Face/Off: Grandma Edition

Sometimes I open my mouth and my mother comes out. ...more

A Daughter Teaches, A Mother Learns.

I'd like to tell you a story about a baby girl. Did her mother know one day in April that her doctor appointment would not go as planned. Did she know they would tell her she would deliver her baby that day. Did she know the doctor would use terminology she did not read about in the baby books. Did she know after a suggested sonogram, she would be told that her baby has a "myelomeningocele - spina bifida, a neural tube defect in which a developing baby's spinal cord fails to develop properly." A what? And explain it in WORDS she can understand please! NO, I did not know....more
Thanks Heather! She is beautiful!more

MOM IS THE RULE: 5 Most Famous and Compelling Momisms

Most of the time mom’s just stays at home cooking meals, doing laundries, cleaning everyone’s mess and keeping all the things in clean and in order inside and outside the house, day till night. It’s always a 100% released energy everyday just to keep a family safe and sound. ...more

Bonbons?

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Why Can't You Have a Normal Job, Daddy?

Why can't Daddy have a normal job? How do I answer that? What is a “normal job?” To a nine-year-old, a normal job would be one where Daddy was off on Saturday and Sunday, the days she is off of school. A “normal job” would be one where he is home this afternoon so she could stay at home with him, instead of having to go to a baby shower with me (knowing her friends will not be there, but will be home with their dads). ...more
mholtsolomon Thank you.  It is tough on the entire family isn't it? :-(more

The Best Way to Tackle a Sick Day

The plague has descended on our home.I don't know what it is about this time of year, but towards the beginning of March we seem to be jinxed with a revolving door of boogers, fevers, headaches and general, all-round sluggishness.In past years it was really not *that* big of a deal.I've always been a full-time stay-at-home mom, so I'd just stay in my jammies all day, soaking up the snuggles, letting the laundry pile grow larger without a second thought....more

How to Build a Great Relationship with Your Kids

Hi everyone and welcome to Dedicated 2 Life.  If you are new here, I know you will find something here that interests you if you like self-growth. Check out our home page for a list of topics that we blog about regularly.  Mostly, I want to say this to you - - “Welcome and thanks for stopping by”....more

How to have a Conversation with Well-Meaning People

We all have our family of origin, and then we have our family of friends.It ’s one of the great perks of adulthood — you get to pick a second family of friends who love you.While it ’s likely that both these families love you and care about you and want the best for you, you may have noticed that most of them neither know nor care much about your work.They don’t understand what you do. They don’t understand why you do it. It probably even seems kind of crazy to them.That ’s okay. ...more