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It's a Party--Celebrating the Evolution of Mom Blogs!

October marks my official 4-year anniversary in the blogosphere. On a whim, I started my personal blog Crazy Bloggin’ Canuck on MSN Spaces in October 2005. None of my friends of family understood what it was. “A blob? Why would you want to start a blob?” Or “don’t you think it’s a bit narcissistic to […]

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Don’t blame me. Blame the Big Hand.

Now that summer is officially over and October is here, we really have no excuses to not be into our “new” routine yet. Well, I have a confession to make: we’ve just now gotten into a smooth routine. What was the hold up? How hard can this be? Part of the challenge is the fact […]

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Family and work: how do you juggle it all?

This has been a big week for my wee company, “MA! motherhood with attitude.” We were featured in Redbook Magazine, which has 2.2 million subscribers! My biz partner, Tiffany, and I have been working the clock at both ends (me in the early mornings, her in the late evenings) to give this exposure “legs,” so […]

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When opportunity knocks and you don't answer

In January of 2003 I took a crash course on bi-polar disorder in children. In a weekly email, our adoption agency told us and other waiting families about a situation. Normally it doesn’t happen this way. Normally, a couple waiting to adopt eagerly awaits The Call announcing they’d been chosen to parent a newborn. But […]

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It’s better to be safe (and appear crazy) than sorry...

Do you believe in Instinct? Do you believe in the validity behind that funny feeling you get in your stomach when you just know something isn’t right? Do you act on it, or do you convince yourself that you’re being crazy? It doesn’t make rational sense. It isn’t logical. You’re probably just being silly…or so […]

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“Motherland” An honest and intimate look at the complexities of grief and healing, “Motherland” is about resilience, triumph of the human spirit and the power of unconditional love. It also reminds us of the vastly different ways in which disparate cultures confront deeply felt personal challenges. Each year over eight million families around the world […]

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Do I sound like a broken record?

Hardly a day goes by when I’m not explaining something to someone, and usually, that someone is a three-year old. We talk about language and words and why things are said the way they’re said. Lately, she’s been asking about why we say certain phrases, and it hit me. A lot of what I say […]

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Your car could fit in my car

No, I don’t do daycare. I can’t give you a lift to the airport or the ski resort, either. The tinted windows aren’t hiding well-behaved felons on their way to pick up roadside litter, nor am I a private investigator with cameras mounted to catch indiscretions and fraud. I am simply a mom who drives […]

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  • 23 Jul, 2009
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Guest blogger Janalee Card Chmel is co-owner of MA! motherhood with attitude and is a Denver-based freelance writer. She was shocked at the age of 40 to find out she was pregnant. Follow her journey each month. So, as I have documented well, this baby was a surprise. Now, as the weeks pass, I recognize […]

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