This year I turned 30. Yes the big 3-0. This was hard for me to handle. I didn't want to be out of my 20s, 30 was OLD. Suddenly it seemed that everyone around me could hear my biological clock ticking away. Did it go on speaker when I turned 30? Did it speed up without me paying attention? How come I couldn't hear it? People have been asking me over the last several months on a regular basis when I am going to have kids. Don't I want a child of my own? By people I mean EVERYONE. Family,…Continue
Added by My Step Mom Life on June 28, 2012 at 7:18pm — No Comments
For those moms of boys, there is a camaraderie among us. We are the moms who have grown accustomed to rough-and-tumble play, checking pants pockets on laundry day for small critters, stepping on Legos with bare feet (and trying not to let your son hear you curse…Continue
Happy Belated Mother’s Day! As a mom, you know how hard it is to stay connected to your teen—especially if your teen has a busy online life in addition to all the activities and events they are participating in offline. I encourage parents to be involved in the online communities of their teens—especially when it comes to Facebook.
“Friending” your child on Facebook is just the first step. The next step is making sure you keep this “Friend” connection alive and…Continue
Added by Diane on May 17, 2012 at 2:50pm — No Comments
“Letting go doesn't mean we don't care. Letting go doesn't mean we shut down. Letting go means we stop trying to force outcomes and make people behave. It means we give up resistance to the way things are, for the moment. It means we stop trying to do the impossible--controlling that which we cannot--and instead, focus on what is possible--which usually means taking care of ourselves. And we do this in gentleness, kindness, and love, as much as possible.” Melody Beattie, author and…Continue
Added by Julie Burton on April 1, 2012 at 1:10am — No Comments
Remember when you were growing up and you said you'd never ever do to your own children the things your parents did to you? Perhaps it was a vow you made to yourself in the midst of snot and tears as you slammed the door of your room so hard that it nearly shattered the windows? Well, my sixteen-year-old self would probably punch me in the face for doing so, but here's me admitting…Continue
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Lately, I've been thinking a lot about the dreadful toll motherhood has taken on my sleeping patterns. Little by little, I'm starting to realize that this sleep deprivation shit is just a never-ending, vicious cycle that nobody ever REALLY tells you about. Evidently, it never really goes away but just presents itself in different forms along the way, starting from the time…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 25, 2012 at 10:17am — No Comments
Did you see this article? I saw it late last night and LOVED it. Even posted it to my Facebook page. In the spread, size 12 model Katya Zharkova poses nude next to a “straight size” model to show the differences between them.
I loved it… thought it was a beautiful spread, truer words were…Continue
Added by Kristen Daukas on January 14, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments
My husband never writes a list for Christmas, or hints about gifts that he would like. Every year, I encourage him to please tell me what he would like and, every year, he says that I always know the right thing to give him (except the one year I gave him a vacuum – if you know my husband it really…
Added by Audreyvp on December 17, 2011 at 5:31pm — No Comments
...When people told me to enjoy the moments of her childhood because they grow up too fast, I rolled my eyes. As I first struggled as a single mother, then with her diagnosis of her reactive attachment disorder, there were many times her childhood couldn’t end fast enough.
Added by Lanita Moss on October 3, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
Living in the country has a lot of advantages. It is quiet, there is plenty of room, and we have very few neighbors. It’s not that I didn’t like having neighbors when we lived in town, it’s just nice not having to worry that someone will be peeking in the windows when I am dancing around the house…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 19, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
It's a dirty job, but, unfortunately, somebody's gotta do it. And this weekend? Well, I was the one who got stuck being the bad cop. Cause short people lying straight to my face is just not something that I take too lightly.
It all went down on Sunday, which was an unfortunate flurry of activity around here with the kids coming off the high…Continue
By Kristin Thomas, College Consultant & Guest Contributor
Part of being a college consultant – and an aspect I love – is attending conferences and visiting universities. As I type from my 11th floor beautiful, ocean view dorm on the University of British Columbia campus, and reflect on the major changes young people are experiencing in this…
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By Kristin Thomas, College Consultant & Guest Contributor
Your teenager might still envision summer as the time completely disengage, but the reality is that more and more college bound students do actually plan ahead and think about what they do with their summers. What would be the best use of their time? What activity meets their goals and would…
Added by Audreyvp on April 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Are You Having Fun With Your Teenager? At first glance some of you may think this is a trick question! It isn’t. I ask the question for several reasons.
The first is because so many of the parents who contact me for…Continue
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If you have teenagers and a trampoline, bad things are happening in your yard. And I’m not talking about broken bones and twisted ankles.
There should be a new warning label on trampolines…”WARNING! TEENAGERS WILL MAKE OUT AND MORE ON A TRAMPOLINE AT NIGHT!” I haven’t figured out what the graphic should look like for…Continue