Best of the Blogosphere

I will admit that when I am changing the fourth poo-explosion of the day (ugh, always when I am about to eat something!), and the fighting/whining of the older two seems like the soundtrack to my life, it can be difficult for me to focus on the loveliness of being a mother.  Just before Valentine’s Day, Savvy Mom posted the Top Ten Reasons To Love Being a Mom and I have had this site bookmarked ever since.  Number Three: The After School Hug definitely rates high with me because I know that an expiration date looms. There is nothing like picking up the boys from school and having them run into my arms.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and homemade cards and Cheerio necklaces will always be a favourite of mine, but the wordophile in me would love to have one of these Morse code necklaces from Coattonline.  I would choose to personalize my necklace to read: together we’re one.

A few weeks ago, the moms group that I belong to hosted a seminar by Carlyle Jansen who owns Good For Her.  She brought along (among other things) a copy of Love in the Time of Colic: The New Parents’ Guide To Getting It On AgainI haven’t read the book, but the title of it made me laugh.

Nancy Ripton of Just the Facts Kid and Matt Damon’s mom made me sleep a bit better this month.  After what has been months (okay, years) of agonizing over the boys “gun play”, I have officially decided to move on to obsessing about something else.  Read what the experts have to say by clicking here.

Every day I look forward to reading Pickle Me This and this month my favourite post by Kerry Clare was her review of Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman Perhaps not as controversial as Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom, Druckerman’s book has been garnering a lot of attention.  What do you think?  How are you raising your kids?  Are you like the moms described in Bringing Up Bebe or do you answer to the battle cry?   Or do you make up your own rules?

Disclaimer: I did not receive any product or money for writing about any of the items/posts/websites above.  I just love to share.  To quote my three year old: “Sharing is caring!”

Image credits: microsoft, coattonline, iankerner, pameladruckerman

Just The Facts Kid

Nancy Ripton, mother of three and co-founder of Just The Facts Baby, along with her business partner and fellow writer and mother of two, Sydney Loney have just launched Just The Facts Kid.

Just The Facts Kid is a continuation of Just The Facts Baby and provides up to date articles on issues pertaining to parenting school-aged children.  Like its sister website, the pages are easy to navigate with tabs for shopping, recipes, travel and contests.  Concise feature articles like, How To Stop Kids From Whining and Raising a Left Handed Child are definitely worth the read.

If it is quick info you are after be sure to check out the Daily Fact.  Today’s message is about maternal cell phone use during pregnancy and a child’s behaviour.

I am loving this website and know that you will too!


Sunscreen At Issue

We are going to discuss some of the news emerging about the dangers of sunscreen this week.  The links below are to the articles we will discuss.

Is Sunscreen Safe?

Just the Facts, Baby

Globe and Mail A

Globe and Mail B

The Environmental Working Group

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