Contrary to popular belief, I am NOT the perfect mom. Far from it, if truth be told. I do not pretend to do everything right, because I don't. I didn't get the memo or read the book with the instructions of what a "perfect mom's does." I march to the beat of my own drum, take things a day at a time, make up things as I go and occasionally mess up.
Since I have been off work, I cook dinner more than I have in the last 6 years. When I was working 50+ hours a…
Added by The Sexy Single Mommy on August 4, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments
About a year ago I wrote this post about how to make the most out of your school volunteer efforts. D2 wasn't enrolled in pre-school yet, so…Continue
Added by Portia Mount on May 30, 2012 at 2:53pm — No Comments
In honor of launching my new Mom Essentials affiliate program, I am giving away THREE, yes that's 3, of my essential oil class bundles for moms, a total $260 value!
These bundles are PACKED with valuable information on how to eliminate or decrease the PAIN of pregnancy, labor/delivery and breastfeeding through using natural tools. These are great for gifts or previewing if you wish to become an affiliate of my products.
These are the products I'm giving away in the…Continue
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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
I had one of the those "If I Knew Then What I Know Now" moments at my sister's baby shower recently. While I tried to keep our registry to what I truly thought we would need, there definitely were a few items that found their way into our collection that I look at now and think…
Added by Christy Lingo on April 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
With the rise of social media and amazing websites like Pinterest, Trending Mom decided to switch things up a bit!
Starting with the Pinterest Wall... The name ... Trending Mom Scavenger Hunt! (this is the first hunt in my series... it will be generic with a variety of websites)... See below for up coming hunts!
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This story takes place a couple of years ago when Jake was in 3rd grade and ranks a magnitude 10 on the Richtor scale of embarrassment. This was when I was working again full time and less hopeless (I joke). Anyway, Craig and I usually spent our weekends…
It's official! Trying to get my kids ready for school is like waging a full fledged war on time-management! Let me break down this morning's routine as we prepare to breach the castle like some sort of crazed screaming barbarians. And yes, someone will be calling to confirm my reservation at the nut…Continue
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I am turning 40 in twelve days and I have never worn makeup in my life, okay except for maybe a few unfortunate attempts when I was 14 and angry at the world….black eye liner!
Not wearing makeup was never an issue for me, until about a year ago. I have an increasing case of Vitiligo and it has come up onto my face, gone are the cute little freckles that used to speckle themselves whimsically across my nose and down onto my cheeks. It became…Continue
I have tried to spend my day updating my blog while catering to 3 very bossy, very cute, very active little people. I realized today that the one page on my blog that could very well be neglected is my ‘A Women’ page. It seems that all the folklore about how a mom with little kids loses herself and perhaps some of her womanhood is actually true. I managed to shower today, but couldn’t get time to brush my hair, so its up in its standard…Continue
Added by Allison Rouble on February 19, 2012 at 10:46pm — No Comments
We started potty training D2 over the holidays. I agonized about what method to use. Three-day bootcamp method? Gradual method? No method? Ultimately, our pediatrician gave us the best advice, wait until he is ready and you’ll know. You can’t force a child to potty train before he is ready. He’s now at the point where he can wear undies during the day and diapers at…Continue
Added by Portia Mount on February 17, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments
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 — No Comments
As a mom with donor conceived children I have been doing what I can to put the word out there that I am open to finding half-siblings for my children. I post on my blog and elsewhere the Sperm Donors ID that we used and up until recently I had found one half-sibling on the DSR and another mom contacted me through my blog that she also had a child using Sperm donor BGM 9581 from …Continue
Added by Allison Rouble on February 8, 2012 at 4:34pm — No Comments
This letter has been 3 years in the making and many times written and erased. It brings me to tears when I think of all I want to say to you and all I would ask if I meet you. It also puts the realization into the fore front that my children, these three beautiful creatures are not just part of me, but part of an unknown! Everyday I look at them and watch them grow I can clearly see me in them, but the other parts, the ones that are so obviously not me, I can only assume…Continue
Added by Allison Rouble on February 7, 2012 at 7:34pm — No Comments
Well, Yesterday I posted a "VLog" which I have never done before and apparently no one viewed it....Oh well. Its on You Tube so we will see if anyone is interested.
Well, I am a working mom and Entrepreneur. (A lot of other things too:) I work in healthcare and have been doing so for many years, it pays great and I do enjoy it although getting a bit bored. I come from a long line of Entrepreneurs, It is something that I really cannot help, it is just in me.…Continue
Added by Patty Gatter on February 2, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments
More often then not I get asked “Did you need help to get pregnant?” “Did you have to use IVF?” “Do twins run in your family?” because I have twins. My initial reaction is to respond “Non-of your F@*#ing business”, but a smarter part of me tells my brain to answer politely even although it really is no ones business how I became pregnant, they are only asking out of shear curiosity and not meaning me any harm or hurt feelings. But I also always wonder if they would really want to hear the…Continue
Added by Allison Rouble on January 29, 2012 at 7:40pm — No Comments