I posted a blog recently about the value of saying “No” to kids. The gist was:
1) Your kids will be fine if they don’t get what they want all the time.
2) If you’re going to say “No” then be sure to follow through – unless you like to lead the double life of parent and white noise machine.
I just discovered another good time to say “No”– when it comes to buying them nice things. Ya know why? Because they don’t… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on April 26, 2010 at 11:20am —
Wednesdays are great for Wordless and Wordful posts, but we decided to go a different route and create our own Wednesday fun. We figured what the hell. That's how we started What The Hell Wednesday.
Who are we kidding? That's pretty much how we decide on almost everything. If you want to play along, grab our button on the sidebar, link up to us in your post and don't forget to sign… Continue
Added by Elle Burton on April 21, 2010 at 12:51pm —
Hubby DOES NOT understand anything that I do on the internet – EVER. I am completely addicted to my Blackberry and way ADD with it. I get antsy when I’m not doing this with my hands – weird, right? I’ll be sitting on the couch watching t.v. talking with my hubby after the kids are in bed and I’ll get antsy. Either I’m crafting, drawing, or on my Blackberry. And it drives him crazy… why? I really don’t know other than he wants me to pay attention and be 100% focused on… Continue
Added by My Momma Drama on April 14, 2010 at 12:31pm —
Added by Bradi Nathan on April 12, 2010 at 6:41pm —
Added by Julie Cole on April 12, 2010 at 3:27pm —
The word "empowering" is floating around the parenting community quite a lot these days. When asked, most parents are in favor of it.
When you speak to parents about educating their children about the principles of the law of attraction, most are in favor of it.
Parents love the part about their children thinking positive thoughts, choosing positive actions, and being grateful for what they have in their life. However, as you go further into the meaning and purpose of… Continue
Added by denny hagel on April 11, 2010 at 10:21am —
It’s days like today, well, actually, since Wednesday morning Continue
(and it is now Officially Friday morning) that I absolutely…
Added by Michelle Steiner on March 11, 2010 at 5:30pm —
This morning, after the dulcit tones of Continue
"Mummmmmmyyyyy I wake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Swiftly followed by footsteps more befitting of a baby elephant than a 2 year old, my toddler arrived at my bedside.
We did our normal ritual. Wee wee, Peppa slippers, screams because I try and get away without carrying her down the stairs (oh my poor back).
Finally we arrive in the kitchen for milk. Things went wrong when she fell head first off the work surface and…
Added by Holly Ward on March 11, 2010 at 7:10am —
Yesterday I slathered on sunless tanner (ahem, review purposes). I even dressed up a bit. OK, so I basically picked out a button-down shirt and ironed it, but I totally did my hair and make-up and wore cute shoes. Even accessories. For just me. It's like I'm back despite my three inch roots. I'm trying to hold on to who I was before I got pregnant this third time, because I swear this third pregnancy really wants to see me in sweats, worn out yoga pants and a ratty t-shirt on a daily basis. It… Continue
Added by Victoria Mason on March 4, 2010 at 9:13am —
About a month ago I attended a wonderful gathering with a handful of women who were interested in gaining a biblical perspective on our role in our homes. We were introduced to an amazing book by Devi Titus,… Continue
Added by Susan Heid on February 27, 2010 at 2:56pm —
Added by Bradi Nathan on February 15, 2010 at 3:46pm —
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Added by Bradi Nathan on February 10, 2010 at 1:44pm —
Like many parents, I try and limit tv exposure for my kids,
attempting instead to fill their days with hands-on creative play,
together and independently while I go about my business.
Lately, though, my toddler’s morning routine has become character-driven, with an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba while I prepare breakfast, and an hour of Sesame Street afterward while I play with our
infant and get him squared away for his first nap.…
Added by Mama_Gaga on February 8, 2010 at 7:09pm —
February is the month of amor so Teaporia is bringing… Continue
Added by Olivia Vidal on February 5, 2010 at 4:30pm —
"Oprah isn't 'like' many of her viewers in terms of income, but she connects to them on a personal level," said Lou Manza, a psychology professor at Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania. "She has chronicled her own struggles in a very public manner, and this lets people see that while she is wealthy, she also has 'regular' problems and has managed to work through them. This gives people hope - 'If Oprah did it, so can I.'" This quote came from the… Continue
Added by Bradi Nathan on January 27, 2010 at 3:28pm —
Original Posting at NewlyParents.com here
As first time parents we are trying to figure out if what brand of diaper family we will be. With the recent clever, rogue direct marketing I believe Huggies launched on us a couple of weeks… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on January 27, 2010 at 8:30am —
Did you know that the colors you wear can stimulate specific responses in the brain? According to “Psychology of Color” on ThinkQuest.Com, you can trigger responses beyond the brain and affect glands and other organs. I knew my red suit had magic!
Before you pick out your ensemble for that power meeting or your dress for that special date, consider the following:
Orange brings about feelings of… Continue
Added by TheBusyChick on January 23, 2010 at 4:16pm —
"Mom, Dad's a boy, he has a peanut!" What you may ask yourself is my 2 year old talking about? Well, lets just say our 2 year old, like all 2 year olds I know,likes to follow us absolutely EVERYWHERE we go. This includes the bathroom, the shower, the closet... you get the picture, there is no hiding anything from this kid. SO, today I just need to take a second and share some of the Gabi-isms that make her so special. I may even make you privy to some of our Bella-isms. Here are a few from… Continue
Added by Deborah A Cruz-Beck on January 23, 2010 at 12:34am —
Butterfly's 2009 Mom Members of the Year. Everyday moms doing extraordinary things:
Malaak Compton-Rock, Philanthropist of the Year, Founder of the Angel Rock Project, mother and wife to Chris Rock, generously opened up her home to host the launch of Butterfly some 11 months ago in support of our mission to empower and inspire mothers across the globe. Malaak continues to open up her heart every day as she champions for children and social responsibility.
Added by Bradi Nathan on January 2, 2010 at 1:17pm —
The holiday season is here and most of us are planning and preparing to make our family gatherings a time of joy and celebration. From meals to gift giving, once November 1st arrives, the rush is on and anticipation builds.
For some, it can be a stressful time, for others it is their most favorite time of year. Most years, I find myself feeling a bit of both. When I feel the stress beginning to take hold, I am always brought back to my childhood and the lesson my parents instilled in… Continue
Added by denny hagel on December 16, 2009 at 12:30am —