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BUSY BUSY BUSY

I guess by the Title you can only imagine what I will be writing about today. I have been busy. Running around making homemade from scratch food for the kids. Looking for a job and working for a few I do not get paid at. But I thrive on bsy days. The running around multi tasking is just my nature. I just wish I could find another at home job. Lemonade stands are not profitable for us because we donate 100% we accually take a loss but it is worth it. We are getting ready for Big Lemonade stands… Continue

Added by Carrie Lopez on May 5, 2010 at 10:50pm — 2 Comments

If you've ever wanted to see me perform!

I played with my good buddy Tim's musical endeavor Ohm's Law while on our road trip. On the Friday we were in Portland we drove across the river to play at an old time soda shop called Pop Culture.

Someone caught the entire set and you can watch it here!

Added by Joseph Engel on May 5, 2010 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Tell Us About Your Stickiest Situations

Write in and tell us about your stickiest situations in the comments section. The five top stories will win a copy of Jane Buckingham's new book, "The Modern Girl's Guide to Sticky Situations." An additional five of you will win a Ms. and Mrs.… Continue

Added by moonfrye on May 5, 2010 at 8:00am — 14 Comments

Acceptance of Alzheimer's requirements

Give time time. I heard someone say that many years ago when I began my spiritual quest to find peace and serenity. Well Alzheimer's definitely interupted that quest. It does not allow me to be peaceful and it destroyed so many of my dreams that I was hoping were going to allow me to keep myself in serene places. I think now that time has something to do with acceptance of my situation. I want so badly to accept where I am but that acceptance is not coming as fast as I want it to. I know that… Continue

Added by Laura and Jay Jones on May 5, 2010 at 7:33am — No Comments

In my 29 years

I know 29 years isnt long but I have learned alot. Here is a list that has popped in my head.

What I knew when I left high school wasnt really how the world worked.

When I was a child what was a mountain of difficulties would be like a day at the beach.

Food that was good for you when you were young is now known to be horrible.

The grass fertilizer that everyone over used was distroying the enviorment and our health.

Everything you are told is never 100% right.

You… Continue

Added by Carrie Lopez on May 4, 2010 at 10:45pm — 1 Comment

Teaching Kids About Private Parts

Photo by: Kristina Sorensen

As parents, we teach our children about their bodies. For those of us with children, we all know that it is no easy task when it comes to knowing what term to refer to as one's "private parts." How do we assign them names? What do we teach our children? We know that the terms we create will be used by our kids and be remembered well into their adulthood and… Continue

Added by Moonfrye Team on May 4, 2010 at 6:15am — 5 Comments

When she is old enough to understand this all, she will see this book and know how she has changed the world just by being alive~ A Mothers Quote I see this quote I read and I think about our strugg…

When she is old enough to understand this all, she will see this book and know how she has changed the world just by being alive~ A Mothers Quote



I see this quote I read and I think about our struggle as a family. We are given lessons to accomplish and come out stronger and to help others. The fight of a life time. We constantly worry about little things but isnt it amazing we even breathe ? The smile of our children and their laughter and this is for only moments in time. What a… Continue

Added by Carrie Lopez on May 3, 2010 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Should Ex's Remain Friends?

Do you cut an ex out of your life after a breakup? Sometimes it is too sad to simply walk away from someone completely, but then again, breakups are supposed to be sad. It is tempting and seems right to remain friends with someone that was closely intertwined in your life, but does remaining friends make things confusing and hinder you from moving on? Does cutting contact mean a faster road to moving on and starting a new chapter?



We know… Continue

Added by Moonfrye Team on May 2, 2010 at 9:14am — 3 Comments

Top ten 80s records: SONGS FROM THE BIG CHAIR

A band that I always come back to, regardless of my mood; Tears for Fears. Leaders Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith wrote of the best new wave/pop songs in the 80s which turned into some of the most timeless pieces of music, and one of my favorite records of all time.



Songs From the Big Chair contains classics… Continue

Added by Joseph Engel on May 1, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Old vs. New: How Do You Listen To Music?

Everyone knows technology moves fast, but the adoption of new technologies often takes long periods of time... especially in the case of mainstream media.



Since their inception in the 1930s, vinyl records were the primary medium of recorded audio until the 80s, when audio cassettes became popular for their size. CD replaced the cassette, and though digital formats such as mp3 and mp4 have nearly replaced the cd, sales of vinyl records have… Continue

Added by Moonfrye Tech on May 1, 2010 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

The Things They Didn't Tell You

When I was pregnant with my first child it seemed that everyone I spoke to had advice to dispense on the joys of parenting. As I went on to deliver my daughter and entered the world of parenthood, I found that there was a certain aspect of parenting that everyone “forgot” to include in their offerings. Yes, parenthood is simply amazing. It is everything everyone said it would be and more. I cherish my children and even on its worst day, being a parent is something I wouldn’t trade for anything.… Continue

Added by Jennifer on May 1, 2010 at 7:23am — 1 Comment

Recall of children's liquid cold/allergy medication

Wanted to share with all of you here that there is a recall of children's liquid cold & allergy medications. Below is the article from CNN!





(CNN) -- A voluntary recall has been issued for more than 40 over-the-counter drugs for children, including Tylenol and Motrin, because they don't meet quality standards.

"This recall is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse medical events," McNeil Consumer Healthcare said in a statement Friday. "However, as a precautionary… Continue

Added by Jennifer on May 1, 2010 at 7:19am — No Comments

The Gala Dress of Pepper Potts

On auction at PROPWORX. I was excited to see the dress on a mannequin to get a better idea of how to sew my own. And wear it where? I don't know. Somewhere. I would find a party fancy enough to wear it at or go out to some fancy restaurant for one of those fancy dinners that require the use of four separate types of forks. It's just so gorgeous!…

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Added by Jenn Holton on April 30, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Family Bogus Excusses

What is your defenition of acting like a child?



Would you blame a sibling disability on you dropping out of high school?





The reason why I am asking this question is because my 19 year old brother thinks I am (28 years old) is acting like a

child when he made a rude comment about one of of our favorite artist and I told him something (not being rude) back to him.The next question was asked because my younger brother blames me on him dropping… Continue

Added by Mr. Mrs. Juan Dedios Banda on April 29, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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

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