...This week has been a true test of my sheer will and strength as a mother--sending my 13-year-old, my first-born off on a 5-day retreat miles away, off the grid---no contact! It's been emotional--up & down--happy for him, worried for him, excited for him then missing him. Very much missing him. And I survived. My Huz has survived (barely) & his younger brother (very bonded to him) also survived. We missed him SO SO much!! But we love him and want him to experience…Continue
Added by Maria E on October 22, 2016 at 12:33am — No Comments
So...if you've been following me on social media, you know that Mila has turned the big T-W-O! Which means now we enter those "terrible two's" that everyone talks about! I've never really thought there was any truth behind that stage, or maybe I just thought that all kids have their difficult phase at different times, because all kids grow differently, right? Well, in my case, I was WRONG!…Continue
Added by Amrita McIntyre on August 4, 2016 at 6:02pm — No Comments
I’m about to get all controversial on y’all. I saw this quote on Instagram not too long ago and I chuckled and thought, “yep, that is so me”. I mean I try not to say swear words but it does happen. I’m not perfect nor do I want to be. That would boring. Right?
The first time I saw ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ I was hooked on the phrase “Dammit Janet”. ( I still say it) Then I really branched out. The F word was my fav. (I know I am so going to you…Continue
Added by Missy Farrow on July 27, 2016 at 2:50pm — No Comments
When I was a child, I never understood why my Mother always wanted to know where I am, where I was going, when will I return home,etc. I remember she always told me, she would take all the pain in the World if she could, so I wouldn't have to feel hurt, sickness, sadness.. I never really understood that concern of hers, that constant fear and protection, She would tell me:" Just wait till you have your own kids, you will understand it and you will be the same. it's how Mothers…Continue
Added by Chilli Regina on July 15, 2016 at 2:01am — No Comments
In my opinion, parenthood is the most rewarding yet the most challenging journey any person can take. The act of balancing the responsibilities of time and money is so tricky. And more often than not, parents don't feel like they've hit the mark. And ultimately, no one person's parenting is better than another. It's about the effort to give your kids better than what you experienced in life--the act of selfless love & making choices FOR them instead of ABOUT you. With that being said, I…Continue
Added by Maria E on July 8, 2016 at 2:58pm — No Comments
Dear Parents I Used to Nanny For,
Twenty years, twenty pounds, and a marriage and two kids ago, I was your nanny. And I judged you. My parenting standards were based on unrealistic expectations. I knew nothing of the shit storm that is parenting. While I made bewildered mental notes about the state of your home, the behavior of your children, and your fashion choices, you were keeping actual human beings alive. I apologize.
I have seen the light. And so has Anna Lane, who…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 18, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments
While doing the research for this post, I reached out to a bunch of mothers, like myself, and I asked them what the budget for their nursery was. I got answers ranging from $1,500 to women who didn't have a budget at all, if they wanted it, they were buying it. My husband and I set out on a strict budget of $500 for our nursery. We weren't going over the top, we just needed the necessities.
You are probably thinking $500? That's the cost of a crib! Most of the time, yes. I did a lot…Continue
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Beginning TODAY (Monday, Oct. 5), I am celebrating reaching 37 weeks in my second pregnancy by offering four days of giveaways! Please visit my blog, Really Risa, to view the giveaways and enter. You are welcome to enter all four giveaways, but will only be…Continue
Added by Risa Page on October 5, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
http://stopthefrown.com/2015/07/11/whine-and-wine-fridays/ - The Sock Debacle!
Added by Breann Bailey on July 11, 2015 at 3:18pm — No Comments
Do you remember what you used to think being a mom was like? I don’t mean just before having kids, I mean way back when you WERE a kid? Now, take a look at yourself as a parent. Does it match up to what you thought it would be? Are you anything like the mom you pictured when you were younger? I…Continue
Becoming a mother was one of the biggest life changing experiences for me. I’ve had my ups and downs, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t sometimes sit and fantasize about what my life was like before having kids. Once in a while, I find my mind drifting…Continue
Added by Amy Ngai on April 20, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
You know what’s coming next week? Gifts. And if you have kids, the number may be excessive. Regardless of whether you have the room for all the new stuff, that doesn’t mean that year after year you must continue to accumulate and your whole house must be a disaster Christmas morning and the week…Continue
Added by Debbie Wenger on December 18, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments
I have three friends from college who live nearby and had babies around the same time as me. Three of us delivered the same week (one was checking out of the same hospital and was two rooms away the day I checked in) and the fourth delivered a few weeks later.
We had two girls and two…Continue
When we are little girls, some of us dream of becoming moms, holding and loving our baby dolls while practicing to care for the real thing one day. Others sit in front of the mirror holding the hairbrush microphone, imagining themselves as pop stars, while there are those that sit for hours and draw up beautiful sketches of clothing hoping to one day become a designer.
Whatever the dream, from the time we have pigtails and bows in our hair, we are attracted to certain careers. I…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on July 24, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments
There certainly is no shortage of parenting books out there. These books show you the latest and greatest tips for everything from getting your baby to sleep through the night to good behavior in general. And, so often I am asked by my friends if I have read a particular book, and so often, the answer is that I have not.
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