Chores: Are They War Time Demands or Peace Time Talks in Your House?

Getting children to do their chores can be, shall we say, somewhat frustrating. I always find it hilarious when my kids clean their playroom with relative ease and even -- gasp! -- joy just because a grandma, an adult friend or a friend of theirs is helping with the task. For the most part, they do an okay job keeping things picked up, but we've had a fight -- or two -- about the subject of chores. Kelli MW at Momma Needs a Beer wrote about her memories of the Chore Wars when she was growing up. ...more
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Chores: Are They War Time Demands or Peace Time Talks in Your House?

Getting children to do their chores can be, shall we say, somewhat frustrating. I always find it hilarious when my kids clean their playroom with relative ease and even -- gasp! -- joy just because a grandma, an adult friend or a friend of theirs is helping with the task. For the most part, they do an okay job keeping things picked up, but we've had a fight -- or two -- about the subject of chores. Kelli MW at Momma Needs a Beer wrote about her memories of the Chore Wars when she was growing up. ...more
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Chores: Are They War Time Demands or Peace Time Talks in Your House?

Getting children to do their chores can be, shall we say, somewhat frustrating. I always find it hilarious when my kids clean their playroom with relative ease and even -- gasp! -- joy just because a grandma, an adult friend or a friend of theirs is helping with the task. For the most part, they do an okay job keeping things picked up, but we've had a fight -- or two -- about the subject of chores. Kelli MW at Momma Needs a Beer wrote about her memories of the Chore Wars when she was growing up. ...more
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Our 9/11 Stories: Share Your Posts About September 11, 2001

Editor's note: Last year, we called for you to share your posts on the events of September 11, 2001. More than 200 bloggers responded. We're honoring this tradition again this year, and invite you to read these bloggers' stories and contribute your own. -- Julie We've seen a LOT of stories in the media about the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93. We've also seen, and maybe felt, that many of us are sick of the story in the media. ...more
My perspective on 9/11... and how it changed me. ... more

Check Out 3M at BlogHer '11!

School is in session at BlogHer ’11!  Whether your kids are heading to kindergarten or college, stop by 3M booth #523 to find out what’s new this year for back to school. Sample products from Command™, Filtrete™ Water, Post-it®, Scotch® and Scotch-Brite™ brands, and share your insights.  We will also be conducting product giveaways via Twitter, so be sure to follow us and look for #3MB2S.   ...more

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This is What Postpartum Depression Feels Like

So I didn’t send it. That’s a mistake. Friends let me tell you, the moment you have the instant reaction to reach out? DO IT. Trust me. She probably could have talked me through it and it not spiraled the rest of my night. But I kept it to myself, and much like PPD did a year ago, it ate at me. Slowly. In every word said, every action of my child. It’s unnerving. ...more

Thank you for expressing what so many of us have struggled with silently for years. I too, ... more