Parenting

By J. Ivy Boyter | Everything you might need or want to know in the world of parenting. Safety, health, child behavior, and more.

Modern Parenting and Kids Today

Shares 0<p>It’s Saturday morning, the Summer of 1990 – Vanilla Ice, Nirvana, and Sinead O’Connor are filling the airwaves. I just polished off my second …

Want to be Less Stressed? Try Becoming a More Empathetic Parent

Parenting is rough. Everyday I put my son’s needs in front of my own and focus almost all of my attention on him and his well being. It’s no secret, …

Fun Ideas For An Awesome Father's Day This Year • Julie Hoag Writer

Father’s day is the day we all get to celebrate our own fathers, and as women we celebrate our spouses as fathers of our children. I am sharing some</b> …

Kids

5 Ways Your Infant Is A Jerk

Shares 25<p>We’ve all thought it. I know that <i>your</i> kid is perfect, but let’s be honest – infants can be straight jerks sometimes. I thought we’d take a …

Warning: Your Child's Behavior Problem Might Actually Be YOU | SAHM, plus...

When we implemented the Consequence and Reward Jars, it was simply to try to find a way to make it through the day with a little more sanity. I …

This Dad Takes on Fatherhood Stereotypes and Tiger Moms in His Chill Out Plea

<b>Fatherhood Stereotypes don’t live here; How I Handled my Son’s Bad Behavior</b><p>Fathers get stereotyped most of the time because of a role that has been …

Parenting

Save Your Sanity With These Must Have Parenting Tricks

<b>Parenting Tricks to a Happy, Healthy Family</b><p><b>Being Immersed In the Moment</b><p>Sometimes we are so busy focusing on our work, that we later find ourselves …

10 Easy Tortilla Lunch Meal Ideas Tweens Can Make • Julie Hoag Writer

<b>Fake Crepe with Nutella and Fruit:</b> At my house, my boys coined this easy, yummy dish “fake crepe”. It is easy to make and conisists of 1 Tablespoon …

Breakfast

The Importance of Curiosity When We Are Stuck

About half a year ago, my son came to me with a math problem. He had joined an elective math team at his school, one where they compete against other …

How to Deal When Your Toddler is a Picky Eater with Go & Grow by Similac Pouches | SAHM, plus...

This post was developed in partnership with Similac. All opinions are my own.<p>I suppose it was bound to happen. Even our pediatrician warned me about …

A Little Dirt Never Hurt Anyone: Getting Dirty Boosts Your Immune System

Remember that time as a kid when you were covered from head to toe in mud and happy? Most of us can think of at least one occasion where we were …

How to Manage Chores in the Digital Age | SAHM, plus...

This is a sponsored post created in partnership with Chore Check and Socialix. All opinions expressed here are my own and are not swayed by this …

My Child is Disobedient. What Can I do? | SAHM, plus...

It’s every parents’ dream … children that just obey! Unfortunately, kids don’t always do as they are told. Our dreams as parents are squashed pretty …

A Letter to My Three Boys on Mother's Day • Julie Hoag Writer

Dear Boys, My Dear Wonderful Boys,<p>I love you more than I could ever say. No words could ever be enough to explain how much you all mean to me. You …

Dads Are More Involved In Parenting - New Survey Confirms

Shares 2<p>A recent global survey has proven that men today are more involved in childcare than ever before.<p>In an article on Brainerd Dispatch, it was …

Tips & Tricks to Properly Clean Your Child's Car Seat From a Cleaning Expert

Last December as we were heading out of town for a holiday celebration with some friends, my little one got car sick. We found ourselves in middle of …

Discovering New Books with Little Fun Club

No matter how old we get, it is still exciting to receive something fun in the mail. My daughter loves going to the post office, and she is over the …

How Your Smart Phone Addiction Is Affecting Your Kid's Behavior

Shares 9<p>New research done by a professor at Illinois State University shows that parents who struggle to limit their time on smartphones and tablets …

Fun, Simple Ways to Laugh as a Family | SAHM, plus...

I know, parenting isn’t a joke. But, we shouldn’t take our roles as parents so seriously. Sometimes we need to lighten the mood and just …

Master Your Family Schedule - A Book on Time Management for Parents | SAHM, plus...

Parenting comes with lots of time constraints doesn’t it?<p>As a first time mom, I was surprised at how busy we were. Some of our full schedule was …

8 Surefire Ways To Raise A Confident Girl

It took me a long time to gain my own self-confidence. I’m almost 40 years old, and I’m still working on it, let’s be honest here. But, when I think …

Self-confidence

Clownfish Make Great Dads - No Joke

Shares 2<p>Finding Nemo just may have had it right. A recent study has shown researchers that male Clownfish actually have a “love” hormone, which makes …

Young Teen and Tween Boy Conversation Starters for Modern Moms • Julie Hoag Writer

Need a list of ideas for conversation starters for your young teen or tween boy? I did, so I sat down and made a list. I thought this list would be …

Parenting Teamwork is Important: Why and How to Parent as a Team | SAHM, plus...

Our jobs as parents isn’t very easy. Our duties as parents include providing for our families while also teaching our children right from wrong. Of …

Parenting is so not fun

I remember vividly telling my mother that I was going to be a mom. It was on Mother’s Day 14 years ago (WOW, is that possible? Apparently, I got …

5 Memorable Developmental Milestones During Your Child's First Year

<b>5 Memorable Developmental Milestones During Your Child’s First Year of Life</b><p><i>Grab your 5-page Milestone tracker at the bottom of the post! Makes a</i> …

Baby Proofing your Home - Part 3 - The Bathroom

Shares 16<p>Everyone’s favorite room! This is no different for your little ones. For some reason, maybe because they aren’t really allowed in there now, …

Bedtime Stories

Reading is very important in our family. Harley has been read to since she was in my tummy. Her daddy would find a novel that he wanted her to hear …

10 Important Things that Adults Can Learn From Kids

Not only do we teach our children but everyday we can learn from them as well. Today’s guest blogger, Suzy Richards from rocketparents.com shares 10 …