The youngest of my six children has had a pretty sheltered existence to date. He has only been cared for by three people: Me, Daddy-o, and Nanny Hazel. Even my very involved mom has noted that he’s the only grandchild she has never babysat. Part of the problem is…Continue
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At what age would you allow your daughter to wear makeup? For most moms, this question can be a source of conflict between them and their adolescent daughters. An argument can be made that young girls wearing makeup may attract the attention of boys and indicate that these girls are trying to be too grown up. While I understand these fears and concerns, I have a different take on this issue. To me, wearing makeup at a young age is not necessarily taboo. Makeup, like clothes and hair, is…Continue
Added by Lisa F Zaidi-The Substantive Mom on September 12, 2011 at 9:49am — No Comments
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the most tragic day in American history. A day when more than 3,000 Americans lost their lives due the actions of Islamist extremist. After the attacks, I thought that I would see a better America, a nation where we all stand together as one, as in the motto E pluribus unum, "out of many, one." But I haven't. What I see is a country divided, one in which we are now suspicious of our brothers and sisters, one that is racially…Continue
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I'm still pinching myself. Where did 18 years go? Friends, enjoy your precious children before you know it, you'll be asking the same question!
I shared my reflections here in this post: FLY BABY FLY...Spread Your Wings and Soar High
Would love to hear from you if you're a college mom...any advice you have for this new College Mom.
Happy Wednesday...have a blessed week!!
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I recently came upon the story of Janice Dean, a meteorologist for the FOXNews channel and mother of two young boys. Janice’s story of working motherhood was particularly interesting to me, as she has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. My blog, the PRIMARY DILEMMA, is about diversity among working mothers and the challenges that they face.
Janice’s story of managing…Continue
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Recently, former supermodel Heidi Klum has been taking a lot of flak in the media for going topless at a beach outing with her children. The Project Runway host was vacationing with her husband Seal and their four children (ages 1, 4 , 5, and 7) in Sardinia, Italy when a cameraman captured Heidi topless. She defended her decision by saying, "[My kids] see their parents naked all the time. We are not ashamed." As a liberal, I say kudos to Heidi for being so comfortable with her body. I know…Continue
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Getting ready for kids to go back to school is about more than just making the mad dash to an office supply store or clothes retailer for those back-to-school essentials; it's also about regaining your sanity. Sure, you enjoyed a relaxing summer with no real obligations, but by the end of the summer you are drained from coming up with new and creative activities to keep your children entertained, especially if they do not go to camp. But before they're off and running, you should address…Continue
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Latest post is called The Grocery Store Meltdown. It's a question I've addressed a lot lately. Feel free to agree or disagree with my assessment! What do moms do to deal with/prevent meldowns from children in a grocery store?
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I am looking for some answers from an executive about family programming. If you are looking for better programming for your family and/or kids, please read this and let's see if we can get some answers! Best wishes!!!
Added by clayton.thomas on July 26, 2011 at 8:11am — No Comments
From Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures- Blog post is meant to address inappropriate language in our homes. Enjoy!!!
Added by clayton.thomas on July 23, 2011 at 2:42pm — No Comments
Have you ever caught yourself grumbling and complaining about the little things in life that always seem to need doing? You know the mundane things like dishes, laundry, washing the car, mowing the lawn and so on. I sure have.
Then today I chanced upon a quote by Nancie J Carmody. “I am…Continue
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"This Sucks" is the title to the new Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures blog. Hopefully after reading, you'll understand the meaning and not think I am talking about my own post. :) All the best!!!
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Inside each little acorn is the potential for a strong and mighty oak tree. So it is with our children. Inside each child is the potential for the most amazing future. But just as a seed needs the right environment in which to be planted and…Continue
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