How to Start a Babysitting Co-Op

Do you have a hard time finding room in the budget for a babysitter? We have a go-to guide for you on how to...

Moments we love regret with 9 kids

  There’s certainly no shortage of “special moments” when you are raising a family with nine children. Those moments have brought laughter, tears, hugs, kisses,...

Tips For Surviving (and Thriving) While Your Spouse Travels

When your spouse or significant other leaves the home for any amount of time, responsibilities shift and change and you are left to adapt....

Picky Eaters: 3 Ways To Sneak In Veggies

As a parent, it can be so frustrating to have a picky eater on your hands. No matter what persuasive techniques you use, you...

Researching Baby Products

When it comes to products for your baby -- lotion that will go on her skin, toys she'll love to chew, or car seats...

8 Fall Activities To Do With A New Baby

 Everyone loves fall. With fall comes exciting new activities, traditions, and holidays. This particular fall season is even more exciting with a new baby....

How to Teach Your Kids to Unplug from Tech and Get...

The statistics are staggering. Only one out of every three children in the U.S. spends time being physically active each day. Less than fifty...

5 Ways for Busy Parents to Keep the Spark Alive

It’s so easy for full-time working parents to get caught up in their hectic lifestyles. Creating the balance between the pressure of their jobs,...

8 THINGS MOMS SHOULD NEVER FEEL ASHAMED ABOUT

Being a mom is amazing. You get to give birth to an amazing little person who you get to help raise into an amazing...

What Parents of Autistic Children Wish You Knew

  Parents of children with autism deal with so much on a daily basis from fighting with school systems for their child's rights to judgments...

What is an IEP?

In education there are dozens of acronyms that get thrown around by teachers and school personnel, so chances are if you have...

Encourage Education: Developing a Growth-Mindset in your child this Summer

Summer is a time for exploration and adventure, but that does not mean education stops. Our children are always learning no matter the time,...

25+ Ways to Calm Baby When Mom Needs a Break

We’ve all been there; your baby is crying and you’ve tried everything you can think of to soothe her tears. You’d give anything to...

MOMENTS OF MARRIAGE: A LETTER TO MY GRANDDAUGHTER

Wedding season is upon us. Many young women are proudly showing off their beautiful engagement rings and beginning their wedding preparations. It is a...

6 Popular Potty Training Methods

Potty training is not a one-size-fits-all process. Each child is unique and will be ready for...

How School Shootings are Victimizing Our Kids in More Ways Than...

As the new school year begins parents everywhere are fraught with concerns over the epidemic of school violence that has overtaken our nation. Shadowed...

CHOOSING THE RIGHT DAYCARE

Leaving your child at daycare can be the hardest decision in parenthood. You are entrusting your child’s welfare to another person. It can feel...

Always Love Your Mom: A Son’s Perspective

Relationships are complicated and change over time, especially our relationships with our mothers. Not everyone grew up with an involved mother in their life....

Advantages to being a college athlete

  If your child is talented enough to play a college sport – the next question may be whether this is the right decision for...

Tips for making the ultimate mom squad

We all agree that motherhood brings with it the most soul satisfying experiences we have as women. But many times we find ourselves alone...

6 Tips and Tricking for Making Pumping at Work Easier

Let’s face it—pumping at work can be downright difficult. In between lugging your pump back and forth to work and getting semi-topless in a...

My Pledge to Peace and Positivity in the New Year

It has been a rough year, folks. Parents out there are likely all feeling the same way – we spend our days sheltering our...

Unique Newborn Mementos

Your nursery is complete, and your new little bundle is finally here! The joy of becoming a parent for the first, second or fifth...

5 Effective Beginning Reading Strategies for Toddlers

Everyone knows how important reading is, and the younger you start with your little ones, the better. Preparing for your child to build a...

What is Diaper Rash and How can you stop it

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balmex for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Your sweet little baby is plagued...

nanobébé- The Best Bottle for Breastfed Babies

Whether we like it or not, all moms know that at some point during our littles one’s infancy we will likely need to leave...

5 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

As smart devices become commonplace at younger ages every year, establishing a family mindset for internet safety can help keep your kiddos out of...

New Age Parenting Books to Inspire You

There are so many parenting books out there that it's hard to know which ones are worth spending your valuable time to read. We've...

10 Tips: Bath Time Fun for Everyone

  Bath time is an essential part of any child’s routine. While some kids just love splashing away, others are more hesitant. And of course,...

Homework Motivation

Ah, homework. It’s the bridge between home and school. Homework is a tool teachers use to reinforce what students learned during the day and...

DIY Mom Survival Kit

Nothing is worse than when you are running errands with your kids and disaster strikes. The baby has a diaper blowout and you don't...

Refresh Family Game Night

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...

Why the Medical Community is Failing Us with Their “Standard of...

No matter who you are, no matter where you live, and no matter what you do for a living, each and every person is...

5 Things to Know about Middle School Challenges

Middle school is the start of a new era for kids. It’s all about transition. The little munchkin you used to walk to class...

10 Ways for Moms to Turn a Bad Day Around

Being a mama is hard, no matter what. Whether you are a working mom and it's the weekend or a stay at home mom,...

Coping with a Parent’s Illness

There is nothing more real about adulting than when your parent gets sick. As teens and twenty-somethings we not only believe ourselves...

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