All Blog Posts Tagged 'mother' (118)

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

Mothers Day 2011 Gift Ideas

Need Gift Ideas for Mom on Mothers Day 2011?  This is the day to step back and fully appreciate your Mother and all she has done for you.  Appreciate her with a gift that will make her feel loved. A good way to do this is to consider what is her Love Language.  Author Gary Chapman has detailed the 5 Love Languages in several books and on his website.  

Rather than getting the usual flowers and…

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Added by Lori Thayer on May 2, 2011 at 8:32pm — No Comments

How to Say 'I Love You Mom' - Mother's Day Gift Guide

How do you thank a mother for all that she does for you throughout the year? Whether your children make something at school for you (which mine do) or spend time with you (which I am thankful my teenage son does, at least one day a year), these gift ideas would show any mother just how much they are loved and appreciated.…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on April 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Pregomommypreneur

 

New Word: Pregomommypreneur 

Definition: An entrepreneur who is a mommy and pregnant.

Definition: An entrepreneur who is a mommy and…

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Added by Arushi Sood Joshi on April 19, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Love Is Enough

I love Valentines Day! I know I am a sap. My friends say if I were a color I would be pink for sure. So naturally I adore this gushy, blush colored holiday, however commercial it may be.

Given the combination of the times, and my ridiculous schedule  a romantic date with candles, great wine, stimulating conversation , and a hot black dress are not happening this year. I admit in years past I would have been disappointed by the truth surrounding the check book and day timer on this of…

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Added by Jenna Conover on February 17, 2011 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Sexy Mama Saturday's Debut!

Last week I told (posted to) everyone about my new mission. My mission to make frumpy mama to sexy mama! Yesterday, I debuted my first Sexy Mama Saturday post, Back to Basics.



Come join me and hundreds of other moms on our road back to sexy mama's with easy, quick, and affordable tips/ideas at Baybee… Continue

Added by Elisha Crivella on January 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Sexy Mama Saturday's!

Join me for Sexy Mama Saturday's!

 

I decided to start a new series. Lets call it...sexy mama!! This series will be all about ways/tips/ideas to feel like your own person again. When we become mommy's we tend to forget about ourselves; but also as mommys, we put our babies and families before ourselves - so what about ways to feel like us again that don't take a lot of time? I think it…

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Added by Elisha Crivella on January 22, 2011 at 11:33pm — No Comments

DO YOU KNOW WHAT BATTEN DISEASE IS?

I have written a post at my blog so check out the link and tell me what you think:)

http://mummyrants.blogspot.com/

 

Added by Courtney Wilson on January 17, 2011 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Attention Children: The Bathroom Door Is Closed

Please do not stand here and talk, whine, or ask questions. Wait until I get out.



Yes, it is locked. I want it that way. It is not broken. I am not trapped.



I know I have left it unlocked, and even open at times since you were born, because I was afraid some horrible tragedy might occur while I was in there, but it's been 10 years and I want some PRIVACY.



Do not ask me how long I will be. I will…

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Added by Kristy Canton on January 16, 2011 at 11:16pm — No Comments

For All Moms

We are sitting at lunch when my daughter casually

mentions that she and her husband are thinking of

"starting a family."



"We're taking a survey," she says, half-joking. "Do

you think I should have a baby?"



"It will change your life," I say, carefully keeping

my tone neutral. "I know," she says, "no more

sleeping in on weekends, no more spontaneous

vacations...."



But that is not what I meant at all. I look at my

daughter, trying to… Continue

Added by Kristy Canton on January 16, 2011 at 11:08pm — No Comments

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