….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 —
This Weeks Featured Artist is.....
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 —
Busy Moms Have Great Kids mission is to help Mothers achieve greater home, work and life balance through self-love and empowerment .
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 —
If you missed "Welcome to Suburbia: As the Neighbors Turn (Episode 1)" click here. Continue
For the rest of you, if you recall, I left off in my story with the hand model who had just moved in behind us.
Well, I noticed whenever my hubs was outside working in the yard with the kids, the hand model would always come up to the fence for a chat or bearing an invitation to a pool party she…
Added by Holly Bowne on February 12, 2010 at 7:21pm —
Once our daughter's high school play finished up in the fall, she tried unsuccessfully to get a job. You'd think retail shops would've at least been hiring temporary help in preparation for the holiday season. But, no.
So we decided that instead of looking for a job, her new job would be applying for college scholarships. Ideally, she's devoting around 10 hours a week—the same hours an outside-the-home part-time job would require—applying for scholarships.
Initially we… Continue
Added by Holly Bowne on February 2, 2010 at 11:41pm —
Recently, I posted a product review and received several posts from my readers that they were either leaving or not happy that I was posting so many product reviews versus posts about my life. Thats why they were there to read about my life.
I admit that I did not start my site to get free products or get invited to events, it just evolved organically that I began getting invited to do these things.I admit that the events/products review did seem to be taking up more of my posts… Continue
Added by Linda Grant on October 19, 2009 at 6:58am —
Just read the blog...you'll understand. With 4 kids ages 8 to 26 and all living at home, our motto is "Never a Dull Moment".
Check it out. http://mid-life-mom.blogspot.com/
Added by Lisa Peterson on October 14, 2009 at 11:08am —
It's August, let's talk about your child leaving for college. Yes, I know it brings up many feelings. One minute you're laughing with them at a Blue Light Special, the next minute you're dissolving into tears.
Leaving for college is a big transition for a family. For many parents it feels like a little death. In a way it is - death to the original family construct. Think about it, for years the focus has been researching prospective colleges, visiting them, talking about what… Continue
Added by Mary Jane Hurley Brant on August 26, 2009 at 2:16pm —
Since I was laid off, I have had to pare down my expenses. Here is my list of achievements so far and yes, I have more to do.
Any cost saving tips are most welcome.
1. Created a budget and signed onto Mint.com- Mint.com is a site that you enter in all your banking/credit cards/assets/create a budget. It tracks all of it so at the minimum you can see how your doing versus your budget. Do I stick to the budget? No, but hey it's a start, right. Work with me,… Continue
Added by Linda Grant on July 7, 2009 at 7:25pm —