New parents have it rough sometimes. Babies cry -- a lot. I've often found myself thinking it'd be so much easier if my little one could just tell me why she's upset. Then I could fix the problem and everything would be wonderful, ...more
At two-and-a-half, my autistic son spoke more often than several other kids in his regional center-funded speech and language class. Two years later, several of those kids talked non-stop, whereas my son continued to speak only occasionally, and ...more
It was our great philosopher in a bowler hat, Boy George, who said it best when he sang: Time won't give me time. It's one of those hard truths working mothers (hell, all mothers!) know too well.And for us WAHMs ... listen. The juggle is real.
Yes, you read that title correctly: I now have a son ...
This story started a long time ago. Decades.
It begins with my sister. She and I never really got along. As a child I idolised her. She found me annoying. She was popular, gorgeous and ...more
It wasn't until I watched her — I never saw her face, but the way her shoulders slouched forward told me she was dejected, and the way her body moved told me she was crying — that I decided I had to step in; I had to say something — for her, for others, and for me. ...more
New parents have it rough sometimes. Babies cry -- a lot. I've often found myself thinking it'd be so much easier if my little one could just tell me why she's upset. Then I could fix the problem and everything would be wonderful, right?
Recently, I watched the new CW show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which features Rebecca, a Jewish American woman visiting her ex-boyfriend Josh’s extended Filipino American family for Thanksgiving. While it’s completely over-the-top (the hip-hop video segment!), it was hilarious....more
Ol’ Forrest has shown up in many a miscellaneous movie quiz through the years, but I’ve never had a dedicated Forrest Gump quiz…until now! Here are the details: WHAT: Forrest Gump quiz WHERE: Here, baby! WHEN: Wednesday, December 2, 9:00 Eastern/6:00 Pacific WHY: Because Forrest is the best! ...more
This is my seventh annual Christmas list. Which is crazy.There's simply no way I have been doing this for that long.If you're so inclined, you can read my previous lists here.201420132012201120102009I am terrible at making lists. I am terrible at asking for things ....more
Can you believe tomorrow is December 1st?! We have a couple new crafts in store for this year, but until then here are some fun things we’ve done in the past in case you need a little crafting inspiration! A free favorite way of making paper snowflakes A favorite way of making paper snowflakes. A.. ....more
1. You don't have to be rich in order to adopt. My husband and I had been married just over a year and were average middle class citizens with no huge amount of money saved.2. You'll need to get a Fed-Ex Account.You're going to be sending lots of documents out!3. Get creative with raising money. We chose to adopt 2 older children who were siblings. We had yard sales, fundraiser picnics, and accepted donations too!...more
Help protect your family from the transmission of harmful bacteria and viruses! Use Lysol’s Full Bathroom Range to remove soap scum, lime scale, and everyday dirt and grime to leave your bathroom smelling clean and fresh. Read more
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