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Meltdown in Aisle 5: Top 6 Tips For Keeping Your Kids Calm at the Supermarket

It's an inevitability that every parent has to experience. A rite of passage, the "supermarket shakedown" is one that indeed shakes your maternal/paternal resolve to the core. This unique meltdown of sorts is atypical in that it is usually precipitated by the perpetrator's viewing of candy-coated confections, promptly followed by an unequivocal "No!"

Added by Samantha on August 1, 2011 at 7:58pm — No Comments

The Top 10 Reasons Why Having Twins Rocks!

"Happily ever after" is not a reality when it comes to parenting twins, apparently.

I just finished reading this article and boy, am I depressed. Sounds like I'm a prime candidate for not only the current depression but divorce and perpetual misery as well.

Unfortunately, I can vouch for the truth behind the basic theme… Continue

Added by Samantha on July 30, 2011 at 3:19am — No Comments

Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures

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?


Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures

Added by clayton.thomas on July 29, 2011 at 8:03am — No Comments

Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures (Needing a Little Help)

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!!!



Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures

Added by clayton.thomas on July 26, 2011 at 8:11am — No Comments

Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures (This Sucks)

From Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures- Blog post is meant to address inappropriate language in our homes.  Enjoy!!!



Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures

Added by clayton.thomas on July 23, 2011 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Attitude of Gratitude

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…


Added by Denise-Marie Martin on July 22, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures (This Sucks)

"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!!!


Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures

Added by clayton.thomas on July 22, 2011 at 4:12am — No Comments


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…


Added by Denise-Marie Martin on July 20, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Name Game

Naming a child is far from an easy process for most people.  Granted, there are couples who have their children’s names picked out years before the double pink line appears on the stick.  Usually these are the traditional folks who want to honor family members by carrying on their names.  I think that’s a lovely idea but unfortunately I had names to choose from like Melba, Edgar and Lois.  Sorry, I’m just not doing that to a kid. 


I did however have a boy name picked out, not…


Added by Andrea Beard on July 19, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Tantrums, Troubles, and Treasures

Latest parenting post is up called Checkmate.  This painful lesson was taught to me in high school and I haven't forgotten it as a parent.  Enjoy!!!


Added by clayton.thomas on July 19, 2011 at 5:29am — No Comments

Who Let in the Joneses

This post is from "Sandra" who asks about the fine line between giving her children what they want without feeling like she always has to keep up with her neighbors.  Please contribute if you think there is anything I left out.


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Added by clayton.thomas on July 15, 2011 at 1:44pm — No Comments

"Motherhood" - My Own Thoughts and the Movie

Before we all become mothers, we dream of the day when God will bless us with a little angel and the doctor places this little miracle in our arms.

I was one of those little girls who didn't dream as much about her wedding, as many do, but rather more on becoming a… Continue

Added by Melanie Melugin on July 15, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better....

Perhaps it started way back when in the prehistoric annals of domesticity, the 1950's. If one went by the media and popular accounts of daily life that were portrayed at the time, women wanted to do nothing more than to keep a beautiful home and cook a wonderful meal. The name of the game was perfection and the holy grail was a sparkling kitchen floor and a husband's shirt that was devoid of the feared "ring around the collar." Apparently women…


Added by Samantha on July 10, 2011 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Why Can't We Be Friends?

Today when I dropped my three year old off at daycare his teacher announced that they had a new friend in class. She introduced Mason to my son who immediately says hello and starts to play with his new friend.

Afterwards as I was driving to work I thought of how great it would be if it was always that easy to make friends. For my son, every single kid in his daycare is his “friend.” And when one friend throws sand at another friend instead of fighting they are taught to use their… Continue

Added by Andrea Beard on July 7, 2011 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Feeling Like A Single Parent

Do you ever feel like a single parent? A friend asked me that question this morning. It’s a question I’ve been asked many times before. My answer was “Yes, I do.” I’ve felt like a single parent a large part of the last 23 years.

As a single parent, I potty-trained all three kids, read bedtime stories, followed the bus to school on their first days of kindergarten, walked with them to their classrooms, brought them to ball practice, play practice, dance class, and swimming lessons in… Continue

Added by Jandi Theis on July 7, 2011 at 8:44am — No Comments

Are You A Nosey Parker?

Rather than "shush" my kid, I just throw another plug in his gob

I’m a little bit nosey and don’t pretend otherwise. On my recent travels to a conference, I injected myself into a couple of situations that were none of my business. I just couldn’t help…


Added by Julie Cole on July 6, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments

City Slicker or Suburban Soccer Mom?

**Full disclosure: I live in the city, though I do envy my friends who have those cute, main floor powder rooms that you get in many suburban homes** …


Added by Samantha on June 30, 2011 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Nursery Rhymes Deconstructed: Sing a Song of Sixpence

So by now, if you've read any of my other posts, you've probably figured out that I'm a bit sarcastic. Just a tad.…


Added by Samantha on June 26, 2011 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Why Teen Mom is a Good Show

I must admit, one of my (many) guilty pleasures is reality television. It all started with Julie and Eric in season 1 of the Real World in New York. Today it includes everything from the Real Housewives of Atlanta (who knew that city was so classy?), to the Millionaire Matchmaker (does she ever get one right?), to one of my personal favorites, Teen Mom.

I know there are many people who feel this show actually encourages teen pregnancy and the celebrity status of these teen moms. I beg… Continue

Added by Andrea Beard on June 25, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Playdate Pressures

"How about we plan a play date for the kids?"
These words - stated often - have me quaking in my boots.…


Added by Samantha on June 23, 2011 at 7:18pm — No Comments

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