You've heard that there are many benefits to family meal planning, but there are also many challenges. First, it’s difficult to plan a family menu for a whole week. How do you keep from duplicating the same meals over and over? Second, your family’s schedule may be very hectic with no one in the same place at…Continue
Added by Tracee Ali on July 24, 2014 at 4:59pm — No Comments
** It's evidently mating season for a-holes.
** If I never go to the U.S. Post Office again, it'll be too soon.
** Summer needs to just…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 19, 2014 at 12:24am — No Comments
I suck at bowling. (Actual bowling - I rock at Wii bowling.) I lob the ball a bit too far down the lane, I don't take the time to line myself up and I often get gutter balls. But every time I've gone bowling with my son, I've had a blast.
And I am not sure why that is. Admittedly, my son is very good at…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 18, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments
The taste of ice cold lemonade, the feeling of the cool grass between your toes, the sounds of children laughing, the smell of sunscreen and chlorine, and seeing your neighbors in their yards… ahh, summer time is finally here! It doesn’t matter your age or what your work schedule looks like, this time of year seems to bring out the fun in most of us. For our kids it is the break they have been looking forward to since New Year. For adults, it reminds us of our own youth and how carefree we…Continue
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As a parent, I admit to having a certain amount of nostalgia for my childhood. I would like to think this is because I had a wonderful childhood (thanks, Mom!), but I also know that it is because familiarity breeds comfort.
Of course, my husband and I are selective about what we pass down to our son:…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 7, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments
** June somehow pulled a giant disappearing act on us.
** The more laundry I have to fold, the more I dream about becoming a nudist…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 4, 2014 at 8:04pm — No Comments
Being a mum and running a successful business is a tough balancing act at the best of times. However, what do you do when Christmas comes along?
This is a time of year that can stretch us to our limits in terms of finding time to get everything done without getting too stressed out. If you want a more relaxing festive season without neglecting your family or your business then the following tips could be of use to you.
Throw Different Christmas…Continue
Added by Laura O. Tolentino on July 1, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments
When I was 24 years old, I was sharing an elevator ride with a woman in her 40s. I had just met her about five minutes ago at a crafting event. She had been talking to her friends about getting pregnant. As soon as the elevator doors closed, she turned to me and asked, "You're in your twenties, right?" I said yes. "You should go ahead and freeze your eggs now, that way they will be good when you hit 40 and decide you are ready to have a…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 1, 2014 at 6:35am — No Comments
Last week, I was wondering how old my son will be when he gets his first smartphone. My husband and I still haven't decided the right age, but agree that it will be when he has reached the right balance of personal responsibility and social need. (We want him to understand the consequences of having the device, but don't want him to be the only…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 30, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments
** Mother Nature seems to have Chicago and San Francisco confused.
** Every time I go to CVS, the receipt is longer than the Great…Continue
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** No matter the question, duct tape is ALWAYS the answer.
** I'm apparently a…Continue
** It takes a village. To raise a husband.
** The world is way too incredibly full of itself.
** Surprisingly, it's been 20 years since OJ got away…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 13, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments
Maybe it's just me, but the end of the school year always seems to bring with it a boatload of unwanted stress. Finding a "place" for all the papers that are sent home, trying not to drown in the flood of never-ending emails, buying the gazillion and one thank you gifts -- IT NEVER EVER…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 12, 2014 at 4:02pm — No Comments
Mommy Masters welcomes Ella Moss, this month’s contributing blogger. She is the mother of two who decided to pursue a career in freelance writing so she could spend more time at home with her children. Ella offers wonderful tips for traveling abroad…perfect timing for summer!
Traveling outside of the US, especially if you haven’t before, is an exciting prospect. However, it can also be a little daunting; a different language,…
Added by Ellie Hirsch on June 6, 2014 at 10:45am — No Comments
** Onions are NOT my friend.
** Every time I see a Smart Car, I can't help but giggle.
** Being in three different places at one…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 30, 2014 at 4:40pm — No Comments
Life gets busier and more complicated as we go from childhood to adulthood. First it’s all about us. Then it’s about us and our family. Then it’s about us, our family, and our friends. Then, as we continue to grow and have families of our own, we add our spouses and children. Then our parents get older, and we…Continue
Added by Tracee Ali on May 27, 2014 at 7:08pm — No Comments
** If you take up two parking spaces, you shouldn't be surprised when you're door-dinged.
** Putting my husband in charge of homework supervision is like putting my kids in charge of homework supervision.…