Kids don’t always know what’s best for them (even though they always think they do); so, as a good parent, it’s your job to guide them and help them make the most of their gap year. This doesn’t mean you should force your child to do something they don’t want to, but simply introduce them to different options. This time of year is time for considering new things, thoughts and decisions, so I’d like to share some of my experience with you on how you can help…Continue
Added by Isla Wright on May 29, 2018 at 6:36am — No Comments
I've been thinking a lot about resolutions and how I don't make them. Instead, I try to do 100 of something. I am still working out the details of what that will be this year, but in the meantime, I have been thinking about my resistance of resolutions and how they normally get broken.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 2, 2017 at 8:55am — No Comments
Whether you’ve been watching the news, surfing the web, checking Twitter or Facebook, or simply having a conversation with friends or family, I am certain you have heard that 2016 was the worst year ever. “It was a shit show!” “The new year can’t come soon enough!” “2016 was a dumpster fire!” “I…Continue
Added by Rachel Braun on December 30, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
I recently decided I needed to squeeze my material footprint into a smaller shoe.
At a muggy mid-summer craft fair, I realized I was sick of stuff. I deluded myself into believing that my indie business was eco-friendly because I tried to use recycled materials and minimize packaging. My wares were definitely a conscientious…Continue
Added by Meghan Throckmorton on October 27, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Finding the words to welcome this new year has not come easily. I am not sure I was ready for twenty sixteen. Twenty fifteen sort of sailed by. We had a busy end of the year from October events, to Thanksgiving and my high school reunion, to cookie baking weekends and Christmas celebrations. It was a whirlwind and I just never felt caught up.…Continue
Added by EMILY ROLFING-GUMMOW on February 29, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
this year we need to be more gentle to ourselves.
make time for ourselves.
Added by Ericka on January 4, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
With 2015 coming to an end I feel like I have to reflect on this past year. This was the year that I became a mama AKA the most important year of my life.…
Added by Sonia Hathaway on January 1, 2016 at 7:31pm — No Comments
Establishing a love of reading can be tricky sometimes. Children who would rather run around and be active physically may not see the "fun" in exploring through a story... at first. The key is to choose books that speaks specifically to their interest and personality. Allow them to select which books stand out to them - superheroes, all things locomotives, comedies, comics, holiday themed, etc. As they become excited about what they're reading, they'll want to do it more! Go a step further…Continue
Added by Jazelle on September 17, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
BIG day today!! 1st day of school for my 4th & 2nd graders!! They each have awesome teachers and kind kiddos in their classes, thinking this is going to be a fabulous year! Of course we did the classic…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on August 26, 2015 at 9:23am — No Comments
My husband and I celebrated 10 years of marriage! Crazy, right?!
Well, we wanted to do something special to celebrate but our youngest was only four months and I’d be breastfeeding; so we decided spend our 10 year anniversary trip... with the kids. Not overly romantic, I know, but sometimes you gotta make the best of the situation. An all inclusive Jamaican resort was our destination of choice. We’d never been there before so it would still be special and it was all inclusive, which…Continue
As soon as I saw this news story on TV, I looked at my husband. If only...
OK, so it was the PARENTS of the 5 year old who were fined. But, could you believe this? I will be completely honest, I have thought about billing friends and family members who RSVP'd for my anniversary party and…
Added by Ronda on January 20, 2015 at 7:50pm — 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…
Added by Ellie Hirsch on January 8, 2015 at 1:20pm — No Comments
Added by Lauren Markman on January 2, 2015 at 6:51am — No Comments
When I was a teenager and living with my Mom, I felt very responsible. She worked long hours and I was frequently home alone. I cooked, cleaned, was a good student and never gave her much reason to worry about me.
Added by Lauren Markman on December 30, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
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Being a recovering addict is hard, but loving a recovering addict is also confusing. Quite similar to the new practices of an addict recently out of treatment, family and friends must adapt their behavior and speech to respect their loved one’s new lifestyle and choices. Unfortunately, too many loved ones of addicts must…Continue
Added by MBC Magazine on November 20, 2014 at 4:01pm — No Comments
Some people would say that the cost of silence is free. Those people are not mothers. There is always a cost. Like when your toddler is having a full on tantrum during the 2nd hour of a 14 hour trip so you give him the remaining ½ of a chocolate bar knowing full well that it will leave the worst mess on him, the car seat, the car, etc. but your sanity and that of your husbands is well worth the mess. Or maybe you plopped junior in front of the TV…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on May 20, 2014 at 2:05pm — No Comments
Simple items to get for a one year old.
Added by Jennifer on March 31, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments
The new year is here, which means it’s time to get motivated and get organized! Easier said than done, right? Well, I feel your pain. Having the kids home from school has left my house in shambles and very little time for myself or to get anything done around the house. As I pass my laundry room, I can feel the evil stares coming from my heaping piles of laundry awaiting to be washed. As I stroll by my office,…Continue
Added by Ellie Hirsch on January 6, 2014 at 8:35pm — No Comments
I cannot be the only who…doesn’t really have much to do on Christmas Eve, thankfully my mom still puts together the big family shindig, so we usually spend the morning relaxing. With all this unusual spare time, I decided to conduct an interview with the fantastic Mr. Sonny Boy, to learn his five year-old thoughts on what is happening with Santa now that he has officially started his magical trip around the world.
Me: What do you…
Added by Janice Perry on December 24, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments