All Blog Posts Tagged 'mothering' (32)

Sickness Demons, Be Gone!

I'm so glad I have older kids. I want to start by saying that.

 

I just spent the last 24 hours of my life the sickest I have been since my kids were born. (They are 10 and 7 now, for some reference.)

 

No idea where it came from, no one else got sick, but late Sunday night it started. I was nauseous as hell, spent a good few hours in the bathroom (use your imagination). I ended up stumbling to bed, curling up in the fetal position, and passed out. Woke up bright…

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Added by Morgan M on June 26, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Meet My Loving Dysfunctional Family

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

Roller Baby!

A few months ago I was reading blogs and darn it...I ended up on Ebay. That ever happen to you? Yes, here's the post that inspired such fun. Maybe I was just bored. Tired of the monotony of cleaning. Or thinking buying skates would be easier than dying my hair (never done that one still). But I ended up browsing skates and buying some that day.



And cha-ching, a week later my purple-white skates arrived all…

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Added by Jeanine Ertl on January 2, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments

The Mind of A Mother

Sometimes I wonder if I had enough time to keep a journal, what it would read like. Going one step further, what would it read like if I waxed Virginia Woolf and wrote in narrative mode, penning whatever dialogue I had with myself. Would I share such thoughts with people I knew? People I didn't know? Would I risk being committed to a psychiatric facility for the sake of  my blog?

 

What the hell; I like living on the…
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Added by Crystal on September 20, 2011 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Kind of Like Groundhog's Day

I've been telling my husband lately that my life is a lot like Groundhog's Day.



Monotonous. Yes. But I'm actually the one choosing to shape it that way, since it keeps everything flowing smoothly and sanely here.



My personal Groundhog's Day is complete with:

* Anticipating hunger by pre-preparing snacks.

* Thinking of meals in as far advance as I can stand, so I don't end up in a hot…

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Added by Jeanine Ertl on July 7, 2011 at 2:01pm — No Comments

What I Want for my Children

Argh! YOU DID WHAT?!



Yes. That's me on many an afternoon. Make that morning. OK, truth-be-told, it can happen at any moment. Today it was the crayon-covered rocker that did me in.



And despite the fact that children are not the behaviors they exhibit, I honestly have difficulty sorting the two when my impatient Aries-anger ignites.



Whew. Deep breath. Calm down. Re-focus. Now move forward.



Yes, having children who are ages 1, 3 and 5 can be challenging. But…

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Added by Jeanine Ertl on July 2, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments

Fava Greens and Fava Beans

Sometimes I feel so incredibly small. Swallowed by the sea of information I attempt to swim in each day. The internet does that to me sometimes. Makes me feel even tinier in scope of the big picture.



I'm one of those types of people who keep turning around, mouth agape, ready to try something new that's caught my fancy. And yet, sometimes I don't feel like I'll ever master anything. I love sewing...but don't get around to it often. I love embroidery, but can't remember the last time I… Continue

Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 13, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments

All Alone (Part 1)

It's storming outside tonight. Again.



I'm craving sunshine. Yes. This rain-loving, born-in-San-Diegan wants warmth from the sun and natural, bright light.



But, it is still May. One more day anyhow. And another shower can't be bad for the rainforest that surrounds us here. So, I'll just write about last night. When it wasn't raining. When it was surprisingly cold out and the sun was setting beyond the forest's edge.



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Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 31, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Cooped Up

It rained all winter. A mix of rain and snow actually. And now that the sun has come out. Spring has arrived. Warmth has freed me from all of the layers.  And I'm feeling awfully cooped up this week.



It's raining again. Today was Day 2. Only. And it verged on the brink of beautiful and then hilarious followed by insane every hour. …

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Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 17, 2011 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Oh, the Bugs

This is our first year at our home on the Lost Coast. And our first taste of the seasons has been memorable.



Fall was splendid. The mosquitoes dwindled and finally disappeared. The gigantic Laurel out back dropped its leaves in great heaps. The light green moss on our wrap-around porch turned bright green with the moisture in the air. And the weather grew colder. Suddenly.



And then with Winter's arrival. Cold. Frigid. Frost. Ice. Snow. Wait, we didn't know it snowed here. Not… Continue

Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 10, 2011 at 1:34am — 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

WHEN YOU LOSE A CHILD

It is every parent's nightmare. Except this time, it wasn't mine, it was my 5 yr old's. His brother & I were in the children's corner at Barnes & Noble, doing homework. Per Andy's request, I let him stay in the toy section, adjacent to us. He knew where we were, we knew where he was.… Continue

Added by LeadHership on January 25, 2011 at 8:35pm — 2 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

It feels like the holiday season!

PUMPKIN PICTURES!..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 — 1 Comment

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Added by Elisha Crivella on September 8, 2010 at 8:03am — No Comments

Welcome to Mommyhood, Mommy!

Baybee Luv

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 — No Comments

Modeling Imperfection

Today one thing is on my mind. It’s about all of the unintentional modeling we do. The modeling of imperfection. The modeling of poor parenting. The modeling of rushed decisions.

2010-08-17 - Tuesday Thoughts - Modeling Imperfection

When I think about the parent I strive to be, it doesn’t usually include many flaws or mistakes. It’s a…

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Added by Jeanine Ertl on August 17, 2010 at 12:08pm — No Comments

ATTENTION!

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....

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Added by Elisha Crivella on August 12, 2010 at 1:07pm — No Comments

What to do..What to do..

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 — No Comments

Momma time - almost!

Guess what I got to do today?

Just guess..

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.

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Added by Elisha Crivella on August 9, 2010 at 5:54pm — No Comments

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