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
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 —
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, When 24 hours in a day is not enough; remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee. Continue
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and start to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.
Added by Kristy Canton on January 16, 2011 at 11:06pm —
On May 3rd 1992, my son Eric Miller was killed in a one car collision. He was home visiting with family in Louisiana. My family and I visited Louisiana very often. However, when my son began to insist that he spend some time in Louisiana with our family, I reluctantly agreed. Continue
After I received the phone call telling me that my beloved, beautiful and kindhearted son was killed in a car accident; I slowly began to understand why going home was so important to him. It seemed as if I was…
Added by Kristy Canton on December 14, 2010 at 11:52pm —
ADHD is a neurobiologist disorder who usually have a characteristic inability to concentrate, easy to switch his attention, and hyperactivity. In general, ADHD is associated with behavioral disorders and cognitive activity such as thinking, remembering, describing, summarizing, organizing, and others. Characteristics like these usually start to appear in early childhood, is chronic, not…
Added by agil azzahra on November 4, 2010 at 3:00pm —
My response to a new mother who was exasperated in line at Target. http://mygentlebirthing.wordpress.com
Added by Teva Dellabalma on November 1, 2010 at 2:32pm —
..Growing up, my favorite part of the year was the holiday season! I love the feeling in the atmosphere, the smells, the food, the changing leaves - everything! But..like a lot of other things, that feeling kind of faded as I got older. It wasn't the same because all the kids in my family were adults now and it just felt different. One of the main things I looked forward to when… Continue
Added by Elisha Crivella on October 23, 2010 at 11:02pm —
There are moments in life when we hit a new level of independence and experience a growth so significant that it changes our reality. I had one last night that was so strong it reminded me of leaving adolescence.
My husband and I co -parent. When I go… Continue
Added by Jennifer Andersen on September 27, 2010 at 9:52am —
Okay, so you're a mom...you love those kids and are totally dedicated to them and would do anything for them. And, shouldn't one of those things include taking excellent care of one of the most important people in their lives? Yes, I'm talking about YOU, my dear! Continue
Motherhood is one of the most cherished, demanding, and…
Added by Keri Pugh on September 22, 2010 at 1:54pm —
THE RATTLES DEBUT CD
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Added by Elisha Crivella on September 8, 2010 at 8:03am —
Hayley Lewis - From Champion Swimmer to Champion Busy Mum
Added by sherah on August 23, 2010 at 1:30am —
Confession time: I can report that facebook suicide never actually happened. Nor did my respite from the laptop, at least not to the degree that I’d considered. I blame The Son; I need to buy uniform, lunchboxes, name tapes. And that, my friends, is a blog post all of its own. Continue
However, I can report that yesterday my facebook status read: ‘there is nothing that makes you…
Added by Max Cat on August 17, 2010 at 4:25pm —
As most of you know, I am a full-time college student trying to get my business degree. I take some of the classes online to allow me to work and take care of my daughter. One of the joys annoyances of online classes is timed exams. Normally, this is not bad because quizzes are generally shorter tests. Final exams are a lot more intense and being that the class I had online this semester was a legal class, there was a lot to know and a… Continue
Added by Elisha Crivella on August 17, 2010 at 1:40pm —
A man and a woman meet on an internet dating site. After communicating for several months, the man asks the woman to meet him “somewhere”; he wants her to pick the place. She suggests a nearby cafe, a place where any number of inexpensive beverages can be had, seating is plentiful, lighting is good, and she can summon back-up if he proves to be a dangerous psychopath.
He agrees. Date and time are set. He has family in her area, and… Continue
Added by Maura Alia Badji on August 13, 2010 at 3:30am —
You're reading it here first! Remember reading about how I let Jaliyah cry it out for a few minutes
? Well..this morning we came downstairs for a morning bottle, after she ate I laid her on the floor for some play time like we do every morning. I went on to check my blog and realized it was suddenly VERY quiet, so I go to check on her and find this....
Added by Elisha Crivella on August 12, 2010 at 1:07pm —
I know this is a touchy subject and everyone has their opinions, but "crying it out" seems to be my only option now. Jaliyah is a little over 4 months old now and she cries every time someone is not in her face or playing with her. Some may think 4 months is too early for this, and I used to think that. But I go to school full-time and have serious homework to do. Usually I just wait for her to go to bed and I do it, no matter how late I stay up, but now I'm getting behind - I only have 6… Continue
Added by Elisha Crivella on August 11, 2010 at 9:14pm —
Guess what I got to do today?
TAKE A REAL SHOWER! I know, I know - you are jealous, and you should be - nanananana! It was a REAL shower, not a jump-in-speed-racer-3.5-minute-cut-yourself-shaving shower. I got to relaxxxxxx for a whole 15 minutes. I even got to do my version of a mommy-no-time pedicure. Whew, how exciting.
Finish reading HERE..
Added by Elisha Crivella on August 9, 2010 at 5:54pm —
Today Jaliyah turned a whopping 4 months old (at 10:03pm to be precise). She can now..
- Roll from back to tummy, and tummy to back
- Yell at me
- Give me quite the attitude when yelling at me
- ...finish reading HERE
Added by Elisha Crivella on August 6, 2010 at 7:10pm —
One of the things that is almost near impossible to avoid when having a baby - diaper rash! How NOT fun..Jaliyah did not get her first diaper rash until a little after 2 months. I used just a regular, popular brand of cream which seemed to work pretty well and the rash was gone within a week. The diaper rash returned a few weeks later and at her DR appt, he prescribed her a prescription strength cream. That was recently, and I have been using this cream for about 7 days-ish. It did help a… Continue
Added by Elisha Crivella on July 30, 2010 at 11:57am —
So I ran across this 30 Days of Truth blog challenge that I think is just..awesome. I saw it on Welcome to Mommyhood. Everyday, for 30 days, I will answer a question being completely honest with myself and all my lovely readers. So now everyday I will have a 30 day challenge post, a project 365 post, and updates! That's a whole lotta blogging but that's ok - I loves it! I think I'll combine the 30 day and 365 picture in one post..who knows..anyways...
Follow my 30 day challenge (and… Continue
Added by Elisha Crivella on July 28, 2010 at 8:44am —
As some of you know, as I continue on my adventure of being a new mommy, I am finding things that I think are must-have's - this is what I call Elisha's Essentials. Well..found a new one!
This stuff is amazing. Jaliyah had terrible dry skin on her face by her ears and eyebrows. I kept catching myself picking at it (i hate pealy skin). I tried regular baby lotions and those would help in the moment but not long term...Continue here @ Baybee… Continue
Added by Elisha Crivella on July 24, 2010 at 7:57am —