Well Played Universe. Well Played

It was an exciting weekend at Motherhood is Beautiful! If you don’t follow the Motherhood is Beautiful Facebook page (you totally should, here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/motherhoodisbeautifulandotherlies), you missed a couple of exciting announcements....more

No More Excuses Ladies!

 Ok, now that I’ve gotten your attention!  How long has it been since you bought a new type of makeup?  Do you know how to use it?  When was the last time you picked up a magazine and looked at the new way to do your makeup?  Probably a while!  At least if you’re a mom anyway....more

Saying goodbye to maternity clothes

I always knew I would love being pregnant.  Unlike most third trimester women, I wanted to keep my baby right where she was; in my womb, kicking at me from within my body, making my tummy dance, and putting on quite the show.I was in no hurry to release her.  I was in too much awe and wonderment at the life I could cuddle and hug, who could not yet run away, out of the reach of my arms....more

The Trial and Error Method of Cutting Kids' Hair

Do you remember this humourous, family kitchen scene, perhaps from the forty's or fifty's, where a child sits on a stool with a huge sheet tied around their neck, a pained expression on their face and a bowl on their head as Mother stands poised behind them, scissors in hand? This family drama came to life in the early 1990's. ...more
 @motherofnine9 The first one definitely NOT. Second one, hopeful :-)more

Common sense and toddlers by the water....

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You Do? Toddlers by the water…..and common sense parenting. by Author MelindaTripp March 22, 2012 Could you hear me from there?  ” Are you kidding me!?” Yes, I know quite a few stories about toddlers and preschoolers who have saved family members....more

Feedyard Foodie: A Cover Girl?

City Girl turned Cow Girl turned Cover Girl!...more
Love this.  This is so well-deserved.  I loved reading it.  more

No She Didn't

I was filling out the grueling, unending, online forms for my son's summer camp class for this year. By the time I got to filling in the parent information screen, I came across the field that asked for Mother's Occupation. First, I typed "Homemaker" - delete. Then, I typed "School Volunteer" - delete. Next, I typed "Blogger, Jewelry-Maker, College Consultant, Retired Engineer" - delete, delete, delete, delete.To keep reading, visit me at this post:http://www.feellovdeveryday.blogspot.com/2012/03/no-she-didnt.htmlLOVD Tidings to You!...more

Sneaky Mom's Top Ten Ways To Get Your Bloomers To Eat Veggies

If you haven't heard about it, Jimmy Kimmel asked parents to tell their kids that they ate all their Halloween candy, film their reactions and upload the videos to him. I cringed at the resultant compilation. In my mind, it sadly typifies the shift in our society towards mean-spirited humor or humor at someone else's expense. Some of the kids were downright devastated - sobbing even. Now why would anyone want to do that?...more


 Still not had my hair cut since Betty. Trimmed the week before she was born and self dyed six times, curled/straightened daily and hacked at occasionally with a pair of orange handled kitchen shears. Routinely buy four bottles of shampoo to treat frizzy, dry, damaged and brittle elements of rebelling barnet.  ...more