All Blog Posts Tagged 'mother' (107)

How Do Women Even Shower When They Have 6 Kids???

I was at the pool this weekend and started talking to a woman holding an infant next to me.  She asked me if he was my first and I told her how he was actually my second.  I asked her the same.  She replied, “Oh no, he’s my sixth.”  I couldn’t hide the shock in my face.  Six kids?  Six???  She didn’t look like a character from a TLC show -  she looked like a woman my age. She had a great haircut, cute bathing suit, and didn’t look frazzled in the least.  How was that possible?  How could she…

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Added by Martinis and Minivans on July 9, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments

Love From Ashes

I peeked in on my son sleeping this morning, and was aghast at how tall he actually looked lying in bed. He is twelve years old, on the brink of his journey through Junior High, and I can hardly believe how much he's grown. I looked at his feet (now bigger than mine), and his hands (almost bigger than mine), and…

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Added by Sarah Burd on June 28, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Mother And Son: breaking away and moving on

My son has a job as a lifeguard this summer, and today I drive him to work. Though he now has his driver’s license, he does not yet have his own car and so for the time being, we must share mine and he is being a good sport about it. I drive slowly; neither of us has an agenda and there are no external distractions. We are simply mother and son, each fully present, as we so often were when he was young; before I became preoccupied with the passing of time and midlife reinvention, and before…

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Added by Amy Ruhlin on June 7, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Fort Knox Candy Breach

This little Weilk family chronicle takes place about a year ago. To set the scene properly you should probably know that Max and Jake share a room when they're not destroying it with Legos and action figures. Don't get me wrong, we are a very clean family and I make sure the rug-rats properly organize it before they go to bed every night.
Anyway, this particular day I just so happened…
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Added by Jennifer Weilk on March 12, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

WHAT DO YOU MEAN MY KID IS SAYING HE'S HUNGOVER!?!



This story takes place a couple of years ago when Jake was in 3rd grade and ranks a magnitude 10 on the Richtor scale of embarrassment. This was when I was working again full time and less hopeless (I joke). Anyway, Craig and I usually spent our weekends…

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Added by Jennifer Weilk on March 9, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Storming the Gates in the Mornings

It's official! Trying to get my kids ready for school is like waging a full fledged war on time-management! Let me break down this morning's routine as we prepare to breach the castle like some sort of crazed screaming barbarians. And yes, someone will be calling to confirm my reservation at the nut…

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Added by Jennifer Weilk on March 7, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Meet My Loving Dysfunctional Family

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Added by Jennifer Weilk on March 6, 2012 at 5:34pm — No Comments

The Blame Game

When I sat down to blog this morning I was all set to write some funny anecdote about Jenna “frowing” up. Seriously she’s eight and genuinely thinks it’s called frowing up. I can’t bear to correct her; it was a beautiful glimpse of the little girl she still is.

I started perusing the internet and well, procrastinating, and came upon an article placing the blame for teenage obesity on moms, specifically improper toddler/mom bonding.  The author vehemently wondered why all the blame is…

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Added by Kristen Tschida on January 4, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

I Broke A Promise To My Daughter's Birth Mother

This past Sunday I told my oldest child that I was thinking about going to church.  I don’t go often. She asked me in a very serious voice to be sure to pray for her sister.  I was surprised by this and jokingly asked her if she wanted me to pray for her sisters soul.  She said “Yeah mommy”.  I asked her why and she told me that when the girls attended a memorial…

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Added by Elayne on November 9, 2011 at 10:27am — No Comments

Something Unexpected

The courtship with my husband, Colby, wasn’t typical. It wasn’t boy in bar + girl in bar = boy meets girl. As everything else in my life, meeting Colby wasn’t that simple. Our meeting was the stuff movies are made of.

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Added by Lanita Moss on October 19, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

It's Not Your Mama's Fault Part 2

Okay, so where were we? Oh, that's right...I left off right at the point where I was officially 'emancipated' at the age of 16. Whew. Heavy. Just sitting here recalling and writing this stuff takes me back. My teenage life had been a whirlwind of changes; from living in a house with 9 bedrooms and six bathrooms with a…
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Added by Catherine Kingsbury on September 8, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How to Request a Flexible Work Schedule

I have a number of working mothers in my marketing department and several have arranged flexible work schedules to accommodate their changing work/life demands. Flexible work schedules are becoming much more common as employers recognize it as valuable tool for retaining their top talent and promoting work/life balance. In my department we have a number of different kinds of…

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Added by Portia Mount on August 9, 2011 at 8:56am — No Comments

End Weekend Insanity

Get More Out of Your Weekend

I used to be a madwoman on the weekends.  Dr. D. avoided me Saturday mornings as I rode around on my broom frantically trying to cram in as many tasks before noon as possible.  As a busy working mother, I found that my weekends were consumed with catching up on all of the stuff I couldn't  get done during the week -- laundry, cooking, errands, you name it.  Even before…

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Added by Portia Mount on July 15, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments

Mommies, Purses, Tiaras, and Gettin' Sexy!

I’ve been noticing a very interesting trend on my site recently. It’s becoming really clear what moms are interested in ... and I’m so intrigued by it, that I wanted to share it with you!

I write a blog called the Mommy MindSpa and I post each day with different suggestions of fun things moms can do to help them focus on themselves. I call it the Daily Mom-ME Moment ... and in it I encourage moms to take time each day to do something for themselves - to always remember that they are…

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Added by Mommy Ro on July 9, 2011 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Great Expectations

I often wonder how we, as women, survive.  I know that I am not unusual, but I spend the majority of my time worrying about what I have to do, longing to do the things I want to do, and guilting myself out when I don’t get things done, because I was doing what I wanted to do for myself.

Why do we do this to ourselves?  Life is complicated enough without adding more and more layers of complexities.  Somehow, society has painted a picture of what the perfect woman should be.  She should…

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Added by Lanita Moss on July 1, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments

Reflections of a Recovering Good Girl

Get More Out of Life by Ditching Your Inner Good Girl

Hi, my name is Portia and I am a recovering good girl. I think as the oldest of three children I came to my good girl tendencies naturally. At school I studied hard, tried really hard, got good grades and helped my teachers after school. I was such a good girl that during the planning of my high school’s (unsanctioned) senior skip day I was asked to collect my classmate’s money…

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Added by Portia Mount on June 13, 2011 at 10:56pm — No Comments

How to Return to the Workforce After an Extended Absence

I frequently interview candidates for open positions in my organization and am often asked what advice I have for women returning to the workforce. The most important piece of advice I can give you is to not apologize for leaving your career to raise your children. Be confident in presenting your skills and be assertive about what you have to offer a prospective employer. Finding a…

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Added by Portia Mount on May 19, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

Wishing I Was Upstairs...

And not because I like two-story homes. I actually told my husband many years ago that I NEVER wanted to live in a multi-story dwelling. They don't appeal to me. The extra space. The loftiness. The stacking of life. I'm not a 'bird' person. I like roots. Ground. Stability. Well, relatively speaking.



But whenever you utter the word "never" you get re-aligned by good old destiny. So this is our second home in a two-story. Not on purpose, mind you. It's not like we looked at a bunch of… Continue

Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 16, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

The “you won’t be able to do this anymore” list

“You won’t be able to do this anymore!”

This is what I always hear when people talk to brand new moms or mothers to be.

A very short list of the main topics?

Well…here it comes.

You will not:

- travel as much as you did before (you will…

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Added by mom in rome on May 14, 2011 at 9:26am — No Comments

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