Whether it’s a cosy hot tub, a full-sized pool or something in between, having a private place to take a dip at home is one of life’s greatest luxuries. There is little that compares to shrugging off the day’s troubles with a few relaxing laps or a good book and the gentle massage of…
Letting go seemed as though it has been a major theme in my life this year. I had to let go of my daughter. She went away to college. I had to let go of my middle son. He went away to college. And I had to let go of my eldest son who transitioned from completing college to entering the workforce. Many people ask me, “How does it feel to know that all of your children are ‘grown’ and ‘gone’. I usually respond, “It feels different!”
Learning to let go can be difficult. For me, I thought…
I am a member of Cafe Mom and I love the groups they have on there where you get to talk and socialize with other moms on the forum. Its absolutely free and its just a great place to meet other moms like you, weather you are a breastfeeding, organic, babywearing mother, or a working mom of teens, there is a group for you on Cafe Mom where you can relate to someone. You create your own profile and get involved in the forums and really get to know some… Continue
Added by Heather Jones on August 19, 2011 at 12:38pm —
Thanks to the folks at Purex and Parents Magazine - I have been provided with an awesome deal for my readers. Hurry! Get a 1-Year subscription to Parents Magazine for only $4 - Yes you read that right!! A whole year for FOUR DOLLARS!…
Hi everyone -- How are you all today ? I have this friend who makes her own Laundry Detergent. Honestly I have not tried it yet, just saw the video today ( actually she is married to a classmate of mine ) on FB. I think it's a wonderful Idea, Now if I can only have the patients to make it ;) But in the mean time I figured I would share it with all of you, maybe you would like to give it a try.
On the evenings of April 1 and 2, 2011, prominent buildings across North America and the world — including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada — will turn their lights blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World…
Yesterday I became a published author. Not an author of a whole book, but a published contributing author. A published, contributing author in a book that was printed and showed up on a bookstore shelf. The latest Chicken Soup for the Soul New Moms came out yesterday and you can find me on page 231.
So, it's one of those rainy days in sunny San Diego. I'm holed up in the house with two little girls and bored out of my mind. What do I do? Well while my two daughters partake in a PBS-feast, I log on to the Internet and start checking out some "sales." Dangerous? Yup. Especially when you can find some great deals, i.e., no added costs (taxes) and free shipping. But what else? How about finding even more…Continue
Added by Megan Rebelo on February 26, 2011 at 2:07am —
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 —
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 —