From the monthly archives:

May 2010

Approved Of, Not Overlooked

by Mum Dee May 30, 2010

I have four children and they often wanted my undivided attention at the same time. It was difficult sometimes to be able to spread myself around enough to meet all of their expectations. What is a person to do? It is unfortunate that sometimes our children feel that we love one of their siblings more […]

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Ditching the Diapers

by Mum Dee May 27, 2010

When is the right time to expect your child to be toilet trained? This, like many skills that our children acquire, tends to be individual. Some toddlers are so interested in using the toilet that they are easy to train by the time they are 2 years old and then there are those that don’t […]

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Boys Need to be Boys

by Mum Dee May 24, 2010

One fine summer day when my son Josh was under two years old we were having a barbecue at our friend’s house when all of a sudden I heard this cheery far off voice calling “Mommy, mommy”. I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from and I was starting to feel a little panicky […]

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Togetherville; Facebook for Kids

by Mum Dee May 21, 2010

Have you heard about the new addition to the online world called Togetherville? It is a place where children of people who are members of Facebook can let their children connect with people they know on Facebook and trust to have contact with their children eg: grandparents and other family members or perhaps close family […]

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Growing With Your Baby

by Mum Dee May 20, 2010

How am I supposed to take care of this baby? I don’t know what I am doing? What if I don’t hear my baby crying during the night, after all I AM a deep sleeper? Are these things that you worry about when you think about the arrival of your firstborn child? You are not […]

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Tantrums in the Aisles

by Mum Dee May 17, 2010

If you haven’t lived through it yourself I am sure you have seen it happening, a child having a fit in the middle of a store. I remember those days all too well when one of my children would seem to transform from angel to demon in the blink of an eye. When it is […]

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Single Ladies Devastation

by Mum Dee May 14, 2010

Have you seen this video on YouTube yet? Haven’t we all been there before? Sometimes we say the most innocent things and we crush a little heart inadvertently. Lucky for this father he saw right away how his son felt about it so he could reassure him right away. He called himself a terrible father […]

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A Poem for Mum Dee

by Mariah May 13, 2010

Dearest Mum Dee, A poem for you on mother’s day. Your love always astounds me. You have poured out your very self into my life over and over again, even as I rejected it. I’m unbelievably blessed to have a mom as great as you. Thank you for your sacrifice all these years! I would […]

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At My Wit’s End

by Mum Dee May 12, 2010

How often did I find myself tired or overwhelmed by the antics of my children or life in general? More often than I want to admit. Being a single parent on a very limited income offered me few routes of escape to tend to my own needs. It is clearly important to find time for […]

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Awesome Mothers

by Mum Dee May 9, 2010

Nothing can compare to the feeling of having your just born baby settling in on your belly as reach down to touch her for the first time. Her soft warm flesh finally under your fingers, your eyes drinking in every luscious detail about her. You have waited so long for this glorious moment, anticipating it […]

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