All Blog Posts Tagged 'parenting' (1,127)

20 More Years of Hard Labor?!?!?!?!

When in doubt, or I should say riding some kind of mini-breakdown, I call my semi-alcoholic mother.  Over the years I have figured out perfect timing before she goes in for the kill--"utter disappointment" is her nickname for me after say, 5 minutes on the phone. But until that point I find a kind of comfort, the imaginary mommy/cookies kind. Not that she was ever that person.



Despite my 15 years of wanting to live in a lovely white house on the beach, instead I have lived those…

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Added by rhonda talbot on April 5, 2011 at 1:29pm — No Comments

The Third Person Insult

 

 

 

Man, I hate it when moms can be so catty.  After yesterday's post when I was reveling in the golden light that shines upon the sisterhood of mommies everywhere, today was…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 24, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Defunkifying

We're in a funky stage right now, by which I mean "a stage which puts me in a funk."  The kids are oblivious and happy, but I am less than enamored with their current conditions.  Jax has decided that the art of listening is not high on his priority list and has deemed myself, his gymnastics instructor, his music teacher, and any other adult who tries to corral him into a polite or sedentary state as irrelevant.  No need to listen to them; they're irrelevant. …

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 22, 2011 at 8:29pm — 1 Comment

It's Time to Examine Your Relationship With Your Children

Don’t you love how nature provides us with a specific time each year to enjoy new beginnings after a long winter of hibernation? Everywhere we look we see evidence of “new life” appearing. Buds on the trees, blossoms on the flowers and the…
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Added by denny hagel on March 22, 2011 at 5:33am — 2 Comments

A tween's perspective on bullying:

Guest Blogger Mikayla Sez: "Bullying Really Scares Me"



Bullying Really Scares Me



by Mikayla T., age 13



Bullying has to stop. It seems to start when you are a tween and then gets really bad when you are in middle school. In middle school, bullies call people names, push them around and push kids into lockers. I think bullying happens because people don’t understand why other people are different.

When you get to middle school, you start to talk more and not… Continue

Added by Julie Dennehy on March 18, 2011 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Synchronized Screaming, Pooping and other Miscellany

The beauty of having more than one child is the symphonic melding of sounds that often culminates in a concert of sorts. I am talking about the daily aural landscape that is part and parcel of being a parent of more than one, specifically being the parent of twins. When you refine this scenario, clarifying that the twins in question are toddlers boys, and the fact that they have a seven-year-old sister, it becomes… Continue

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on March 16, 2011 at 11:09pm — 1 Comment

Things Never Are Dull With Toddlers are they?

So as my son turns two this week, he decided to let mommy know what is ahead of me in the world of toddlerdum and well maybe "boydum" yep, that's a new word, going in my dictionary.  You never hear of little girls putting rocks in their ears or shoving things up their nose right? That just doesn't happen with girls I don't think...…

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Added by Heather Jones on March 14, 2011 at 11:41am — 2 Comments

Raising a Bilingual Child: Go Ahead, You Try It!

Cool, He’s Going to be Bilingual! Well, Maybe Not.

“Oh, wie schön!” was the only thing my mom could say before she choked up and started to cry.

Those were happy tears. I had called my parents in Germany to tell them that I was pregnant. My father’s first words were: “You better teach him German.” Well, maybe it was the second thing he uttered. But he hasn’t let up reminding me about the importance of raising my son bilingually since he was born four years ago. {…

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 13, 2011 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Walk The Line

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Lately I've…

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Added by Rebecca Whitney on March 13, 2011 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Thrifty Mama Therapy: GNO

Girls Night Out. At my age, it doesn't mean squeezing into tight dresses and hitting the clubs. Really, it means plain and simple - just the girls, and the night involves talking, eating and drinking. Last night, we had an evening planned at a new restaurant downtown, just my 6 oldest and bestest girlfriends. We had been planning it for almost 2 months. Unfortunately the day of, 2 of our girlfriends had to back out. I was bummed, but 4 of us still planned to meet at a restaurant we all love…

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Added by Lanae on March 9, 2011 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Laundry Hell

I have been relegated to Laundry Hell for all eternity. Or at least it seems that way. Perhaps "Hell" is not the place where I find myself. Perhaps it is a Laundry Limbo of sorts; at least with this option there is hope of future salvation. http://bit.ly/h2SqeW

Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on March 9, 2011 at 7:33am — No Comments

Families First, Second and Third

Sometimes yoFamilies First Gala 2011 Capability Mom u just know something is going to be good, maybe a friend has recommended it or you can tell when you walk in to a place and you just know. That is how it is for me and anything that Families First does. I know that is a big, bold statement but it is…

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Added by Capability on March 4, 2011 at 3:22am — No Comments

Tilting at Windmills

 

The hardest thing about being a parent of special needs children is…

Wow, I can’t tell you what the hardest thing is because it keeps changing. When it was just Elliott with her RAD, there was a small chance I could keep all the balls in the air. I had a fairly good handle on her current issues and how she was handling them. She has made great progress over the last 10 months, but she still has her moments.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on March 2, 2011 at 8:28am — No Comments

MY KINDA CRAPPY DAY

I started today too early, arising at 4:57am & it seemed to go downhill from there. Lost my patience with myself, lost my cool with my kids, screwed up a new crock-pot dinner, yada, yada, yada.  So what is the success-formula for starting your day off wrong?  'Cause we don't get do-over's. And then we try to make-up to those we afflicted with pithy statements like, "I'm sorry I'm just having a bad day" Puh-lease!  I'm wracking my brain wondering what…

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Added by LeadHership on March 1, 2011 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Those are not toys!!!

Cardboard boxes, paycheck stubs, wires, laptops, cellphones, remote controls, shoes, drawers, paper bags, plastic bags, the strips that outline foam mats that connect together (know what I'm talking about? anybody?)
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Added by Evelyn on February 25, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Day 2 of my first craft show

So Mom and I show up again on Sunday morning. I'm anxious and wondering if I will sell more today....and I'm guessing all the other vendors are wondering the same thing. Since I managed to make enough on Saturday to pay for my booth I'm not as obsessed today with calculations, mostly just optimistic and excited. Continue Reading

Added by Evelyn on February 24, 2011 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Child Modeling. Should you do it?

Last night, my husband and I caught about three minutes of the show "Toddlers and Tiaras."  There was a pretty little girl in a lot of make up, smiling and standing before a crowd, her mother proudly looking on with tears in her eyes.



"When I'm in my make up," the little girl said, "I feel pretty."



And she looked pretty.  I certainly wasn't scandalized.  It looked like any other mother / daughter activity to me.



The next shot was a teaser for the next segment, in…

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Added by Darlena Cunha on February 24, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments

Introducing Deb's Dryer Balls!

So, what are dryer balls? They are knitted balls of wool used in place of fabric softener. You just throw them into your dryer and they soften your clothes AND shorten drying time!  Continue Reading

Added by Evelyn on February 23, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Reviews/Giveaways/Advertising

I am currently looking to add reviews and giveaways on my blog. I am also selling advertising space. 

 

All reviews and giveaways that I do will be posted on my blog -http://annelyndesigns.blogspot.com, on my facebook fanpage, on bloggymoms.com, momblognetwork.com, mombloggersclub.com, and mamaslittlenestwork.com. These websites would give great exposure to your store!

Added by Evelyn on February 23, 2011 at 12:23pm — No Comments

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