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…Continue
Added by Chantilly Patiño on August 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
** 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…Continue
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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…
Added by Elayne on August 16, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on August 13, 2011 at 7:44pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on August 13, 2011 at 7:34pm — No Comments
** 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…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 12, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 11, 2011 at 9:49am — No Comments
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…
Added by Kim Power Stilson on August 3, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments
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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…Continue
Added by Maria-Theresa Servillon Sigua on July 31, 2011 at 1:57am — No Comments
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…Continue
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** 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…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 29, 2011 at 1:11pm — No Comments
Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 27, 2011 at 6:39pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 26, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments
I would love to win this trip to Villa Roma Resort - you can win it today!
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