The kids crept in to wake us up at 6 a.m today, just as they promised.
I'm sure they'd been up much longer, but they know the rules - no one goes downstairs on Christmas morning before 6 a.m.
Soon after, the squeals and oohs and ahhs began. But not for the presents I expected.
The big-ticket items were appreciated, of course. But my son's favorite gift wasn't the Wii game we splurged on. It was a Mario figurine stocking stuffer from Santa. ("It can move its… Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on December 25, 2010 at 3:59pm —
Added by Maria DiBattista on December 18, 2010 at 8:00pm —
Remember that time when, 'the one' who ripped your heart out and sent you into a spiraling self-destructive time bomb fueled by excessive exercise, starvation, drinking and drugs, turned around just when you'd managed to smile and half-live, and wanted you back? Continue
Remember when, there weren't enough devastatingly painful 'love' songs that you…
Added by Trudi Webster on December 13, 2010 at 3:10pm —
When you lose someone you love, Thanksgiving Day feels burdensome and painful. When a brain tumor took away our precious Katie's life I dreaded that holiday. For seven years we served no rutabagas because they were Katie's favorite vegetable. The thought of their seasonal aroma wafting through our home without her in it was too much to bear.
I don't share this part of me today to make other moms sad. I share it because you are my extended family and I am yours. We are all fellow… Continue
Added by Mary Jane Hurley Brant on November 23, 2010 at 4:20pm —
Added by Shanae Miller on November 22, 2010 at 4:30pm —
- watching my farmerman get dressed through halfclosed, sleepy eyelids......routine can be so comforting...
- hearing him put the kettle on for my coffee-in-bed....
- seeing toddlerboys' "YAY ! I'm AWAKE" face........another day to be grabbed and lived to the fullest...
- the smell of the pages of my brandnew magazine........freshly pressed news......read in bed of… Continue
Added by Sanet Odendaal on November 18, 2010 at 10:22am —
I know there are two camps when it comes to sleeping with kids – those that don’t and those that do. When Isabella was born, I just had to…
Added by MELISSA MADDEN on November 16, 2010 at 11:02pm —
I gotta be honest with ya, I am a repeat sinning offender. I wake up in the morning & have my quiet time with God. I ask Him to forgive me for the things I know I screwed up & to forgive me for the things I didn't know I did. And then? I go & I screw up again! As long as I have time left on life's watch, I'm gonna screw up, screw up again… Continue
Added by LeadHership on November 2, 2010 at 8:41pm —
Confession: I read… Continue
Added by Crystal Nicholls on November 1, 2010 at 12:56am —
All of the things listed below can be lost, taken away, or stolen.
Which ones get most of your time?… Continue
Added by Molly on October 24, 2010 at 9:34pm —
I am a full believer that how you present yourself physically is a
reflection of who you are and how you feel about yourself. I dress the
way I dress and I apply my make up because it makes me feel good. I also
dressed the way I dressed and applied my make up because I thought that
was what Kevin liked, too. I do ultimately dress myself FOR myself but I
have to say I do like dressing for my man, too. There is no man on this
planet that I care about looking good for… Continue
Added by Maryanne Vandermark on September 29, 2010 at 5:45pm —
I am reading the book "For Women Only" by Shaunti Feldhahn it's about
the great mystery called marriage. I thought I'd share what I've learned
74 % of men would rather feel alone and unloved than feel inadequate and disrespected. In fact many men had a hard time seeing the difference because if a man feels
disrespected he is going to feel unloved!
Added by Rachel Todd on September 25, 2010 at 3:23pm —
My Whimsical Wedding post.
wordful Wednesday obsession - all things wedding. I'm attending to the details as it comes down to the wire.
Countdown - eighteen more days until my 10-10-10 wedding (phew). Sweet biscuits! It's… Continue
Added by Angelia Sims on September 22, 2010 at 2:35pm —
Okay, so you're a mom...you love those kids and are totally dedicated to them and would do anything for them. And, shouldn't one of those things include taking excellent care of one of the most important people in their lives? Yes, I'm talking about YOU, my dear! Continue
Motherhood is one of the most cherished, demanding, and…
Added by Keri Pugh on September 22, 2010 at 1:54pm —
I should be miserable.…
Added by Jean Carroll on September 20, 2010 at 11:41am —
Searching for Answers to the Chronic Illness CFS / ME - A Carers Viewpoint
Is it all in your head, Curious ? Read on ……
While Julie spends many hours resting or sleeping, either at weekends or during the evenings in the week, I spend this available time surfing on the Net looking for answers and possible solutions to Julie's dilemma. Since the site's conception it has given me a platform to pass my findings on to other sufferers of CFS / ME and, hopefully via the sites contact… Continue
Added by julie marinkovic on September 2, 2010 at 10:18am —
I am the second among 4 kids in my family (I am the middle kid, there's 3 girls and 1 boy: older sister, me, brother, little sister, so I am the middle girl, sometimes sucked). And all of you who have siblings know that sibling rivalry is real.…
Added by Sofia Byrd on August 31, 2010 at 12:23am —
It wasn’t all that long ago that I was a senior in high school, and in typicalsenioritis slacker form, I spent my days in class doing something otherthan the busy work absentmindedly handed to us by our teachers. Back then, I would write full notebooks… Continue
Added by Kristina on August 27, 2010 at 10:42am —
I have been bestowed another great honor to the power of 2!
The amazing Lolo from… Continue
Added by MaryAnne Olson on August 26, 2010 at 1:18pm —
Hello all! Happy Sunday!
So last night I posted about my awesome Saturday and our super secret surprise Saturday outing.
The hubs took us all on a surprise jaunt to a place I have been dying to visit since we moved here.
He knows how much I love surprises, so it was a wonderful trip all around!
And I posted this last night, but it was very late so many of you probably didn't see it, so I want to post it again and give you all another chance to enter my mini… Continue
Added by MaryAnne Olson on August 22, 2010 at 4:07pm —