As we take time to celebrate and remember the life of a man who forever changed the landscape of America, let's do more than consider it a day off of work and school. Although my children are too young to truly understand the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work, I am committed to using his powerful…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 16, 2015 at 12:26pm — No Comments
** It's hard to play Dr. Kevorkian, even to a Beta fish who's dying a very slow death.
** Helping with Spanish homework when you don't speak a lick of Spanish is like trying to cook a gourmet meal when you can't even boil…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 16, 2015 at 12:04pm — No Comments
Let's face facts. Kids make a freaking mess. How many times have I had my little ones eat in their underwear so they don't destroy their outfits? Whoa, too many times to count. You'd THINK they would eat over the table...I only scream out the request about fifty times a day!
But, fortunately for me and my obsessive-compulsive tendencies, a fabulous new product innovation was recently funded on Kickstarter and it promises to allay my concerns…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on January 13, 2015 at 8:12pm — No Comments
Dear Kaleb and Kaden,
By the time you are able to read this letter you will probably wonder just what in the world I was talking about. Well, from the time your first set of teeth cut your gums and grew, you two love food...especially SNACKS. Any snacks your father and I had, both of you were front and center with big eyes and smiles repeatedly saying "please.. please...chips please...chips please". Well at least you two had manners at an early age. With manners like that, who…Continue
Added by Tia Michelle McKinney Boyer on January 11, 2015 at 5:09pm — No Comments
** I'm not buying whatever Mother Nature is selling.
** My transformation from human to crocodile is nearly complete,…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 9, 2015 at 3:45pm — No Comments
You know that Nana is very funny. We all laugh at the stories she tells of mommy and uncle growing up and all of the funny and wonderfully weird things that we did growing up. Now they aren’t as funny as the two of you, but maybe that’s because I’m partial to you two…then again, you two are quite the characters. Your father and I can’t help but smile and laugh when we think of the things that you do or say, and not to mention the things that you do to each other. It’s sheer…Continue
Added by Tia Michelle McKinney Boyer on January 9, 2015 at 7:45am — No Comments
Describe the workload involved in being a parent. Are you listing out the physical tasks you help your child with (getting dressed, brushing teeth, reading bedtime stories)? Or are you thinking about the mental workout (worrying about them when they are away at camp, remembering their measurements, sizes and all their friend's names) as well? Did you remember to list all those ancillary chores that keep the household running smoothly…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 9, 2015 at 6:23am — No Comments
(I always wondered what the cut off is to say that. Hope I am not too late)
Mommy Masters has provided you and your growing families with tons of parenting tips, tricks and tools over the years and this year, we want to hear from you!
With every stage of your child’s life, comes a new…
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Creative Ways to Teach Your Kids How to Say No to Drugs
The teen years can be a time of great anxiety for parents. Just as your child is really beginning to assert their own independence and starting to test boundaries, the very real concern all parents feel about raising teenagers begin to loom ominously – grades, sex, peer pressure, and possibly most frightening of all, the perils of illegal drug use and addiction.
According to a study…Continue
Added by Courtney Donahue on December 25, 2014 at 2:46pm — No Comments
My husband is a good family man. He takes excellent care of me and our son, and he participates in lots of family activities with us - even when they are no fun for adults. He is the kindest and best of men.
But I also understand that he needs breaks. Several times a year, he takes a motorcycle trip and…
Added by Lauren Markman on December 24, 2014 at 6:29am — No Comments
** 'Tis the season to feel like a walking ATM.
** If you're a fan of torturing yourself, I highly recommend going to the mall two weekends before Christmas.…
Added by Anita Utami on December 18, 2014 at 4:19pm — No Comments
30 Different Ways to Show Your Children How Much You Love Them - See more at: http://www.thegoldenrulekids.com/new-blog/2014/12/11/30-differen-ways-to-show-your-children-how-much-you-love-them#sthash.YhcPXTzS.dpuf
Added by Robin on December 15, 2014 at 5:26pm — No Comments
My son is building a pirate ship behind me right now. Along with the construction work to create the perfect pirate vessel, he is telling me about the various adventures we are going to have once on board. There will be buried treasure, sword fighting and a daring rescue of trapped monkeys. Listening to the way his mind works is a privilege for me. In short, my son is one of the most amazing people I've ever met.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 12, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments