Saturday, May 11, 2013
In celebration of Mother's Day tomorrow, we've gathered up our three best mom bloggers here. Bonus: We even have last-minute gift ideas!
We have some pretty great mom, and NotMom, bloggers on Patch. They give us sage advice, tell us funny stories and make other women feel like they're not alone in their struggle to raise decent children. Read what they have to share below: Melissa Winger blogs about her son Will who has been diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome. It's such a rare diagnosis that she wants to educate as many people as she can about its existence and how she's coping with the challenges it brings. Read her blog posts here. Devone writes about the trials and tribulations of raising four children and being a superstar mom at the same time. She shares laughter and tears in her blog here. Karen Malone Wright prides herself on being a NotMom: someone who is childless …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Tell everyone publicly why you love your mom this Mother's Day. (It's a pretty cool free gift!)
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Add a photo of you and your mom and write a sentence or two about why you love her for a public display of affection this Mother's Day!
It's a sweet gesture and ... ahem, free, for those who need a last minute gift or can't afford to buy one this year. Add a picture of you and your mom and explain why you love her by May 13, 2012.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Check out Stow Patch's lastest Readers' Choice winner.
You voted and the winner of the Readers' Choice: Best Place for Brunch poll is Tip Top Restaurant! Tip Top received 64 percent of the votes. Other restaurants included for Mother's Day brunch were: Look for a new Readers' Choice story Monday on the site — we'll be looking for input on the best place to staycation in Stow!
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Choose from a list of nominated choices in Stow for delicious brunch on Mother's Day.
Giving Mom breakfast in bed on her day might be a bit of a challenge for some of us. Either we're not great cooks, or we don't have a large enough bed tray. Fear not, there are plenty of places in Stow to go out and to get brunch and Patch needs you to help pick a winner. You can either vote in our poll or click on your favorite choice below and rate it by using our five-star rating system. Those included in the poll were nominated by Patch readers earlier in the week. Local Editor Amanda Harnocz will choose the winner based on the number of positive ratings a business gets and numbers from the poll. The polls close at 5 p.m. Friday. Here's a step-by-step explanation of how to review your favorite sporting good store: • Step 1: First make…
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Although a little appreciation might be nice.
More people should ask my advice about raising children. Seriously. For years, I wouldn’t have presumed to be an authority on the subject because I was constantly worrying about my mothering capabilities. I incessantly asked myself if I had handled a situation correctly, if I should have done or said something differently, if I should back off. I strongly felt (and still feel) that if you aren’t constantly worrying about your kids, you aren’t doing something right. I didn’t really have anyone to ask for advice myself. I gave birth to my daughter a week after I turned 20. None of my friends had children at that age and many of them still don’t. Those who do are in the throes of elementary school, the Jonas Brothers, and pee wee sports. My …