Oh No! When a Parent Goes Away
By Dakota King-White
Illustrated by Tyrus Goshay
This is a unique picture book for kids about a serious topic: how a child can cope when a parent goes to prison and isn’t coming home for a long while. It is a book that will educate as well as enlighten with expert advice on how a child can cope.
Duane is a seven-year-old boy who has recently discovered that his…Continue
Added by Irene Roth on January 25, 2018 at 1:14pm — No Comments
This was an amazing read! Once I started, I couldn’t stop reading and pondering it. It is a book that I will read and probably re-read in time.
The book is about a young girl, Caitlin Wang. The heart-warming tale follows the child of this young girl with OCD. She has an imaginary friend, Li Bai. He only exists in her mind now. But she clearly sees him in her dollhouse.
Li Bai is not a complete imaginary figure though. He did exist in 700 AD. So, despite the…Continue
Added by Irene Roth on December 20, 2017 at 4:51pm — No Comments
Did your hospital or midwife allow eating during labor? Most of us MomCavers weren’t allowed to eat once we arrived at the hospital. The reasoning behind this (barbaric, in our opinion) practice is that in an emergency, general anesthesia may be used and any food eaten could aspirate into the lungs. While this may be a concern in very rare cases, most laboring moms are doing the most physically demanding work of their lives and could use some sustenance.
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on May 11, 2016 at 11:54am — No Comments
lly and I wanted to do something special for Daddy, just to show him how much we love him. We sat down to brainstorm a couple ideas of what to do and finally settled on making a collage for Daddy. The collage would contain things that he really enjoys and something that describes him. Although our Daddy is one who likes to wrestle and roll around on the floor, he also really enjoys dressing up and looking nice!
Check out our finished picture and see how you can make one…Continue
Well, that's not all I want of course, but after months or probably years of replacing the crappy can openers I have bought I figured I'll vent my frustrations on my blog!
You know how you kind of splurge on household goods when you buy your first house or apartment? Well, that's what we did. We spent $30 on an electric can opener which was pretty…
Added by Ronda on December 1, 2013 at 1:48pm — No Comments
We all know it’s really difficult for moms to find precious and much needed “Me-Time” for themselves. Is that you? Do you rarely take a few moments from your busy schedule to kick back, put your feet up, and simply exhale to help relieve the stress? Little breaks are probably an afterthought,…Continue
As a mom, I know how quickly laundry can pile up especially if you have children in your house. This morning I asked toddler to help me pick up the laundry so that I could start a load of laundry today. After we completed got the laundry sorted and a load of laundry started, I had a fantastic idea popped into my head and I wanted to share my…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 11, 2013 at 10:47pm — No Comments
Are you a victim of domestic violence or stuck in an abusive relationship? Abuse comes in many including: physical, emotional, verbal, economic, mental, and sexual abuse. Remember that abuse can happen to anyone. Often times there are red flags early on in the relationship and most people tend to ignore them. When someone is…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 12, 2013 at 10:53pm — No Comments
From the moment I found out that I was expecting with each one of my children, I couldn’t wait until I was able to have ultrasound done during the later half of the second trimester so that I could find out the gender of my baby. In fact, I have figured out how some couples or moms can make it through their entire pregnancy not knowing the sex on the…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 11, 2013 at 5:38pm — No Comments
Slavery was abolished December 6th, 1865, when congress passed the 13th Amendment, part of the United States Constitution which freed the last of the American slaves. Many people felt that this would put an end to slavery and that people would no longer be forced to work for free in the United States of America, this was supposed to remain an issue for those people…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 5, 2013 at 4:54pm — No Comments
Do you and your family enjoy spending time outdoors during the evening hours? When it is nice outside, I love letting my children play outside in the backyard while I watch them. I always notice that as soon as I sit down outside it never fails the mosquitoes, other flying insects, or even ticks seem to sense that you are outside and decided to join…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 20, 2013 at 5:49pm — No Comments
As school is letting out for the summer, many parents begin planning activities to keep their child busy over the summer. As a working mom, your child may go to daycare. If your daycare is similar to the one my kids attended, they go on field trips throughout the summer to keep the school aged children busy. If you don’t have a bottle of sunscreen…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 10, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments
Is your child attached to a certain stuffed animal, lovey, or a blanket? Do they love to carry it around every where they go? Most toddlers go through a phase where they are attached to a a stuffed animal, lovey, or blanket. They want to take their security object with them everywhere that they go. When my son was born he was given several of those new…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 7, 2013 at 7:36pm — No Comments
Determining when you plan on taking maternity leave can be an overwhelming process since you don’t know the exact date of your baby’s arrival. However, it is very important that you find out what your rights and benefits are early in your pregnancy. The best place to find out your maternity rights are is to refer to your companies employee handbook, to determine if…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 4, 2013 at 5:38pm — No Comments
Dad are you prepared for the birth of your new baby? If not, now is a great time to begin preparing for delivery day. It is important to be prepared so that you know exactly what to do when your wife or significant appears to be in labor. The best way to learn about labor is to attend a child birthing class with your wife or significant other; however, child birth classes…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 21, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments
Today my youngest got to spend the day with me, he started running a low grade fever last night and acted like he didn’t feel very good. I decided that is was best to keep him home from daycare so that he could get some extra rest while I monitored his fever. It was nice being able to spend some one on one time with my baby. We enjoyed the extra snuggles and cuddles, we watched a few of his favorite shows on TV, and spent some time …Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 14, 2013 at 7:20pm — No Comments
Does your newborn constantly have scratch marks on their face? As a mom, this used to drive me crazy because I didn’t want my beautiful babies face all scratched up. When my oldest son was a baby, I found these cute mittens that covered up his hands to keep him from scratching up his face even if I just…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on April 23, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Infants and toddlers seems as if they are constantly sick for the first years of their life, especially, if they attend daycare. When my son was younger and we put him in daycare, it seemed as if he was sick with something every few weeks. We have to alternate days off and one of us would have to end up…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 21, 2013 at 5:48pm — No Comments
After a trip with my husband I was looking for a way to keep our collection of rocks from the trip in view and seen. I wanted the memories to be right there everyday, in my sight. I made this great craft to help me do that: Memory Can
Added by Abby Billings on November 29, 2012 at 2:49pm — No Comments
Katie can put a smile on your face when you are having a bad day or when you are feeling down and out. She will greet you when you walk in the door and follow you around wanting your attention, all while wagging her tail.
She loves you unconditionally and always has a smile on her face. To…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 6, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments