My Mother Always Said...
The neverending influence of Mom.
The following items were found by entering "My mother always said" into the Google search engine. My mother always said bats have rabies. My mother always said I had a way with animals. My mother always said I would never have any boyfriends if I stayed fat. My mother always said we were very little Irish. My mother always said march to the beat of a different drummer. My mother always said tell the truth and shame the devil. My mother always said to look in the box before saying what's in it. My mother always said that it was bad luck for a woman to be the first visitor at your home when the new year begins. My mother always said wait until you have children... read more
To Persevere Through the Darkness
I experienced postpartum depression with not just one pregnancy, but two.
By Anne Myers
Imagine yourself, home just one week with your precious newborn, but that you don’t want... read more
Third Millennium Mom
Combining 50s home-goodness with today’s work ethic – is this a realistic expectation for women?
By Rita Fiorentino
We've sworn off hydrogenated oils (or trans-fats they're also called). Heard of them? They're in everything.... read more
Family Vacations Gone Awry
Sometimes surviving a family vacation takes more than sunscreen and bug repellent.
By Aimee Cirucci
Family vacations are as American as apple pie, and as seasonal as watermelon. As we bask in summer sun,... read more
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My Many Hats
The life of a stay at home working mom.
By Christina Barber
A friend once asked, "How can you do that? How can you be a stay at home mom, get all of that writing done and not go crazy?" My reply was simple. "I don’t. I just go crazy in a different way." I had been a stay at home mom for the first two years of my daughter’s life. I enjoyed it immensely. But, part of me yearned for more. I began to do some soul searching and decided that I wanted to work out of the house. After a discussion with my very supportive husband, I studied to obtain a paralegal certification and then landed a job. All went well for another two years. Everyone seemed happy with the situation. Then I was dealt a blow to my ego. My boss decided that my position in the firm needed... read more
Special Needs of the Gifted Child
Exceptional minds have requirements, too.
By Kristina Ashlock
When we think of a child with special needs, we tend to think of a child who is autistic, has ADHD... read more
WTF?! Toy Roundup
WWLD?, Barbie Luvs Spongebob, Superman Talking Dress Up, Home Depot Weed Trimmer
What Would Lizzie Do? Gameby Milton Bradley -- $14.99 Sure, we've heard of "What Would Jesus Do?", and the myriad of products it has inspired, but forget WWJD -- we want to know what would Lizzie do? This game let's you try to guess the solutions to sticky situations that would most accurately match what middle-aged men would write in a screenplay for a fictional pre-teen girl! It also poses the intriguing challenge, "Can you get inside Lizzie's head?" We think all you'll find in there are boys and cotton candy lip glitter. ... read more
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Hell on 8 Wheels
The roller derby is taking over my life! And it hurts so good...
By Stacey Greenberg
I haven’t had a decent night’s sleep in weeks. And surprisingly my two and four-year-old aren’t to blame. I’ve been lying in bed thinking of taglines for the Memphis Roller Derby logo, rink names for some of my new skater friends, and drills to try out at our next practice. Sometimes I just lie there and imagine myself jamming through a row of blockers while the announcer screams, “Smashimi scores again!” A few short months ago, I didn’t even know what roller derby was. My husband, Warren, called me from his dig in Missouri and said, “Hey check out ‘Rollergirls’ on A&E.” “Rollergirls” is... read more
How to Get Laid
Dads, there is nothing sexier than doing the dishes... except vacuuming
By Stacey Greenberg
There was a time when I fantasized about my husband coming home, grabbing me lustfully, throwing me on... read more
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