The past few days all I’ve read about on various parenting/family blogs are lists about “things you should never say” to a stay-at-home mom or to a working mom. I’m so sick and tired of these ridiculous mommy wars.
All mothers are working mothers, regardless if they stay at home or have a job outside the home. No one type of mother is better than another. Moms should just focus on being the best mother they can be for their own child/children and not maliciously or callously judge others.
Instead of focusing on what not to say to each other, how about we focus on the things we should say to each other as moms, being supportive. Here’s what I say to other moms:
- You’re doing a really good job, you’re a good mother!
- Here’s my number. Please call me if you ever need some help.
- You must be so proud of your children/family.
- You always do what is best for your children/family.
Now it’s your turn to share. What positive thing would you say another mom?
Have the winter doldrums set in at your house? If you said “yes,” then it is definitely time for your family to get the sillies** out!
DJ Lance Rock and his crazy and colorful pals Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee and Plex are back at it again, dancing and singing on stage in the new live-action show “Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: Get the Sillies Out!”
The tour is based on the award-winning Nick Jr. series and will be visiting more than 50 cities across the U.S. this year.
For all my NJ and NY area friends, the Gabba Gang is coming to The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ for two performances on Sunday, February 10th.
In some way, shape or form, I’ve been a mediator my entire life: as a child, between playmates fighting over crayons; while co-captain of my high school volleyball team, between my teammates and our coaches; in college as the vice president of my sorority, between my fellow sisters and our executive board; and in my career as a PR professional, between my company and the media. Since I often came out on the winning side of things, I thought I was a pretty successful negotiator.
That is, until I became a mom of two children.
It was like two brains (or more accurately our stomachs!) that were thinking alike last week. My cooking-partner in crime Cristina over at Central Jersey Working Moms posted on her Facebook fan page some crock post recipes she found on Real Simple magazine that she was itching to try. On that very same day I was trying out this crock pot recipe for pot roast…..and the two of us decided to bring back our Thursday Crock Pot Buddies Recipe Hop for the winter season!
After a brief tease of warm, spring-y like temperatures here in the northeast the past few days, winter has reared its mischievous head again and this morning blanketed our area with a coating of snow. There wasn’t too much of an accumulation only 2 inches or so, not enough for a snow day, but just enough to wreak havoc with each of my kidlet’s school openings as well as my commute into NYC to work.
Footsteps in the snowy/slushy mix that met me at the train station this morning
If your family is like mine, you’re often on the go and sometimes it’s hard to drink healthy – especially for kids. Have you seen some of those “100% juice drinks” you can get at convenience stores? Some of them can have as much as 28 grams of sugar in them! If I’m on the go with my kidlets, the last thing I need is for them is to have a sugar-high and be bouncing off the walls while I’m trying to run errands, visit with family or taking them to school/recreational activities.
Hands down, my choice of drink for my kidlets is milk. Milk contains nine essential vitamins and nutrients, all of which is a fancy way of saying milk is good for you!
My kidlets are now at that fun age where they like to play games. It really doesn’t matter what kind of game it is, just as long as they can play it with me & The Hubs. I think we have a pretty good mix to choose from. We have classic board games such as Chutes and Ladders and Candy Land, games from The Hubs & I childhood like Hungry, Hungry Hippos and Battling Tops and some new games like Where’s My Water, Don’t Wake Daddy, Red Rover, Find Hello Kitty and Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.
My son is home sick from school today with a mild fever and with a nose that has snot dripping freely like a soda from a dispenser that it’s upsetting his stomach (and mine too, ick!). I’m not feeling 100% myself either, but nowhere like the flu I had last month. It’s more jet lag, having just traveled to and from LA in a 48-hour span for work this past weekend.
My poor little guy, sleeping next to mommy as she types away!
What a whirlwind the last few weeks of the year always are! It’s like no other time during the year – it’s not really a vacation, it’s celebration time – and by the end of those last two weeks of the year, I’m ready to go back to work to relax (no more cooking, no more cleaning, no more company!).
Anyway, I’ve read a lot of New Year’s resolutions, whether it be friends on Facebook, Twitter or the many blogs I love to read (and I hope they read me too!). I’ve never been one to sit down and make a list of resolutions – since I usually forget them by March. However, I’m inspired this year to make one, but not your typical one.