Added by JENNIFER FLANDERS on January 13, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
In the past week I have read a few stories about traveling with kids and the disparity between those who travel with them and those who don’t. Of course the latter group is highly against the former being anywhere near them when they're traveling, especially flying . We parents know that most kid-less travelers wish our families would take a kids-only airline somewhere or better yet, stick to the back of the plane with a sound proof partition around us. We get it. They’re looking for a…Continue
Added by Tawanna Browne Smith on January 11, 2011 at 2:46pm — No Comments
On the menu for dinner tonight:
Penne with tomato sauce
The water was boiling in a pot on the stove and Monica was falling apart.
Fussing as she paced throughout the kitchen, clinging to her high chair and
then to my leg and then back again.…
Added by Roz Addler on January 9, 2011 at 12:09am — No Comments
Added by Heather Shaw on January 7, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments
Now is the time to start planning a special Valentine’s Day celebration for your main squeeze/spouse/partner.
And special does not mean
First of all, avoid the clichés say NO to Chocolate and Flowers.…Continue
Added by Charissa Cowart on January 7, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments
Say I Love You this Valentine’s Day with a thoughtful gift for your child.
Homemade Card: Kids love crafts, so make a heart-shaped personalized card for your child.
No Candy: Skip the candy for Valentine’s Day. Many kids still have chocolate left over from Christmas, and the Easter Bunny is just around the corner!…Continue
Added by Charissa Cowart on January 7, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments
When the winter blues start to set in - Valentine’s Day warms things up with red and white, and lots of fun!
Added by Charissa Cowart on January 7, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments
This is a tough question... On one hand it may be a bit confusing to tie allowance directly to chores because we should be teaching our kids to help around the house when its needed, not just when it is part of their "to do" chores. Also, it can be very easy for parents to lose track of the chores that have actually been completed. A…Continue
Added by Kristy Canton on January 4, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments
Added by Heather Shaw on January 3, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments
Added by Darlena Cunha on January 3, 2011 at 1:46pm — No Comments
Two years ago I was pregnant with my sixth baby and boarded a 15 hour flight with my five small children. I was horrified to discover that the airline had put me beside a small child…Continue
Added by Julie Cole on January 3, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples or adults. Help your kids get excited about V-day with these Valentine’s ideas like games and fun surprises. You can even create your own traditions with your kids.…Continue
Added by Charissa Cowart on January 3, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments
So you've read through my previous posts and questioned if my tone would lighten up a little. After…Continue
Added by Heather Shaw Riggleman on January 2, 2011 at 4:53pm — No Comments
Added by Darlena Cunha on January 2, 2011 at 11:27am — No Comments
Christmas is for the memories. Christmas is for the anticipation. Christmas, at least when you're the parent of two year olds, is not for the day, itself.
On Christmas Eve, I excitedly brought down my horribly wrapped presents and placed them carefully under the tree in the most eye-pleasing manner I could manage. I stepped back to view my work, envisioning the happy day that was surely awaiting us.…
Added by Darlena Cunha on December 29, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments
Christmas has been so hectic. Dragging babies across the country, presents, presents, different foods, different people, presents, a massive snow storm, and, well, presents.
Added by Darlena Cunha on December 28, 2010 at 11:47am — No Comments
I know, I know.... Who still makes New Years Resolutions and actually takes them seriously?
Well, in my attempt, no, "journey" is a better term... In my journey to find and maintain my recently distant, pre-parenthood sanity, I have made a firm commitment to develop and succeed in my New Years Resolutions...
This is a big deal... This is the first time, ever, that I have made a decision to develop a New Years Resolution and seriously commit to it. In the past, I simply made…
Added by Kristy Canton on December 19, 2010 at 2:19pm — No Comments
Ah, I did just that yesterday morning! So proud of myself that I didn't get grouchy or mad since that wouldn't help the situation. Check out my post to how I manage to turn a bad morning into a fun one! Here's the link to read Just let your smile be your umbrella
And let me know how you normaly handle a rainy day with your active little ones :-)
Added by TTNL on December 19, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
On May 3rd 1992, my son Eric Miller was killed in a one car collision. He was home visiting with family in Louisiana. My family and I visited Louisiana very often. However, when my son began to insist that he spend some time in Louisiana with our family, I reluctantly agreed.
After I received the phone call telling me that my beloved, beautiful and kindhearted son was killed in a car accident; I slowly began to understand why going home was so important to him. It seemed as if I was…
There are moments when it’s most appropriate (and simple) to give a single but thoughtful gift to the family rather than to each individual member. Perhaps the gift is from one family to another, or it’s to say…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on December 8, 2010 at 11:28am — No Comments