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  • Earth Day, Jelly Bean Day, Boston Triumph

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    Katybeth
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:29 am
    ~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ April 22, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quotes:  “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together … all things connect.” —Chief Seattle“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are […] The post Earth Day, Jelly Bean Day, Boston Triumph appeared first on Odd Loves Company.
  • Apr 11, Baby Health Care - Being Prepared!

    Organize-Our-Family Update
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:21 am
    Know what to do by following these basic baby health care tips. This is practical advice will help remind you of the things we need to be prepared for in organizing the health of our families!
  • 10 Effective Discipline Techniques For Children

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    Harleena Singh
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:38 am
    This is an Aha!NOW article. Have you ever thought about the effective discipline techniques for children that really work? Here are some positive discipline techniques that I know help in disciplining children without punishing them. Really, you don’t have to spank or punish children to discipline them! That’s something I see some parents do. Today’s post is an effort to […] Please visit the blog Aha!NOW to view the entire post, contribute your thoughts, and read other valuable comments. This article is by Harleena Singh on 10 Effective Discipline Techniques For Children. Looking…
  • Shakespeare Day, Administrative Professional Day, World Book Night, Take a Chance, Picnic Day, Cherry Cheesecake Day

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    Katybeth
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    ★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ April 23, 2014 ★~Today’s Quote: “All the world’s a stage, And all the men & women merely players”  ~ William Shakespeare  ★~Shakespeare Day: Hast thou been patterning thy parlance to evoke the vernacular of William Shakespeare? No? Me neither. But today hath been proclaimed “Talk Like Shakespeare Day.”  in honor of Shakespeare’s […] The post Shakespeare Day, Administrative Professional Day, World Book Night, Take a Chance, Picnic Day, Cherry Cheesecake Day appeared first on Odd Loves Company.
  • 5 Reasons You Haven’t Been Posting to Your Dad (or Mom) Blog

    A Family Runs Through It
    Idaho Dad
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:09 pm
    1. Your kids are teenagers. Those cute little things they used to say and do as toddlers were easy to write about, but now that they’ve entered the teen years you are suddenly faced with more complex issues that aren’t so pithily expressed in a humorous anecdote. That, and the fact that your kids have learned to say, “Don’t you dare blog about that!” 2. You’re busier than you ever thought you’d be. I don’t care how over-scheduled you think your preschool and elementary kids are, it’s not going to compare with what’s coming. As they…
 
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  • 10 Effective Discipline Techniques For Children

    Harleena Singh
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:38 am
    This is an Aha!NOW article. Have you ever thought about the effective discipline techniques for children that really work? Here are some positive discipline techniques that I know help in disciplining children without punishing them. Really, you don’t have to spank or punish children to discipline them! That’s something I see some parents do. Today’s post is an effort to […] Please visit the blog Aha!NOW to view the entire post, contribute your thoughts, and read other valuable comments. This article is by Harleena Singh on 10 Effective Discipline Techniques For Children. Looking…
  • SYPS: 20 Social Media Problems and Solutions

    Harleena Singh
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    This is an Aha!NOW article. Social media is both, good and bad. The social media sites have actually changed our lives. But don’t most people face social media problems sometime or the other? Social media issues are inevitable; you just need to find ways to deal with it, isn’t it? In this month’s SYPS (Share Your Problems & Solutions) series, […] Please visit the blog Aha!NOW to view the entire post, contribute your thoughts, and read other valuable comments. This article is by Harleena Singh on SYPS: 20 Social Media Problems and Solutions. Looking forward to meeting you…
  • Are You In Love or Lust – Do You Know The Difference

    Harleena Singh
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    This is an Aha!NOW article. Can you make out the difference between love and lust when you are in a relationship? Is it love or lust – doesn’t this question confuse you? Sometimes you might think you are in love without really realizing that it’s not love but just lust. Everything is SO intense in the beginning of a relationship […] Please visit the blog Aha!NOW to view the entire post, contribute your thoughts, and read other valuable comments. This article is by Harleena Singh on Are You In Love or Lust – Do You Know The Difference. Looking forward to meeting you there.
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  • Shakespeare Day, Administrative Professional Day, World Book Night, Take a Chance, Picnic Day, Cherry Cheesecake Day

    Katybeth
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    ★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ April 23, 2014 ★~Today’s Quote: “All the world’s a stage, And all the men & women merely players”  ~ William Shakespeare  ★~Shakespeare Day: Hast thou been patterning thy parlance to evoke the vernacular of William Shakespeare? No? Me neither. But today hath been proclaimed “Talk Like Shakespeare Day.”  in honor of Shakespeare’s […] The post Shakespeare Day, Administrative Professional Day, World Book Night, Take a Chance, Picnic Day, Cherry Cheesecake Day appeared first on Odd Loves Company.
  • Earth Day, Jelly Bean Day, Boston Triumph

    Katybeth
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:29 am
    ~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ April 22, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quotes:  “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together … all things connect.” —Chief Seattle“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are […] The post Earth Day, Jelly Bean Day, Boston Triumph appeared first on Odd Loves Company.
  • Chicago Rooster Number Two

    Katybeth
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Look closely. Cole would have gotten a better picture outside the car, but he said the honking behind us and yelling discouraged him. He’s cute tho, isn’t he? It’s legal to raise (I’m pretty sure you don’t rear them) chickens, both hens and roosters, in Chicago. Hens are more popular because they don’t crow, and […] The post Chicago Rooster Number Two appeared first on Odd Loves Company.
  • Dyngus Day, World Creativity and Innovation Day, Chocolate Covered Cashew Day

    Katybeth
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    ~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ April 21, 2014 ★~Today’s Quote: If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently. ~ Bill Watterson ★~Dyngus Day: In Poland, Easter Monday is known as Wet Easter Monday, when boys try to drench girls with buckets of water, squirt guns, or whatever’s […] The post Dyngus Day, World Creativity and Innovation Day, Chocolate Covered Cashew Day appeared first on Odd Loves Company.
  • Happy Easter to Everybunny!

    Katybeth
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:11 am
    ★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ April 20, 2014 Happy Easter! My Teenage Bunny isn’t little anymore, but he’s still pretty cute. Odd Loves Company, The post Happy Easter to Everybunny! appeared first on Odd Loves Company.
 
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  • 5 Reasons You Haven’t Been Posting to Your Dad (or Mom) Blog

    Idaho Dad
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:09 pm
    1. Your kids are teenagers. Those cute little things they used to say and do as toddlers were easy to write about, but now that they’ve entered the teen years you are suddenly faced with more complex issues that aren’t so pithily expressed in a humorous anecdote. That, and the fact that your kids have learned to say, “Don’t you dare blog about that!” 2. You’re busier than you ever thought you’d be. I don’t care how over-scheduled you think your preschool and elementary kids are, it’s not going to compare with what’s coming. As they…
  • It’s All Good

    Idaho Dad
    17 Mar 2014 | 10:25 am
    How was I supposed to know that a simple remark to my kids would trigger a slow descent into madness? It all began during my daughter’s grammar lessons. I was teaching her the difference between the words well and good. This is easy to explain to anyone. Good is an adjective. Well is an adverb. Examples: “This is good ice cream,” and “The girl performed well on her test.” There’s a slight exception for well when it concerns describing a person’s health, such as “Dad is not feeling well,” but other than that, this is a straightforward…
  • Men With Hats

    Idaho Dad
    4 Mar 2014 | 3:39 pm
    So, my daughter has taken up knitting. And I was the recipient of her second creation (the first was for herself). Soon, a scarf, then a sweater, maybe some socks. I’ll never have to go clothes shopping again.
  • I’m A Stay-At-Home Dad

    Idaho Dad
    25 Feb 2014 | 10:45 am
    I’m revisiting an article I wrote for the San Diego Reader in 2005. Because I’m still a stay-at-home dad, and I still mean every word I wrote. Hi, I’m a stay-at-home dad. Now, before your eyes glaze over and you slowly back away, let me just tell you why I am one. Most boys don’t spend their childhood dreaming of one day changing diapers, emptying dishwashers, washing pee-soaked bed sheets, kissing boo-boos, and learning to make chicken broccoli casserole. They want to be firemen, baseball stars, soldiers. As they get older, most men strive for career, status, and a lower golf…
  • Bad Things Happen

    Idaho Dad
    5 Feb 2014 | 11:58 am
    Parents play so many roles, but one of the most important is that of protector. I still remember the feeling that came over me when we brought our first child home. Driving away from the hospital, I was on full alert, ready to defend my newborn son with every ounce of my being. I had our car surrounded with a psychic force field the seven miles it took to reach the safety of our house. Those early years were easy. My job as protector was mostly physical — making sure the house was baby proofed, or that my son didn’t get carried away by eagles. The perceived dangers were clear. But as he…
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  • Husband and Wife Working Together (poll)

    Ronit Baras
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:32 pm
    I have been in business ever since I graduated university. I was 24 at the time. Luckily, my husband Gal worked a job and supported my business adventures. When I asked him about having his own business back then, he said he liked the way things were. Over 24 years ago, he did not think having his own business was an option. Not to mention working from home and/or working with me. About 10 years ago, we started working together, from home. We soon discovered that we are very different people who enjoy doing very different things. Each of us slowly drifted towards the things that meant more to…
  • Parenting: The Adler Method

    Ronit Baras
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Alfred Adler (1870-1937), was a philosopher and psychiatrist who believed that humans have two basic needs: to belong and to feel significant. In the early 1900's, he started addressing the issue of quality parenting and the importance of parent education. If you are reading this blog and realize that it aims to empower parents, know that Adler did this over 100 years ago. Adler developed a theory that was holistic at its core. He believed that when we are encouraged, we feel capable and appreciated. This contributes to a feeling of connectedness and we are more likely to be cooperative. When…
  • Ask Ronit: My Son is Very Clingy

    Ronit Baras
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Clingy kids can be very exhausting. We love them very much but we want to be able to do things without them from time to time. I have met many parents who are fighting this clinginess and they express a lot of frustration. I think the exhausting thing not necessary the clinginess itself. It is more from the fight, the feeling of failure and the expectation that it should be different. This week, I received a question on my blog from Mel, the mother of a 9-year-old boy, who wanted to know how to deal with a clingy child. Here is what I wrote Mel. I hope you will find it encouraging. Most…
  • Happily Wealthy Family: Negative Beliefs About Money

    Ronit Baras
    26 Mar 2014 | 4:36 pm
    I was born in a poor family and I think the people in my family had poor beliefs about money. I made it my goal to raise my kids with rich and wealthy beliefs about money. I think I did. You see, poor people adopt beliefs to justify the fact that they do not have money. Because of their beliefs, they do not take certain opportunities to gain money and their situation remains the same. My job as a mother is to keep my kids away from those thoughts. Most people think that in order to have money, you need to make, earn or win it. I think that in order to have money, we have to have good thoughts…
  • Anorexia: Fix the Broken Body Image Created by the Media

    Ronit Baras
    24 Mar 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Media is one of the major contributors to the damaged body images we have in our society. Once, it was only girls, but now we have more and more boys suffering from low body image. Movies and magazines show celebrities who look tall and slim, with smooth skin at every pose. It is no wonder people spend money on products to try to "fix" themselves. What they do not know is that the photos they see are heavily photo-shopped and that the person they see in the magazine never looked like that. It seems fitting that we should use the media to fix the damage done by the media. That way, our…
 
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  • family of five – portraits by Leah Fontaine Photography

    AllisonO
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    Four and a half months ago I managed to get our whole family bathed and dressed and in front of the immensely talented Leah Fontaine‘s camera. Unfortunately, I was not able to tame the 2 year old’s cowlick. Please forgive the third-of-a-year delay on the sharing of these photos here on the blog. Frankly if it’s not crying, hitting its sibling, or pulling on my pant leg, it’s not getting my attention any time soon. Not that anyone ever hits their sibling around here. Just kisses. And hugs. And maybe the occasional tickle-fight-turned-wrestling-match. But I digress. Ms.
  • raising my ebenezer

    AllisonO
    20 Mar 2014 | 6:12 am
    Before the arrival of each baby I have gone into a season of mourning. Great upheaval justifies such. From newlyweds to never-alones. From party-of-three to a de-throned first-born. From ‘the boys’ to a practical herd of babies. Each time we lost what we had. Each time I cried a lot about that loss. Each time I knew that yes, it will be good and lovely and better even, somehow, but what we had was still being laid to rest. As we prepared for ODear’s arrival I was grieving the comparable simplicity we were about to lose to the apparent logistical nightmare that would be…
  • don’t look now, but I’m shrinking

    AllisonO
    3 Mar 2014 | 6:57 am
    I have big thoughts about the idea of getting one’s “body back” after having a baby. The conversation that surrounds post-baby-bodies frames it as though nothing but damage occurs during pregnancy and birth; that it is solely something from which to recover. It’s reminiscent of getting in a car accident and taking your vehicle into the body shop: a damage and repair equation. If that doesn’t short-change the empowering experience of pregnancy and birth, I don’t know what does. It wasn’t until I gave birth to my oldest that I truly realized just how…
  • it’s good that I’m quiet, promise.

    AllisonO
    28 Feb 2014 | 9:09 am
    The boys are currently sliding blocks under the couch, giggling hysterically, and coming up with ways to get them out {“Use this book, Ikey!” “No, my use DIS book, My-kah.”}. The baby is upstairs sleeping, but she will be woken up in 20 minutes because we are headed to the YMCA. I’m sneaking in a few minutes to wave ::hi!!!:: and to share that life is the fullest, busiest, and awesomest it has ever been for O My Family. My quietness here is partially a product of having so very many small people to take care of, but it is also, beautifully, the product of taking…
  • on finishing

    AllisonO
    17 Jan 2014 | 10:54 am
    Something in me feels hesitant to talk about those January things like resolutions and ‘one words’. It’s not because I find them are fake or vain or forced. The oposite, really. It’s because I think that stopping, evaluating, and resolving to do something is a holy moment that holds much power, and I worry that saying it out loud for all the word to hear cheapens it. With that in mind, I want to quietly share the vision I have for myself for this year. This is my year to finish. I want to only start things that I have room in my life to finish. It is time for me to…
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  • Meditation for Kids: How Does It Help in Improving Self-Awareness

    admin
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    Meditation For Kids: Parents Turn To Mindfulness Practices To Help Children Stay Calm (Written by Elle Yi and Jeremy Coutcher) Everyday events can result in some children and adults to experience anxiety. When anxious, our body enters a state called the “fight-or-flight response” that releases chemicals that prepare us to either deal or flee from the event. Immediate symptoms included a reduced ability to think clearly, sweating, tensing of muscles, etc. There are many things we can teach our children to do when they are experiencing anxiety. 1. Deep Breathing- Breathe in slowly and hold…
  • Encouraging Social Skills For Kids At Home

    admin
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    (Written by Elle Yi and David Zielinski)  Kids need many opportunities to play with their friends and go on trips with their families. Now is the time to put away the cell phones and video games and shut off the computers and televisions. Children have to learn how to talk to one another by playing games and having conversations. This allows them to learn how to improve their reciprocal conversational skills and read non-verbal body cues.  Also, Attending extracurricular activities and organized team sports are also beneficial. Our children will learn how to cooperate and become a team…
  • 7 Creative & Frugal Ways To Reward Kids

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    9 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    (Written by Abby Blackburn) Sometimes it can be difficult thinking of ways to reward children for their angelic behaviour, to ensure the little devil in them does not make an appearance. Having a budget to consider can also make rewarding your children a tricky business, because, let’s face it, bringing up children is expensive. Whether you’re a parent or a teacher, here are some tips on how to reward children for their good behaviour, that won’t leave you bankrupt. Here are seven fun and creative ways that teachers and parents can reward kids. Positive Parenting: Reward…
  • The Magic Of Music In The Lives Of Our Children

    admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    Watch them learn and grow as the magic of music brings joy and new sensory experiences to their little lives. (Written by Carrie Thompson) Music is an incredibly powerful force in our lives. An exquisite symphony inspires awe. An upbeat rock tune makes us want to get up and dance. A familiar lullaby brings back vivid childhood memories. A good choice of background music makes us cry during an emotional scene in a movie. We experience the power of music daily as adults, so it should be no surprise to us that music is equally powerful for our children. Although, it affects them somewhat…
  • Six Ways To Protect Your Kids From The Flu

    admin
    10 Mar 2014 | 6:34 am
    (Written by Holly Chavez) There’s a lot of media coverage and misinformation going around about the flu, and there is always some scary statistic discussed that makes moms wonder if there is anything they can do to prevent their toddler from getting it. Likewise, there are many questions that moms want answered about the flu such as: is my toddler old enough to get a flu shot? Are flu shots safe? Can the flu shot actually cause my toddler to get the flu? How long will it take before it becomes effective after they get it?  What Exactly is the Flu? Influenza is a virus that infects the…
 
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  • Avoiding Supermom Syndrome, or How Not to Be a Master Juggler

    Ashley B
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    Every once in a while, some study comes out which says that moms should make X number of dollars (with X standing for some obscenely large number), with all of the jobs that we do. This is, of course, on top of whatever salary we make at our in- or out-of-the-house jobs. While no one is really going to pay us for cooking, cleaning, kid-chauffeuring, toilet-scrubbing, grocery shopping, teen-problem-listening, booboo-bandaiding, bug-killing and all of the other things we do as moms in addition to our day jobs, it’s nice to know that someone notices, right? It’s hard work keeping all of…
  • How You Can Help Families Affected By Autism

    Ashley B
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    You probably have seen and heard that April is Autism Awareness Month. The “ribbon” for autism looks like it’s made up of jigsaw puzzle pieces, and some people have been wearing clothing with the puzzle symbol or decorating their Facebook profiles with the design. By now, most of us are very aware of autism; according to Autism Speaks, the disorder affects approximately one in 88 children, and one in 54 boys. This means that chances are, your child has or will have a child with autism in his or her class at some point during elementary school. You might be wondering how you can help…
  • Things to Buy on Sale in April

    Tina
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Can you believe it’s April again? The year 2013 is already a quarter of the way through, and we’re several months away from the holiday season and hopefully our credit card bills from December are paid off. It’s also tax refund season, so many of us are gearing up to do some shopping! We talked about some items to buy on sale in April last year. While many of last year’s hot items will be on sale again this month, here’s an updated list of things that you might find great deals on this April! Airline tickets! Now that the winter is behind us, the temperatures and vacation season are…
  • Our Journey with SCFE

    Tina
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    I useto think that playing a team sport was an important part of them growing up but after three injuries I have to admit that I feel quite the opposite now. Last Thursday we had an appointment to see a pediatric orthopedist because my daughter had been having some hip pain and limping a bit. A few days prior to this appointment someone at school ran into her in the hallway and suddenly it hurt to much to even walk on it so this became an emergency appointment. After waiting and hour and a half to see the doctor he finally walks in with two other doctors and tells me my daughter has Slipped…
  • Ideas for Healthy Easter Basket Treats and Crafts

    Tina
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    It’s almost time for the Easter Bunny to make his annual appearance, and once again, you might be thinking about your kids, all hyped up on chocolate bunnies, creme eggs and brightly colored marshmallow chicks and ducks. While some candy in an Easter basket is probably expected by your kids, filling the whole thing to the brim with chocolatey, sugary, gooey confections is an invitation for tummy-aches, toothaches, and headaches (the last on your part, once the sugar kicks into your kids’ bloodstreams)! Here are a few ideas for some no- (or less-) sugar-added basket-stuffers: Jello Eggs…
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  • 30 Minute Meals for the Rest of Us

    Marie
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    I have tried over and over again to master 30 Minute Meals.  Not a heat something up I brought at the store 30 Minute Meals, but  real 30 Minute Meals.  You know, one with fresh vegetables, meats and a grain, that is wholesome and satisfying.  A meal made with ingredients I buy at the store […]
  • Preschool Language Fluency

    Imperfect Mommies
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Barefoot Boy and I were at the playground yesterday afternoon for the first time in forever. It was a beautiful day, sunny and 60 degrees and we had an hour before we were to pick up David. So while I was pushing him in the swing we had this conversation: Me: “Where in the world […]
  • I Think My Mind is Leaking Out of My Head

    Imperfect Mommies
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    So, one of my offspring and I were watching “The Amazing World of Gumball” yesterday when this happened: Other child: (*walks into the TV room with their pants around their ankles*)  “These are wet.”  (*drops underwear, places towel on couch and sits down on it to watch TV with us*) “I didn’t want to get […]
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    Imperfect Mommies
    30 Mar 2014 | 12:14 pm
    So, Mark and I went to see “The Wolf of Wall Street” at the movie theater on Friday. When we described out plans to a mutual acquaintance who had already seen the movie he worried that I might be offended because of all the nudity, sex, drugs, and cursing throughout the movie. He must not […]
  • Superhero Physics

    Imperfect Mommies
    22 Mar 2014 | 4:08 am
    So, Mark and I were watching The Avengers last night. And I had a question. Me: “Mark?” Mark: *wincing and dropping his head while putting the movie on pause because he knows what’s coming* “Yes?” Me: “So, when Bruce Banner turns into the Hulk, he becomes a thousand pound rage machine jumping on the high-rises […]
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  • The end of an era

    RK
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    Carl had this sofa even before we met, so it's been around for just over 20 years.  Kids have peed, pooped, puked on it. Food and drinks have been spilled. Dogs have licked every part of it.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • There are no drugs that can help me now

    RK
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Carl: Why haven't you gone to the dentist? You're obviously in a shit ton of pain. Me [shrugs shoulders] Carl: I can't watch you moan and groan for the next few days. Go make an appointment. Me:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • I'm taking credit for Captain America's shield if I could

    RK
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Last weekend, Carl and I took the 9-year-old to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier because:Carl saw it earlier in the week by himself (!!) and fell asleep and missed a lot of the movie (that's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Like mother, like son

    RK
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    9-year-old [falls to knees dramatically and throws arms up in the air]: Have murphy on me! 11-year-old: Ugh. I think you mean have mercy on me. 9-year-old [shrugs shoulders]: Eh. I don't even know... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What if...

    RK
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    Bad doesn't even begin to describe it. Prince had been doing some resource guarding and I thought with some adjustments in our training, it would go away. I really wanted it to just go the fuck away,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • She {hearts} Fit2B Studio

    Stacey
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    I struggle with exercising.  I find that I dread the thought of high intensity workouts that leave me hurting and exhausted.  I also realize that my core needs some real help after birthing four babies.  I have something called diastasis recti, which is a separation of the abdominal muscles.  Many women have it and have […]
  • she {hearts} chia seed pudding

    Coleen
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’ve got a sweet tooth! Surprised huh?!  I’m curbing it with another chia seed recipe. This chia seed pudding is much healthier version than using traditional pudding mix.  Check out the recipe and try it! Feel free to change or add items to create it to your enjoyment. This will make one serving.  Gather your […]
  • Organic Whole Grain Bagel Recipe

    Drea - Co-Owner
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:02 am
    Today it rained. Something about rainy Mondays makes me want to bake. Not sure why but the smell of freshly baked goods in the oven when you are trapped inside, only makes the day better. I decided today I would brave trying to bake up some home made bagels! I have wanted to attempt this […]
  • She {hearts} Illustrated Classics

    Lis
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    My oldest daughter was nearing three years when I thought I would be able to keep her attention long enough to try a chapter book together. She loved reading picture books and, like most kids, wouldn’t tire bring one after another (or the same one over and over) then climbing up in my lap to […]
  • She {hearts} Undercover Mama

    Aliesha
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Between my three kids, I’ve breastfed for 35 months (and counting…), so I’ve learned a thing or two about dressing for the job!  I’ve found that an essential piece of my wardrobe (in addition to a great nursing bra, of course) is the Undercover Mama! This unique top hooks onto your favorite bra to create […]
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  • MOM, THIS SUCKS! When YOU Need a Vacation From Your Family Vacation

    Lisa
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By E.J. Gordon After years of talking my husband out of it, I finally agreed to take a family ski vacation. I had only been putting it off because I had visions of our young daughters freaking out about ski school, freaking out about skiing, freaking out about everything. I wasn’t sure if I had the fortitude for it. It’s like this: You know when you’ve been skiing the greens forever, and you’ve been doing the blues for some time, then someone wants you to go down a black diamond? Just the idea of it might be so intimidating, that you just flat out refuse. You keep picturing yourself…
  • Happy Hunting! With Love, GIRLilla Warfare

    Lisa
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Wishing all of our Friends, Family and Readers a Spectacular Easter Holiday — With Love, The GIRlilla Warfare Team
  • He’s Gotta Have It: Hot (AND Happy) Wives, Money, & Cool Cars Are What REALLY Keep Men Young

    Lisa
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Evan Field All men are very different in their crusade to conquer their fears of mortality. The one thing we do NOT freak out about is our aesthetic value. As we men age, our image is very important to us, but superficial image issues fester in other places that are higher on the totem pole than our physical looks. There are reasons for everything, and there are many guys who DO care about their hair color, skin tone, belly size, unibrows, etc. I will say this … there is absolutely no excuse for nose hairs protruding from the nostrils. That’s just as bad as an open zipper. We tell our…
  • Competitive Parents: Did She Just Say THAT?

    Lisa
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Anonymous Mom I had another one of those “WTF! I can’t believe people really say these things!” moments last week. I was at dinner with a friend who was talking about a soccer coach at a Division 3 school who was interested in her daughter playing for the team. The problem was that the average ACT score at that college was a 23 and “who wants their kid going to college with those kind of kids!” Now I’m not saying that my friend’s daughter should choose a school that doesn’t meet her academic abilities or standards just for the chance to play soccer at the collegiate level.
  • True Detective: How to “Out-Lie” Your Lying Kid

    Lisa
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By Debby Shulman Ahhh, the innocent lies of teenagers … they feel so infallible they would rather take their chances and lie through their teeth rather than risk not being able to do what they want. In their adolescent desire to have the freedom to go wherever they please, most will stop at nothing in their effort to get out that door without so much as a goodbye. The faster they run, the more suspicious we become.  Yet, the stories we share with our friends are sometimes truly funny because all our teens are so ridiculously clueless.  And the pattern is repeated over and over again,…
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  • Ultimate Homemaking Bundle and Ipad Giveaway

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Be sure to enter to win the ipad, Amazon gift card, and flirty apron at the bottom of this post. But first, check out all the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle has to offer! (This post contains affiliate links.)The secret is finally out! I've been keeping the details of this sale under wraps for weeks now, and I'm so excited to finally be able to share the details of this amazing resource with you. The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is here, but it will be available for 6 days only. Why I love the Ultimate Bundle1 As moms and homemakers, you work so hard always doing so much for…
  • 101 Independent Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Here's a little day in my life when my baby girl was about 4 months old, and my toddler was not quite 2 1/2.It all started out with me leaving the room to change baby's diaper. My little guy comes into the room saying "I rub my belly by self, good job!" and clapping. Hmm...I wondered, why is he so proud of himself? This can't be good...He had gotten into the Viks VapoRub and put it all over himself.That same day I came out from rocking BabyA to sleep, and found this...It looks harmless, and even precious, but that nap only lasted 45 minutes and it was the only one he took that day. And we all…
  • Where I stand on the envelope system.

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Here's where I stand on the envelope budget system: Use one. Either digital or on paper. Some form of envelope system is essential to a household staying accountable for where your money goes. It is the ONLY way to stay on budget. The Cash Envelope SystemA lot of debt free frugal people promote the cash envelope system. Basically, you go to the bank (weird, I know), take out cash (remember those little green pieces of paper?), and distribute it into envelopes representing each budget category.You carry these around and use them to pay for expenses like groceries, clothing, gas, and…
  • How to Be Debt Free in 2014

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    "It was early early 2013, a new year, and a time for resolutions and starting over. I opened one of my favorite blogs, Keeper of the Home, and happened upon Stacy’s guest post entitled, ”How to Be Debt Free in 2013.” What an intriguing title. Curious, I couldn’t help but read on."Read the rest of my guest post on Stacy Makes Cents about our family's journey to pay off $22,000 in debt in 10 months on one income>> How to Be Debt Free in 2014Copyright 2011-2013 GrowingSlower. Thank you for subscribing to GrowingSlower. If you are reading this content elsewere, please contact me to…
  • What I Wish I Knew

    31 Mar 2014 | 8:33 pm
    This was a letter I wrote when my high need baby turned one to encourage other parents of high need little ones. I'm not exactly sure why I never published it, but it finally felt right to share for the "What I Wish I Knew" topic for this month's Carnival of Natural Mothering. Dear exhausted mama of that amazing little one who needs so much,I can no more tie a pretty bow on this topic now than when I first discovered I was parenting a high need baby. There are at least a few things I'm pretty sure I know after one year parenting a high need baby. I mean, I haven't slept more then ninety…
 
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    Feathering the Empty Nest

  • Pic of the Day!

    cjblythe
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:11 am
      Be sure to check out previous ‘Pics of the Day‘ on the archive page. Lumberjacks in California        
  • Yacon Syrup: Are prebiotics the answer to counteract our modern diet of processed foods?

    cjblythe
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:20 pm
    I have been regularly taking “Quality Encapsulations” Natural Organic Yacon Syrup for about one month, according to the instructions on the bottle – 1 teaspoon three times per day. What is Yacon syrup? It is a syrup derived from a South American root that is touted to offer health benefits such as: Possible weight loss. […]
  • Actions have consequences: Stuart’s just learning this as a car owner and driver.

    cjblythe
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Stuart’s had his driver’s license for a couple of years now and spends most of his spare time searching out parts for and working on his new (to him) car he recently bought. This week he purchased and installed a racing seat, and had some work done on his exhaust – not the work he […]
  • I started a grow-op…

    cjblythe
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    …for herbs! For a while now, I’ve been ordering fresh produce and herbs periodically from a local business, paying online with our VISA. The  groceries were delivered directly to our door. In the meantime, we made the decision to eliminate all debt by the time we retire in ten years. With this in mind, we […]
  • Have you asked yourself why Kraft Dinner isn’t creamier? Well, it can be!

    cjblythe
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Kraft Dinner (KD) has always been a favorite in our family – well, I should qualify that by saying everyone except Mark. He can take it or leave it. His theory is that he ate so much of it while in college so he could stay within his meager budget, he made himself sick of […]
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    Crazy Mom Life

  • Wordless Wednesday: Toddler Shenanigans

    Stacie Mahoe
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Who needs blocks when you have canned goods? So excited about his new slippers he wanted to take a picture with them… Ever notice that I’m not so great with the “Wordless” part of Wordless Wednesdays? Oops
  • Easter Sunday Weekend Ramble

    Stacie Mahoe
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:53 am
    What’s a Weekend Ramble you say? It’s that post I have to do when I have so much to say from the week that I can’t even begin to think of how to break it into separate posts so I’m just lumping it into one “wrap up” post if you will Here goes… Tuesday – UGH! I was SO sick with a stomach thing. Seriously, I was practically useless. I didn’t eat anything at all that day and only held down some very small sips of water. NOT fun!  I spent a lot of time curled up in bed or praying at the porcelain princess.  Every time I tried to rest,…
  • Are You Guilty of Quizzing Your Kids?

    Stacie Mahoe
    12 Feb 2014 | 3:00 am
    Are you guilty of constantly quizzing your kids?  I never realized just how much I did it, nor how much they don’t care for it until I read this article.  In it, Christina Pilkington lays out some guidelines for what to do when your children ask question.  I think I broke just about every rule. After reading the article, I learned Christina probably has the right approach.  You see, before this I tried “testing” to see if my almost 4-year-old son knew any colors.  I thought it was a good idea to ask your kids lots of questions, but turns out I’ve been doing it…
  • Unschooling Practice Day 1

    Stacie Mahoe
    7 Feb 2014 | 4:43 pm
    I’m seriously contemplating taking my 9-year-old son out of the traditional school system. He’s never excelled in it and it seems his teacher has concerns about his further progress next year. I’ve thought about unschooling before, when my oldest was about this same age. It was such a radical concept, something neither my husband nor I had ever heard of. My husband, understandably, had concerns. He voiced many of the questions and fears I had regarding this approach. I didn’t know how to answer them.  So we decided to stick with “regular” school. Looking…
  • What a difference a month can make

    Stacie Mahoe
    3 Feb 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Last month I was smack dab in the middle of one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever faced in my life. A lot of pain a lot of adversity all piled up at once, one of those, when it rains it pours situations. Everything seemed so hard. A month later, things are not perfect, but there is still SO much to be thankful for and SO much to look forward to. Funny thing is, right when I was beginning to doubt myself the most, God smacks me up side the head. Apparently He knows I don’t take hints well. As far as life knocked me down, He’s intent upon picking me up. In the middle of my…
 
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    Confessions of a Serial Napper

  • Le Bug

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:09 pm
    No Pants Dance
  • The Bug Update

    31 Mar 2014 | 8:36 am
    I've been terrible at keeping this damn thing updated but now I'll have a bit more time on my hands (hopefully not for long..Ill explain soon)But let me update you now that bug is 13 months!!!Vocabulary:MamaDadaUh-ohYumNa-NightByeGood GirlThank YouWhat is That? (which is beyond adorable but she asks it about E V E R Y T H I N G)She knows that a dog says woof and an owl hoots.And tries her darndest to make said noises.Its absolute adorable to watch her chase after Sadee barking at her.HILARIOUS.She is ridiculously smart.I can't handle how smart she is sometimes, I really can't.She hasn't been…
  • Bibliophile

    29 Mar 2014 | 3:55 pm
    I had to....but no for real.I have been on a serioussss reading kick lately.Soooo so far in 2014 I've read the Divergent trilogy. Spoiler Alert: Last Book= Dumb Well...in my opinion...Anyyyywho.I've also read The Fault in Our Stars. Awesome...just....awesome.And now I'm currently on the third book in the Lunar Chronicles series, which is turning out to be a surprisingly awesome series.It is totally not something I would go for.I was really really drawn to the cover (which unlike popular belief I DO literally judge a book by its cover), but every time I read the back I was like..."meh not for…
  • 30 Before 30

    27 Mar 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Alright, here it is. After mulling over this bad boy for months here is the final product. 1. Learn to Surf2. Go BACK to Aruba3. Hit my goal weight4. Get Engaged5. Get Married6. Start a Family7. See Rascal Flats in concert (there's a long story behind this one.)8. See Blue Man Group9. Learn to Ski/ Go skiing and not die10. Buy a house11. Visit my best friends in California.12. Take my Family to Disney World.13. Feed a Giraffe14. Go Ziplining15. Go into an airport and buy tickets for a random flight.16. Road Trip17. Go Scuba-Diving18. Make a name for myself in Photography (and be truly pleased…
  • I Have Lots of Updating to Do

    12 Mar 2014 | 5:59 pm
    BUG IS ONE!!! (I'll make sure to dedicate some time to making that post soon!)But here's a teaser!And I've had THREE more shoots (which is why I've been so damn busy in the first place)One family shoot:One Engagement Shoot:And One Valentine's Day Shoot:I've been having so much fun doing all the shoots and the more I spend time doing it the more I sincerely love it.I have more updates to come but for now this is all I can share!
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    Family Focus Blog

  • When Love Is On Your Chore List

    Lindsey R. Allen
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:13 pm
    It goes with out saying that life with a new baby is different. Incredibly, amazingly, wonderfully, different. But it can also be confusingly, disorientingly, stressfully, different. Although my life is full, if not fuller, of love, that love has been displaced and moved around from the normal places it used to occupy in my life. It doesn’t just get to veg out and cuddle on the couch for hours, or get excited about slipping into a little black dress on a Saturday night on moments notice. It’s more likely to manifest itself into a fresh warm (and never ending) laundry basket of love. The…
  • Organic Choice Gardening Products Review

    Scarlet
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Organic Choice for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I love growing my own garden each year.  I look forward to planting and to harvesting my own food- partly because it is fun, partly because it is healthy and partly because it is a green choice.  I love feeling the spring arrive and I love getting the garden beds ready for planting.  I love watching the plants grow and I love my kids reaction when they see fruits and veggies starting to form and grow larger.  Gardening is fun.  Organic gardening is an even…
  • 7 Easter Leftover Recipes

    Heidi Rogers
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    After the holidays, comes the inevitable stockpile of food. But what to do with all of this food, surely not throw it all away? That wouldn’t be very eco-budget-household friendly, now would it? Well, I’ve compiled a list of delicious recipes that you can use for all of your Easter leftovers this year! To view the entire Easter leftover recipe, click the title of the recipe or cited website. 7 Easter Leftover Recipes Easter Leftover Ham on Biscuits Recipe One of my personal favorites is the After-Holiday Ham on Biscuits Recipe from Taste of Home. This scrumptious meal is ideal for all the…
  • Awesome Baby Shower Decorations That Can Double As Baby Shower Gifts

    Scarlet
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    I am blogging on behalf of Walmart.com and received compensation for my time, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Walmart’s. Shop online and save money to live better at http://www.walmart.com. I am a waste-not-want-not kind of girl, so when it comes to baby shower decorations, I say make them work double time and serve as baby shower gifts too!  Truly awesome baby shower decorations shouldn’t have to get thrown away – they should be reused and keep bringing back fun memories of the shower. Planning a baby shower can be a lot of work.  When it comes to baby shower…
  • 5 Art and Craft Ways to Reuse Plastic Water Bottles

    Scarlet
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    Each year Americans toss out roughly 28 billion bottles and jars, according to the EPA that is.  Why not try these ways to reuse plastic water bottles, turning old used plastic into art and craft projects? Instead of tossing your water bottles, try one (or all) of these recycled crafts with your kids. Tie these reuse craft activities to a theme, holiday or go with an eco-friendly Earth Day focus. 5 Ways To Reuse Plastic Water Bottles For Kid’s Art and Craft Projects Plastic Bottle Puppet Pet Craft You can also reuse plastic water bottles by turning the bottle over and decorate the…
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    Southern Life, Indian Wife

  • The Procrastinator’s Guide to Writing a Novel

    Sheryl Parbhoo
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Since I came out of the novel-writing closet on my blog last week, several people have asked how I got into writing and how I have managed to write while still raising a big family and keeping such a clean … Continue reading →
  • Our Multicultural Easter Sunday

    Sheryl Parbhoo
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    Easter Sunday began with bursts of sunshine popping into our bedroom windows early in the morning.  Birds chirped all around our house, and the Azaleas looked fresher than they had the day before. It was the beginning of a day … Continue reading →
  • Happy Easter!

    Sheryl Parbhoo
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
     
 
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    Healthy Family Matters

  • Advantages Of Kickboxing: Why Women Should Join

    Healthy Family Articles
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:44 am
    Are you a fitness fanatic? Do you keep a watchful eye on the transforming fitness world? Then you must have noticed one thing for sure — no specific fitness mantra remains in vogue for too long. Like every other thing in this world, exercises also evolve. While most of them continue to remain relevant for years, the craze enjoyed by some specific form of exercise usually only lasts for a certain period of time. Currently, it is kickboxing that is enjoying extreme popularity among most fitness fanatics. It is being embraced with equal fervor by men and women alike. Although initially…
  • Tots to Teens Expo – Washington D.C.

    Erica Brooks
    28 Mar 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Join Healthy Family Matters as we share how to care for your family naturally using Young Living Essential Oils and smart lifestyle changes at the Tots to Teens Expo. Join us for a day of FREE family-friendly fun! Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10am to 6pm, at the Washington Convention Center. The 2014 Tots-to-Teens Expo is educational, entertaining and fun for the entire family. There’s something for everyone: Bumper Cars, Basketball, Face Painting, Kids Zumba Classes, and a special Living Healthy and Eating Right Stage featuring area chefs, restaurants and nutritionists. We’re…
  • How To Reduce Stress During Pregnancy

    Healthy Family Articles
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Find out how to make your pregnant days a beautiful period that you will always gladly remember. Most people are not familiar with the harm stress causes, this goes especially during pregnancy, when stress affects the condition of the baby as well as the health of the mother. Namely, if a pregnant women is under stress, her body secretes hormones that reduce the number of neurons in the brain of the baby and prevents them from forming, increase the heart Because of that, it is necessary to take some precautions that will help the pregnancy to run peacefully and quietly, a period that you will…
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil, a Respiratory Aromatherapy Oil for Emotional Clearing

    Healthy Family Articles
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:53 am
    What emotions come up for you when you think of the rich aroma of your grandmother’s cedar chest? Cedarwood is the aroma of heirlooms and memories. The wood itself is famous for resisting decay. It is used in decks, fence posts, and anything that needs to endure against all kinds of damp, rot, and severe weather. During the Great Depression, when he couldn’t find work, my father took his wagon into the hills and cut cedar posts to sell as fence posts to farmers and ranchers. Cedarwood has been used in native American Indian ceremonies to enhance communion with the spirit and…
  • Worried About Bed Bugs? Don’t Let Fear Get The Best Of You

    Healthy Family Articles
    23 Mar 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Bed bugs are becoming increasingly common across the United States, but that doesn’t mean they are getting any easier to deal with. Bed bug treatments are expensive, and more than one service is often required to ensure that the little pests are truly gone. Beyond that, however, many people just can’t stand the thought of something biting them while they sleep. That fear can actually be dangerous, as it causes people to do things they would not ordinarily do. When it comes to bed bugs, the best offensive is simply learning as much as you can about the pests. Bed Bug Facts First, it is…
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    Feathering the Empty Nest

  • Pic of the Day!

    cjblythe
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:11 am
      Be sure to check out previous ‘Pics of the Day‘ on the archive page. Lumberjacks in California        
  • Yacon Syrup: Are prebiotics the answer to counteract our modern diet of processed foods?

    cjblythe
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:20 pm
    I have been regularly taking “Quality Encapsulations” Natural Organic Yacon Syrup for about one month, according to the instructions on the bottle – 1 teaspoon three times per day. What is Yacon syrup? It is a syrup derived from a South American root that is touted to offer health benefits such as: Possible weight loss. […]
  • Actions have consequences: Stuart’s just learning this as a car owner and driver.

    cjblythe
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Stuart’s had his driver’s license for a couple of years now and spends most of his spare time searching out parts for and working on his new (to him) car he recently bought. This week he purchased and installed a racing seat, and had some work done on his exhaust – not the work he […]
  • I started a grow-op…

    cjblythe
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    …for herbs! For a while now, I’ve been ordering fresh produce and herbs periodically from a local business, paying online with our VISA. The  groceries were delivered directly to our door. In the meantime, we made the decision to eliminate all debt by the time we retire in ten years. With this in mind, we […]
  • Have you asked yourself why Kraft Dinner isn’t creamier? Well, it can be!

    cjblythe
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Kraft Dinner (KD) has always been a favorite in our family – well, I should qualify that by saying everyone except Mark. He can take it or leave it. His theory is that he ate so much of it while in college so he could stay within his meager budget, he made himself sick of […]
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    Our Blended Marriage

  • World’s Toughest Job? I Don’t Think So…

    Ana Lynn Amelio
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:04 am
    Last week, I saw a video about world’s toughest job. The title intrigued me, but I have to admit, I knew what the job was long before the video was over. I admit to getting slightly teary-eyed towards the end of the video. Then my devious brain got to work. And you know what? It’s not the world’s toughest job.Constantly standing, bending and generally demanding heavy physical exertion? No breaks whatsoever, not allowed to eat till “the associates” have eaten first? Well, either I am doing something wrong or I have the best kids in the world because I don’t…
  • Marriage And Intimacy

    Ana Lynn Amelio
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Marriage and intimacy. You can’t have one without the other. Yet it feels like so many married couples have a misconception on what intimacy really means. It’s not just about being comfortable enough around your partner that you can look your worst and still feel they won’t run away. It’s not just about sharing your dreams with your spouse, feeling confident they won’t laugh at you. And, it’s not just about having sex with your spouse. However, for many couples, that’s where it stops.Why is it that we can share our intimate hopes and dreams with them,…
  • How Your Parents Met – Between The Worlds Part 7

    Ana Lynn Amelio
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:58 am
    Part 7 of How Your Parents Met story. If you are just now joining us, read previous parts first:Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Ana’s side of the story May 2007I don’t want sex, I want love, I don’t want tonight, I want forever, I don’t want a friend, I want my better half.Those words were staring at me from my computer screen. My heart was pounding so fast I thought I was going to have a heart attack. My ears were humming, and my mouth just fell open.I don’t remember what raced through my mind, it was all incoherent. I couldn’t form a thought, let…
  • Interview #2 – Expats Blog

    Ana Lynn Amelio
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:25 am
    Not too long ago, Frank and I have been interviewed by Expats Blog. We shared our experience about moving from USA to Croatia, advice on making the move, how we adjusted, and some of our tips on general expat life. Expats Blog is a blog by expats for expats. They are a big community that graciously shares their tips, advice, as well as scouring the web for the best stories to share with other expats.You can read our interview by clicking on the following link: American Expat Interview or simply clicking the badge below: The post Interview #2 – Expats Blog appeared first on Our Blended…
  • Blogging 201 – Branding and Growth: Day 1

    Frank
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
    It’s a new WordPress challenge, where people like me who can’t seem to grasp how to get more noteriety get some decent help and tips; all while making it fun. Making it fun seems to be the key. With that, let’s begin the Blogging 201 – Branding and Growth Challenge.Today’s assignment: consider what you want to accomplish with your blog. Write down three concrete goals you want to achieve.What do I want to accomplish with my blog?I want to use the blog as a source to entertainment, for me because I do have some fun putting up posts and trying to get my opinion out…
 
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  • Kids at the Zoo

    Aimee Wahl
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Here is a mash-up of two of my very favorite things, kids and animals! Adorableness!
  • Meandering Within

    Aimee Wahl
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Wrestling emotions vested deep within, Illuminating my soul’s depth. Breaking a man-made will, Broadcasting a self-idolized notion of obscurity. Yet, Here I remain. Absolute, pompous, man. A shell enhanced with being, But diluted with unearned pride. What will be left of me? Faded appropriations of an over-developed sense of willfulness.
  • When Your Little Girl Isn’t Girlie Enough

    Aimee Wahl
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    So here is a fantastic example of a school that is so far caught in the past that they are willing to look like complete idiots to make their point. A little girl, Sunnie Kahle (8 years old) came home from Timberlake Christian School the other day with a letter informing her grandmother-legal guardian- that their school policy requires little girls to only do little girl things. So this child is being told that baseball and hunting knives are for boys only. I don’t know what Bible these people are teaching from but in my Bible it does not say that women can’t like hunting and…
  • Intercepting Human Trafficking Through Music

    Aimee Wahl
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    I love my Newsboys, and this interview definitely reflects how God is working through them to save lives. What a beautiful thing that Bryan Olesen is doing.
  • Failed Murder-Suicide Attempt by Naval Officer

    Aimee Wahl
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    This morning, on the Northwest side of San Antonio, Senior Chief Petty Officer Paul Zuriat Ramirez got into a fight with his wife and shot her in the face, then walked into another room and  killed himself.  Their four children were all at home when the shooting occurred but in this case there is good news.  The children’s mother has been transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive. Paul Zuriat Ramirez’s mother thinks that he was suffering from PTSD which often leads to situations like this, unfortunately it won’t bring him back, or erase this memory from…
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