This is a very difficult post for me to write. But I am hoping that if any of my readers is facing a similar situation, you will know that you are not alone. My heart goes out to you. 25 years ago today, I received a phone call at work that would forever change my life.
This day started a four day ordeal of doctors, nurses, specialists......and tears. Buckets upon buckets of tears. My almost 11 month old baby boy was gone, one week before what would have been…
Added by Penny Roach on December 11, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
My second pregnancy was a bit of a surprise as I wasn’t actively trying to conceive. I found out in February 2000, that I was pregnant and was due October 9th, 2000. When I was almost 20 weeks, I found out that I was having a little boy. I was excited and nervous at the same time. I had that feeling that I was having a boy since my cravings were totally different that my first pregnancy. Continue reading my birth story at: …Continue
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While my topic won't be pertinent to most moms - and for that I am so grateful - it will be to some who are hurting or they know a mom who is. Please help them out by mentioning their child. It's wonderful hearing the name of our children whether they are here on earth or in heaven; our relationship with them never ever…Continue
We are a support group for any woman who has lost a child. Our purpose is to comfort bereaved mothers. We offer compassion, conversation, validation, support, spiritual solace and friendship to one another. At our meetings - and our other gatherings together - no mother ever has to explain why she is suffering or justify why she can't "get over it." We all know that no mother ever "gets over it" because the sorrow keeps our communion open with our beloved deceased children. But, in the…Continue
Added by Mary Jane Hurley Brant on October 18, 2012 at 5:19pm — No Comments
A mother suffering from mental illness.
A little sweet girl who wants nothing more than her mother’s love.
Family members who turn their backs to the blatant horror that is staring them in the face.Continue
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Yesterday I shared with you my Child Care Woes. The day care we use will be closed until August 13th for a suspected mold they found in one of the rooms. On one hand I am happy they take any concerns like this seriously and promptly. On the other hand I have been worried that I wouldn't be able to find child care for the days I work. Right now we do not live close to family or friends. I…Continue
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Transitioning back into a working mom came with a few obstacles. Child care was the biggest one I had to overcome. We no longer live close to family so searching for the right person to watch my only child with the schedule I have took plenty of patience and persistence. I thought I was good to go. I had a full time day care center for the week and someone else for the weekends. What I didn't think of was who to turn to during unexpected times when either of those two options were…Continue
Too much Disney....While getting dressed this morning, I was on auto-pilot.
"Arms up, Henry. Time to lift your shirt off."
Henry obligingly raises his
arms and then starts laughing.
Henry: Mama! Lookit! I'm like
Yeah, sure- he kind of did look like that scene where she puts
her arms up as she gets her ballgown.
I wonder....does that make me the
Added by Melinda Wallington on June 27, 2012 at 10:46pm — No Comments
Henry was doing his "baby-bird" impression this morning while I was eating
breakfast. When I gave in and gave him a bite of my Strawberry Frosted
mini-wheats, he screwed up his face.
"Ugh! I don't like the HAIRY parts!
I like da FROSTING!"
Life's not all frosting, buddy
Added by Melinda Wallington on June 27, 2012 at 10:45pm — No Comments
I was reading "All Things Bright & Beautiful" by Herriot while putting Henry to bed tonight and got to the part about this being the best time in your life and you don't realize it. When your children are young and all the wonderful
discoveries and pure joy that can be found amidst the sleep deprivation, revolving diaper changes and temper tantrums.
I just HAD to hug Henry then and I said, "Thank you God for my son" and absolutely, whole-heartedly meant it right then. Henry…Continue
Added by Melinda Wallington on June 27, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
http://www.andbabymakes2.co.il "… acquire for yourself a friend ".It says in Pirkei Avot, (Ethics of our Fathers) … וקנה לך חבר". From everything I've heard, read and listened to, the biggest problem mothers have, especially single mothers, even more than the sleeplessness, the financial hardship, and the loneliness is asking for help.
It sounds so easy, doesn’t it? Well in theory it is. But, after close to twenty years, of…
Added by Ellie Lavi on June 20, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Don’t Cry, Daddy’s Here: One Woman’s Journey to Recovery from Incest is a deeply disturbing memoir. At the same time it is an important book, one that offers a strong message of hope and renewal to victims of this terrible crime.Continue
I woke up this morning stressed about everything that I have to…Continue
Added by Cynthia Tolbert-Wilson on April 14, 2012 at 6:37am — No Comments
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE!
Embark on a safari adventure with this super fun jungle-themed baby shower! If you were born to be wild, a safari theme baby shower is perfect and we aren’t lion! Jungle themed baby showers are a fantastic way to celebrate a new baby and the Queen of the Jungle without being too masculine or feminine. Fun animal prints, faux jungle creatures and Kraft paper turn any room into an African safari where guests will enjoy games,…Continue
Added by Jamie Tatum on March 26, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
I have a sensitive child. She is beautiful, considerate, intelligent, exceptionally well mannered, and very, very sensitive.
Her sensitivity is one of the things I admire about her the most, and one of the greatest challenges in parenting her. Besides being the What If Child, she worries mostly about being perfect. She wants to have the best grades in the…Continue
Added by Lynn Reilly on March 25, 2012 at 7:45am — No Comments
Because my life’s passion is centered on the fundamentals of the overall well-being of children I see everything through the perspective of a mother, grandmother and parenting coach.…Continue
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Grandparents are special people;
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As the mother of an 11-year old boy, the news of Jerry Sandusky’s alleged child abuse and the questionable diligence Joe Paterno exercised in reporting the incident hit close to home.
Needing an outlet for my feelings, I posted the following on my Facebook page immediately after I heard the news:
I don't care about winning streaks, national titles, or hollow sound bites. That members of the Penn State administration barely raised their hands when faced with eye-witness…Continue
Added by Stacie Chadwick on January 24, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments
In some ways, I hope my son is just like me. In most ways, I hope he isn’t.
I was an ok kid who liked to run around naked. Front yard nudity is quite harmless when white-tailed deer and turkeys are the only ones to see it. It is, however, a little embarrassing when family friends remember you for it.
The only trouble I really ever caused was behaving inappropriately during inappropriate situations (ie: laughing when my parents were being serious). My sister was usually the one…Continue
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