It was time for my son to get ready for bed (or as we call it: his "clean routine"). He likes to stall some nights (shocking, I know), but after a few minutes, he gave in to our insistence that it was time to move along. As he was going up the stairs, he called out to us: "I won't be staying here with you forever, you know. One day, I'll move out."…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 26, 2018 at 6:53am — No Comments
When our children are little, we are at the end of the playground slide, catching them when they reach the bottom. We are there, standing behind them as they tentatively cross the monkey bars. And we are the first to offer a steadying finger when they try to stay balanced when walking across a low curb.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 16, 2018 at 7:35am — No Comments
The more toys you have, the more toys there are the clean up. And for some reason, kids never find toy clean up as fun as toy playing.
Living in a one-bedroom apartment, we try to keep clutter (including toys!) to a minimum. I’ve tried all kinds of storage systems and toy clean up rules, like “no more than two toys out at a time.”
But inevitably, a few hours into the day, I’d be tripping over toy cars and puzzle pieces. And can you blame them? Toys are fun and cleaning just……Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on September 11, 2017 at 3:10pm — No Comments
5 ways to start off your Monday, and any other Morning…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on September 11, 2017 at 2:53pm — No Comments
My son is seven. He has long legs and has developed strong arms from swimming. He has soft, floppy, light brown hair and dark brown eyes. There is a smattering of freckles under his eyes and across his nose from spending summer outside. He laughs easily and often.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 26, 2017 at 6:32am — No Comments
There are so many different brands of prenatal vitamins now they take up half an aisle at Target. You have prenatal gummy vitamins, regular pill form vitamins, and now you can also get prenatal drinks, powder drink mixes, and prenatal vitamin snacks. They also range in cost. Does the difference in the kind of prenatal vitamin form or price really matter? Yes and no. If you have a hard time swallowing pills then a drink or a squeeze pouch snack will work for you, but not all of them…Continue
Added by Rachel barry on February 16, 2017 at 2:15pm — No Comments
Since my son was 16 months old, he loved laying his head on anything to rest. Racing over to where I was sitting, feeding his baby brother, he did the abrupt toddler stop, and rested his head on my lap. At the time, I had a burp cloth ready for after the feeding. When I reached down to use it, my sweet boy's head was laying on it, eyes drowsily shutting. He looked…Continue
Added by Lucretia Cahill on January 25, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments
You see her at the store. She, like everyone else, is just picking up her weekly groceries, but on her, your eyes linger a little longer. Her head is covered in a telltale scarf, and where hair would normally be peeking through, there is none. You feel pity for her, thinking she must be so sad about her hair. As a cancer survivor, I can tell you her hair is the last thing she is thinking about. Because while it takes so many of the physical parts of a person, its deeper blow strikes the…Continue
Added by Emmy on January 13, 2017 at 9:47pm — No Comments
When the opportunity to try this came, I understood that it was a popup tent, but I didn't really pay attention to how it would be packaged or put much thought into what it would look like. I just read "beach tent" and got excited because I always wanted…Continue
Added by Ronda on August 28, 2016 at 10:06am — 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
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Added by Jackie Hellen on July 28, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments
I spent a weekend at the beach with my girlfriends recently. And what I learned from them gave me hope: They reported that their children (mostly teens) were well behaved, not interested in dating or other risky behaviors and are quite academically inclined.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 22, 2016 at 6:19am — No Comments
It’s hard to believe our twins are already two. I have been eagerly watching them grow and hit developmental milestones, yet the graduation from baby to toddler is paired with feelings of sadness and worry. My babies are grown and it’s happening fast. Just as it did with Thomas. Days…Continue
Added by Carrie Anthony on February 25, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
It can be really hard to deal with your kids when they are fussy or having a tantrum. They can grate on your nerves when they keep….on…..crying no matter what. It is definitely frustrating for me when my kids are having fussy days. Like the equivalent of waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Sometimes it is enough to just lock myself in another room for a few minutes (with them in safe places of course) while I get myself under control. All kids have small issues or big issues, but they…Continue
Added by Samantha Roberts on February 2, 2016 at 4:35pm — No Comments
My daughter loooves tea parties! She'll have tea parties with all the animals in her room, including any of her brother's toys that may have somehow gotten mixed in. Illy will throw parties for her brothers or bring me little cups of "tea" and "soup" (lukewarm water) while I'm working. She's even gotten the whole family to sit on the floor in the living room for a tea…Continue
I knew that it would eventually happen. I know kids get older and that things get weird. . . . . .
at least for me. I was hoping that it wouldn't happen this soon!
What am I talking about?
One of my favorite family traditions is languishing. Dying, I tell you. Ever since my son was a baby we've dressed for Halloween as a family. Sometimes we go with a…Continue
Last week I told my son a "very scary" story about what would happen to him when he became a teenager. Although I was having some fun with him, I am well aware of the fact that what will actually happen when he becomes a teenager will be much, much more frightening. For me.…Continue
Added by Dea Lenihan on September 24, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Step away from Pinterest. Don’t even look at your Instagram. Slacker Mom is here with easy cheap costume ideas for kids or adults.
It’s a brand new series for MomCave, called Slacker Mom’s Guide. In this episode, the MomCave moms throw together some funny easy cheap Halloween costumes…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on September 22, 2015 at 9:02pm — No Comments