- Other mothers started telling me pregnancy- and child-related horror stories. (Seriously, why do women do this?)
- I was treated a little differently at…
My son wants to live with the firefighters. He has told me numerous times about his plans to live at the fire station and be in charge of fixing the trucks with special tools. He told me he doesn't want to fight the fires, but he does want to be able to slide down the pole.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 14, 2014 at 6:35am — No Comments
Last year when we decided I would leave work and stay home to care for my mom and kids, one thing became immediately apparent…
Order was needed.
Some kind of system to find stuff and put stuff where stuff belonged after stuff was being looked for and stuff was not found. Another thing also became achingly apparent… we had a lot of… shi.. I mean, stuff!
There were homework supplies on the kitchen table. Fast food (yeah, yeah, we go there!) toys in the…Continue
Added by Tali Studley on October 3, 2014 at 5:02pm — No Comments
It's time to show of L's turquoise room for the Blue Cottage House Tour! I didn't want a blue room for him and absolutely love this color.Continue
Before I joined Scentsy I was struggling working 2 jobs and practically homeless. After some mis-communication over parking tickets my husband and I decided to work on our marriage. One of the things I made clear was that I wanted to be independent and continue to work from home, but also make money from home. The kids were in daycare and my…Continue
Added by Victoria Sconion on September 3, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments
Added by Lauren Markman on September 3, 2014 at 6:38am — No Comments
When it comes to tile flooring, people have countless opportunities to pick the right one for them. There are just so many kinds and types of tile flooring that some people just can’t make up their minds on one and they end up with a serious mess. We must admit that the nice tile floor has a lot of…Continue
Added by Jane Wilson on August 6, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments
The air is a source of live and we practically can't live without it. Without the amazing oxygen our life on this planet would be practically impossible. But we can't help but notice, that nowadays the quality of the air we breathe in has decreased significantly. This…Continue
Added by Jane Wilson on August 1, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments
The spring is both a beautiful and a dangerous season, and it's fast approaching in Australia. From one side there's the beauty of the nature, because this is the time when the trees start blossoming and getting back to life, which makes everything look quite…Continue
Added by Jane Wilson on July 17, 2014 at 7:40am — No Comments
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Added by Debby on July 16, 2014 at 12:54pm — No Comments
Taking care of a garden is a huge responsibility, but it's also the best possible way to get healthy vegetables and fruits without any chemicals in them. Also, many people think of the gardening as a hobby and something to do in their free time. Many of the people we…Continue
Instagram has taken the Internet by storm, and their latest update means you now have access to an entire new suite of tools to help you promote and increase brand recognition for your blog. For those of you who don’t use Instagram as actively as others, Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing,…Continue
Added by Mom Bloggers Club on June 25, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
When I was little, I had a stay-at-home Mom. She was home to give me a snack after school, took care of me when I was sick and spent hours devoting time to the PTA and the community to make a better life for us. (Thanks, Mom!) My Dad worked long hours, spent time working on the yard on the weekends and drove us to family functions on the weekends. (Thanks, Dad!)…
Added by Lauren Markman on June 11, 2014 at 6:38am — No Comments
WARNING: The following information is not recommended for people with weak hearts. What you are about to read can create an instant urge to run to the sink and clean your hands in anxiety.
When learning how to read and spell, children respond best to hands-on strategies. What better way to practice sight words than to use materials that will engage the visual, tactile, kinesthetic, and auditory senses.
Here is a list of my students’ and my own boys’ favorite ways to practice sight words and spelling. Check out astutehoot.com for even more great learning ideas for parents and teachers!
1. Sand or Salt…Continue
Added by Jennifer Zoglman on April 22, 2014 at 7:23pm — No Comments
It's no secret that parenting is hands-down one of THE hardest jobs on the planet. There are days when you love it and days when you want to turn in your notice and walk right out the door. The pay is…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 13, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments
Did you know that you can teach your child how to sort by color without spending a ton of money? Look around your house and you can easily find a wide variety of items that you can use to teach your child their colors. For example you can use cereal, gummy bears, articles of clothing, blocks, construction paper, and a variety of other object around…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments
A few years ago when my son was four years old I managed 'Forest Friends Kindergarten'. I was an ECD teacher there, in fact I was also the principal, the domestic, the nurse, the driver, the secretary.... you get the picture.
Situated on the edge of the Tsitsikamma forest the venue for this…Continue
Added by Helen Hansen on February 20, 2014 at 4:04am — No Comments
Moms, we know the value of our role within our families. Although some days I find myself drifting to sleep feeling guilty about my growing disdain for housework, about losing my patience with the kids, about not being very proficient in the kitchen. Children, especially little ones don’t really have any idea about what moms do all day. And, for the most part they probably don’t really care. Which is okay. They are little. Moms are sort of like magic elves that work out of…Continue
Added by Jennifer Wennig on February 6, 2014 at 2:41pm — No Comments
Some of my favorite television shows are those set in the workplace. I love getting a sneak peek into worlds I haven’t experienced. And, since I haven’t worked regularly in an office for many years, I’m fascinated by the dynamics between the characters. Now, I know this is fiction. A lawyer or editor on a TV show is going to be exaggerated, dramatized, too snarky or silly or just plain scary (like Glenn Close’s character on Damage). We are looking for entertainment…Continue
Rebooting and redirecting my career with a series of proposed…
Added by Jennifer Wennig on January 30, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments