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Hey Parent Bloggers! [17 Apr 2008|12:21pm]

Hi Mom Bloggers, I am helping Alexis Martin Neely launch her new book, "Wear Clean Underwear: A Fast, Fun, Friendly - and Essential - Guide to Legal Planning for Busy Parents. With her savvy book Wear Clean Underwear, Alexis helps parents understand how important – and easy – legal planning is for parents. You can find out more info on the book at www.wearcleanunderwearbook.com.

So why am I writing you?

For each mom blogger who reviews the book on or before May 7, we will offer a comprehensive Kids Protection Plan counseled and prepared by a celebrity lawyer, Alexis Martin Neely. This is a great value, as an attorney prepared Kids Protection Plan is normally $1,000. And, because Alexis Martin Neely is no longer seeing new clients, this offer is truly priceless.

Let me know if you can review the book by May 7th. We would love your participation. Please contact me at alicia@wealthygirlsummit.com if you are interested.

IMPORTANT! [19 Oct 2007|03:10am]

***Please Please Please repost this!!!***

Hi All!

As many of you know, I've been working for over 2 yrs with the National Sleep Foundation to create a program for Drowsy Driving Awareness. Well it's finally come to fruition and the first annual NATIONAL DROWSY DRIVING AWARENESS WEEK is happening NOV 5-11

Now we need your help...

1. Educate yourself and make a rule to never drive tired and to never let those around you get behind the wheel this way.


2. Help us convince Congress to advocate with us:


3. Print and post one (or more!) flyers around your classrooms, your work, your school, your gym, and anywhere else you go. Any sign could save someone's life. (Ohio State Students: Remember, OSU gives students 50 free prints at any computer lab with their BuckID... use them!)


4. Forward this to anyone and everyone! Remind them that you want them driving safely!

Thanks so much,


Questions for Parents of School Age Kids [02 Oct 2006|12:31pm]

I am trying to get an overall feel for what it is like to be a parent of a school age child to understand better for my job and to share with my coworkers. Any answers at all would be fantastic!

1) What is the best thing about being a parent of a school age child?

2) What problems have you encountered?

3) How do you help your children overcome these problems?

4) What advice would you give to other parents of school age children?

Thanks in advance!

new pics of Malachi [02 Oct 2005|10:47am]


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Malachi Deaglan Newman right after being born :)


Malachi 1 month old!
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New Poster [24 Sep 2004|04:16pm]

[ mood | grateful ]

I joined for a few reasons and thought I'd intro myself and say hi.

First, I joined because I'm starting to student teach soon (family and consumer science education). Since I know how closely parents and teachers have to work, I thought it made sense to see how "the other side" does it.

Second, I'm a child of a single parent household (mother). Being such, I think it's amazingly important to say something to all of you; thank you. I know that you guys don't know me, but I also know that children don't get it. We don't understand how many things you juggle, all you sacrifice, or how little sleep you get for the 18+ years we live in your house. We are too busy at soccer practice, acting in the school play, or getting ready for Homecoming to realize that we only get to those activities because you rush home from work to drive us. We are being raised in a society that teaches us to demand and expect to be treated like the movie stars we see, so often we don't realize that you aren't required by laws to take us to McDonald's, buy us clothes that makes you roll your eyes, or listen to the same Barney tape 37 times in a row. I can only imagine what an insane amount of work it is just to hear us slam doors in your faces and tell you we hate you for giving us curfews. PLEASE though, keep heart, someday, you'll end up with a kid like me who finds it absolutely amazing to think about all you guys have done and continue to do, even though she still fights with her mother.

And, for the moment, my third reason is that I need a moment of your time. I am studying the difficulties of being a single parent for my college sociology class and need single parents (especially men) to answer the following quick questions. If you can take a minute, I'd appreciate it big time!

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Hi there :) [07 Sep 2004|10:58am]

[ mood | giddy ]

Name : Cloe
Location : San Antonio, Texas
Children : One daughter named Taeya :)
Ages : 3
Pictures :

I've been in this community for a while..just never posted. Thought I'd introduce myself.

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Another Newbie [07 Aug 2004|03:22am]

My name is Kevin. I’m 36 and am a father of 3. I live in Ypsilanti, MI.

Chris - 18: Lived with me about 5 years ago now on his own.
Miranda - 17: Lived with me from 12 until two weeks ago, now at stepfathers.
William - 15: Has always lived with mother.

Well, I guess that’s the main info so now for some details.

The mother of my kids and I were young parents, (16-17). I am not sure about her but I didn't think anything about having kids. No big deal, a little rug rat to play with. Chris was a great baby, always smiling and laughing. Miranda was always smiling and hugging. William was born during the split up and she was seeing someone else (Who by the way became daddy against my wishes). But I figured, “Don’t hurt the family over pride.” After the break up she kept the kids and I paid support and got them every weekend. Chris was 3-5 when we broke up, (the break up was on and off for a couple of years), and I could tell the effect it had on him. He started getting angry about things to the point of violence, so mom put him on riddilin (oops, don’t know how that’s spelled). The effect on Miranda was less, all she would do is latch onto any man’s leg she saw, like at the grocery store. As for William, I was there for the birth and that’s about it. The mom went on to have 7 more children with various fathers and married one of them.

Today Chris knows everything and I mean everything. As for Miranda, she seems to want to take after her mom in the baby aspect. Don’t get me wrong, she is not having sex all over the place or anything like that, but she sure does love babies. William just wants to have sex with the loud mouth girl down the street from his mother’s home.

The whole experience has taught me some things. Children are awesome through the good and bad. To see them do or say things for the first time is a treasure. Always have that camera ready. Being as young as I was, I missed out on a lot of things in the beginning. Spending time with my kids bike riding, playing games, or just about anything was pretty much the best times of my life.

Then they became teens. It’s funny how we all go through the teen thing so when it hits them you know what’s going on. In my case everything was good to start. They could do the things I did on a regular basis and actually keep up, physically or mentally. It’s when they try to break free before they are ready that I have found hard to deal with. I did the same thing but I always thought that when they got there we would have a different understanding than I had with my parents. I guess it doesn’t work that way because in the last few years there has been a lot of rebellion to the point of serious arguments.

Anyway, I’m tired now so I guess I will cut this off now. I don’t know if this is the kind of stuff you put in here or not so let me know. So, Hi to everyone and hope to type at ya soon.
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Hello ... Just a quick post [28 Jul 2004|10:10pm]

[ mood | good ]

Hello All

Just thought I would make a quick post tonight. It has a busy month around my house. My daughter will be 19 months in a few days, I cant believe she is getting so big. She is such a smart and outgoing child, she surprises me everyday with the little things that she does. I just finished getting full custody of Katherine. Her father lives up in Boston and has only seen her once, which is sad, I thought when he saw her last yr at her baptism it would of been more of a driving force for him to be involved. Oh well, not much I can do about that. Well I must cut this short and get some rest, tomorrow will be a long day. I work for a police department and am on the Night shift, which normally isn't bad except that tomorrow (my Monday) Kate and I are going over to friends so no nap for me.



[25 Jul 2004|02:30pm]

I was just wanting to know how many of you actually like coming here and posting ? i've only seen myself comment on entries and or you will only post once or you'll do x posts , there is no reason for me to try and keep this running if noone wants to speak in here,,, so please if i dont get comments from at least half of you ,, i'm going to just delete it thanks ..
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[24 Jul 2004|09:08am]

Hi, all.

I'm the single mom of two beautiful boys, a 31 month old called "The Bugbear" and a 10 month old named Dylan. I'm single because my husband is mentally ill and decided to run out on his family the night my son came home from the hospital. Frankly, we're doing better off without him.

Right now The Bugbear is going through the terrible twos. He's hitting (me and his grandmother) and won't eat vegetables or fruit, apart from apples. The baby wants to do everything the big brother does, but isn't ready just yet.

I'll add a picture later on.
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26 WEEK PICS X-POSTED EVERYWHERE [23 Jul 2004|08:38pm]


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[23 Jul 2004|10:10pm]

just joined...
quick background:
I have a 4 going on 14 year old boy, whom I 'share-parent' with his dad...works out great for all of us it seems, as his father and I have the wonderful ability to communicate without fuss, and try to balance our households as closely as possible to eachother.

We alternate everyother day, everyother weekend, and have for nearly 3 years now. It's a routine...not a 'normal' one, but our son never goes 2 days w/o seeing the other parent; I'm able to attend school part time nights he's with his dad; his dad can work overtime or side jobs when our son's with me.

We've had some behavioral problems with Dathan at school. Quick temper (from dad), strong will (from mom). We are currently meeting with counselor(s) in order to get some modification/tips both in the home and at school (this, instead of instant Adderall, as one psychologist proposed after asking me 'well, is he hyper or not? can he focus or not? he is 4, he is old enough, we can try it')
The guy we're talking with now, the three of us are comfortable with. He seems impressed we're not looking for a fix in a bottle (asking questions as to whether it works AFTER--bah)...but today he suggested we discuss the option of switching our son weekly, instead of daily.

Any thoughts on this? Pros and Cons?

I don't see any real benefit for this, as he has a steady routine...we see a BIG difference in our son's compliance when either of us go on a trip or something and his schedule changes. We feel having both parents every week is a good thing. Are we missing some vital detail? I have doubts, as we all have grown accustomed to our lifestyle.


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Question [16 Jul 2004|08:25am]

[ mood | good ]

Hello All

Hope that everyone is having a good wk. I have a quick question. How did yall handle that tantrums and the stubborn moments when the started? I have an 18 month old and she is starting the throw fits, when she gets mad will throw what ever she has in her hand, and when she doesnt get her way or she wants attention lets out this huge high pitch screech (sp?). I am doing lil things that hopefully is help correcting it, like when I state a punishment I follow through, whether it is time out in crib or not getting to do something. Any other ideas?


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Newbie [13 Jul 2004|01:23am]

[ mood | working ]

Hello All

Just a quick post, recently joined LJ after my friend from college told me about it.

Name : Tanya
Location : Dallas, Texas
Children : 1 daughter
Ages : 18 months

Look forward to meeting you all.

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[18 Jun 2004|04:11am]

Hello everyone and welcome , this is a community just for parents to have a place to relax and share stories or picture or just anything bout themself or their kids

alittle bit about myself i'm 23 from Kentucky a parent for the first time . i'm 5 months along in my pregnancy and i'm enjoying almost every bit of it .. expect for the peeing alot !! but hey it's worth it . me and my ex was together a year and i found out i was pregnant he's still around but we are no longer together, he wants nothing to do with me or my baby because of his religion , somedays i hope he'll change but i know he won't and i'm fine with that i knew from the beging that he would leave me if i was ever to become pregnant .. i'm fine with it because i know my baby will have great love from all my friends and family .

i would just like to welcome everyone and i hope you enjoy this as much as i do

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