This post originally appeared on www.happiestmama.com
For the first few years of motherhood, it's natural to find yourself so immersed in the daily routine of rearing children, that you might start to miss your old self. It's easy to get into a rut - but so important to continue to grow as a person, outside of being a mom! How do you focus on personal growth? Here are a few tips.
And, since I spend…
Added by Jasmine Almeida on August 20, 2016 at 9:33pm — No Comments
HISTORY DOESN’T DEFINE YOU. YOUR CHOICES DOES
Imagine that you stand on the edge of a platform at the swimming pool... Blindfolded!
You have no idea how high up the platform is, if it is the 1-meter, 5-meter or the 10-meter platform. You have no idea if there is water in…Continue
Added by Dorte Damgaard Sejthen on August 19, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Recent demographic numbers have revealed that in Canada, approximately 29% of seniors (aged 65-84) were not born in Canada, considerably higher than the national average among non-seniors at 17%. While many came here earlier in life to find work and begin their families, others immigrated to Canada later on, often in order to be with children and grandchildren. As these seniors reach an age when they need assistance due to conditions such as dementia, arthritis, or visual impairment, it can…Continue
Added by Angela Smith on August 5, 2016 at 4:42am — No Comments
I’ve decided to try something new. This will be a way for me to talk about my favorite and least favorite things at the end of every month. I’ll share a recipe, give a review, and discuss what I am most looking forward to in the next month.
Favorites of July
Naturebox – We have been a NatureBox subscriber for some time now and it’s probably our favorite delivery service. We typically buy the not-so-good-for-you snacks and this is a great way to try…Continue
Added by Ashley Freligh on July 27, 2016 at 12:36pm — No Comments
Once you’ve had your first child, the second baby conversation starts to happen… often.
You think about timing, age difference, and things like “is our home big enough?” or “can we really handle two kids?”
But let’s be honest: now that the hard part is over, you just wonder how in the world you can go through the first six months all over again (lack of sleep and raw nipples especially), but, at the same time, you don’t think it’s humanly…Continue
Added by Johanna Riehm on July 26, 2016 at 10:44am — No Comments
I knew I shouldn’t have gotten used to the great night sleep, perfect, clockwork naps, and how amazing you were doing with independent play the past few months… I knew that.
But I did… I sort of took it all for granted. That’s how well you were doing!
Until, of course, that nasty molar popped in a few months early.
This week has been rough on Mommy, you know. Between your ravenous appetite (most days you almost eat…Continue
Added by Johanna Riehm on July 5, 2016 at 9:47pm — No Comments
We were out in New York City with friends when we decided we were ready.A packed bar downtown, the kind of place you forget. We’d both had way too many nights like this one: too many watered down vodka sodas, nights spent shoving through the crowd, competing for the bartender’s attention.
This wasn’t the scene for us anymore, it was easy to see.
I don’t remember…Continue
Between errands and the kids, life can get a bit hectic— but your makeup routine shouldn’t have to be. Whether you’re stuck with morning eye circles or a pale complexion, you can learn a simple beauty-boosting routine which takes less than ten minutes. So, even if time isn’t on your side, you can still feel fresh-faced and confident before heading out the door. Want to know the secret? Here’s the quick and easy morning makeup routine for moms on the go.…Continue
Added by Rachel Esco on June 28, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I love to host dinner parties, but I really don’t like doing all the work. My husband is this huge foodie. I make a gourmet meal almost every day. To be honest, I like to eat well, and he does do his fair share of the cooking, but after a while, I’m over it! (Especially when he NEVER does the dishes, even when he cooks.) So over my many years of entertaining…
I have come up with a few tips and tricks to pull off an outstanding spread, while making my guests…
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on June 22, 2016 at 7:51am — No Comments
My little man is four months old already. How the heck is that possible? I swear last month was February. We can't possibly be nearing the end of June right now, can we?! I've learned a lot the last four months about my little guy. He is quite a bit fussier than his big sister. He does NOT like his carseat. He's not crazy about the swing. He is chubby and pudgy in all the right places. He loves to be held...all the time. I call him my little hot tamale because he puts off…Continue
Added by Ashley Sieker on June 21, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments
Our favorite sassy, smart-assy Southern duo are back with aRemington Snap Braid review. Well, sort of. The copious amount of champagne consumed may have clouded their judgment. (and beware of some f-bomb language.)
You’ve seen the carelessly sexy fishtail braids on the runway and the red carpet. You know, like this?…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on June 8, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
Added by Michelle Lee on June 5, 2016 at 1:28am — No Comments
Being a woman, the title of this post alone is a very hard thing to admit to. Admitting that we struggle causes us to feel that we aren’t good enough or that we’ve failed in some form. But, I find it an appropriate time to be bold and reveal some of the thoughts I face on being…Continue
Added by Mattelyn Harke on June 4, 2016 at 2:57pm — No Comments
This is a really difficult time to raise children.
We are surrounded by information, but that information tends to present a lot of problems (what not to eat, what not to buy, new epidemics to worry about) yet rarely offers up solutions.
We also live in a time where it is very easy to…Continue
Added by Anna Richter on June 3, 2016 at 4:24pm — 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
Can I get an amen!! Society puts way to much pressure on moms. Shake it off and delete the thoughts you have around perfection from your mind.
I have the real secrets to being the perfect mom. Here are 5 things you can do today!
1. Allow yourself to be imperfect and make mistakes.…Continue
Added by Lisa Benavidez on May 10, 2016 at 6:41pm — No Comments
Added by Leah Schulz on May 7, 2016 at 1:51pm — No Comments
Last minute playdate with a sancti-mommy? Surprise visit from your mother-in-law? Never fear. SLACKER MOM is back with a brand-new episode. In this video, we share our cleaning hacks, some serious and some… not so much. Because you’re already keeping tiny humans alive. Who has time to clean?
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on April 26, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Running off after Boogie’s preschool drop off to volunteer at Bootsie’s school and rushing to pick Boogie up after Bootsie gets out has left me with barely any connection with the other moms at the preschool this…
Added by Patty Gordon on April 8, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments