I recently visited the Sacramento Zoo with my two older boys on a school field trip and we had a great time. I have visited the Sacramento Zoo many times, and try to go once a year. If you have not recently attended they have made some new additions! One of my favorite new additions is the Stage Show with Animal Talks! They display different animals, share fun facts and information about the animals and allow you to touch some of the animals. At one point during the show they invited… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on May 6, 2015 at 1:25pm —
I am starting a new series on the weekend by letting my 13 year old son Guest Blog in The World According to Brandon. Here is his first post...........
Added by Stacie Anderson on April 25, 2015 at 2:24pm —
Being a Person with Tourettes can be so difficult and challenging. For a child, it can be even more difficult. Sometimes it is extremely hard for the child to translate to adults what is happening to them and they cannot control the tics that occur. Many seek every solution in controlling the tics but most often, even after Tourettes is diagnosed, a solution is often not found. I have read that some visit doctor after doctor and trying tons of medication… Continue
Added by Stacie Anderson on April 23, 2015 at 1:00pm —
I thought I would dedicate a post to my son seen as we celebrated his 7th birthday yesterday. All the little quirks he has that my daughters don't and the constent excuses I make cos he is just a 'little boy'!!
Added by Sam Haworth on March 31, 2015 at 9:00am —
It is widely believed (and statistically proved) that women with children are much less likely to make careers and have higher chances to end up in a low-end job. While facts and numbers cannot be denied, one should still remember that there are exceptions to any rule, and if you are contemplating having a kid in the near future, it’s not a MUST to bail on your work.
Lisa Damour, a psychology practitioner, and Sarah Honaker, a pediatrics professor at University of Louisville… Continue
Added by Stacy Green on January 14, 2015 at 10:30am —
Today’s horrific school shooting in Peshawar, Pakistan has left me numb. There are no words that can adequately express the heartache of hearing that innocent children have been killed in such a deliberate, heinous manner. There is just no explanation. One is left…
Added by amina qureshi on December 17, 2014 at 11:48pm —
Today’s blog will start with something very scary that happened to me when my oldest son was two years old. We were in the Self Checkout at the grocery store. He was standing by me as I rang up our groceries. When I looked down to ask him something, he… Continue
Added by Angela Alexander on November 12, 2014 at 4:55pm —
My goal in writing, "The Adventures of Cotton Sinclair Pegasus Island" is to inform parents that teaching our children good values and character are essential in today's world. Good values are a life skill that must be instilled in… Continue
Added by Janet Homes on November 6, 2014 at 10:30pm —
I find that my kids like to know what is planned for the day and week. Even at a young age, ages 3, 5 and 7 like their mother who likes to know what is happening. They do a lot better when they know the plan.
Have you ever had a child have a meltdown when leaving from visiting grandma’s or a friend’s house,… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on November 6, 2014 at 12:59pm —
Allergies are caused in children due to the deficiency of IgE anti-bodies which are carried by the messenger-cells and released into the main-blood-stream at regular intervals. If these are not released in-time, it causes low blood counts. The anti-bodies become too weak against many disease-carrying pathogens like dust, pollen, hair, and bacteria. Antibodies are important types of proteins which create an immune system in the human body. The role of the immune system is to protect the… Continue
Added by Julia Gomes on November 4, 2014 at 9:54pm —
Have you heard of Trunk or Treat? This is often an event sponsored by a church or community group as an alternative to Trick or Treating. A group of people gather typically in a parking lot, they decorate the trunks of their vehicles and instead of going door to door for candy and treats the kids go trunk to trunk. As a host of a trunk you can pass out candy, prizes, have games like bobbing for apples, fishing for small toys, bean bag toss, ring toss, etc.… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 15, 2014 at 11:29am —
With three boys I am daily reminding them to keep their hands and feet to themselves. They like to wrestle, jump on each other and someone daily seems to be making unwanted contact with the other.
This past week my youngest son who is three hit another child in his class. Now if it was one of the children in the class that is always hitting the other children I probably wouldn’t have given it much thought, not that it is okay to hit for any reason. But he hit a child who I know… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 10, 2014 at 12:23am —
I have three boys, one is extremely picky, one is a little picky and one eats everything. My extremely picky eater was a good eater when he was a baby; he became picky when he was around two years old. There are a number of factors that come into play with his pickiness, I know I ultimately enabled him and at times I feel like a horrible mom for this. I hate that he’s not getting a balanced diet. I hate that he doesn’t enjoy himself as much when it comes to meal time when visiting… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 6, 2014 at 7:14pm —
When your kids start school they have to memorize a variety of things. They need to know their home address, home telephone number, spelling words and so much more.
I am going to share what I do to help my children remember their weekly memory verse. You can use this technique for anything.
My children currently attend private school and every Monday in their homework packet is a memory verse from the Bible, they need memorized by Friday.
Don’t get too excited… Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 1, 2014 at 7:16pm —
There is no worse feeling than being told that your child has a medical condition, one that could affect them for their…
Added by Ellie Hirsch on July 19, 2014 at 10:15am —
Having just successfully made it home from the beach, exhausted, sleeping two and a half year old in tow, I came to a realization. That was just the easiest trip with child that I have taken in a very long time. When did my baby get so big and when did I start getting the hang of things!?
Trips to the beach are a very popular event in my household. Hence beach season starting on a sunny 65-degree, April day in New England. This tradition only makes sense considering it… Continue
Added by Breaking The Momma Mold on April 13, 2014 at 8:00am —
I had an interesting morning this week with my 2-year old, Presley. We follow a pretty regular morning schedule with afternoons being more off-the-cuff. Wednesday started like any other typical morning, wake up, have breakfast and head to the gym. Presley will spend an hour in the daycare with the other kids and I work out (well, what is now a very pathetic version of my workout, but we are still moving in some form or another. :). I love it. It’s a win win for both Presley and I. She… Continue
Added by Breaking The Momma Mold on April 6, 2014 at 9:14am —
Those of us who live in North America and Western Europe are truly blessed. We have so many things to help us get through the day that they practically get unnoticed, such as plumbing, hot water, showers and for most, at least two decent size meals a day.
As women we have laws that protect us just like our male counterparts and the liberty to shape our own destiny. We also have what most people in the world don’t have, hope.
This four letter word has been used so much in our… Continue
Added by Maggy Downey on September 11, 2013 at 9:37pm —
Added by Lorilyn Roberts on August 2, 2013 at 4:35am —
Raising children is extremely hard! We moms (and dads) have our work cut out of us. Life with children is not easy, they get in trouble, they make messes, they’re dirty, but they also show us more love than any other person on the planet could. The truth is though, at certain times, we ALL can stand to be better parents. I have comprised a list of important things, I think we should remember to tell our children because we do get busy and even though they know we love them, we don’t always… Continue
Added by Emily Kreifels on June 11, 2013 at 9:00am —