Mealtime Matters 101: Don't Complain and Other Rules

There was a discussion on twitter the other night.  A mom was frustrated with her daughter’s complaints at the dinner table. I immediately piped up, because I know everything about parenting, and added my two cents.  “Complaining ends the meal.”  Simple -- she complains, the meal is over for her. DONE. ...more

on this one...I am the same and my guy is only a toddler...but he still has to sit at the table ... more

An Interview With Ruth Reichl

I was on cloud nine when Ruth Reichl’s agent called me back to say she was interested in accepting my interview request. Granted, she was already going to be in my neck of the woods, but still, she’s one of the most influential female food writers ever, and it was something my little food blogging heart was excited about. ...more

With her comment about if you are "poor" and you are stuck with certain kinds of food. That is ... more

Tips for Adjusting to Stay-at-Home Motherhood

Here you are, a new stay-at-home mom! Has the job knocked you on your rear end yet? No, no, I’m joking! (Uh, sort of.) Stay-at-home motherhood is a rewarding, fulfilling -- even fun! -- job. But initial adjustment to stay-at-home motherhood can be really hard. It’s not often discussed at playgroups or Mommy-and-Me classes, but most moms struggle to find their footing upon first becoming stay-at-home parents. ...more

I have to say, that if you have chosen to be a SAHM, like me, you will love it, but you are ... more

When Your Child is Invisible

It was the group with the older girls that caught my interest. I watched for a long time and couldn’t help but think that my child was deemed invisible out there. I watched a half dozen high school cheerleaders being playful and friendly with the adorable little girls and not even one interacted with my daughter. ...more

Seriously, I don't know if I could have taken it....sitting there watching that, knowing how ... more

Home schooling - looking for mums who are thinking about it??

Any other mums out there considering this avenue?? I am looking for some mums to chat to about it.....the good, the bad and the who knows??...more

Thank you for getting back to me...I am going to go and read your blog right now!!! more

Is craving salt & vinegar chips, even if a) they aren't healthy to eat, and b) I don't have any.

Is craving salt & vinegar chips, even if a) they aren't healthy to eat, and b) I don't have any. ...more

Oh I love salt & vinegar, go ahead devour them, do not feel guilt, just eat and enjoy. more

Looking for some helpful ideas....

Ok, now I am a mummy who is trying to get my business up and running and I know that there are stacks of women out there with great ideas and I would welcome any of them. I am a beauty consultant for Mary Kay....more

Love that idea of the dress selling stores....I am going to go chat to some local boutiques..... more

[INTERVIEW] Gloria Steinem Answers BlogHers' Questions

When I got the chance to interview groundbreaking feminist activist and co-founder of both Ms. Magazine and The Women's Media CenterGloria Steinem, I knew I had to ask you: What would you ask Ms. Steinem, if you could? We asked here on BlogHer and on Facebook, and you brought the questions. And more via email. And more via Twitter. ...more

I love love love this line "because the truth is that we can't know in the present what the ... more

I’m An Environmentalist and I’m Not Having Kids

It would be easy for me to feel self-righteous about my decision not to breed. According to many thinkers, population is the number one factor driving such problems as global climate change, pollution, and hunger. And children born and raised in affluent nations have a significantly higher impact on the planet than those born to more modest means. As one of my blogger friends put it, population “relates to everything – including the amount of plastic crap circulating in the ocean.” ...more

Yes once, but I think people think I am nutty for considering it. I am almost afraid to bring ... more

I’m An Environmentalist and I’m Not Having Kids

It would be easy for me to feel self-righteous about my decision not to breed. According to many thinkers, population is the number one factor driving such problems as global climate change, pollution, and hunger. And children born and raised in affluent nations have a significantly higher impact on the planet than those born to more modest means. As one of my blogger friends put it, population “relates to everything – including the amount of plastic crap circulating in the ocean.” ...more

Yes, I think men get a tough time too, my husband had never been engaged or lived with a woman ... more

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