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We are a team of fun loving, web combing, baby wearing moms and dads who saw a need for a website where we could share all the useful tips we come across daily. Modern mothers need one place where they can learn how to raise a baby, cook a meal, build a fire, save some money and then spend it, and do it all while looking perfect and being green. Ok, who are we kidding? It would be impossible, but we still try. Daily Mom will bring to you everything that can be of use to any mom and mom-to-be. We are here to educate, laugh with you, and make your lives easier (or harder depending on how many crafts you decide to do).

Mother’s Day 2016: Top Fashion and Jewelry Gifts

We know that moms can end up in old sweatpants and a t-shirt a lot of days. Taking care of yourself just isn’t a priority with a pack of young ones under foot. Show the mom in your life how beautiful she is and treat her to something pretty to thank her for all she does for your family. If mama won’t treat herself, you need to spoil her this Mother’s Day.

Here are our top fashion and jewelry gifts for Mother’s Day.

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5 Paths to Hope When Your Relationship With Your Teen Feels Hopeless

The teenage years can be a trying time. Between raging hormones, remarkable shifts in brain development, and the stress of making decisions likely to affect the rest of their lives, teens can feel as though life is putting them through the wringer. It’s no wonder they and their parents can struggle to find common ground. While some dissension and difficulty is normal, for some families, relationships and behavior can devolve in alarming ways. If you and your teen are at an impasse, whether due to failing grades, addiction, or other problems, it can feel like your situation is hopeless. It’s not. There are many paths that lead to hope when you and your teen’s relationship has run aground. Here are five of them.

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6 Musts for Achieving a Beautiful Lawn

It wasn’t too long ago that the patriarch in the family was considered the go-to caretaker for all things lawn-related, as it was seen as one of the ways men offset the gendered imbalance present in housework. Many men still enjoy the rigors and pleasures of yard work, but more and more women are getting in the act, too. A beautiful lawn, however, requires more than just a gender-neutral willingness to fire up the lawnmower, work the edger, and dig up dandelions with the fervor of a suburbanite dad. Here are six musts that everyone should get behind on their quest to achieve a beautiful lawn. 

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7 Ways to Get Straight to Mom’s Heart this Mother’s Day

Considering how much our mothers do and have done for us, it seems unfair that they only get a single, nationally recognized day of appreciation. Our mothers deserve so much more, as do the women who have taught us what it means to be a good, kind and sensible human being.

Being a mother isn’t just biological. It’s about being a woman who has inspired, loved, and supported a child without any regard for themselves. Motherhood is selfless. Regardless of whether the woman you look up to is called “mom” or not, show her just how much she has awed you in these seven touching ways — whether it’s Mother’s Day or not.  

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5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Chandelier

Chandeliers from Lumens of any style and size make a room look elegant and grand. But if you’ve owned a chandelier for any length of time, you might have noticed that their complex shape and position makes them harder to clean and maintain, sometimes causing dust to gather and the shine to fade, taking away the aesthetic you want from your chandelier. Cleaning and maintaining a chandelier doesn’t have to be a huge chore, even for large chandeliers or high ceilings, and it doesn’t have to take a huge amount of time. Here are some tips to keep your chandeliers looking shiny and new for years to come:

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How to Win Big with the Play For Keeps Sweepstakes

This post brought to you by hhgregg. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Daily Mom.

You have got to get down to your local hhgregg, especially if you need a new TV or washer and dryer. Through the LG + hhgregg Play For Keeps Sweepstakes winning an amazing LG OLED TV or LG Twin Wash System is as easy as walking into hhgregg. LG, the maker of some of the most innovative products in entertainment and appliances, has teamed up with hhgregg for this sweepstakes. It could not be more simple for you to win one of their over the top grand prizes through this sweepstakes.

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4 reasons to send your teen to a Boarding School


One of the most difficult decisions that any parent has to make is where to send their kids to school. While local public schools are perfectly adequate for many kids, they aren’t always the best option. Regardless of the reasons why, if you’ve determined that a private school is a better choice, you then need to make another decision: private day school or boarding school?

The notion of boarding school isn’t always met with enthusiasm. There’s often a perception that boarding schools are full of wealthy kids, or kids who were troublemakers at home. Parents also often feel guilty about sending their kids to boarding school, and they are reluctant to spend so much time away from them.

However, the truth is, boarding schools aren’t always for troubled kids or kids who don’t have a great home life. In fact, there are a number of advantages to attending a boarding school that students who go to a public or day school don’t usually see.

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6 Steps to Stop Sipping Soda

Parents (not to mention national and international food regulation boards) tend to disagree on a number of issues regarding kids’ diets. Some veggie-loving parents contend that kids can be healthfully vegetarian (and vegan!) from a young age, while the meat-eaters argue that animal protein is the way to go. Some parents say allowing kid’s processed sweets puts them right on a path to dangerous health problems, but others maintain that some candy now and then won’t hurt.

However, one thing we should all agree upon is the terrifying, horrific evil that is soda. No matter what you call it (“pop” in the Midwest, “coke” in the South) soda has absolutely no health benefits; in fact, with each serving containing 10 teaspoons of sugar ― well over the daily recommended dose ― and the excess sodium and caffeine causing dehydration and high blood pressure, soda is conclusively awful for anyone’s health. To prevent your kids from drinking 56 gallons of soda a year like the average American, here are six steps to a soda-free life.


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Dressing for the Elements

Whether you deal with ultra cold temperatures or just lots of rain and mucky stuff, being outside when it is less than ideal weather conditions can be uncomfortable. However, we are all busy and on the move and many of us love being outdoors year round. You can enjoy being outside no matter what Mother Nature throws your way if you are dressed for the elements. Stay warm, stay dry, and stay happy outside!

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 Three Valentine’s Day Cures

Guest Posting by Wendy Strgar, author of Love That Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy, and founder of Good Clean Love

“The art of love… is largely the art of persistence.”  ~Albert Ellis

There are two very valuable lessons about love that could be a cure for our broken relationships and dissatisfying sex lives:  Love does not come made to order; and we must be willing to ask for what we want. These two common misunderstandings about the limits of our relationships can wreak havoc in the development and maturity of many long-term partnerships. Maybe it is the fault of reading too many romantic novels or being brought up in an Ozzie & Harritet-like culture of happily ever after, but the sad and happy truth of real and lasting loving relationships is that we don’t have control over how other people love us. This truth becomes very clear when it’s combined with the belief that other people should know what we feel (or want) from love without having to tell them – and suddenly – the brokenness of our collective love lives.

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