All Blog Posts Tagged 'families' (97)

Three’s Company

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…


Added by Julie Cole on December 4, 2013 at 5:20am — No Comments

My Santa is better than your Santa.

There is one big problem with the awesome and much adored Santa. Mainly, that he is fictional. This becomes problematic because it means every family has a different Santa, which causes consistency issues.…


Added by Julie Cole on November 20, 2013 at 5:17am — No Comments

An Incredible Opportunity - Please Help to Give a New Business / Single Mom a Chance at a Better Life

My Company Has Been Invited To Be Showcased at The American Music Awards of 2013 via Celebrity Connected.…


Added by endora schmidt on August 20, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Talking to Kids About the Amanda Todd Tragedy

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…


Added by Julie Cole on October 24, 2012 at 8:10am — No Comments

Losing a Mama Friend

My "Number One Son" with his life-long buddy. They met at "Moms group" when they were a couple of weeks old.

Twelve years ago I gave birth to my first beautiful baby. When he was a few weeks old, I was invited by a local…


Added by Julie Cole on January 18, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Chat LIVE with StorkBrokers!

Live on CreateChatter™ TV chat with Sterling of StorkBrokers! is an online marketplace that allows parents to sell all their no longer needed baby & kid items. Parents are able to recoup some of the thousands of dollars spent year after year on quickly outgrown baby and kid items.

Tonight (January 8) at 8 pm CT (9 pm ET) on CreateChatter TV, you…


Added by Dannie on January 8, 2012 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Outing Santa

Good big brothers don't expose the Santa lie to little brothers.

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…


Added by Julie Cole on December 21, 2011 at 7:33am — No Comments

Talking Penn State With the Kiddos

It's a sad day when you sit your kids down to warn them about being too trusting of coaches and mentors.

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…


Added by Julie Cole on December 7, 2011 at 8:19am — No Comments

Warning: Showing Off May Cause Injury

Just prior to taking this photo, someone may have attempted a triple back flip off of the diving board....

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…


Added by Julie Cole on December 1, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Talk About Your Kids Much?

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…


Added by Julie Cole on October 25, 2011 at 10:55am — No Comments

It’s Not Fair

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…


Added by Julie Cole on September 28, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Aetna Healthy Food Fight


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…


Added by Amy Dendy on September 21, 2011 at 6:40pm — No Comments

The Pint-Sized Dictator

Sweet, yet powerful.

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…


Added by Julie Cole on September 14, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments

“I See Dead People”

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…


Added by Julie Cole on August 31, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Hello World! I would like to introduce myself and my family!


Hello world!

   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…


Added by Becky Homko on August 8, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

What My Kids Taught Me When My Dad Died

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…


Added by Julie Cole on July 20, 2011 at 1:26pm — 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

Amc Sensory Friendly Movies For Autism Families...Please Share

Sensory Friendly Films



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…


Added by Amy Dendy on July 4, 2011 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Judicial Misconduct in Knoxville,TN-Shame on Knox County for Enabling Such Behavior

The judiciary corruption in Knox County,TN is heartbreaking and extreme.Campaign donations in chambers and other misconduct has become an ongoing occurence. The media often turns the other cheek and elects to not publicize it as they are powerful & charismatic officials...Lets hope the legislation & regulation being focused on in Nashville succeeds. It's time to take a stand for all families hurt by corruption of those officials they went to requesting help. Judiciaries should focus on… Continue

Added by Amy Dendy on June 30, 2011 at 12:29am — No Comments

Feeding Time at the Zoo

Sometimes my kids may ask for a bowl of snow for dinner. And when they do, they may just get it.

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.…


Added by Julie Cole on May 25, 2011 at 12:34pm — No Comments

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