As a mom, you question everyday – heck sometimes every hour, if you’re doing the right thing as a parent. Whether it be how you discipline your children, the tv time you allow, healthy habits, etc, etc… There are many days that at the end of the day you wonder…did I do anything right today?
Last night Ella had an especially emotional, whiny night. She was exhausted from waking up at 6am, swimming for hours and not resting virtually the entire day. She was driving me and her brother… Continue
I do hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day, a holiday that originated in Canada out of labor disputes in the 1870's... who knew? Funny how these disputes press on some 200 years later as I remind you of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act recently passed by Obama.
Although, I can't say I was in much of a celebratory mood this Labor Day as I absorbed the news of the recent death of Ted Kennedy and a lesser known, DJ AM. Loved him or hated him as a politician, Ted Kennedy leaves behind five… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on September 10, 2009 at 4:38pm —
My daughter loves animals. Let me clarify...my daughter is OBSESSED with animals. One of the aspects of Aspergers - it's her "passion".
When she was a toddler, we bought her plastic animals in bulk to play with and she would spend hours organizing them in a marching waves across the tv room floor. The penguins in front, polar bears off to the side - so they won't eat the penguins - monkeys pushing up the rear.
As a Jewish mom I didn't let it throw me. I just thought, "so,… Continue
Added by Sarah Maizes on August 30, 2009 at 9:00pm —
I’ve been over thinking again, dammit, and this time it is about assholes. Ok here we go... It’s the little assholes in life that really irk me the most. This is my love letter to five recent assholes I’ve met.
To the dude that I smile and wave on and allow to cut in front of me in evening rush hour traffic while I’m racing to pick up my daughter before pre-school closes and they call child welfare on me for not being there on time and then charge me one dollar for every minute I’m… Continue
I have learned that in business, and in life, that "All is fair in love and war." What does this mean exactly? Well, if you must know, it traces back to John Lyly's "Euphues" (1598). The quote was "The rules of fair play do not apply in love and war." John was a Renaissance English poet and playwright and certainly a man ahead of his time in recognizing that there are many a people who do not play fair. I imagine that some of you who are reading this now may be cursing those who have wronged… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on August 25, 2009 at 6:43pm —
While pregnant or even before, every woman inevitably thinks about the topic of breastfeeding. Will I breastfeed my baby? For how long? I think most women have the best intentions and try to breastfeed and then stop after different periods of time – they might breastfeed a week, they make it through the rough first few weeks and go on to nurse for a few months or a year, and then there are the extended breastfeeding moms like me.
I believe your breastfeeding success has everything to… Continue
My ex-husband, God bless him, was a douche bag. He put his career first, his mistress second, fantasy football third and coming in a distant fourth was his family.
That said, I must confess that there are days that I come home and miss the selfish bastard. Three and a half years after our "Black October" my brain knows that it is not him I miss anymore. Though my heart misses having someone to come home and share the victories of the day with I’ve become accustom to the adult… Continue
I would not be so quick to frequent a blog that only talked about how perfect the kids were, how well mom cooked from scratch, how clean and beautiful the house is, how unfrazzled she is at the end of the day…Sure, I like those stories, but if I have a bad day, or am making dinner from a box or cleaning the crayon from my entire floor, or changing the 3rd blowout of the day, or ready to pull my hair out for a variety of reasons, those posts just will NOT make me feel better. I need the kids in… Continue
Added by LZ on July 26, 2009 at 2:22pm —
My day goes something like this:
Wake up, not to an alarm but to an 18 month old who is up anytime between 5:30am and 6:30am. (when its my turn, great tip, my husband and i take turns so there is no cranky argument in the morning) but regardless of turns, i am up by at least 7am.
Then the baby gets milk and breakfast, i get ready for work and then leave to a now crying baby who can say no mommy bye bye! kills me every time......
But there is this moment in the morning between the… Continue
I like to believe that at Mom Fuse are all about helping moms, usually we post topics and articles on different parenting related issues but this post is more special and dear to me than any post I’ve ever done.
Recently a good friend of ours was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and their family is in desperate need of some financial assistance. She was employed as a nurse and brought in most of the money but she’s recently had to quit her job because of the cancer. Now that… Continue
You can probably look back at defining moments in your life, moments that made you who you are, and associate them with a person. I have always valued the importance of being mentored. My first and most important mentors were my parents and grandparents of course. They gave me confidence, faith, a sense of being safe and strength. Beyond my family though I can distinctly remember people in my life who made me who I am today, some did not even realize at the time that they were shaping a young… Continue
Added by Heather on July 7, 2009 at 11:26pm —
Much has been said about the over-zealousness of the sport parent. We parents on the sidelines know who they are....we may even BE one--- the screamer or the ref-abuser or the self-appointed-folding-chair-coach. Sometimes it's hard to know if we've stepped over the line. Here's a suggestion for the sports parent who thinks she might be over-the-top!! http://tinyurl.com/SoccerMomPlay. Click over and leave a comment. I'd love to hear about your sports… Continue
enV by Vanessa Coppes has just launched it's website.
Vanessa Coppes is the designer and stay at home mom behind this new business. To keep her sanity after having her baby, Vanessa set out to design jewelry. After a small jewelry party to introduce her products to friends and family, business quickly picked up and she recently launched her… Continue
Added by Nicole A. on June 29, 2009 at 10:46am —
I am a Single Mom Blogger (http://nycmamasan.blogspot.com) and I think it would be great if there were other Single Mom Bloggers who wanted to get together to create our own little support group. We could all follow each other to build our Following, offer support to each other in ways only single moms might be able to offer, and just have a place that we could call home here at Mom Bloggers Club.
Many like to call it work, life balance…I think it is more like juggling! It is not just the job and family pins that are up in the air…there are MANY more. In my world I have the baby, the husband, the house, the career, industry boards I am on, my friends, social networking, blogs and me time. If you sit back and look at it is will make you dizzy. I have decided that the only way I can functionally get through a day and be a rock star at all of these is to juggle them and be completely… Continue
Added by Heather on June 27, 2009 at 9:06pm —
Sometimes I think the most difficult part of having a baby is not the sleepless nights, not the crying, not the birth….it is being away from her. I won’t lie, sometimes it is a needed break when I go to work or I travel and get to sleep past 5 am but not being with her outweighs any brief moment of pleasure I have. I do feel that I am a better mommy to her because I work though. That may not be the case for everyone but for a driven chick like me, someone who thrives on competition and her… Continue
So lucky to be invited to this event on Wednesday night! I was so tired in the late afternoon and sooooo tempted to bail and curl up on the couch with a cup of tea. I can't tell you how happy I am that I powered through the nasty traffic and torrential downpouring rain to go! Here's a video of the swag from the tweetup and of course of my "crowned" toes (my daughter was so jealous).
In my search for the "perfect blog" I came across a blogger that is helping mom-preneurs and their businesses.
I belong to a wonderful group called, The Mom Entrepreneur Support Group. It is an interactive group that allows mom entrepreneur members to network with one another and share their stories and advice for balancing motherhood and running a company. (Membership is free)
While reading an e-mail from one of the members of… Continue
Added by Robin on June 18, 2009 at 2:00pm —