A nasty sickness has been worming it's way through our family, taking us out one by one like some kind of stealthy, paid-for-hire assassin.
I was first. Then my oldest daughter got and it and this weekend my husband got it. It is a nasty cold but not just any cold, a MAN COLD!
A man cold is similar (on paper) to your run of the mill woman cold, except that in real life it's much more dramatic and whiny.…Continue
Added by America's Next Top Mommy on January 25, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments
In order to keep putting one foot in front of the other with any degree of sanity, I have to believe that there is a special place in heaven for mothers with children in the process of learning how to play the recorder.
The round-the-clock practice sessions (I heard her playing this morning in her room- AT FIVE IN THE MORNING!)
The monotonous song choices! If I have to listen to the first 5 bars of the Harry Potter Theme Song one more time, I might have to take a nice afternoon…Continue
Added by America's Next Top Mommy on January 23, 2012 at 7:05pm — No Comments
What many of you may not know is that in my 9-5 life, I own a company thatspecializes in digital and social media marketing. Sometimes it’s…Continue
Added by Kristen Daukas on January 17, 2012 at 8:59am — No Comments
I thought today was a fitting day to tell the story about one of my favorite school events. When Mackenzie was in the 2nd grade, her school held an event to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. They used this event to show the kids that no matter how different we may be on the outside, on the inside we’re all the same.
That in itself is very nice, but…Continue
Added by Kristen Daukas on January 16, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments
We forewarned our girls that this Christmas was not going to be a big one. The Rooster had changed jobs halfway thru the year and my business was slower than last year. Even if that hadn’t been the case, when we saw the 13 YOs “list” it made us do a double take and realized that these kids needed a severe reality check. I’ve made the comment many times that there is NOT an M.D. behind my name. Sorry for the harsh truth kids, but we are not rolling in the dough.
We “gently” advised…Continue
Added by Kristen Daukas on January 6, 2012 at 7:19pm — No Comments
I have 3 kids which means in our time and like everyone else, we’ve sold a lot of crap. We’ve sold cookie dough, pizza making kits, wrapping paper, God awful things they considered “gifts”, magazine subscriptions and of course, Girl Scout cookies. We are VERY lucky that the elementary school we’re at now doesn’t participate in item sales – they just ask us for pledges and donations at the beginning of the year. And then nickel and dime us the rest of the year, but that’s a different…Continue
Added by Kristen Daukas on January 4, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Check out my call to action and feel free to post it to your blog to help spread the word! CALL TO ACTION! HELP DONATE TO FOSTER KIDS!
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One (1) lucky LAB reader will receive a wonderful Believe Snowglobe!
How do I enter? You have a few options AND EACH…Continue
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Do you have a dream? Do you want to create a new mom inspired baby product? Write a book? record a song, start your Etsy business? Whatever that dream may be I've learned the single most important ingredient to making that dream a reality is never ever QUIT. Sometimes you may have to adjust that dream but don't every give…
Added by Lisa Cash Hanson on December 6, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments
Happy Holidays ladies! This is my very first blog hop, "Whoo Hoo!" So, I apologize in advance for any blunders the first of which I confess was figuring out the correct time stamp date on my digital camera. Ugh! I wrestled with this I can't tell you how long and just gave up so ... onward to the fun part. This Christmas Wreath Blog Hop is simple. Share your wreath design instructions or just a photo of one you love to inspire and bring joy to someone's home for the holiday. You don't need to…Continue
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We have all heard about UNICEF, an acronym for the United Nations Children’s Fund (the I for International and the E for Emergency were dropped in 1953).UNICEF has been around since the 1940′s and was initially created to provide for children in countries that had been devastated by WWII. Today, UNICEF operates in more than 150 countries and provide humanitarian relief to focus on saving children’s…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on October 28, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments
When my sixteen-year-old son begged to return to Cancun for a family vacation, I was not too thrilled. Cancun was the last place I wanted to go. We had already been to the same resort twice before. Finally, my son mentioned practicing his Spanish and doing an extra credit report for his level three Spanish class for the 2011-201 school year. Well, that idea sold me and my husband immediately booked our vacation to Cancun.
Off to Cancun we went. The first night at the…Continue
Added by Nicole Weaver on October 16, 2011 at 10:42pm — No Comments
For several years, Aneeta Sundararaj has been helping writers through her website with countless articles, reviews and interviews. Now, she has compiled all her experience and expertise in her new book for beginner writers, How to Tell a Great Story.
After a brief introduction, Sundararaj takes beginners through all the steps necessary to become a great storyteller, from vital preparation, to…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on October 14, 2011 at 6:26am — No Comments
Last year Anne-Marie wrote about attending local art fairs in Chicago and she shared where to find some of those artists after the fair season in a two part series here and here. This is one of many passions that Anne-Marie and I share. We love and…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on October 5, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
I've got #2 on the brain. Not that number two. I'm talking baby number two. It's not a coincidence because lately it seems everyone is wondering if I'll have a second baby. I find this questioning only slightly less invasive than having my belly felt up when I was pregnant. D2 turns two in November and whenever anyone asks me how old he is, it's always…
Added by Portia Mount on September 26, 2011 at 10:28pm — No Comments