Just after college, I moved to New York City. I earned next to nothing and shared a studio apartment with another girl. Many weeks, I had to decide between dry cleaning my clothes or eating. So, I learned how to hand wash many dry-clean-only garments. I grew up a lot in those first few years - I think everyone should live in NYC for a few years when they are young adults. But I digress...
Our kitchen was the size of a closet, and I used to scowl at the waste of space that was our… Continue
Added by EcoMeg on August 3, 2009 at 10:31pm —
Try putting thick makeup on me and watch me poke my finger up in your face. I'm more of an au naturale girl, prefering zits, open pores, wrinkles and crinkles to Vampire deVille.
However, a girl's still a girl. I do occasionally like the magical effect make-up can have on a woman. Maybe it's just something I think is special to women and women alone because MEN CAN'T HAVE IT. They have to live with what's on their face, whether they like it or not. Zits giving a standing ovation to… Continue
Added by Marsha Maung on August 3, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Hey folks! I am starting a 100 Point Challenge today to help keep me accountable towards my weight loss goal. You can use any form of exercise and eat healthy. Check out the details on my blog: http://www.exercise2day.info.
Added by Laura Kelly-Pifer on August 3, 2009 at 5:32pm —
As you know, I am working with The Motherhood
as a correspondent for Kellogg's and Mom's Homeroom
to bring you an exciting new website made for you, mom's, for advice on a wide array of topics. Today I am excited to say they have officially launched… Continue
Added by Jennifer on August 3, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Today I enjoyed an incredible salad with cucumbers, tomatoes and green peppers from the family garden.
Quite often I'm reminded of how much my body has changed since I've given birth, but there have been other positive effects of pregnancy and childbirth. One of those is the fact that I can now eat fruits and vegetables. Before I got pregnant I had been unable to eat those things. For some reason my body just didn't process them and they immediately came right back up in a very nasty… Continue
Added by Katrina on August 3, 2009 at 1:51pm —
I had a blast at the Orlando CHA craft show
last Friday & have a goodie tote-bag filled with supplies to giveaway in a random drawing this Thursday. Just leave any comment on my blog, ArtSnark.blogspot.com
before noon (EST) on 8/6 to enter.
To view prizes,… Continue
Added by Stacey Merrill (ArtSnark) on August 3, 2009 at 11:24am —
What couple does not worry about how their marriage will fare when the kids are gone? Every mom will tell you the minute she gives birth, her husband takes second fiddle in her heart. Sometimes husbands don’t even get a musical role. They get demoted to errand boy. “Can you get me that burp cloth? And while you’re up can you fix me a tuna fish sandwich? And change his diaper? And the channel? I can’t reach the remote. I don’t want to tear my stitches.”… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on August 3, 2009 at 10:05am —
This popped into my head tonight and I had to post it before my peri-peri-perimenopausal brain forgets it, all together. An amazingly fun and kid friendly dessert.
I used to “team up” with my son on playing a joke every time we’d have company over. I haven’t done this with him in years and I’ve gotta bring it back out before the summer vanishes.
You can do this a few ways, but the version in this picture consists of:
2 or 3 or… Continue
Added by Nancy ~ IfEvolutionWorks on August 3, 2009 at 10:04am —
I'll be having a Birhtday giveaway this month of August. at Dominique's Desk.
The prizes include
The prizes include
1. 5 free memberships to my soon to be released site- Savy Hip Parentpreneur
(worth $80 per membership)
2. 2 Article packages of ( 5 -300 word articles on your choosen keywords)
3. 2 twitter page… Continue
Added by Dominique Goh on August 3, 2009 at 7:41am —
Don't ever have step children.. they break your heart....
but that only if you love them, which I do.... can't help but get attached.. even if now they are adults...
Added by Brigitta Vasquez on August 3, 2009 at 7:21am —
While pregnant or even before, every woman inevitably thinks about the topic of breastfeeding. Will I breastfeed my baby? For how long? I think most women have the best intentions and try to breastfeed and then stop after different periods of time – they might breastfeed a week, they make it through the rough first few weeks and go on to nurse for a few months or a year, and then there are the extended breastfeeding moms like me.
I believe your breastfeeding success has everything to… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on August 3, 2009 at 1:48am —
I know it’s only August and I realize that I’ve never written you before, but I am thinking maybe it’s time I sent a letter in. I figure the more notice you had, the better. It seems to work well for my son, because you fill his list pretty accurately.
I do realize that in this economy it would be too much to ask for that 4 seat-er convertible I keep looking at, so I will keep it realistic. It can wait till things get… Continue
Added by Nancy on August 2, 2009 at 7:52pm —
I've been blogging about play activities for kids for a few years and would love to laugh, connect and make friends with more play mammas. You know who you are- those that blog about play in the early years from a mum perspective or an educator perspective.
I created a group here on MBC called Playing in the Sandbox
. So we can support each other and spread the play love around.
If you… Continue
Added by Melitsa on August 2, 2009 at 12:29pm —
My ex-husband, God bless him, was a douche bag. He put his career first, his mistress second, fantasy football third and coming in a distant fourth was his family.
That said, I must confess that there are days that I come home and miss the selfish bastard. Three and a half years after our "Black October" my brain knows that it is not him I miss anymore. Though my heart misses having someone to come home and share the victories of the day with I’ve become accustom to the adult… Continue
Added by Single Mom Survives on August 1, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Why do manufacturers skip over the size 9 for children?
Seriously, look at The Gap and search by size. Where’d the 9 go? And Old Navy? Same thing. It’s not just those retailers either. The chart on the left? (If you go to my blog
you'll see the chart) That’s from Garnett Hill. There IS no size 9 for kids there either. Why is this?
I can deal with this size 9 thing when it comes to tops. Boys tend to like their… Continue
Added by Nancy on August 1, 2009 at 10:58am —
When I started to blog online I had set up a company. The business adviser told me to never use my real name on the internet. OK, I can see why. If I google my 'handle' JoyntHeir, there are hundreds or thousands of links. If I google my alias, there are again tons of links that come up. If I Google my real name, some gal on the west coast shows up. A good way to be anonymous.
It has been bothering me more and more as I make friends online. I have found that most people use their… Continue
Added by Joy OHare aka Faye Hager on August 1, 2009 at 12:34am —
Why is it that men aren’t nearly effected by the way they look, the way women are?
I’m having a really rough few days and I took a good look in the mirror at myself today. My skin is a mess from allergies. My hair is in dire need of a cut (it’s been almost 3 months and the layers can’t even be called layers anymore). I can’t seem to find my favorite bra (Le Mystere, Tisha. Awesome bra if you are over a C cup) and so now my boobs aren’t looking exactly the way I like them. And now I’m… Continue
Added by Nancy ~ IfEvolutionWorks on July 31, 2009 at 12:24pm —
I just wanted to share this great site I found where you can up load 100 pictures at a time and use their free templates to showcase your pictures! Its great you can make your images privet or public. I sell products that are eco friendly and I use it to cross sell on ebay. Check it out www.use.com you will love it!
Added by cyndi on July 31, 2009 at 11:49am —
I'm doing a few 'keep in touch days' at work this week to try and get me ready for when I go back for good in September. For those who don't know what these are, they are 10days which you can go back to work for (fully paid) and still stay on your maternity leave. I found them very useful last year as i managed to get all my hours and days sorted out before I was due back, so i just came in on my first day back and knew exactly what I was doing.
Anyhoo, I worked Wednesday night… Continue
Added by Amy Sheridan on July 31, 2009 at 9:02am —
Today, every life experience possible seems to be moving online; and the traditional white elephant gift exchange is no exception. The online mimic of this classic party game is changing how family and friends connect during their various life events. No longer are groups constrained by distance from hosting a Yankee Swap or Dirty Santa gift exchange, because online replacements have no boundaries. In fact,… Continue
Added by Bruce Christensen on July 31, 2009 at 6:57am —