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friends I've lost since becoming a mom

I was thinking the other day about friends I've lost since becoming a mom; in particular female friends without kids. Am I just not interesting to them anymore? A goner, with a mush brain, the way I used to think of moms with young kids? When my best friend became a mom, I felt like I lost her. I couldn't see why she didn't have time to talk with me on the phone for an hour every day anymore. Why she couldn't really talk with me even when I came over to visit. Why all she seemed to think and talk about was her baby. ...more

Thank you, Shasta! I really appreciate it. I didn't know that about the seven year cycle of ...more

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Sometimes you struggle so hard to feed your family one way, you forget to feed them the other way, with spiritual nourishment. Everybody needs that....more

They are growing up.....and that's ok by me....

I just want my kids to be themselves.....really. It seems like there is so much information out there about connecting with our kids, doing a better job than the "obviously detached" generation of parents before us, reading our kids "signs"...but even still.... so many parents can't do it. Why does it seem so easy for some to turn down the volume on their children's voices? I knew early on in my journey of becoming a mom that the one thing I wanted so badly for my child(ren), was to simply grow up.... That's right...I WANTED them to grow up....more

QuickByte Fridays--Be Positve Mom's Before I Was a Mom Ahhh, after a week of prepping the nursery, cleaning out more closets, digging out from under more snow, cleaning up after a potty-training toddler, doing a bazillion loads of laundry for baby and said toddler, trying not to catch this cold, staying caught up with the onslaught of work at my "real job", my head is literally SPINNING!...more

Gotta Have Faith

Today I was pondering whether or not I should blog. There has been something heavy on my mind for a couple of days, but I didn't know if I should write about it. And then I saw a commercial that ended the dilemma and brings me to now. The commercial was about faith....more

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To Vegan or Not To Vegan To build off of my last post, featuring a friend and fellow blogger that completed a 30-day vegan cleanse, I wanted to talk more about the vegan part of the equation.I thought it was super timely that Oprah hosted a show focused on veganism and offered a week-long vegan challenge to her staff. One of her guests was Kathy Freston, known as The Veganist....more

QuickByte Fridays--Fit & Healthy Mommy's Vegan Cleanse Today's featured supermom is a fellow P90X friend, Debi Mikolowsky, whom I met through my postings for Project Supermom on the Facebook P90X incredibly supportive group of people, I might add! Anyway, Debi kicked off 2011 with a self-imposed vegan cleanse for 30-days. Now, I have been curious about cleanses for awhile, but I haven't actually partaken in one....more

Why are coed birthday slumber parties for teens now "OK"?

I admit, I'm the uncool mom. And it's not because I shop for jeans at the wrong stores. According to my middle school daughter, recently I officially earned the title of the "World's Worst Mom" because I put my foot down and said NO to a party invite. ...more
You need to understand that her losing her virginity at 13 is not thanks to coed sleepovers, but ...more

"My Dad Was the Pilot of the Space Shuttle Challenger"

Twenty five years ago today, I was a gangly 14 year old 8th grader at Kleb Middle School in Spring, Texas. At 11:39 a.m., I was standing in the lunchroom with my friends eating greasy french fries, rectangular pizza, and drinking Mr. Pibb. My best friend's birthday had been the day before and we were busy planning a weekend celebration. ...more

I remember very clearly a teacher coming into our classroom to tell us the news.

Recently, I ...more