All Blog Posts Tagged 'childhood' (54)

My First Year as a School Volunteer: Lessons from the Front Lines

 

About a year ago I wrote this post about how to make the most out of your school volunteer efforts. D2 wasn't enrolled in pre-school yet, so…

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Added by Portia Mount on May 30, 2012 at 2:53pm — No Comments

I’m an Open Book

My name doesn’t describe who I am very well. Jennifer isn’t an adjective.

If names were meant to describe who we are, mine would be: Clumsy, Awkward, Forgetful

Or perhaps something powerful like this: MOM

It would be wrong to call myself clever. Clever implies an ability to problem solve. My attempts at problem solving never result in solutions. For example: I get a D on…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 3, 2012 at 4:25pm — No Comments

I was a Barbie Girl

My sister is 4 years younger than me. When we were just kids, those 4 years felt more like 40. We were, and remain to this day, total opposites. I’m reserved, she’s outgoing. I play it safe, she takes risks. I like books, she likes being active. I’m girly, she’s a tomboy. But growing up in rural Pennsylvania gave us few options for playmates. We had no choice but to get along or be alone.

Opposites or not, we could always get along long enough to play Barbies.

Our evenings and…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 11, 2012 at 11:43am — No Comments

Why I Can't Stop Watching THE HELP



I’m 10, have 5 siblings, an absent mother that yanked us out of our predictable home and away from my father whom I adored. However, she did not. At 28, with 6 kids, all she could understand was how she was robbed of her youth. She did not want to go to church, hang out with the other mothers, sew clothes, cook dinner, shop or clean. She wanted to march in protest lines, stand up for civil rights, hang out in the “hippy” section of Detroit and blare the Rolling Stones.…

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Added by rhonda talbot on January 4, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Is the Jig REALLY Up?

Remember that story a few weeks ago when we lost the mother fucking Elf on the Shelf, and I was all panicked that it might be the last Christmas for believing in Santa in my household?  Well, it saddens me beyond words, but I'm pretty sure the jig is up (at…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 29, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Remember When:

Remember When…

…life was just about rolling in the grass and not caring if you got dirty?

… the most important thing was that you didn’t miss Tom & Jerry or The Bugs Bunny Show on Saturday…

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Added by Heather Jones on December 4, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Over 25,000 Read My Blog Post on Bullying

I was overwhelmed by the response I received on my last blog post on bullying. Over 500 people left comments asking me to share more of my story. After some reflection, I have decided to open up and talk a little more about how it all started for me, and how it eventually ended.





The very first time I remember being bullied was when I was just 6 years old and in first grade. We lived in Miami Beach and I spent a lot of time outdoors playing in my bathing suit or little… Continue

Added by Elayne on October 6, 2011 at 6:32pm — No Comments

It's Not Your Mama's Fault Part 2

Okay, so where were we? Oh, that's right...I left off right at the point where I was officially 'emancipated' at the age of 16. Whew. Heavy. Just sitting here recalling and writing this stuff takes me back. My teenage life had been a whirlwind of changes; from living in a house with 9 bedrooms and six bathrooms with a…
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Added by Catherine Kingsbury on September 8, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Suburban Roller Coaster

 

As overly cautious as we are about protecting our children these days, it's a wonder any of us survived our own childhoods of yesteryear.  Heck, many of us probably rode home from the hospital on our moms' laps IN THE FRONT SEAT OF THE CAR (without a seat belt, no doubt)!!  All this fragility makes me wonder if our kids are missing out on some of the good…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 7, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments

Germ Warfare

With the start of school comes the school supply list.  I personally hate buying school supplies because I feel such pressure to get it right.  What if I buy Hunter the wrong folders?  Will I stunt her for life?  What if I buy Elliott the wrong color for her zipped up Trapper Keeper?  Will she be socially ostracized?

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 22, 2011 at 8:09am — No Comments

Is The World Less Safe Than It Was When We Were Kids?

As a child in Phoenix Arizona, not one of the safest cities nowadays, I had free range over a 5 by 5 city block area. To my elementary school I walked about a half a mile down the road by myself grades 1st thru 6th. My grandmother or mother walked with me the first part of the school year in 1st grade, before the second half of the year I was walking it by myself. One of them would wait at the end of the yard after school to make sure they saw me, as soon as they had a glimpse of me, they'd…

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Added by Heather Jones on July 16, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments

Temporary stay at home mom, and that's ok with me.

Two kids, two stints as a temporary stay at home mom….otherwise known as maternity leave.  My second “vacation” as many ignorant people around me prefer to call my time off is coming to a close.  Back to being a slave to the man next week.  I have mixed emotions.  I love my children.  I have…

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Added by Someone's Mom on March 5, 2011 at 8:21am — No Comments

Whipped Cream and Red Go-Go Boots

I am a child of the early ‘60’s, and everything that implies. My parents weren’t the hippy types, but more the Mad Men type of parents…without the alcohol. They loved to listen to music when I was little and on special occasions they would break out the record collection and the crème de menthe.

The coffee table in our living room was actually a record player cabinet. It was wood with two marble tiles on the surface with mesh fabric covering the speakers. The cabinet had a drawer and…

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Added by Lanita Moss on February 7, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments

DO YOU KNOW WHAT BATTEN DISEASE IS?

I have written a post at my blog so check out the link and tell me what you think:)

http://mummyrants.blogspot.com/

 

Added by Courtney Wilson on January 17, 2011 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Best and Worst Fast Food Kids' Meals

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…

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Added by Momniscient on December 18, 2010 at 9:21pm — No Comments

FEATURED ON BIZYMOMS HOMEPAGE AS EXPERT OF THE WEEK

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Added by Nicole Weaver on December 8, 2010 at 12:41pm — No Comments

How to tell if your child is depressed

With the holidays approaching, everyone's spirits seem to soar. Festivities and family gatherings offer opportunities to make new friendships and re-establish old ties. Most people look forward to this season. Unfortunately, some people find the holiday depressing. Those without family or even those with family can get the blues because of circumstances. Some people just find the season stressful. What you may not realize is that one of those unhappy persons could be your…

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Added by Nancy Konigsberg on December 8, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Lessons I Have Learned as a Mom

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Blog Carnival
This article was written for inclusion in the blog carnival hosted by Littlestomaks to promote awareness of childhood obesity as part of the National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Please read to the end of this article to find a list of links to the other carnival…
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Added by Alysa Bajenaru, RD, CPT on September 14, 2010 at 4:36pm — No Comments

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