May 13, 2006

Manifesto - laws that should govern the universe

Mamalaw #1 - Men should know better

Need we say more? Read the post here.

Mamalaw # 2 - The Holidays should be simple

The holidays are usually a time of intense madness for most mamas, including ourselves, and if we had one wish it would be to make the holidays simple - simplify shopping, simplify cleaning and prepping, simplify dealing with the kids, hubbies and the in-laws. Read the post here.

Mamalaw # 3 - Every mom deserves a mental health day

Being a mom is a full-time, 24-hour, 7-days a week job, and sometimes we need and deserve a little break. We are so busy doing for others that we often forget that we need attention too! Read the post here.

Mamalaw # 4 - Celebrate your girlfriends

We tend to rely on each other a lot on this blog - whether its for advice, to vent or to laugh and we each recognise that we've got to take time out for our girlfriends and the unique places they have in our lives. Read the post here.

Mamalaw # 5 - The grace period to lose the baby weight should be at least 1 year post-partum

If you've been carrying those extra 10 or 15 pounds then you know what we're talking about. There is no way that we should be expected to shed the weight any sooner - we're not Heidi Klum! Read the post here.

Mamalaw # 6 - Stop and smell the dirty diapers

Time goes by so quickly and your babies grow up so fast that you've got to stop and smell those dirty diapers once in a while. Read the post here.

Mamalaw # 7 - Respect the nap

Nap time is sacred and everyone involved has got to respect it. Read the post here.

Mamalaw # 8 - Don't worry, you'll figure it out

For all the moms out there, don't worry, you'll figure it out. As we've realized, things can become insane and you've just got to roll with the punches. Read the post here.

Mamalaw # 9 - Give back

It's our responsibility to teach our children to be nice people and as part of that, to be active social citizens. Read more here.

Mamalaw # 10 - Pay it forward ... help another mama

Read more here.

Mamalaw # 11 - It takes a village

There is no way that one mama is going to know everything. Every mama has a tip or a trick and motherhood really is a collaborative effort, so don't hesitate to ask for help. Read more here.

Mamalaw # 12 - It's not that serious

Being a mama is a long journey with lots of bumps and bruises along the way so don't be afraid to let your hair down, sit back and relax. Read the post here.

Mamalaw # 13 - I'm every woman

Do you feel like you are a teacher, chef, laundress, nurse, chauffeur, personal assistant, mediator, groomer, psychologist, personal shopper, maid, etc. all at the same time? Read more here.

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