for you: Click here. There, I gave you one for free. Now, go! Away with you!
*Sigh* There were moments over the past year when I cursed breastfeeding. When Zeke would push… Continue
Added by Rachel Boldman on April 23, 2009 at 9:17pm —
Sometimes there are days like we had this weekend: everything is perfect. We go for walks, we play, we read books together, we spend time together as a family. On Saturday, Josh and I even took Zeke to the pool for the first time, and he LOVED it! Here is a picture of the sheer delight:
Sunday was great, too. Josh preached, Zeke and I went out to get lunch for him, and we all had a relaxing afternoon. Monday? Also pretty good. Zeke skips his nap on Mondays so I can teach my class at the… Continue
Added by Rachel Boldman on April 23, 2009 at 9:16pm —
Tomorrow, he will be a year old! I remember where I was a year ago today--at a friend's house playing games, I mean OWNING the guys at "Gimme 5," eating dessert, and experiencing the WORST headaches I'd ever had in my life. All the while praying that the hospital would have room for me in the morning. Turns out that the hospital did NOT have room, but the headaches were eventually enough to get me admitted and have the baby just 6 short hours after.
I was NOT ready to be a mom, but… Continue
Added by Rachel Boldman on April 23, 2009 at 9:16pm —
I gotta tell you. I've been addicted to something (Coke Zero, bargains....) and I've worked with those who are addicted to stuff. Everyone is addicted to something.
According to a story that just ran on CNN, there are no statistics on "Facebook addiction" .
Social media addiction, as of now, isn't an actual medical diagnosis.
According to CNN, you know you're a Facebook addict when
1. You lose sleep over Facebook
2. You spend more than an… Continue
Added by Harriet B on April 23, 2009 at 5:59pm —
coupon giveaway at http://chattykathyw-s.blogspot.com
Added by sistersledgekws on April 23, 2009 at 5:45pm —
I just looked around at some other moms blogs and it looks like I have a lot of learning to do, to make my blog SNAZZY! HA!
I am pretty much slow to doing things and learning all the tricks! If you all have any suggestions that would be great!
Added by Sherry on April 23, 2009 at 1:59pm —
"What R U Waiting 4 ?", is my question of the day for you.
I have contact with a lot of people on a daily basis and one thing that I have noticed a lot in the conversations taking place are phrases like, " I should...." or " I want to but..." or even " I can't get around to ...".
I thought a lot about it and I must say I do understand that everyone has a lot on their plate, I know I do, but what I don't understand is how we can put our own personal wishes, joys, and… Continue
Added by Michelle Teyke on April 23, 2009 at 1:30pm —
I am breastfeeding a 2 ½-year-old toddler, and I have no problem doing it in public. In fact, I am so proud and glad that I am still breastfeeding that I have a breastfeeding counter on the bottom of my blog page! You would expect strangers to give me looks, but I actually have to justify my choice to friends and family more and more lately.
Why do I still breastfeed? Because Landon still wants to and asks for it, I love the bond we have through it and the convenience — and most… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 23, 2009 at 12:57pm —
The nicest Nursing Covers that are multifunctional. Please come to enter:
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Added by Mommas in the House on April 23, 2009 at 12:49pm —
It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, written, expressed my inner… I don’t know what, especially after my social media meltdown. You know, the meltdown I mentioned in my last video blog, but I never went into why and what happened. Not sure if I still wanna go there. Lemme just blog away and see what happens. I’ll try to stay focused even though my 10 year old continues to keep interrupting me every 10 seconds (literally) recapping her absolute faaaavorite book of the week. I may sound selfish,… Continue
Added by Marianne Impal on April 23, 2009 at 12:30pm —
First, let me begin to say that my husband has changed his share of diapers. My only problem is his nose picks and chooses when it works. My husband can smell when our daughter is wet, but poop doesn't seem to register with him. In fact, this happened again only yesterday. He was playing with her for a bit and suddenly asked me to hold her for a sec. When I came over to get her, I instantly smelled the poo. I told him she had pooped and his response, "What! I didn't smell a thing." It is… Continue
Added by Donna Glass on April 23, 2009 at 10:31am —
It's amazing how exponentially busier we get every year! There are so many ways to indiviually keep track of ourselves with palm pilots, blackberries, planners, iphones, etc... There are home organization systems for our junk, our storage areas, and everything in between. And there are these expensive and convoluted family organization systems that all these professional planners love to peddle to us through their own personal services and through the mass media of magazines and "talk… Continue
Added by Leanne on April 23, 2009 at 9:51am —
I must admit I totally and completely love Thursdays. Why? 'Cuz they're just one day away from Friday and nothing is better than Friday... except for Saturday. As a preggers mama I must admit I live for my weekends. I typically try to get in a prenatal yoga class on Saturday mornings to start my weekend off right and then meet up with a girlfriend or two for a lazy Saturday lunch and maybe even a movie. Sundays are "Baby Sundays" in my house (check my blog to find out just what a Baby Sunday… Continue
Added by ChitChatMom on April 23, 2009 at 9:38am —