I've spent the last week cleaning and clearing out things from both my home and my storage. Inspired by a book I read about "tidying up" and how we cling to things we don't need for reasons hard to explain, but possible to overcome, I set out to create a home environment in which I wasn't constantly having to clean clutter every single day.
The book is a…Continue
Added by Sheila English on November 14, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
Halloween is my favorite holiday. It takes place in my favorite season, I love seeing all the children dressed up in costumes, the candy is plentiful and everyone is happy. My wonderful husband takes our son trick-or-treating and I dress up and hand out candy at the door. But here's the thing:
I don't want…
So I had THE question asked of me by my 6 year old daughter. You know the one, the one that turned me into a awkward and uncomfortable teenager. "Mommy, how does the baby get in a Mommy's belly?" She asks me while we are drawing at the art table. Her brothers were napping, so this Mommy and daughter bonding just took a whole big turn.
I panicked, what do I say? What is age appropriate? I want to give her the right…
Added by Emily B on June 27, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments
I'm watching the back of my son as he rides away from me. I can see him wobble a little on his bike, but the training wheels take up the slack. He starts to turn the corner and he suddenly looks very little to me. He picks up speed, as he heads down the block. He races by the fence, and is now out of my eyesight.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 13, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
I feel like I blinked and my daughter turned into a toddler. It made me think about the reasons why people have children.
Added by Jennifer on March 26, 2014 at 10:40am — No Comments
Remember when "date night" was just dinner? Maybe there was candlelight, flowers and restaurant reservations too. But if you have little ones…Continue
Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on January 30, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I cannot be the only one...who knows that the old saying, "when it rains, it pours," is as true today as it was when the first person uttered those words (probably between sobs and woeful wails). We spent this past week getting knocked around by strong winds, the Sonny Boy took a vacation, and the Hubs and I got to spend a little alone time together (sounds great, right? Well...keep reading for the plot twist).
Southern California is a beautiful place to live, we have…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on January 19, 2014 at 6:56pm — No Comments
I cannot be the only one…whose weeks are so full of things to do that they fly by fast and whose weekends fly by even faster. Time has a horrible habit of getting away from me (notice how I don't take the blame for simply having bad time management skills) and before I know it it's Friday afternoon and I have so much yet to accomplish. This past week was no different then the rest and we had quite a few things going on per usual.
It was a gray and chilly day…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on January 12, 2014 at 4:22pm — No Comments
"I'm not a baby. I'm a little boy," says my son. Often. And he is right. He is growing up so quickly (seriously...who knew time traveled this fast?). And he has every right to remind me that he is more boy than baby.
I may think of him as my "baby boy" often, but evidently, it's not entirely my fault.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 8, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments
I cannot be the only one…who is very excited to put this past week behind them. It has felt like nothing but holidays, holidays, holidays the past couple of weeks, and as lovely as it has been I am ready for the good old hum-drum of the work week.
We rang in the New Year and hit the sheets about fifteen minutes after the ball dropped in Times Square on the eve of 2014, but the Hubs and I still felt exhausted (and just a tad hung over)…
So, today I've reached my 100th post on this blog. Not too bad for a hobby I only started in late July. Instead of my usual ramblings about the latest news parents could use, I thought I would take this opportunity (right before the new year) to check in:
Everybody ready? (This could be bumpy.)…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 31, 2013 at 6:51am — No Comments
Here are seven common questions pregnant teens ask prior to considering adoption as an option:
"Is adoption the…Continue
Added by Laurie Colton on December 23, 2013 at 5:46am — No Comments
I cannot be the only one…who has watched their child heading for imminent disaster, opened your mouth to call out a warning to them, but knew perfectly well that fate’s plan was for them to fall. This was exactly the scenario Sonny Boy and I experienced on our precarious neighborhood walk to scope out Christmas lights yesterday afternoon.…
Added by Janice Perry on December 20, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on December 3, 2013 at 3:28pm — No Comments
I cannot be the only one...who is relieved that this "holiday" week is over (and isn't afraid to say it). Between my part time job, shuffling Sonny Boy around, and the hubby off work for two extra days this week, I am ready for it all to go back to normal.
Here are some of the highlights (I use the word highlights loosely) from this past week of vacation:
While driving Sonny Boy to and from places, in between my driving to and from places for work, I wondered…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on December 1, 2013 at 8:43pm — No Comments
I swear it wasn't that long ago that my kids wanted to do EVERYTHING with me. But lately, I'm starting to realize that maybe I'm not quite as cool as I once thought I was. (*What the hell?!!*) Fifth grade is bringing on a whole new desire for independence, and friends are…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 20, 2013 at 10:58am — No Comments
You are not even four-years-old yet, but already you've learned so many things: How to walk, talk, use the bathroom, sing, play with friends, make…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 15, 2013 at 9:07am — No Comments
Added by Janeane Davis on October 31, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments
Until you become an adult, you never really understand that your parents really WERE looking out for your best interests when you were a kid. As much as you thought they were unfair and totally out to ruin your life, they really did kinda know what they were doing (most of the time anyway).…Continue
With life constantly throwing reminders at me that my kids are, in fact, growing up (cell phones, sleepovers, bike riding to school -- EEK!), I often get swept up in the everyday craziness of just trying to keep up with it all. Half the time they don't want to talk to me, let alone listen to me, and,…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 19, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments