Today started off so well but chaos has begun breaking out and it's not
yet noon! My daughter is bouncing off the walls at an alarming rate and
she managed to knock over a bowl of chips, not once, but twice in a
matter of 5 minutes. When she knocked it over the first time, I had to
get out the broom and dustpan (the vacuum is broken) and put in a
little good old fashioned elbow grease to try and get all of the little
pieces off of the rug and into the bowl I was… Continue
Added by Maryanne Vandermark on June 30, 2010 at 12:27pm —
Finally. Kevin and I are finally nearly done with Raelyn's birthday
preparations and I'm feeling good. Everything Raelyn specified from
cake to decorations has been fulfilled. The cake is ordered (My Little
Pony ice cream cake filled with cotton candy ice cream. This ought to
be interesting!), every My Little Pony decoration you can imagine (and
a Spongebob Squarepants candle for the cake. Go figure.), and the
presents are bought (a new bicycle which still needs to… Continue
Added by Maryanne Vandermark on June 13, 2010 at 4:22pm —
On Mother’s Day, Owen ran a fever of 101.8 so I kept him out of
school on Monday. He recovered quickly, only to learn the age-old,
hard-knock lesson discovered by countless generations of six-year-old
boys before him: Poison ivy is friend to no grade schooler
Endlessly red, puffy and itchy, he stayed home with me again on Friday.
Like many moms, when my child hurts, my maternal instincts heighten and unfailingly force me into slight panic mode.… Continue
Added by Gig Girl on May 18, 2010 at 4:15pm —
Have you ever noticed that parents tend to focus a lot on "firsts"?
We celebrate the first time our baby lifts his head.
The first time she rolls over.
The first word, first tooth, first step.
Then as they grow older, it's…
His first boy-girl party.
Her first dance.
First date, first zit (devastating!), first time behind the wheel of a car.
The other day, I was cleaning out my planner pockets and… Continue
Added by Holly Bowne on May 18, 2010 at 8:20am —
First off, I have to thank that fabulous word weaver, Allison, for having entertained the masses so well!! There’s always a place for you here in Crazy Town baby! As for me, I decided to spend the time I freed up (by suckering her in to doing my post today) to catch up on my own reading, & I made the rounds of many of my fave blogs. Imagine my surprise to hear one story after another of Mother’s… Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on May 11, 2010 at 2:55pm —
I'm feeling a little overwhelmed lately and it's my own doing. I have become one of those over-scheduled moms who tries to do it all plus some...we have an activity for almost every day of the week, belong to a local mom's social group, play groups, I do laundry twice a week, keep a fairly clean house, and have this blog.
Now I have a job interview tomorrow. Yes a job interview
. I have been considering going back to work for some time now and sending resumes but with this… Continue
Added by Angela on May 5, 2010 at 5:56pm —
….just so ya know, ya little punk! Thankfully, I’ve done a few things right as a Mom, one of which is to keep my kids talking. I make a real effort at ensuring they feel comfortable coming to me, because one of these days, it just may save their life. Granted, it’s a fine line between parent & friend, & I know damn well it won’t get any easier. But if the day ever… Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on May 2, 2010 at 8:31pm —
HOLLA!! What a fantastic success for only our second week of the Friday Funny. I laughed with old friends, made some new ones, & can tell by the response that this concept is going to catch on, & turn that mind-numbingly dull FF in to a wildly enjoyable journey aboard the Crazy Train! So a big shout out to all of those crazy beeyotch’s who came along for the ride, & for… Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on May 1, 2010 at 11:52am —
I've started going through pictures of my daughter from infancy up till now. Eighteen years worth. I’m doing this in preparation for the graduation party video I was going to create (now she is), and for the surprise scrapbook I'm making for her to take to college with her. (No longer a surprise because I accidentally mentioned it and now she keeps removing any pictures where she thinks she looks the least bit funny. Like this one: …
Added by Holly Bowne on April 22, 2010 at 11:40am —
I thought that maybe on this Toddler Tuesday, I would travel off the beaten path of cute baby pics and
videos, to bring you a few tips regarding making your own baby food at
home. You see, somewhere along the way I got it into my head that I
would never serve Riley any store bought baby food. I had always heard
how expensive that stuff was and how easy making your own baby food
really is. Also, I…
Added by Melissa Cleaver on April 13, 2010 at 2:40am —
Greetings everyone! I hope you're having a great week so far. I wanted to write this post because I decided to
take this blog in a little different direction. Actually, a few days
out of every week, I am going to be dedicating myself to helping those
of you out there do a little better in this tough economy, by sharing
some tips that I have found to be EXTREMELY FRUITFUL! I want to turn
you on to a way to stretch your…
Added by Melissa Cleaver on April 7, 2010 at 3:57am —
Hosted on Mommy Living the Life of Riley!
In true Easter fashion, I am writing a product review for the PAAS All-In-One Fun Easter Egg Decorating Kit. My daughter, Riley, is 17 months old and so basically, this is her first "true" Easter. My
husband and I decided to let her have a little fun decorating her own
eggs this year and of course, the name…
Added by Melissa Cleaver on April 4, 2010 at 4:21pm —
As promised in an earlier tip, I wanted to write a post dedicated to creating tables in your blog. You would be surprised at how much I use this valuable tool to
get things to look just right and maximize my space on sidebars, footers
and even in posts. What you can accomplish with the use of tables is
amazing and I think it is a tool that every blogger should be familiar
with...so here we go! (As a matter of fact, I used…
Added by Melissa Cleaver on April 3, 2010 at 4:28pm —
I wanted to write this post tonight because it is a question that I get from a lot of my readers and it is a great tool for any blogger to use. This is a very convenient way to squeeze as much content onto your Continue
site without having a blog that continues on FOREVER! I want to try
and explain in a few steps how you can turn your sidebar into…
Added by Melissa Cleaver on March 30, 2010 at 3:30am —
Cutie pie Dresses for my Little Princess
Okay So there's an etsy shop called… Continue
Added by Anita Hamilton on March 28, 2010 at 11:30pm —
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Added by Anita Hamilton on March 28, 2010 at 11:00pm —
Yesterday, a funny thing finally occurred to me…my baby is officially past the baby stage! It is a melancholy realization for me because I think all parents hang on Continue
in some form or fashion, to that tiny, precious, helpless little
creature that you helped bring into this world. I know that, to me,
part of my daughter Riley will always be that little baby, no matter how
old she gets. But, where do you actually draw the line between a baby
and a toddler? Some…
Added by Melissa Cleaver on March 25, 2010 at 1:26am —
I read a story a few weeks back about a school district in California pulling all copies of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary from its libraries because a parent complained the dictionary was being used to look up "age inappropriate" words by students. When I read this story I literally laughed out loud. Continue
Banning the dictionary? Really?
Let me start by saying, I'm all for keeping things age appropriate. When our kids were younger, we were some of those weird parents…
Added by Holly Bowne on March 17, 2010 at 6:13am —
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Added by Natural Maria on March 5, 2010 at 10:30am —
It sounded like a good idea at the time. Continue
I had read an article about these super-cool magnetic bumper stickers, CAUTION NEW DRIVER, and thought to myself. What a brilliant idea! Whenever I'm having my newly permitted child practice driving skills, I'll just slap it onto the back of the ol' van. Then all the other kindly drivers will be instantaneously aware and think to themselves, "Oh, look. How sweet, a new driver. I'll give him a nice, wide berth so he has plenty of room as he…
Added by Holly Bowne on February 27, 2010 at 8:28pm —