I love my son's drawings. He creates rocket ships with lots of windows so the astronauts can see into space, city buses that also act as street sweepers, and recently, he started drawing castles.
But he rarely draws pictures of his family (probably because we are not as exciting as his other subjects). And…
Added by Lauren Markman on December 19, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments
People love to ask me if I'll have another child. (I try to look at that as a compliment to my awesome parenting skills and not as an invasion of privacy.) My answer is very diplomatic and a little enigmatic, in that we would love a second child if one came along, but we are not currently planning to have one.…Continue
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That moment you realize that everything is going right, all that you need or want is coming into your life right when its suppose to be. Some call this luck, coincidence, or just plan chance, but I call this synchronicity or being in the vortex. This whole week I have been focusing my attention on what I do want. Everything you can imagine has gone wrong and I just didn't let it phase me. I just allowed the Universe to do what it must in order for me to get what I need. I have been reading…Continue
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I went on a date with my son. For five hours we hung out together, I introduced him to the Lego store, we ate ice cream, he went on a carousel ride and we bought some books. He told me that he wanted to go on another date with me soon because he was "happiest with Mommy."
I love spending time with him - he…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 22, 2014 at 8:16am — No Comments
Whenever I used to ask my mother what she wanted for a birthday or Christmas, she would always answer the same thing: "Nothing." If pressed, she would tell me that all she wanted was for us to be happy.
It's the sort of non-answer that a lot of Moms give. Yes, parents want their children to be happy,…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 8, 2014 at 6:41am — No Comments
excerpt taken from brookiethebrave.blogspot.com
Added by Brittany Nielson Miller on August 1, 2014 at 12:09am — No Comments
I've spent most of my Mommyhood as a working Mom. I know the pain of leaving your baby with virtual strangers at a daycare, the difficulties in working from home with a sick child and letting go of your work self to…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 16, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments
** EVERY day should be Mother's Day. Because obviously.
** Donald Sterling makes me feel a whole lot better about the…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 16, 2014 at 1:31pm — No Comments
** Jet lag is not really the vacation souvenir I had in mind.
** Even the eyes in the back of my head have bags underneath them.
Added by Jennifer Marshall on April 11, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments
My husband and I have been together for a long time. I like that about us. I like having this mental database on him - things he likes, things he doesn't like, shared memories and even memories that he thinks are his but are really mine. I even like it when I learn something new about him, because it is usually such a wonderful surprise. (Seriously, honey? You like Indian food? When did that happen?)…
Kindness is a state or quality of being kind. By being kind to yourself you emit more supporting, helpful and kind energies to the universe and in revert get the same that support you and help you to get control over your life. When you are kind enough to self, your self-sabotaging behavior which unconsciously you might have, gets converted into a supportive behavior and helps you to improve…Continue
Added by Rinki Srivastav on December 8, 2013 at 11:34pm — No Comments
At our wedding, my husband and I asked our guests to give us advice on how to have a happy marriage. We received all the usual suspects:
Added by Lauren Markman on December 4, 2013 at 7:13am — No Comments
Please believe the hype – forty truly is fabulous. I can’t say what it is like for all forty years old women. But for me (and most of my friends) - It’s an age where my children are out of the baby stage, my career is getting into a grove, my marriage is fun and comfortable. I have made peace with my stretch marks and I have finally forgiven my children for my saggy boobs. In fact, now that I have a great bra - I have really have started to appreciate my body.
Basically life is pretty…Continue
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Wonderful Wednesday - it is wonderful to take a chance and try something new.
Each Wonderful Wednesday throughout the month of November has been devoted to taking a chance and starting something new. The first Wednesday was about taking a chance and starting a business. Next we looked at taking a chance starting a blog and …Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on November 28, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments
Katie can put a smile on your face when you are having a bad day or when you are feeling down and out. She will greet you when you walk in the door and follow you around wanting your attention, all while wagging her tail.
She loves you unconditionally and always has a smile on her face. To…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 6, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
A poem by the great Langston Hughes.…
Added by Kasheia Williams on June 20, 2012 at 9:46am — No Comments
Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
Now that all the mega-lottery winners have stepped forward, the overwhelming odds are you didn't win. Americans spent $1.5 billion in their quest to win the jackpot, fantasizing about how they would happily spend the $656 million to be paid out to the winner. As it happened, there were three winning tickets so the final after-tax take home for each will be about $100 million. Still, nothing to sneeze at.
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Spring is just around the corner! To most of us, spring represents a time for freshness, growth and re-birth. Flowers start to bloom, animals emerge from hibernation, and birds return to the north from their winter homes to nest, procreate, and chirp away from morning ‘til dusk.
In most parts of the country, days become longer, weather becomes milder, and many people emerge from their own winter hibernations and spend less time indoors. The warmer weather…Continue
Added by Judy Belmont on March 15, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments
By Jennifer Urezzio, Contributor – Spiritual Affairs
Which, if I really spent some time…Continue
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