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Parenting Hurts

It was 9:45 and I should already have been in bed. My wife and I had watched a sci-fi show and the music and screams on TV sent our two year old daughter, who apparently had her ear pressed to the door, into a crying fit. We soon discovered that neither of the boys was sleeping either. I let our daughter come out of her room and I sat with her on the couch until she calmed down. I held her gently and smelled her hair; soon I had to get everything prepared for the morning. She screamed as she… Continue

Added by Allen Hueffmeier on June 8, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

The Winner of Our Earth Day Contest

Congrats to Nikki and her girls who planted a Maple Tree for Earth Day! Here is a picture they sent us with their new Maple Tree and their new Little Seed prizes!

Added by moonfrye on June 8, 2010 at 6:33am — No Comments

Nice Things You Say That Annoy Me

When we have our babies, it is natural to transform into “mama bear”, stopping at nothing to defend and protect. For the mama who has a child facing additional challenges, this instinct goes into overdrive. Having a child with autism has made me respond to certain comments irrationally. I can be oversensitive – even when comments are said in kindness or without any intention of harm.



That is my disclaimer. If you’re curious about what… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on June 7, 2010 at 8:00am — 14 Comments

Times they are a changing

In every parent’s mind, there comes a time when you wonder if your child’s behavior is appropriate for their age. Our son has a tendency to overwhelm himself with fits of frustration. Sometimes even at dinner he can work himself up into such a fit that he begins to throw up. He gets worked up about bedtime, he gets worked up about playtime, and sometimes it seems there isn’t anything he can’t get worked up about. Often, I talk him down but he easily works himself back up again if the object of… Continue

Added by Allen Hueffmeier on June 7, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

'Oly-oly-oxen-free' and KICK THE CAN

Photo By: Kristina Sorensen



By: Moonfrye member: LISA USSERY


Oh how I long to hear those childhood words again. When I grew up I lived in a court. We occupied the middle house and had 4 children in the household. Our neighboring houses all occupied children, and this is where the fun began. At night all the kids in the court would converge on the can. We would take… Continue

Added by Moonfrye Team on June 7, 2010 at 7:26am — No Comments

A Little Poetry: Spring Sunshine

Spring Sunshine



Winter’s lulled sweet creatures to sleep.

Gardens brace the winter cold.

Porch swings are quiet and still in the night,

Fireplaces roar in humble abodes.



Suddenly,

Subtle as a morning kiss,

A glow breaks through the chill.

Luminous colors bath naked trees,

Warming silent blooms to will.



Sunlight dances on crystal streams.

A thirsty Doe takes a drink.

Nature brings another spring.

Playful minds… Continue

Added by Yoli Fae on June 6, 2010 at 5:34pm — 1 Comment

Guilty Little Pleasures, A Sunday Reflection of sorts

I used to be obsessed with frozen yogurt years ago. I think there was a frozen yogurt craze in those days. It seemed like a wonderful alternative to ice cream and then the trend seemed to phase out a little. I took a huge break from it and actually kicked the habit. Then something terrible happened. I don't know what's gone on but these yogurt places popped up all over the place, every single corner and they are non-stop. Flavors galore that you pump… Continue

Added by Hillary on June 6, 2010 at 9:41am — 5 Comments

Newt Gingrich Alzheimer's Care Challenge

We saw Newt Gingrich speak on Friday 6/4/2010 at an Alzheimer's conference luncheon. There was a minimum of rhetoric, and the rest was super inspiring for me. He challenged the audience to find a new model for caring for the families affected by Alzheimer's. One of the shocking statistics is that in 2050 there will be $102 TRILLION spent on Alzheimer's care. We as a country can not meet this forecast. There is so much money needed for research to find a way to first DIAGNOSE the disease. YES,it… Continue

Added by Laura and Jay Jones on June 6, 2010 at 9:07am — 1 Comment

Health and Fitness

Hello everyone,

I am new to moonfrye and excited to be here. I am also a health and fitness fanatic. I am trying to go vegan and could sure use some tips from anyone out there who knows about yummy recipes I could try. I've been loading my freezer with Boca products and they do taste pretty good. I've also noticed an improvement in my digestion in just a month of being off meat. However, boredom is my enemy and I need some recipes that will keep me on the right track.



Thanks and… Continue

Added by Yoli Fae on June 5, 2010 at 7:11pm — 5 Comments

Star Fruit & Strawberries

This blog is by Carrie Lopez, one of our wonderful Moonfrye members.

I am totally on a Anti-Box movement . This means no processed or boxed food - everything is made from scratch. It has really brought my family closer together in the kitchen. We are learning together how to make cakes, brownies, and spaghetti noodles. Yes, we are going Vegetarian and while I'm a little nervous that I may pack on a few extra pounds, the wholesome home… Continue

Added by Moonfrye Team on June 5, 2010 at 7:02am — 1 Comment

HOJB’s 80s Fridays! - Intro

The late 80s/early 90s were a cultural golden age. The fashion was major, the Hip-Hop was bomb, and the work-out videos are still totally entertaining. When given the chance to express our love for the times on the Moonfrye blog, we snatched it up like that perfect fitting pair of bleach splashed acid washed jeans. Every Friday we’ll hit you with a new spin and personalized take on something bodacious. Whether it’s a ‘How to Make Scruchies’ seminar…… Continue

Added by Moonfrye Team on June 4, 2010 at 5:53am — No Comments

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Sorry to All the ones who read this blog. Creativity has left my brain for the summer. Well I have not shared this but now I am in the clear my daughter is going in Monday to get sent to a nuerologist. No not Emily. Kaitlyn after observations they are concerned for her and my suspision may be right about Autism. She is starting to have what is called shutters ( mimics of sezures ) and they believe there may be more then she is just not maturing and acts younger and is smaller then other 4 year… Continue

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

Moms Know The Darndest Things

Cirque Du Soleil Acrobats Perform On Empire State Bldg Observation Deck



Did you know that if you peel a banana from the bottom you won't have to pick off the little stringy things? Primates do it this way!



Did you know that peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter for eating and peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and therefore better for cooking?



Did you know that adding either a couple of teaspoons of sour cream… Continue

Added by Hillary on June 3, 2010 at 6:27am — 4 Comments

Ask A Dentist. Introducing...Dr. Alan Kaye

We would like to welcome leading Beverly Hills Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Alan Kaye to Moonfrye as our visiting dentist. He is the former President of the California Dental Board and has worked with various statewide and national legislators on insurance and health care issues. He is here to try to field some of your dental questions, so feel free to write… Continue

Added by moonfrye on June 2, 2010 at 7:52am — 10 Comments

WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND?

We wanted to feature this fantastic blog by our member Lisa Ussery

Surrey County Show 2010 Will you be my friend? As a child this is a very powerful question. I know that as an innocent child I asked this question freely. As an adult I may be inclined to feel like an utter fool asking this question of another adult. How would another adult respond if I asked this…

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Added by Moonfrye Team on June 1, 2010 at 9:10am — 3 Comments

A Day Off Spent Cleaning

Photo by: Kristina Sorensen

It's a Holiday today and many people have the day off! If you are anything like us, instead of a BBQ, you will spend the day trying to take care of things you have looked at for months, but always think you don't have time to do. Then on a day like today you think, "I have no excuse."

If you happen to be feeling ambitious today...I'll share with you… Continue

Added by Moonfrye Team on May 31, 2010 at 10:59am — 1 Comment

Our Earth

We have all been found guilty of littering at one time or another in our lives. We just simply throw away the styrofoam container that our favorite restaurant packs food in. Yet that styrofoam container will never decompose, and that empty Starbucks water cup that went out the window, just found its way into the ocean. It takes an event like British Petroleum’s oil spill to remind us of the damage we do. Just recently, we read an article in The Los… Continue

Added by Moonfrye Team on May 30, 2010 at 9:09am — 3 Comments

Healthy Happy Kids

This wonderful blog is by Moonfrye member Marla Fortier

Like many of you, I am always trying to get my kids to eat their vegetables, it is not always easy. Fruit seems to be much more appealing, so I am always trying to find clever ways to sneak it in to their everyday food. So I bought this book by Jessica Seinfeld called, "Deceptively Delicious." It… Continue

Added by Moonfrye Team on May 29, 2010 at 9:34am — 5 Comments

80's Cartoons & Birthday Parties!

One of our members, Leanne, posted this picture of one of her 80's birthday parties and it really made us reminisce. The 80's were filled with such wonderfully unique cartoons and it seemed that as a child, every weekend was full of birthday parties based on one of these cartoons. Between The Care Bears, Jem, Transformers, Strawberry Shortcake, Thunder Cats and She-Ra, there was no shortage of themes. What was your favorite 80's cartoon or 80's… Continue

Added by moonfrye on May 28, 2010 at 9:08am — 15 Comments

Keeping old friends when lives change.





Remember when life was simple when you were a teenager? Even in college, keeping your social life balanced with the rest of your life was a lot simpler. I have been thinking about this lately and I realize now that I am not only a mother but a soon to be divorced single mother, I have lost the ability to relate to basically any conversation with my girlfriends. Girls nights out consist of talks about their boyfriends and husbands and I sit… Continue

Added by Sommer Loar on May 27, 2010 at 7:23pm — 1 Comment

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