It’s hard to believe, but your fall baby is going to have another birthday soon. To celebrate his or her special day, consider one of these fun party themes — all of which involve getting outside into the lovely autumn weather: Read more
At some point in time during your journey as a mother, you may end up asking yourself the dreadful question you never thought you would, “What have I gotten myself into and why?” Before you turn on the self-accusatory mode and begin to feel like the worst mother in the world, know that a lot of women go through these exact emotions. Being a mother is hard work, and it can get extremely taxing physically, emotionally, and mentally. In an attempt towards striving to be the best mother in the world, trying to keep your child happy and healthy, you may end up losing your essence. On the flip side, you gain a lot more. Motherhood comes with its fair share of struggles and sleepless nights, but it also brings with it lasting memories and insurmountable happiness.
Here are five things that will lift your spirits when you feel like quitting being a mom: Read more
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Whether you’re a mompreneur or a busy working mom, getting things done efficiently is the name of the game. Running errands is no exception. Time spent in the car — with or without kids — needs to be as efficient as everything else you do.
Here are some tips to help make this aspect of busy moms’ lives a little easier to handle: Read more
I’ll never forget the day I discovered my first gray hair. I was at my mother’s house fixing my makeup in her bathroom mirror. Like a gynecologist, she had way too much lighting which revealed every blemish, extra chin, and oversized pore. My self-esteem was already plummeting when it came into sight: a single, lonely gunmetal strand.
Sensibility thrown aside, I went on a plucking rampage that ended with a clump of multi-colored locks in the palm of my hand. Some brown, one gray. Despite the bald spot and accidental mascara scribble tattooed on my forehead, I emerged victorious. Until a week later when Gunmetal Shock Mop’s evil sisters came to town. Read more
Do you dread bedtime at your house? Does your kiddo go running wild when it’s time to settle down for the night? Many parents have trouble getting their children to sleep, and it can be even more difficult for parents whose children have ADD. Kids with ADD have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep, and some children even have problems waking in the morning. Help your children sleep more soundly — no matter their age or their ADD status — with these natural sleep tips. Read more
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School’s out for the summer, and all around the country moms are busy coming up with activities to keep our kids happy and active. One great way to do this? Get everyone outside for some family fun time. Although there are plenty of traditional games from which to choose like bocce ball, badminton and Marco Polo, you can also add your own twist to things. You and your kids will all love these backyard activities: Read more
Over 13 million people had their identity stolen in some form in 2013, according to a report by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Of those, a growing number of victims are children. A report from the Carnegie Mellon University indicates 4,311 or 10.2 percent of children had someone else using their Social Security number. These numbers have likely grown since the 2011 report. Identity theft is a real concern that parents need to take action to prevent. There are several steps you can take: Read more
Is your child suffering from nature-deficit disorder? With the advent of the digital age, many of us — adults and children alike — are losing our connection with nature and the wonderful experiences that go with it. If your family could be described as a crew of “indoors enthusiasts,” it’s time to reconnect with Mother Nature and go on an outdoor family adventure. Read more