The Cupcake Wars: As Seen in the NY Times (Plus More!)
Last week, there was an article in the NY Times about Meme Roth and her fight with her children’s school concerning school birthday parties and cupcakes.
What sets her off is the junk food served on special occasions: the cupcakes that come out for every birthday, the doughnuts her children were once given in gym, the sugary “Fun-Dip” packets that some parent provided the whole class on Valentine’s Day.
“I thought… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 25, 2009 at 9:36pm —
Sometimes I think the most difficult part of having a baby is not the sleepless nights, not the crying, not the birth….it is being away from her. I won’t lie, sometimes it is a needed break when I go to work or I travel and get to sleep past 5 am but not being with her outweighs any brief moment of pleasure I have. I do feel that I am a better mommy to her because I work though. That may not be the case for everyone but for a driven chick like me, someone who thrives on competition and her… Continue
Added by Heather on June 25, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Monday is here again! Time to look back on the week and see how we've done, along with set new goals for the week ahead! I started running with Lucas last week and I'm loving it. We have some nice trails (smooth paths, really) around here and the weather has been so perfect. I also lost a pound, and I'm happy to say that I've lost all my baby weight! It's funny how your body really does change after having kids. I can say that I'm back to where I was weight wise pre-pregnancy, but I definately… Continue
Added by Samantha @ Mama Notes on June 22, 2009 at 10:22pm —
Why should a child’s diet be different from an adult’s diet?
A child’s diet can not be the same as an adult’s diet for many reasons. A child’s body goes through many stages of development and his nutritional needs vary depending on which stage he is in. For example, a child in puberty requires more calories than a school-age child. Therefore, providing the correct nutritional plan at all stages of growth is crucial to ensure proper development. Let’s review several diets and why they… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 15, 2009 at 12:33pm —
I've gotten a lot of comments on my Facebook page lately to the effect of, "Keep those hilarious updates about your son coming!" I wonder if my old high school classmates realize I have a daughter, too. It's true, I don't report as much about her, with her big brother providing so much easy fodder.
But even though my little girl isn't policing other kids' dirty diapers
just yet, that doesn't mean that… Continue
Added by NoReturnMom on June 13, 2009 at 3:41pm —
One of the first things my husband and I always thought of when we had the "baby talk" was how expensive babies are. How many things they need, how much it all cost, and how little money we have to buy all these things. We thought we couldn't "afford" a baby.
Wrong. Besides the basic necessities - clothes, food, car seat, diapers- babies really don't need a whole lot. The baby industry is huge, and many things are completely unnecessary. Having a baby certainly doesn't have the bank,… Continue
Added by Samantha @ Mama Notes on June 11, 2009 at 2:29pm —
Dedicated to my oldest son, Brandon
We met face-to-face for the first time what seems like yesterday, but years have passed, and I have known you for a lifetime. You have led me on a remarkable journey through this forest of existence, and have taught me to cherish every detail. You have guided my feet toward a less traveled pathway, and on it, you have opened my eyes to a world full of treasures all others have taken for granted, cast aside or completely ignored.
I knew… Continue
Added by Angela McCoy on May 29, 2009 at 10:25am —
Why does she like to walk in big slippers or shoes, like mine?
Why does she like to eat eggs so much?
Why does she like water that she could bathe the whole day, I suppose?
Why is it that she knows how to act funny?
Why is it natural for her to like animals, especially dogs?
Why does she choose the people she is friendly to?
Why did she develop an aversion to some veggies when I've been exposing her to them?
Why does she like to also eat whatever I'm eating… Continue
Added by Cymbelly on May 16, 2009 at 1:34am —
I recently came across Unique Baby Cakes
by R.Higgins via MBC (HERE)! She has a variety of delightfully beautiful "have to have" inedible Baby Cakes & Gifts! What you will find in each cake/cupcake is a variety of baby necessities or as Unique Baby Cakes would like to call them, "Ingredients". Here are a just a few items you may receive; onesie, diapers, booties or baby caps. Not only do they design cakes for babies, they design… Continue
Added by Melissa on May 14, 2009 at 12:54pm —
Unique Baby Cakes is having a Baby Shower Giveaway!
May 14 2009 - June 11 2009 (Midnight)
Are you a mom or soon to be mom,or maybe a blogger I would like to hear from you.
What blogs do you love to read and why?
Have you purchased from product reviews?
Email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org .Each person leaving a comment will be giving a number.
We will add all comments to our web site and on June 11 2009 at midnight we will use random.org to… Continue
Added by Unique Baby Cakes on May 14, 2009 at 10:10am —
It's mothers day. I woke up early at about 7am, and couldn't go back to sleep. Jude woke up right after me so I fed him, and then we lay in bed while he stared at me and smiled. It was a nice beginning to the day. Jude, and I stayed up together for about two hours while Mike slept......yeah yeah he slept on mothers day...ha. It's okay though because I was awake anyway, and really enjoyed my quiet time with Jude. He was very smiley today, and was trying to communicate with me. If I placed him… Continue
Added by Jenn on May 11, 2009 at 2:38pm —
I am a stay home mom and have a very fussy baby. My son Jayden was born colic and he's very fussy too.
Hope you can find my blog interesting. Please visit my blog at www.motherfirstbaby.com
Added by Karen on May 11, 2009 at 2:06pm —
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Added by Patsy Champagne on May 7, 2009 at 4:13pm —
The hubby and I are "negotiating" on baby names right now and it got me to wondering... what's with all the crazy celebrity baby names? Check out my daily post on ChitChatMom.com
Added by ChitChatMom on May 6, 2009 at 10:16am —
If you missed the segment on The Today Show
yesterday about how important it is to secure your furniture to the wall when you have a kiddo in the house, you can watch it at ChitChatMom.com
. Have you anchored your TV, bookcases, etc. to the walls?
Added by ChitChatMom on May 5, 2009 at 10:01am —
Mamas... I've got a serious question on my mind. Can I use a rocker recliner instead of a traditional rocking chair in the baby girl's nursery? Check out my new post at ChitChatMom.com
and let me know what you think?!
Added by ChitChatMom on May 4, 2009 at 10:05am —
So, like I mentioned, my daughter, CE, is 10 1/2 months old. I still do not have my baby weight off. Oops. I gained 43 pounds with my pregnancy. In my defense, I am also 6'1". Does that make a difference? Well, whatever. The unfortunate part is that CE didn't come out weighing 43 pounds. That would have been super convenient. I lost 23 right away and then the other 20 hung on for dear life. She was 6 months old and I still was trucking along with that weight. I saw a picture of myself from a… Continue
Added by Natalie on May 3, 2009 at 8:03pm —
Last night I raced home from work to relive Mike of baby duty so he could go give a few roof and paint estimates to people. I loaded Em, and Jude in the car and we went to get some groceries. My house was beginning to resemble Old Mother Hubbards Cupboards! When we got there I reached into the back seat to lift Jude's car seat out. I guess I opened my mouth when I lifted the seat because the next sound out of my body was a yelp of pain. My jaw suddenly locked in place, and there was sharp… Continue
Added by Jenn on May 1, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Some medicines, certain diseases, travel, and stress can cause an upset of the balance of microorganisms in our body. Florastor Kids is a probiotic that can protect your child’s intestines from “bad” organisms.
Florastor Kids is a clinically tested, natural, yeast-based probiotic that aids in the growth of good microorganisms in the intestines. It helps maintain or restore optimal intestinal health and promotes healthy bowel function.… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 30, 2009 at 8:58pm —
Ok, Susan Powter aside... (don't tell me you don't remember the 90's fitness guru?)
It is about time for me to shed my baby weight. My clothes aren't fitting right. Plus, my sister-in-law's wedding is next January. It will be a year after I delivered my last child so if I still look pregnant it will be dishearening to say the least!
So, while I am not going to follow the Stop the Insanity! program… Continue
Added by Lynsey on April 30, 2009 at 10:14am —