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
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…Continue
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It seems like I'm on a roll this week. First I was…
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I was recently given an amazing opportunity from my friends at Disney Canada to attend the Disney Social Media Moms conference in Orlando. I jumped at the chance – by March, who doesn’t need to get a hit of that happy drug the Big Mouse deals out?
The added bonus was that this conference is a family getaway….well, for a family of four, anyway. Once I got a friend to agree to come…Continue
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I always thought I would reach a point in life when I had it all figured out. I would know who I am. I would know what I wanted. I would know what I wanted to be when I grew up.
At 47, I still struggle with who I am and what I want to be when I grow up. It’s not that I am jealous of people who seem to have it all figured out. Maybe they really do have it figured out…or maybe they just fake it well. I consider myself a work in progress and imagine I…Continue
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Yes, I said "Liger" not tiger! A Liger is half lion and half tiger. I've been reading about all the controversy over Amy Chua's book and essay on WSJ "…Continue
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People say that I’m brave for having six kids. My take is that it’s nothing compared to those crazy mamas whose kids are out of the baby stage when they go and immerse themselves right back into it. Imagine ditching diaper bags, sleepless nights and poopy bottoms only to return to them several years later. At…Continue
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The most awesome Holiday Gift Guides of All address all your shopping needs in style. No more boring gifts! The Gift Guides from Cool Mom Picks, Babble, Child Mode and Uncommon Goods came up with the most creative and fresh solutions for every gift recipient on your list. Enjoy Boys Be Cool exclusive deals and discounts, courtesy of the European chic…Continue
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Maintaining friendships when you are a mama can be a tricky business. Often already juggling a hectic home life, work and children, while also trying to carve out a bit of time with Daddy-o, can leave little room for your girlfriends.
The way I see it, there are a few friendship fizzling high risk situations:
1) You become a mama: Many report that their friendships with single/childless girlfriends suffer. Mama feels…Continue
Added by Julie Cole on August 30, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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.
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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Mothers can have bad days – kids misbehave, work gets on top of you, the house is a dump, your husband is being useless, etc. Mothers often tell me that when they are having a bad day, they think of me and they instantly feel better. The chaos in my life provides them with some comfort in those manic mama moments.
But I have to let you in on a little secret: it’s not that bad. In fact, it’s pretty darn good. Sure, I don’t get a lot of sleep and nights out on the town are few and far…Continue
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