Parenting is hard enough during the school year when a teacher is looking after your child for part of the day. Sadly, the end of spring can signal a time of panic and pending doom for parents. Simultaneously, children are pining for the end of school and months of fun in the sun. Finding ways to survive summer with kids can be challenging but with a little help can be easier than you think. More
Finding time as a busy mom to shop for new clothes rarely happens. Not to mention, nothing is more exhausting than shopping with a toddler and an infant. But nothing I had in my closet fit me. I had lost 30 pounds. Now, I know this doesn’t sound like a problem, but nothing I owned was the right size. The other day my son pointed to me wearing white pants and said ghost. All I needed to do was carve out some eyes.More
by Melissa Uhles
Do you need alone time to recharge after socializing with new people and their children? Are you a one-on-one type of gal? Do you spend a lot of time thinking deep thoughts? If you answered yes, you may be an introvert. So how are introverts like us supposed to survive the social landmine known as the playdate? More
By Amber Roshay
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As a young adult, I lived in fear of pregnancy. In the small town where I’m from, enough girls became pregnant in high school that the saying “it’s in the water” wasn’t just a funny joke. Way before I became sexually active I knew having a baby young changed your life choices. I had ambitions. I wanted to go to college. I wanted to travel the world. I also believed I could have children later in life. My father had a friend who had a baby at 40. Her success left quite an impression on my twelve-year-old self. If she could do it, so could I.
It occurred to me the other day, as my toddler held me hostage on our living room floor, that I might be raising a teenager. In one hand, I held his leg to keep him from scooting away with a butt smeared with poop and in the other the overflowing diaper. The situation was precarious.More
Moms need to complain about their kids. But they don’t need to qualify or make excuses for this common form of release. Before I became a mom, my best friend told me that she was excited about the weekend because she was going to be away from her kids. I have to admit, I judged her a little bit. Fast forward to two kids later, and I know exactly how she feels. I love my children, but there are times I can’t wait to get away from them.More
The lactation consultant stared down at my chest and declared, “Yep, she’s gonna have to grow into them.” ‘Them’ being my nipples. I cringed.
I’d never really contemplated the size of my nipples up until my breastfeeding woes began. They were bigger than most, perhaps the size of nickels on lily pads, but not so big they couldn’t fit into my newborn’s mouth. Yet, she wasn’t gaining weight.More
Rafflecopter, a well-known giveaway site, helps businesses and individuals promote their products and services. The main way they do this is through hosting giveaways. When I first began to run giveaways to promote my writing, I had no idea what service to use. The first one I stumbled upon was Rafflecopter.
Below is an honest review of their services.More