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Blog Profile / MOMania


URL :http://blogs.ajc.com/momania/
Filed Under:Lifestyle / Parenting
Posts on Regator:1505
Posts / Week:6.2
Archived Since:August 20, 2009

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Should Gwinnett County offer excused absences if parents feel roads are unsafe?

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

As of Thursday night Gwinnett County schools were set to be in session on Friday, and Gwinnett moms were typing up their own storm on Facebook discussing whether their kids/teens should be on the roads and if they chose to keep their...Show More Summary

Snow Jam: How will you spend the snow day(s) now that you’re home?

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

For many of you it took hours just to get home on Tuesday and you probably won’t even try to venture out today. So how will you spend your snow day (or days) marooned at your house? I think most families won’t mind being without a car for a day or two as long as their electricity is working. I always loved snow days growing up in Georgia. Show More Summary

Snow: Are your kids still stuck at school? Family stuck on the road?

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

I am hearing from a lot of friends that their kids although “released early” are actually still stuck at school. Also hearing about family members stuck in traffic jams with cars running on fumes. Let us know what is going on with your family and at your school. Show More Summary

Child seat anchors (LATCH) may get weight limits soon

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

As kids stay in car seats and booster seats longer, federal officials are worried they are becoming too heavy for the LATCH systems to secure them.  A new federal rule that is expected to be introduced in February would institute weight limits on the LATCH system. Show More Summary

How parents can hurt and help their kids grow into leaders

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

Forbes magazine interviewed leadership expert Dr. Tim Elmore about how to help your children grow into leaders. Elmore is the Founder and President of Growing Leaders, an organization dedicated to mentoring young people to become leaders. He...Show More Summary

Has the anti-vaccine movement affected public health?

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

The Council on Foreign Relations created an interactive map showing outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illness, such as measles (the red dots) or whooping cough (the green dots). The Council on Foreign Relations has put together an interactive map showing vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks around the world. Show More Summary

‘Find a happy place, find a happy place’: What’s your happy place?

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

I have been under some stress taking care of the kids alone (Michael is working from all over the globe and is in and out), trying to get the house ready to sell and trying to find right schools in New Jersey for my kids. (I need algebra...Show More Summary

Would you be more upset if teens were smoking pot or drinking?

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

President Obama said in an interview with The New Yorker magazine that he doesn’t think pot is any more dangerous than alcohol. He does think it’s a bad habit and a vice. With pot already legal in two states (Colorado and Washington),...Show More Summary

Dove’s ‘Selfie’ film asks how does social media affect our view of beauty?

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

Dove debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival a short film about how social media affects our view of beauty. The film is posted above.  Here’s more about what the filmmakers hope to accomplish. From Mashable: “The 7-minute short film...Show More Summary

How do you tell your kids you have breast cancer?

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

One of our longtime regulars sent me a note with some sad news: She has just been told she has breast cancer. She is still waiting to learn what stage it is in so she doesn’t have all the information yet. She wants your thoughts andShow More Summary

10 scientifically proven ways to be happier

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

Time.com reprinted an article from Inc.com with 10 scientifically proven ways to make yourself happier. I can’t reprint it all but I will give you some of the highlights. You should click the link to read it all. Quick summary of the...Show More Summary

Should babies be at high-end restaurants? Should restaurants give rain checks when your sitter cancels?

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy A chef created an uproar when he tweeted asking if parents should be bringing a baby to a high-end restaurant. You can watch the story on the Today show clip...Show More Summary

Would you pull kids from school for a learning experience about another religion?

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

We toured the outside of the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City last summer. It's a beautiful building and frustrating not to be able to go into it. Only Mormons are allowed in after a temple is dedicated. We have an opportunity to tour a brand-new Mormon temple in our area before it is dedicated. Show More Summary

Are driving schools better than parents at teaching driving skills?

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

I have a lot of friends with teenagers who are using driving schools in addition to or in lieu of teaching driving themselves. A friend out here was so happy with the instructor that taught her first daughter that she used him again for her second. Show More Summary

Utah mom serves as surrogate to daughter’s baby

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

A 58-year-old Utah woman is serving as surrogate to her daughter’s child. Here’s the full story from AP. From The Associated Press: “PROVO, Utah (AP) – A 58-year-old Utah woman is set to give birth in a few weeks – to her first grandchild. Julia...Show More Summary

Do divorced 40-somethings have to emulate 20-somethings to compete for dates?

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

I was talking to my 40-something friend who is getting divorced about starting to date again. She has been told by other friends that she needs to get the “full Brazilian” when she does start to date because that’s what all the 20-somethings do and that’s what the men expect. My friend thought hard about this. Show More Summary

Parent ‘cybershames’ daughter for bullying, but is that bullying?

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

I’m not completely sure it’s real but it’s probably still worth a discussion: A mom supposedly posted a photo of her daughter on Facebook with a sign describing how the child bullied other kids online. The idea being that the post would shame the daughter for her behavior. Show More Summary

Would you look a gift snow day in the mouth?

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

I am hearing from lots of friends that they do NOT want a snow day on the first day back to school. Teachers and parents alike are saying it’s time to go back and they don’t want another day off. One teacher friend from Gwinnett said she doesn’t need a break now. Show More Summary

Are women hardwired to nest?

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

My husband has been working some out of New York City and staying in a corporate apartment when he’s there.  We went to visit him during Christmas break and while the apartment was perfectly lovely, I couldn’t believe how little he had...Show More Summary

CDC reports H1N1 flu cases up in southeast: How’s your family?

3 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : MOMania

(Editor’s Note: Happy New Year!! Sorry I haven’t been posting. We went to visit Michael in New York for Christmas. I will have more on the trip soon. I have lots of advice for families visiting New York City.) The Centers for Disease Control and my Facebook feed are both reporting a rise in H1N1 flu cases in the southeast. Show More Summary

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