Making Mom Friends: Learning to Say “Hi”

Making Mom Friends

One of the biggest struggles I have as a Mom is that I don't have a tribe.  Currently, I don't really have any local Mom friends.  I have a few acquaintances here, but I certainly don't have a good g … [Read more...]

Create a Successful Pajama Day

Make Pajama Day a Fun Day!

Thank you to Gymboree for sponsoring this post! Pajama days are probably one of my favorite days ever with my kids.  But it takes a bit of creativity and possibly some planning to make a pajama day … [Read more...]

Child Safety: Keeping The Medications Up and Away

Child Safety - Medications

Thank you to Up and Away for sponsoring this post! Toddlers get into EVERYTHING!  It's like a common joke "Who needs toys when you have Mom's plastic mixing bowls?"  And that's the truth! My t … [Read more...]

Is It Okay To Be Angry At Your Kids?

Angry At Kids

The other day I had bigger blogger share my Pick Up Your Toys post on their Facebook page.  I was pretty excited about it, until I started seeing comments about how "disheartening" it was that I got a … [Read more...]

Simple Ways to Play Throughout Your Day

Injecting Play into Everyday Activities

One of the quickest and easiest ways to connect with kids and build a wonderful relationship with them is to be playful with them. Children’s natural language is play, so when we play with them we r … [Read more...]

The Decline of Happiness in Parenthood

Happiness and Parenthood

When I was in undergrad, I distinctly remember sitting in class and watching my professor show us scientific evidence proving that life happiness declines dramatically when we have children..and stays … [Read more...]

The Secret to A Healthy Mom

Keeping Mom Healthy

Yesterday I went to the Doctor for my yearly check-up, and I'm super proud of myself. You see...I'm not all that great of keeping up with my own doctor appointments, or really even going to the … [Read more...]

Finding Happiness when Life Is Hard

Finding Happiness, Even when life is hard

One of the interesting things about motherhood, or maybe life in general, is that there are seasons.  There are times when we are super happy and life is good, and there are times when life just … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned from Not Yelling

7 Yell Free Months

It's been about seven months since I decided that I needed to stop yelling at my kids. It's been an interesting seven months for sure.  I've discovered a lot about myself, my kids, and parenthood … [Read more...]

Pick Up The Toys!

Pick up your toys!

Cleaning up toys at the end of the day can drive any sane parent crazy.   When my son was 2.5 years old, my husband and I were getting so frustrated with my son's great ability to … [Read more...]