As my niece gets older, she’s becoming increasingly harder to lie to. But my step son believes every word i say. I’ve never told him elaborate lies — like I fought in the war or helped build rome — but I’m guilty of a little fib now and then, mostly in the name of keeping the peace. If it avoids a tantrum, I’m totally OK with saying things like “Oh, sorry, we can’t play with teddy now because he is sleeping and if we wake him he'll bite, or “We’ll look for your squeaky shoes later” or “the… Continue
Added by Jennifer Collens on June 29, 2012 at 9:55am —
As soon as a baby enters our world everything changes. We no longer have the extra funds to eat out, nor do we have the energy. After all, isn’t just finding time to take a shower a feat that makes us smile from ear to ear?
I don’t find it necessary to be an extreme couponer to be frugal. While I would truly love the idea of being able to dedicate the kind of time, focus, and dedication it requires to take couponing to that level of success that…
Added by Jessi McD on June 25, 2012 at 12:56pm —
I have always been a reader. I can not remember a time that I didn't love books and magazines. When I was little, my grandmother always subscribed to magazines like Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Ebony and Jet. I spent countless hours flipping through those magazines as a child. My grandmother got a kick out of me sitting in her living room reading the Los Angeles Times newspaper when I was about 9 years old. When I was totally engrossed in a book and it was time for bed, I… Continue
Added by The Sexy Single Mommy on June 12, 2012 at 2:27am —
“What good questions did you ask today?” was Albert Einstein’s mother Pauline’s greeting to his genius son as soon as he gets home. This one question may not have been the lone reason that shaped the genius that he was but there is a great possibility that it contributed a lot.…
Added by The Mommist on June 9, 2012 at 7:28am —
As a mom that produces music from my home studio, I have been known to sport a special hairstyle I call, “headphone hair.” It’s hard to describe but there’s a unique shape the hair takes on from a day of recording. We’ve all been known to sport that “hat hair” look but when you wear headphones for hours on end it’s a special look of it’s own. Recording is such a timeless venture. One guitar track can take hours and once I dive into the process I’m usually sucked in for the… Continue
Added by Amy Liz Wigton on May 14, 2012 at 2:00pm —
One of the many hats I wear is “preschool music teacher.” In my music classes there are those kids that simply have to be heard. I see that star fire in their eyes and on their faces. They simply need to stand out, shine and share it with everyone!
I understand this. When I was 5, my dad took my brothers and I to a big theater in Cleveland, Ohio to see Captain Kangaroo live and on stage, along with his side kicks, Mr. Green Jeans and the Dancing Bear. It was all very exciting and it… Continue
Added by Amy Liz Wigton on May 12, 2012 at 9:00am —
My first preschool music gig was at my son’s school Miss Sandies when he was 4 years old. I was so excited to be able to sing some fun songs with my son’s classmates, and especially with my son! That day we had music time outside since it was a beautiful spring morning. Out comes my son’s class all excited and they situate themselves on the picnic tables. We began with a good ol’ round of ABC’s and their sweet voices filled the air. Pure joy was written all over their faces as they bounced… Continue
Added by Amy Liz Wigton on May 11, 2012 at 11:00am —
I was pretty darned excited when I heard that The Magic Schoolbus exhibit was at the Impression 5 science museum for kids in Lansing, Michigan. Continue
My children grew up with Miss Frizzle and her insanely over-the-top field trip adventures into the curious and mysterious world of science.
We packed into my Magic Yukon and departed for the capital of Michigan, with (as my…
Added by Jennifer L. Benson on May 4, 2012 at 11:09am —
After the nutty shaving cream fight on Saturday, Sunday was not measuring up on the fun scale. Continue
I really didn't have anything planned but my kids' half sister, Gracie, was getting antsy as all first graders do.
The sun was out so I grabbed my camera and we loaded into the Yukon for a mini field trip to Ithaca's Woodland Park. They have an updated safer play area towards the back of the park but I still…
Added by Jennifer L. Benson on April 24, 2012 at 9:49am —
Yesterday was full of fun little girl goodness.
My kids' half…
Added by Jennifer L. Benson on April 23, 2012 at 9:56am —
I came across this story on the THE AWL and I have to say I did not think I was going to be able to finish reading it. This guy was really pissing me off, how dare he call any children he creates “evil sperm children”! As a matter of fact reading this story made me feel like puking, but luckily I was able to keep the vomit down and make it to the end where it turns out he was not such a bad guy after all and had some sense of the fact that perhaps he… Continue
Added by Allison Rouble on February 23, 2012 at 7:03pm —
I am constantly amazed at how fast time is flying by. Especially now that I have children. It is incredibly hard for me because my oldest son will be registering for kindergarten soon...Where has the time gone? It was not too long ago that I was up all night with him just about every night for two years and working at a job outside of the home. How I wished for some rest...Then it happened, the night his new baby brother came home from the hospital (which happened to be my oldest… Continue
Added by lcboys1 on February 23, 2012 at 10:59am —
I work in social services and had a 12 yr old who was recommended to attend a Magnetic Program during high school. I provided his mother with the application about a month ago and informed her of the date and time the application must be submitted. I followed up about a week before the application was due and his mother informed me that he has not completed it but she will have him do it over the weekend. I advised her that he will need some assistance.
The day before the application… Continue
Added by kmarie on February 18, 2012 at 3:25pm —
I seems my life lately has been dominated by super heros. Over the last few days I've learned a lot about Spider Man. I already had the 1960's theme song down, but I had no idea how dynamic this guy really is.
5 things you didn't know about Spider Man:
1. Spider Man loves to show off his muscles. All that web slinging really builds up that body. I mean, Wow!…
Added by Marcie Bunker on February 15, 2012 at 12:30am —
Recently Richard Hatch (yes the same Richard Hatch who won the first Survivor) wrote a post on the Donor Sibling Blog about being a Sperm Donor, Connecting with some of his Offspring and his Relationship with the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR). I have posted the article here with my response to it at the end. This article was copied from the donor sibling… Continue
Added by Allison Rouble on February 14, 2012 at 8:23pm —
Added by dannelle@nestenterprises on February 5, 2012 at 12:28am —
So many noise was made about Halloween. We talked about it several times, decorated the house and we even made some Halloween crafts. Personally,… Continue
Added by Nekky on November 2, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Today we posted our new list of top-rated toys for kids with ADHD for 2011. We have also posted a useful guide to shopping for kids with ADHD. We are an independent consumer organization that reviews toys and children's media. If there's a toy you'd like us to consider adding, we'd love to hear from you! Here's the link to the article: http://bit.ly/i2MrW3
Added by Stephanie Oppenheim on October 17, 2011 at 1:57pm —
Our Summer Madness was such a roaring success we promised you to make it Boys Be Cool’s seasonal fixture. You’ve been waiting anxiously and patiently and now we are giving you the smashing Fall Madness - Gift Away Extravaganza, BIGGER and BETTER than before! Circle this date in gold! September 21st,… Continue
Added by Julia Angel on September 19, 2011 at 4:19pm —
Just about to end the Summer and this weeks comes to us in New York w/ first an earthquake & Now we brace ourselves for a Hurricane.
As I sit here making sure my kids & hubby are all taken care of w/each having their own safety bags. Water in the freezer, making batches of dinner where it can just be heated up.
I keep thinking are we going to be lucky and nothing will happen which would be a very good thing but what if it does hit as they say.
So as all… Continue
Added by Ellie Augustin on August 27, 2011 at 2:29pm —