I am an open book when it comes to discussing certain topics. I write about parenting, autism, religious beliefs, and my love life. Tonight, I wanted to share a personal story that I have not previously discussed. Early this year, I was officially diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) after about a year of…Continue
Added by Emily Kreifels on June 11, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments
Raising children is extremely hard! We moms (and dads) have our work cut out of us. Life with children is not easy, they get in trouble, they make messes, they’re dirty, but they also show us more love than any other person on the planet could. The truth is though, at certain times, we ALL can stand to be better parents. I have comprised a list of important things, I think we should remember to tell our children because we do get busy and even though they know we love them, we don’t always…Continue
Added by Emily Kreifels on June 11, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Well this holiday weekend at Corntassle Cottage was filled with various adventures. Most of the weekend was wrought with storms, and some of them included heavy rain and wind. We even had a few branches blown down onto the neighbor's house. Luckily they were not large enough to cause any real damage, just a scrap on the siding and a dent in the A/C casing, for which I am thoroughly grateful. We even managed to be able to grill out steak's for dinner on Monday evening; there is nothing better…Continue
Added by Stacey Gannett on May 30, 2013 at 3:01am — No Comments
You would think that by now I would be used to the usual chaos at Corntassle Cottage; unfortunately, I am not much of one for chaos...then again I think I could get extremely bored without it! Though I suppose with a hubby and three, well actually four children I can't forget my son from another mother, chaos is a package deal. LOL! Each of them brings their own special brand of chaos into the family. Three of the four males are of course teens, 13, 19, 20, and there are days that they seem…Continue
Added by Stacey Gannett on May 30, 2013 at 2:45am — No Comments
Well, yesterday I received a letter from Lil Miss, during her Language lesson, as a small bit of bonus work. Now, I did not even know that she was doing so, but we have been trying to work on her handwriting. Also, she has been working on comma's and punctuation in her Language "class". This is the rottenest lil monster and the sweetest lil angel, all wrapped into one, and I love her with all of my heart. The following letter was written and copied almost word for word...the only thing that…Continue
Added by Stacey Gannett on May 30, 2013 at 2:39am — No Comments
Added by Angela on April 4, 2013 at 4:39pm — No Comments
To preserve my child's belief in Santa, I had to comprimise my morality. To what degree are we sacrificing the spirit of the season to the expectations of a "perfect" Christmas.
Anyone else had moments of craziness like this?
She really does love that doll though...
Added by Megan Lynch on January 11, 2013 at 3:07pm — No Comments
It’s a small word that requires great conviction. It’s a short word with a lifelong lasting impact. It’s a negative that achieves much positive. It’s the power of NO.
In today’s permissive society, it’s YES that’s the ruling force of the day. Parenting books and articles are replete with philosophies, expounding on the importance of understanding your child and showing him endless love. This is crucial, of course. Yet, when parents take these philosophies too far, the result can be a…Continue
Added by Sharon Green on November 28, 2012 at 5:20am — No Comments
The most precious gift you've ever received is… your child. Along with this priceless gift, you've also received your most all-encompassing task of raising your child.
Of course, establishing proper discipline is easier said than done. In fact, the most common question asked by parents is “HOW DO I GET MY KIDS TO LISTEN?!” However, there is no “one quick-fix solution,” because so many puzzle pieces must fall into place in order for a home’s harmony to resonate. Presuming that the…Continue
Added by Sharon Green on November 26, 2012 at 5:33am — No Comments
So now I’m seeing a therapist who sits in her chair and listens to me for an hour. Last week during my second therapy session, I asked the question… “Why do I need behavior therapy?” Therapist’s response, “Because we need to focus on your behavior. Not the thoughts or feelings that cause the behavior”.
Boy, did that make any sense to you? Surely makes no sense to me. Why not first study my thoughts and feelings, because obviously it’s these thoughts and feelings that are causing…Continue
Added by Carolyn Carter on November 6, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
ATLINS OWENS 6TH BIRTHDAY WISH
Well, well, WELL!
It is that time of year again and the culmination of ALL of my party planning efforts for my son, Atlin's, birthday party proved to be a HUGE…Continue
Added by Samelia's World! on October 24, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments
It's soccer season for many of our kids and this takes a lot of family commitment. Every weekend belongs partially to soccer and for some families there are weekday practices as well. During my many hours on the field, I've been noticing and appreciating the fathers who volunteer their time and effort by coaching the kids.…Continue
Added by Reena Virdee on October 11, 2012 at 4:26pm — No Comments
So as you already know my son recently started kindergarten! Ya, go him! Anyhow, when I went to orientation with him this past week we received his schedule of activities that he would be doing through out the school week. Well low in behold one of those things was computer class. I will admit that I do at times let my son play the occasional educational game on the computer but its VERY rare. I feel as though he already spends enough time with electronics i.e. the TV and that using the…Continue
Added by Taylor Marves on August 21, 2012 at 1:39pm — No Comments
It's about that time. The Sexy Single Mommy is expanding. Although I have only been at this since May, I have decided to do some things differently, so I am looking for contributors.
Many of you have some great blogs and have a niche for different subjects. Even if you are not a "blogger," I am still interested in what you can contribute. The subjects that I am looking for are: Dating & Relationships, Parenting, Health & Beauty (which includes fashion), Kids…Continue
Added by The Sexy Single Mommy on August 14, 2012 at 12:35pm — No Comments
Contrary to popular belief, I am NOT the perfect mom. Far from it, if truth be told. I do not pretend to do everything right, because I don't. I didn't get the memo or read the book with the instructions of what a "perfect mom's does." I march to the beat of my own drum, take things a day at a time, make up things as I go and occasionally mess up.
Since I have been off work, I cook dinner more than I have in the last 6 years. When I was working 50+ hours a…
Added by The Sexy Single Mommy on August 4, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments
Added by Megan Card on August 2, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments
WOW! When I first read this I was in shock. Spanking/disciplining your child is apart of life. As the Bible says: "Spare the rod, spoil the child" and I must say my mom was a firm believer in that.
In today's society, they make it damn near illegal for you to discipline your child and now studies are saying that spanking your child could cause mental illness? Are they serious? I mean you would really have to be beating the hell out of your child, literally, to cause…Continue
Added by Meiqua Shepherd on July 5, 2012 at 3:47pm — No Comments
I have always been a reader. I can not remember a time that I didn't love books and magazines. When I was little, my grandmother always subscribed to magazines like Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Ebony and Jet. I spent countless hours flipping through those magazines as a child. My grandmother got a kick out of me sitting in her living room reading the Los Angeles Times newspaper when I was about 9 years old. When I was totally engrossed in a book and it was time for bed, I…Continue
Added by The Sexy Single Mommy on June 12, 2012 at 2:27am — No Comments
I have always resisted the urge to slap the hell out of and some sense into those mothers who are sweetly trying to coax their child with candy and the likes when their Brat of a Child is on the floor in the middle of a store throwing a tantrum. "SERIOUSLY LADY?" is what my brain is screaming. "Get some balls and act like the parent," I mumble under my breath as I walk by.
As I attempt to enjoy some much needed retail therapy, my shopping is interrupted by a child…Continue