Like many parents, I am not as kind to my future self as I could be. Often, when I have the choice between doing something that would make my future self happier or anything else, I put my needs on the back burner. Getting out of that habit isn't easy, but I am slowly getting better at asking myself what future Lauren would have wanted me to do.…
Added by Lauren Markman on December 4, 2017 at 6:41am —
If any of you happened to see my Facebook status on Monday you know that I faced a motherhood dilemma.
Scenario; I had asked our kindergartener ½ a dozen times if he placed his lunch in his backpack and to which he replied, yes, each time. So, I drop the kiddos off at school. I get home and go to the fridge to get our 3-year-old a snack and guess what I see in the fridge? His lunch!! Mind you, I asked him like ½… Continue
Added by Kat Tom on September 19, 2013 at 3:01pm —
If you‘ve already adjusted your own lifestyle so that you do your best to live eco-consciously, preparation for baby‘s arrival should be a natural next step for you. If you’re still working on the transition, the time before baby arrives is the best time to get things organized. Having a green baby shower is… Continue
Added by Katka Konecna-Rivera on July 14, 2013 at 9:26pm —
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Last Sunday, I went to church alone for the first time in a long time. I usually like to go with Hana, but she was at her dad's. Since it was just me, I sat myself in the back of the church. During mass, a baby was being baptized, and I was a mere 10 feet away from witnessing this special moment. First, it got me thinking about when Hana was baptized. Then I… Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on February 27, 2013 at 3:50pm —
If you are a parent, this is probably the most important film you can watch with your family all year. Get together tonight (Oct 20), because there is a broadcast premiere of Miss…
Added by Audreyvp on November 10, 2011 at 7:34pm —
Plymouth Colony II – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds - Desserts
...Teris wiped her fingers across tear-streaked cheeks. “It looks bigger than our village.” Her fingers tightened on her brother’s arm and her voice… Continue
Added by Martha A. Cheves on November 9, 2011 at 6:48pm —
Something that has been a very big struggle… Continue
Added by Tawna Richard on October 18, 2011 at 12:34pm —
While writing "All Alone" earlier this week, my fingers actually kept tap-tap-tapping away. And I looked up, and the sun had not only set, it was pitch dark outside. And a whole story had poured out. The post was so long I had to chop it in half, wrap up my thoughts and finish it in this post. Continue
These past few months I've been thinking a lot about what "loneliness" and "being alone" are. 'Tis typical for me every…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 4, 2011 at 1:40pm —
Are you sick of hearing the same old story about women and retirement—women earn less, save less, feel less confident than men do, blah blah. If women aren’t planning for the future… why?…
Added by Carol Ferguson on May 5, 2011 at 11:55pm —
Click here to read Single Dad Laughing's blog post: Continue
Before the number changes
The Mom Blog 's Response:
In his blog posting today, time was the main reference. He referred to time being a 'yesterday', a 'now',
and a 'tomorrow', and that time is a really just a number and we should not let it be a main focus of our lives, especially when it…
Added by Molly on November 1, 2010 at 10:30am —
Added by Joanna Gizinska on March 5, 2010 at 9:06pm —
It is my pleasure to present my review of the Draft shoe from KURU Footwear
. I had never heard of KURU and was excited when they contacted me to provide a review. I am totally a comfy shoe gal. I have picky feet and most shoes are not comfortable for me. Like most women, I will wear shoes for a night out to look stylish, but… Continue
Added by Coach Jenn on February 18, 2010 at 3:38pm —
I have not seen the movie AVATAR in 3-D, but a thought suddenly occured to me: How would a child from some remote African village, one who has never seen a movie react to wearing special glasses and watching AVATAR in 3-D? Would they think the characters were real? Would they run out of the movie theatre screaming? Or would they simply get hooked like most teenagers since the movie surpassed the $1 billion mark.
What are your thoughts on that?
My father lived in Nigeria… Continue
Added by Gutsy Living on January 8, 2010 at 1:23pm —
A long time ago, when I was in a mixed up crazy relationship that an unmovable force kept me in — that, and the smell of his neck — I did a Nancy Reagan. I consulted a psychic.
I went at the insistence of my friend, David. David is fluent in the universal language of the stars. After comparing birth charts, he urged me to get out of my rocky relationship with Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights because “his Saturn is sitting right on your sun!”
Translation? Heathcliff and I… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on November 16, 2009 at 9:48am —
Time seems to be flying by. The babies are growing up - 2.5 year old and almost an 11 month old kids. I have to start thinking about me again and what I want for myself in the future. I would love a career but right now though the job market is in a horrible place. Is anyone else wondering what their future holds?
It's always been my wish to work for myself but should I do this with small businesses and big businesses suffering.
It's not all doom and gloom. I know I will look back -… Continue
Added by Tanya @jobtitlemom on June 2, 2009 at 1:18pm —
New automobile emissions standards
are on the right track. President Obama
is serious when it comes to fighting our global warming dilemma, creating new eco-related jobs and reducing our ongoing dependence on foreign oil. By 2016, all auto makers are required to make new cars and trucks get 30 percent better mileage
. It will be a gradual phasing in process with the 2011 new automobile models. Initially, it will cost the consumers a bit more per vehicle, but these “new… Continue
Added by Heather on May 19, 2009 at 8:44am —
Stuff. Possessions. Things
. We all have way too much of it. Especially if you have children or if you are one to hold onto things for sentimental reasons. (You know who you are!) There may be a psychological underlying reason why you hold onto your stuff, but no matter what the reason is, there are ways to help reduce and reuse it.
Here are some ideas to reduce and reuse:
Birthday party favors
. When my girls come home from birthday parties, the flood… Continue
Added by Heather on May 14, 2009 at 8:05pm —
has chosen the ideal person to fight both poverty and pollution at the same time–Van Jones.
is presently the special advisor on Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Other credentials under his belt are: Time Magazine’s 2008 Environmental Hero; Global Green USA “Community Environmental Leadership Award 2008,” and the New York Times Bestselling author of, The Green Collar… Continue
Added by Heather on May 12, 2009 at 8:46am —
Environmentally friendly gifts are all the rage these days, but with the economy still dipping, you can still show Mom how thankful you are. Here are a few ideas that will let Mom know you not only adore her, but Mother Earth as well.
First and foremost, keep in mind what Mom’s hobbies are. Does she like to curl up with a good book? Purchasing books from a second-hand book store is not only a financially great idea, but applies the reusing thought process. Like Netflix’s movie rental… Continue
Added by Heather on May 5, 2009 at 11:30am —
Today is the big day—President Obama’s 100th day in office. This is the standard for evaluating a president’s initial achievements. Columnist Suzanne Goldenberg, from U.TV, writes about Obama’s ambitious progress to shift America towards a green future. Amidst the current economic and environmental challenges, Obama has been forced to face a daunting task—devise a recovery package that will help our ailing economy along with transforming a green future. All eyes are on this hopeful leader.… Continue
Added by Heather on April 29, 2009 at 9:31am —