There is a moment in most modern parents' lives, when you will find that your parenting instincts fail you. It's not a happy moment and you certainly aren't ready for it, but there it is.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 27, 2015 at 6:25am — No Comments
In two days the bathroom remodel (that has been desperately needed for over 10 years) begins in full force. Our cast iron tub will be demolished with a sledgehammer, our old parquet floor will be torn up, cracked sink thrown in the dumpster and the walls will come a tumblin' down. I'm trying to focus on what the final product will be - not on the…Continue
In today’s world, it seems we are all addicted to our smart phones, tablets and laptops. It is not just our children who have…
Added by Ellie Hirsch on March 18, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments
Every once in awhile something happens with us, and I’m torn about writing it. As a blogger, I don’t want my blog to necessarily come off as doom and gloom, but these things do come up. So bear with me as I get this off my chest. Perhaps it will help another parent out there.
Sunday night, Alex asked if I would snuggle with him in bed. I said fine, as the boys had Monday off from school. I’m not as strict about sleep on…Continue
Added by Erin Soto on February 18, 2015 at 12:26pm — No Comments
I am a self-proclaimed fashionista.
Clothes-horse, shoe-whore, handbag junkie...you name it, I'm all over it.
But sometimes having all the components makes assembling the perfect outfit even more difficult. Like, where the heck do you find time to sift through everything and put it all together so it looks effortlessly perfect????
Ahhh, luckily for me, there's an app for that. =)
ClosetSpace is a new application from fashion analytics company Stylitics that wants…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on January 27, 2015 at 2:41pm — No Comments
The day I discovered my husband’s side chick, I cried. I’ve known my husband for quite some time. We met when I was 15 and 16, just right outside of our homes. From the moment of that first hello, I couldn’t help but to feel butterflies. After we parted ways, I went to Howard University and he went to San Jose State University,I never really imagined that I would see him again. Needless to say life is funny. After 8 years we finally reconnected and I felt like that little…Continue
Added by Tia Michelle McKinney Boyer on January 21, 2015 at 5:42pm — No Comments
Dear Kaleb and Kaden,
By the time you are able to read this letter you will probably wonder just what in the world I was talking about. Well, from the time your first set of teeth cut your gums and grew, you two love food...especially SNACKS. Any snacks your father and I had, both of you were front and center with big eyes and smiles repeatedly saying "please.. please...chips please...chips please". Well at least you two had manners at an early age. With manners like that, who…Continue
Added by Tia Michelle McKinney Boyer on January 11, 2015 at 5:09pm — No Comments
You know that Nana is very funny. We all laugh at the stories she tells of mommy and uncle growing up and all of the funny and wonderfully weird things that we did growing up. Now they aren’t as funny as the two of you, but maybe that’s because I’m partial to you two…then again, you two are quite the characters. Your father and I can’t help but smile and laugh when we think of the things that you do or say, and not to mention the things that you do to each other. It’s sheer…Continue
Added by Tia Michelle McKinney Boyer on January 9, 2015 at 7:45am — No Comments
We've all been there, so don't worry if your child is not always an angel. Tantrums are real and happen to the nicest of children. A tantrum is defined as "an outburst or display of excited anger," and you must admit that we adults sometimes find ourselves having tantrums of our own.…Continue
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It is perhaps the first major decision you and your partner have to make for your baby. I am talking about choosing a name for your little angel! Indeed, the name you choose will have a huge impact on your child; some would even say that your child's name will shape his or her personality traits.…Continue
Added by Denise LaRosa on November 17, 2014 at 6:15pm — No Comments
I wasn't one of those Toddlers and Tiaras girls. Instead, my pageant journey began at the ripe old age of 11. There were sign-ups for the 1st annual (and what would be the last) Little Miss Greenbrier pageant and I was ready to literally dig my heels in the pageant scene.
My mom played it cool.…
Added by Denise LaRosa on November 14, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments
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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on August 22, 2014 at 9:16am — No Comments
So I had THE question asked of me by my 6 year old daughter. You know the one, the one that turned me into a awkward and uncomfortable teenager. "Mommy, how does the baby get in a Mommy's belly?" She asks me while we are drawing at the art table. Her brothers were napping, so this Mommy and daughter bonding just took a whole big turn.
I panicked, what do I say? What is age appropriate? I want to give her the right…
Added by Emily B on June 27, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on May 20, 2014 at 8:16am — No Comments
Among the perks of having babies in the 1980′s, 1990′s and 2000′s is that your kids’ friends’ parents– your friends– span many decades as well. Mom-friends who were rearing their last-born when I was fearfully raising my first grew up during FDR’s administration; some friends I’ve met through my 8-year-old entered the world while Reagan served. Consequently, I’ve been exposed to quite a number of parenting styles.
Some of my friends quote Dr. Spock, some Dr. Sears, and still others,…Continue
Added by Donna Baer on May 14, 2014 at 4:58pm — No Comments
Last fall we decided to take my youngest son out of daycare so that he could stay at home with me during the day. At first I was nervous because I wasn’t sure how I was going to care for him during the day. I am thankful that he has started learning how to play independently and can entertain himself for a few minutes. During those first several weeks, I was so excited and wanted to continue teaching him the things that he was currently learning in daycare. Things changed…Continue
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