Last night, my husband and I caught about three minutes of the show "Toddlers and Tiaras." There was a pretty little girl in a lot of make up, smiling and standing before a crowd, her mother proudly looking on with tears in her eyes.
"When I'm in my make up," the little girl said, "I feel pretty."
And she looked pretty. I certainly wasn't scandalized. It looked like any other mother / daughter activity to me.
The next shot was a teaser for the next segment, in…
Added by Darlena Cunha on February 24, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments
One of the most pressing and vulnerable points of online shopping is a sizing issue: getting the right size or the pain of NOT getting it right. The sizing issue is so frustrating we decided to ask a pro: Stormy Sweitzer, owner and co-founder of SizeTracker, gave us 3 of the biggest reasons why kidshing sizes and fit vary from brand…Continue
Added by Julia Angel on February 21, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments
Yeah, you think you already know but let me remind you of the rules because the first time your college aged daughter who is beautiful and elegant and brilliant walks in the house with a dweeby little wanna-be artist with a handshake that says "I'm a goober" you'll forget all the rules. You will drag your…Continue
Added by diana hampo on February 21, 2011 at 2:06pm — No Comments
I haven't done a crafty project in a while, and I thought, "It's about time you did one, people are getting bored over here."
So here goes... my first attempt to make my own jewelry. (Other than that one time I thought I was cool in 8th grade and made myself a button bracelet. Haha. I was lame.)
I have been lusting over this bracelet from…
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WOW! At last it has happened,
and right after I returned home from my hip surgery.
Taconi and Claude are out earning their keep . . .
Added by Margot Finke on February 9, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Playing on Facebook can get you a job - I'm not talking about Farmville, though I'm sure there must be something for which those skills can be used. While Facebook is thought of by many as a way to pass the time, the social network has broad business applications if you use it right. And it's only one of many networking, aggregating, blogging and mini-blogging sites out there, all of which can be used to pad your resume.…
Added by Darlena Cunha on February 8, 2011 at 11:31am — No Comments
Some days it’s more important to let the laundry go undone, the floors un-mopped and the dishes left in the sink. Today was one of those days and, since the weather was simply glorious, I opted to take the girls for a walk to the store and push back making dinner. In all honesty, we really did not need anything, but the dog and Baby Girl #1 both wanted a walk. So instead of starting a nice dinner, I defrosted shrimp while we walked to the store as the sun set. Once home, I made dinner in…Continue
Added by Granola Grizzly Mama on February 8, 2011 at 1:28am — No Comments
Social media has revolutionized what it means to be a mother. Sure, the basics of mothering remain the same throughout the ages, but with all the information of the internet at our fingertips, new theories catch steam quickly, unsafe practices are brought to light in front of large audiences, and people can pick and choose which parenting methods work best for them in real time, as these methods are being used and tested by others.
One of the largest drawbacks to staying at home…
Added by Darlena Cunha on February 7, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments
So I finally caved and bought my daughter a Snuggie. Yes, yes, you know, those gigantic blanket things with sleeves.
Personally, I think they look just plain silly, but she's been wanting one for ages. And not just any Snuggie, of course, but the "Peace and Love" Snuggie with multi-colored peace signs all over it, if you can dig that, man.
She keeps telling me it is "soooo comfortable," and that I just have to try it on.
Absolutely not. First of all, if…Continue
Added by Join Mama on January 17, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments
I've been given the great opportunity to sample SkinMD Natural lotion. I have your typical dish washing dry winter hands and SkinMD natural has helped to soften them. This lotion is also perfect for your face as…Continue
Added by Heather Jones on January 16, 2011 at 5:41pm — No Comments
Does yellow make you feel like a banana? Is red just like lava? And does purple make you feel like an onion? If so, then you, too, will succeed as an Art Mom in my child's classroom.
Being an Art Mom is simple: You prepare a little program that teaches the kids about artists or color or a style of art, and then develop a little project to go with it. It's a lot of fun - second graders are a very appreciative audience.
I decided to talk about color and moods - you know, how does…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on January 15, 2011 at 11:21am — No Comments
On Tuesday the 14th I have hip replacement surgery.
This is to help the knee surgery I had last year
that didn't quite go as planned. Grrrr!!
Meanwhile, please don't forget
" Taconi and Claude -…Continue
Added by Margot Finke on January 7, 2011 at 7:19pm — No Comments
This is a tough question... On one hand it may be a bit confusing to tie allowance directly to chores because we should be teaching our kids to help around the house when its needed, not just when it is part of their "to do" chores. Also, it can be very easy for parents to lose track of the chores that have actually been completed. A…Continue
Added by Kristy Canton on January 4, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments
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Added by Margot Finke on January 3, 2011 at 4:51pm — No Comments
There is no manual that pops out with the baby that tells you exactly how to raise a child. So what do we do? We ask friends, family or buy books. The problem with that is we are getting advice from someone else's experiences based on their own environment, family dynamic, genetics, issues or talents. We need to find out who WE are first and then raising a child will be easy. How do we do that? The only way to find answers is to ask questions.
The glitch is that we need to be…Continue
Added by Paulette Bethel on December 24, 2010 at 8:39am — No Comments
THEY ARE COMING!!
Added by Margot Finke on December 21, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments
Melissa and Doug offer great educational toys for children ranging in ages from baby to young teen. They started making toys 20 years ago and have rocked the toy world since. They have nearly 1,000 unique toys for children of almost every age. We were recently able to add to our Melissa and Doug collection when we purchased a few set for Miss Monk and her new at home Tot School, they are a huge hit with her.
So much in fact that she…
Added by Felicia Ellis on December 20, 2010 at 1:43am — No Comments
I am a bit obsessive when it comes to feeding my kids. When I start looking at labels and realizing that EVERYTHING they eat has sugar, salt, and disgusting chemicals it just makes me crazy! Even so-called "healthy" foods like yogurt and granola bars are loaded with refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup. It makes me want to move to a cabin in the woods and feed the kids…Continue
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