My mum arrived exactly a week ago and as always the rollercoaster has had as many highs as lows in the last 7 days and 5h09 min... I love her more than anything and she truly is my best friend. I have always had that sort of amazing relationship with her. The sort of relationship most my friends envied with passion. She is my confident and the shoulder to cry on, even miles away. We have always been able to tell her everything, I mean EVERYTHING. She knew all our little secrets as well as my… Continue
Added by Peggy Poyser on August 25, 2009 at 4:34pm —
I learned about Jennifer and Stellan a few days ago, and that sweet little boy has been on my mind since then. Jennifer’s beautiful blog, My Charming Kids, is actually one of the first mom blogs I ever came across seven months ago when I started my blog, but I hadn’t checked in until a tweet by another mom caught my attention. Stellan, one of four, is her nine-month-old adorable little boy who has heart failure, and Jennifer blogs about their difficult and heart-breaking journey every day. More… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 30, 2009 at 11:21am —
I like to believe that at Mom Fuse are all about helping moms, usually we post topics and articles on different parenting related issues but this post is more special and dear to me than any post I’ve ever done.
Recently a good friend of ours was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and their family is in desperate need of some financial assistance. She was employed as a nurse and brought in most of the money but she’s recently had to quit her job because of the cancer. Now that… Continue
Added by Jessica @ Mom Fuse on July 21, 2009 at 12:27am —
The Tale of the Dung Beetle
By Pamela Victor
My daughter Sierra, her friend Hope (oh! how this name foreshadows our tale!) and I were walking the dog early one summer morn. The weather was, for once, lovely. Not too hot. Not too cool. Not too buggy even. The girls brought a carrot each, a treat for our neighbor's fine equine companions. Birds chirped. Wind whispered. Girls giggled. All was well in our little piece of the world.
My little nature girl, Sierra, cried out… Continue
Added by Pamela Victor on July 16, 2009 at 12:11pm —
Healthy Birthday Snack Ideas:
A child’s school birthday celebration should be centered around the child; instead, it has become centered around cupcakes. Parents bring in these unhealthy treats and kids rejoice. Yet with the current child obesity crisis, many are rethinking this caloric tradition. In response, I have created this list of healthy birthday school celebrations. Enjoy them! And please, let me know if you have any additional suggestions.
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 30, 2009 at 1:50pm —
The Cupcake Wars: As Seen in the NY Times (Plus More!)
Last week, there was an article in the NY Times about Meme Roth and her fight with her children’s school concerning school birthday parties and cupcakes.
What sets her off is the junk food served on special occasions: the cupcakes that come out for every birthday, the doughnuts her children were once given in gym, the sugary “Fun-Dip” packets that some parent provided the whole class on Valentine’s Day.
“I thought… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on June 25, 2009 at 9:36pm —
I was singing like a bird yesterday morning with everything moving like clockwork. It was going to be my first day spent without the children. Coffee was brewing and pancakes were steaming. Axel and Brevitt woke up early so that they could get to Mountain Boarding camp on time and Tucker had gone to sleep talking about the Bouncy House that he was going to jump on all the next day. I looked outside and it was sunny for the first time in months and my bike was sitting outside waiting for me to… Continue
Added by Jillylivi on June 21, 2009 at 9:49am —
The other day I was at the park with the kids and ran into a neighbor and her 2-year-old. We struck up a pleasant swing-set conversation. About mid-way through our talk of neighborhood events and happenings, M, who had gone down the slides a few times, came running up to us. She stopped, faced our neighbor, and randomly (loudly) declares, "My Khun Yai is in a wheelchair!"
My neighbor looked at M in a moment of awkward silence, but quickly recovered, pulling from her bag of… Continue
Added by Rosana Vollmerhausen on June 18, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Its difficult enough -- no, I am not complaining -- keeping up with my blogs so, sadly, to blog here at Mom Bloggers too is overwhelming. Please come see at my blogs.
365 Days of Christmas -- http://365-days-of-christmas.blogspot.com/
365 Days of Memories -- http://365-days-of-memories.blogspot.com/
365 Days of Organization -- http://365-days-of-organization.blogspot.com/
All Things Cherished -- http://allthingscherished.blogspot.com/
Cherished Memories --… Continue
Added by Storm on June 12, 2009 at 9:10pm —
How To Wean Your Nursing Toddler Naturally May 1, 2009
Filed under: Article of the week, Mommy Musings — kindermusikkids @ 2:58 am Edit This
Tags: breastfeeding, milk, mommy, mother, natural, nursing, toddler, weaning
Had this article published recently. Hope some of my experiences help you!
How To Wean A Nursing Toddler
There is nothing more wonderful than a mother who is willing and able to nurse her baby. Aside from the emotional and physical… Continue
Added by Annette Simmons on May 25, 2009 at 8:07pm —
The Hilarious Book I Did Not Write
by Pam Victor
Catherine Newman wrote the book that I should have written, and I’m trying not to hate her for it. “Waiting for Birdy” is the hilariously neurotic tale of the year she was pregnant with her second child. I’ve passed around the book to every woman I know, saying “If you’re not laughing out loud by the second page, then just put it down,” under my breath adding, “and get a sense of humor.” This author represents Everymother, and… Continue
Added by Pamela Victor on May 22, 2009 at 2:35pm —
Stuff. Possessions. Things
. We all have way too much of it. Especially if you have children or if you are one to hold onto things for sentimental reasons. (You know who you are!) There may be a psychological underlying reason why you hold onto your stuff, but no matter what the reason is, there are ways to help reduce and reuse it.
Here are some ideas to reduce and reuse:
Birthday party favors
. When my girls come home from birthday parties, the flood… Continue
Added by Heather on May 14, 2009 at 8:05pm —
has chosen the ideal person to fight both poverty and pollution at the same time–Van Jones.
is presently the special advisor on Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Other credentials under his belt are: Time Magazine’s 2008 Environmental Hero; Global Green USA “Community Environmental Leadership Award 2008,” and the New York Times Bestselling author of, The Green Collar… Continue
Added by Heather on May 12, 2009 at 8:46am —
Environmentally friendly gifts are all the rage these days, but with the economy still dipping, you can still show Mom how thankful you are. Here are a few ideas that will let Mom know you not only adore her, but Mother Earth as well.
First and foremost, keep in mind what Mom’s hobbies are. Does she like to curl up with a good book? Purchasing books from a second-hand book store is not only a financially great idea, but applies the reusing thought process. Like Netflix’s movie rental… Continue
Added by Heather on May 5, 2009 at 11:30am —
When I found out I was officially nominated for The Mother of All Bloggers contest I was so happy and then kind of mortified because in order to win, I have to tell you all what my "Mom Logic" is. My response to that is "Um, what?" I know there are tons of books, websites, and even blogs devoted to this unexpected and un-perfected art that tout secrets and formulas for getting to be "the best mommy ever" down to a science. But seriously...since when is motherhood really that… Continue
Added by Christie on April 22, 2009 at 11:20am —
, a Waltham, Massachussettes-based firm that studies workplace compensation in all fields across the nation, apparently recognizes the financial value of a mother, whether she is working at home full-time or also works outside the home.
In fact, they have a handy… Continue
Added by Michele Pfm on April 20, 2009 at 10:35am —
No kidding, as I just sat down to edit my freebies
page with new freebies, I peer over my screen and see a creepy-crawly dangling from the chalkboard that hangs in our kitchen.
What is this? Another one?
You see, just below that very spot, not but 3 days ago, there was a bigger, even creepier, crawlier one-of-it's-kind along the edge of the wall/floor. Fast little guy, too, that had… Continue
Added by Lisa @CrazyAdventuresinParenting on April 17, 2009 at 6:20pm —
For the darkness and light are both alike to you….
A baby is born. Light enters the darkness.
Where will the light of your new child shine?
What is the darkness that the babe will illuminate?
Our child uncovers a capacity within us for love so deep that we find spaces in ourselves that we never knew existed. The baby also brings what is dark within us out into the light. This darkness has… Continue
Added by Jen Wewers McKnight on April 10, 2009 at 11:15am —
What can I say about the most wonderful woman on this planet. Other than I am so VERY grateful that she is mine. She will be turning 75 this September, and whats so funny is that its taken so much time to see her as anything but what I remember her always being. Its been a tough 4 years, but the progression continues. One more time, God shows me that he won't give me anything I can't handle. She has lived a pretty healthy life so I haven't had the experience of taking care of her. But she has… Continue
Added by Caroline Hartung on March 27, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Last night I was playing in a game chat room at dotblue.com , I was playing my fav. Game … snake… I seen on the chat that someone loved emos and instead of hippies… I said that emos suck if they cut themselves… I said I wished my lawn was an emo so it would cut itself… lol… anyways getting off topic…
The person responded back, saying “are you saying I suck?”
I said: “only if you cut your self. There is no real reason to do such a thing”
She said: “My mother is dying from… Continue
Added by Sarah McLean on January 14, 2009 at 7:24am —