I don’t need to tell you about the Amanda Todd tragedy. All I can say is that when these high profile stories hit the media, it is an opportunity for parents to sit down with their kids and find some teachable moments woven within the tragedy. I sat down with my tweens…Continue
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Twelve years ago I gave birth to my first beautiful baby. When he was a few weeks old, I was invited by a local…Continue
Added by Julie Cole on January 18, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
Live on CreateChatter™ TV chat with Sterling of StorkBrokers!
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Tonight (January 8) at 8 pm CT (9 pm ET) on CreateChatter TV, you…Continue
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I spoke last year about the difficulty of outing Santa to my son. He was at an age that most kids no longer believed, so…Continue
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Last weekend, the whole family was in the truck and Daddy-o needed to dash into a shop. The rest of us waited in the…Continue
Added by Julie Cole on December 7, 2011 at 8:19am — No Comments
I’m all about dads playing hard with the kiddos, but around here I’ve noticed that “playing with” the kids has a tendency to transform into “showing off” for the…Continue
Added by Julie Cole on December 1, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This past weekend I was supposed to go on my first “girls weekend” in three years. Instead, I was sick so lounged on the couch with children piled on top of me. But, I did pull up one of my old posts and reflected upon “The Rule”. How much do you talk to your friends about your kids?
My ninety-two-year-old grandmother has given birth to a lot of babies. She had babies in…Continue
Added by Julie Cole on October 25, 2011 at 10:55am — No Comments
You’d think the statement “It’s not fair” would be commonly heard around our house. Strangely, it’s not. Or at least it wasn’t. I’m not sure why we had the good fortune of escaping it for so long, but it has recently become a part of our family’s vernacular.
It’s actually kind of surprising the kids didn’t think to use it before. I suspect there are plenty of occasions in our biggie-sized family that they could have. Like on movie night when I put out one big bowl of popcorn and it’s…Continue
Added by Julie Cole on September 28, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments
Came across great Information at the Aetna website for a Healthy Food Fight Campaign and recipe contest you won't want to miss. Bobby Flay and other celebrities are supporting the cause as well in addition to the culinary institute.. Amazing prizes and trips to be won. It's very simple to enter and only takes a few minutes. Participate and help AETNA encourage the world to adopt healthy food habits for families everywhere. There are three ways to win.In reality though healthy food…Continue
Added by Amy Dendy on September 21, 2011 at 6:40pm — No Comments
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
Added by Julie Cole on September 14, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments
By the time I had my sixth kid, I figured I had this parenting thing wrapped up.
Well, this cheeky toddler has knocked me square off my parenting high horse. One of our babysitters describes him as an adorable weirdo. One of his weirdo things is that every night for the last six months, he has insisted upon falling asleep on the family room floor. I later transport him to a suitable…Continue
Added by Julie Cole on August 31, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments
My name is Becky! I am the mother of two boys, one 3 and the other 7. I am wife to my husband Chris for 13 years. We are a Work At Home Family! My husband is a work at home dad and I am a work at home mom! We have a business named Today's Consulting. My position in the group is as a marketing and virtual assistant for our clients. His position is as a Safety Consultant. As a family we also represent and market Send Out Cards and Lightyear…Continue
Added by Becky Homko on August 8, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
My father died in December. He had spent the last several years very unwell, and my mother spent a lot of her time taking care of him. That is a difficult situation for any family, but it is even more difficult when the person you are caring for continuously makes choices that contribute to their bad health. And so, although he was a loved man, the result was a team of fairly…Continue
Added by Julie Cole on July 20, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Julie Cole on July 6, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments
The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!
The idea for the…Continue
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That is what I call the dinner hour at my house – feeding time at the zoo. It’s not news – families that eat together regularly are better and the rest of us suck.…Continue
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A couple of weeks ago, my bad-breathing baby landed us in the Trauma Room in the Emergency at our local hospital. On about his fifth Ventolin treatment, a woman was brought into the bed beside us.
The woman was explaining her symptoms as they were…Continue
I often speak about how I do not have the “I’m done” gene when it comes to babies. Whenever I have a newborn, I think, “Yeah, I could do this one more time”. The problem is, I say that EVERY time – whether it’s baby #1 or baby #6.
As a result of my gene-lacking situation, some practical decisions had to be made so I wouldn’t one day find myself in the awkward position of…Continue