Grief, although a natural part of life, is a topic most people avoid. At least I used to, until my sister died. The words still sound unfamiliar. She died unexpectedly three years ago at age 26. At the time, a lot of people told me to embrace the “lessons” from grief. The “lessons” were unwelcome then. How could there possibly be a lesson in the wake of tragedy. Now, that I’ve learned to live in her absence and with my grief, I recognize that grief changed me. Upon reflecting, I realized the lessons were always there, I just did not realize them until I was forced to.
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Grieving is a challenging process. One of the many difficulties in the grieving process is the fear of forgetting a loved one. As a parent, this fear may be intensified because you may worry that your child will forget the precious few memories your child had with a loved one. Alternatively, you may grieve that your loved one never met your child. Reconciling the past and present has its obstacles, but as stated by Allison Gilbert, “[w]e can all live our fullest lives when we accept that absence and presence can coexist.” Here are some ways to remember and celebrate your loved one with your child.
The holidays are coming, and it’s time to start preparing. Gifts have to be bought, houses have to be cleaned; you want everything to be perfect down to the last detail. It is possible that you have stood in the center of your house looking around and thinking of all the nooks and crannies you thought you would have gotten around to decorating this year. Well, you are in luck. It is not too late, and it is actually almost as easy to orchestrate as it is to make your own pumpkin pie. For a lovely addition to your home or even the perfect and sentimental gift this special season, look no further than Framebridge.
Back to school season can be overwhelming, even for the most seasoned parents. Each year there seems to be new gear, new trends, and new tools to help your child succeed during the school year. This guide, in conjunction with our Back to School Bash on Facebook Live, provides you with some of the best back-to-school items out there. From backpacks to school supplies, games to snacks, tools to memory keepers, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to enter for a chance to win something from our $3,000 worth of giveaways! Over 45 winners will be awarded!
Baby showers are a time for celebration, camaraderie and sharing in love for the mom-to-be and her soon to arrive bundle of joy. Age old tradition dictates that showers must include an assortment of games to keep the guests occupied while they wait for gifts to be opened.
As you start your planning, think about what guests will be in attendance and what they will enjoy the most. A couples shower may call for more hands-on games while a group with the new mom, grandma, and aunts may be better suited to games that take place on paper.
Put away the string! No woman wants to invite her friends over to guess how big her belly is, and diapers full of chocolate are just gross! Next time you’re challenged with finding games for an upcoming shower, give some of these a try, and impress the guests with how much fun they’ll have at the celebration.
The hot dogs, cracker jacks and the sound of the roar of the crowd as your team cracks the bat – this is how summer memories are made. Baseball is known as America’s pastime thanks to the years of summer nights spent cheering for your favorite team. With over 80 home games per season, finding tickets is easy and taking the whole family out for a game is a fun way to spend a few hours.
Before you head out for a game, read our list of quick tips to prepare for the evening.
If organizing your photos was high on your New Year’s Resolution list, we can help! Photo boxes are a great way to easily organize your favorite photos by month, year, grade or event. We love the rustic, coffee-table-worthy Thumbprint Photo Boxes from Mpix.
As the confetti flew and the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve, resolutions were made and announced for all to hear. For some reason, we think each year is going to be the year something changes, and while for some that is true, for most… it’s a lofty goal never to be met. Aside from wishing for wealth, happiness, or your ‘best’ body, simplifying your life is often a top goal; more time to do the things you want to do and less time spent worrying about your current situation. One of the first places many people start is within their own home. Clutter not only keeps you in the past, but it also keeps you from living in the present day. If you’re looking for a push to de-clutter your home, perhaps the following six reasons clutter affects your well-being will be the gentle nudge to get organizing, purging, and donating!
Here at Daily Mom, we love our cameras and snap pics of our kids, family and friends, well, daily. This means we have loads of memory cards with amazing pictures that never see the light of day! But that’s all about to change, as we’re obsessing over the photo books at Mpix!
Masterpiece after masterpiece has been posted to your refrigerator door. Second grade poems of “Roses are red, violets are blue, you’re my mom, and I love you!” and finger painted butterflies have been strewn on intricately designed clotheslines on your walls (thanks, Pinterest!), or placed in frames to be displayed for a short while until the next A+ comes along. While it is so important to display your child’s hard work and creativity, we know the question on every parent’s mind when another piece comes home stuffed inside their backpack — Am I supposed to save e v e r y t h i n g? The answer is no, but there is an efficient way that you can save the important pieces all in one place where they will be kept safe and organized for you and your child to look back on for years to come.
Ahhh, summer. Hot days spent at the pool, magical nights spent outside catching fireflies — and fun overnights at Grandma’s house! We know that traveling with kids is tricky, especially when visiting a not-very-kid-proofed-place like Grandmas. But with the right gear, organization and planning, your trip to Grandma’s this summer will be fun, memorable and stress free!
One of the most beloved traditions during the winter holiday season is baking and decorating cookies. While we love the fun of it– mixing the ingredients, using the cookie cutters, watching them as they grow in the oven and, of course the best part, decorating them–let’s face it, we don’t love all the sugar involved and the effect it can have on our kids. We would hate to take away that favorite pastime, and don’t forget we need to leave cookies out for Santa. So, say goodbye to the sugar-filled toppings and hello to a healthier alternative to the traditional decorating.
For the last few months we have been publishing tutorials to help you better understand your DSLR camera, or to convince you to buy one, by showing you that mastering even a complicated camera just takes patience and a good teacher, like Daily Mom.
However, we realize that being a “photographer with a big camera“, even an amateur one, isn’t for everyone. There are a myriad of reasons why a large DLSR is not a good option for everyone and up until recently that usually spelled the end of beautiful photography for whoever decides against owning one. Not too long ago, if you wanted to produce gorgeous, sharp, noiseless photos with soft blurry background that makes your subject look amazing, your only option was to buy or borrow an expensive DSLR and a good lens. If you wanted something compact, you were out of luck, since point and shoot cameras generally produce photos of the same quality as some of the better cell phone cameras. When it comes to motherhood, however, capturing life, recording every milestone and every smile becomes important enough to look for a better solution. Who wants to have grainy photos to look back on?
We would like to introduce you to a newer concept in photography. It has been around for a few years, but only recently became affordable and comparable to the quality of DSLRs.
We can bet you there isn’t one mother out there who doesn’t want their child to grace the cover of magazines, appear on television or say “my child is a model.” Alright we take it back, maybe there is a mom or two out there who wouldn’t want any of that. We can safely say that most moms would be ecstatic if their baby or child got into modeling and made a few bucks for their college fund. There are a few things you should know and consider when getting your child into modeling. Read on to get the low down on everything you need to know!
It’s summertime: the weather is nice, the kids are out of school, and there is a world of opportunity for fun. It’s the perfect time to make a summer fun bucket list to get your family’s summer adventures heading in the right direction. Here are 50 ideas to get your bucket list started.