I used to think that being a mom was easy, that is, until I became one.
Growing up, I witnessed how my own mother balanced her life as a wife, a careerwoman, her community service and her 7 children! I appreciated how she did her job as a mom so well that…Continue
Added by Samantha Catabas Manuel on August 23, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments
I've had the Lifeproof Iphone case for about six months give or take. I didn't think about writing a review on this blog until today. I didn't think a phone case review belonged on my toddler/mommy blog until I had to deal with a toddler problem.
Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 21, 2012 at 9:26pm — No Comments
** I really need to fertilize my money tree cause damn, life is expensive right now.
** My kids purposely slow down to a turtle-like pace whenever I tell them to hurry up.
** When people say, "It can't get worse than this", it almost ALWAYS does.
** Listening to crap drip out of your kitchen ceiling is not a…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 17, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
A little over a year ago, I had a momentary lapse in judgment. Yes, I allowed my daughter to get a pet guinea pig, which was clearly not the smartest decision I ever made, considering that we have a dog who likes to eat EVERYTHING under the sun. Miraculously, though, the pig and the pooch have somehow managed to co-exist relatively peacefully up until now. That…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 15, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments
** Seeing his grandma in the buff apparently doesn't phase my son in the least.
** Hot flashes and sea sickness don't mix well with a pirate ship cruise.
** And just because it's a "pirate" cruise does not mean that Johnny Depp…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 13, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments
Many teens are considering dropping out of school. This article addresses this dilemma.
As a therapist who sees teenagers, I get this questioned posed to me often…Stacy, I don’t want my child to drop out of school, but they refuse to go and I don’t know what to do. What should I do? I often approach this topic from “what is your child communicating to the rest of us that we aren’t hearing?”
Have you been to high school lately? It can definitely be a bit…
Added by Stacy York on August 7, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
** Summer really needs a speeding ticket.
** Inspirational quotes do nothing but piss me off when I'm in a crabby mood.
** The Olympics have evidently convinced my kids that there's a vault in our second floor hallway. (And I assure you there is not.)
** My brain has a serious case of the farts lately.
** The top of…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 3, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments
Transitioning back into a working mom came with a few obstacles. Child care was the biggest one I had to overcome. We no longer live close to family so searching for the right person to watch my only child with the schedule I have took plenty of patience and persistence. I thought I was good to go. I had a full time day care center for the week and someone else for the weekends. What I didn't think of was who to turn to during unexpected times when either of those two options were…Continue
** I'm the only one here that seems to know that the floor is not a trash can.
** Shrinky Dinks may be the dumbest art project ever invented.
** I really don't need to know WHY there's a streak of poo on the side of the toilet.
** "Make Your Own Pizza Night" is really just my way of saying, "Fix Your Own Damn…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 27, 2012 at 6:21pm — No Comments
Added by Dvora Koelling on July 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
When I put my husband in charge of getting the kids somewhere, I can generally expect for at least a handful of important things to be completely forgotten. Try as he might, he just doesn't run through any sort of mental checklist before he races out the door. In fact, he's done this ever since the twins were little tiny babies, often leaving the house without so much as a…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 24, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments
As soon as we take on the task of minding children whether we birth them or simply become their caregivers you will always have an involuntary knee jerk reaction of trying to catch them during a fall. When they are really little you will actually dive for them but when you are sitting across a table from a 6 foot + 21 yo who has just suffered his first heartbreak you will feel that same gut wrenching twist and you will wish that you really could make it better with a Ninja Turtle Band-Aid…Continue
Added by Sydney Proctor on July 21, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
** I am a chocolate chip cookie whore.
** Sinus headaches and motherhood go together about as well as flannel pajamas go with humidity.
** Meal plans that don't include chocolate or wine are clearly not the plans for me.
** Finding a store that still sells Excedrin Migraine is like finding the pot of gold at the end of a…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 20, 2012 at 6:14pm — No Comments
We are in East Denver not 5 miles from the events of last night’s tragedy. Many, many people have and will be affected from this horrific night. All people experience trauma and hearing about trauma differently. Below are some suggestions for talking to your kids about what they hear on the news and from friends and how to address common fears and concerns:…
Added by Stacy Hladek on July 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I picked my daughter up from day care yesterday and was my daughter crying. One of the girls had just pushed her at the playground before I walk in. A few days before I was called at work and told my daughter fell off a bridge onto the concrete face first. Today I watched the same girl push her down. I know they are toddlers and they can be prone to hitting and pushing from their raging emotions. (rolls eyes) …Continue
Added by MamaTalesBlog on July 19, 2012 at 10:05pm — No Comments
I am more than grateful for the genius who came up with the idea for summer camp. Cause if my kids didn't have somewhere to go each and every day? They would surely have killed each other by now. However, as much as I like the idea…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 19, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments
Added by Dvora Koelling on July 18, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments
As a parent you question how you are raising your child and you hope at the end of this journey your child grows up to be a well adjusted, contributing member of society. My child didn't arrive with an instruction booklet or a pair of glasses the see into the future. So I don't know if what I'm doing now will result in a positive thing or negative thing. My daughter is going to turn 2 in two months and she is a Toddler with a capital "T". There are days that she makes me so frustrated…Continue
Added by MamaTalesBlog on July 17, 2012 at 9:12pm — No Comments
Added by Holly Ford on July 16, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
** My kids find dirt faster than a junkie finds smack.
** Movie popcorn always seems like a good idea at the time.
** A jackhammer at a Metallica concert would be quieter than some of the carpools I've driven.
** Canker sores and teeth are a HORRIBLE combination.
** The a-hole who's been trying to hack into…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 13, 2012 at 7:42pm — No Comments