From my experience with 2 year olds, you can expect a lot of “No” and “I don’t want to.” This is developmentally appropriate, although it makes your life suck. However, there are some things you can do to make your life suck less. Pick your battles. So she doesn’t get dressed, who cares. It’s not winter. So she doesn’t eat dinner, who cares. If she was hungry, she would … [Read more...] about Dealing with Two Year Olds: How To Make Your Life Suck Less
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I don't know any child who doesn't love Captain Underpants - so this will be good news for all. The 12th installment of Dav Pilkey's beloved series is available now! a ModernMom giveaway About CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS AND THE SENSATIONAL SAGA OF SIR STINKS-A-LOT There's something rotten in the state of Ohio, and it's smellier than a pile of putrid gym socks! Steer clear--it's … [Read more...] about CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS GIVEAWAY!
It's that time of year. Time to make resolutions. This year, resolve to protect your child (more). Parents are concerned that their child can access pornography or other unsuitable Internet content on the home PC, laptop, smartphone, and/or tablet. This includes downloading malicious apps or using inappropriate apps. Most parents think their child spends too much … [Read more...] about This Year, Resolve to Protect Your Child (More)
I haven’t been blogging this past week because I have been in a bit of a mommy rut, dealing with some challenging child issues. Thankfully I have three other kids to balance out the draining tough times with one of my beloved babies. This week, being a parent has totally sucked! It amazes me how children can give us our highest highs and lowest lows. I’ve been cyber … [Read more...] about A Mother’s Happiness is Measured by her Most Unhappy Child”
Many kids have an iPod Touch, iPhone, or an iPad. And as any parent knows, there are challenges in giving a child unrestricted access to such powerful devices. There is plenty of mature content on the Web and on iTunes. Good news! Apple has provided built-in parental controls features to allow adults to set boundaries for children's usage. For example, you can … [Read more...] about Did You Know Apple Devices Have Built-In Parental Controls?