What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

(Reader note: This is a guest post by one of Connie's blog buddies.  Connie may need to hear from her friends now, too.) When something bad happens to a friend, aren’t you supposed to step up and offer to be there for them?  You know…after a death, or during a divorce, aren’t you supposed to make it clear they can lean on you if they need to? I always considered myself lucky in the friend department.  I have lots of friends from all the phases of my life.  From all over the world.  From right in my own neighborhood. But many of those friends have disappeared on me during my most … [Read more...]

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Struggling {Guest Post}

I'm struggling. Tonight, I'm sitting here, wondering what to write and I know that deep down, and I'm struggling. I don't know if I've lost my mojo, but I don't even feel like writing on my own blogs. What I do feel like doing is curling up and going to sleep and not doing a thing. However, I know there are people in worse shape than me, the person that's lost their mojo. I think of my friends who've had multiple surgeries like Connie, friends going thru nasty separations and custody battles, or @WhyMommy and know that as far as life goes? Things could be a lot worse. So, why am I … [Read more...]

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Fight For Education: Part 2 [Guest Post]

This is the second post in a series. Catch up with the first post, Fight For Education written by Heather of Cool and Hip, I Am Not.  -------   "He is fine. Everyone struggles at something." My son and I were fortunate to have the teacher we had in third grade. I already had a relationship with her; she was my mentor and I almost always taught her class in her absence. At the beginning of the year, I was able to sit down with her and address my concerns about his abilities. We spent the entire year working on differentiated instruction; ironically, in our school district and many … [Read more...]

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Recipes That Keep Kids Interested [Guest Post]

Shana blogs over at shanamama.com and posts some of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen. If you read this excerpt from her About Me section you'll see why we love her too: The basics: I am a 29- year- old wife to my wonderful husband (aka the hubs) and mother to my three amazing children: J, M and S. Who I am: Well I'm a simple kind of girl. I enjoy cooking (especially with the kids) and photography is a major passion of mine. I am no professional but I do get some great shots every once in a while. My kids are my pride and joy, and my life revolves around them. I have a great sense … [Read more...]

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Fight for Education [Guest Post]

When it comes to special needs and education, I love Connie's passion. I believe it was the passion for this cause that ultimately linked us. My story is similar and one that I would like to share. My hope is that at least one parent can see that speaking up may make the difference in her or her child's education. My son was born too late to be considered premature, but yet still early. Weighing in at a very healthy 8 lbs. 11 oz., and passing all his tests, the doctor felt certain his decision for an early induction was a good one. He hit some milestones on time, but as time progressed, … [Read more...]

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