When I started this venture....

... my kids were 1, 2, 4 and 12. What a difference just over a year makes. I remember telling my husband, when we first embarked on this consecutive pregnancies and / or the care and feeding of many small children and a budding "tween" - a couple of years ago - that we would "hunker" down - never travel - eat mac n cheese and hot dogs every night - like really LIVE!!!...more

Giveaway: Enter To Win This Bottle Drying Rack

by Sarah Welch & Alicia Rockmore Two weeks ago, a fellow mom sent a group message to a few of her Facebook friends asking them to list the accomplishments they were most proud of in 2009. It was neat to see the responses from others, some of whom we knew, some of whom we didn’t. Answers ranged from the birth of a child to finishing a book. One reply in particular caught our eye… ...more

Pro-life versus Pro-dad

By Maryanne Comaroto Let me start by saying that this is not a blog - it's a rant.  I hope I can have your attention anyway, and I know that many of you will be able to relate to this.  As someone who has been a single mother for more than a decade, this is an issue that is very important to me, so you'll forgive me if I use some strong language. ...more

Cloth Full of Details

found here on my website: www.thesassyone.com ...more

How to Stick to a Schedule, when you're a BUSY Mom!!!

 Lately, I've gotten several emails about putting your babies on a schedule like Brayden is. I thought it might be best if I answered you in a post in case anyone else was interested. I'm by no means an expert - this is just what worked for us and for Brayden. All babies are different and what works for B is just what works for B.I'm a stay at home mom....more

Multiple baby cute overload!

This week I'd like to highlight some of the bloggers in our network who write about parenting twins, triplets, quadruplets or quintuplets. I looked at over 100 blogs by parents of twins and more. By the end of the day it was like complete overload! In fact I kept thinking of the Rules of Cuteness, like "A thing, accompanied by a smaller version of that thing, is always cute." My new rule: a small child, accompanied by one or more siblings of the same age, is always cute! ...more

In my case you are certainly right that the old expression "it takes a village..." is true. ...more

The only genius in Baby Einstein DVDs was in the marketing

As I type this, my four-year-old son is explaining that because it's getting dark outside, it's time to fire up the DVR and watch WordWorld, his favorite PBS show. Indeed, on many nights, if I'm grading papers, prepping for class, or just trying to steal a few minutes to focus on my own stuff, he does get to watch WordWorld. ...more

I don't think it hurts that "Avatar" is also an exceptionally good show that I enjoyed ...more

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. I'm asking everyone if they could light a candle at 7:00 pm tonight and leave it lit for an hour. That candle will represent all the babies who have become angels to soon. I personally have three little angels. Please help us remember....more