The Mommy Blog News Roundup

Lots of exciting stuff on the web today and tomorrow:

  • Interview featuring Yours Truly on ABC.com: “Moms Get Real” on Bedtime Battles (featured yesterday on ABC’s Good Morning America online.
  • Forbes Woman: Moms Connect On The Internet by Meghan Casserly, 08.06.09: Have parenting message boards and mommy blogs co-opted the park bench? Or are they virtual roots to a network of real-life friends and neighbors?
  • Tomorrow: an interview also at ABC.com on Jon & Kate and the aftermath of the divorce announcement and new format.
  • Upcoming: some back-to-school tips that may or may not be mother-approved, but will get me through the day. Sponsored, but oh so much latitude. Use as directed. Results may vary.

And now, at eleven a.m., I shall get around to feeding myself breakfast.

0 Responses to The Mommy Blog News Roundup

  1. Jeanne August 6, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    Love you
    So proud of you
    Bragged about you on Facebook again
    Smiles

    I am so lucky to call you my friend♥

  2. Patrice August 7, 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    A very busy mom. Love your post. Hope you had a good time on your interview.

  3. billie jo August 8, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    A Word To The Wise 4 All Moms!
    I have listened to doctors, teachers, counselors as well as social workers dish out advice about our children and some of it is well taken, but all must be critically perused and evaluated by us, were the mommies! Who could possible know our children better than we do?
    Some children have adverse reactions to sugar and some do not, however experts would like to paint all children with the same broad brush. Teenagers having problems in school is a good example. The first direction the experts seem to like to pursue is Attention Deficit.  However a wise individual would first pursue the basics such as: Are their marital problems in the home or some type of alcohol or drug abuse? Is the child fighting thru Identity issues such as sexuality? These are just a few of the possibilities that could be causing children problems and us Mommies and Daddy’s need to make sure everything is being addressed before we push it off on a medical condition. I’m not saying we don’t look at everything; however it seems we live in a society that loves to turn directly to medication to solve a problem! Just watch the evening news and I’m sure you will see what I mean. The drug companies are now pursuing us directly to get us to ask our doctors for their drugs! The government likes to preach “Just Say No to Drugs”, and then they pitch them at every opportunity!
    My 16 year old was being tortured by mean girls via email and was heartbroken. She was having some acne issues as we all did but they were extremely mean to her in nature. It was not easy but I found a site that carries Cyber Bully Alerts warning the children to STOP sending these emails as they are being watched and logged and will be prosecuted. We all know what this kind of meanness can lead to with teen suicides and all. I found the cards at http://www.hatecards.net and they did the trick! The torture stopped for Sarah and that was good enough for me. We need to find ways to overcome and adapt to protect our kids.
    We can care for runny noses and chapped bottoms, but we must look out for our babies through high school and educate them to think for themselves until they learn too!
    Billie
    At Home Mom in MN

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