Trigger warning (see what I did there?) I'm about to go a bit Mama Bear in this post, so buckle up!
Despite decades of sustained declines in violent crime, my family’s safety continues to be the most important thing to me. Home invasions still occur, and you and I both need to be ready. For mothers who have been properly trained and licensed, a firearm represents the last line of defense between our families and violence. While ultimately a last resort, a firearm can be an important…
Added by Rachael Murphey on November 15, 2017 at 5:58pm — No Comments
Like many working parents, I struggle with work/life balance. At least once a day, I wonder if I am spending enough time with my family, or if I am committed enough to my job. I do my best to model a family first attitude for my team, but I know they have seen evidence of me working late into the night from time to time. I hate not knowing how my son will really feel about having two working parents - and the effects upon his life from…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 6, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments
Daylight Savings Time is here, did you enjoy your extra hour? This change among other things helps signal that the Holiday season is once again upon us. Time to start preparing for what…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on November 5, 2017 at 11:43am — No Comments
Bloggers Challenge to share: 5 Things That IRK Me, From Petty To Principal…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on November 2, 2017 at 8:59pm — No Comments
At the beach the other day I witnessed a regrettable scene. Mom was walking slightly ahead of her two young sons entirely engrossed in her telephone. The one son steals the other’s toy. The boy who lost his toy is clearly upset and cries out for mommy to intervene. Without missing a step, she spins and gives…Continue
Added by Angela Baker on November 2, 2017 at 5:13am — No Comments
Kids can be picky eaters and have tiny tummies, which means that going to the trouble of preparing an elaborate meal could end up feeling like a major letdown when they take two bites and declare that they're full, or they don't like it. It's almost guaranteed that just about any kid will eat chicken nuggets and mac and cheese, but that's not always the healthiest choice.
So, how do you find a good compromise? How do you…Continue
Added by Sophia Belnap on November 1, 2017 at 10:44am — No Comments
I love when we have a family movie night. There is the popcorn, the curling up together on the couch and the ability to pause the movie when someone needs a drink refill or has to use the bathroom.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 1, 2017 at 6:44am — No Comments
With Fall in full swing, I thought I would share some of our family favorite Fall treats!
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 30, 2017 at 10:07pm — No Comments
My son and I are in the store and he wants to buy something. He knew we were going to the store ahead of time, but he said he didn't want to bring any money with him. But, since he now wants to buy something, we get to have a conversation about the difference between a loan and a gift.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 18, 2017 at 6:54am — No Comments
Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project? It is a worldwide movement to create a safer Halloween experience for all kids. It is about raising awareness of food allergies and promoting inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.
My boys do not have food allergies, and like any…
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 9, 2017 at 7:27pm — No Comments
Added by Jessica Briggs on October 6, 2017 at 1:10pm — No Comments
Fall is here!!! During September you start seeing all the Fall decorations go up for sale in the stores. I am a summer girl it usually takes me until the middle or end of September to get in the mood for Autumn. The weather start’s getting cooler, it starts getting darker earlier and then I am ready to embrace all things pumpkin spice and put up my Fall decorations.
You can watch me share…
Added by Jessica Briggs on September 27, 2017 at 8:36pm — No Comments
Our family took our first camping trip with our four boys this past August, we had a great time. I thought I would share some things I found helpful, my camping checklist and the two things I wish I would have taken.
Growing up we went camping often, and I have so many great memories of our camping adventures. I am not what you would call the outdoors type but camping and being outside in…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on September 19, 2017 at 1:40pm — No Comments
Now that it is September most kids are all back to school by now. If you have kids I’m sure you have helped or been asked to help in their classroom. I know there are moms and dads who are very involved in PTA or as a room parent. I also know there are parents who don’t know how they can find the time to get involved in PTA or the classroom. There have been times when I have been very involved…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on September 6, 2017 at 8:47pm — No Comments
I’ve been trying to find time to sit down and write my “end of summer” post, but when you’re a working mom AND a student… it’s almost impossible.
When you’re a working mom, summers don’t have as much impact as when you were a kid. The…Continue
Added by Michelle Carnes on August 27, 2017 at 1:13pm — No Comments
Have kids going back to school? I know after staying up late and sleeping in for summer break it can take some time to get back into the groove. Here are 6 tips to help your children adjust back to their school sleep schedule.
Added by Jessica Briggs on August 16, 2017 at 3:29pm — No Comments
In honor of National Family Meals Month, I am sharing a fun family recipe. A twist on your Mama’s lasagna by making Lasagna 'Grilled Cheese' using Cucina Antica pasta sauce. This month falls in line with back-to-school and reminds us to bring families back to the dinner table, to share time together and a good meal!
Cucina Antica sauces are a great option for National Family Meals Month. All…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on August 11, 2017 at 6:19pm — No Comments
Many parents think that when their young child becomes a toddler they're in less danger of household accidents thanks to their increased motor control. However, because toddlers are curious and have the ability to move around on their own, they are prone to a new host of accidents,…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on August 9, 2017 at 1:07pm — No Comments
Nothing beats that cute smile and bright glow of happiness in the face of little ones when you surprise them with a gift. That pure joy you see on the face of 10-year olds when you gift them what they really like can melt even the hardest heart. This is why most parents can't stop themselves from surprising their little ones with gifts constantly.
If you are feeling bad due to work pressure or any other problem in your life, one way to feel accomplished today is by getting your little…Continue
Added by Adfa Ayla on August 2, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Have you seen the back to school supplies at all the local retailers? When I first see the school supplies going up, I usually do not feel ready for back to school; yet as I look at the calendar and each day passes I know it will be here before I know it, so it is easier if I just embrace the change and get in the back to school mode.
I hope you all have had a fun summer vacation! Here are…
Added by Jessica Briggs on July 24, 2017 at 2:20pm — No Comments