Special Twitter Chat Monday – S...

Please join us Monday, March 22nd from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST for a special Twitter event hosted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).Our special guests for the conversation will be Tommie L. Robinson, Jr., PhD. CCC-SLP, President of the ASHA and Pamela Buethe, PhD, head of the audiology department at Washington, DC’s Children’s Hospital…

Friday Night Twitter Party – Ch...

All moms know that once baby is on the move, life is never the same again! Join us this Friday from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. EDT as we chat with child safety experts Alison Rhodes from SafetyMom.com and Stefanie Zucker of PediatricSafety.net. We’ll be sharing tips and tricks that come from years of experience while…

Sign of the Times

You know your children are growing up too fast when… they no longer need the step stool to brush their teeth they answer you with an eye roll and glare instead of words you’ve moved from fun bubble baths to serious big kid showers when you have alone time you don’t tell silly stories, you…

Visit From the Grumpy Old Troll

I have temporarily pulled my post about my latest parenting issue with my little guy because a link to my blog in The New York Times this weekend has brought a flood of readers who are not used to reading blogs written by moms. They’re used to reading the Times. I’m sure you see the…

Chuggington Marathon and Conducter Pr...

Oh, bumpers! I meant to write yesterday about today’s Chuggington marathon on Playhouse Disney, but I’ve been attending to a very sick little chugger and it got away from me. That said, my little man and I are enjoying watching Wilson, Koko, and Brewster right now and wanted to tell everyone on the west coast…

30 Days of Change: Parenting Challeng...

How are you doing with the 30 Days of Change Parenting Challenge? Which daily challenges have you chosen from the list of parenting challenges? We were hit with what can only be described as the pre-school plague this week, which meant that the kids and I spent an entire day alone together for the first…

Heads Up, Mom! Kids Count Too ~ Censu...

Every child loves a good game of hide and seek. There are the fun butterflies they get in their tummies when they’re waiting to be discovered and the pride they feel when they’re able to count to ten and then yelling, “Ready or not, here I come!” But children who are hidden from the U.S….

The Couples Experiment

Last week I received an e-mail telling me about a site called Two of Us. I receive outreach from many sites – some of them resourceful, many of them not – but this one caught my eye because of something called “The Couples Experiment.” Many of you know about and are trying my 30 Days…

Resourceful Mommy: Week at a Glance M...

It’s March! I’m not sure how this happened, but for once I actually welcome the rapid passing of time. This winter has been brutal for the DC metro area that I call home, so I am thrilled that in just a matter of weeks my purple crocuses will poke their heads up through the now…

At 3:19 a.m. six years ago today…

…she came into my life screaming, angry, two months early and ready to take over the world on her schedule. Happy Birthday, Emma. Thanks for making me a mom.

30 Days of Change – Parenting C...

We’re back! After the insane snowmeggedon experience, I am thrilled to finally be returning to some real blogging and conscious parenting! There is something about travel and bad weather that makes us slip into survival mode, and I am so happy to get back on track with the 30 Days of Change Parenting Challenge.To kick…

30 Days of Change – Parenting C...

We’re back! After the insane snowmeggedon experience, I am thrilled to finally be returning to some real blogging and conscious parenting! There is something about travel and bad weather that makes us slip into survival mode, and I am so happy to get back on track with the 30 Days of Change Parenting Challenge.To kick…

Adoption Twitter Event Tuesday –...

Last year AdoptUsKids hosted two adoption chats on Twitter. As a result, some Twitter users actually made the decision to move forward with the adoption process.If you missed our earlier events, please join us for a live Twitter party later this month, sponsored by AdoptUsKids. AdoptUsKids is a national project whose role is to recruit…

#MomsSupport Twitter Event Monday

Who do you turn to for support when the time comes to have those tough talks with your kids? Please join us next week as we discuss tips and tricks for navigating what can sometimes be an awkward part of parenting! Date: Monday, February 22 2010Time: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. ESTLocation: #MomsSupportHost: @Resourcefulmom Our…

30 Days of Change – Challenge U...

How did you do today? As predicted, my husband was home with us today because of snow, which meant that he was trying to work from home, I was trying to work from home, and both kids were home….no school! We had the potential for major blowouts, especially given the fact that last night he…

30 Days of Change: Day Two

How did you do today? Did you take the challenge? Today was especially tricky for me for a couple of reasons. The first is that I’m preparing to travel for work, so anxiety is high and patience is low. The second is that we had a busy day that included a trip to the dentist…

30 Days of Change: Challenge One Begi...

Thank you to everyone who quickly jumped on board with the 30 Days of Change Challenge before really knowing what we would be working on together. Today I’m sharing our first challenge: Parenting. If you are not a parent or your children have left the nest, don’t worry! You can still participate in this challenge….

Help Prevent Hearing Loss in Children

Did you know that when MP3 players are purchased as gifts, the majority of purchasers are moms? That finding emerged at the Mommy Tech summit at the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show. But do you know about the potential risks? Kids often don’t know how to use audio technology safely and they can harm their…

30 Days of Change: Let It Begin!

When I began this blog I made a promise to my readers to be resourceful. The name of the blog defines its purpose, and while introducing important information, helpful products, and tricky tips falls under the resourceful umbrella, I thought it was time to get down to the nitty gritty and see some real change…

Child Passenger Safety Chat – Q...

Please join us Wednesday, February 3 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST for a special #ChildSeatSafety event on Twitter. For one very special hour child passenger seat experts from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will be available to answer all of your car seat questions! 1. When is my child ready to move from…

Week at a Glance – January 24th...

I cannot believe that the final week of January is already upon us. My “revisit in the New Year” list has far less lines through it than I had hoped, and my personal goal to exercise more has not picked up nearly as much steam as I had planned. That said, February proves to be…