Trampolines offer an exciting way to get in shape, and they provide hours of laughter-filled fun for your family. This bouncy form of cardio helps strengthen your back muscles and takes the pressure off of your knees and spine, without the trauma of a hard surface workout. It's also hailed by celebs, fitness gurus, acrobats, gymnasts and even NASA astronauts, who rely on trampoline workouts to rebuild lost bone tissue from being in a weightless state, as one of the best exercises. However,…Continue
Added by Angela Smith on September 22, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
Now that summer is coming to a close and the fall months are right ahead of all of us it is a great time to plan a family portrait or Christmas card that you’ll be sending out to all of your friends and family during the holiday season later this year. There are of course thousands of family photographersout there who can get you incredible images for you and your family, but there is a lot more that goes into getting the perfect…Continue
Added by Misty Jhones on September 17, 2016 at 6:08am — No Comments
Like most parents, sometimes I just want to be left alone. You know, just for a few minutes. Long enough to read a few emails, or take a bath or write a blog post. But, I think most parents wish to be left alone because we all know that it is a short-term situation. Eventually, we will be surrounded by loud noises and chaos and faces with peanut butter on them.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 14, 2016 at 6:50am — No Comments
-You will never get your figure back
-You will always need more sleep
-You may develop bladder problems
-Your house will be a mess
-You will not be interested in sex
-Your boobs will sag…
Added by Mari Corona on August 19, 2016 at 8:56pm — No Comments
In this post: The Force Awakens games, food, costumes, art, and our parody video. Please join us :).
Hello, dear ones! I’m so excited to share this post with you. I will admit that I was never a fan of the original Star Wars movies. My husband and eldest son love them. I really enjoyed the new Star Wars movie, though.…Continue
Added by Amber Dover on August 12, 2016 at 2:41am — No Comments
Hello, dear ones! Please join me for a word study on motherhood. Even if you are not a mother, you can use what you learn in other relationships. You are an example to the children in your life, whether that is a niece/ nephew, or kids in the youth group at your church. Also, I encourage all Godly women to find…Continue
Added by Amber Dover on August 12, 2016 at 2:21am — No Comments
Can I be you when I grow up?
Sure, I’ve got you by eleven years and your current four children are age 7 and under, while my three are 18 and over.
Moms out there need to…Continue
Added by Shelby Spear on July 4, 2016 at 9:27am — No Comments
Sometimes, I work late.
It's not intentional, but things happen, and I work a little later than I originally intended to. It's not frequent, as I am a huge advocate of the work/life balance for my employees, and I believe in setting a good role model for them and showing them that I don't work late (at least…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 1, 2016 at 7:59am — No Comments
It's really hard to follow our own technology rules. We know that. I, for one, would consider it a win to have a phone-free dinner table. Maybe I could use a little help.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 27, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments
There has been a radical drop in exclusive breastfeeding in the last few decades. Out of the 90% mothers who initially opt for exclusive breast feeding, only few manage to successfully breastfeed their babies.
Some of the major factors influencing this dreaded drop are fear of insufficient milk…Continue
Added by Jenny Wong on June 18, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Pause for a moment to take stock of your family and friends. Do you think that anyone you know is lonely? Did you know that you are probably right?
Social isolation isn't good for us - numerous studies have shown that…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 4, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments
Did you know it’s Earth Month? Earth Month begins on March 19th and runs until Earth Day, on April 22nd.
To celebrate Earth month, week and day, I am doing a giveaway from an amazing company Green Toys! Green Toys is an eco-friendly toy company. They use 100% recycled materials and US-based manufacturing to create toys for all ages.
Added by Elena Cunningham on April 18, 2016 at 2:03pm — No Comments
Added by Elena Cunningham on April 18, 2016 at 1:59pm — No Comments
How (not) To Write A PhD
When I am feeling my most discouraged and whipped by this PhD I tend to start listing mentally, everything that has happened in my life over the past 2.5 years that have made it impossible for me to “properly” get this thing done. Pathetic, I know- but somehow I think it is kind of a common “poor, poor, pitiful me” thing to do. But, I got to thinking a few days ago that, funnily enough, when I am feeling particularly buoyed and optimistic about getting this…Continue
Added by Shannon Holmes on April 5, 2016 at 1:17pm — No Comments
Cloth nappies have been becoming more popular lately, but cloth sanitary towels?
I regularly saw them advertised and reviewed in Juno and Green Parent magazine, but I never put much thought into trying them for myself. I don't know why this was, maybe I was suspicious that…Continue
Added by Steph on April 4, 2016 at 6:39am — No Comments
When you marry someone with a child, you are getting a packaged deal. You are not only getting a husband or a wife, but a child. That comes with a whole new set of rules. A whole new set of responsibilities. I just wanted to take the opportunity to address some of the things that kind of slapped me upside the head once I said “I Do” to someones’ dad. Read More…Continue
Added by Mindy Goins on March 16, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Sometimes you find a friend that sticks around for 5 minutes. Sometimes you find a friend that will tell you they have your back until you realize they’re the one that stabbed you. Not often enough in life we find that one friend. That one that no matter how much time or distance life has put between the two of you, they still manage to be there when you need them the most.…Continue
Added by Mindy Goins on March 8, 2016 at 7:56pm — No Comments
At the beginning of every month, I plan out all the meals that we are going to eat. For the whole month. I do this for a few reasons (meal planning, to ensure we aren't getting repetitive with our dinners, and to allow myself a few nights off from cooking each week). And I am painfully aware that as I plan out the meals there will be a number of dinners my son will not want to eat. Chicken tikka masala? No way. Pulled pork sandwiches? Not…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 7, 2016 at 7:12am — No Comments
Hey ya'll! For the next few weeks I'm going to take a little break from the whole step mother and depressing topics. I kinda bummed myself out a little. I've got to throw some excitement in here every once in awhile!
March is probably the best month there is! What normal person has a favorite month? Well everyone if they choose their birth month. March just happens to be my birth month. Along with my mother's as well. I think that's the reason we don't see eye to eye on…Continue
Added by Mindy Goins on March 2, 2016 at 9:25am — No Comments