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I had a chance to watch The Odd Life of Timothy Green with my 6-year-old daughter this week.…Continue
Added by Ruth Lewis on August 21, 2012 at 3:21pm — No Comments
Added by Ruth Lewis on August 3, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments
I just had the opportunity to pre-screen the movie Brave with my 6-year-old daughter. It was a fabulous experience for both of us. I’m a big fan of Disney Pixar and Brave did not disappoint, continuing in the tradition of movies that entertain young and old. My daughter loved the animation, action and heartwarming bond depicted between a mother and daughter. I loved all this, but was also deeply touched by the wonderful messages the movie delivered and amused by the humor that Pixar so…Continue
Added by Ruth Lewis on June 24, 2012 at 8:24pm — No Comments
I had a chance to check out the New Balance Kids Series line of socks with my 5-year-old daughter. My daughter has been raving about them since she tried them on. The first thing we both loved is the bright colors they come in. With winter on the way out, it was nice to get a taste of spring with the variety of sock…Continue
Added by Ruth Lewis on March 1, 2012 at 9:43pm — No Comments
I thought about my Dad when I was chopping onions tonight.
Growing up in my house, my Dad was the official salad chopper. It was an art to him, and no one else could quite get it right. It was all about the way you sliced, and how small you cut, he would explain to me. The vegetables had to be small, very small, but properly made to be so.Continue
Added by Ruth Lewis on August 7, 2011 at 11:12pm — No Comments
As my daughter grew from baby to toddler to little girl, I was always amazed at how much she kept me on my toes. Just when I thought I had mastered a stage, a new one would come along. However, when I closed another chapter in the baby book, I still walked away with a smug feeling...(more)
Added by Ruth Lewis on July 31, 2011 at 9:09pm — No Comments
I don’t know how I feel about the idea of my son growing up.
No, I take that back. I feel a bit uneasy about it.
As my 5-year-old daughter grows, I feel the normal pangs of motherhood pulling me closer to her and sometimes longing for her face to remain small and angelic, her questions to be simple and her hugs to come often.
Added by Ruth Lewis on July 24, 2011 at 10:08pm — No Comments
When I had my daughter 5 years ago, her birth sent me into a whirlwind of emotions. I was overjoyed, but also scared, anxious, nervous and exhausted (ok, I know that exhaustion is not an emotion, but for a new mother, it might as well be). At times, I was just bewildered with everything going on around me. For the first few months, I was so overwhelmed with everything being new, and wanting to capture everything and make sure everything was done right, that often, I didn’t realize that if I…Continue
Added by Ruth Lewis on July 11, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
When my daughter was about 8 months old, I was watching the local news one night. I remember the particular broadcast, because they were talking about the arrest of a local child molester. When they flashed the man’s picture up on the screen, my daughter looked up at the image and smiled.
In all honesty, had I not been old enough to understand the language, decipher the story and have the background to know what was at stake, the image would have appeared to me as a kindly…Continue
My husband is a man’s man, a tough guy, strong in all respects. I have always known this and it’s really one of the things I love about him. He is not emotionally fragile (a good quality, since I am emotional enough for us both). He lifts heavy things, can fix anything and will stand up to just about anyone. I always figured when we had kids, this hard persona would remain a constant. It all changed when our daughter was born.
When my husband held our infant daughter for the first…Continue
With the holidays behind us, there are no more excuses to eat badly without restraint. The Christmas cookies are gone and the giant holiday meals are forgotten. However, on the forefront of my mind and many others is that nagging New…Continue
Added by Ruth Lewis on January 5, 2011 at 7:47pm — No Comments
Since my daughter’s birth, 4 ½ years ago, I have learned that motherhood never gets easier, it just gets more manageable.
As a first time mother, having a baby seemed so hard. As time went by, I realized it was not that hard. At times I almost felt like it got easier. Then I realized I was just learning how to deal. I learned how to let things go, tune things out, organize, prioritize and relax and have fun. When my daughter was about o turn 4, I had my son. I was back in it. Back…
Added by Ruth Lewis on December 3, 2010 at 3:27pm — No Comments
Ever since I had my first child, I have been battling with my dry hands! Partially dry skin, partially the fact that I wash my hands a million more times a day than I ever have before.
I am always looking for a hand lotion that actually works, and even when have found one that works pretty well, it "moisturizes" by making your hands greasy, and stays on the surface so once the next hand washing comes along, it is no longer…
Added by Ruth Lewis on October 26, 2010 at 5:51pm — No Comments
I thought band aids were supposed to be the fix all for kids’ boo boos. I found out recently, with the help of my four-year-old daughter, that this is mostly wrong. I mean, when she fell and scraped her knee last weekend, the band aid did stop the blood from, as she put it, pouring out of her body. Temporarily, the problem was fixed. The nightmare, however, was just beginning. For the next week, this band aid…Continue