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Help! Mum Was An English Major!

Posted on 05/03/2014 10:33:10 PM

I once mentioned that I was simply an ordinary mum, when the diningroom fell silent. “No, I am sorry, Mum, but you are definitely not ordinary; you are the furthest thing from a normal mother." I am a happy anomaly; a quirky mother, book lover, gardener and now a new writer. I was born an old sou..

Another Mother’s Day

Posted on 05/03/2014 08:40:36 PM

Holidays, as I’ve come to realize, are many things to us but one thing I’ve also come to realize is that certain holidays have been beautifully engineered by greeting card companies to help us jump aboard the train of regret should we neglect one of the holidays. One specific “holi..

Hit the Kids with a New MH Diagnosis

Posted on 04/26/2014 05:24:59 PM

Children don’t have it any better these days than the adults did when they were growing up. In too many instances, the kids probably have more stress and more new forms of abuse than anyone did previously. The one thing that we adults had going for us was that our parents understood that kids ..

Well Loved Animals

Posted on 04/10/2014 08:10:05 PM

We believe that kids need to relate to animals to grow up into well balanced, caring adults who can relate and feel connected to the natural world not just technological society. Michael and I love animals almost as much as we love kids. That love has been a powerful source of energy that has trans..

Living With Lots of Little People

Posted on 04/08/2014 11:20:16 PM

If I had to divulge one secret that I was fortunate enough to discover early in my mothering career, it would be, "Never let them get tired and never let them get hungry." There is a universal image stuck in our brains of a screaming toddler throwing a tantrum on the floor of a grocery store. Even t..

How do pheromones affect people?

Posted on 04/05/2014 09:44:27 AM

If you're currently unfamiliar with pheromones, I recommend reading "what are pheromones" and "pheromones and attraction" to get yourself started. If you're in a hurry, the low down on pheromones is basically this: Pheromones are secreted naturally on the skin and through sweat. These pheromones can..

The Mummy Drivel Trap

Posted on 03/23/2014 12:04:33 AM

I have become aware of a writing flaw, an annoying self-righteous, ego centric point of view, often found on mother's blogs called Mummy Drivel. Mummy Drivel: definition Constant analysis of how to become a better mother combined with a narrow focus on self and one's children to the exclusion of an..

Is a Mother's Life Her Own?

Posted on 03/16/2014 10:24:27 PM

Is it true once you have a child, you life is not your own? A child’s whole world revolves around his mother for at least 3 years. In fact infants have no sense of an identity separate from their mother till after the “terrible two” are over. The bonding between mother and baby is..

Switcheroo: You Want Me to Pretend?

Posted on 03/14/2014 02:16:42 AM

Daily Prompt: Switcheroo. If you could switch blogs with any blogger for a week, with whom would you switch and why? How could I possibly step into another writer's shoes and take over their blog for a week, especially if I had to assume the tone, voice and opinions of the author? I suppose some pe..

Eating Healthy During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Posted on 02/24/2014 09:10:49 PM

Women who eat well during pregnancy are more  likely to have a baby born at a healthy weight. Eating  healthy foods gives your baby the nutrients needed  to develop normally. This increases your chances of  having a healthy baby. You don’t need to eat special  foods t..

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