One thing you learn quickly as a parent is how quickly emotions can escalate. Whether it's a crying baby or a toddler who throws tantrums hourly, emotions run high. When your child is upset and you need to get them to do something, it's won't happen if they are at DEF-CON 1. De-escalate the situation and … Continue reading Calm Kids – De-escalate An Upset Child Quickly
A well written article on Scary Mommy (of course) is getting a lot of attention, and for good reason. It's one that I can resonate with. I have two kids. One child is invited to a lot of parties, and I can't let her go to all of them. I don't like the parties because I'm … Continue reading I’d Let My Kid Attend Every Party They Were Invited To (But No One Has Invited Him!)
Today Melissa Fenton posted an article to Scary Mommy, which honestly made my head spin! As an experienced Mom myself, I thought I would respond with a post of my own. Melissa's article is "5 Things Experienced Moms Do When Visiting New Moms". Food Melissa says "assume after nine months of eating clean and healthy, she's … Continue reading Response: 5 Things Experienced Moms Do when Visiting New Moms
You've seen it countless times. A family with multiple children often (though not always) has a wild child, or black sheep. This can occur even if children are brought up in similar manners, without trauma happening to one child and not the others. So can you guarantee a child's success? Meet the Johnsons The Johnsons were … Continue reading Can You Guarantee A Child’s Success?
Sisters understand one another like no one else ever can. Mississippi Man and I have been married 14 years and he is, without a doubt, my best friend. There are limitations to what he is able to understand about my upbringing. My sister, Amanda, has been with me through the most formative periods of my life … Continue reading Sisters Bond Beyond A Lifetime
Mississippi Man and I don't really do date nights. Since we are military it isn't possible to drop the kids off at their grandparent's home. About twice a year we have "date night" and the kids' uncle will watch them, but it's only for special events. That's about to change. Getting the Kids Out Our … Continue reading Date Night: Why You Need One Tonight
We weren't all blessed with amazing, wonderful, storybook mothers. Even if you did have a storybook mother, maybe she was a bit more like Mother Gothel than Mother Goose. Maybe your mother has passed away. I hope you were like me, and had a mother that tried her best to provide and mother you. At … Continue reading Do You Have The Mother You Need?
We all have friends who change our world views. They open our eyes and our hearts and make us better people. I wanted to share how 5 of my friends didn't start out that way. I'm a better friend, mother and human being for knowing them. Just a note, I changed my 5 friends names … Continue reading 5 Friends Who Changed My World View
If she's not in your life now either she has been before or she will be. Your Inevitable Friend. She's the one you honestly don't like and wouldn't want to talk to. But your kids are in class together and have chosen to be best friends. Or she sits next to you in the office … Continue reading The Inevitable Mom Friends
Meeting new friends is a lot like dating. You are spending time and energy looking for that one special friend...your Mom Soul Mate. Someone you can share your life with and raise your kids together to be one big family. When I left the military to be a stay at home Mom I thought "Ah, … Continue reading Your Mom Soul Mate