Do you have a child with special needs? Does your family think it's a good idea to tell you what you're doing wrong?
My son is four years old and has been fighting a rare allergic inflammatory disease called Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Yeah, I still can't say it. Although he has had this from birth, we didn't recieve a diagnosis until Hugh was 16 months old when they found a penny sized ulcer inside his tiny tummy. One of the largest ulcers ever seen in a child that small. That…Continue
Added by Mindy Goins on February 6, 2016 at 7:05pm — No Comments
She puts the kids on the school bus then runs away from home.
…my husband is calmly eating a piece of french toast at the table……Continue
Added by Dusty House (Angeline Duran) on February 4, 2016 at 1:07am — No Comments
This time it happened before breakfast.
My son woke up and started asking questions about how babies fit in the womb. So, of course, we looked at cross-sectional drawings of pregnant women and…
No one plans to raise a selfish child or spoiled brat. Every parent dreams of their child being selfless, generous, and appreciative. But it’s challenging to raise a grateful child in a culture that has a hard time saying no. We love our kids and want to give…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on January 25, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 21, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments
I used to think that meal planning was for type A crazies with WAY too much time on their hands. I mean, who has the time or energy to think more than a day or two ahead about food, let alone a week or a month! But deciding on dinner has always stressed me out. Pulling something out of the freezer in the morning left my family with a very boring revolving door of baked BBQ chicken, baked shake-and-bake chicken, or (here’s where we get exciting…) spaghetti. Or I would tell my husband to pick…Continue
Added by Celeste on January 21, 2016 at 1:52pm — No Comments
We all wish we could be the Perfect Mum, but the reality is very different. Just ‘Good Enough’ is perfect enough.
The Dream –
Your Breastfeeding, making home-made meals, your house is spotless, you’ve lost all the baby weight, have a full face of make-up and a new hair-do. You’ve taken up a new hobby that’s always interested you and attend mummy meetings and baby groups.
Your new bundle of joy is wonderful he/she is a baby that sleeps all night and…Continue
Added by Mummyitsok on January 18, 2016 at 5:42am — No Comments
Around here, winter is our favorite time for board games, card games, and puzzles. While the boys are always up for Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, or Go Fish, they get really excited when we ask them if they want to play Carrom. …Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on January 15, 2016 at 10:22am — No Comments
I stepped over several books, a Hot Wheels car, and a toy horse to get him there, but I gently laid my snuggly little sleeping boy into his bed and settled the blanket over him. He didn’t even notice, although he did roll over and cuddle down into his pillow a bit more in his…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on January 14, 2016 at 10:12am — No Comments
She raked leaves reluctantly.
She raced to be first to paint the freshly sanded picnic tables.
She felt empathy while packing food boxes for low income families.
These are a few things Tween Girl has experienced since we started family volunteering.
Tuesday was Elijah’s first day back to kindergarten after his winter break. It meant we all had to get back into our normal routines, readjusting from our more laid-back holiday schedule.
While we did try to get the boys to bed on time at least the few days leading up to Tuesday,…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on January 7, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
On one girls-only weekend at the beach, one of my friends spent her time looking up her family ancestry. Occasionally, she would let us know about a branch of her family tree that she had discovered, and from listening to her talk, it sounded like her family was full of rogues and adventurers. (I am sure that there were pleasant, everyday people as well, but she didn't share those tales with us.)…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 5, 2016 at 6:34am — No Comments
this year we need to be more gentle to ourselves.
make time for ourselves.
Added by Ericka on January 4, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I think everyone here is pretty much familiar with the 1843 story of The Christmas Carol: you know, the one about that old miser who hates everything, especially Christmas, until he is visited by four ghosts (yes, there are four - everyone leaves out poor old Marley), who tell him if he doesn't change his ways he is pretty much going to die alone and miserable…
Added by Karla Gibbs on December 29, 2015 at 2:52pm — No Comments
Prenuptial agreements allow individuals to protect their assets in the event a marriage goes south. In the state of California, many regular people create these agreements, which are signed by both parties and legally binding upon marriage. If you or your fiancée or significant other is interested in creating a prenup before marriage, here is a list of what you can and cannot include:
You Can Use a Prenuptial Agreement to:
Added by Karie Boyd on December 29, 2015 at 2:43pm — No Comments
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! After a long and super busy week full of birthday and Christmas celebrations, I finally had a moment to sit down, go through some photos, and jot down a few thoughts.
As you can tell, our little family is BIG on traditions. Even thought I come from a terribly dysfunctional family, we had quite a few of our own and…
Added by Karla Gibbs on December 28, 2015 at 4:25pm — No Comments
People use rental cars for various reasons, but it all boils down to convenience…Continue
Added by Sandra McCain on December 22, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
I wanted to say, first and foremost, thank you for taking care of my son's medical needs for his entire life. I did not attend medical school, and I'm really queasy when it comes to giving shots--*insert any and all ironic jokes here about the tattoo artist who hates needles*--so I'm…
Added by McKenzie Austin on December 19, 2015 at 5:01pm — No Comments
Added by Karla Gibbs on December 18, 2015 at 4:48pm — No Comments
Philadelphia may not be as decadent and elegant as New York when it comes to our Christmas celebrations, but we definitely have a few things that simply cannot be found elsewhere in the nation. One of these holiday traditions is the Macy's Christmas Lights Show.
When I was a kid, Macy's was actually John…
Added by Karla Gibbs on December 17, 2015 at 4:36pm — No Comments