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“You might be a little better than average.”
I had asked my dad what he thought of my singing voice and that was his reply: a step above average. I remember this moment vividly, since as a preteen I took it as a cruel insult. How dare he!
I’ve always loved to sing, and being musically inclined, I can indeed carry a tune. But I am not destined to live life defined as “a singer,” and Dad (a musician) knew that.
Did his critique…Continue
Added by Sarah Kovac on May 11, 2013 at 8:55am — No Comments
Last week the Drug Enforcement Agency, in conjunction with local governments, hosted another drug drop off. This is a completely anonymous drug drop off program aimed at getting rid of unused, unneeded, prescription medication. You can’t flush…
Added by Moms Thoughts on May 5, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments
I recently spent an afternoon with a good friend, who has a toddler. While we were talking about parenting she told me her son has started biting his baby brother. My friend said nothing she or her husband had tried is working. Her son bit another child at childcare this week for the first time
Biting is a behavior that many toddlers display at one time or another. It can be something that makes the adults feel frustrated and helpless. There is hope!
Whenever a child is…Continue
Added by Sarah Senst on April 22, 2013 at 5:59pm — No Comments
I found some cute maternity shirts for expectant mother's to wear that have funny sayings or photos on them. These shirts would be great for revealing to your family and friends that you are expecting. Also, I found some of the same type of shirts for expectant dads to wear. Check out these cute maternity shirts with funny sayings on them for both expectant moms and dads at Uplifting…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 19, 2013 at 5:49pm — No Comments
How do we achieve happiness as a family, especially when you consider varying personalities, interests and communication styles? Not to mention different genders and ages, two-adult homes and one-adult homes? I recently read an article based on a book by Bruce Feiler on this very topic. He introduces some interesting facts and concepts I think worthy of sharing. In our incredibly fast paced lives, full of stress and worry how do we find peace at home?
I think most people have heard…Continue
Added by Sarah Senst on March 4, 2013 at 4:10pm — No Comments
Added by Nicole Williams on January 19, 2013 at 3:49pm — No Comments
After a long hiatus with CreateChatter™ TV, Charissa and I are gearing up for a great 2013. If you don’t know about CCTV, we are an online web show offering a LIVE audience for entrepreneurs, inventors, gizmo creators, and anyone else that has a nifty, smart idea to share, the…
Added by Dannie McClain on December 26, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
My marriage is a mess!! My husband and I go through these phases where we can talk like two sensible adults and actually enjoy one another’s company then with ONE misplaced word it all goes to shit and we are in a F bomb laced tirade. This is the roller coaster through hell from which I have chosen to get off, I am numb to…Continue
Added by Moody Mommi on December 22, 2012 at 8:43am — No Comments
With many families still struggling and even those who are not, this is an appropriate time of year to teach an attitude of gratitude. It may be easy for kids to focus on what they don’t have or won’t get, especially compared to those of their peers. Regardless of a families’ financial situation it is helpful to use the holidays as a time to teach family values. Any gift, whether big or small, can come from the heart keeping the recipient in mind. So what values are important to you and…Continue
Added by Sarah Senst on December 7, 2012 at 4:39pm — No Comments
Helicopter parenting hurts children and their future. When did hovering and micro-managing your child become the norm? Professors across the U.S. are finding an increase in parents calling in to negotiate their children's grades and employers are finding an increase in calls to negotiate pay and rise. Let’s face it, that’s excessive! Children these days feel more and more entitled and…Continue
Added by Melinda Pang Kim on November 12, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Originally posted on my website http://heatherchristenaschmidt.com/2012/09/05/does-dad-ever-know-best/
Short answer: no. Long answer: sometimes.
Before you dads out there get all your tails wadded up inside your assholes over how much I'm emasculating you, let me be clear: there are some things that dad does know best on, although it's the long answer and I'm not sure…Continue
Added by Heather Christena Schmidt on September 6, 2012 at 1:03am — No Comments
Wouldn't you know that the one day I leave my husband in charge of getting the kids off to camp, both kids forget their lunches and the dog leaves me a ginormous mess all over the downstairs. Click over to my blog to read the story: "…Continue
Added by nuckingfutsmama on July 24, 2012 at 10:06am — No Comments
I came home today to find my son’s cousins have come over to play for the afternoon. With my son suitably entertained for the time being and my husband on kid patrol, I am comfortably ensconced at my desk with a cup of hazelnut coffee and a croissant slathered in…Continue
Added by Rebecca on July 8, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Note from Anne: I’m glad to present the first ever “dad” post to you all, which is just in time for Father’s Day. Read through it and you’ll find out why it’s worth 3 minutes of your precious time.
Guest post by Vince Bunuan
Being an “active dad” is the biggest joy of my life.
I simply love hearing our son tell my wife, “Mama, you are not as fun as Papa”! ☺ Sure, my…Continue
Added by Anne Mercado on June 16, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments
In the world of working parents, Father's Day is hard to miss, bombarded as we are with advertisements promoting everything from ties to watches, hammocks and canoes. Read…Continue
Added by Barb Valentin on June 14, 2012 at 4:13pm — No Comments
"I know we've been through a lot together, and for a very long time you have been the one constant in my life. You've seen me through dark days, happy events, births, deaths, marriages, triumphs and tribulations. You have given me courage when I had none. You have never questioned or judged me. You have nursed me through the pains of defeat and partaken in the joys of victory. You have been my friend when others have left me by the wayside and turned their backs. You…Continue
Added by S.Long on June 5, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
The latest from mamacravings gives a glimpse of the daddy behind the cravings.
Added by Casi Ortiz (mamacravings) on May 5, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments
So, before I know it, it’s almost a month since I had my last drink. I’d like to say time has flown by, and for the most part it has. There was just one time, around Day 17 I think, when I was in real danger of falling off the wagon.
It was not only my birthday, but also the morning when things I had done in the past when I was still drinking caught up with me. Bad things. Some things that had I been sober at the time, would more than likely never have happened. It can be tough when…Continue
...Toronto Maple Leafs and Miami Dolphins! LOL... sorry for the lead up I just couldn't resist. It'll be another month before we really find out what "team" we're on. For the time being however, S has decided that whether it be boy or girl he is getting them started on the right foot... when it comes to favorite sports teams, that is.
My husband is a loyal hockey fan (and if you're a Leafs fan, that's a tough job!). He's also a huge football fan. And we can't forget about…Continue
Added by Amanda K. on March 25, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
I'm sure that by now, you've seen the YouTube video of Tommy Jordan responding to the letter his daughter wrote to her parents on facebook. If you haven't, watch the video below. There ARE curse words in the video so if your kids are around, wait till they're gone or kick them out of the room.
I would gladly shake this man's hand. And tell him that he's doing the right thing. Even though he originally meant for this to be a means of…
Added by Abigail Maxwell on February 11, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments