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Attachment parenting

My daughter is writing a series of books that adhere to various parts of attachment parenting. I am so proud of her. Hopefully some of her theory comes from the way I raised her and her brother and sister :-)! Nevertheless, I thought I would share a link to her website for her books.



It is: http://www.withmychildseries.com/



Her first book is entitled.... It's a Beautiful Day for Yoga!

Her second book entitled....… Continue

Added by Mary Meehan on April 29, 2010 at 4:03pm — No Comments

The Role of Grades

Research shows that children learn differently. We know that all students benefit differently from the classroom setting and that schools now try to incorporate many different styles to teach. Does receiving a grade in a class and on assignments help or hinder learning? Some children are bad test takers, while others are great at cramming the information last minute, performing well on the test but coming away having learned very little.



Do… Continue

Added by Moonfrye Team on April 28, 2010 at 5:56am — No Comments

Men and women best friends

It's possible. I had a male friend that gave me awesome advice about men. He was right EVERY time. He defined the saying "cool people". Ladies don't fall for that one. It means your just super close to wifey material, but you are still lacking.

Added by Tracy Gibson on April 27, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Don't Speak

Whether it ws in school, on the internet in a chat room or even among friends, I have always been floored by the "Don't Speak" concept of speaking about mental health. And, whether it is addiction, depression, anxiety, dimentia, eating disorders or anything else, no one talks about it because they feel ashamed to or again, the "Don't Speak" concept sneaks up. What about Mental Health is such a scary topic? It's more common than people care to think… Continue

Added by Sommer Loar on April 27, 2010 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Can Men and Women Really Just Be Friends?

This is a favorite topic of mine. I say absolutely NOT and many of my friends think I'm crazy. In my mind, a true friendship is a relationship in which there is an equal give and take AND one person doesn't secretly have a hidden agenda or want something FROM you. I just feel that it's easier to have a friend when certain things aren't in the equation...in this case, that would be sex. I do understand that having friends of the opposite sex is… Continue

Added by Hillary on April 27, 2010 at 7:00am — 10 Comments

Get Unplugged, Take the Challenge

How many times have you had dinner with your family when you have had to go take a call or check your blackberry? We all fall victim to this. We see people in restaurants sharing a meal together where each person is on his or her blackberry for the majority of the meal. When it comes to spending time with your family, it is important to get unplugged from work and to be present and in the moment, especially with kids. Children know the difference and… Continue

Added by Moonfrye Team on April 26, 2010 at 7:15am — 2 Comments

Giving Kids What They Don’t Want

I posted a blog recently about the value of saying “No” to kids. The gist was:



1) Your kids will be fine if they don’t get what they want all the time.

2) If you’re going to say “No” then be sure to follow through – unless you like to lead the double life of parent and white noise machine.



I just discovered another good time to say “No”– when it comes to buying them nice things. Ya know why?… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on April 26, 2010 at 6:54am — 3 Comments

What path in life is for you ?

This is a question many fight with on a day to day routine. Finding your meaning and the way of your life is a challange that some times is never met. Figuring out who you are and what is right for your destiny. But do we really have to find our destiny? The saying where one door closes another opens. Well this fits true for many. I know that our little lemonade stands have made a splash but impact is minor to some. Money is not big in the lemonade bussiness and little donations do not walk the… Continue

Added by Carrie Lopez on April 25, 2010 at 11:03pm — No Comments

5 punk rock ways to pack light!



With increasing requirements by airlines, most people are forced to find ways to pack light in order to avoid extra baggage or weight fees. In my travels both on tour and for vacations, I've developed very punk rock methods that anyone can use to travel with the utmost efficiency.



5. Layer! Most punks will wear multiple layers… Continue

Added by Joseph Engel on April 25, 2010 at 10:57pm — 2 Comments

One Love Mama's gone carbon neutral

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I'm ecstatic to be a part of a wonderful program called, "My Blog is Carbon Neutral". The goal of this initiative is to cut our blog's footprint by raising awareness of the effect and damages caused by carbon emissions and also to neutralize these emissions via tree planting. According to Alexander Wissner-Gross PhD physicist at Harvard University and environmental activist, an average website causes… Continue

Added by Ginger Spiker on April 25, 2010 at 10:41am — No Comments

Families with Alzheimer's have heartreaking budgetary choices to make

Our 7 year old daughter Natalie, 1st grade, has been in a wonderful school for the last 3 years. It’s a private school, arguably the top school in this area. It has solid security, beautiful campus, excellent teachers, extracurricular activities abound. It is a calm and nurturing environment for children. Alas it is somewhat exclusive and extremely expensive. In fact about double what I am comfortable squeezing out of our budget, really out of our savings. We were just notified of the award, it… Continue

Added by Laura and Jay Jones on April 25, 2010 at 8:29am — No Comments

College Entrance Exams

In high school, the SATs were a huge pain (insert words here) for everyone involved, especially stress and anxiety provoking for the students. Parents paid through the nose to enroll their kids in SAT prep classes, while students desperately tried to raise their scores a few extra points. A self proclaimed procrastinator (and exaggerator), I even attempted to memorize a million vocabulary words the night before the test with the help of my handy flash… Continue

Added by Hillary on April 25, 2010 at 6:07am — No Comments

worldsbestphoto.com

fun site for staking a claim on how great your photo is!

Added by Danny maco on April 24, 2010 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Building Blocks Foundation

Building Blocks Foundation was started at the beginning of 2010 by a 22 year old from Iowa. Ashley Melchert (the founder) began working at a facility that houses and cares for individuals with disabilities, and this soon became her mission in life - to make sure these individuals recieved the best possible care no matter what it took.



Building Blocks was formed to complete this mission. The foundation is just beginning, so there is a lot to be done yet. However, the photo campaign to… Continue

Added by Sommer Loar on April 24, 2010 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Earthday Fun

So earthday is Gone but I had so much fun. The kids and I planted Tomatoes and cucumbers, spring cleaned and made home products for our face.I found out that the only thing to calm Kaitlyns Ezcema is my honey facial. After spending money on tons of ALl natural soaps and lotions and nothing working . Making everything from scratch my first vegan GF Spagetti every thing was hand made. I am no longer buying any boxed product or canned. I am learning to can and freze meals and veggies. I am going… Continue

Added by Carrie Lopez on April 23, 2010 at 10:12pm — No Comments

ARIZONA STINK

My husband and I live in Arizona, and I just finished reading an article about the Arizona Govener signed into law an



Immigration Enforcement. Both my husband and I are citizens of the U.S, but we are NOT with the new law at all. We are



both extremely mad that there is now a law aganist us Latinos. Not all Latinos across the United States and Arizona are drug



dealers, murders, ect... ect.... and by having this law they are going to just see the color of of skin,… Continue

Added by Mr. Mrs. Juan Dedios Banda on April 23, 2010 at 8:06pm — No Comments

ale 8 one

that was a soda they had in ky. Had some when my dad moved there and i can still feel that chemical burn on my tongue. ugh. but they only made it for that state. guess if you like lead chips, you'd love love Ale8One

Added by james h bergquist on April 23, 2010 at 12:56pm — No Comments

My apologies for a long hiatus....been a heck of a week.

It all started last week, my dad had to get an MRI of his lower back because he has a narrowing of the spine. He is 71 years old, so at this point they really won't do surgery to help him out. In the MRI, they found a tumor on his kidney, which we go through a cancer scare with him at least once a year. They have all been benign so far, but this one his about as big as an orange and they are doing more tests than they ever have which can't be a good thing. So, that was a shock and we are hoping… Continue

Added by Sommer Loar on April 23, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

80's Friday!

How's this for a flashback, goor lord look what we are wearing. I am happy that some fashion has not come back!!
Family trip to the Happiest place on earth!!!

Added by Annierow on April 23, 2010 at 8:05am — 1 Comment

80's Snacks and Beverages

Okay, it's Friday...time for a stroll down memory lane. How much did you love Capri Sun? That package was so unique, the flavors mouth watering and those yellow straws, unforgettable! And who could forget those delicious cookies, Dunkaroos? Each came in a package with frosting and you could dip each cookie into vanilla or chocolate frosting...those were a dream. TAB and Fun Dip two other absolute must haves.

What was your favorite 80's snack or… Continue

Added by Hillary on April 23, 2010 at 7:05am — 10 Comments

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