Tag: kids

Road Trip Essentials When Traveling With A Baby And Toddler

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Road trips can be a wonderful way to create memories, but let’s be real: although trips can be fun, they can be challenging, especially...

How Do You Find Moms in Your Community?

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Motherhood  It could be tough occasionally to meet like-minded moms in your community. Sometimes, our insecurities overwhelm us, and they stop us from even taking...

Spooky Slime – Easy Halloween DIY

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It's really quite hilarious that I'm over here, like, "I know! I'll do a Halloween craft for this month's SMB post!" Because, you guys,...

Middle School Organization Tips From a Veteran Teacher

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As your child ventures back to school, are you getting dizzy from all the deadlines? Organization is the key for your sanity (and your...

Being Your Child’s Advocate: Choosing Advocacy over Anger

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I'd like to believe that we've all advocated for something or for someone at some point in our lives. As children, maybe we stood...

The Benefits of Letting Your Kids Be Bored

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That universal whine of childhood: “I’m bored.” As parents, we’ve all heard it countless times, and have all struggled with how to respond. Handing your...

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....

5 Ways to Boost your Kids’ Mental Health

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Did you know that a lot of kids these days suffer from a declined mental health? According to the CDC… 7.1% of children aged...

Model Kindness for Your Family This Holiday Season

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We often see stories in our newsfeed of families who open their hearts (and often wallets) to help others during the holiday season. We...

We Visited HGTV’s Santa HQ at Fashion Square and Had a...

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This week, my three boys, husband and I headed off to HGTV's Santa HQ at Scottsdale Fashion Square.   Nothing brings greater giddiness to my...

The Toddler Horror Show

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Vampires, ghosts, goblins, werewolves, zombies ...all scary, sure. But if one came knocking on my door with the intention to frighten me, I would be...

I Choose Time

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Currently we are in the midst of a very tight budgeting season. 2018 was not an easy one and led to a challenging 2019....

How Teacher-Moms Really Spend Their Summer Break

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There is an old joke that goes: What are the three best parts about being a teacher? June, July, and August!!!  And while most teachers...