One of the first things that is traded in upon earning a mommy badge is yourself. Your body changes, your priorities shift, and your time management system has an entirely new category that trumps all others. Although a major part of you will be forever changed, and a new identity discovered, you’ll also quickly realize how important it is to hold onto the friendships that mean so much.
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They say it takes a village to raise a child. Or at least that’s what they used to say. Nowadays the mentality is that everyone is to fend for themselves. Parenting in public is seen as a “mind your own business” mentality rather than something where society looks out for the well-being of one another’s children. Sometimes that can leave people in an awkward situation when they see a child that isn’t theirs misbehaving, especially if that child is being unkind to their own child. Do they step in and say something to the misbehaving child? Do they simply remove their child from the situation? Do they mention something to the parents? What if the parents aren’t around? Here are some tips on what you can do if you see a child being rude, disrespectful, mean, or unsafe.
Did you know that addiction is actually a brain disease? When an individual is addicted to a substance or situation, their brain develops an uncontrollable desire to consume the source of addiction, regardless whether or not they or their loved ones are put at harm’s risk. And yes, people do change themselves completely because of addiction.
Motherhood can be one of the most isolating jobs on the planet. You are never alone – not even to go to the bathroom most days – yet sometimes the weight of loneliness is so heavy you can barely move. Our minds are racing, our bodies are tired, and our hearts are full. Even if you venture off into the “real world” each day, your most important job is a 24/7 gig. And those tiny bosses sticking their hands under the bathroom door are relentless and unforgiving. Sometimes us moms need someone to talk to that understands how we feel and who has been in our shoes. Every mom needs a mom tribe.
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The first time I met Jennifer we were sitting beside each other in an introductory theater class in college. On top of our overachieving, Type A personalities and a similar sense of humor, we ended up being in the small handful of people in that class who actually read the assigned plays and who shared opinions in class. We quickly became friends. Over our four years of college together, we shared dozens of classes. We shared a love of literature and writing and didn’t understand anyone who didn’t love a good Jane Austen novel. We still don’t!
While no busy mom and family has tons of time for yet another project to add to our lists, we’re here to prove that DIY Valentines don’t have to be a burdensome chore. We also wanted to keep in mind that boys don’t always like to give friends mushy love notes, so these Valentines will please both outgoing, social butterflies as well as your more reserved prince. You and your kids will love to get your creative juices flowing making these simple, from-the-heart Valentines for friends, family and teachers.
To assist in skipping the store-bought variety, we’ve compiled our favorite DIY Valentines that will help your little Cupid share the love.
Here at Daily Mom, we travel the globe bringing you the best destination spots and places to stay with your family for the ultimate vacation time. While we love family travel and the memories and experiences that are formed with our children in a new, exciting, and beautiful place, we want to expand our TRAVEL category into more than just family travel spots. Everyone deserves to see the world, from singles to couples to adult groups, so today we’re excited to bring you a destination spot that is the perfect place for a mom’s escape: Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa.
If you ever had a pen pal as a child, you might remember the excitement of seeing a letter with your name written on it. Even if you never had a pen pal, just think of how fun it was to receive a piece of mail that was addressed to you during the holidays or for your birthday. Surely it made you feel special to know someone far away was thinking of you and it might have even inspired you to write a letter in return. Writing letters is not only a way to show someone you are thinking of them, it is also educational and instills a little thoughtful discipline, too. All in all, the practice of letter writing reinforces good manners, friendships, and develops your child’s character in a positive way.
School is back in full swing, everyone’s schedules are filling up, and Mom, you’re knee deep in meal planning and budget busting; all the common things that come with back-to-school month-of-September territory. We are right there with you as we try to flush out the summer popsicles from our kiddos’ systems and steer them back onto the right track of a healthier lifestyle, all while trying to save a buck or two.
That’s why we’re excited to invite you to participate in Sampler’s Week of Wellness; an incredibly fun, online sample sharing event that combines fresh brands, free stuff, and friends all in one jam-packed week!
It’s movie night and you know what that means. It’s popcorn time! Popcorn is a great little snack for the entire family. It’s actually one of the healthier choices when it comes to treats and the best part is, you can dress it however way you want. You can have it sweet, savoury, spicy or just about anything in between. Read on to find out how to make a few of our favourite popcorn recipes you are sure to love.
Is Family Game Night getting stale at your house? Maybe you don’t even have family game night. We have some refreshing ideas to save your family from getting bored with your board games. So grab your kids and open the game closet, it’s time to give family game night a makeover!
Having an introverted child can be frustrating at times. You fear stressing them out, but you don’t want them to miss out on the fun activities more outgoing kids might be engaged in. Don’t worry…it’s not impossible to see your quiet kid get involved.
It happens to the best of us. You have a baby, or a few babies, and suddenly those girlfriends you used to be so close with have disappeared. Although our schedules become hectic and we have less time for friends, it becomes vital to make the most of the time you do have, in order to maintain your sense of self and for your emotional health.
Why do we let our wedding dresses sit, almost forgotten, in a closet after it’s been used?
Here are a few ideas of what to do with your dress after it has served it main purpose.