Tag: children

The 5 Pregnancy Classes I Wish They Offered to Moms

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With pregnancy comes ten months of prepping. We buy pregnancy books to learn how our body is changing, we scour the internet for articles...

Never Let a Good Crisis go to Waste

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“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Winston Churchill is credited with first saying this in the mid-1940s as we were approaching the...

Surviving Arizona Summer As A New Mom

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I thought I hit the due-date jackpot. An April due date meant I didn’t have to be pregnant in the summer. I thought about...

7 Things I’ve Learned {the hard way} About Scorpions

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It was March 2010, about three months after we had moved into our current home. I was seven months pregnant with baby number two....

Beyond Baby Blues: When is it Something More Serious

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This is the first time I’ve admitted I had postpartum anxiety or depression. To be honest, it took having my second child to realize...

Easy Glitter Play-Doh for Us Less-Pinteresty Types

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So, it's still hot out. (That's the jist of how I start every blog post for SMB. You're welcome.) Some of us have preschoolers who...

Phoenix Mom and Son Launch “Babies at the Border Need Blankets”

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Since becoming a mom 9 years ago, the thought of any child suffering has become agonizing to me. So, when I recently heard about...

Affirming Your Children – Practical Ways To Do It and Why...

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My six-year-old son is a “words of affirmation” kind of guy. When I praise him for a job well done, or point out what...

A letter to my uninvolved parents…

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Dear Uninvolved Parents, Shortly after I got married, you specifically asked me to wait five years to have children. Well, apparently God had other plans, and we ended...

Lessons from a 3-year-old

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My oldest is turning four this month. FOUR. I know in the grand scheme of life that is still quite young, but I can’t...

5 Ways to Help Your Toddler Prepare for and Adjust to...

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Yay! You're having another baby! This can be a thoroughly exciting but also emotional and terrifying moment in a parent's life. I will always...

Puppies and Small Children: Not as Precious as it Sounds

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A dog might be man’s best friend, but what could make for a better friendship than a child and a puppy? Uh, a lot,...

FOMO is Real while I send my oldest to preschool

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At the beginning of summer my “neighborhood mom group” was out to lunch together and someone asked me the plans for my oldest come...

Will your child be new in school? Here’s how to help.

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It's never easy to be the new kid. Unfamiliar faces, an unexplored campus, and seemingly strange dynamics all await your child on day one,...

Did Someone Say Cake? Why a Child with Special Needs Wants...

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Who doesn't love a birthday party? Most kids do, including our son, Dominic, who recently celebrated his own 7th birthday with his twin brother....

Child’s Imagination Inspires a More Present Mom

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"Play is the work of a child." -Maria Montessori  It's the last day of the month and my submission for SMB is due within 24...