White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with Citrus Sugar

I'm not a fan of strawberries or chocolate or white chocolate but I'll one a chocolate dipped ...more

re-purpose a milk or OJ container into a planter for Earth Day

In theme with Earth Day today I thought I would share this fun activity that turns into a child's master piece that any teacher, grandmother etc will enjoy getting.  I just bought a six pack of flowers at Tom Leonard's for 1.79.  Talk about a great present that is inexpensive but very personal....more

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

Mother’s Day is around the corner, and it’s customary to acknowledge what our mothers mean to us.   However, at this time of year, I can’t help but think of wo...more

Pentecost, National Day and Midsummer

//Mother's Day in Sweden is celebrated on the last Sunday of May. This year it will be at the same weekend as the Pentecost fall on.// May 30-31. Pentecost Holiday ...more

This is What Peace Feels Like

Become inspired in three minutes!  See Jane Do has captured the essence of CODEPINK's Mother's Day event and vigil in this short video.  Our team reported on the event and will feature the stories of these everyday extraorindary women who came together to promote peace on June 3rd, at 1:00 P.M on KVMR. Over 8,000 quilt squares were sewn from people worldwide to create a 150 foot quilt that read, "I will not raise my children to kill another mother's child". ...more

Mother's Day

You would think that after weeping in a handful of Hallmark stores, avoiding brunch establishments in May, and sitting through several dozen celebrations of other women, that those finally parenting after infertility would embrace Mother's Day with a relieved heart; the long-sought maternal space finally entered. Except that's not really what it's like. ...more

Is Mother's "Day" An Insult?

(originally posted at my blog, www.uncoolmom.com) ...more

Letter to My Mother, Now That I Am Grateful

When I was a baby, you said that my father wouldn't let you bathe me because he felt you weren't strong enough to hold me.  But what he didn't realize was that you are the strongest woman I know. ...more

What a beautifully written letter to your mom.more

Mother's day for the rest of us.

This Mother's Day, I was pleased to note the number of blog posts, articles, and stories celebrating the ordinary mom. Plus, I was happy to see a lack of magazines suggesting that I go take a bath with candles to relax. The recognition that being a mommy in these times is difficult is comforting and helpful. ...more