Parenting

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

5 Ways Your Infant Is A Jerk

Shares 0<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 …

Babies

What I Learned From Our Consequence and Reward Jar System | 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 …

Parenting

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 …

Parenting

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 …

Parenting

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 …

Skin Care

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 …

Parenting

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 …

Parenting

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 …

Parenting

Dads Are More Involved In Parenting - New Survery Confirms

Shares 0<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

Mommy Advice<p>Tips & Tricks to Properly Clean Your Child’s Car Seat From a Cleaning Expert<p>No Comments<p>Last December as we were heading out of town for a …

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 …

Kids

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

Shares 0<p>New research done by a professor at Illinois State University shows that parents who struggle to limit their time on smartphones and tablets …

Psychology

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 …

Parenting

Master Your Family Schedule - A New Book for 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 …

Clownfish Make Great Dads - No Joke

Shares 0<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

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

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 …

Mother's Day

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> …

Babies

Baby Proofing your Home - Part 3 - The Bathroom

Shares 4<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, …

Bathrooms

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 …

Why Parenting Today Is Harder Than Ever.

When I was 15, my parents took all of us kids on a road trip to Utah from Texas. They took the middle seat out of the minivan, and we rolled around …

10 Reason Why My Kids Think I Am The Meanest Mom EVER!

The past couple months have been rough and I swear, now that my threenager is 4GoingOn14 and my son is entering that pre-tween stage, I have heard, …

Two Languages By Two

One of the things I have dreamed of for my son is for him to learn a second language. With a background in early childhood and studies into English …