Archive for December 2011

Been There, Birthed That: The Nesting Instinct the Third Time Around

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I subscribe to a pregnancy newsletter just for fun, as my “been there, done that” attitude about childbirth has been the driving force of mustering enough energy to take on the chaos of my day. Perky, cute as a button images of models with tiny bumps skipping about has papered the ezines and I was... Read more »

Giving In During the Holidays: When Persistent Whining Gets the Best of Parents

Giving In During the Holidays: When Persistent Whining Gets the Best of Parents
Earlier this month, something went terribly awry with our Advent calendar…(Or, maybe I was lacking sleep December 1st and had no patience for whining.) My mother purchased two Play Mobile Advent Calendars, each depicting a different scene – 1 a dainty forest for my 3 year old daughter, the other a kingly styled layout for... Read more »

Old Wives' Tales Do Not Work: Modern Ways to Induce Labor

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My husband wants this baby to be born before 2012. Yes, he wants to see his third bundle of joy but he would also like to get an additional Child Tax Credit next year. Can’t you just take a couple of trips around the block? Let’s get this labor going! I’ll tell you one thing... Read more »
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What is on your Christmas wish list?

What is on your Christmas wish list?
I have been seeing the Lexus commercial where a significant other presents his/her loved one with a shiny new Lexus, big red bow donning the roof top, and wonder why I am so different. No offense to the people who actually get a new Lexus in their driveway, which I have yet to see in... Read more »

Beware the Holiday House of Horrors - A Christmas Cautionary Tale

Beware the Holiday House of Horrors - A Christmas Cautionary Tale
The decorations in my house had multiplied and like Gremlins fed after midnight, they were turning vicious! When we moved into our house almost ten years ago, all of our Christmas decorations could easily fit into three medium-sized moving boxes, which even included our table-top Christmas tree with ornaments already attached. Apparently someone opened the... Read more »

Lacking the Crafty Mom Gene: Scarring My Children with Creativity

Lacking the Crafty Mom Gene: Scarring My Children with Creativity
I am not ashamed to admit I am lacking in the arts and crafts department. It is a little embarrassing when visitors mistake my creative expression for something my 3-year-old made in preschool… I long to create mini masterpieces at the whim of my imagination. I subscribe to many blogs and newsletters hoping to be... Read more »
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A Better List of Holiday Movies: So Long White Christmas!

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Tired of the usual Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life, my Christmas season movie list is a little different than the rest… Home for the Holidays This movie is hysterical and completely sums up what a good old fashioned family is all about. It’s about avoiding sensitive issues until they erupt in... Read more »