Parenting Quote – Theresa Bloomingdale

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“If your baby is beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time, you’re the grandma.” — Theresa Bloomingdale

Published on March 22nd, 2006 - 10 Comments
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  1. This is true. All her grandchildren are perfect. Especially Matt and Kate.

    Comment by Diane Bloomingdale — Nov 21st 2006 @ 9:07 pm
  2. If you are the same Theresa Bloomingdale who wrote *I should have seen it coming when the rabbit died* I love you. When my three little boys were born, when I couldn*t go back to sleep after nursing them, I read your books, and loved every minute of them. I loved your love of your family, which shines through every page of your books. I brought up three boys, not very well I*m afraid, started out well but had a breakdown and gave up half-way through but God has restored me by His Word, and two grand-children are on the way. Praying that He restore also my three beloved little boys now men. I got out your book today, all torn and used, and started to read it again, God bless you for your honesty, love, and reality. If I had had a friend like you when I broke down, I never would have. Louise

    Comment by Louise Plaskett — Feb 16th 2007 @ 3:03 pm
  3. I agree with Louise Plaskett, previous guest book commentor. If you are the same woman who wrote “I should have seen it when the rabbit died”, awesome!!!! you and Erma Bombeck were two of my favorite authors!!! I write a monthly column at the Inkwell Newswatch, the ‘Education Top 10 Resources’. The two of you women inspire me! (Erma and yourself, god rest her soul!) (I am a 45 year old mother of 2 children, a boy and a girl… well, ahem.. a 18 year old and a 20 year old… I guess, it’s more accurately described as a young woman and a young man…)

    Comment by Char Milbrett — Jul 16th 2007 @ 10:19 pm
  4. If you all thought it was funny reading it… you should have LIVED it!!

    Rabbit #8 Ann Bloomingdale (Teresa’s daughter

    Comment by Ann Bloomingdale — Jun 1st 2008 @ 5:25 pm
  5. Back in the seventies when I wrote for either Annals of St. Anne or Family Digest, I don’t remember which you also wrote articles for them. Enjoyed reading your then, and immensely enjoyed your book. Loved the quote at the top of this page. Am also a grandmother now, too. Thanks for your humor. Pat

    Comment by patricia fox-fleck — Oct 29th 2008 @ 8:22 pm
  6. Message to the children of Teresa Bloomingdale, who I understand passed away about 9 years ago.

    I had a mini correspondence with your amazing mother nearly 20 years ago. I have copies of my letter to her and her response to me. I would be happy to send them to you, if you’re interested. Do you have a photo of her that you can upload to the internet?

    Thanks – and best regards from Israel.

    Comment by Linda Stern — Jun 24th 2009 @ 10:40 am
  7. Ann, I too loved your mother’s books – especially Rabbit and Up a Family Tree. I first read them when I was going through a hard time in my life, and they were a great boost to my spirits! I still pick them up once in a while, to enjoy some of your mom’s hilarious stories. God bless you and the rest of your family.

    Comment by Claudia Steinbrecher — May 28th 2010 @ 10:41 pm
  8. Ann, if you read this, I’d love to be in touch with you. You wrote me when your mother passed away. I miss her profoundly. My love to all her “Rabbits”!

    Comment by Angela (Feuerborn) Traynor — Sep 4th 2010 @ 8:32 pm
  9. Oooh, I loved the book I should have seen it coming when the rabbit died. I read it when I was 18.A friend borrowed it and I kept pestering her to return it to me. She did after 10 years, can you imagine? Then a colleague borrowed it again and she claims now that she doesn’t have it. I lived that book, I missed that book.

    Comment by Sol — Aug 2nd 2012 @ 10:43 am
  10. Ah – Teresa Bloomingdale – may she rest in eternal peace. What an author! I was so impressed and amused by her books that I wrote her a letter some 15 years ago, and she replied! I keep the (handwritten) letter in a safe place.
    May all you rabbits have a wonderful life and keep smiling at the world.

    Comment by Linda Stern — Aug 9th 2012 @ 7:48 am

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