I remember that afternoon at the office water cooler. Two of my co-workers were discussing their summer reading lists. I jumped in to the conversation by admitting I couldn’t remember the last time I had read a book and I was curious if they had any recommendations.
When I was growing up, if I didn’t have a Barbie in my hand, I had a book. Yes, I was that kid. It started with an encyclopedia…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 22, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I have a lot of things in my house that serve no purpose.I have them simply because I can. They might have been a good bargain or a well intentioned gift, but they serve no purpose in my life. Bath loofahs are a good example. I probably have 10, am always acquiring more, but never-ever use them.
I can take little credit for the meals which are prepared in our house. My husband is chef. I am cooking-assistant (yes, that’s what he really calls me). I peel potatoes, chop onions, boil…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 18, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments
One of the absolute best moments of my entire life was the moment I saw my son for the first time. Of course it was! My entire life would never be the same.
But months before the birth of our son, an unexpected moment made me realize how my life was about to change.
I was 5 months pregnant before two tests confirmed our family would be growing. It wasn’t a dramatic I-Didn’t-Know-I-Was-Pregnant (on TLC) moment, just a surprise that I had a difficult time accepting. Babies…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 17, 2012 at 12:56pm — 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
Let me preface what follows with two key points:
1. If a child does something interesting once, it’s only interesting. If they do it consistently, then you’ve got something to worry about.
2. My taste in music sucks… as in I have no taste in music.
Having a child in and of itself is full of surprises. Despite expecting unexpected moments, I have noticed an unusual behavior in child that isn’t mentioned in What to Expect When You’re Expecting: The First Year. During…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 14, 2012 at 9:08pm — No Comments
My son doesn’t have a Jack-in-the-box. Excuse me while I pause and breathe a sigh of relief.
But what does alarm me are the toys that play music, light up, or have some other battery operated function… especially at 3 am.
If you’re a mom it’s not hard to imagine that 3 am wake-up call from your child. You hear a small sound coming from the baby monitor and hope it doesn’t become a bigger more upset sound. But the moans and groans become a cry and you accept your fate (if you…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 14, 2012 at 7:10pm — No Comments
I have never been a world traveler. I’ve only ever left the country to go to Canada, didn’t go to Walt Disney World until I was 19 years old, flew once on an airplane when I was 2 years old and not again until I was 24, and I have never been on the West Coast.
I can still remember those random winter days when we would gather for a family meeting to discuss where we wanted to go for our family vacation. Being the ten year old history buff I was, I always suggested colonial…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 12, 2012 at 12:40pm — 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
We are beyond thrilled to follow up on our New Year’s message promising you a stellar year of fantastic developments; and we'll be starting this New Year’s new week off with a BANG! Our 1st ever Boys Be Cool Private Sale event featuring timeless little dandy’s essentials by Tom & Drew Boys is happening this Thursday 1/5 and 1/6 ~ starts at 12pm EST on our FB page! Please…Continue
Added by Julia Angel on January 3, 2012 at 8:58pm — No Comments
When I think of a segway, there are two images that come to mind. The music video to Weird Al Yankovic's Song "White and Nerdy" and the movie Mallcop with Kevin James.
I found out about a place where you could take indoor segway rides in an older mall…Continue
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Everyone wants an Alice. Mike and…Continue
Added by Rebecca Shepard-Olson on November 30, 2011 at 6:10pm — No Comments
Shop, Learn, and Earn - with the Direct Sales Directory!
The Directory is starting small - Not just anyone can join, as I want to ensure that everyone on the Directory will provide you all with the very best service. Whether you want…Continue
Added by Meagan Paullin on November 13, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments
This post is from my Blog and I'll be posting a few more tips because of requests I received via comments from moms asking for advice .
So a few moms have commented on the graphics on my blogger blog. Here is where you can get your own. These are really cool free widgets for your blog and some great backgrounds and blinky buttons and other buttons free for your blog! I hope you enjoy and if you do please share this Post! Thanks.…
Added by Lisa Cash Hanson on November 8, 2011 at 5:56pm — No Comments
Drinking age is 21, voting age is 18, Facebook age is 13. Is this FB age "limit" arbitrary? I am a mom of three and a child and adult psychotherapist. I write about a variety of parenting issues. Please visit my latest "Parenting Matters" blog post. Check it out. Is 13 an arbitrary age to join Facebook?
Added by Ruth Migler on November 6, 2011 at 9:47am — No Comments
One of the best things I learned that helped me dramatically through the years of raising my beautiful daughters and now helping with my amazing grandchildren is reiki (ray-key). In 1985 a friend of mine talked me into taking a Reiki I class. She convinced me that it would help the learning disabled students I worked with - so I took the class which was held at her home in Boulder, Colorado.
Well I can tell you that was a…Continue
Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on October 31, 2011 at 10:16am — No Comments