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 —
Original Posting at NewlyParents.com here
Stork parking was an exciting thing when my husband and I first found out we were pregnant. We couldn't wait to go to Babies R Us to finally park in the coveted "Stork Parking" spots. Granted, we first parked in it a few days after we found out we we're pregnant and I was only about 5 weeks along but fast forward 7 months later and I have realized what a difference… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on December 21, 2009 at 12:00am —
Don’t you hate it when you run the grocery store, bolting out of the house just as you are, in mom mode: hair frazzled, clothes askew, and no makeup on. Of course, Murphy’s Law kicks in and you run into your boss, ex-boy-friend or arch nemesis from that group of perfect/pretty moms.
More often than not, I find myself underdressed and less made up than I was before kids, and even though I wouldn’t change a second of my mom life… I do kinda wish I… Continue
Added by THE BIG AGOO on December 14, 2009 at 12:51am —
Original Posting at NewlyParents.com here
There are several days during the week that have some sort of special meaning to them. Monday is the day we all dread as we are heading back to work. Wednesday we look forward too because that signifies that half the work week is over (don't say "Hump Day", you sound stupid), Friday is great because the weekend is here and Saturday and Sunday are… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on December 9, 2009 at 8:00pm —
NOVEMBER UPCOMING EVENTS
November 7th – Our 3rd Annual Fall Festival from 11:00am – 2:00pm
Free open play for all kids, we will have food, a cake walk and lots of holiday specials! This event will be at our facility.
November 14th – South Shores 9th Annual Holiday Boutiques
We will have a booth set up to offer specials on our programs, as well as a tumbling zone for the kids to play in. We will also have an arts and craft center set up for the children to make… Continue
Added by The Kids Gym on November 4, 2009 at 1:02pm —
Ok, so here’s the deal. I’m not exactly as vigilant as I should be about what my kids watch. I tend to watch something, get seriously into it, and then when it’s too late, notice my kids are with me watching it, and it is TOTALLY inappropriate. Bad news. Well, this bad habit has come back to bite me in the ass in a somewhat disturbing, yet totally hilarious way. %
Here is a pic of my son’s latest homework assignment, front and back.…
Added by Jeniel Petrovich on October 27, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted a family when I got older. I had my son on March 31, 2007 and I love being his mommy. Motherhood is such a wonderful experience. I remember when I was pregnant, I purchased a heart monitor (to hear his heart beat). I listened to his heart beat every hour. I would even wake up in the middle of the night and listen to his precious heart beating. I am so grateful and thankful to have him in my… Continue
Added by Katina Bush on October 10, 2009 at 2:01pm —
Pee Wee Sports - Monday 1:00 pm
October 5th – October 26th
November 2nd – November 23rd
December 7th - December 28th
A fun parent and me pee wee sports class. Children will learn basketball, baseball, football, and soccer skills, playing fun games and drills.
Cost is $35 per month
Mini Science – Wednesday 1:00 pm
October 7th – October 28th
A unique chance to see our world and universe through observation, investigation,… Continue
Added by The Kids Gym on September 28, 2009 at 1:30pm —
I am wondering how many parents are like me in their inability to keep up to date on political issues. It is frustrating to say the least, to not have the time to listen to the news or to read the newspapers and whenever I do get the chance to get better informed I usually wind up either in tears and angry from reality or completely confused.
Listening to educated people is my alternative and I try to listen to all sides so that I can make my own opinions. One of the most important… Continue
Added by Jillylivi on September 18, 2009 at 8:28am —
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 —