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Most moms agree that judging each other is stupid, foolish and unkind. Yet many still do it. Why? I have no earthly idea. Parenting is not an exact science. It’s beautiful,…Continue
Added by Lisa Cash Hanson on March 11, 2014 at 6:20pm — No Comments
Last week I posted about not qualifying fathers as "active." I'd like to believe that one day we will drop these adjectives from parental descriptions, so that we will be just "dads" and "moms" and not "active dads" or "working mothers." Especially, as the reality of dads who are involved with their children and moms that work become…Continue
One of the most valuable resources our society has at our disposable is parent leadership. February is National Parent Leadership month. Created by Parents Anonymous ® Inc. in 2004, February is set aside to recognize, honor and celebrate parents for their invaluable leadership roles in their homes and communities, as well as state, national and international arenas. This annual event acknowledges the strengths of parents as leaders and promotes awareness about the important roles parents can…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on February 26, 2014 at 12:06pm — No Comments
Congratulations to the Mommy Master of the Month, LaKia Allen. As a mother and entrepreneur, LaKia certainly knows how hard it is to balance it all and how easy it is to feel defeated and run-down. She is helping moms gain the confidence to bounce back!
LaKia Allen is a certified life and health coach. She is also the founder and owner of Connect 3 Coaching…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on February 25, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments
While being happy is objective and different things will work for everyone, I wanted to take a few moments to give you some ideas of things to do (or not do!) to live a little bit happier life.
1. Be honest. If you want something, say something. Don’t expect others to know what you desire or need. Be firm, but honest. People love to help others. Ask for what you want.
2. Do nothing. Take some time every day to do nothing. If you are constantly thinking about other…Continue
Added by Bonnie Dewkett on February 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
Last week we were all stuck at home due to a lengthy visit from winter storm Pax. (Side note: "Pax" means kiss of peace, which made it one of the most horribly named storms ever.) Since I work for a business that doesn't close due to weather, that meant I was working from home. And my son was home from school. And those two things are not meant to mix.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 21, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments
Getting started is one of the toughest parts of getting organized. I want to give you a few tips and techniques that will help you with this process. I suggest that you ruminate over this part of the process for a little while before you start ripping open the closet doors and tossing things onto the bed. Stop and think about WHY you want to get organized. The answer isn’t that you want a clean closet or a great looking entry way. The answer lies a bit deeper. Do you want to get out of the…Continue
Added by Bonnie Dewkett on February 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
I have a lot of busy moms in my line of work. A lot of them have their own “trade secrets” and I wanted to tap into that knowledge base and share their best tips with you. Here is what I came up with. Many of these are direct quotes from moms like you. If they can do it, so can you! Pick one tip and start there.
-Use grocery delivery services such as Pea Pod. You can set up a recurring delivery so your staples arrive automatically every single week. Don’t spend time at the…Continue
Back when I was pregnant, I told myself I wouldn't be lazy and wear my pajamas all day when my kid arrived. I would attempt to stay as hip and cool as I was pre baby, which we all know wasn't that cool, so the bar was set low. I would shower everyday, even if that meant at 7pm at night, it would still count...IT WOULD. I would brush my teeth, I would brush my hair, cuz I'm not trying to harbor a gaggle of birds, I would pluck my eye brows, I would, ya know, be hygienic. That's easy enough…Continue
Added by Lindsey Goggin on January 31, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments
Added by Maggie S on January 29, 2014 at 12:03am — No Comments
No not me. This chick, Amy Glass.
This article popped up on my newsfeed this morning and as Luke was tossing his bananas and cereal onto the dogs back I thought, what a lovely morning read, lets see what she has to say...
One paragraph in and I was both giggling to myself at the stupidity of it all and just letting her words fuel my hate fire for her…Continue
Added by Lindsey Goggin on January 24, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
1.free from tension and anxiety; at ease."we were having a great time and feeling very relaxed"
Captain snot nosed and I stayed home from the world yesterday as he is attempting to fill everyone of his shirts with a layer of crusty boogers. I am in…
Added by Lindsey Goggin on January 20, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments
There’s lotsa chat these days about the anti-Facebook movement. People are leaving in high numbers, high schoolers could care less about it, google + is the way of the future, and Instagram and Twitter are here to stay. I confess, I am probably on instagram 10x more than any of the above, it’s where I post the most pictures, and interact the most. I am an insta-holic.
I’m always looking for new and interesting people to follow. Have a cute kid that you do cool things with? Yea, I’ma…Continue
Added by Lindsey Goggin on January 9, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
With a new forum to share my ever so exciting adventures of mommyhood, I would like to give you all the skinny on my background. I am Amanda and I reside in a small town in east central Indiana with my amazing husband Ross, our amazing almost two year old Jackson and our three dogs. We are expecting baby number two by February third!
My husband works for a machine sales company and I graduated with my paralegal degree last spring and worked as a paralegal for a very short time…Continue
Added by Amanda Crabill on December 27, 2013 at 10:01am — No Comments
As I mentioned in my previous blog, we have had an increase in calls to our Family Support Line related to children refusing to go to school. If you did not read the previous blog, it would be a good place to start regarding general information on heading off school avoidance in children.
What is school avoidance? The website, Human Illnesses, defined school avoidance as “when children and teens repeatedly stay home from school or are repeatedly sent home from school, because of…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on December 13, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments
I cannot be the only one...who, as a working mama, associates school holidays with a mad scramble to find someone to watch their child; making phone calls calling in favors, while dropping discreet reminders of something you did for that person in the recent past. Harboring hopes that the person you decide to ask will offer their assistance before you have to resort to begging and making future promises of your services when needed.…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on November 25, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments
We have had three calls to our Family Support Line in the last month related to children refusing to go to school. It occurred to me that this might be a good topic to address in the blog. In the twenty years that I have been working with children and families, I have noticed that school avoidance seems to rise around the holidays. I believe there are a few reasons for the peak in school avoidance around this time of year. The first is that the semester is finishing up and the stress…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on November 25, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I cannot be the only one...who sometimes gets lost in her daily routines, so lost that when the frenzy finally calms down for the day, and she thinks about the world outside of her harmonious home life, she isn't really sure where she fits in anymore. I dream big about the ways I am going to put myself out there for the world, let my talents shine, but then something happens. I pull back at the last minute telling myself I am still trying to put my thoughts in order and I should wait to…Continue
The biggest challenge and struggle in my life right now is not letting my work mess with my head.
I am working full time and although the job in itself would not be that bad, the environment and people make it the wickedest experience. Quite often I ask myself it this all worth it?
Life has evolved in such a way that it’s become a chore. Is the purpose really to spend our life laboring away, (contributing to) producing a surplus of products/services…Continue
Added by Ana Horga on November 7, 2013 at 12:52am — No Comments