by Anna of "This Perfect Mess"
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by Ashley of "Modern Manic Mommy"
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My oldest child started kindergarten this fall. I remember my own kindergarten days fondly: I colored pictures; I made a macaroni necklace; I played Goldilocks in the year-end kindergarten play, which I’m pretty sure was the More
When my father died in 2009, I knew what to expect. I’d been a psychotherapist for decades, and helped countless patients through deaths of loved ones. I figured my appetite would turn strange, and my sleep would go haywire. More
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5 hours ago -S. B. asks from Encino - Hello moms - I'm interested in any tips you have for erasing or covering up dark circles under the eyes. As I age, they seem to get more prominent. I don't regularly wear make-up, but would do so for this, as long as it doesn't take more than 5 minutes to accomplish (i...
13 hours ago -R. M. asks from Murrieta - My kids were watering the garden with a spray nozzle hose that was placed in the "constantly on" position and full blast. My son tried to grab the hose away from my 7 y/o daughter and the water shot in her face and straight up her nose. I am in a complete panic over tha...
14 hours ago -M. K. asks from Sterling - Anyone else's 13 month old on the quiet side? My son does not talk a lot. He does say the normal mama, dada, nana, hi and now mommy and daddy but he is usually pretty content quietly playing or should I say pulling, carrying or pushing his water table, cooler or something...
16 hours ago -N. a. asks from Papillion - I am asking due to our 20 month old nit-picking at her food lately, a lot. She likes her startches, protiens, and some bananas sometimes. But getting her to chow down on vegetables, a variety of fruits, or food in general is a challenge and I am in high doubts along with ...
August 28, 2015 - List
August 28, 2015 - List
I work and I have you. I wish you were my job. Instead, I pay other people and you become their job. I pack you up each night into zippered pockets: diapers, wipes, formula, in case they run out of my milk. You live a compartmentalized infancy. An extra set of clothes, my least favorite, occupies the main section of your diaper bag. When you have an accident or make a mess, you are wearing the mismatched and faded outfit of a brother who is eight years older. I call you my little ragamuffin as I spin you in the air above me, and pull you closer smelling the remains of lunch and sleep as I breathe in….More
I am admittedly not the greatest housekeeper in the world.
I could blame others for this problem of mine. At times I actually have blamed genetics or habits picked up in childhood and even the people who live under our roof. The inhabitants of our home make it a challenge to keep up with the mess. Just when I think we have all of the kid’s toys picked up downstairs I turn around and trip over a dog toy. Every time I open our front door there is another wad of dog hair to sweep up. And don’t even get me started on the mess made by the mail that stacks up day after day after day….More
You never thought you’d be “one of those women” who’d stay with their husband after he’d had an affair. Hell, you never thought you’d be “one of those women” whose husband would ever have an affair….More
August 23, 2015 -L. M. asks from Chicago - My daughter will be 10 in the next month. I'm starting to understand that I am not empowering her as much as I should. In my mind, I still see my 5 year old who needs Mommy to help her out and who is not yet ready for "big girl" things. I'm seeing that this is not ...
August 22, 2015 -J. G. asks from Chicago - As some of you know, my FIL died last December. His birthday is coming up, and I'm wondering if we should do something for my MIL? She is doing well, but I know she's still struggling with him being gone. Do we send a card, chocolates, flowers, just saying, we are t...
August 20, 2015 -M. M. asks from Chicago - We've been kind of looking around at different places and trying to figure out the best place to live. We're in IL where the property taxes are crazy high and just keep going up. Where do you live, how is it, what are the advantages/disadvantages? Low taxes, family frie...
August 18, 2015 -S. M. asks from Woodridge - Our wee one turns 4 next month. She's currently enrolled at a pre-school; we'll be looking at kindergarten in fall 2017. We are looking to send her to a Christian-based school in the area. We currently attend an EFCA in the area. Any help would be appreciated! Than...
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