Operation FreeMom: Sharing the Hard Stuff

This is the third in the Operation:FreeMom series. Start here to catch up!...more

Sharing in the Misinformation Age

I love Facebook. Practically all my friends live there. I love it so much I'd marry it, if I wasn't already happily hitched to to my husband. But Facebook also scares the living crap out of me. Not because I worry about my privacy (I'm not that private) or stalkers (I'm not that interesting) or the ads (I'm not that vulnerable).Facebook freaks me out because of how frequently misinformation is flung around as fact....more

Are YOU an Invisible Mom?

http://www.quackbaby.com/9/post/2013/02/are-you-an-invisible-mom.html By Geraldine Moxy, Guest Blarfer...more

Thank You For Sharing Your Life With Me...

 "two people were married- the act was outrageous, the bride was contagious, she burned like a bride..." - paul sim...more

Day of Sharing

For some reason, today seems to be the Day of Sharing at my office. Not 'share' as in sharing cookies, mind (although upon finding a cake with my name on it, I reckon that is the case, too). It's not - thank God - sharing workloads, either. It's sharing the... dirt? - I suppose - on other people. ...more

Share your experience...especially when you don't feel like sharing

I coach and encourage expectant moms to do only what works for them during their pregnancies. This is the core focus of the work that I do. That being said, there are some general suggestions that I make. One is that you share with others about what you’re experiencing…especially when you don’t feel like sharing.  Now, how you might choose to share can look a myriad of ways. You could talk to a coach inside a confidential relationship, you could talk to everyone and anyone who will listen, you could open up to a small select group of trusted friends, etc....more

Today's Definition of Sharing

Little big boy reaches into little sister's bowl and scoops up some yogurt and cereal and says, "Look Mom.  I'm sharing with sister".  Sister continues eating and doesn't seem at all bothered by his foraging.  Boy is smiling.I think we have to work on the definition a bit more.Later in the day, little girl has the two monkeys.  Little boy wants one.  He hands her his pretend cell phone which she takes and he proceeds to unpeel her grip on one of the monkeys.  She acquieses.  He tells me he has shared....more

Sharing and Caring and a Touch of Guile

We've been working on this sharing thing for a while now - it's totally developmentally appropriate stuff and little boy takes great joy in passing his water bottle to sister and getting her a teddy bear vitamin each day. But very early on, he learned that he could get toys from her (under the loophole of sharing) if she was distracted by something else.  So when he wanted her book, he'd show her the car.  When she reached for the car, he could technically take the book....more

A Frugal Girls Night: Update

So last night didn't exactly go as planned.  Big surprise, huh?  Isn't that the way life usually works?We get to the restaurant and the entree special (steak and lobster) that we were planning on ordering was no longer on special.  Ok, time to regroup. ...more

Why Did You Tell Dad That I Got My Period?

My Lover and I were talking the other day about his twelve year old son having his first girlfriend. I’m not sure that I can remember what girlfriend and boyfriend meant in seventh grade. I do know that I went to my first co-ed party, played spin the bottle, and prayed that it would get too late in the evening to play seven minutes in the closet. I was quite shy in the romance department back then....more