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What great pictures, you look great as does the Princess! My daughter had a similar dress for a wedding...loved it!
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Thank you....let's all hope for the successful redirect! You are smart to hold off...but I'll tell you, once they get into 1st or 2nd grade...it's EVERYWHERE. It's all the kids talk about and the peer pressure is crazy. Makes me dread middle school one year from now!! Thanks so much for reading me, I hope you and your family have a great weekend!
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2009 on The Electronic Diet at Deep South Moms
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Yep, that's the plan. He has to not only go, but be an active and enthusiastic participant. It's sad that the thrill of playing baseball pales in comparison to what the "characters" in his video games offer...as parents, we have some stiff competition! Thanks for reading me and commenting...have a great weekend!
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2009 on The Electronic Diet at Deep South Moms
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We pretty much have the same situation in our house only my son is the perfectionist and my daughter is...well...not. But man does she have a spirit! We just have to work on them separately, we had to learn to phrase things differently to each one bc they respond so differently. Look at it this way, your life will never be dull!
Toggle Commented May 19, 2009 on Will vs. Spirit at Deep South Moms
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Seriously? The guilt is horrific. I do look forward to having more time with them as I am sure you do but when you add all the weeks up, you really need a few tricks up your sleeve to keep them happy! Good luck to you as well!
Toggle Commented May 19, 2009 on Summer Sanity, It's Gonna Cost Me at Deep South Moms
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The good thing about the pool is how much they are worn out when you get home. We will be swimming quite a bit ourselves. Thanks for stopping by and reading me!
Toggle Commented May 19, 2009 on Summer Sanity, It's Gonna Cost Me at Deep South Moms
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I'm doing some YMCA stuff which is better, not great, but better. My daughter, however, WILL DIE if she is not allowed to go to American Girl camp for a week. So much for those cute new summer clothes. The public schools here do have programs which I had not thought of so I appreciate your comment! I will look into that tomorrow!
Toggle Commented May 19, 2009 on Summer Sanity, It's Gonna Cost Me at Deep South Moms
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Oh I know the Southern Belle dress all too well from the Kappa balls!!! Hoop skirts are magical and people not fortunate enough to have grown up in the south just don't know it! Also, you do realize that in that picture with you and your two girlfriends look like they are grabbing your boobs. The one on the right is making a "heh heh" face too. :) Great post thanks for playing along, getting you linked on my site now too since big haired Jen beat me to it!!!
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I remember these days so well. Two in private pre-school and omg the fees> Used to drive me CRAZY. Both of mine are in public school now and the memory is starting to fade...but I do still think of all that money now and again. You made a good choice for your kids, just a shame that you have to live with the nickle and dime of it all!
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Thanks Leslie. I totally agree. Time to all stand together and respect each other for however you decide to raise your kids. Good Moms come from all walks of life! Thanks for coming by!
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It is a choice, you are absolutely right. My problem is that she sits in judgment of people like me who make that choice. And yes, it is based on finances...but in this day and age you have to go with the bigger paycheck to make sure you keep a roof over your head if it all goes south which is what we are doing. I do appreciate your comment but I respectfully disagree...she does judge. On many levels. Which is fine, she has a pretty impressive media empire going on, I just don't agree with her. And trust me, if you knew me you would know that the words self conscious don't really apply. Flamboyant perhaps...but not self conscious. :) Thanks for reading my post...hopefully we can find a more common ground in the future!
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Thanks! So far so good, went in yesterday and am feeling totally at peace with this decision. I'll just let all my friends have the babies from now on, spoil them rotten, and hand them back!
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Yes, well the manly bits are far to precious to be touched by surgical tools EVER. Honestly, I think I would have had these same emotions if he was getting fixed but since I had to have surgery for the fibroids yesterday anyway, why not kill two birds with one stone? Now he has to wait on my hand and foot all weekend though. I wonder if I can get some jewelry out of it too? :)
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It really is a strange mix! I had it done today and I honestly thought I would be so sad but I'm oddly calm. (Could be the pain meds. hee hee) It was the right thing to do even if it took me seven years to make my mind up about it....never let it be said I rushed into this decision! Thanks for coming by and commenting!
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I'm 43 now and just could not even imagine being able to garner the strength to chase a todder again even though my Mom had me at 41. I do give huge kuddos to those that can though...I envy their energy! I really wish I had done this earlier (had it done today oddly enough) though so I could have avoided all those years of birth control. Hindsight is always 20/20 isn't it?
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My husband and I were talking about this just yesterday. I don't think her comment was necessarily right but I am glad to see she seems to love the little boy. From what I read, a lot of the anger Bridgette is having surrounds all the pictures of her son as well. I get that part totally but...when Giselle is your step mom, that is bound to happen. Short of not taking him out in public I don't know how the avoid all the pictures. I really hope she meant well by that comment because that little boy is just adorable and deserves to not have any more drama in his life than he probably will.
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I'm fairly addicted to FB, however, all the women in my neighborhood found it recently and now I'm very careful about what I say on my page. Through FB, they also found my blog which means now I have to be even more careful than I already was about what I say. I fear I've created sort of a monster for myself by friending them but how do you say no? *sigh*
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They interviewed the producer of the commercial on The Today show a few days after the segment you saw. The commercial was originally filmed in either Australia or New Zealand and she admitted that they left him alone for five minutes but was emphatic that he had protection around him the entire time. As a concept, the commercial is great but at what cost to that little boy? It really made me sick to watch him get so upset, poor baby.
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I guess you already know where I stand on this one. :) Great post, I totally agree. My kids are older, 10 and 7, and I almost fainted at the Pussycat Dolls performance and the subsequent re-enactment by my daughter. I'm reading a book right now called "So Sexy So Soon" about how the entire advertising and media industry is making little girls grow up too soon. It's nothing I didn't already know, but it is interesting to read.
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That is just brutal! I have never heard the term food baby before, I think I also have one. We can call mine Frank so you won't be alone. I have no idea what to tell you, I think I'd be in tears if my daughter said that to me. She's only 7 now, give her some time, I'm sure we will get there and I dread it.
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Wow...you guys are super steamy! My husband and I have successfully shot eachothers ideas down for 15 years now. It really is a fine art.
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2009 on Hot Date at Deep South Moms
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It kills me every time I see a young soldier in uniform at the airport. I'm there just about every week and there are so many of them. My heart just breaks for their mothers and I always wonder where they are shipping off to and hope that they will be safe. I have no idea how you would survive the stress of having your child serving in a war....
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2009 on Life Lessons at Deep South Moms
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You are so totally right! I am a working mom and I have a satellite office out of my home. I have made it a point to network myself heavily in my company and with my clients. As the only satellite office we have, it's easy for me to get overlooked but by making sure everyone knows me and we are friendly, I've managed to gain some visibility. The other really great part is, the more networked you are, the faster you get intel and cooperation...that makes a huge difference if you are up against a deadline and the person you need to respond has three people to choose from. It helps to be friends (and not necessarily BFF's) with those you work with. Plus, it's just more fun that way really, right?
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My husband is a stay at home dad. He basically has no day time friends since both of our kids are past play ground age. Even if they weren't I'm not sure he would be comfortable enough to start a conversation. You're right, it's a little bit backwards but in the grand scheme of things, I can see how on my end him making friends with a woman and having lunch with her might make me just a teensy uneasy...no matter how loyal and wonderful he is! It truly is an unfair situation for the guys. PS: I am a huge fan of Cynical Dad!
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2009 on (Play)dating at Deep South Moms
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