Parenting

Top 5 Delicious Hot Lunches for Your Child’s Thermos

When I was a kid my mom packed me lunch almost every day and sometimes it included a hot lunch in a thermos. I totally forgot about this option as a parent.  So my son lived on peanut butter and jelly and lunchables last year.  Then it dawned on me that I could send him …

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6 Ways to Help Your Child Overcome Their Fears

Oh, fears.  It is natural for people to be afraid of things.  Heck, I am still afraid of bugs and am about to turn 32 so I have no room to talk.  A cricket jumps at me and you will think I am being murdered.  My husband is afraid of heights, meanwhile I went skydiving …

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When You Discipline Differently and How to Come Together

Parenting and how to discipline can make or break a relationship. I overheard a woman the other day who couldn’t wait to get pregnant because she thought it would bring herself and her husband closer together.  I almost laughed out loud, but was able to contain myself. No matter what kind of home you were …

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5 Ultimate Gift Ideas That Are Alternatives to Toys

I used to be one of those people who got kids the things parents hated the most.  Play doh.  Finger paint.  Awesome toys. I still sometimes get a little something fun to add to the big item, like cookies or candy.  This weekend we have a little birthday get together with some friends for their …

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The Most Powerful Thing I Have Learned As A Mom

Being a mom is a job like no other. It is totally a roller coaster ride.  I love roller coasters.  Just the other day I had a high with my son.  We were driving in the car and out of nowhere he said, “I am done being afraid.” I asked him of what and he …

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5 Ways to Prevent Your Child From Being a Spoiled Brat

Spoiled children are awful and tend to throw tantrums.  I have to say that we have been very fortunate to have a child who does not throw tantrums.  Maybe he just has that personality, but hopefully some of it has to do with our parenting styles.  While thinking about this I realized that there were …

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A Busy Mom’s Review on Walmart Grocery Pickup

If you haven’t heard by now, Walmart has started a new service where you can order your groceries online and pick them up.  When I heard this I said SIGN. ME. UP.  So, this week I finally did it as my local Walmart got on the bandwagon.  Here is my honest review with both the …

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5 Ways to Help Your Kid Stand Up For Themselves and Not Be A Victim

Bullying.  It has become such a talked about issue among the media and in social settings.  While I feel that bullying is real, sometimes the word is thrown around too quickly and easily.  This is real life and unfortunately some people are going to be jerks.  You won’t always encounter a friendly person.  Some people …

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20 Super Fun Activities to Do With Your Kids This Summer

This post was last updated on June 25th, 2017 at 08:40 pmSummer has almost arrived!!!!  I love summer because we can be outside and not cooped up in the house all day.  It is a great opportunity for you and your kids to get some exercise.  I don’t know about you but in the winter …

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The 5 Common Questions I Get Asked About Parenting

How is everyone’s day going?  Mine is chugging right along and I was brainstorming my next blog post when someone asked me a parenting question.  I decided that there are some questions I get asked often and I would turn that into my next post to hopefully help out some of you parents or would-be …