Send the laundry packing
Posted January 10th, 2013 at 11:11 am
One of the struggles I always encounter with my kids is dividing up the chores. As formerly sheltered kids who weren't really required to do much around the house, life with the "single" me as their mommy has certainly taken on a different view. I try to explain to them that no one works for them and we ALL have to contribute to keep this household afloat. A far cry from our life with a live in nanny who catered to us ALL!
My boys were honored with the task of folding and taking everyone's ...
Pushing our kids for their own greater good
Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 3:32 pm
I write this as the proud mommy of a fifth grader who just today won his first election! He ran for treasurer of his student government association.
Now I have a very sports minded kid who sleeps with a football and wakes up with a baseball. If he could do all sports all the time, this kid would be in heaven. So when I heard that the election was coming up, I kinda sort made him run lol. He didn't give me too much resistance, but I figured it would be a good learning experience no matter the ...
Tax Free Weekend Shopping Tips
Posted August 17th, 2012 at 8:20 am
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Get Ready for BACK TO SCHOOL
Posted August 15th, 2012 at 12:33 pm
For some kids, back to school time has come too soon! But for many parents, we have another week and some change to get it together. Here are some things to consider as the first day of school closes in-----
Call and schedule pediatricians well-child checkup and physicals for fall sports and activities if you have not already. Waiting until the last minute can mean delaying of records getting back to your respective schools when it's game time and can l...
Gabby Douglas wins the gold!!
Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 4:07 pm
I said a prayer today for Gabby Douglas. A prayer of protection from the evil naysayers who are speaking out with evil and superficial comments and I pray that she keeps her circle tight. I hope she continues to finds genuine support as she is thrust into the public eye. I wish her all the best in all that comes her way. We all know how cruel the public eye can be and from the moment she hit the Olympic stage, people have been weighing in on her apprearance. Commenting on everything fr...
What would you do?
Today....I think I might have just saved a man's life. Well, lemme retract that statement and say that GOD just yanked me up outta the middle of what I had deemed to be a very busy day and used me to help someone who was in no way able to help himself.
I finished up a late lunch full of gut busting laughter with one of my BFF's and had set off to run some errands before I headed home. I had a looooong to do list awaiting me like a virtual neon sign flashing above my head. So I decided t...
Can women really have it all?
Posted June 27th, 2012 at 5:46 pm
Seems like this topic just won't die in the mommy circles. Can women REALLY have it all? Take a look at the articles below and if you see the Fox segment about this tonight feel free to weigh in. Please post comments RO the site. Thanks! JABM
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/07/why-women-still-can-8217-t-have-it-all/9020/Can wen have it all?
TIME cover brouhaha….Am I Mom enough?!
Posted May 10th, 2012 at 6:44 pm
The newly unveiled Time magazine article has created a buzz on the internet and stirred up much controversy and interest. Of course upon seeing the image, I like many others were drawn in and intrigued prompting me to read on.
With the 20 year anniversay of Dr. Sears theory of attachment parenting upon us, the issue has been widely debated as to which parenting style is more effective. A parenting style is like an opinion (or an asshole) everybody has one. You can't get much more personal t...
Craft Summary From GREAT DAY HOUSTON 5/8
Posted May 8th, 2012 at 11:28 pm
Here is a summary of the crafts I demonstrated for Great Day Houston. The links to the websites where I found them are also listed below. I made some modifications, especially to the flowers pens choosing to use beads and adding pipe cleaner around the pen as well. Enjoy!
Almost No Sew Hip Makeup Bag
Difficulty: AverageAge: 8 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
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Don’t believe the hype
Posted April 24th, 2012 at 8:06 am
UGH....it's a dreaded standardized testing morning. I'm singing very loudly, "Don't believe the hype" in my best Flava Flav voice. It's Day One of two days of testing for my boys. I hate that the school pushes all of that testing anxiety into my home! If left up to me, nothing would be different. My kids are on a schedule and get good sleep every school night. I make some semblance of a hot breakfast daily! So why all of the pressure pushed down to them to do so many extra things in prepa...