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Hypothetical MamaBlogger365 – What-ifs (Dealing with Life Changing Questions as a Parent) By: Kate Fineske

New from Kate Fineske, National Association of Mothers Centers, on our blog: “On this dark, chilly night, amongst the increasing screams of ambulance sirens that seemingly grew closer and closer to our home, I began to worry as my mind drifted towards thoughts of what-if…”

National Poetry Month by Veronica Hosking

Twenty-five days into April I can see the light at the end.  Yesterday, I wrote a couple poems.  One inspired by my oldest daughter and the other off anagrams of my name. Rachael Teaches Rachael reaches climatic feats figuring and teaches her class concise didactic math measures Rachael reaches Veronica Love Can I rove gushing … Continue reading

MamaBlogger365 – You’re Only a Kid Once by Jennifer Covello

Recently my daughter has been struggling with some challenges with her friends. Petty disagreements, gossip, and just plain ol’ meanness have entered her tween world. Nothing new if you think about it. Kids have been mean to each other since the beginning of time. Anyone remember the story of Cain and Abel? Among all of … Continue reading

Showers, Sunshine and Sanity

April is only a week away. April showers bring May flowers. Well in this house poetry showers in April with NaPoWriMo. Once more I have signed up to write a poem a day for National Poetry Month. National Poetry Month April showers rhyme Sitting at my computer Dismissing sunshine I will also be dismissing my … Continue reading

MamaBlogger365 – If You Could Only See Yourself as Your Child Sees You by Jennifer Covello

“In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride is probably one of my favorite songs, not only because of her amazing voice, but the lyrics speak to me as few songs do. I recently heard the song again on the radio and it reminded me of an important lesson I need to keep in mind regularly … Continue reading

When Your Friend Is Going Through Chemotherapy…. Pray!

    Jackie Kane Sturkie is a wonderful, funny and amazing woman who helped launch and manage Mamazina Magazine when we took it over from Mom Literary Publishers. She also coordinated Mamapalooza events on the West Coast. There’s a moving story about her and her current battle with cancer in The Oregonian. She’s in my … Continue reading

MamaBlogger365 – The “Other” Mother by Kate Fineske

Every Monday morning around 8 a.m., my mother-in-law arrives at my home and immediately starts to settle in. She hangs up her coat, opens up her laptop, and passes out the traditional donut holes for my kids’ breakfast. (Grandma’s “special” treat!) After a quick talk about the forthcoming weather and then a brief review of … Continue reading

MamaBlogger365 – GravityBread’s Becca presents 30-Minute Whole Wheat Waffles

Have some wheat germ and whole wheat flour on hand? Have an extra 30 minutes in the morning? I found an interesting recipe on foodnetwork.com that got very good reviews and wanted to try it myself. I tend to stick with whole wheat flour so decided to give this waffle a healthy makeover by substituting … Continue reading

Slow and Steady

We have a walker now. And yes, I apparently called my daughter a zombie. No one informed me of this development until the night I told the dog, Be careful we have a walker in the house now. Gretchen: Oh great, I’m a zombie. My zombie climbing up steps. “Our way is not soft grass, … Continue reading

MamaBlogger365: Flying the Friendly Skies by Mary Rekosh

With friends like this, who needs enemies? Mary Rekosh on flying (or sitting on the tarmac waiting for the flying to start) the friendly skies.

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