I caught up with Declan McLeod, the protagonist of the new book series Declan the Kid Detective, at Starbucks to talk about the first book of the series.
MD: “Hi Declan. Thank you for taking some time out of your very busy schedule to meet with me. You must be so excited about your new mystery series Declan the Kid…Continue
Added by Maggy Downey on October 26, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
I love meals that are easy to fix so that I don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen. One Sunday afternoon, we were trying to figure out what we wanted to eat for lunch on the way home from church. My husband suggested that we…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on October 21, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments
Continue Reading DIY Despicable Me Minion Twinkie Cakes Craft…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on October 21, 2013 at 2:59pm — No Comments
We all know it’s really difficult for moms to find precious and much needed “Me-Time” for themselves. Is that you? Do you rarely take a few moments from your busy schedule to kick back, put your feet up, and simply exhale to help relieve the stress? Little breaks are probably an afterthought,…Continue
Traveling with kids is a bit like opening up Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get. After all, even the best kids can be moody and unpredictable, whiney and unruly. So the best thing that you can do is pack plenty of patience, be (at least mentally) prepared for anything and have a few tricks up your sleeves.
Although the patience and mental strength necessary for traveling with kids is something that only you can muster, the tricks and techniques…Continue
Added by Vanessa Chestang Reed on September 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
As a parent, one of the biggest challenges is being prepared. Being prepared for baby to learn how to walk & crawl, being prepared for their first day of school, and being prepared when vacations or circumstances take you and your little ones away from their familiar home. Here are some great advantages to consider when it comes to baby equipment rentals and tips on how these services can help you be prepared and keep baby comfortable…even far away from home.
Added by Vanessa Chestang Reed on September 24, 2013 at 9:11pm — No Comments
As a mom, I know how quickly laundry can pile up especially if you have children in your house. This morning I asked toddler to help me pick up the laundry so that I could start a load of laundry today. After we completed got the laundry sorted and a load of laundry started, I had a fantastic idea popped into my head and I wanted to share my…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 11, 2013 at 10:47pm — No Comments
Co-sleeping is a fairly common practice and many parents sleep in the same bed or room with their young baby or toddler. This is a very controversial topic in the United States and most people think co-sleeping is completely dangerous and that it should be avoided. However, as a mom I know how hard it is to be able to get a good night sleep especially…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on September 11, 2013 at 7:40am — No Comments
You know that list of "Children's Book Titles You'll Never See?"
Well, here are some of our first thoughts on what we should call our blog:
"My Kid Did What?"
"Oh .... You're Jimmy's Mom ................ "
"Why Jimmy Can Read, But Refuses To"
"Why Jimmy Can't Spell ... and Couldn't Care Less"
"How to Deal with School Refusal -- Wine, Xanax and ... Oh wait, you meant the…Continue
Added by Martha and Ruth on August 4, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
As the new school year is quickly approaching, parents are often scrambling to get their child ready for the start of a new school year. If your child is starting school in a few weeks, now is the time to start looking for your child before and after school care. There are plenty of options when it comes to…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 1, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments
Pregnancy weight is a touchy subject for many new mother’s. No matter how much you gain soon after your baby is born most mom’s are ready to get the extra weight off. Many mother’s typically lose a small amount of weight after having their baby. However, I often hear mom’s talk about losing the baby weight a few weeks after they have given birth. Rapid weight…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 18, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago my son moved to a new room at daycare and every since it seems as if he is throwing more fits and tantrums at home. I know that there is a stigma attached to two year old children and parents must realize that all two year old’s go through a phase often referred to as the terrible twos. I never really cared for that name…Continue
Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that affects pregnant women typically during the third trimester. Most women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes have never experienced or are predisposed to having symptoms of diabetes. In fact, all of a sudden pregnant women may have an excessive amount of glucose in their bloodstream.…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 16, 2013 at 11:16pm — No Comments
When my daughter was born, I knew that I wanted to do things differently than my parents and I wanted to teach my own children the value of helping around the house. Children are capable of doing simple chores and most of the time they are willing to help. Giving your child small chores or tasks can help them learn life skills while teaching…Continue
Dermagist Review and Giveaway!! Check out the pictures below, pretty impressive huh? Click on the video to learn more!Continue
Added by Kat Tom on June 30, 2013 at 4:13pm — No Comments
Each summer I always cringe when I hear sad stories on the new about parents or daycare workers accidentally leaving a child inside of a hot car, in some cases the child was only left alone few minutes. As a mom, I always wondered how and why these kind of things happen to an infant or child. I know that I personally make sure that my kids are out of the car…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 12, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments
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Added by Justine Caraway on June 2, 2013 at 11:08pm — No Comments
Many new dads don’t know what to expect during the labor and delivery process, especially, if they are a first time dad. If you have ever seen a tv show or movie that shows a woman giving birth, let me assure you that most labors don’t look anything like what you have seen on television. A woman typically labors for many hours before she is ready to deliver her baby and it…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 22, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments
Today my youngest got to spend the day with me, he started running a low grade fever last night and acted like he didn’t feel very good. I decided that is was best to keep him home from daycare so that he could get some extra rest while I monitored his fever. It was nice being able to spend some one on one time with my baby. We enjoyed the extra snuggles and cuddles, we watched a few of his favorite shows on TV, and spent some time …Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 14, 2013 at 7:20pm — No Comments
Once I received news that my daughter failed her repeat newborn hearing screening, we were quickly referred to the local children’s hospital and to an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor for further evaluation. Things moved fairly quickly and my daughter was scheduled to have another type of hearing test to determine how much hearing loss she had so that they could determine what course of action that we needed to take. The next hearing test was more extensive and my daughter had to…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 1, 2013 at 4:10pm — No Comments