Communication. At 28 years old, it's a skill I still haven't even fully developed yet. To expect a baby or toddler to master a skill that most adults haven't completely grasped yet is a recipe for disappointment. In my experience, most tantrums are caused by a toddler feeling like their wants and needs are going unheard. Since the vocabulary of wee ones is still limited, teaching our toddler sign language has saved us (at least several) arm flailing, back arching, high-pitched screeching…Continue
Added by McKenzie Austin on November 25, 2015 at 10:23pm — No Comments
On our next MomCave LIVE, meet Carey Reilly ofNotSoSkinnyMom.com as we talk MILFs… Moms I’d Like to FRIEND.
Finding mom friends is HARD. Sometimes it feels like high school all over again! Watch us LIVE on Thursday, November 12th at 1pm EST (see video below!) or you can always watch the replay later. We’ll have a giveaway from Hey Mama Teas.
Carey is a Comedian, TV Host and Yahoo Travel! Contributor. You’ve seen…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on November 21, 2015 at 8:01am — No Comments
It all started with the Tooth Fairy.
I am lousy at playing the part.
I forget to put the money underneath her pillow.
My latest scene involved me leaving the tooth, which was in a sandwich bag, in the laundry room!
Since when does the Tooth Fairy do laundry? A girl can wish...
This latest spectacle got me to thinking about, not only the Tooth Fairy, but the Tooth Fairy's other friends. You know them, Santa Clause, and…Continue
Added by Clarissa Laskey on November 11, 2015 at 10:53pm — No Comments
Lions, Danny Zuko, Donkeys, Pumpkins, Oh My?? Yes... that's what our Halloween holiday consisted of; a little bit of this and a WHOLE lot of that! I have always loved Halloween as a little girl. Trick or treating of course, was the commonly anticipated activity, second to dressing myself into a very…Continue
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Scientists only recently have begun to study the benefits of gratitude. Vitamin G, as some like to call it, plays a critical role in happiness. Focusing on the positive boosts body, mind, and spirit. It gives us energy, inspires us, and transforms us. In a nutshell, it provides life with meaning by thinking of life as…Continue
Added by Sandi Schwartz on November 8, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments
There will be no next time.
That's what I tell my girls when they flub up.
Added by Rudey's Room on November 6, 2015 at 6:50am — No Comments
We are not those folks.
Those folks who are divorced, have kids and that can actually mumble a "hello" to each other and actually mean it.
Those folks who are divorced, remarried and invite each other over to the kids birthday parties.
We are not those folks.
What happens when you are divorced with kids and must have a relationship with your…
Originally posted at Just Playing House.
When you become a parent you expect there will be moments that drive you batty. I have to admit, these are 5 parental frustrations I never expected. Though, I'm guessing they are pretty universal.
I often try to involve my son in our family decisions: What do you want to do this weekend?, What do you think we should do about dinner tonight? and even What do you like about this piece of furniture? are all questions that I have asked him within the past week. I ask him about what he wants to eat for lunch while grocery shopping, and I haven't been allowed to choose his clothes since he was three and started to do…Continue
Today was an emotional day that has been in the works for weeks. Today we said goodbye to my three year old’s pacifier, which he referred to as “Me-Me”. This was not a new concept to me as he is my third child, but still as emotional as the first.
Added by Ellie Hirsch on October 19, 2015 at 10:56am — No Comments
Who says parenthood fries your brain? On a new episode of MomCave LIVE, we talk about the Science of Parenthood with Jessica Ziegler. Jessica (along with her blog partner Norine Dworkin-McDaniel) is the mama behind the illustrated parenting blog, inspired by the madness of raising kids, which even science can’t understand.
We discuss some of science’s sillier theorems. Like……Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on October 16, 2015 at 10:58am — No Comments
Who is the more powerful parent in your household?
Yes, yes, parenthood should be an equal partnership between two people, but we all know the truth: One parent in the household simply ends up doing more. And that parent is the one who may be influencing their child's self esteem the most.…
Originally posted at www.justplayinghouse.com.
On the way home from school, Cameron (7) told me the kids in his class were saying a bad word. Apparently it was in a song they were singing. He told me they just kept saying it, even though he told them they shouldn't say it. They just wouldn't listen to him.
My first thought? Swear words at school. I knew this would happen at some point. I'm really not too surprised.…Continue
Added by Emily Graham on October 14, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
Crying at the kitchen table.
Papers sprawled everywhere.
Way pass our bedtimes.
No, it's not tax season.
It's me trying to help my tween with her homework.
Well, that used to be me.
I have my limits and knew that this wasn't…Continue
I am a stay at home Mom to three amazing little ones and I now have a successful blog and YouTube channel!
Just a few years ago though, my home and my life were a disaster! I was always losing things, always late and I was constantly cleaning despite never having a clean house/
I started organizing my home, just 15 minutes a day, and the results were magical! Now, just a few years later my home and life are in order and I turned my passion for organizing into a…Continue
Added by Cassandra Aarssen on October 13, 2015 at 12:31pm — No Comments
But I have to say, sometimes, I am still amazed at how quirky my kids can be. They provide me with hours of…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on October 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
This past year has brought a number of new babies to our family and close friends, so every few months, our boys were hearing about another baby being born. Either they were seeing those adorable newborn pictures in my Facebook feed, watching Mommy edit newborn pictures from the two sessions…Continue
Added by Kishona Lape on October 4, 2015 at 7:18pm — No Comments
My latest post: From 'baby brain' to 'mumnesia'.
Added by Helen C on September 29, 2015 at 4:17pm — No Comments