- Diane Mizota, Host Of This Week In M.o.m. | Moments Of Motherhood | Wed, Apr 11, 2012 3:28 PM EDT | Comments...Read More »
- Diane Mizota, Host Of This Week In M.o.m. | Moments Of Motherhood | Tue, Apr 10, 2012 1:55 PM EDT | CommentsAfter reading this headline about a Tennessee father suing his ex-wife over baptizing their 5 and 7 year old children without his consent, I got to thinking about post-divorce co-parenting and what a minefield it is to navigate.
Divorce is ugly. Every decision can be fraught with danger, conflict and animosity. It's one of the hardest things I've ever been through, but looking back, I'm proud of the co-parenting relationship my ex and I have forged. I'm no poster child for it, but I am proud to say that I'm not pursuing legal action to send my children's father to prison for baptizing our son. Thankfully, we are not "those people".
Civil, respectful co-parenting doesn't come naturally, it takes concerted effort, and an occasional ego check, but as I, and my friends can attest, it is possible. For any of you going through divorce, contemplating it, daydreaming about it, or coming out on the other side, here are some ground rules to not be "those people".
1. Always keep in mi...Read More »
- Charlene Prince Birkeland, Shine Staff | Moments Of Motherhood | Fri, Apr 6, 2012 3:58 PM EDT | Comments
We love everything about spring, even if it brings April showers. The gorgeous flowers in bloom, the scent of fresh Jasmine flowers in the air, the sight of our kids running around the park on a bright, sunny day. (Yes, we'll also admit that we love that spring means summer is rapidly approaching.)
While you're celebrating spring, make sure you snap photos of your family enjoying the awesomeness of the season. And we have five photos you'll want to capture.
Share your Spring photos and any other fun, embarrassing or incredible moments that you have captured on the Moments of Motherhood Flickr Group. While you are here take part in discussions with other moms....Read More »
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Moments Of Motherhood | Thu, Apr 5, 2012 4:08 PM EDT | Comments
Michael Testa, 7, loves hanging around his father's pizzeria in Jersey City. So it's no surprise that he picked up a few tricks of the trade, just by watching his dad make pizza after pizza....Read More »
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What's surprising, though, is how quickly the second grader mastered the dough-tossing techniques that it took his dad decades to learn. This kid can really throw the dough.
"He's an exceptional kid. If he can see it, he can pretty much do it," says his dad, Carmine, of Carmine's Pizza Factory, told Yahoo! Shine. "Pretty much my whole life of 20 years of doing it, and he was able to pick up in about two weeks of practicing."
Michael is spinning a plastic practice dough in the video, his dad says, but the he makes and throws his own homemade dough as well. The practice version has "the same weight and consistency of dough," his dad points out, "but you can't put holes in it, and if you drop it on the floor you can still pick it up and us
- Diane Mizota, Host Of This Week In M.o.m. | Moments Of Motherhood | Wed, Apr 4, 2012 7:11 PM EDT | Comments...Read More »
What was the biggest mess your little ones ever left you?