It’s true I am dangerously close to a big Birthday! I wont mention which one it is- let’s just say it’s the one where you realize you are really grown up, and this chaos in front of you is in fact your life, for better or worse.
With the dawning of this new number I have found myself in a bit of a funk. I wouldn’t consider it a crisis but I would definitely classify it as a defining moment kind of time. You see I am a mother of two, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend. I am a… Continue
Added by Juggling Mama on April 28, 2011 at 8:41pm —
Added by Amy Dendy on February 11, 2011 at 8:05pm —
Aim. Snap. Learn. It’s just that easy for parents to get detailed information before buying a video game this holiday season. The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) – which assigns the age and content ratings for computer and video games – has released an online video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gs_BRexfrY) announcing the upgraded version of its free… Continue
Added by Crystal Thomas on December 20, 2010 at 9:16am —
You know middle age has hit solidly when three women -- two just that side of the half century mark, one rapidly approaching (that would be me) -- gather at scrumptious Zahav, look at the menu and immediately squint and grumble about eyesight or lack of. Quickly, the menu waltz ensues. That's when you stretch to… Continue
Added by Lady of Leisure on October 22, 2010 at 8:44am —
I came face to face with old age today. Not mine, but an elderly woman who was wandering in the middle of the road…a road with a speed limit of 50/mph. I was driving along, a bit over the speed limit, when I noticed something blue in the road. My first thought was it was a construction worker, but there was no road construction. My second… Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on July 21, 2010 at 4:00am —
Hi there! My name is Shannon Wenneberg. As I am new here at TwitterMoms, I have to say it excites me! I love social media and meeting new people as well as the opportunity to extend my business to others who share the same passion as I do. As social media is a part of my life that I really do get into, it's a scary world out there. One of my favorite places is facebook which is where most of my family is at, but I have to tell you, some of the creepos that have hit me with a friends request… Continue
Added by Shannon Wenneberg on February 27, 2010 at 8:00am —
If you had a chance in life to go back in time---what age would you choose?????
Me, myself & I---would go back to 13----what a great time in my life---living with my parents, going to school, enjoying my family, with no money--- it was all about the SIMPLE things of life. I feel today's kids do not know what "a simply life" really is. They all want everything, & then, they want more.
Added by Shannon Newbern Malone on February 2, 2010 at 11:42am —
I am turning thirty in just a couple of days and I am not quite comfortable with it. I can barely speak the word at times. let alone live it.
My mind is screaming with insanity,I have not done anything that I dreamed I would do, I am not the first woman president yet and I have not become Chanel’s predecessor and I am certainly not Brad Pitts wife. This can’t be happening. I wish that I could click my heels and say 20 ten times and and magically be transformed to the 20 pounds… Continue
Added by Araina Crans on December 26, 2009 at 8:00pm —
When I heard about the death of Maria del Carmen Brousada, the 69-year-old single mother who made the news three years ago by becoming the oldest woman in the world to give birth, I was transported back to the summer I turned 8.
My family had gone to visit relatives in Israel. For whatever reason, my parents thought I was too young to join them and my sister, then 11, to Eliat, the southernmost tip, so they left for a long weekend with those relatives.
The day they left,… Continue
Added by Vicki Larson on July 28, 2009 at 7:33am —
Are you trying to decide when to send your sweet preschooler to kindergarten? Should you hold him or her back one year? Should you put them in a little early because they seem smart enough and you could use a break? Would it make a difference if you knew that at least 20% of the kids they enter high school with will be a year older than they are?
An article on the topic.
Added by Stefanie Mullen on July 14, 2009 at 10:30am —
I just read a post that asks the question, "does having a day job help or hurt writers?" The author had recently read another post asking the same thing so I'm jumping into the fray.
Like anything else, it depends.
It depends on what the day job is.
It depends on the writer's other commitments.
It depends on the writer's age and energy.
When I was younger and when my job was less stressful, I wrote all the time. I'd come home from the day… Continue
Added by Ashley Ladd on May 24, 2009 at 5:21pm —
Hello all. I found some really disturbing info this weekend about a poor 77 year old man with Alzheimer's disease who was killed in a nursing home in Chicago by a mentally ill patient who the nursing home had decided would be his roommate. The roommate was admitted to the nursing home because states now do not have facilities for mentally ill people and the nursing homes agree to accept these patients to mix with the elderly population to fill beds and bring in revenue. I am very sorry for the… Continue
Added by LaurenRN on March 25, 2009 at 5:49am —
by Julie Cole
I felt young when I had my first baby. I was in my late-twenties but had always imagined I wouldn't get started until I was in my thirties. You see, I just had too much to do and didn't need a baby slowing me down. Turns out, sometimes they don't slow you down but speed you up. Regardless, as time passed and the number of babies increased, so did the number of candles on my birthday cake.… Continue
Added by Mabel on March 16, 2009 at 11:14am —
I felt young when I had my first baby. I was in my late-twenties but had always imagined I wouldn't get started until I was in my thirties. You see, I just had too much to do and didn't need a baby slowing me down. Turns out, sometimes they don't slow you down but speed you up. Regardless, as time passed and the number of babies increased, so did the number of candles on my birthday cake. Last week I blew out 38 of the damn things.
Generally I'm not bothered by aging. We all… Continue
Added by Julie Cole on March 15, 2009 at 7:56pm —
Sabrina had a bowl cut. When she visited my neighbors (my dad’s only friends in the U.S. from Lebanon) she used to strut up and down the plain, concrete sidewalk of Vista Ridge apartments never minding the cracks. So what if she stepped on the cracks? What did she care if her mother’s back got broken? Sabrina was tough. She epitomized tomboy. I would sit on the sidewalk and watch her, this girl my age who knew everything about being a guy. I’d tuck my hair into a baseball cap and squint at her… Continue
Added by shawnamawna on February 25, 2009 at 11:24am —
Some text for your Mother's Day cards and emails
Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
Or for your birthday cards and emails:
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Added by Pretty Cheap Jewelry on January 30, 2009 at 9:03am —
It doesn’t seem to matter what age we are or what age our skin is acting we all want beautiful lips!
The lips are often the first to show the effects of winter. Since the lips have no oil glands we see the harness of weather dry and/or crack the lips. Starting on Monday I will spend some time with each age group to discuss just that; Beautiful lips at every age! So watch for your age and let me know what you think about my tips! Taking care… Continue
Added by Karen Rodriguez on January 23, 2009 at 11:30pm —
What is this twitter business all about?
I'm on Facebook. I tried LiveJournal. I have a completely separate, but wonderful group of 18 or so women that I keep up with exclusively online. I even have a MySpace page, but I haven't signed on in a hundred years or so. I think I'm doing okay with the digital age for someone who learned BASIC in high school on Radio Shack TANDY. If you don't know what a TANDY is, you were probably born after 1980.
But Twitter? What is this? It's… Continue
Added by tenoclockbird on December 20, 2008 at 11:49am —
*Originally posted on my Missouri Mama blog on November, 10, 2008
The title is way more dramatic than the situation. I just know now that my life is and going to be different until that glorious, "change" appears, or disappears, so to speak.
I'm 36, since I turned 30, back in 2002 I've been a little off kilter. More PMS, more moods, more yucky attitudes. Now I can recognize this attitudnal change and put up my defenses… Continue
Added by Shelli Akers on November 10, 2008 at 9:13am —
I know my title might be a little misleading, but it's as descriptive as I could be. A recent issue in news has been the discussion over Sexual Education in our schools and "how young is too young". My being a mother of 4 small children, is very concerned with this issue. My son is 6 years old, going on 7 and he is very wise for his age. Considering all the filth shown on TV today, I'm not surprised that he doesn't know more about sexual relations than he does. I love my children and I try with… Continue
Added by Nekiwa Smith, VA-Optimal Admin on November 4, 2008 at 9:27am —