They Were Right When They Said It All Goes By Too Fast

I breathe you in. Every single inch of you. You are soft and smooth and small and lovely and I can't get enough of you. My baby boy. And they all keep telling me, “It goes by so fast.” And what do I say to that? I look at them with my tired eyes and disheveled hair and I nod and give a little smile, but really I don't know. I have no idea. Because for me, the "it" (you know, the one that goes so fast) is still my present. It's my life. It's all I know right now. And some days go as slow as molasses. ...more
As a mother of 4 boys, ages 13, 11, 8 and 6, reading this post brought me to tears - it's so ... more

How To Cultivate Your Personal Style

For some women it seems that finding their own unique fashion voice or signature style is easy. However, what you may not see is that they've been cultivating and fine tuning it since they were very very young. Through trial and error and a willingness to stand out and/or make a statement, they have learned what works for them, what doesn't, and how to incorporate each season's trends without compromising their own personal signature style. ...more
I find things that are comfortable and make me feel good about myself. On those days I feel ... more

Moms of Boys Group: Blogherr Meetup?

Who's going to Blogher? Are you interested in getting together at some point during Blogher????I want to meet everyone!www.RaisingBoysWorld.com

Cloth napkins for kid's lunches - feedback needed

I have been using, making and selling eco-friendly reusuable snack bags for a year now. I started because I wanted snackbags for Charlie to take to Pre-K that were different from the usual zippy plastic bags. At his Pre-K all the snack bags were put in a big basket for the kids to pass out at snack time. I wanted Charlie's to be easy to recognize even with his name on it. I started pricing the bags and thought "Holy Cow! I can make these for less money" and so I did. Charlie is starting Kindergarten this year.

Do Co-Workers Read Your Blog?

Hi All,First let me tell you, I'm not a teacher but I am an office aide at an elementary.  I just had to get that out there.  It'd feel weird if I didn't.Anyway, do your co-workers read your blog?  Besides two teachers, no one at school even knows I have a blog.  I just don't want anything I write to come back to bite me in the ass.  I don't even give the names of my family.

Without the Internet

Like many Americans, we are going through some tough times.  Because of that we will be losing our Internet access. I'm setting up scheduled posts so please continue to read and enjoy my blog.       ~Mona More Milestones 

Introduce yourself!

Hi. Introduce yourself and share the number and ages of boys you have with the group. Looking forward to meeting you. I'm Renee (www.mothersraisingboys.com) I have 4 boys ages 9, 6, 3 and 1.

Introduce yourself!

Hi. Introduce yourself and share the number and ages of boys you have with the group. Looking forward to meeting you. I'm Renee (www.mothersraisingboys.com) I have 4 boys ages 9, 6, 3 and 1.

(VIDEO) Fostering Self-Esteem in Our Children: But There's Nothing Worse Than Being Told You Did a Good Job When You Haven't

Yesterday, my fifth grader threw what really can only be called a temper tantrum. He had been trying to write a persuasive essay, his homework for the weekend. Unlike the other kids who had chosen topics such as “Why Hot Dogs are Better Than Hamburgers” and “Why the Celtics Should Win the Championship,” my son had decided to take on poverty in Africa. He was arguing for greater independence by the African nations and less reliance on foreign aid. Yeah. So when he found it just a little harder than he expected, he became frustrated, burst into tears, and gave up. ...more

I agree. Though, I think what's worse as the end result are not monsters of overconfidence, but ... more

Jennifer Aniston's Baby Food and Other Strange (and Maybe Unhealthy) Diets

Baby food: it's not just for ... babies. Beyond nourishing infants, pureed peas are also the de rigueur dish for celebrities looking to shed a few pounds. ...more

Someone I know just did the diet you mentioned Naomi Campbell does - the maple syrup mixture, ... more