As a grade six learner, my daughter learned about puberty in her Life-Skills class. What it said was that puberty is a time when the body changes from child- to adult-form. It also said that during this time, adolescents could get depressed or feel emotional, especially if they do not know what to…Continue
Added by Neikie Jansen van Rensburg on February 9, 2016 at 2:25am — No Comments
At preschool drop-off another mom pointed out,"Your daughter's socks don't match."
I turned my palms upward in a je ne sais pas and wrinkled my nose, "Rough morning. Can’t win ’em all.”
My then four-year-old was Little Miss Mismatched. She loved Disney princess dresses paired with rain boots and purple flowered leggings with her green and gold Packer t-shirt.
That morning, I picked my…Continue
Added by Rudey's Room on January 21, 2016 at 7:44pm — No Comments
When I found out I was having a boy, I cried. Not beautiful, happy tears, no. I cried ugly, horrendous tears of mourning. I cried because I was not having a girl. That's right: my baby hadn't even left my uterus, and I was already the worst mother in the world.
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My daughter loooves tea parties! She'll have tea parties with all the animals in her room, including any of her brother's toys that may have somehow gotten mixed in. Illy will throw parties for her brothers or bring me little cups of "tea" and "soup" (lukewarm water) while I'm working. She's even gotten the whole family to sit on the floor in the living room for a tea…Continue
Ever since March 30, 2013 at 12:56pm, our world completely changed. Ella, our first child, had entered the world and has been our little firecracker ever since. I remember having such a hard time in those first few weeks home from the hospital. One of the recurring questions in my mind, and often whispered out loud to myself was, "what the hell did I get myself into, how am I gonna do this??" I thought I was prepared. I truly believed that besides the typical sleepless nights that came with…Continue
Added by Kelly Repiscak on August 31, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
One of the greatest gifts my parents ever gave me was a divorce. Don't get me wrong; I honor, respect and believe in the sanctity of marriage. But my parents' relationship was not working out for them and had the potential to taint my relationship with my Dad. My parents divorced in 1983. I was just two years…Continue
Added by Denise LaRosa on January 25, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments
** I've seen no less than 14,789 people dump ice over their heads throughout the past few days.
** Being the adult is often times way harder than being the kid.
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 22, 2014 at 5:39pm — No Comments
** Spilled wine is WAY worse than spilled milk.
** The DMV is truly a vast sea of weirdness.
** Turning 29 again wasn't so bad after…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 19, 2013 at 2:31pm — No Comments
I spent the whole month of December praying that Baby S would be late. I was dreading the newborn stage. Plus, we did not know her name at this point (I wanted Scarlet, Eric wanted Fiona, neither of us liked each other's favorite name [I did not want my daughter's name to invoke the image of Shrek!! Like anyone would really think of stunning Fiona from…
Added by Tracie on April 11, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments
In spite of the hardships of war, young Jo Bremley lives in considerable happiness with her husband and 7-year old daughter. Then one night, influenced by his best friend, Jo’s husband announces that he has decided to join the war. Before he gets a chance to, however, he’s the victim of a snowstorm accident. Now a young widow, Jo tries to make ends…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on October 3, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments
For those moms of boys, there is a camaraderie among us. We are the moms who have grown accustomed to rough-and-tumble play, checking pants pockets on laundry day for small critters, stepping on Legos with bare feet (and trying not to let your son hear you curse…Continue
Added by Tawna Richard on November 17, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments
I'll freely admit to you, right up front, that I believe in fairy tales. Sort of. What I mean is...I believe that two people in love can live happily ever after. I believe in the power of things unseen. I believe there is more to this world than just what we can pick up with our five senses. I believe in miracles. I have no choice in the matter. I have seen miracles, I have heard of…Continue
Added by Catherine Kingsbury on September 10, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Added by Catherine Kingsbury on September 8, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Kids sure have a way of (figuratively) punching you right in the gut when you least expect it, don't they? Their unassuming words can wash a blanket of guilt right over you in nothing flat. And before you know it, you're feeling like the suckiest parent in the world and saving your pennies for the future therapy that your kid will inevitably need thanks to…Continue
My daughter turned 9 last week. This is the child who lives and breathes all things pink and all things Barbie.
As I decorated the house for her upcoming birthday party, she came up to me and announced that she had something very important to tell me. I stopped taping pink and purple balloons to the fireplace and sat down to listen to her. I looked into the serious brown eyes of my daughter as she announced that this would be her last single digit birthday. Single digit? Who…Continue
Added by Pam Johnson-Bennett on July 15, 2011 at 2:39pm — No Comments
Added by Morela Capote on February 21, 2011 at 11:40am — No Comments
I have never called myself Daddy's Little Girl, but somehow, I have always felt like I am!
And, even though I'm all grown up now, my Dad's 'Leo' strong, positive influence still plays a huge part in my life, just as it did when I WAS a little girl.
I can still hear Dad telling my sister and I that drugs and cigarettes will kill…
Added by Trudi Webster on December 13, 2010 at 3:26pm — No Comments
As a mom of two girls, I often wonder what drama their teenage years will bring. What will our relationships be like and how do I avoid the pitfalls that my own mother and I have experienced? The recent visit from my own mother made me stop, reflect and realize what an evolving and ever changing relationship mothers and daughters go through.…Continue
Added by Megan Rebelo on November 8, 2010 at 8:50pm — No Comments