Sometimes I think my toddler has selective hearing. I guess this is what being two-and-a-half means. She hears what I'm saying but doesn't care. She knows what I want her to do (or not to do), but thinks to herself, "Yeah, really don't care, Mom! ...more
Butterflies in my stomach, inability to sleep. Hope that I would make the grade, nerves that I would not.
Anxiety about being blamed for something I was ignorant about.
Trepidation about being judged, eager for praise, terrified of being ...more
May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month, and as the first Asian American woman elected to the US Congress—and the first woman of color to serve in either house— Rep. Patsy T. Mink is one of our country’s most significant female leaders....more
Mother’s Day: A tradition of brunches, spring bouquets and heart-felt cards.
Like most moms, I appreciate the effort put into the day by my family. I enjoy the annual breakfast gathering. It’s very lovely. It’s very traditional.
But, maybe this year I want to celebrate non-traditionally. How about you? Are you interested in spending the day with your mom or daughter enjoying something you both love outside of quiche and mimosas?
If so, read on for 10 Awesome Mother’s Day Ideas!
As a mother of younger boys I look forward to Mother's day. Being a Mom is 90% thankless, hard work. But on Mother's day, for one blessed day (or, at least a few sweet minutes of the day before they all ask what's for breakfast?) I am appreciated and loved. I get the little treasures they worked on in school. Heartfelt little notes in messy handwriting from kids still learning how to write, or perfecting their spelling. I get "flowers" picked from the yard to wear in my hair. And I get hugs. Lots, and lots of sweet little hugs before they run off to the next dirt pile or worm hole.
The best thing to get your mom this Mother's Day is what she has the least of, and often that doesn't involve money. Swiping your credit card is easy. But some things are so valuable they simply cannot be bought. This year, give your mom something she could never buy for herself, for any amount of money....more
Having a daughter with multiple disabilities, I am always interested in seeing how my state ranks in services for the disabled compared to others.It's easy to find this information thanks to the United Cerebral Palsy Organization who researches and compiles a list ranking each state for how good its services for the disabled are. ...more
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has joined When Georgia Smiled: The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation as the newest member of a prestigious group of leaders working with the organization on the important issues of domestic violence and sexual assault....more
Time to commence a list of reasons I am grateful for my kids being sick (just fevers, no throw up):1) Guilt-free, non-stop TV watching2) A day of no home schooling (aka me utterly losing my mind)3) An occasion to get to a small sewing project that I was previously not able to stop thinking about.I'm a selfish B, I know. I don't even know why I was so excited about doing this sewing project, but who knows what goes on in my brain. I am a little obsessed with floral prints right now and am really wishing that my Grandma Erma would have left me all of her old flowery "house dresses" (mumus) because I would have had a ball sewing them into wearable items ....more
Next month marks our 1 year anniversary moving to Colorado. We get asked all the time if we regret it and the answer is no. We honestly wish we had taken the plunge sooner but it is what it is and we are thankful that we moved when we did.Packing up your entire life and moving out of state is a huge decision ....more
There is always so much talk about how Mom’s need to care for themselves so that they are able to care for their children. When you Google “Secrets of a Happy Mom” you come up with everything ranging from new moms to moms of teenagers, and all the ways one can find happiness in those roles of parenting.They all have a common theme running through. Mom’s need personal time, exercise, time alone with a husband or significant other, etc. to be a whole person before anything else. ...more
dress - Gap via Kidizen blazer - Target via thredUP shoes - c/o Rack Room shoes shades - stolen from Grace One morning when she randomly woke up early enough to catch Simon leaving for work before the rest of us were awake ...Julia: where are you going?Simon: I have to go to workJulia:...more
Many people believe that before conception, babies are actually able to pick out exactly which mother they would like to be born to. There must be a catalogue of some sort that the “man upstairs” presents them with so they can make an educated choice....more
I lost my cell phone. For three hours, I was:anxiety-riddenpanickedbewilderedexhaustedirritated I couldn't check my email because sitting an actual computer is too difficultmad I couldn't text random... [[ This is a content summary only ....more
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing ....more
BlogHer and Chinet® asked our bloggers to plan a fun event with friends and family, usingChinet® Cut Crystal® products for inspiration. Check out their blog posts for their best elevated entertainment tips and ideas. Read more