Have you ever been in a situation where a stranger took it upon herself
to either instruct your kid or blatantly scold them in front of you?
It’s uncomfortable and complicated indeed- on so many levels. First
if your ego doesn’t completely overtake you and send you on a rampage
to tell that person where they can “stick” their unsolicited advice, you
may feel inadequate as a parent. Why didn’t… Continue
Added by Darah Zeledon on July 25, 2010 at 10:19pm —
Added by Gutsy Living on July 23, 2010 at 1:00am —
These fascinating creatures are both sub-species of the homosapien family. Subtle, but distinct differences separate the two, however, Rattus Carpeti & Hominous (pronounced om-i-nus) Gracilli share their environment & have similar appearance & behaviour patterns when observed in their natural habitat. Found the world over, the North American variety of the Rug Rat & Yard Ape… Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on July 19, 2010 at 11:56am —
When I became a parent for the first time, I sought out many different mothers who had been there before, learning all I could from them in an attempt to become a better mother myself.
When I became a parent of a special needs child, I only sought out one.
Let me tell you about this friend of mine.
And even though I have chosen to share our story publicly, she has not. So for the purposes of this post, I will call her “Hope”.
I met Hope on the first day of… Continue
Added by akbutler on July 19, 2010 at 8:12am —
I am currently overseeing an epic NASCAR-style race through my house.
I am supposed to be furiously cleaning. Every year for my birthday, my mother gives me the present of having my house cleaned. And finally, exactly six months after my birthday, I have it scheduled for Continue
tomorrow. It is sorely needed, as the house has become a disgusting
combination of a movie theater (with those sticky floors) and a public
bathroom (I blame that one on the fact that I live…
Added by akbutler on July 16, 2010 at 1:34pm —
No. I'm not dying. Not yet, anyway. I'm referring to the light at the end of the… Continue
Added by Jodie Ansted on July 14, 2010 at 7:26pm —
It was another one of those nights when I couldn’t sleep. By 2am, one kid had woken up once, another twice, and I was wide awake from my efforts to get everyone back to sleep again. So, as I usually do, I Continue
just laid there in bed thinking. Sometimes I think about what to pack
the kids for snacks for camp. Or I wonder if I forgot to put the
laundry in the dryer. Sometimes I think about the long list of things I
haven’t been able to get to. This was one of those…
Added by akbutler on July 13, 2010 at 4:25pm —
Ummm, this Foodie Friday has nothing to do with food. And no, not yet celebrating ten years of blogging.
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Ten years ago today I married my… Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on July 9, 2010 at 2:45pm —
I’m a pretty private person.
I know that seems weird to say, considering I write this blog now, but in the non-virtual world I’m pretty good at keeping things about me to myself, only sharing with close family and a few select friends.
This need for privacy is certainly something I learned from my parents, and especially my father. Despite his very public political life, our family life was kept behind closed doors. Nothing Continue
illustrated this more than when he got sick with…
Added by akbutler on July 5, 2010 at 8:38am —
Two summers ago, these two little girls came unexpectedly into my life. Unexpected because I did NOT want to date anyone who had children. Not because of the children, I love kids. It's the other parent I have problems with and that messy situation is a little too much, so I thought. There's plenty of single childless men in the sea, right?
But.......the man upstairs had other plans (and isn't that JUST what I get for thinking that?).
I am glad he knows better than I,… Continue
Added by Angelia Sims on June 30, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Parenting is just like sport. Just without the sponsorships (bummer).
I remember doing… Continue
Added by Jodie Ansted on June 30, 2010 at 9:37am —
Added by Jennifer Muscato on June 28, 2010 at 5:00am —
To caress tenderly .. to listen openly ... to speak softly .. these are the things we do so naturally when a child is born. That inner need to shower a baby with love and affection, protect and nourish them is so natural. Bonding awakens our keen ability to sense a wide range of discomforts, enabling a mother to understand when her baby is hungry, needing a nap or a diaper change. Bonding is priceless. Our little tots grow up way too quickly and… Continue
Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on June 25, 2010 at 7:30pm —
Wow I can't believe the time has come to reveal the news I have
been waiting for the last 4 months! I started
as a way to scratch my creative itch, as well as pursue the hopes of… Continue
Added by Nacia Karim Walsh on June 24, 2010 at 5:38pm —
Things “They” Never Tell You…
As I make my way through the minefield of parenting, I have come to realize that there are far too many things no one ever bothers to tell you…BEFORE you have kids. It’s highly possible that these secrets are so closely guarded as to ensure the survival of the species. Whether or not these secrets would have changed my mind on… Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on June 24, 2010 at 3:31am —
My friend asked about her 15 year-old daughter, who is going through a tough time, making bad choices… and now she wants to go hang out with a group of friends who are all 18 and heading to the beach for
the weekend. What would I do, she asks? Would I let her go,if she was
Read the full post here.
Added by Traci Arbios on June 23, 2010 at 2:28pm —
You would go the ends of the earth for your child , but you feel guilty about admitting the truth, even to yourself —the truth that at times you don’t like your child very much.
It’s a secret that many parents of difficult children share, but they rarely confess feeling this way to anyone.… Continue
Added by Sadiyya Patel on June 22, 2010 at 7:00am —
Miley Cyrus hit the stage to open the Much Music Video Awards Sunday night, in Toronto, Canada, with THIS song….Party In The U.S.A.
OH NO, SHE DI’N’T!!! Oh yes she DID… Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on June 22, 2010 at 2:05am —
The other day we were at the pool when my boys asked a little British boy to build sand castles with them. They weren't too long into castle building,
when the conversation acutely turned, demanding my undivided attention...
DJ - "Are you a Christian?"
Boy - "What's… Continue
Added by LeadHership on June 21, 2010 at 10:23am —
So, I have no idea if this is in “poor form” or not, & frankly I don’t much care…at least I’m being honest about it! Yep, I’m “recycling” a post! I am totally & completely burnt out dudes, & what time I did spend on the site this weekend, was spent “revamping” it a little bit, & catching up on some housekeeping chores…including swapping out … Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on June 21, 2010 at 12:17am —