Do you want to give the mother in your life a mother’s ring? A mother’s ring is a great piece of jewelry that displays each of her child’s birthstone and make a great surprise gift. A birthstone can represent a child that is living or one that has passed on. I know that mom’s around the world long to have a mothers ring at some point in their lifetime so that they can remember their child each time they look down at their hand.
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Added by Christy Garrett on April 23, 2013 at 9:43pm —
Ollie thought he was being cute when he chucked my mobile phone at my head the other night; and goddamn, did it hurt! That sweet spot just above my eyebrow induced a few tears almost immediately.
Next thing I know is Jack had walked up to me, started stroking my hair and said ‘It’s alright Mummy. You’re not bleeding. Just give it a rub and it’ll feel better.’
There’s a lot of other words or phrases that he could have used, which I might’ve said, but he chose the right… Continue
Added by Jessica Breen on April 23, 2013 at 2:07am —
In no particular order…..
20.Dreaming is fun – and important. Dream big – and don’t be afraid to make it a reality. If you want to be a professional soccer player – we will practice together to get you noticed. If you want to join the ballet – we will find you a place to teach you how to dance. If you tell us that you are gay – we will support you 100 percent.
19.School is important, but it’s not the be all and end all. This is not an excuse to let your grades drop… Continue
Added by Jessica Breen on April 19, 2013 at 4:56am —
Don’t ask me how I, out of all people, seemed to have produced two boys who love cleaning – the absolute opposite of me.
My boys have been fascinated with the vacuum cleaner since the first time they saw it. It was probably the noise, more than the functionality of it that made them want to try it the first time the other day. Am I complaining? Hell to the NO! Maybe they could see it suck up all the crap from the rug in our house, which made them want to give it a shot.
Added by Jessica Breen on April 18, 2013 at 1:58am —
I am not going to pretend you remember me.
I am not going to pretend that you should remember me.
It's been a while.
A long while.
And I kept saying "I'm back!"
I wasn't back.
And I have no excuse.
I was kind of all set with blogging for a while.
Don't get me wrong, there was plenty to write about.
I'd be out and about watching some sort of ridiculousness going on, thinking the…
Added by Kim Roche on April 17, 2013 at 8:52pm —
Back when we were single and unencumbered (you know what I mean, right?), we so looked forward to what we endearingly called our shopping soirees or retail therapy or window shopping (wow, I almost forgot that term)! Back then, shopping was for fun. I was a lone shopper and didn't really need company to go shopping for hours on end.There was enough time to leisurely try on as much as I wanted...you… Continue
Added by TK on April 16, 2013 at 9:04am —
Being a Mom is a lot of things, most of which are wonderful and the very reason we signed up for this job in the first place. But let’s be honest; even on the best of days it’s HARD.
Before I had kids, I remember seeing one of those detergent commercials. You know the ones where the well-rested Mom… Continue
Added by Meryl Witkin on April 13, 2013 at 9:08am —
Catching myself belting out an awesome tune from my iPad, thinking I should have auditioned for Idol (sarcasm intended), I peek into the rear view mirror to see Jack bopping his head, seemingly enjoying what he is hearing. I yell over the beat, ‘Mummy’s voice is pretty awesome isn’t it?’ Which enticed a very quick ‘No.’
Unluckily for him, I disagree, and will continue singing with blissful ignorance. Maybe I can even show his friends some day :p
Added by Jessica Breen on April 12, 2013 at 12:40am —
Since Jack’s first Christmas, and seeing Santa at our local shopping centre, it was a no-brainer for us to carry on the traditional lie that Santa exists. So does the Easter bunny, and the tooth fairy. We even like the idea from the picture below. When the ice-cream truck bell is ringing, it means that they have run out of the good stuff.
We don’t think it’s a bad thing to tell little white lies to the kids. They’re much more entertaining than the truth. ‘Nah, there’s no magic in… Continue
Added by Jessica Breen on April 11, 2013 at 7:21am —
One would think that a life changing event,… Continue
Added by Leah Mastilock on April 11, 2013 at 12:50am —
My house is a funny backwards place where my daughter is the hardcore comic book fan, not the boys. Sure, the boys like superheroes, but not the way she does. We got into a conversation yesterday about superhero powers, and she vehemently insisted that X-Men do not count as superheroes because they have “mutant powers.” Well, I don’t know about you, but I think having retractable claws is a pretty super power. Unfortunately I can’t really think of a… Continue
Added by Nicole on April 9, 2013 at 9:07pm —
Let’s all begin with acknowledging and accepting that it is Australian law, to allow women to breastfeed their babies, wherever they damn well feel like. If it makes you uncomfortable, face the other way or go somewhere else. That’s right; use some muscles, and turn your bum or head in a different direction. Is she really putting you out by being in the same room as you if you don’t have to look at her? NO!
To me, feeding a baby in public is a gazillion times better than having a… Continue
Added by Jessica Breen on April 9, 2013 at 7:07pm —
I had a friend come over to my house just after Ollie was born, and his words were, “I’ll look after the boys while you have a nice hot shower and look presentable.”… I could not be bothered to be offended by it – instead, I couldn’t be more grateful! Most new mums would probably agree that having a shower and looking after yourself is not on the cards with a newborn (and a 1 year old in my case). Yeah, I suppose you could find 5 minutes if you were desperately looking for it, but for me, when… Continue
Added by Jessica Breen on April 9, 2013 at 4:55am —
“Breast is best” is the message that was drilled into me, and probably most new mothers, throughout my pregnancy and straight after birth. I can see why some new Mum’s feel the guilt and sadness when breastfeeding doesn’t go to plan – like me.
When Jack was born, I had nurses come and help me day and night with extracting milk, latching on techniques and everything else ‘boob’ while I was in the hospital. I became so overwhelmed with the difficulty and coordination that it took just… Continue
Added by Jessica Breen on April 8, 2013 at 1:02am —
It seriously does my head in when you think everything is peachy-keen with the boys, only to discover they are trying to destroy the house, with as much smelly, powdery, creamy stuff as possible.
Ok, I’m lucky to not have experienced poo all over the walls, but I have had the pleasure to have walked in on powder, bum cream, wee, pen, cat bikkies, cat litter, fish food pellets, shredded paper, and everything else in between. I can understand how much fun it would be, to not have a… Continue
Added by Jessica Breen on April 6, 2013 at 6:05pm —
When Jack and Ollie were each about four months old, we started getting them used to sleepovers at their grandparent’s house. I knew that I wanted to get them used to sleeping wherever we needed them to go – so started them early to get used to it. AND IT’S BEEN BRILLIANT! Not only do they look forward to going to our parents, but they don’t make a fuss when we walk out the door.
About once a fortnight or 3 weeks, they’ll spend the night away to give hubby and I time to relax, and… Continue
Added by Jessica Breen on April 5, 2013 at 5:42am —
There is nothing worse that getting caught in the city with a screaming baby and no diapers - or trying to find a kid-friendly restaurant during lunch rush. UGH!!!
Been there, done that. Never again - check out and download this app while it's FREE! You'll thank me later!…
Added by Stephanie Barnhart on April 4, 2013 at 10:27pm —
I had done this before.. Everything seemed fine, and the doctor (actually, midwife) had just left the room. As I was lying there, with my nurse to my side, preparing for my fourth child to come into this world; everything was calm and going as expected. They had just broken my water and my labor was progressing.
Having done this three times before and assuming everything was going as…
Added by Marissa Sue Mitchell on March 29, 2013 at 12:30pm —
Moms are lauded as revered family cooks. They are supposed to make the best spaghetti, the best cookies, the best of whatever your favorite dish was growing up. Yet not all moms are the Martha Stewarts of their own homes. Some of us still struggle with basic skills like how to boil water.
We all have to start somewhere. If you are still struggling in the kitchen, here are a few tips for some basic cooking skills that every mom needs to know:
How to… Continue
Added by Laura Cipullo on March 27, 2013 at 6:21pm —
For my entire life, I have had so many people comment on how much I look like my mother, yet neither of us have been able to see it. The same thing is happening to my boys. 'Oh, he looks just like you.' Or 'He has his daddy's eyes.' Etc, etc... And I'm still totally blind to it!
What I can see in Ollie, is that he has white blond hair like my brother did, and brown eyes like his uncle. Jack has blue-green eyes like no one I know, and is left handed like a couple of uncles too. Before… Continue
Added by Jessica Breen on March 27, 2013 at 7:04am —