You may be reading this on your phone in the bathroom, taking your 3 minutes of “alone” time to catch up on the world around you. You may be sneaking a peek at the park or at a red light, taking a chance to feel connected to another adult in some small…Continue
Added by Jen Adair on March 30, 2015 at 8:56am — No Comments
My son is not a morning person. I am fine with that. I am fine with talking gently to him in the morning, making his room brighter and even helping him get dressed on the days when he is really not into getting out of bed. I'll do whatever it takes to help him start his day.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 20, 2015 at 6:21am — No Comments
Lenore Skenazy has was called the "World's Worst Mom" after she wrote an editorial about letting her 9 year old take the NYC subway alone. She has a new TV show on Discovery Life called "World's Worst Mom" and is the author of Free Range Kids.
Enter giveaway here:…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 1, 2015 at 9:46pm — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 13, 2015 at 5:46pm — No Comments
I remember the week I brought my daughter home from the hospital. It was while I was sitting on the couch that I had my first real “moment” with her.
Now that I think back it was a fleeting moment, but I promised myself that I would never forget; times of immense happiness are somehow always neatly wrapped up and filed away in your memory.
She was sleeping, her head against my shoulder, breathing in complete rhythmic harmony; a sweet hum that filled my heart.
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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 Helwig-Putorti 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