Years ago when my daughter was 10, I realized that my relationship with my daughter was much smoother and easier than that of the average or typical relationship. Yes! I said easier. I have always been told, wait for it, things will change as soon as she’s a teenager.
Fast forward to age 14, the biggest challenge for myself was that she thought she was “ugly” because she has always been very tall for her age. Those feelings quickly changed after she became more involved in sports.…Continue
Added by Marie Summers on November 25, 2013 at 12:54pm — No Comments
The biggest challenge and struggle in my life right now is not letting my work mess with my head.
I am working full time and although the job in itself would not be that bad, the environment and people make it the wickedest experience. Quite often I ask myself it this all worth it?
Life has evolved in such a way that it’s become a chore. Is the purpose really to spend our life laboring away, (contributing to) producing a surplus of products/services…Continue
Added by Ana Horga on November 7, 2013 at 12:52am — No Comments
I live in a home that is male dominated. I spend most of my time, it feels like, washing stained clothing, yelling to flush & wash your hands (that's just to Jacob.... the husband long ago conquered that!). And, I spend a great part of my day watching the two males & having the thought, "I.... just don't understand you people."
Getting dirty and working with tools is one of their love languages. True Story; the front end of my car is "a little broken"…
Added by Taylor Etheridge on November 6, 2013 at 6:15pm — No Comments
Do you have a laundry basket full of clothes? If so, grab your toddler or young child’s hand and take them into the laundry room with you. Did you know that you can teach them how to help with the laundry? Most children are eager and willing to help their parents with new things. Have your child take the sorted laundry from the laundry basket and they can…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 25, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments
OH YES I DID Dr. Phil! HA!! *slaps knee!* …Continue
Added by Tanya Masse AKA Comic Strip Mama on September 18, 2013 at 4:25pm — No Comments
As a mom, I know how quickly laundry can pile up especially if you have children in your house. This morning I asked toddler to help me pick up the laundry so that I could start a load of laundry today. After we completed got the laundry sorted and a load of laundry started, I had a fantastic idea popped into my head and I wanted to share my…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 11, 2013 at 10:47pm — No Comments
I’m a Fantasy Football wife. Not a wife that is any man’s fantasy because she buys brats and makes nachos every Sunday afternoon, takes the kids to the park during Monday night games or wears a team jersey and little else. No, I’m a wife who plays Fantasy Football, and let me tell you I’m no one’s fantasy once the games begin.
Thursday night the first NFL regular season game was delayed by a half hour and my first-round draft pick was playing. I actually got grumpy because a little…Continue
Added by Shawnna Silvius on September 9, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments
It was one of those days that you start off wishing you could just stay in bed and sleep and skip the next couple of days because you KNOW they will be hellish. My car blew up the night before. The coolant emptied and I drove it while it was overheated. So it didn’t technically blow up like an…Continue
Added by Tanya Masse AKA Comic Strip Mama on July 18, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Someone recently asked me how I got to where I am at this point in my weight loss journey.
This question led me to start thinking, "What have I done?"
No, seriously! WHAT HAVE I DONE?
I'm losing my sanity over here!! Okay, this post has nothing to do with my kids...Sanity can come back for a few minutes at…
Added by Rebecca Moree on July 1, 2013 at 1:12am — No Comments
By Carol Cassara – Contributor & Midlife Wrangler
We’re the first generation to hit middle age (and official “senior” status) that knows we’re going to live longer—and healthier. And that means we still have at least another 20 years to make our dreams come true.
Julia Child, Gandhi, Dr. Ruth, and authors Laura Ingalls Wilder and Frank McCourt were all late…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on June 9, 2013 at 6:48am — No Comments
Starting when Hana was a toddler, I’ve raised her to be very polite and respectful. Hana always uses please and thank you, excuses herself from the table, and asks before taking. Her teachers constantly rave about how obedient and helpful she is in school. I beam when people tell me how well behaved she is and how amazing her manners are. There had been no…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on June 5, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments
By Carol Cassara – Contributor & Midlife Wrangler
Since we’re living healthier and longer, we Boomers are finding time to do the things we once dreamed of doing. I’m sharing my own path to making a dream come true with you, and hope that…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on June 1, 2013 at 7:10am — No Comments
This is my first guest post, I'd love to hear what you all think! Post is at Tell Another Mom
Added by Shawna on May 21, 2013 at 11:05pm — No Comments
It was a simple quest.
Andrew and I were going to take a relatively quick 5 1/2 hour road trip to the Capital District so we could get India from college for the summer.
But someone had decided her van wouldn't make the 30° grade of the Driveway From Hell over the winter and parked it. Not in the barn on the hill, where it would be protected. Nooo. I parked her in the driveway and let her sit - under 3 feet of snow…
Added by ingrid.O'Brien on May 21, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments
In my last post, I mentioned a guy I had been seeing who is in the Army, and I’m sure you’ve been waiting for the story. Let’s call this guy Captain America. I just want you to note that I always nickname guys that I date. I don’t start using…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 21, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments
About a week ago, I wrote about a guy I quickly fell for and had every intention of posting it. Unfortunately, things changed just as quickly. First of all, I cannot stress enough how instantly we clicked and how completely enamored we were with each other. Anyway, he got some news that he had to leave for a while because he’s in the military. As bad of a…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 21, 2013 at 11:34am — No Comments
Even though I’m a mother myself, I’ve always knows Mother’s Day to be focused around my mother and typically include the four F’s of Mother’s Day: faith, family, food and flowers. This Mother’s Day, however, will be a little different. My mom is on vacation and living up her retirement, rightfully so, but she won’t be around for actual Mother’s Day. My brother and I…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 7, 2013 at 12:25pm — No Comments
Exercising regularly was definitely high up on my list of goals when I got divorced. It was yet another way to get myself out of rock bottom. Before Hana was born, I went to the gym 4 or 5 days a…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 7, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments
After I started getting myself together after my divorce, it came the time when I was ready to start dating again. It had been almost a decade since I was out there so I was obviously clueless. Luckily, I had great friends to support me. A girlfriend of mine convinced me to try online dating and gave me a few pointers before I jumped in. She warned me that…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 7, 2013 at 12:22pm — No Comments
Added by Angelique Lorence on April 24, 2013 at 9:28pm — No Comments