For the past week some friends and myself have been throwing an amazing blog party to raise money for pediatric cancer. The Tuesday Blog Party was a huge hit and we have raised close to $3000. Now today a dear friend of Jess's (Tuesday's mom) put in a two new giveaways that will be going until Saturday the 16th. If you donate $30 to the Tuesday Fionna Whitt Memorial Fund (instructions to follow) you can enter for a chance at a 2 week long vacation in… Continue
Added by Brandi Best on May 12, 2009 at 4:17pm —
So I have been married a year now and both my husband and I had a child from past relationships. We now have a child together and here comes the drama.
My stepson's mother is a pain in my ass. She wants money in her had at the same time as fileing child support. Now I don't agree in the whole child support thing since my husband always has his son. He is with us every single holiday, school break, etc. Not to mention, we are buying clothing for both households becuase this B****… Continue
Added by Ronne Collins on May 12, 2009 at 12:36pm —
If your school’s schedule is anything like ours, Teacher Appreciation Week should be popping up any time now.
Our school had it last week, and I know lots of other districts did too. Our school goes all out for our teachers. The PTA puts out a schedule of events that the whole school follows. (I heard they had to start mandating what was done because room moms went crazy trying to outdo each other. Another friend said that wasn’t true. They weren’t competing. They just felt bad if… Continue
Added by Theresa Walsh Giarrusso on May 12, 2009 at 10:24am —
Oh yes. It's Tuesday and that means it's time to discuss all the mindless TV I have been watching and how many brain cells I have lost.
First off, The Hills last night. Why am I still watching this? It's scripted, it's stupid. Made up drama, bad acting from people that are not actors. Boring. Next.
Season premiere of Intervention last night on A&E. Great show. but I don't recommend watching it before you go to bed. Makes your head spin. Definitely a show to… Continue
Added by Natalie on May 12, 2009 at 9:00am —
has chosen the ideal person to fight both poverty and pollution at the same time–Van Jones.
is presently the special advisor on Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Other credentials under his belt are: Time Magazine’s 2008 Environmental Hero; Global Green USA “Community Environmental Leadership Award 2008,” and the New York Times Bestselling author of, The Green Collar… Continue
Added by Heather on May 12, 2009 at 8:46am —
Added by soft on May 12, 2009 at 3:08am —
Mr. Independent demands he blows his own bubbles now. Kind of sad really. Not that long ago he would beg for ME
to blow bubbles and they'd make him so happy. Now... "Nooo... Mommy!" "I have it!" "Mine bubbles." *Tear* READ MORE HERE...
Added by Mommy-momo on May 12, 2009 at 12:35am —
Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day!
Thought I would share videos of my little guys. Posted on my blog are little clips
of their love notes & treats they hid around the house for me. It was so sweet! - http://techy-moms-blog.blogspot.com/2009/05/happy-mothers-day-bit-of-history.html
Added by Alexandra on May 11, 2009 at 9:23pm —
It's Monday people and as my favorite gay, Tim Gunn, says, "Make It Work!" I always have a hard time on Mondays getting going. Someone has a case of the Mondays! I am just coming off a usually fun or relaxing weekend and it's difficult to get moving and face the week. JT has gone back to work and I am going it alone with CE and our pooch, Teddy. I usually need a little boost of something, whether it's extra caffeine or something inspirational.
To read more visit my blog:… Continue
Added by Natalie on May 11, 2009 at 8:59pm —
Kimberley Clayton Blaine, MA, MFT
This scenario is all too common. Recognize it? Is this your household? 5:30 hits, the kids are cranky, singing loudly, asking questions, pushing siblings, the kitchen is hot and steaming with chicken baking in the oven while you answer the phone and say, “I can’t hear you, I’m a mom.”
It’s no secret that moms have a hard time finding time for themselves, let alone… Continue
Added by Kimberley Clayton Blaine on May 11, 2009 at 6:23pm —
Firstly, I'd like to thank you all for the Mother's Day wishes - it was oh so grand! A weekend of fun and relaxation - and nothing went to plan! On Saturday I took Princess to a movie, Monsters vs Aliens, which was cute, and we had a little picnic - then off to Grandpa's she did go! J & I spent the evening in, watching movies and eating pizza, our absolute favourite food in the world.
Sunday, Princess with Grandpa and his kids at Wonderland, J at work, I had a glorious day to… Continue
Added by Margarita on May 11, 2009 at 5:13pm —
Katrina Carefoot, Mabel BlogHer correspondent, from Fickle Feline, is guest blogging for the next two weeks while Julie recovers from the birth of her 6th baby - welcome Finian Aloysius!
I survived my first week back at work. I’m not going to lie, the mornings came early, the days were long, and most nights I fell into bed not long after my kids. But I made it, and I learned some important lessons along the way.
Ten Things I Learned My First Week Back At… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on May 11, 2009 at 4:52pm —
I am crushed, empty, and saddened to write this post, but reality has come to where we have to say goodbye. Yesterday, I said goodbye to the love of my life for another six (or so) months as he heads back to Afghanistan to complete his mission. It took everything in me yesterday not to cry, but that quickly shattered as I held him tightly knowing that I would not embrace his hug again for what seems like eternity. It was even harder to see him say goodbye to our son who he loves more then… Continue
Added by Stephanie on May 11, 2009 at 4:39pm —
I am a finalist in the Protect-A-Bed Blogher Scholarship contest. They are giving one lucky winner $300 to go to Blogher. I already have the ticket and could really use the help to get there.
Please take just a moment of your time and vote for me here: Vote for Your Favorite Protect-A-Bed Scholarship Entry
My blog is The Divine Miss Mommy.… Continue
Added by Stacie in Atlanta on May 11, 2009 at 4:09pm —
It's mothers day. I woke up early at about 7am, and couldn't go back to sleep. Jude woke up right after me so I fed him, and then we lay in bed while he stared at me and smiled. It was a nice beginning to the day. Jude, and I stayed up together for about two hours while Mike slept......yeah yeah he slept on mothers day...ha. It's okay though because I was awake anyway, and really enjoyed my quiet time with Jude. He was very smiley today, and was trying to communicate with me. If I placed him… Continue
Added by Jenn on May 11, 2009 at 2:38pm —
Remember I entered the Protect-A-Bed BlogHer contest? They announced today that I'm a finalist
!! Could you take a moment to vote for me
, pretty… Continue
Added by Lisa @CrazyAdventuresinParenting on May 11, 2009 at 2:16pm —
I am a stay home mom and have a very fussy baby. My son Jayden was born colic and he's very fussy too.
Hope you can find my blog interesting. Please visit my blog at www.motherfirstbaby.com
Added by Karen on May 11, 2009 at 2:06pm —
I'm so excited! Other then the fact that it isn't raining here in the DC area i have a lot to be thankful for my family, my health, and my new friends that i have met at the mom bloggers club. The follow me under 100 group has been wonderful! And i would like to say "thank you!" So many of you have such wonderful stories, and i enjoy reading all of your blogs.
I'm excited because i am spreading my wings again and have started a new… Continue
Added by shelley k on May 11, 2009 at 2:00pm —
I had the privilege of listening to (and even speaking briefly with) Mark Blumenthal, the founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council. Mr. Blumenthal reviewed the recent clinical and epidemiological research regarding the health benefits of tea.
It is truly staggering, the increasing amount of research being devoted to the connection between tea drinking and good health. And it is difficult to ignore the daily reports about tea’s potential. Of course, as Mr.… Continue
Added by Dheepa Maturi on May 11, 2009 at 1:46pm —
Hello, My name is Christie a.k.a The ChatterBox and I am one half of the dynamic duo, The BlogRollers
...but you knew that already. The BlogRollers are road-tripping to BlogHer '09 in a brand new Chevrolet...but I think you knew that already too. What you didn't know is that we decided that the trip wouldn’t be complete… Continue
Added by Christie on May 11, 2009 at 12:48pm —