Jennifer Schick

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Idea: Make an Annual Video of Your Family Reviewing a Photo Book of the Past Year

Here’s a nice idea for an annual family tradition (especially if you’re a parent with young kids): take your family photos from the past year, create …

10 Well-Known Mistakes That Weren't Actually Mistakes

Everyone loves a good howler. Whether it’s Obama claiming to have visited 57 states or George W. Bush routinely mangling the English language, we all …

What I Want U.S. Companies to Know About Maternity Leave

I'm a new mother -- I guess you could call me that. I have a 16-month-old. It was only months ago that my life became epically different and only months ago that I was in full postpartum mode. But as a postpartum doula, I work with some really, really new mothers, call them new-new mothers. And the …

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

Psychology

Motherhood Mondays: 21 surprising parenting tips

Over the past few years, I've picked up some surprising parenting tips from friends that have been really helpful, so I'd love to share them...

13 Sort-of-Crazy Things All Moms Do

Warning: If you're not a mom yet but want to have kids down the road, this list may terrify you.<p>Motherhood is like a little club—once you’re in it, you get it. While it’s mostly full of cuddles and laughter, side effects include some totally weird habits that you never would have entertained before …

Your Grown Son Won’t Poop His Pants (And Other Things To Stop Worrying About) –

I’m the mom of two toddlers which means I spend a lot of time worrying that my kids will never grow up. I also spend a lot of time worrying that I’m …

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

New Year's Resolutions To Improve Health Without Diet And Exercise

<i>It’s Resolutions Week here at Mommyish! Check out all our other posts here.</i><p>For so many of us, each January 1st we tell ourselves we’re going to lose …

5 Ways to Be a Great Mom, Even When You're Overworked

<i>By Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, CEO & Executive Director, 40 Percent and Rising</i><p>As the primary breadwinner for a family of four with two kids under the age of three, I understand how hard it can be to carve out quality time with your kids when faced with an overwhelming amount of work. Meeting the …

10 Bible Verses to Keep You Hope-Filled in 2015

The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of The Christian Post or its editors.<p>Missing and crashed …

Here Are The Weirdest Parenting Trends Of 2014

<b>3. 2014 brought the idea of Indigo parenting to the forefront and made us all question whether our kids were indeed glowing with a “deep blue colored</b> …

This One Key Rule Could Streamline Your Whole Life

Before packing, I did some decluttering, and took a lot of books to the used book store.<p>And what I got rid of were my simple living books.<p>Because, really, simple living is simple. It doesn't take a dozen books to explain it. It doesn't even take one.<p>I started buying books on simple living …

Minimalism

4 Things You Can Do To Be Happier At Work Today

No matter what you do, making sure your happiness and well-being are intact are major priorities. If you’re stuck in a position, work long hours, or …

5 Things You Should Tell Yourself Before You Go To Bed

Why is it when we always lie down for bed, we're suddenly flooded with negative thoughts, worst-case scenarios and scads of mental to-do lists?<p>Getting the recommended amount of Zzs should be something we strive for, but our brains have a way of making those extra hours a little elusive. Ruminating …

Meditation

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

Consider it your ultimate weight-loss guide.<p><i>This article was republished with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't easy, and whoever tells you differently is lying. It takes commitment, hard work, and for many, a complete lifestyle makeover. But these 56 techniques will make losing …