Angela Cowling

From Rockford, Illinois, United States

Joined 4th June 2008

Number of children:
Age of children:
9, 10, and 12
Relationship status:
Parenting advice I follow:
Don't say anything to your child that I don't mean. If I say this is your consequence, I follow through. If I say we are going to get ice cream, I follow through. I also never say "I'm ashamed of you" or "Shame on you".
Parenting advice I ignore:
Make sure your kids eat all of their fruits and vegetables. It's just that some days, this is easier said than done.
Favorite activity with my kids:
Swimming and waterparks!!!

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  • Hi Angela--

    Thanks so much for your nice comment! I'm brand, brand new at this, and it felt like the equivalent of moving to a neighborhood and someone bringing over a plate of muffins! :) Let's see, I think you asked how old my kids are? Three girls, 5, 8 and 10 (all will have birthdays this summer-- ack!). Your kids are slightly older, right? I'm loving starting to work again (feel like I'm rediscovering a long hidden side of myself) but am finding it a bit difficult to "change hats". Do you work out of the house?

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by MargotMama on 18th June 2008

  • Hi Angela,
    I saw you are stressed today - is everything ok? Hope your day gets better!!!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Victoria on 17th June 2008

  • It is difficult going green with the family. Have you gone green with your household products yet, like laundry soap, toothpaste, cleaning supplies, etc.? I did, and I gotta say, my house doesn't smell like my two st. bernard's anymore. Plus, we are healthier. I'm not breaking out in hives anymore or any of that stuff. Check it out. It's awesome stuff, and very affordable. It doesn't cost anymore than going to Walmart or somewhere. My family actually likes it all, too. By the way, the dog will probably like it, too.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Angela Cowling on 17th June 2008

  • Hey, I know exactly what you mean about not having full cooperation when it comes to going green. My husband is really coming around, but when I first started talking about it, you would have thought that I killed his dog.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by mamajama on 17th June 2008

  • Hey Angela, Great to meet you. Nice profile! I'm a moderator for Work it, Mom! If you ever have comments or questions, just let me know. Here's a fun blog to check out.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by mamajama on 5th June 2008