Can your child maneuver an I-Pad but can’t ride a bike?

 Have you ever seen an Infant in the airplane, shopping Mall, restaurant playing with their parent’s I-Pad or I-Phone? Worse still, are you a parent to one? If yes, then you are not alone. The talk about age compression with application enabled toys started as early as 1990’s with the coming of Video games. There was an ongoing debate that introducing children to Video games and computers at a young age of 10 years was taking a toll on their physical fitness and imagination levels....more

Let The 2012 Listen To Your Mother Shows Begin!

For me, now, Mother's Day no longer means brunch. It means community. Okay, it means brunch first -- likely with a mimosa-- immediately followed by community....more
LTYM energy is palpable...on line, on facebook, on twitter. I can't even imagine what it is ...more

Continuing From Thanksgiving.......

                              I woke up to a sunny day outside and noticed that the weather was on my side today. I got to thinking that we should go out just like we did yesterday and get some fresh air (and pick up a few things at the store) . It was the perfect day to go to the library with my little friend . She wanted to go and get some books to read and entertain her....more

Mom Nostalgia: What Passes In A Blink

Riding the subway with my sons, I look across to see a baby strapped to his mother’s chest, lovingly patting her face. (And then, not quite so lovingly, trying to stick his fingers up her nose.) I smile. Remember. My two are slumped against me, one at each shoulder; snuggled, tired, happy. On our way home from a boisterous day at the Cloister’s medieval festival, swords and shields safely stowed in our pack. I think the thought of all parents of older kids: “How did THAT turn into THIS?” Blink. Whoosh. ...more
@RuthNY Thank you. Yes at 9 there are whole new realms opening up, yet still they deign to hold ...more

the time of my life...

  i remember when i was in high school and running around like a headless chickenwith so much to do and no time to waste and lots of friends and things to do.... i remember thinking, this is the time of my life... ...more
Oh, honey. I have had so much trouble remembering exactly that, lately: This is the time of my ...more

BlogHerMoms Giggle: Stop With the Glitter

Since when did teenaged girls start dipping their bodies in glitter?...more

BlogHerMoms Giggle: The Parenting Gross-Out Factor

Has your tolerance for what is gross quadrupled since you had kids?...more
@myselfbelts @blogher Add Flybar/Pogo jumping to your daily routine - healthy fun for entire ...more

BlogHerMoms: Do You Know Where Your YOU Is?

I think it’s also true that being a mother really doesn’t change you all that much. Somewhere underneath all that meal-making and scraped-knee kissing we do, we are still the same 14-, 23- or 37-year-old we’ve always been, trying to find our way and our place in life, to become who we really are, the concentrated orange-juice version of ourselves: rich, potent, bright, and more satisfying....more
I understand how it feels to lose yourself when you become consumed with motherhood and life in ...more