Do you think your kid is ready to own a smartphone? With technology playing a more important role in our lives, the issue is likely to come up at some point. This…Continue
Added by Violette Monahan on March 3, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
My kids have always LOVED commercials. Maybe it's because their dad works in advertising, or maybe it's because, unlike me, they never ever get tired of hearing the "Flipeez" theme song that seems to play on repeat between shows. Whatever the case, when an ad pops up on the screen, my twins are completely riveted. So when a totally inappropriate commercial was shown during a KID movie on…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 25, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments
My parents doing what they loved most, cooking a good meal.
Like many adult children, the older I get, the more time I spend reflecting on my parents' life and the many traditions they passed along to me and my siblings. Raised in Chicago, my parents were Italian-Americans who grew up with the same traditions that have been passed down in…Continue
Added by Lisa Lori on February 21, 2014 at 4:08pm — No Comments
I cannot be the only one…who has noticed their child has started to show signs of real independence; whether buttoning up their own shirt or washing their own hair in the tub, the small things that can be done without Mama, are being done without her.
This realization came to me the other day as I was attempting to complete a set of sit-ups (attempting is the key word there) while the Sonny Boy was scrubbing away in the shower unassisted. …
Added by Janice Perry on February 6, 2014 at 4:22pm — No Comments
If you've read Childbirth: The First One, you'll see I left a bit of a gap between my first and second child. My son is now 16 years old, 6'2'', size…Continue
Added by Zena's Suitcase on February 2, 2014 at 9:06am — No Comments
Now that I'm in my third pregnancy, I've spent a lot of time thinking about the birth of my son and daughter. We reflect, and we learn in the hope the next experience will build on what has gone before. Continue reading here
Added by Zena's Suitcase on January 27, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
Added by Lisa René LeClair on December 16, 2013 at 7:55am — No Comments
I come from a home where ‘ I ‘ was celebrated, ‘I’ was made to feel important and ‘I’ was special. I had a wonderful childhood not because of the things I had but because of the way I was made to feel.
God created each child to be a wonderful unique individual. My oldest is spirited and he loves all the attention he could possibly have. He loves to play with automobiles and planes. My second is calm (now moving on from there) and independent. He loves to play with pots and pans. My…Continue
Added by sneha cherian on November 24, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
So this weekend I went to a friend's baby shower. I met a lovely couple who is three years into dealing with a custody battle. They said the were hopeful that they would be done with it soon. It was nice to talk to people who had a VERY similar story to my own. Boy, I didn't have to look too far.
When I am through with all of the legalities I will be blogging in detail about my experience. I don't want other mothers to have to go through what me and this other couple have gone…Continue
Added by Meghan Griesemer on November 4, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
What IS A Meltdown?
“A meltdown is a tantrum, reports MSNBC, plain and simple: “Depending upon your child’s personality, nature, and style of communicating the outburst can range from simple whining, crying and fussing to a full-fledged fall-to-the-floor, head-banging-free-for-all.…Continue
Added by Kia Drake-Cummings on August 22, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Finding half-siblings for my kids has been very important for me, in truth it is why I started blogging, in almost every post I would put our donors number (BGM 9581 by the way) and it is why I joined the DSR (Donor Sibling Registry) before my first was even born. I feel I have been lucky enough to find two half-sibs. One on the DSR, and one because of my blog. I know that there are at least 25 reported births as of earlier this year, but…Continue
Added by Allison Rouble on July 26, 2013 at 7:59pm — No Comments
I fell asleep on the sofa watching the final miles of the Tour de France.
I was awakened by screaming soccer fans and rap music blasting on my son’s cell phone. I didn’t scold him like I usually do when he wakes me up with his inconsiderate, noisy movements.
Instead, I simply looked at him in bewilderment, wondering why had he turned on every light downstairs.
I did not yell because I was filled with a renewed sense…
Added by Tarsha Gray on July 10, 2013 at 9:45pm — No Comments
I would have to say that the months of the year, that bring the flowers and green back out into the open are my favorite simply because they allow for amazing family time! Because we live in the Mid-west and experience winter month with ice, snow, and cold, it is difficult getting out to do winter activities. Sadly most of that reasoning is due to me not liking cold or being cold! LOL! So I try to let go of my “hermit” ways during the nicer weather and venture out of the house with the…Continue
Added by Stacey Gannett on July 1, 2013 at 2:10pm — No Comments
After the last few days, this momma needs a massage! LOL! I can't believe how quickly this week has zipped by, any more than I can believe that we are almost through June and July is just around the corner. Of course, when the week keeps you busy, it is no wonder that it has flown by. I still find it funny that even after five months, I still have not managed to establish a routine with my days, which before long will make me absolutely crazy! Though I spent so many years living by the work…Continue
Added by Stacey Gannett on June 28, 2013 at 7:02pm — No Comments
How I met my hubby...He and I absolutely love getting asked that question. Simply due to the odd looks that people tend to give us when they hear the story. It never really gets old, even after all of these years! But of course, it is a rather peculiar story. Well it all started right about twenty nine years ago, I was right around eleven years old. My dad was getting married to wife number four. I think that I had only talked to my new step-mom once before they got married. I actually think…Continue
Added by Stacey Gannett on June 28, 2013 at 6:42pm — No Comments
Yesterday I was offered the opportunity to guest post over the The Wondering Brain with the wonderful Jessica Dy. I have included a bit of an update from the original, marked by an asterisk below.
Protecting our kids is a full-time job in today's society, with threats around every corner. As the mother of three, ranging in ages from 10 to 19, I know that the internet is a huge draw for kids nowadays. My kids, like most, know almost all there is to know about online technology. There…Continue
Added by Stacey Gannett on June 28, 2013 at 6:38pm — No Comments
Post originally shared as a guest post at The Wondering Brain
Books provide access to an unimaginable adventure. One of my favorite hobbies has always been reading, for as far back as I can remember. As a kid, I spent a lot of time with my grandma, and every week during summer break we would ride our local city bus to our local public library. I would of course make a bee line to the children's section to select my books. I had…
Added by Stacey Gannett on June 28, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
What is a blessing? Wow, what a loaded question, right? It amazes me to think of the things in my life that I consider to be a blessing. I am sure that it is a list that could vary slightly from some and majorly for others. I have really only even started thinking about and realizing just what I have to be blessed about, in the last maybe ten years. I am not sure if it is something that most kids even consider, and I think if you had asked me at any point during my teen years what blessings…Continue
Added by Stacey Gannett on June 28, 2013 at 6:01pm — No Comments
I would like to say to my dear hubby...Happy Father's Day! As I write this on Saturday night, so that it will be ready to post for Father's day, I think about how much he always wanted to be a father. During the time when he was married to his first wife, that dream could never be realized, since she could not have any more children. Of course, when he and I got together, I was able to still have kids. Now, while I of course wanted more kids, it was not something that I wanted to jump right…Continue
Added by Stacey Gannett on June 28, 2013 at 5:58pm — No Comments