Being a recovering addict is hard, but loving a recovering addict is also confusing. Quite similar to the new practices of an addict recently out of treatment, family and friends must adapt their behavior and speech to respect their loved one’s new lifestyle and choices. Unfortunately, too many loved ones of addicts must…Continue
Added by MBC on November 20, 2014 at 4:01pm — No Comments
Some people would say that the cost of silence is free. Those people are not mothers. There is always a cost. Like when your toddler is having a full on tantrum during the 2nd hour of a 14 hour trip so you give him the remaining ½ of a chocolate bar knowing full well that it will leave the worst mess on him, the car seat, the car, etc. but your sanity and that of your husbands is well worth the mess. Or maybe you plopped junior in front of the TV…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on May 20, 2014 at 2:05pm — No Comments
Simple items to get for a one year old.
Added by Jennifer on March 31, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments
The new year is here, which means it’s time to get motivated and get organized! Easier said than done, right? Well, I feel your pain. Having the kids home from school has left my house in shambles and very little time for myself or to get anything done around the house. As I pass my laundry room, I can feel the evil stares coming from my heaping piles of laundry awaiting to be washed. As I stroll by my office,…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on January 6, 2014 at 8:35pm — No Comments
So much hope and time can be put into the New Year and resolutions, but what happens when it's January 3rd and you already have forgotten to do whatever you set off to do...Do you wait until next January- 362 days from now.
I'm over at Mamalode talking about starting again and how resolutions have shifted for me over the years. I'd love for you to join me there!…Continue
Added by Kelly on January 3, 2014 at 6:55am — No Comments
I cannot be the only who…doesn’t really have much to do on Christmas Eve, thankfully my mom still puts together the big family shindig, so we usually spend the morning relaxing. With all this unusual spare time, I decided to conduct an interview with the fantastic Mr. Sonny Boy, to learn his five year-old thoughts on what is happening with Santa now that he has officially started his magical trip around the world.
Me: What do you…
Added by Janice Perry on December 24, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments
I can’t believe that summer is almost over with and my kids will be heading back to school in less than a month. It seems like this summer has flown by. I have enjoyed having my kids at home with me so that I could spend some extra time with them. A few weeks ago, I noticed that the stores were already stocking the aisles with…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 31, 2013 at 11:06pm — No Comments
Today my youngest got to spend the day with me, he started running a low grade fever last night and acted like he didn’t feel very good. I decided that is was best to keep him home from daycare so that he could get some extra rest while I monitored his fever. It was nice being able to spend some one on one time with my baby. We enjoyed the extra snuggles and cuddles, we watched a few of his favorite shows on TV, and spent some time …Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 14, 2013 at 7:20pm — No Comments
Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
As you settle into the new year, do you sometimes feel like time is getting away from you? I make list after list of what I want to accomplish each day – and often get a large chunk completed - but never seem to get everything done. Now that I make my lists on my PDA, it's easier to just change the date and roll the reminders over to the next day. Yet the sense of satisfaction that I feel when I do finish a…Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on January 24, 2013 at 1:42am — No Comments
Playing Barbies with your three year old can teach you a lot about saying what's on your mind and projecting your assertive self!
What would it be like if we all went around acting like a three year old's version of Barbie? Even though I am pretty sure we wouldn't have to look far…Continue
Added by Megan Lynch on January 11, 2013 at 3:27pm — No Comments
So I'm starting off the year with a pretty hefty worry, and it's one I've had before.
There is nothing like creating life or being solely responsible for the life of another human being.
Added by Sarah on January 3, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Let me just start by saying, whoever thought that taking a road trip when your 8 months pregnant… wait, no. I should really start by saying how sweet it was that my hubby took the time to plan a little family getaway after the holidays. In all honesty, it was an awesome idea; one I would normally love if I weren’t 8 months pregnant with a God awful back problem. I knew this would be quite an adventure as it was, taking 2 toddlers and a psycho dog to the mountains. Now…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on December 31, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments
By Audrey van Petegem, Senior Editor
My husband surprised me with a 50th birthday party this summer. He invited all my friends throughout my many stages of life to come and share pictures of me when they knew-me-back-when. It was really fun to watch the slide show and reminisce about the good times with old friends.
There was one of me on my father’s sailboat that my…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on November 13, 2012 at 11:18am — No Comments
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Added by Vera Sweeney on April 20, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Leaping into sweet inspiration ...
Leap Year is a year in which extra consideration should be given to inspiration.
Why? Because it is an extra day, a bonus day in a year of busy; an extra 24-hours to make up for time lost, friends or…Continue
Added by Cari Shane on March 1, 2012 at 9:50am — No Comments
DRINKS WITH DOUBLE BLACK WHISKEY,
sparkling and fresh juice....
On our third night, the young adults requested for Western food instead of Chinese.. and my sister-in-law and her son "whipped" up their magic wands and came up with these....
Added by Reanaclaire on January 27, 2012 at 11:22am — No Comments
What’s a work-at-home mom got to look forward to in the new year? Isn’t life the same as last week (which was, incidentally, last year, too): We’re at home, working from the dining table (for some, in their pajamas)?
Well, if you’re a more-often-than-not-optimist like me, you’ll ring in the new year…Continue
Added by martinecdeluna on January 6, 2012 at 9:50pm — No Comments
I decided this year to write a list of goals, not resolutions. To me a resolution seems too rigid, to "instant" - like if by January 5th I haven't already made it a habit that I've failed or something. A goal is more something you work toward.…
Added by Rosilind Jukic on December 31, 2011 at 9:36am — No Comments
Three years ago I made the decision to let go of the man I had spent 14 years building a life with. It was a decision I made over the course of two years; battling with myself and those close to me who saw the destruction the relationship was creating in my life and in my spirit. It was really awful in the end. But it's over, and I'm happier.
But my children are not.
In fact, for 3 years, my 10 year old son has been unhappy, frustrated, violent, ill-mannered. I have gone…Continue
Last Friday was like any other day. The girls came home on the bus. They played outside until it started to get dark. We were all tired from the long week so we decided to have pizza for dinner. After dinner we watched a movie together, and then it was time for Hunter to go to bed. She went to her room, put on her pajamas and brushed her teeth. As she was leaning over to kiss us goodnight, I noticed something wrong. She had bangs where she didn’t have them…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on April 18, 2011 at 8:29am — No Comments