Saturday, April 4, 2020

S-mothering

How to survive the back to school Mommy Cliques

Your kids aren’t the only people looking forward (or maybe not) to hitting the playground this year. It’s back to school time not only for the kids, but for the Mommy Cliques too. If you have to ask what a Mommy Clique is, you most likely have a child entering Kindergarten or have homeschooled up until recently, remaining blissfully unaware …

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Tshirts that are ripe for a good old fashioned banning

Sometimes you stumble across news items that are horrifying in ways you can’t contemplate yet too funny not to share. This is one of those times. JC Penny recently pulled a tshirt from their 7-16 line because it stated that the wearer was “Too pretty for homework.” Consumers, up in arms over the perceived sexist remarks, chalk the tshirt right …

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Work at home: 10 easy steps to Twitter

For anyone working at home, the lack of ‘connecting’ with others in a similar profession can be a big issue. Within the walls of your house, it can seem like you are the only person on the planet who is doing what you are doing. This is why so many people turn to social networking to connect with other like …

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Scary Burger King Mascot retiring: Children everywhere rejoice

On CNN this morning: Burger King announced that it was retiring the big bobbled headed ‘King’ mascot that they’ve used in previous ad campaigns. Commercial spots with the Burger King include several terrifying ads where he wakes people up in the middle of the night with air horns or spends some time rocking down on a DJ booth. I’m not …

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19 photos that will make you feel great about your kid’s school

I’m not fond of the word ‘fail.’ It brings up so many different feelings and emotions, mostly that it’s not something I like to do. But occasionally, the word is really appropriate. Case in point: Huffington Post featured 19 wonderful slides courtesy of Fail Blog that will make you feel fantastic, perhaps even successful, as far as your child’s choice …

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Family friendly restaurants? 3 additions that nice resaurants need to make

There is a restaurant in Anaheim called Joe’s Crab Shack. I love this place: Not just for it’s proximity to the happiest place on earth and not because the surf and turf was one of the best I’ve ever had (scoff if you must, and I’m from Vancouver. We have fish here too). No, I love Joe’s Crab Shack because …

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Bitten by the summer vacation monster

Not as many updates this week as I’ve been bitten by the summer vacation monster: Meaning I have to put the computer aside and actually do something out and about for a change.   We’ll be back in a day or two!

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Yes, there are things you should never say to your kids

Parents.com posted an interesting article that really had me thinking today, especially after a long summer of having the kids bored, always hungry, and did I mention bored? They’ve been hanging on my leg for days and days. 9 things you should never say to your kids made me feel bad. It was like a symptom checker, where if you …

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New parenting approaches: The Seinfeld Method

If your formative years occurred during the 1990’s, you would have been a rabid fan of Jerry Seinfeld. The self proclaimed show about nothing captivated it’s Thursday night audience. Between Seinfeld and Friends, as well as the fact that there were no PVR’s at that time, no one dare made a move outside until the shows were over. It was …

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Should I have another baby? The difference between 1 kid and 4 kids

Babies are wonderful. That fresh baby smell and the wonder of their smiles: Those chubby little things are hard to resist.  Given the current celebrity baby boom and the growing number of high profile people who are expanding their families, its no wonder that the average family size is growing. What used to be a comfortable three for most people …

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