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Mixed Messages: When ‘White’ Doesn’t Quite Fit

Can white people call themselves ‘mixed’?  Can they see themselves as something other than white, if they appear visually white?  Sometimes, I don’t know.  All my childhood, I struggled with that label…the label of being white, but not feeling white, and not being accepted by “whites”.  To me, if feels uncomfortable to identify as white, even though I know that people see me as white, that society treats me as white.  My childhood is a confusing one and it seems a bit risky…

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Added by Chantilly Patiño on August 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

 

** My world is just a series of pee splatters and poo.

 

** It's a true challenge not to laugh when telling your eight year old how inappropriate it is to yell "cocks".

 

** Throwing food can be liberatingly fun.

 

** Pretending to be stupid so you can cut in line is sooooooo not cool.

 

** Some sick a-hole had…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 19, 2011 at 10:50am — No Comments

Need A Vacation?

Man after the week I have had, with wiping butts, and snotty nosed toddlers, I really really could use a vacation. A day away from everything!! When it comes to vacations, I love to have things that are all inclusive. RESORTS! Oh yes baby! A resort that includes the works! Kalahari Resorts at Sandusky is just that, and its something the whole family will enjoy.

This isn't just a spa resort,… Continue

Added by Heather Jones on August 18, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

Why you should let your kids snack

I am a big believer in snacking.  It all started when I was pregnant with my little girl I've continued to keep up that eating style and found it really works for both of my kiddos.  Less mood swings and tantrums equals a happier family overall and it helps me get them to eat more food groups over the course of the day.



But I know that not everyone is as mad about snacking as I am.  Some people think that it takes away from eating balanced meals and adds a lot of uncounted calories to… Continue

Added by Jill Romero-Aleshire on August 16, 2011 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Grandchildren, BINGO and Alzheimer's Disease

I think that one of the saddest things about Alzheimer's disease is the fact that it often robs children of their grandma or grandpa. Children are very astute. They know that grandma or grandpa is there "physically", but they can usually sense that they are not fully "present".



Little ones might be frightened. Tweens might get very quiet, and teens? They might just get angry. So how…

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Added by Elayne on August 16, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments

Go Baggie - For the Organized Road Trip with Kids

Of course! It would take a mom with three children to come up with the perfect backpack designed for road trips. Janet Cortes created Go Baggie after she was tired of traveling with her three young daughters and them always asking her for drawing material or a snack to eat…

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Added by Audreyvp on August 13, 2011 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Back to School - Dorm Room Art Using Facebook and Twitter

Is your teen going off to college in another city or state? Are they already missing there 800 closest friends? Here are some great wall art that will keep you (if you are friends with them on Twitter or Facebook) and their friends close.…

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Added by Audreyvp on August 13, 2011 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

 

** Someone should come up with a Beano for brain farts.

 

** Motherhood is no place for migraines.

 

** Our water bill's gonna be $10,000 this month, thanks to my son's obsession with the hose.

 

** Nothing, and I do mean NOTHING, is louder than the volume of a carpool of short people.

 

** Digging for your keys…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 12, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

High Fives To My Husband

 

Unlike the back-assward days of the 1950s, I, for one, do not always believe that Father knows best.  However, as much as it might pain me, I've gotta give credit where credit is due.  And sometimes, every once in a blue moon, my husband actually comes up with a semi-brilliant parenting strategy.

 

Like many households, getting our kids ready for bed at night…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 11, 2011 at 9:49am — No Comments

Vent, Rant, a Little Bit of Whine

It's almost the end of the summer...and what awesome adventures have we gone on? None. Why? Well I can't get ANYTHING done. Nothing. EVER. Half way into any chore I get sidetracked by kid A fighting kid B or kid C taking kid A's toys. Then I give up and we don't get to go have fun. And this happens every. single. day.

Ugh. I'm in such a rut and today started off worse than normal. Usually I wake up earlier than everyone because I need time to wake up or I'm a monster, and it's the only…

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Added by Alexandra Knaub on August 9, 2011 at 9:54am — 2 Comments

Power Mom Day 12! Soups on thanks to Son!

I called home and my son Merrick asked me what was for dinner! I said, "You know where the eFoods box is? You choose!" It is Day 12 of our new family business -- the Power Mom Food Fund! Our goal is to feed and finance families from the kitchen! So after all . . . sheesh, what else would I say! I tell everyone my kids can and want to make the food . . . and they do . . . take a look for yourself!



"My son makes eFoods meals for dinner!"]… Continue

Added by Kim Power Stilson on August 3, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments

The OOVOO Wave Its toooo Cool! N FREE!!

The OOVOO Wave

So what is OOVOO?  Its Super cool!  I use it faithfully To talk to my family and friends. But Best of all  It's… Continue

Added by Diamond Velez on August 3, 2011 at 8:10am — No Comments

Maria's Random Rants - What The !@#$%^& Is Going On Here?

I’m a warrior, a road warrior. Well, among other things. Really. Just hear me out.



Being a family of six limits our options when it comes to travel. Heck, being a family of six limits us financially in several respects, because as you can guess six times any dollar amount usually equals much more than most people can afford.

 

Hence, over the last few years this family has become a band of road warriors, trekking it across…

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Added by Maria-Theresa Servillon Sigua on July 31, 2011 at 1:57am — No Comments

Interview: Ella Johnson, Founder of Memorable Children Books & Gifts

I first met Ella through the mom bloggers club.  Her willingness to help provide free books to young readers touched me hugely.  I was so impressed with her good samaritan ways I wanted to find out as much as possible about her.  My intent is to help Ella  get some exposure so parents can find out about  what services she makes available.  I proudly present to you today, Ella Johnson.

Can you tell the readers about yourself?

I was born in England. I…

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Added by Nicole Weaver on July 31, 2011 at 12:18am — No Comments

I'm baaaack!! :)

Hope you all had a good three weeks; I had a WONDERFUL vacation! See more>>>

Added by Bethanie Cabral on July 30, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments

i'm baaaack!! :)

Hope you all had a good three weeks; I had a WONDERFUL vacation!

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Added by Bethanie Cabral on July 29, 2011 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

 

** Kids pick the most awesomely inopportune times to take a dump.

 

** Summer = an impromptu game of kick-the-can on a random Monday night.

 

** Goatdog is about to become a street dog.

 

** I wouldn't do well in that Little House on the Prairie.

 

** If Tuesday and Wednesday had a Facebook page, I would NOT…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 29, 2011 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Renaissance - Sarah Tate, Author

This book is an autobiography written by a super strong woman.  Read my review and the author's recipe by going to A Book and… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 27, 2011 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Sometimes Money CAN Buy You Happiness

 

When your kids are eerily quiet for any extended period of time, nine times out of ten it's because they're trying to burn your house down.  But every once in a blue moon, the stars all align, and the pip squeaks somehow actually manage to..... *gasp*..... play quite nicely together.  Sure, you might have to pay them for that momentary bit of peace and quiet, but we…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 26, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments

win a trip for 4 to an exclusive NY family resort today!

I would love to win this trip to Villa Roma Resort - you can win it today!

Win a Trip to One of the Top New York Family Resorts

I will be co-hosting a Twitter party where this prize will be given away today.

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 25, 2011 at 1:19pm — No Comments

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