This past Monday, a holiday for me, I planned on taking my grandchildren to the Pumpkin Patch. But it was raining. So we did Halloween crafts at home instead! I have a background as a preshool teacher and had three children of my own. So I’ve done lots of crafts through the years and I love holiday crafts in particular, but all of that was … Continue reading Halloween Craft – Spider Web!
As a parent, I do not like spending money on cheap things for myself or for my family. I think that overall it is a waste of money. I would rather save and buy something that costs a little more, but is better quality. This is really true when it comes to Halloween costumes. Last year was the first year that my children kind of … Continue reading DIY Halloween Costumes
In this generation, social media is in most parent’s everyday lives. Whether it is through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest more and more parents, especially mothers are bombarded with the way that they should parent, creating picture perfect ideas of parenting. These ideas are both unnatural and unrealistic for the average mom to achieve on a daily basis. With one click of a button a … Continue reading Mothers and Social Media
We knew something needed to change when my son, 3.5 years old, was fighting with us daily to go down for a nap. Even the days that he didn’t go down for a nap, he wouldn’t really start to melt until almost bedtime. The days that he would take a nap we were fighting him to go down at night, usually resulting in him not … Continue reading Growing Out of a Nap
I am a firm believer of starting your children off early when it comes to reading. I am the type of parent where I want them to destroy books, because that means that they are going through the pages and looking at the pictures, creating their own stories. We have over 700 books in our library, another 700 on our kindles, and even more in … Continue reading Tips to Get your Child to Love to Read
I swore before I had children that I would not be one of those parents that would give their children electronics, Ipad, or playing on my phone. Then I had children and my ideas changed. It started with the phone. We used it as a last resort to help occupy my son when we needed to do something for a couple of minutes. We noticed … Continue reading I never thought…..
As you know I love cloth diapering my children. My son potty trained at 2.5 years-old and my daughter will be about the same age when she is potty trained. At this point we have been through a couple of vacations while fully using cloth diapers. I really thought that it was going to be difficult and way too much work, but really it wasn’t … Continue reading Tips for Using Cloth Diapers on Vacation
So we now have 1 potty trained child and 1 that is very close to starting. There are some tips that I have learned over the last year to help ease the process. Start early: It is okay if you didn’t, but start now. Start by putting them on child on the potty, whenever you change their diaper. Don’t force it if they don’t want … Continue reading Tips for Potty Training
So just recently I saw something on the news about a woman who drove herself and her 4 children off a bridge and killed everyone. As the news anchor was talking to parents about the tragedy all the comments were the same. How could she do that to her children? What mother would do that? Man she must have been on something? I can’t … Continue reading Mother’s with Postpartum Depression
I know I have discussed the Mommy Wars here and here, but I feel once again to touch on this point. A little history, as you may know I had severe Postpartum Depression after the birth of my daughter in April 2012. It is now 2 years later and I can honestly look back and see that it was a lot worse than what I even … Continue reading Mommy Wars…..