When we brought our son home from the hospital, we decided to have him sleep his first night in his crib in his own room. We felt so wise in our decision, believing it to be important to teach our son that he sleeps in his room and we sleep in ours.
Our son, however, decided to start cluster feeding, so I was up with him all night, holding him. …
Added by Lauren Markman on March 23, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments
We've been visiting a lot of model homes lately. And like most show homes, they are immaculately decorated. As we wander through the rooms, I am usually distracted by two thoughts:…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 30, 2015 at 6:23am — No Comments
I wanted to say, first and foremost, thank you for taking care of my son's medical needs for his entire life. I did not attend medical school, and I'm really queasy when it comes to giving shots--*insert any and all ironic jokes here about the tattoo artist who hates needles*--so I'm…
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How many photos do you have from your childhood? I am lucky - I had two parents who weren't afraid to break out the camera for holidays, vacations or even everyday events and didn't let the price of processing film scare them off. (Thanks, Mom and Dad!)…Continue
In today’s world, it seems we are all addicted to our smart phones, tablets and laptops. It is not just our children who have…
Added by Ellie Hirsch on March 18, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments
We eat dinner as a family whenever possible. And although I have been a little slack about it lately, we try to eat our meals family style because they teach children about portion control.
What I didn't…
Added by Lauren Markman on December 2, 2014 at 6:16am — No Comments
Sometimes I ask my son about the house he would like to live in one day. He tells me that he wants a big backyard with a fence to keep him safe (that's my guy!), lots of good sidewalks for riding bikes, a slide instead of a stairway (don't ask) and three rooms just for him.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on September 17, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments
When we are little girls, some of us dream of becoming moms, holding and loving our baby dolls while practicing to care for the real thing one day. Others sit in front of the mirror holding the hairbrush microphone, imagining themselves as pop stars, while there are those that sit for hours and draw up beautiful sketches of clothing hoping to one day become a designer.
Whatever the dream, from the time we have pigtails and bows in our hair, we are attracted to certain careers. I…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on July 24, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments
One of the hardest things for me about parenthood is the constant change. I like a slow, easy schedule that is both flexible and predictable. My mornings need to be quiet. I need to get all my work done before 3. I need to get dressed early or it will never happen. All of these things are not what parenthood is about, and I constantly struggle with getting my head back in the game.
Things are not working for our family right now. Ben is getting older, and Baby Sister is getting older,…Continue
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Over one year in development and www.miativity.com ("My creativity. Shared.") has launched!
We are a creativity sharing website with social networking features that can be used by people of all ages and is safe for kids.
Share your unique visual and literary creative works (ie, drawings, paintings, collage, photography, stories, poems, etc) in a personal Gallery; gather favorite works by other users in a Collection (thus…Continue
Added by Phyllis Collar on June 28, 2013 at 1:05pm — No Comments
I wake up the next day, and before I’m out of bed, BOOM it hits me just like that. Everything in my mind has changed. This isn’t just a good thing, it’s a great thing. It is a blessing. I want kids. So maybe it didn’t happen the way that I thought it would. It definitely didn’t happen the way I envisioned, but that doesn’t mean it’s anything but great. I say it again to myself It is a blessing!
My brother’s statement from last night plays again in my head, “If you think of it…Continue
Since his car is at my place, I offer to pick him up so he doesn’t have to take a taxi.
I arrive to get him. He gets in the car and asks again why I’m crying. I hand him the pregnancy test.
He looks at it and says….“Well, you got what you wanted a baby and no guy.”
I reply, “Yeah, that’s every girl’s dream.”
He then says, “If it’s real that is.”
“What are you talking about?”
“You could have used Kool-aid on the stick.”
My mind is reeling in…Continue
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Added by Loressa on January 20, 2012 at 9:59am — No Comments
I am still on a high from my weekend in Atlanta. It was honestly, game changing.
For the new readers, to keep you up to speed, I attended the O You! Oprah Magazine Conferencethis past weekend, as a …
Added by Erica Diamond on October 21, 2011 at 3:13pm — No Comments
I have been waiting to share this exciting news for some time. As bloggers, you can imagine the swag that gets thrown our way... read this and review it, eat this and blog about it, go there and tell your readers about it. But the truth is, I say no to 99% of the offers that are sent my way. The success of this blog has come through integrity, honesty, hard work, and captivating content that keeps you coming back for more.
But sometimes, I get the chance to represent brands that I USE…Continue
Added by Erica Diamond on October 11, 2011 at 11:35am — No Comments
Seven years ago someone mentioned 'weblogs' and I winced. Why would someone want to go and put their journaling thoughts online for all to see? Good god, what madness is taking over society? We left for Peace Corps in 2000 and returned to the rubbed-and-well-worn jeans look. Cell phones for everyone...and everywhere. And now, diluting of the web with weblogs?!
And then just five years later we welcomed our first child. We were living in the Bay Area and our family lived just far…
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