Last week, I was wondering how old my son will be when he gets his first smartphone. My husband and I still haven't decided the right age, but agree that it will be when he has reached the right balance of personal responsibility and social need. (We want him to understand the consequences of having the device, but don't want him to be the only…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 30, 2014 at 6:31am — No Comments
In 2012, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic procedures like Botox injections accounted for 73 percent of all procedures performed by plastic surgeons, and with every passing year, that number has increased by a significant percentage. Botox is certainly as close as you can get to a “miracle drug” when it comes to controlling the effects…Continue
Added by Julia Gomes on June 30, 2014 at 12:31am — No Comments
If you’re new to the series, I advise you to pick up the books in order:Continue
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New blog post from The CMS Family Blog http://goo.gl/WDizhH
Added by Michelle Spell on June 28, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments
** Mother Nature seems to have Chicago and San Francisco confused.
** Every time I go to CVS, the receipt is longer than the Great Wall of China.…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 27, 2014 at 5:44pm — No Comments
What happens when mommy doesn't yell anymore? I wanted to find out, so that's what I set out to do.
Added by Kimberly Cargile on June 27, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments
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
Ok, here's the scenario....you are pregnant - maybe your first, maybe your fourth and you see a cutie bootie in a...cloth diaper. Now, here's the deal - at first you think it's just a diaper cover, there is no way a cloth diaper could be so cute! Where are the bunchy prefolds, plastic covers and diaper pins?? Velcro and snaps, mustache and chevron prints? Are you kidding me? Oh, I've got to get in on this! And you…
Added by suzanne barber on June 27, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments
When you have to juggle work and raising children, feeling tired is unavoidable. There’s no secret recipe for how to ‘do it all’, but there are a few tips that will help you…Continue
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I'm big on people having hobbies. Things that they enjoy outside of work and parenthood. They provide great examples of "parents are people too" to our children (or grandchildren). And hopefully these hobbies are activities which can…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 27, 2014 at 6:56am — No Comments
When I found out my first child was a boy, the response from everyone was, “Uh oh! You are gonna be busy. Boys are active.” I thought to myself, “Good. It will probably help me to lose some of this baby weight I’ve gained.” It wasn’t until around the time Joshua turned one that I could really see what everyone was talking about.
One Saturday, it was just Joshua and…Continue
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Before I had Olive, I remember being completely overwhelmed every time I went to Ikea. Maybe it was the fact that I only went during the weekends (when all of Los Angeles decided to do their Ikea shopping), but I remember never wanting to step foot in that big, blue building.
Recently, however, I’ve been taking Olive to…Continue
Added by Jody Che on June 26, 2014 at 12:28pm — No Comments
Instagram has taken the Internet by storm, and their latest update means you now have access to an entire new suite of tools to help you promote and increase brand recognition for your blog. For those of you who don’t use Instagram as actively as others, Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, (short) video-sharing and social networking platform that enables its users to…Continue
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When I was little, my summers were filled with camp. Every spring, my Mom and I would go through the Girl Scout catalog of upcoming camps and choose the ones I would attend. The themes ran the gamut from Teddy Bear camp to Dance camp and to Bike and Boating camp. Here's the important part: All the camps were sleep-away and most were for at least a week.
Added by Lauren Markman on June 25, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments
It’s really easy to blame your child when their behavior is less than stellar. Right now in my house, my seven year old and five year old seem to feel they are entitled to everything and anything. I have given them the “you need to be grateful for everything you have” speech, along with the “you need to earn these things, not just expect them” speech, and the ever popular, “money doesn’t grow on trees” talk. I constantly feel like a broken record and after pondering why my words of wisdom…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on June 24, 2014 at 2:41pm — No Comments
Women regardless of their ages try to select the shoes that are comfortable, stylish and of proper fitting. Gone are the days when women sacrifice style for fashion. They want shoes, which are complete in every aspect besides being economical. Luckily, they have innumerable choices when it comes to shopping from flats to heels and from simple light to bright and bizarre colors. Besides there are also various brands which offer comfortable and stylish shoes. However, finding the best shoes…Continue
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