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Blog Profile / MOMania


URL :http://blogs.ajc.com/momania/
Filed Under:Lifestyle / Parenting
Posts on Regator:1521
Posts / Week:5.5
Archived Since:August 20, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Let’s play a game: What country would you choose to live in; where would you refuse to go?

8 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

A family we know has joined the United States State Department and essentially they could be sent any where in the world. I don’t think they are allowed to say “No” to a country but I think they could mark off some countries that they weren’t really comfortable with. Show More Summary

What age is appropriate to see ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier?’

8 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

Both of my oldest kids wanted to see the new Captain America movie, which opened on Friday. Rose is days from being 13 and Walsh is about a month from turning 11.  “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”  is rated PG-13. I knew there was...Show More Summary

Are you helping your tween figure out her shape, skin care?

8 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

My oldest daughter is about to be 13 and during this last year I have been trying to help her figure out how to best care for her skin type and find clothes that best flatter her figure. Rose has her father’s skin and tends to break out some. Show More Summary

Prom dress shopping perilous for plus-size girls: Where are the best places to look?

8 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

Leanne Italie of The Associated Press took a look at the difficulties plus-sized young ladies face when trying to find an appropriate prom dress (not old lady) that fits! Interestingly she found that nationally David’s Bridal and an online site Sydneyscloset.com may be some of the best resources for these young women. Show More Summary

Is baseball a great way for families to connect or too expensive for most?

8 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

Last baseball season I thoroughly enjoyed seeing photos of our friends in Pittsburgh attending almost every Pirates home game with their two kids. I loved that they had carved that time out without iPads or ear buds to get in their way of sharing an experience as a family. Show More Summary

Are you faking the big O to make yourself feel hotter?

8 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

According to 2010 report nearly 80 percent of women admitted to having faked an orgasm but a new study published in the Journal of Sexual Archives looks more closely at their reasons why.  This study found that sometimes women faked it to feel more sexually excited and not just to get their husbands off of them. From USA Today: “The U.S. Show More Summary

What’s a mom to do about son’s girlfriend visiting college for weekend?

8 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

One of our regulars mentioned that her 18-year-old college freshman son was expecting a weekend visit from his high school girlfriend and the mom is not happy about it. Here’s what Techmom told us yesterday: “Speaking of dumb decisions...Show More Summary

UGA advises players how to treat women: Should college students need that?

8 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

News organizations in search of team policies regarding social media actually found that UGA basketball has team policies regarding sex and dating.  Sports Illustrated reported it first but Deadspin put up a copy of the document. Here...Show More Summary

Are you a dad wearing a Rainbow Loom rubber band bracelet?

8 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

Are you a dad wearing bracelets made of tiny rubber bands created by your kids? Then you, sir, are on trend! The Wall Street Journal is reporting that high-powered Dads wearing Brooks Brothers suits accessorizing with rubber band bracelets...Show More Summary

Do divorced couples sit together at kids’ games and other game questions?

8 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

My soon-to-be divorced friend is aggravated by her ex sitting next to her at the children’s spring ball games. She can’t stand him at this point. They are in the middle of a very contentious divorce, and he just blabs at her the whole game. Show More Summary

‘Muppets Most Wanted’: Are you still Waka, Waka, Waka for the Muppets?

8 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

We are so excited about new Muppets movie opening today, and we are definitely going to see it this weekend. We are having an open house so the kids and I are escaping to the movies! Every time the kids see a preview for it, they are cracking up. Show More Summary

AJC wants you to share video of your teen’s college acceptance moment!

8 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

Have you seen this Target ad where kids find out on camera that they were accepted to college? It totally makes me cry every time I see it. (Click the screenshot or this link to watch the ad. I wasn’t able to embed the video with the...Show More Summary

What are your best tips for showing a house with kids in it?

8 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

Clutter-free and ready to show -- the family room. The house is FINALLY ready to put on the market but now I have to keep it this neat and orderly with three kids living in it. We’ve never had to show a house before while we were still living there. Show More Summary

Is work-life balance an issue for government?

8 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

A recent Washington Post story examined how working 13-hour days at high-levels in the Obama administration affect parents with young kids at home. The story was full of examples of parents such as White House budget chief Sylvia Mathews...Show More Summary

New York City: Fantastic for kids, but just not cheap

8 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

My 10 and 12-year-olds loved the boat ride to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Some of the exhibits on Eliis Island were closed due to damage from Hurricane Sandy. The kids with their father looking at the 9/11 Memorial. The 6-year-old understood this wasn't a time to play or be loud. Show More Summary

I’m working on travel stories this week

9 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

I may post this week if something really controversial or exciting pops up but I think I am going to take Spring Break to work on travel stories. I have a bunch of travel stories to share with you guys but I never get them finished. I want to share about San Diego and Southern California. Show More Summary

Would you prefer a March or April spring break?

9 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

Our school district follows the college spring break schedule so my kids are out of school this week. The University of Georgia is out of school this week as is the University of Arizona. I think at least one of the Catholic high schools in Georgia is out (based on a Facebook post.) But I know Gwinnett is still in. Show More Summary

Can parents say my rules or no money?

9 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

A judge has denied the initial request of  New Jersey honor student who is suing for support after she moved out of her parent’s home. The judge said it was a slippery slope that could lead to other teens suing their parents. The crux...Show More Summary

Husband returns after 7 weeks: What I’ve learned as a solo parent

9 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

In 44 hours my hours my husband returns home after being away for seven weeks – most of that time in Russia — and I am literally counting down the minutes until the plane lands. Seven weeks is a pretty long time to be alone with three kids without any reinforcements in sight. Show More Summary

What parts of college should parents pay for?

9 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

One of our regulars wants your input about how much financial backing parents should give to their college students. Here is what she is thinking about. From Techmom: “Our son is planning on moving off campus for his sophomore year so he’s looking at apartments. Show More Summary

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