My wonderful Mother recently took my son for the day. When I picked him up, he was very upset that he had to leave. Over the next few days, a series of stories about what they did in that one day together came out (played werewolf, had a pillow fight, played a concert on a keyboard, took care of the cats, checked out my Step-Dad's camera collection). The amount of stuff they did in that one day is almost staggering and I now understand… Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 20, 2017 at 6:59am —
1. Picking a costume is so much easier when you have kids.
I used to have so much trouble choosing my costumes, but you know who has no trouble at all choosing my costumes? MY SON. He is very opinionated when it comes to what I wear, Halloween or not.
Like a lot of 6 year old boys this year, my son chose to be a ninja turtle. Micheal Angelo, to be exact. Of course, he wanted me to be April O'Neil, and since I'm pregnant, I had to get a little… Continue
Added by bobbi keener on November 1, 2014 at 6:30pm —
In about an hour from now, I will be in the car. I'll have dropped my little guy off at school for the day, gotten back into my car, and will be sitting in traffic.
And it will be absolutely silent in my car. It will be wonderful.…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 8, 2014 at 6:31am —
My last post left off with an annoying child in a grocery store and a study about children being more aggravating than they used to be. Continue
Let's deal with the child first.…
Added by Lauren Markman on April 18, 2014 at 7:55am —
As a couple with a family of lil ones, it is often difficult to find time, energy, and even desire to have alone time together, as a couple.
Hubby's are often tired from a long day of work. They come home spend time being daddy until the kiddos bedtime, and he collapses, thankful for the quiet, remote and bedtime.
Wives are exhausted from a long day at work (away from home or stay at home, both qualify). Making dinner, doing dishes, bath time, reading/cuddle time....all this… Continue
Added by Misty Leask on July 9, 2012 at 6:47am —
I should be asleep…I am so tired!
I am awake, by myself, because I can be.
Added by Tawna Richard on December 5, 2011 at 2:02pm —
I thought once my children were grown and moved out I would enjoy my rest from the duties of motherhood. Not true. Especially since I was newly single, had illnesses, and unemployed. What a blow.
5 major Struggles;
- Cooking for one person/smaller meals…
Added by Priscilla Prince on August 13, 2011 at 1:05am —
I was in the shower this morning and my daughter came in to ask me if I was wearing my bathing suit to the park today. What? That couldn’t have waited 5 minutes till I got out of the shower? And why does she care? I mean, she’s seven. Her idea of matching clothes involves a purple tutu, a green shirt and sparkles in her hair. This is the kid who tells me I look beautiful when I do something outrageous like comb my hair. (I know I have set the bar really low on this one.)
It got… Continue
Added by Kristen Tschida on June 6, 2011 at 1:30am —
While writing "All Alone" earlier this week, my fingers actually kept tap-tap-tapping away. And I looked up, and the sun had not only set, it was pitch dark outside. And a whole story had poured out. The post was so long I had to chop it in half, wrap up my thoughts and finish it in this post. Continue
These past few months I've been thinking a lot about what "loneliness" and "being alone" are. 'Tis typical for me every…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 4, 2011 at 1:40pm —
It's storming outside tonight. Again. Continue
I'm craving sunshine. Yes. This rain-loving, born-in-San-Diegan wants warmth from the sun and natural, bright light.
But, it is still May. One more day anyhow. And another shower can't be bad for the rainforest that surrounds us here. So, I'll just write about last night. When it wasn't raining. When it was surprisingly cold out and the sun was setting beyond the forest's edge.
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Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 31, 2011 at 12:30pm —
I just read a post on another website about personal safety, especially on college campuses. It is such an important message.
Both of my children attend Virginia Tech. My son was a freshman at VT and on his very first day of classes, a prisoner escaped from the Blacksburg jail. If I remember correctly, this prisoner killed a guard. And my son was in the dorm right next to the dorm where the first two murders occurred on April 16, 2007. And, you may know the rest of the story -- the… Continue
Added by Robin Meritt on September 20, 2010 at 5:39pm —
mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US"">One of my favorite movies
is Notting Hill, partly
because it stars Hugh Grant and he is British sexy which the anglophile in me
finds very attractive, partly because it is filmed in one of my favorite
cities, but largely it is because I am just a sucker for a good love
story. The movie came out a few
months after my first husband died.… Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on June 10, 2010 at 6:00am —
When the stresses of Motherhood become more then you can handle, where do you find refuge? Some might take a long bath when the husband gets home or hand the kids off and go for a run. Some might steal a moment to read the Bible to draw strength from The Almighty, while others will turn to drinking, perhaps to wash away their thoughts. I myself find it difficult to do any of these. Why, you might ask? Well, I’ll tell you why…
First of all, the most obvious choice would be drink… Continue
Added by Jenn DesAutels on October 8, 2009 at 1:36pm —
I was sad when my son woke up one morning and told me he didn’t want to wear diapers anymore. Great, you’d think……who likes changing those things anyway? But it’s a huge milestone, especially when it’s your youngest or only child.
Gone, are the diaper bags. No excuse now to be carrying that large Kate Spade bag I had back then. Gone, is some of the dependency. (That last part is especially tough when you’re a smothering, needy mother like myself.) And forever gone was the crinkling… Continue
Added by Nancy on July 28, 2009 at 10:36pm —
Yep, it's out of the bag...I did something today which is absolutely unheard of.
I spent 5 1/2 (cause that 1/2 counts) hours WITHOUT SMALL CHILDREN.
Hellooooooo....Tap Tap...can ya hear me??
Three of those hours were spent ALONE. Well, except for Bo the Bulldog. And he doesn't yell at me to locate Gogurts or to find a Hannah Montana show On Demand. Or to be taken to Stick and Puck. Or follow me to the… Continue
Added by Mommy Grits on July 1, 2009 at 10:13pm —
I was singing like a bird yesterday morning with everything moving like clockwork. It was going to be my first day spent without the children. Coffee was brewing and pancakes were steaming. Axel and Brevitt woke up early so that they could get to Mountain Boarding camp on time and Tucker had gone to sleep talking about the Bouncy House that he was going to jump on all the next day. I looked outside and it was sunny for the first time in months and my bike was sitting outside waiting for me to… Continue
Added by Jillylivi on June 21, 2009 at 9:49am —
Sign petition at: mom-i-am-blogspot.com
Category: Human Rights
Target: All those who won't let us pee in peace.
Four years. I have forgotten how it felt to pee without any interruptions. Four years. That is how old my daughter is.
This petition has been long overdue. Reading about a mom's good shower turning bad at badmommymoments… Continue
Added by ymK on April 28, 2009 at 4:00pm —