Finally. Kevin and I are finally nearly done with Raelyn's birthday
preparations and I'm feeling good. Everything Raelyn specified from
cake to decorations has been fulfilled. The cake is ordered (My Little
Pony ice cream cake filled with cotton candy ice cream. This ought to
be interesting!), every My Little Pony decoration you can imagine (and
a Spongebob Squarepants candle for the cake. Go figure.), and the
presents are bought (a new bicycle which still needs to… Continue
Added by Maryanne Vandermark on June 13, 2010 at 4:22pm —
Does that look like the face of a High Schooler??? NO! Of course it doesn't. He's not OLD enough to be in high school! He's just 1, damn it! He's my baby! How can he be going into HIGH school?? I'm not old enough to have 2 teen agers in high school. And yet, here I am... Barely in my 30's (by barely I mean pushing… Continue
Added by Christine on May 27, 2010 at 10:41am —
Sweet!! As in a “Sweet Blog Award”, from Pamela over at My Life As A Libra…made even better by the fact that “sweet” is not typically a term applied to me. Maybe she’s gunning for a free drink or two, since we recently discovered we’re in the same city, & ya know, good manners dictate I at least buy her… Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on May 17, 2010 at 2:27am —
I think I’ve mentioned before that I work with babies. Its not a high paying job but its emotionally satisfying. Hopefully soon I’ll find work in my field, but in the meantime I enjoy nurturing the littlest of little ones. One thing I find really interesting about the babies is their names. Names have changed over… Continue
Added by Pam Margolis on May 6, 2010 at 3:45pm —
How have I spent my free time recently? Mulling over a Nike boycott. It
all started with Nike's weird from-the-grave Master's ad for Tiger.
Then I read about Ben Roethlisberger--another Nike guy. … Continue
Added by Momtrends on April 29, 2010 at 9:56am —
I love you chicken nugget
crispy golden and so small
I make you twenty times a week
My kids still eat you all...
You're great with lots of sauces
ketchup, soy, or BBQ
mustard, mayo, duck sauce
they all go real nice with… Continue
Added by Sarah Maizes on April 16, 2010 at 3:06pm —
It starts the day you pee on the stick. I’m not talking about that
regrettable Valentine’s gesture toward your partner. The stick from CVS
that is 99.9% accurate, and of which you purchased four.
You pee on the stick and the plus sign shows up. Before you’ve finished washing your hands (wash them!!! Use hand sanitizer!!!!), you’ve been conscripted into a war that you… Continue
Added by Adequate Parent on April 9, 2010 at 3:58pm —
DJ got baptized. I was surprised by my emotion & elation as I
watched. It was awesome! To be candid, sometimes as a… Continue
Added by LeadHership on March 25, 2010 at 4:00pm —
OK, I am really showing my age with this title. I have to point out however that I was never much of a Police fan (more a rock chick I'm afraid) but over the past few days I have not been able to get that particular line from that song out of my head. It just describes so well how I feel sometimes.… Continue
Added by Aging Mommy on March 21, 2010 at 10:14am —
At first I wasn’t going to chime in after reading Sunday’s the New York Times
article “Honey, Don’t Bother Mommy. I’m Too Busy Building My Brand.
” by Jennifer Mendelsohn. Then I read articles responding to it by other bloggers I respect and the many thought-provoking comments that were left. The mommy blogging word in is a tizzy, there’s even a Facebook page set up to protest the New York Times
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 17, 2010 at 11:59pm —
Fundraisers are calling for short story and poetry submissions for a national anthology to benefit children’s charities. From the submissions, 101 pieces will be chosen to appear in the anthology which is scheduled for released in May of this year.
"The most important thing to a parent is their child," says Beth Davis, an editor on the project. "If we can do something we love, in this case writing, and have it benefit children all over the country then we really are… Continue
Added by Beth Davis on March 17, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Added by Bradi Nathan on March 16, 2010 at 2:22pm —
1. That a 2 year old is perfectly capable of dead bolting the front door (this I learned when left stranded outside after getting the mail, in sub-zero temperatures with no jacket on). Also that it would take 20 minutes to talk said 2 year old through reversing the process and unlocking the door (accompanied with lots of tears and cries of "I can't do it!")… Continue
Added by Aging Mommy on March 9, 2010 at 9:47pm —
Added by Marcie Taylor on March 2, 2010 at 5:48am —
The night before my birthday, last night, a dear friend I never see anymore because she lives in Berlin---GERMANY---visited and we stayed up talking and sharing a bottle of wine until midnight. I wouldn't have traded that visit for anything, but it was late, my son is an early riser and right before I headed for bed (where my husband snoozed blissfully) I started my period. Oh yes: TMI! TMI! I know. However, to carry on---my first birthday present was a huge dose of real life with cramps,… Continue
Added by PB Rippey on February 22, 2010 at 1:29pm —
Added by Bradi Nathan on February 15, 2010 at 3:46pm —
I found this quote on an article from FAMEBaby (Baby Center's Celebrity blog) today:
“I will tell you what I can’t abide - and I think the Internet has really created a space for it - women criticizing other women and mothers criticizing other mothers. It just makes me crazy, whether it’s between staying at home, going to work, how long you breast-feed, if you use formula. I feel like we should just assume everyone is doing the best they can. Women should take care of each other,… Continue
Added by Shay on January 28, 2010 at 2:47pm —
I just thought I would open this blog with a post about myself as a way to say HI!
My name is Jess and I am 23 years old. I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two beautiful girls together. Grace is 3 (4 in March!) and Brynley is currently 5 1/2 months old. So I definitely have my hands full with the two of them. I am a SAHM who cloth diapers, breastfeeds and enjoys babywearing. My husband and I are also hoping to homeschool our girls as long as everything goes to plan. I… Continue
Added by Jessica Charleston on January 21, 2010 at 11:10pm —
The other day, a woman at work mentioned that she was terrified to one day find herself in labor. Without skipping a beat, I replied, "Women are so overly dramatic about it. It's not that bad."
Yes, I said that. Really. And at the time, I meant it. As soon as it left my mouth, however, a little voice inside of my head -- the Memory Keeper, perhaps -- laughed.
The first half of my statement I stand by. Hollywood paints labor as a gory, blood-curdling nightmare where women… Continue
Added by Michelle Horton on January 17, 2010 at 11:26am —
I'm sure that most of you know what a blogging community is. It's a great resource for all bloggers to gain and/or share information about your blog and blogging in general. You can join different groups for specific interest, including everything from listing giveaways to meeting other bloggings in your area. You can find tons of great ideas and also find a lot of very nice people.
I have a pretty nice sized collections of blogger communities that I am a member of and I wanted to… Continue
Added by amanada peel on January 1, 2010 at 9:42pm —