Going out to eat with a young child can be stressful. You feel all eyes on you. And even though some are admiring your adorable child, there are the Judgy McJudgertons who are clearly irritated that you brought your offspring. Take a deep breath and plan ahead so that you avoid these common mistakes moms make when taking their kids to restaurants.
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A lot of parents--especially those who've seen the horrid state of so many cafeteria lunches or those who have picky children--start off the brown bag lunches with a bang. But, as the weeks pass by and preparing lunches becomes more of a chore they start to notice that their child is rejecting some of the items they've lovingly chosen and prepared, it can be easy to lose steam. Here are some tips to help you keep your kids' school lunches inspired, healthy and fun, all year long.
For parents with a mile-long list, back-to-school shopping is often a dreaded task, especially for those who have more than one kid. Not only will you have to deal with massive crowds, sold-out supplies, and increasingly extensive requests from your child's school, but you're likely already hearing a whole lot of "I wants..." from your children. So how exactly are you supposed to get all the shopping done without busting your budget? By following our five tips below!Continue Reading >
Some children (and parents) have a very difficult time being separated from their parents when it's time to start school, whether it's their first time ever attending, or they've gotten a little too used to being at home with their families during the summer. This can mean tears and meltdowns come the first day of school, which is undoubtedly stressful on everyone. It can probaly seem like a hopeless and awful situation to be in, but if you know that your child is introverted, shy or perhaps just very attached, you can prepare for the situation to try and make it go as smoothly as possible. Here are some tips to help you do just that.
From new backpacks and trendy clothes to that lengthy required supplies list, you're probably knee deep in back-to-school purchases that at times may seem rather excessive, but try not to be too quick to brush off what may seem like outlandish requests from your kiddos. There are actually quite a few tech gadgets out there that can help your kids be safer, more prepared and more efficient in the new school year.Continue Reading >
When I look at gymnast and Olympic hopeful, Simone Biles, I see my infant daughter--the untapped potential, the world that is so incrediby open to her young life, the possibilities, her future. When I hear her mother's voice in P&G's new Raising an Olympian campaign, I hear my own mother and my abuela too.Continue Reading >
Bad news. Terrible news. Hatred and violence. It's too much. I feel this way today: Overwhelmed by the latest news coming from Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas. I'm sad and scared for my growing boys. I know obsessing about it doesn't help, but it's hard not to. I found some things we can do to reduce the stress.Continue Reading >
Ladies, how much do you despise clutter? It didn't bother me as much when I was younger, but now that I'm a full-blown grownup with two kids of my own, I truly abhor it. Ironically, now I have less time than ever for cleaning and organizing. However, there are some great ways to prevent junk from building up and banish it if it ever does. Here are some ideas.Continue Reading >
I've painted many walls, including some major successes and a few embarassing failures. But I'm a DIYer, so even when things aren't turning out quite right, I find a solution and keep on moving. Here are some of the tips and tricks I've picked up along the way.Continue Reading >