Diane Majeske
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Shopping for Halloween? Better hurry; it's later than you think!

Last year, I was taken by surprise.I went shopping for Halloween decorations in mid-October, only to be met by bare shelves, a couple of sad-looking skeletons and a few assorted window clings.Primarily, I saw a lot of Christmas angels and sparkling candy canes.I'm sure I had the same look of outrage on my face as when I went out looking for snow pants in November and found shelves of T-shirts and ads for bikinis. But that's a different story.So this year,I planned ahead. Far ahead. I started…See More
Sep 30, 2012
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Video camera holds instant appeal for junior filmmaker

My son is turning into a little Steven Spielberg.It's a talent I never expected from my formerly shy little boy.It all started when I bought a little flipcam on sale. Silly me. I thought I'd learn to make videos - maybe create some book trailers, you know, learn a few new tricks.Instead, my son was instantly mesmerized. "Cooool," he said, holding it in his hot little hands. "Is this a video camera? Can I make videos? Like on YouTube?"I was a little nonplussed. "Um, I guess," I said. "But it's…See More
Sep 23, 2012
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Holiday weekend brings thoughts of daunting fall schedule ahead

It's a holiday weekend. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and I have the day off.I should be ecstatic. Instead, I'm fighting the blues. It's silly, I know. But end-of-summer time always does this to me. I absolutely love summer. I love the sun on my face, I love my little flower garden, and I love the lazy, slower schedule.Tomorrow, the kids go back to school. And that means it's back to packing lunches, helping with homework, volunteering in the classroom and balancing work, school…See More
Sep 3, 2012
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What am I afraid of? Kid, you don't know the half of it

We were in the car the other day, my son and I."Mom," he said. "What are you afraid of?"What am I afraid of?  Ugh. He has no idea. Frankly, I wish I didn't, either.I'm having surgery in a couple of days - I'm not a good patient. I have a very low pain tolerance. I'm pretty much afraid of doctors, afraid of hospitals, afraid of needles, afraid of blood, afraid of just about everything except the anesthesiologist, whom I adore.The fact that I actually gave birth to two children still gives people…See More
Jun 21, 2012
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Summer vacation isn't just for kids - parents love it, too!

My eyes flew open at 7 a.m. today, and I could feel the panic rising even before I sat up in bed. Okay, okay, I told myself. So we missed the bus. Not the end of the world. I'd get everyone up and going, fix a quick breakfast and ...Oh, wait. No. I wasn't late, hadn't overslept. I hadn't missed the bus because the bus wasn't coming.It was the first day of summer vacation. Finally! I sat back with a sigh of relief. But ... what a strange feeling, to have the morning to myself. It's so peaceful,…See More
Jun 16, 2012
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New Kindergartners Day brings on wave of nostalgia - or is it more like envy?

Timmy the Timberwolf should have tipped me off.Timmy is the mascot for our elementary school, and he was out the other morning at the front door of the school, smiling and waving in his furry costume. I was hurrying back to my car, wondering why the parking lot was so full and why parents were rushing in when I was rushing out. I noticed then that all the children coming in looked little, and…See More
Jun 8, 2012
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Baseball field is no place for mother's intuition

A chilly rain was trickling down, and I was standing in the grass, watching as my son grabbed a bat and walked confidently to home plate. He'd been doing so well on his baseball league - I really had no reason to worry.But suddenly, I was worried. Call it mother's intuition, call it a psychic flash. But suddenly, I saw in my mind's eye a baseball crashing into my little boy's face. It was so startling, I actually strode forward to the fence.I was only a few seconds early.I got there just in…See More
May 23, 2012
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Trip to Indy Speedway gives father, son a chance to bond

Last Sunday was Mother's Day, and it was wonderful. But last Saturday was Father's Day - actually Father-Son Day, and it was pretty great, too.That was the day my husband and son traveled down from our home in Michigan to Indianapolis for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's opening day. They watched the cars, ate a few track dogs, did a lot of walking and shopping and most importantly, spent a lot of time talkingThe drivers were onsite, and my normally shy son ran here, there and everywhere…See More
May 20, 2012
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Beloved children's books are like good friends - guaranteed to make you feel better

The other night I was stressed and not feeling well - and I couldn't seem to shake the blues. As I sat on the couch, wondering how I could make myself feel better, I realized the answer was right in  front of me.I was, in fact, surrounded by old friends. Hesitating only a minute, I walked over to my bookshelves and began searching for a few favorites, some that I haven't touched in years.There was "Misty of Chincoteague," one of several selections by Marguerite Henry collected during my…See More
May 14, 2012
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Apr 30, 2012
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My role model mom: With bouncy hair and perfect pants, it's just like looking in a mirror. Yeah, right ...

I saw my mom role model today after I dropped my son off at school. She was walking in front of me in her cute little white capris and a matching spring jacket.She had on those pert little socks that barely show above your tennis shoes, the ones that have the little balls that peek out from over the heels of your shoes.I almost missed her; I was bent over, tucking my pants cuffs under because they were too long and I refused to wear heels. I didn't have on a cute spring jacket - I couldn't find…See More
Apr 18, 2012
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Through children's eyes, trip to museum becomes almost as educational as the exhibit

The other day, we took the kids to the Henry Ford museum to see an exhibit on the Titanic. I couldn't wait - I've always been fascinated by the saga of the doomed ship: the heroism, the cowardice, all the events that had to coincide for the Titanic to meet her fate. I didn't think the kids would get all of it, of course, but I knew at the very least there was an iceberg there - and I was betting they'd get a kick out of that. What I didn't count on was what they'd notice long before the doors…See More
Apr 14, 2012
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Mar 31, 2012
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Spring break? Already? You've got to be kidding!

My husband threw me for a loop with his question. "What do you want to do over spring break?" he asked.Um, what? Spring break? He had to be kidding. I'm still packing away the last of the Christmas decor - just last week I found a stray box of hooks on a bookshelf.  Surely it can't be time to plan for a spring vacation already.Besides, I still have the vacation pamphlets I picked up last spring - you know, the one  for bicycle rentals, the one for that expensive bed and breakfast inn.  By next…See More
Mar 15, 2012
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Mar 2, 2012
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Tae kwon do brings out mom's overprotective side

My little princess broke two wooden boards the other night - one with a palm strike, the other with a sidekick. The first board broke on the initial try. With the second board, it took her two kicks to break it.It was part of her tae kwon do graduation to a higher belt. I sat in the audience, holding my breath. I wasn't feeling well, coming down with a cold or flu - likely whatever was being passed around at the local elementary - and I felt cranky and out of sorts.I was afraid she'd break her…See More
Feb 19, 2012

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What is your blog name?
Moms Writes
What is your blog URL?
http://momswrites.blogspot.com
Twitter URL
http://twitter.com/dlmajeske
Share a little something about yourself with other moms.
I love writing. As a former journalist, I'm accustomed to being on the lookout for story ideas. Only now, as a blogger, I have a lot more freedom to decide what I write about - so I usually try to come up with topics that I feel other parents will relate to and enjoy.
What is your blogging philosophy?
Blogging is a creative outlet for me. I think it's incredibly fun. I blog about about my kids, about work, about tough decisions and funny happenings - about all those little moments that add up to busy days. When I write about these things, I realize we all have far more in common than we realize - even if we lead very different lives.
I have been blogging since...
Hmmmm - maybe six months!

Diane Majeske's Blog

Shopping for Halloween? Better hurry; it's later than you think!

Posted on September 30, 2012 at 12:28pm 0 Comments

Last year, I was taken by surprise.

I went shopping for Halloween decorations in mid-October, only to be met by bare shelves, a couple of sad-looking skeletons and a few assorted window clings.

Primarily, I saw a lot of Christmas angels and sparkling candy canes.

I'm sure I had the same look of outrage on my face as when I went out looking for snow pants in November and found shelves of T-shirts and ads for bikinis. But that's a different story.

So this year,I…

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Video camera holds instant appeal for junior filmmaker

Posted on September 23, 2012 at 10:20pm 0 Comments

My son is turning into a little Steven Spielberg.

It's a talent I never expected from my formerly shy little boy.

It all started when I bought a little flipcam on sale. Silly me. I thought I'd learn to make videos - maybe create some book trailers, you know, learn a few new tricks.

Instead, my son was instantly mesmerized. "Cooool," he said, holding it in his hot little hands. "Is this a video camera? Can I make videos? Like on YouTube?"

I was a little nonplussed.…

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Holiday weekend brings thoughts of daunting fall schedule ahead

Posted on September 3, 2012 at 10:50am 0 Comments

It's a holiday weekend. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and I have the day off.

I should be ecstatic. Instead, I'm fighting the blues. It's silly, I know. But end-of-summer time always does this to me. I absolutely love summer. I love the sun on my face, I love my little flower garden, and I love the lazy, slower schedule.

Tomorrow, the kids go back to school. And that means it's back to packing lunches, helping with homework, volunteering in the…

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What am I afraid of? Kid, you don't know the half of it

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 11:17am 0 Comments

We were in the car the other day, my son and I.

"Mom," he said. "What are you afraid of?"

What am I afraid of?  Ugh. He has no idea. Frankly, I wish I didn't, either.

I'm having surgery in a couple of days - I'm not a good patient. I have a very low pain tolerance. I'm pretty much afraid of doctors, afraid of hospitals, afraid of needles, afraid of blood, afraid of just about everything except the anesthesiologist, whom I…

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At 12:00pm on June 21, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)


Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help


At 10:50pm on March 10, 2011, missy Varner said…

Hello,

My name is Missy and I am also a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.  I have a blog,www.luxurybeautyproducts.blogspot.com  and I also run the blog hop network.

I wanted to let you know that I am following you,  and hoping when you get a chance you can follow me back.  I also want to invite you to join my groups, The Blog Hop Network, Beauty Bloggers, and Children's businesses.  Also, I would love to place a link to your site on my blog if you want to do the same with my blog on yours. Please let me know by sending me an email regarding this and it has been nice meeting you via the web.

 

MIssy

At 10:37pm on December 26, 2010, Laila {Trucks & Bubbles} said…
Thanks Diane! I am following your blog!
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Following your blog : ) Looking forward to your post!

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At 11:15pm on December 16, 2010, Kate the Book Buff said…

Welcome :)

At 1:54pm on December 16, 2010, LuAnn Braley said…

Welcome to Mom Bloggers!

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Welcome and Hi.  Time is precious to us all, I know and this may seem so overwhelming with everyone vying for your attention.  Hope your stay here is awesome.  But, if you're a petite woman 5'4" and under & would love to read great articles about the best things that come in small packages  ~ come on over for a visit and stay a spell ... we'd love to have you.

At 9:47am on December 16, 2010, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…

Let me welcome you from upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time. Don't be too overwhelmed by MBC. The ladies are awesome here and sooo embracing. Hope you enjoy your stay :)

 
 
 

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