Lisa Workman Shifflett

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The Harder Job

We spend our time working hard to teach our kids the beauty of giving, that it's better to give than receive, but we hide a secret behind our backs - …

What Balance Really Is

I pace the halls of this middle place, so ready to dismantle the graffiti tree but lacking the enthusiasm to act. I think about crayon hearts …

God Bless the Peacekeepers

We trimmed our tree this week and amidst all the silliness, I caught a glimpse of my oldest son. I watched as he walked carefully towards the tree, …

Connecting with your Child When You're Feeling Angry

We talk a lot about connecting with our little ones through creating, but really, we are connecting with our little ones many times throughout the …

30 Life Truths for Kids.

<i>(today I’m sharing life truths that I share with my children.)</i><p><b>1. You are always loved.</b><br>This. My love for you is not conditional. Remember we live in a …

Happiness

13 Mom Truths

<i>1. Your house is not a reflection of your parenting skills.</i> You know what I’m talking about. It’s 2:28 in the afternoon and there’s a knock on your …

Parenting

For the Moms with Wild Ones

There's a boy in this house with the ability to tilt the axis of our world and our home, each and every day, with just the flick of his whims.<p>My head …

Yeah. I’m THAT Mom.

<i>Is my little guy eating dirt? Why yes. Yes he is.</i><p><b>Sometimes in the blogosphere it feels like you can’t quite show your human side.</b> Choose the wrong …

motherhood matters

with all we have to do as mothers, all the little mundane things (like dishes & laundry & school work) tend to build up and seem like they are really …

13 Mom Truths

<b>1. Your house is not a reflection of your parenting skills.</b> You know what I'm talking about. It's 2:28 in the afternoon and there's a knock on your door and your house isn't perfect. Open the door. Welcome your friend in. Don't apologize for whatever it looks like in your home. Show them you're …

I Am Mother, Hear Me Roar

I am stretched and tired and fearful.<p>I am wild and brave and broken.<p>But this one life is on purpose, and it's not by accident where I woke up this morning.<p>While my closet has a sense of humor and clothes in every size, my story is richer and fuller for it.<p>I've worn these hips three times around the …

10 Motherhood Truths From Around the World

Mothers.<p>What do women around the world think of raising children?<p>What do mothers all over the world do all day?<p>What do they dream about for their children? Does it matter where they live? Does it matter how much money they have? Does it matter if they live in a small apartment or a big house?<p><b>Are</b> …

Parenting | The Tween Years (New Series) - Classic Play!

by Jennifer Cooper, posted on March 17th, 2014 in Parenting, The Tween Years<p>Have you ever noticed that all the really popular parenting/craft blogs …

Parenting

The One-Dimensional Mom

Right now, I am one dimensional to my children.<p>To them, I’m the woman who assembles their lunches and listens to their stories and shampoos their …

When ordinary is its own kind of brave

Most of my days look the same as the day before.<p>And I wonder what to write about because, really, there’s nothing new.<p>The alarm goes off at 7:20 and …

Strong is the New Pretty

April 24, 2014<p>Strong is the New Pretty<p>I have such a special share for you today!! I'm seriously hopping with excitement. Must tell you a little story …

To Love Yourself “As Is”

<b>To Love Yourself “As Is” (Part 1)</b><p>“Be kind to others,” they told her.<p>“Be kind to yourself.” She didn’t hear much of that.<p>Maybe they assumed she just …

Whirlpool imagines a kitchen of the future with a touchscreen stovetop

Whirlpool is showing off a couple of its ideas for the kitchen of the future here at CES 2014, including an interactive touchscreen cooktop that can display recipes, Twitter and Facebook updates, news, weather, and more. If it ever becomes a reality, it could change the kitchen.<p>A simple mockup …

Touchscreens

What happens when all-star chefs get in bed with Big Food?

Almost two years ago a minor food media scandal erupted when a website called Snackpicks.com, owned by Kellogg's, published a pair of recipes …

Jennifer Lawrence And The History Of Cool Girls

"Be chill and don’t be a downer, act like a dude but look like a supermodel."<p>What’s your favorite Jennifer Lawrence moment? When she tripped on the way to accept her Academy Award, or when the paparazzi snapped photos of her drinking Veuve Cliquot straight out of the bottle? Or maybe it was the …

Jay Leno on Leaving The Tonight Show: 'I Can Go Out on a School Night'

There’s one thing Jay Leno is looking forward to doing when he leaves <i>The Tonight Show</i> on Feb. 6 – going out on a weeknight instead of staying home …

Conan O'Brien

American Horror Story has never been more of a mess

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s shows are presented as serial narratives, but these two are not storytellers. Nor are they button-pushing …

The 10 Most Viral Clips From ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

I’m excited to have new blood on <i>The Tonight Show</i>, but it feels like Jimmy Fallon’s stay on <i>Late Night</i> is ending in the middle of its prime. I loved the show when Conan was hosting, and while I did not doubt Fallon’s talent, I was curious to see how he would differentiate himself from <i>Late Night’s</i> …

Jack Bauer 'more angry' than ever on new '24' season

Even Jack Bauer couldn't help the Denver Broncos on Sunday, but he sure gave viewers at home a badly needed jolt when he showed up on screen to give us a taste of what's to come in the upcoming limited series "24: Live Another Day."<p>Fox cleverly teased out the promo during the game, giving us four …

Why Hannibal is One of TV's Best Shows - IGN Video

With Season 2 of Hannibal debuting February 28th, Eric and Roth discuss what makes the series such a standout.

‘Resurrection’ Is TV’s Silliest Show and Probably Dead on Arrival

ABC’s new supernatural-religious drama is like Touched by an Angel meets The X-Files. Just in case that sounds like your bag.<p>“My kitty just died. I …

'Veronica Mars': Five ways the show made its mark on TV

Ten years before comic book heroes dominated box office real estate, there was a small-screen superhero named Veronica Mars.<p>She didn't have the strength and speed (or technology, for that matter) of the caped fantasies that we now see with regularity at the movies, but she did have capabilities …