We know that our kids would rather do anything other than their chores. Hey, we as adults usually feel the same way! You’d think they would have made the definition of chores more uplifting and positive, instead of “an unpleasant, but necessary task.” Instead of, or at least in addition to forcing these unpleasant tasks upon our kids, let’s try to add a little bit of fun and motivation into the mix. Not only for their sake, but also for ours.
Yiddish, a language once primarily used by Jews of Central and Eastern European descent, has become heard in more mainstream communities. Brought to many cultures via television shows like “Seinfeld,” Yiddish is a fun way to express unique feelings. Recently becoming more popular, schools like Columbia and Oxford have initiated Yiddish Studies departments. This language, passed verbally through generations is a wonderful means of expression, and a fun gift to give your children. So practice your “ch” sounds with a guttural throat clearing and read on.
If you are on a mission get fit then you know that a good fitness routine and healthy eating go hand-in-hand. Eating balanced meals are one thing, but making sure you are snacking smart is just as important. Snacks are a great opportunity to get in some extra fiber, vitamins, minerals and eating more frequently helps to boost your metabolism, but not any old snack will do! If you are as busy as we are, then you need a snack to eat on the go that doesn’t require a lot of prep but also one that tastes great- and these no bake PB & J energy bites hit all of those marks. They are incredibly easy to make, full of natural and healthy ingredients and delicious- and really that’s the most important part!
Many women do not have a choice when it comes to returning to work after having a baby. Financial obligations and professional commitments can make working an absolute necessity for certain women.
However, some of us are privileged enough to be in a position to stop working and dedicate our time exclusively to raising our children. Sometimes this position can be the toughest of all to be in! At times having two options available can be more frustrating than only having one because it involves having to make a decision that will likely have lasting effects.
Decision making is tough! And even tougher when it involves the most important little person in your life! Perhaps you are torn between the suit-wearing and diaper-changing lifestyle. With that in mind, today we share the advantages and disadvantages of being a working mom.
We all know how difficult it can be to balance all of the demands of raising a family. From waking the kids up to go to school in the morning, to getting ready for bed, the hours in-between can feel as if you’re running a race. Unfortunately, most of us find ourselves over-committed and falling behind.
As a result, most moms are constantly running late. We hope to change that with today’s 3 simple tips.
It’s 5 o’clock and maybe you are walking in the door from a long day at work or maybe you are winding down from a long day of errands and play dates. One thing is for certain, come this time of day it is time to start what seems like the marathon of preparing dinner, feeding dinner, bath time and bedtime. Needless to say, dinnertime can be a tough time of day, especially with kids afoot. Keeping your little ones from hanging on your leg while you are prepping dinner is nothing shy of a miracle. Not to worry! With a few clever tips and tricks and a lot of help from our friends over at Little Partners it is possible to get a healthy meal prepared and on the table, sans child hanging on your leg.
After giving birth, the last thing most of us are thinking about is exercise. And, for good reason: your body has been through the ringer the last nine months — not to mention the marathon of labor and the exhausting nature of life with a newborn!
But after you’ve healed (and been cleared for exercise by your OB!), a gentle workout routine may be just what you need to begin to refresh, strengthen and re-energize! But, with a newborn, leaving for a date at the gym is not really a feasible option. So, you need something you can either do during nap time, or with your baby.
Baby (and Mommy) yoga is the perfect postnatal workout, combining a series of stretches for baby, strength moves for mom — and bonding for both. Here’s what you’ll need to get started!
If you have kids in sports (or multiple kids, in multiple sports) then you know how fun and also stressful it can be. Running this way and that from one field to another can be challenging but it’s also so rewarding to see your kids enjoying themselves playing whatever their chosen sport is. As your kids get older and more competitive then their time commitments increase, and so do yours. These seasons can get quite stressful if you are not prepared, but you are in luck because we have polled all of our sports moms and narrowed down the ten best tips and tricks to help you survive this season, and all of those to come.
Time is of the essence when you are a mom of a tiny, toddling on-the-go human that doesn’t quite yet understand the simple bliss of just sitting still for one moment. Getting in a workout, let alone getting dressed for the day, almost seems like an impossible task on the daily to do underneath the loads of laundry and mounds of dirty dishes. Discovering new and exciting ways to interact and play with your child, while accomplishing some of those daily to do’s are a great way to not only cross off the tasks on your list faster, but also help your child grow and develop into a fabulous, well-adjusted, and in this case, a very fit little one. A beginner’s tabata style workout with your toddler is the perfect way to leave you both glistening in sweat and full of giggles.
If you’re like us, you’re crazy for nut butters! Creamy, crunchy, flavored, unflavored, in smoothies, on fruit, or by the spoonful — nut butters make the perfect addition to any snack.
But what we don’t like about nut butters are the additives, preservatives, and price tag — a jar of organic almond butter can easily set you back $10! And when you’re adding the delicious spread to everything, this habit can get quite expensive.
The solution? Make it yourself! With a few kitchen supplies, ingredients, and time, you can easily whip up your very own nut butters, customized exactly to your tastes and preferences!
As the temperatures begin to rise, so do our kids’ desires to get outside and play- but on these warmer days cooling down becomes a must. Jumping in the pool is an easy one, but what do you do if you don’t have one? There are oodles of fun ways to stay cool without a pool- and we are here to share almost twenty super simple ones with you today!
Painting is a very fun indoor activity. The mess, however, is not so much fun–especially when children channel their inner Jackson Pollock and begin flipping paint. Then, what begins as a fun activity, quickly turns into an afternoon of cleaning. Wouldn’t it be great to preserve the fun while preventing the mess?
The answer: bath tub paints. Bath tub paints are a fun and natural way to enjoy painting to its fullest. Meanwhile, the mess is much more easily managed, contained, and can be easily rinsed away. The best part about this paint is that it only takes three ingredients to make!
Most parents have anecdotes about how a car ride has saved the day for a fussy, upset, overtired, or otherwise inconsolable baby. And indeed, for many babies, the car is a magical, mobile crib that soothes and calms and lulls them to sleep.
But what if your baby didn’t get that memo? What if your baby screams when you strap him in his car seat? What if she wails as you’re driving down the highway? What if your baby hates the car?
At Daily Mom, we’re all too familiar with this (very unfortunate) situation — and we’re here to help! Here are some tips to help your baby — and you — cope with car crying.
Take a stroll into the vitamin aisle of a Pharmacy, Whole Foods or other grocery store and you will likely be overwhelmed with the vast amount of vitamins, minerals, herbs and essential oils that line the shelves. With so many different brands and options for Vitamin C how are you supposed to know which will really support your body best? The world of vitamins can be a confusing area, especially for those who are unfamiliar with these mind boggling nutritional supplements. First and foremost it is important to know that all vitamins are not created equal. Consumers spend billions of dollars on these types of supplements each year and educating yourselves is the best way to ensure purchasing the best quality and most effective vitamins on the market.
Divorce is so commonplace. Right now you can immediately think of a hand full of people in some stage of the divorce process. Of all of those people, is there one couple who are both better off in a great place, happy that they divorced or are divorcing, with bright, happy, healthy, balanced children? For being such an everyday occurrence, there is a lot of hush-hush and shame about it. The job of your family is to love and support you. The job of your friends is to rally around you and help you tune your war cry. The job of your children is to be kids. Here are a few details of divorce none of them know or will be bold enough to say.