Holiday Photo Cards: Keep 'Em or Toss 'Em?

Alrighty, BlogHer voices.  I need to know what the current thinking is on what to do with all these holiday photo cards I've received this year.  My cup runneth over from years of saving them, and I'm curious to see how others handle their collection.  Please visit: http://webandofmothers.blogspot.com/2012/01/advice-needed.html and complete the one question survey. Feel free to leave comments or suggestions.  I need them.Thank you! ...more
I have cut them down and backed them with festive, red, card stock and strung gold string thru ... more

Dear Teacher, I Am "That Parent"

That's right, people. That would be me. I am the parent who called the preschool teacher because her daughter came home in tears, and I needed to know why. I am the parent who introduces letter and number recognition to two-year olds. I am That Parent, whose preschooler will read, whose kindergartener will write, whose children will understand basic math before Grade One....more
Great post! It's so nice to read comments from teachers that "like" that parent! I was that ... more

I'm Terrified of This New School Year

While a large majority of parents are looking forward to school starting again, I am not. You see, my son has some major learning challenges and school to this point has been hell for everyone involved. He's miserable, we're desperate and the teachers are insane. Will and school have not mixed well and we are all wearing the battle scars from five years of fighting to help him learn, fighting to help him control his behavior, fighting to keep him out of trouble for things he is unable to control....more
You sound like great parents. I'm sure the school "system" is doing everything they can, but you ... more

Five Lessons I've Learned from Extreme Couponing

It's been four months since I jumped on the extreme couponing bandwagon and I've learned all kinds of lessons I didn't expect to learn. Let me tell you about a few of them. ...more

I have found olive coupons. Usually Lindsay? On their Facebook page they occasionally have ... more

Friends and food: To give or not to give

I have a lovely friend who's just a few centimeters away from having her first baby. She recently posted on her blog a great list of ways to assist a friend upon the arrival of her newborn, a list she was given by an equally lovely friend of ours. Many of the ideas include ways to help out by providing food, lasagna naturally being one of the suggestions. ...more

I feel the same way. It is very difficult to figure out what to make, and so I'll end up not ... more

Our Son Desperately Wants to Go to Church

“Mommy, when are we going to church again?” It’s become a regular refrain from our oldest son. Sometimes he asks me. Sometimes he asks his daddy. On Easter Sunday, when we went to my parents’ church, he had a very serious conversation with my own father about how his mommy and daddy were still looking for a new church. I have a very heavy heart and a bit of parental guilt that we haven’t found one we like yet, but the truth remains: We haven’t found one we like yet. ...more

I grew up in a very Catholic community. I felt it to be very oppressive, and so I stopped going ... more

Dinner at Cakes and Ale Thursday Night 5/19

Would anyone like to join me at Cakes and Ale Thursday night? I made a reservation for five hoping some people might want join in. I am attending the Rockher Bash from 5:30 to 7:30 and plan on heading over to Cakes and Ale right after that. I can give a ride to anyone who needs one. Leave a message if you are interested. I would love to meet you! :)

A Gift of a Salad: Preserved Lemon and Cantaloupe Salad

The salad was so refreshing and interesting that I made more of it for my lunch the next day, this time with the addition of feta cheese. The result is like the recently popular feta and watermelon combo out on a date with a classic Greek salad....more

I too made my own preserved lemons for the first time. LOVE ... more

Dinner at Cakes and Ale Thursday Night 5/19

Would anyone like to join me at Cakes and Ale Thursday night? I made a reservation for five hoping some people might want join in. I am attending the Rockher Bash from 5:30 to 7:30 and plan on heading over to Cakes and Ale right after that. I can give a ride to anyone who needs one. Leave a message if you are interested. I would love to meet you! :)

Banned From the Prom | High School Punishment

James Tate had a unique way to invite Sonali Rodrigues to the prom; he and his friends posted large letters to the wall at his high school entrance.  Romantic?  Fun?  Maybe.  Banned from the prom?  Yes. He received an in-school suspension for his antics. ...more

I am missing something here. What is wrong with posting large letters outside the entrance to ... more