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Advice, potty training, celeb baby bumps, terrible two's, new mothers, polls, you name it. We can all use help with our little ones from time to time! This will be a great place to share ideas and talk. You are welcome to post any polls, questions, pictures, bookmarks, etc.! Everyone is welcome here.

Don't Punish Yourself When Giving Your Child Consequences

Posted By FITskitz on Jul 18, 2012 at 2:45PM

Effective parenting requires consequences that fit the crime. Not ones that make you suffer. Here are 4 tips to insure you're not feeling the pain of your child's mistakes: Tips on Consequences

Training the Unchaperoned Mind

Posted By FITskitz on Jul 10, 2012 at 9:52AM

This is the NUMBER ONE lesson to teach your children! It will impact their lives for the better even as they reach adulthood. I give you tips on how to start when they are toddlers and how to continue when you're handing over car keys. This lesson stands the test of time--- I attest to it after raising 3 of my own.

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Get Kids To Do What You Want Without a Battle

Posted By FITskitz on Jul 10, 2012 at 9:44AM

I've raised 3 kids and learned some interesting ways to get kids to WANT to do right. There had to be a way to avoid battles. And there is. I embarked on a little project in my day that turned out to be a gem of a "research" project. Check it out at FITskitz.com and change your stress into wisdom:)

Without A Battle

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My daughter needs birth control!

Posted By Bettye Wayne on Jan 21, 2012 at 12:09PM



When my daughter was about 4 she saw me taking my birth control pill and asked what it was. "Oh it makes me not have babies," I said, naively thinking it was a throw-away comment that she would never remember.


She's 6 1/2 now and a few days ago came to me in all seriousness, out of no where, and asked, "Mommy where do you get that medicine that makes you not have babies?"


"At the same place I get all my medicine." Face meets palm... now.


"Yes but where?" She asked again, urgently.


"At the pharmacy sweetie, why?"


Then she looked at me with a look of deep distress and said, "Mommy I need to get that medicine because I don't want to have a baby." I tried not to laugh as I explained that girls can't have babies until they're teenagers and promised to get her that medicine when she's big. Still worried she asked, "But mommy what if I forget?"


So I promised I would remember. Here's to hoping she's still open and eager to talk birth control when she needs it!


The (Increasing) Role of Technology in Parenthood

Posted By TheCushPad on Jan 20, 2012 at 5:47PM

I can remember looking for a gift baby shower gift for a co-worker's (and fellow nerd's) wife several years ago. I ended up buying the ItzBeen timer on ThinkGeek. The ItzBeen timer basically keeps track of all of the major aspects of the daily life of your child so you don't have too write it down. They swore by it. I've never gotten so much appreciation for a $20 gift in my life.

How have you seen technology change the dynamics of motherhood/parenthood? Has there been some single product that has completely changed your life with regards to parenting?

Champagne Pudding, Bubbly Fun

Posted By pastrydiva on Jan 17, 2012 at 8:00AM

champagne pudding

Every year, we have a champagne left over from New Year’s Eve; each year Sydney and I create unique romantic desserts with the remaining champagne. This year, 2012, we were able to use the champagne in three separate recipes; Champagne Pudding was the first. The end result was enchanting and delightful. I had purchased these slated 2-ounce glasses that would be the perfect petite size.

Have a cup of coffee or favorite beverage  as you join Sydney and Bobbie at Bobbie"s Baking Blog to read the rest of this article.


White Truffles with Cassis-Framboise Ganache, Baby Let It Snow

Posted By pastrydiva on Dec 22, 2011 at 7:47AM

white chocolate truffle

One bite and your palate heaven dreaming of the next bite

Truffles are one of my favorite guilty pleasures; in fact Sydney was barely walking when she had her first truffle. She adored the truffles so much she shared a truffle with my closest nephew. She proclaimed they were to die for and he must try one. My nephew, who was three at the time, announced wide eyed he loved them and now was going to die soon. It took Sydney and I a few moments to finally realize he believed that the delectable truffle was going to cause him to pass on. It took hours of explaining it was a metaphorical description, and he was not only going to be fine, but have more scrumptious truffles to eat.


Join the fun and learn secret to White Chocolate-Raspberry Truffles; they' are to die for metaphorically!