Category: Parenting

Easy Toddler Activity: Pouch Cap Color Match

Easy Toddler Activity: Pouch Cap Color Match

Toddlers are such curious creatures. Full of energy, everything they see is a toy, and they soak up their surroundings like a sponge. They are at a perfect age to try new activities to enrich their minds, practice their skills, and learn something new. This busy working mom is always on the look out for simple, and I mean simple activities I can do with my toddler on weekends. Something fun to teach him a new skill or concept, but easy for me to put together. This past weekend I came up with one such idea. I have been hoarding […]

Divider

Quiz: What is your Parenting Style?

Quiz: What is your Parenting Style?

I decided to try something new today! I’m partnering with Interact Quizzes to create and share fun new content. This is my first quiz, called What is Your Parenting Style. Check it out, take the quiz, and share your results in the comments! This quiz is one of the premade ones, but next time I plan to write a unique one. Haven’t heard of Interact Quizzes before? They offer a platform to create fun quizzes to use as lead generation. Of course, these work best when the quiz content relates to your product or service, but sometimes we just want […]

Posted March 7, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, / 2 Comments
Divider

Best Baby Toys For Brain Development

Best Baby Toys For Brain Development

The best toys for brain development for your child will vary depending on their age. Brain toys for babies help them find new ways to develop their senses. As babies become toddlers, they can use more toys than they did when they were infants. You will notice that your child’s play includes make-believe and sorting objects. They can use some of the same toys they did as infants but in new ways. Best Toys For Brain Development (1, 2, & 3-Year-Olds)   Brain Development Toys for a 1-Year-Old   By the time your baby is a year old, he or […]

Posted February 15, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 1 Comment
Divider

Tips for Battling Momnesia

Tips for Battling Momnesia

Inside: Tips for Battling Momnesia, or Mommy Brain. How to overcome forgetfulness and stay on top of your tasks. Read tips from a group of moms. Sorry, my “mommy brain” made me forget. I’m sure you have heard this phrase too much already, but the struggle is real. The reality is that sometimes we have too much on our minds.   Are you suffering from momnesia? What is mommy brain? Sometimes, our brains really do get full of everything that we have to do – everything that includes keeping ourselves and our tiny humans healthy, plus run the household, plus perform well at […]

Divider

The Ultimate List of Free Baby Stuff for New Moms

The Ultimate List of Free Baby Stuff for New Moms

Congratulations! You’re expecting or just had a new baby. You’re exhausted, but so happy, right? There’s so much to do, a lot of planning involved, and tons of supplies you need to collect. New Moms certainly have a lot on our plates. It certainly helps to have access to freebies and great information. Check out this list of freebies for new moms and see if anything interests you. Free Baby Stuff for Expecting and New Moms I have compiled a list of free items, some free trials, some that may require paying shipping and handling (S&H), some that require participation […]

Posted January 30, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, / 1 Comment
Divider

How to Prevent Crying When Baby is Put Down

How to Prevent Crying When Baby is Put Down

For an already tired mother, dealing with a crying baby can be exhausting. If your baby cries when put down consistently, you’re probably ready to try nearly anything to break the habit. Luckily, there are plenty of tried and true options for dealing with this situation, helping your child, and regaining your sanity in the process. Strategies for Babies Crying When Put Down Know You’re Not Alone It’s incredibly common for infants and toddlers to have a strong attachment to parents, especially mothers. Infants will need some time to feel comfortable with detaching from their mother. Because they are helpless without […]

Posted January 25, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 3 Comments
Divider

Please Remember this when talking to your child

Please Remember this when talking to your child

The Power of Words when Talking to your Child Our children want more than just presents; they need our presence in their lives. Do you know the importance of talking to your child? Well, I will be the first to tell you that the benefits are many. As parents, I want you to know that you should never underestimate the power of talking to your child and never forget that the things we say to our children can either make them or break them. I write to you as a teacher, a mother and a role model for many children […]

Posted January 12, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 7 Comments
Divider

Let’s Hear it for Survival Mode Moms

Let’s Hear it for Survival Mode Moms

Some moms are Pinterest moms. This post is not for them. This post is for moms who I like to call survival mode moms. Moms who barely get by day to day with a high-intensity child and a busy schedule. Moms who work all day then take care of a child all night, because let’s face it, those kids don’t leave us alone at night. Especially those of us solo-parenting, or parenting a dragon child (on in my case – both). This is for those of us who are struggling each day. We’re in survival mode, and we need to support […]

Posted January 9, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, / 54 Comments
Divider

Goals for 2016 – A Reflection as 2016 comes to a close

Goals for 2016 – A Reflection as 2016 comes to a close

How is it possible that 2016 is coming to an end already? I’m kind of ready to be done with it. Life has gone in a direction I was not expecting this year, and I honestly don’t know what’s in store for 2017.  I suppose it is time to check in with my 2016 goals and see if I was successful in at least some of them this year. My Goals for 2016 Life Maintain Balance and live in the moment. Here is what I wanted to get done: I will play with my child and find ways to include him in my […]

Posted December 19, 2016 by Julie in Family, Health, Parenting, / 20 Comments
Divider

How to Help your Child with School Anxiety

How to Help your Child with School Anxiety

Every stage of parenthood presents obstacles to overcome, and with time, it seems that these challenges take more work to figure out.  A school-age child often struggles with adapting to the pressures of the school environment, or more specifically the expectations to perform academically.  This anxiety is being seen in children as young as kindergarteners today and can last throughout the educational lifetime if not longer. There are several reasons a child may feel anxious when it comes to school.  There may be separation anxiety involved with being away from a parent, and it may come out of the blue.  […]

Posted December 12, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 7 Comments
Divider