I Heart Dads...

A few months ago, my Dad had a heart attack... it was described as a very mild heart attack, and he ended up with no damage to his heart... of course, while he was in there for that, they found a tumor on his kidney. He then had surgery to remove the tumor (which the doctors said was almost surely cancerous). The surgery went well and, after testing the tumor, it actually turned out to be non-cancerous, anyway! He was very scared when he went into this surgery that he wasn't going to make it through, but he has since made a full recovery! ...more

*Boobs Fell Down*

So. I am sitting in the bathtub with my (slightly possessed) 2 y/o daughter. I am  23 weeks pregnant with baby #2. All of a sudden, she looks at me and says, "aww." She makes a really sad face. "What's the matter baby?" I say. She looks at me and says, " your boobs."  "What about my boobs?" I ask her.That's when she looks at me with sympathy and says, " they fall down, mama."  ...more

Enter To Win A Melissa & Doug 25 Piece Deluxe Stamp Kit

Enter to win a NIP Melissa & Doug 25 piece deluxe stamp set that will give hours of fun over and over again. There is a 2 colored washable ink pad, 16 stamps, 7 colored pencils and comes in its own wooden case. ...more

A Night Out!

It’s been a while since I’ve had the luxury of meeting new people and making new friends. Mom knows that is last on the agenda, sleep is first! Now that I’ve caught up on all those lost years I’ve been able to venture out, and have been please to discover a world of techy women, like Robyn Cohen LA director for Girls in Tech, http://www.girlsintech.net and Megan from Megs Make-up http://www.megsmakeup.com. Mom Lounge is looking forward to all the upcoming social gatherings! ...more

Overwhelming Octuplets

A life commitment 8 times all at once! Wow! As I soothed my daughter through her temperature today I couldn’t help but wonder how is it possible for 1 mother and 14 children? People Magazine noted Mom Nadya Suleman feeding her family from food stamps I continued to wonder how was she able to afford In Vitro and why would she have 8 eggs implanted if she couldn’t support her family with a zero income status? There was also mention of her psychological instability in the past 7 years, I’m not sure if 8 new babies was her answer to sanity! ...more

Study warns about giving Ritalin to preschoolers

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15336510/   Highlights: not recommended for children under 6 While there are some benefits for children with severe ADHD, preschoolers are more likely than older children to develop side effects. About 40% developed side effects! That's really high! ...more

It's never easy!

I have a list that is bigger than me today, it started with my first priority Lila and getting her ready for preschool. My baby girl is growing and I'm feeling the bond change as she is becoming a little more independent and nonchalant about our good-bye...I practically begged for a kiss....I'm definitely smothering her with love and kisses when I get her back home :-) ...more

Oh Boy....

What happens when a menstruating me is cronfronted with a gigantic tub of animal crackers?  Do I play it smart and pass them up or do I turn the tub up over my face and eat the whole container as my horrified child looks on?   http://www.merrywifeofcanon.com/post.cfm/welcome-back-satan ...more

The Great Fake-Out

My 16 month-old son has recently discovered that he loves to tumble...and scare the crap out of Mommy.  His gymnastics are starting to get very daring.  Daring and heart-stopping.  When I'm dead of a heart attack next week because of this child, I would like for Wilford Brimley to give my eulogy and explain that I did NOT have diabetes.     http://www.merrywifeofcanon.com/post.cfm/psyche ...more

My Son Loves Women.... Should I Be Worried?

I had heard comments from his daycare at how much Jeffrey loves older women.  I had heard a story from the daycare about the time that a student who was studying Childhood Education spend two days at the daycare as part of her program. Apparently, Jeffrey was always around her.  He would look at her with a glaze in his eyes.  He wanted to hold her hand all the time and whenever he did ANYTHING, he would look at her for a reaction. ...more