Tag: mommy advice

How to Perfectly Potty Train Your Toddler

Potty Train Your ToddlerIt’s that time! My 2 year old is ready, I don’t know if I am, but she is! Potty training is not my favorite thing to do…but it has to be done. This being my third child to potty train, I have learn a few things. Here are my words of wisdom so that you too can perfectly potty train your toddler! PS, if you know anything about potty training…nothing about it is perfect. I hope you caught the sarcasm. If this is your first time potty training, good luck! I hope my experience helps you! (more…)

How to Keep Your Resolutions!

It is a New Year! Hooray…moms all across the nation are ready for a New Year. Mommy resolutions have been in the talks since Thanksgiving dinner. We have all discussed how “this” is our last dessert and how “that” was the last time you will yell at your kids. Because, the new year was coming…and things will be better in the New Year. Things will be better and different. Screw it, things will be perfect in the New Year! (more…)

Lunch ideas for kids…even picky eaters!

Lunch ideas for picky eatersI like to think of picky eaters as small adults with unrefined pallets. Because really, that is what they are. A friend of mine was super stressed last year. Her son just started school and all he wanted every day was a bagel. “I can’t just send him with a bagel for lunch everyday” she texted me. At the time, I was actually working lunch duty at my school (I work in a high school) and low and behold the girl sitting at the table in front of me was eating a bagel! I told my friend about this later and we both laughed. “High school kids are taking bagels for lunch”, I told her “so don’t stress.” Seriously, as long as they are eating something…don’t stress! I ate peanut butter and jelly everyday in high school…yup…every single day! I had to make my own lunch and it was easy to make. It was also filling…so that is what I ate. I too was a picky eater growing up. Actually, if you asked my husband he would say that I was picky until recently! My dad laughs because when we would go out to eat when I was younger I would only order spaghetti and sauce…that was it! So who am I to judge the picky eaters of the world!? Here are some outside of the sandwich ideas for your picky eaters: (more…)

Dear Kindergarten Parent

First Time Kindergarten Parent Your oldest child is going to Kindergarten. How do you feel about that? When asking around, I get a variety of answers. Some say they are sad. Others say they are anxious. And some say they are excited. I was the later, I was super excited for Nicki last year. Okay, so I was a little sad and a little nervous too! Now that my eldest is heading into first grade, I look back at last year and realized I learned a lot her first year of school. (more…)

Surviving the Summer with Kids

Survive the summer The days are long, the air is warm, and the fridge is bare…yup, it’s summer! Every year, I tell myself that “this summer will be the best summer yet!” I make a mental list of all the things I am going to do different. I make a list of all the places and things we will do…and then poof, just like that the summer is over. I always look back and remember having a great time with my girls…and exhaustion, I always remember being super tired! But, we have fun. Every day is packed with fun! So, how do I do it? Here are my tricks to having a great summer and surviving to talk about it! (more…)

Are you ready to be a mommy?

are-you-ready-to-be-a-mommyA friend recently got married and the topic of kids came up. “You going to have any kids?” I asked as my little one was climbing all over me…meanwhile I was balancing my wine glass…never spilled a drop! “I think so.” She replied. That’s not good, I thought, you can’t think you want kids…you have to KNOW. You need to be all in if you are thinking about having kids. Having kids is not like picking out a new pair of shoes. If they start annoying you, you can’t put them back in their box and put them in your closet….although that sounds tempting! So how do you know when you are ready to have kids? (more…)

Have a Better Beach Day with the Kids! Tips and Tricks!

Have a better beach day¬†Summer is here! I love the summer, it means warm weather, long days, pool, and the beach! Got little kids? I do…3 of them! Here are some useful items to bring to the beach.

Baby Powder
This magical powder is not just for bums! Baby powder is great for getting sand off of hands! Towel dry your child’s hands and then sprinkle with baby powder. Have your child rub the powder all over their hands. If you have never tried this before, prepare to be amazed! Baby powder is a must have for the beach! (more…)

Weighing in on the 400 pound gorilla!

weighing in on gorillaI have taken my eyes off my children for a minute…or two…and things have happened. I lost my middle daughter when she was just 14 months old. And by lost, I mean lost…gone…heart pounding…tears streaming down my face. We were at a grand opening for a local gym facility. The place was packed…and my baby was missing. I was lucky, we found her. Did I blame myself? Yes. Did I feel like I was the¬†worst mother ever? Yes! Did I need anyone to tell me that I sucked at being a mom and that I made a mistake? No! We live in a world where people think it is okay to judge other people’s parenting. Everything, from what we feed our kids to whether or not we read to them before bed is judged. It needs to stop! (more…)

Take Back Mother’s Day

Take back Mother's Day

It’s Mother’s Day and the sun is shining…the birds are chirping…and you have just awoken from a glorious slumber. What’s that? A quiet tap on the door. “Enter” you sing sweetly as your 3 adorable children enter. Your doting husband is following closely behind carrying a tray with a single cut flower, a delicious omelette, and a mimosa with fresh squeezed orange juice. Your children are giggling and hiding something behind their backs. They promptly shower you with hugs and kisses and homemade cards. Once they have finished your husband tells them to “let mom have some alone time to enjoy her breakfast.” Your children leave, but not before telling you how much they love you and blowing you air kisses! You husband sits on the edge of the bed, thanks you for all you do for your family, and presents you with the necklace you have been longing for. “Take your time getting up” he whispers “I will take the kids to the park to play.” YEAH RIGHT! Sorry to ruin it for you…but this daydream is not going to happen…not in my house any how! Let me tell you how Mother’s Day really goes down! (more…)