I love to tell childhood stories about my now independent, hard-working, world traveling 23-year-old. Hard to believe she’s the same child that screamed the entire walk to school every morning and sat on my lap for two hours at birthday parties. My Brooklyn neighbors would stand on their front porches waving, smiling, and silently encouraging me to carry on. My kid was a clinger and did not want to go to school. She held my leg so tightly and screamed so loudly I wanted to cry. And this was only kindergarten evaluation day.
Archives for July 2016
Yes, we often emphasize how mommies need their me time. But, of course, family we time should never be overlooked. Its so important to spend time together as a family, whether you have one kid or 10! Here are seven ideas to get you started on your path to family fun. Remember, a family that plays together stays together! 1. Have a Picnic and Play Day
If you want a sweet healthy snack or treat that you can feel good about giving your active kids, these bars are perfect because theyre filling and satisfying. And if you’re like us, you’ll love them too! H owever, because they can add up a bit in calories, we tend to have a small square as a dessert, just like you would do with a chocolate bar.
Hate is such a strong word, of course (hows abhor?). But lets face it: sometimes your fellow-Mommy soul mate comes attached with the child of your nightmares. How is it that a woman who is so cool, and seems to agree with so many of your parenting philosophies, has a kid so diametrically opposed to yours (or so youd like to believe)? You love hanging out with her, but you dont know how much more of her child you can take. Heres what to do before smoke starts pouring from your ears:
Bad Moms is a hilarious comedy about dealing with the pressures of contemporary motherhood and trying to be 'supermom.' This movie is from Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (writers of the Hangover movies) so it definitely has crass humor and pushes the envelope (but in a good way). Amy (Mila Kunis) is a young mom of…
My son starts 8th grade tomorrow. Last year at this time I was worried about the transition from a comfy elementary environment to a potentially overwhelming middle school experience. However, my son felt confident and 7th grade went well. He had no negative experiences (that I know of) and his grades were excellent. What about…
Welcome! It is a lot of fun to share a few health benefits of the featured foods in the recipes. Psychologically, it makes you feel good about what you are eating, at least it does me anyway and the jury is still out on how weird I am 😉 Please bear with me while I tease you with some nutritional mumbo jumbo.
Planning a party for a 14-year-old boy is a balancing act as you have to satisfy the part of him who is still immature and the part of him who wants freedom and is maturing. Your son has probably started high school recently, or soon will, which might make him feel more pressure to host a fun or cool birthday party.
Dealing with a child that resists bedtime happens to probably all parents at one time or another. When every evening bedtime becomes a battle, it’s time to evaluate what may be the cause. It’s important to understand that a child may have a difficult time relaxing at night, due to several reasons. However, it’s good to know that many of these reasons are under the control of the parent. This means you can make changes immediately to improve the nightly bedtime ritual that ends with your child happily in bed and asleep.
Long before ultrasounds were common, moms wanted to know whether they were carrying a boy or a girl. During the many months of waiting to find out, they created many myths that they hoped gave clues as to the sex of their baby. One such old wives’ tale involves what mom craves during pregnancy. And it works the same as it did in past generations to give moms who don’t know the sex a fun activity to try to guess the sex. Just don’t rely on it to as a reliable gender prediction.