When a friend came…
You see her at the store. She, like everyone else, is just picking up her weekly groceries, but on her, your eyes linger a little longer. Her head is covered in a telltale scarf, and where hair would normally be peeking through, there is none. You feel pity for her, thinking she must be so sad about her hair. As a cancer survivor, I can tell you her hair is the last thing she is thinking about. Because while it takes so many of the physical parts of a person, its deeper blow strikes the…Continue
Added by Emmy on January 13, 2017 at 9:47pm — No Comments
When the opportunity to try this came, I understood that it was a popup tent, but I didn't really pay attention to how it would be packaged or put much thought into what it would look like. I just read "beach tent" and got excited because I always wanted…Continue
Added by Ronda on August 28, 2016 at 10:06am — No Comments
HISTORY DOESN’T DEFINE YOU. YOUR CHOICES DOES
Imagine that you stand on the edge of a platform at the swimming pool... Blindfolded!
You have no idea how high up the platform is, if it is the 1-meter, 5-meter or the 10-meter platform. You have no idea if there is water in…Continue
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I spent a weekend at the beach with my girlfriends recently. And what I learned from them gave me hope: They reported that their children (mostly teens) were well behaved, not interested in dating or other risky behaviors and are quite academically inclined.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 22, 2016 at 6:19am — No Comments
It’s hard to believe our twins are already two. I have been eagerly watching them grow and hit developmental milestones, yet the graduation from baby to toddler is paired with feelings of sadness and worry. My babies are grown and it’s happening fast. Just as it did with Thomas. Days…Continue
Added by Carrie Anthony on February 25, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
It can be really hard to deal with your kids when they are fussy or having a tantrum. They can grate on your nerves when they keep….on…..crying no matter what. It is definitely frustrating for me when my kids are having fussy days. Like the equivalent of waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Sometimes it is enough to just lock myself in another room for a few minutes (with them in safe places of course) while I get myself under control. All kids have small issues or big issues, but they…Continue
Added by Samantha Roberts on February 2, 2016 at 4:35pm — No Comments
My daughter loooves tea parties! She'll have tea parties with all the animals in her room, including any of her brother's toys that may have somehow gotten mixed in. Illy will throw parties for her brothers or bring me little cups of "tea" and "soup" (lukewarm water) while I'm working. She's even gotten the whole family to sit on the floor in the living room for a tea…Continue
I knew that it would eventually happen. I know kids get older and that things get weird. . . . . .
at least for me. I was hoping that it wouldn't happen this soon!
What am I talking about?
One of my favorite family traditions is languishing. Dying, I tell you. Ever since my son was a baby we've dressed for Halloween as a family. Sometimes we go with a…Continue
Last week I told my son a "very scary" story about what would happen to him when he became a teenager. Although I was having some fun with him, I am well aware of the fact that what will actually happen when he becomes a teenager will be much, much more frightening. For me.…Continue
Added by Dea Lenihan on September 24, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Step away from Pinterest. Don’t even look at your Instagram. Slacker Mom is here with easy cheap costume ideas for kids or adults.
It’s a brand new series for MomCave, called Slacker Mom’s Guide. In this episode, the MomCave moms throw together some funny easy cheap Halloween costumes…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on September 22, 2015 at 9:02pm — No Comments
They warn you about the pain of childbirth. They even express all the different means for managing said pain and in such depth that there are literally tons of books written on the topic! Ways to manage the pain often include Lamaze, water therapy, epidural, hypnosis, etc. I opted for hypnosis when this little lady graced us with her presence.…
Harry Potter has one.
Game of Thrones has one.
Breaking Bad has one.
Now, parents of tweens have one!…Continue
Added by Tiffany Benyacko on August 14, 2015 at 5:34am — No Comments
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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on July 24, 2015 at 5:32pm — No Comments
Each morning, Stephen, my baby, asks me if he has to go to school. "Third grade is boring. We don't even do anything. We don't have enough recess. School is for attendance." Oh, baby... you don't know boring yet, I remind. Get dressed. Did you eat? Get your backpack. Do…Continue
Last night, the kids and I had the opportunity to pack some lunches for the West Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) organization. This non-profit agency gives emergency food and shelter to individuals and families in the West Suburban Cook County area. They operate a shelter every Tuesday night and provide lunches for the next day. There are many PADS programs available all over with some even supplying permanent housing and supportive services for their…Continue
My son shouted, “I want popcorn!” I quickly responded, “Please go back into the other room and come back in here and ask me the correct way. Try again.” He obliged and returned stating, “May I have some popcorn please?” I always have to stay on him, but dog gone it, he is going to get…Continue
Added by Cassandra L. Pinson on July 1, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments
Peter Pan may not have wanted to grow up, but Wendy did. And after she grew up, she got knocked up. This week's LIVE guest is Paula Rhodes, who plays Wendy is "The New Adventures of Peter & Wendy" (http://newpeterwendy.com/)
Awesome Labor Gown Giveaway from Milk…
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on May 23, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments