I cannot be the only one...who has realized that the end of another week in December only means seven days closer to Christmas, and that thought is making me break out in a cold sweat. I don't know about the rest of you, but my normal chores don't cease in the name of Christmas, meaning I haven't wrangled up any extra time to spend getting this holiday thing under control.…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on December 8, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
It's time for another weekly edition of things I've learned lately. This week's list includes the realization that it's best just to not ask questions when you hear, "FIRE IN THE HOLE!!!" coming from the bathroom.…Continue
Added by nuckingfutsmama on December 6, 2013 at 9:01am — No Comments
After reading my wee ones' gazillion dollar wish lists this…Continue
Added by nuckingfutsmama on December 5, 2013 at 2:57pm — No Comments
I cannot be the only...who has slaved away in the kitchen, with multiple pots on the stove top, the oven a'baking, and even the BBQ smoking away outside, to finally sit down at the dinner table, look at the food and think, "is this cooked enough?"
As a mother of a finicky eater, the persnickety Sonny Boy, I threw in the towel a long time ago on the…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on December 5, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments
I cannot be the only one...who hates to sound like a Scrooge, but sometimes when a thought gets in this old head of mine I have to go with it, no matter how curmudgeonly it is, such as my displeasure with Sonny Boy's school holiday boutique. I am sure you are wondering how could something as genial, warm, and inviting as a kid friendly holiday shopping event be annoying, we'll let me explain. In Sonny Boy's over stuffed homework folder, jammed between…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on December 4, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments
There have been studies that indicate that three children is the most stressful number of kiddos to have.
Three is no easy feat. As the picture shows, I had my hands very full back when I had only half the…Continue
Added by Julie Cole on December 4, 2013 at 5:20am — No Comments
Hindsight is always 20/20. In so many areas of life, when we look back on things that have happened we ask, “Why didn’t I see the signs? I should have seen this coming.”
In a society that increasingly encourages hands-off parenting, it is difficult to know if the reactions of teenagers are a burst of independence or a cover-up for something deeper. Without being exhaustive by any means, here are five signs to look out for that might indicate your son or daughter is struggling…Continue
Added by Ann Brown on December 3, 2013 at 7:11pm — No Comments
So anytime you read about goal setting they say telling people is a good step to achieving them. So I am putting a big, fat, hairy goal out here to you all for 2014. I WILL support myself in 2014 from book sales and related revenue. I will move from amateur to professional. I will either make more sales, spend less money, or get really sick of ramen noodles.
I, Laina Turner, am working diligently on creating a production schedule, a marketing plan, and a budget (both business and…Continue
Added by Laina Molaski on December 3, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Pinterest, a very prominent social media site, is now just behind Twitter in popularity and is growing rapidly. Pinterest incites more referral traffic than Twitter and LinkedIn combined. Obviously, this popular social site could do a lot for your business and online presence but as with all tools, it must be used properly.
The basic idea of Pinterest is to start boards on which you pin images along with a text description of what you are pinning. Some of the most…
Added by Terri Seymour on December 3, 2013 at 8:23am — No Comments
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France I don’t know about you but sometimes I just need a swift kick in the ass! For the most part I am self motivated. I have my goals and I know what I need to do to reach them. But there are times where that doubt creeps in. The nagging inner voice telling you it is crazy to think you can actually accomplish this. That the goal you set is the thinking of a delusional human being…Continue
Added by Laina Molaski on December 2, 2013 at 5:23pm — No Comments
It's that time of the week once again when I list all the wacky things I've discovered lately. This week includes the realization that Thanksgiving without a nap is like Christmas without a Santa. Click over to my blog…Continue
Added by nuckingfutsmama on November 29, 2013 at 8:28am — No Comments
Have you tried Kroger skillet meals yet? They have many varieties and are only 10 minutes to make. Add Kroger garlic bread and a side salad with Kroger salad kit and you have a beautiful tasty meal that only took minutes to make. I was able to try Kroger skillet meal and sides @BzzAgent #GotItFree and these opinions are my own. Also saves loads of time to do all that festive holiday stuff.
Added by Shelly L. on November 27, 2013 at 6:35pm — No Comments
I stumbled across a post today that got me to thinking. Why is it that people are so harsh in their assessments of their fellow human beings?
Below is the post followed by my thoughts.
“Tina Shang, a working mom-of-five who is also in college, wrote on her own experience of poverty and argued that most working poor in America don’t get that…
Added by Tina Shang on November 27, 2013 at 8:11am — No Comments
Lower-income workers express record anxiety about losing their current job, and one in three worry constantly about making ends meet, isolating them further from higher-income workers than in surveys since the 1970s. Read related article.
Job insecurities have always been higher…
Added by Tina Shang on November 27, 2013 at 8:09am — No Comments
I was inspired to write this after learning about Mrs. Tirado aka KillerMartini’s essay. People will either love me or hate me for this, but I felt compelled to respond.
Let me say up front that I do not begrudge Mrs. Tirando her turn in fortune. I do not want to discourage people from continuing to give to her cause. I wish her the very best and if it makes her…Continue
Added by Tina Shang on November 27, 2013 at 8:06am — No Comments
When it comes to some of the more undesirable aspects of raising our children, my husband & I like to rock, paper, scissor our way through them. Cause how else do you decide who's gonna clean up kid puke at 3 AM? Click over to my blog to read more:…Continue
Added by nuckingfutsmama on November 27, 2013 at 6:25am — No Comments
My precious little Baby B turned two in October. Remember that movie The Exorcist? Yeaaaahh.
Now he hasn’t spewed pea soup or anything like that, but his mood swings are KILLING me!
When I was younger, I had some Academy Award-winning mood swings myself. The time of day could set me off. I don’t know if it was my hormones or the fact that I couldn’t afford cable television, but when I was in my 20s, I could whip up a reason to be terse on a dime.…Continue
Added by Mommyhooddom on November 23, 2013 at 6:22pm — No Comments
I'm doing a happy dance, which must mean that it's FRIDAY!!! This also means that it's time for another list of wacky things I've learned the past several days. Included this time is the realization that my kids go…Continue
Added by nuckingfutsmama on November 22, 2013 at 2:21pm — No Comments
Just want to tell you about Kroger skillet meals and side dishes that my family and I tried out. For the first time last week we had a dinner using Kroger products and were shocked how good it was. We had Krogers sausage rigatoni, Caesar salad and garlic bread and boy was it tasty! The meal took no more than 10 minutes to prepare. Great idea for saving time around the busy holidays. Or anytime! I received this product for free but, it did not affect my opinion.And by being…
Added by Shelly L. on November 21, 2013 at 7:38pm — No Comments
My life has changed so much since I first joined Social Moms! I lost 26 lbs on a great product called ACE (Appetite Control and Energy.) I joined the company in February 2012 and have been promoted 5 times to Gold Director (working on Platinum!!) We added 4 new members to our family with 3 foster boys in December 2012 and then a biological baby in June of this year. I am truly blessed and glad I stumbled on my old blog :) Time to get writing again.
Check me out at: …Continue
Added by Jenn DesAutels on November 20, 2013 at 6:21pm — No Comments