Make Parenting Less Stressful

Being a parent is one of the most stressful responsibilities in the world, but the reward makes the time and effort well worth it! It doesn’t have to be all stress, especially not in this day and age, and there’s a lot you can do to help alleviate the stress without letting your kids out of sight! There’s no way to remove all stress from parenting, but there are steps you can take that can help lift some of the stress from life, so you can … [Read more...]

Why Being a Supermom Isn’t Something You Should Aim for

Are you the type of mom that will go to great lengths to try and be any and everything for your children? Do you neglect your own needs in order to see to it that your children get what they need and want? Will you stretch yourself thin just to put a smile on your children’s faces? Have you ever spent your last time (or gone into debt) to afford the things your kids desire? Though it may seem like this is a mother’s job, the reality is, trying to … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Your Kids Make You Gain Weight 

Weight gain during pregnancy is natural, not to mention expected, but kids also have the power to make you pack on the pounds even after they're born. Changes in your eating and sleeping habits take their toll on your body in more ways than you can imagine, and the stress of parenthood plays a substantial role as well. Your kids don't mean to make you gain weight, but the lifestyle changes that occur when there's a little one in the house make it … [Read more...]

Emma Lost Her First Tooth | Two Rows of Teeth?

Emma Lost Her First Tooth | Two Rows of Teeth? Emma will be 7 in November and she just lost her first tooth. F I N A L L Y!!! She was so sad throughout kindergarten that she was one of the few that still hadn’t lost a tooth. She would have us check her teeth for wiggles so often I lost count. She finally found a wiggler and went to work. We soon realized that her grown up tooth was coming in behind her front row... almost like a second row … [Read more...]

What Happened to Super Mom?

What Happened to Super Mom? I had my oldest when I was 21. I was young, energetic and had the patience of a saint. My friends and family would refer to me as “Susie Homemaker”. I loved rolling around the floor playing with my daughter, I kept an immaculate house and love to cook and bake... a lot. Seriously, my husband’s co-workers would call our house to place an order for a particular cookie because I sent them to work with him so often. I … [Read more...]

Solving Parenting Challenges: Age-by-age tips for Managing Meltdowns and Tantrums

Solving Parenting Challenges: Age-by-age tips for Managing Meltdowns and Tantrums I received this article in my inbox this morning and it struck a cord with me. I have been dealing with a few meltdown/tantrum issues with Ethan and I thought her ideas were spot on... so I wanted to share. I hope this helps someone else! ****** No parent wants to face down a child's tantrum, particularly in public. However, it's one of the challenges we all … [Read more...]

Are You Raising An Adventurous Kid? | 5 Ways to Get Your Kids Outside

Are You Raising An Adventurous Kid? When I was little, I remember begging to go outside to play with the neighborhood children the minute I was done with breakfast and wasn’t ready to settle down inside until the sun set after dinner. I would be exhausted, smelly, dirty and very happy. I had the opportunity to write a guest post on this topic that includes 5 ways to  get your kids outside over at Jen and Barb, Mom Life ... a site … [Read more...]

Small Kids and Food | How to Cope

Small Kids and Food | How to Cope When it comes to small children and eating habits, there’s just no sense in trying to make sense of it all. Some days they’ll eat anything you put in front of them, and some days they want nothing but animal crackers dipped in ketchup…off your plate…and only if they can eat them under the table wearing a bathrobe and a Spiderman mask. When you’re worried about getting good, nutritious food into your little … [Read more...]

Project 366 | Day 9 | Two Kids and a Box

Project 366 Day 9 Two Kids and a Box My kids oftentimes enjoy the boxes most goodies come in more than the goodies. Today was no exception. They spent hours playing with this box! … [Read more...]

Snack Chat with Yoplait Kids and Christine Coppa

I wanted to share some fun videos from Yoplait Kids and spokesperson Christine Coppa, best known for her Mama's Boy blog at Parenting.com and as the author of Rattled!. This is the first in the series of webisodes called the Yoplait Kids Snack Chat series where Christine and her pre-schooler J.D. practice good snacking habits, as she discusses topics like overcoming pickiness and setting a good example at snack time. Enjoy! … [Read more...]