The month of February focuses our attention on love. Cards are bought, candy is given, kisses abound. What is it about love? We simply cannot get enough of it. “I love you” and “I’m in love with you.” Is there a difference? Yes. “I’m in love with you” has more infatuation and projection attached and “I love you” has more of day-to-day companionship attached. Each has its mystery. Mystery, by definition, cannot be completely understood. I like the word mystery because it elevates a…
Moms, There is something wonderfully reflective about a new year: it's another chance to get it right.
At the beginning of each calendar year I separate my life into five important areas: physical, emotional, professional, familial and spiritual. I analyze honestly how I'm doing in each category - well, of course I do; it's my business! Today let me help you to analyze your life.
Physical – Make your personal health your first priority by making an appointment for an annual… Continue
Did you know that Buckwheat is gluten free? Yes, it is true. Even though wheat is in the name don't let that fool you. Buckwheat is very high in protein and a good source of iron. It has a slight nutty flavor. It will give your baked goods a light brown color similar to baking with whole wheat. It is generally mixed with other flours for best results. It is a healthy alternative to the dreaded "white" flour pancakes.…
Is it just me or does it seem to you that mean girls are increasing exponentially? Sure, there have always been mean girls. No doubt, even during the stone age there was one cave girl who was giving another Cro-Magnon chick attitude about her sub standard fur pelt. I mean wearing a brown bear hide in spring - how prehistoric. When I was in…
Well on day 29, I'm finally going to take the Bloggy Moms August Blog Challenge, "Fall(ing) from Fashion}"
Truth be told, I have no fashion sense these days. As a stay at home mother I get up and put my hair in a pony tail, put on something appropriate to greet Mom's who always look amazing since they are going to an office. Their hair is done, their make up looks perfect, and I am make-up less as I brush my untamed bangs out of my face or pin them back with barrets and flash a… Continue
Added by Heather Jones on August 29, 2010 at 8:00am —
Hayley Lewis - From Champion Swimmer to Champion Busy Mum
I own and operate an online health and fitness free membership site, and decided to feature celebrity women to help inspire my members. You are all welcome to join anytime http://www.busymomsfitnessclub.com ; Here is my interview with…Continue
Added by sherah on August 23, 2010 at 1:30am —
Play dates, as we all know, are a way of life. The lucky mom is the one with their kid at someone else’s house. Ah - it’s a few more hours of precious freedom and you don’t have to play after school snack bingo.
I have been a full time stay at home mom. I have been a full time working mom. Although I felt fulfilled doing each (tired too), I also always felt judged by the women standing on that thick green grass over there.
When I was a full time stay at home mom it
felt as though there were working moms everywhere I went. They
made me feel less of a woman because I was at home all day. I must…
Mother's Day is poignant for most of us. We all had a mom and we are moms. Hopefully, our moms were good moms though I do know from drying the tears of many women that not every woman had the mother she needed. And for that, my mothers, I'm sorry, because it’s a pain that stays a long time.
My mother was a good mother but she made mistakes. As a bossy first born I was quick to point them out whenever the mood fit me.…
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 —
In our newly released WhyMomsRule.com poll, 80% of Moms will make some type of sacrifice to ensure their families have a vacation this year. Cost is still the primary concern for Moms, with their view of the economy tempering how they spend the household budget. However, Moms…
I try to keep up with the postings here, but I don't get the chance to post a lot (kids, homeschool, ACTs, etc). I wanted to invite you all to my latest series of postings on my other blog at http://myvidamocha.com . This set of postings is called "The Truth Series." It's all about things we may not want to hear but are definitely the truth - things that if we take to heart, can change us or someone we know. Please stop by and take a look. Thanks and keep up the… Continue
Added by Gail on November 19, 2009 at 9:19pm —
I love to entertain. There's something about creating an atmosphere where people feel comfortable, enjoy good food and good conversation, and can relax that really gets me. Playing hostess is fun, and being a good (nee exceptional) and attentive hostess is important to me. I thought that if I was ever give the opportunity to have my dream business, it would be in party planning. Well, after the stress of this week, now I'm not so sure.
When Maria Bailey of BSM Media asked me to be… Continue
When my children were little I started a craft business called Creative Crafts. I taught arts and crafts classes to children ages 4-11. Each 6 week session we explored many craft techniques including: making collages, black and white, color studies, faux painting,book making, we even baked and created"food art". I then hired other moms to teach sewing classes and sketching classes for the older children.
During the summer my mom and I held a music and art camp and incorporated… Continue
Added by Robin on February 13, 2009 at 11:59am —
I never really thought of being over 40 as an issue.
I've just been doing my thing for the past 20 years and haven't really noticed anything was different.
After college I married and had my career. Then came the kid thing. I gave up my career to be at home with my kids. Yes, I found small part time jobs and other methods of making money. Being home when my kids were home was my personal priority and something I've never regretted, even though I don't have the nicest car or… Continue
Added by Harriet B on November 11, 2008 at 6:00pm —
Getting teens to open up is one of the most important tasks of parenting a teenager. It is also one of the most challenging parts of parenthood. If your teen rolls her eyes, walks away angrily, or retreats to his bedroom when you try to talk to him or her, you are not alone. Many parents…
Most parents find that training their non-disabled children for life's activities is challenging enough. However, parents of physically challenged children have to be especially creative to make sure that their young people learn the daily life skills that they need to be self-sufficient. Occupational…