So once again the homework battle has reared its ugly head and is threatening to engulf the entire family like the hydra that never dies. I really don’t know what it is about homework that upsets Highschoolboy so much. It’s not like he doesn’t understand that he is supposed to do his work. That work does come before play and that play is part of life not life itself....more
... 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
Lexi turned twelve last week, and to mark the occasion we made a mother/daughter trip to the mall where I bought her make-up and a push-up bra. No, I didn’t really buy her a push-up bra. That would have been ridiculous since everyone knows you don’t buy your daughter a push-up bra until their thirteenth birthday!...more
Maybe it is because my daily commute to work takes me through Delaware County, Pa., in close proximity to the train tracks where Vanessa Dorwart and Gina Gentile ended their lives on Thursday, an apparent suicide pact.Maybe it is because I remember being 16 and feeling like my life was over because of a breakup, that I would never feel whole and healed again.Maybe it is because I'm a parent and cannot imagine what these girls' families are going through.M...more
Yesterday, was our first College Fair. #1 was excited about going, and got a lot of good information. #2, reluctantly,went with us, though it was only in hopes of getting some food, because she clearly didn't want to be there, and made no effort to hide her feelings about it. The phrase of the day: "This is dumb, I'm hungry, can we go now?"
I am blazing angry because this just happened to me. I was 31 minutes into my 45 minute workout and thinking: "Wow, this is going to be the best (longest) workout I've been able to squeeze in to my day in over 3 months!" All of a sudden, the channel of the TV I was intently viewing changed! My reaction was immediate because I had no headphones and was struggling to keep up with the dialogue running across the bottom of the screen. I looked over to my left and there he was, the jerk who changed my channel even before he ever got to the elyptical machine. ...more
A few years ago, a family member (I'll call her Wanda) was principal of a middle school. "Jane," a sixth-grader, asked her to mediate a conversation between her and her best friend, "Maria." Wanda thought this was a very mature suggestion, so she brought both girls into her office. "Maria," Wanda said, "Jane tells me she would like to discuss a recent misunderstanding." Jane nodded, then said, "I didn't really go down on your boyfriend."
Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers are healthy snacks you can offer your children after a long day at school. 17 moms offer their best back to school snacking and lunch tips. Find some great ideas and get a chance to win a $100 VISA Gift Card on each blog. Read more
Moms serve Bagel Bites® for after school snacks because you know they always come home hungry after a long day of learning and play. Read more and see how our bloggers get through after school activities. Read more