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What Kind Of Mom Are You?

What Kind Of Mom Are You?

I loved Vanessa’s take on the various kinds of Moms out there. She clearly defines 5 kinds of Moms. We can all find a little bit of ourselves in most of them, but there will be one that really resonates with you. What I love, is that she doesn’t just define the types, but let’s …

Really Bad “Gas” Pains

Really Bad “Gas” Pains

When I was pregnant with twins, I had constant nausea. My sense of smell was so heightened that even a slight whiff of shrimp would make me sick — and I love shrimp! My husband’s cologne, scented lotions and steak would all make me dizzy, but I never threw up, which is an even worse …

Why Do They Call It “Morning” Sickness If It Happens All Day?

Why Do They Call It “Morning” Sickness If It Happens All Day?

My first pregnancy was a breeze. Sure, I had the typical challenges like trouble sleeping, feeling fat, being a little more tired than usual, but all in all, nothing too bad. When I got pregnant with my second child (only 5 months after giving birth to my first!), things didn’t go quite as smoothly. I …

My New Mom Fantasy

My New Mom Fantasy

Watching the segment about the new show One Born Every Minute reminds me of how excited I was when I found out I was having twin daughters. Of course, in my mind I had everything all planned out: I was going to have a natural child birth, I was going to breastfeed, the babies would …

Life After Baby

Life After Baby

During my first pregnancy, I embraced my growing tummy. I had the cutest maternity clothes and I wore tankini bathing suits that allowed my swelling belly to extend along with my enormous boobs, inviting the babies and adults to stare in hunger. Occasionally, I would glance at the rear view my mirror offered me and …

Has Valentines Day Gone to the Kids?

Has Valentines Day Gone to the Kids?

A romantic dinner with your husband, flowers, cards, and possibly a gift … I would be happy with any one of those things, but somehow my Valentine’s Day has turned into a holiday for the kids! I have spent this entire week helping them with cards and treats for ALL of their classmates, plus I …

Does Your child have restaurant Manners?

Does Your child have restaurant Manners?

What is with parents letting their kids act like wild animals inside restaurants? Screaming, whining, and making a mess everywhere. I have personally been embarrassed by other friends kids when we all went out to dinner. The most shocking part is their parents just ignore it while everyone in the restaurant stares at us. I …

Top 6 Tips for Traveling with Children

Top 6 Tips for Traveling with Children

In the past 8 years, I’ve traveled with my kids to London, Africa, Mexico, Canada and all over the U.S. – I am seasoned veteran at this point! I’ve put together my top six tips for traveling with children: 1) Always pack at least one change of clothes for each child, including underwear. Trust me …

How to Travel with Kids

How to Travel with Kids

Traveling is my absolute favorite thing, so I had no intention of stopping once I had kids. One of the most important things I do is always dress my kids in comfy clothes (like a sweat suit) with either flip-flops or Ugg-style boots (depending on the season). Both are quick to get on and off …

Is your Child a good Sport?

Is your Child a good Sport?

We had a really rough parenting moment this weekend. My husband is the coach of my son’s flag football team. Cooper, my son, is the quarterback. He is really talented, but hot headed on the field. He gets really upset if there is a call that he doesn’t like (mainly if someone gets his flag!). …

Can drinking a glass of wine make you a better parent?

Can drinking a glass of wine make you a better parent?

I was at a playdate the other night and as the mom was cooking dinner she had a glass of red wine. Her son came in screaming about something and I have to say she was so calm, rational, relaxed (nothing like I am at the end of the day and my kids get into …

Should kids have TV in their rooms…in first grade?

Should kids have TV in their rooms…in first grade?

My daughter’s best friend does. I don’t think it is right. What are they going to expect by the time they are teenagers? Am I old fashioned? Jen

Gift Exchange For A Big Family

Gift Exchange For A Big Family

My husband has a very big, tight-knit family that has a great tradition; the kids get gifts from everyone, but the adults have a great way of keeping costs down while still making sure everyone gets a gift. All of our names go into a hat and everyone gets one name from the group to …

Getting Ready for Santa!

Getting Ready for Santa!

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. We spend it at my mom’s house and it is always a truly spectacular event! She spends three days just putting the lights on the tree (you can’t see any wires!), each ornament is hand-picked with special meaning (she has ornaments on the tree that I made …

I got a new puppy!

I got a new puppy!

I got a new puppy! Her name is Maddy (short for Madeline) and she is a 7 week old Golden Retriever. She is the cutest thing have ever seen, but I am a little bit daunted about having a baby in the house. Yes, I said baby. Last night, she cried a lot to get …

Is Your Child Healthy?

Is Your Child Healthy?

Is Your Child Healthy? Please take a moment to check your child’s photographs to see if there is a “glow” in there eye (you might think it is red eye.) This could be cancer. Check out this site www.knowtheglow.com to find out more. barb

Hard time with my daughter’s weight.

Hard time with my daughter’s weight.

My daughter is only 7. She is beautiful, active and wonderful. She does, however, have a large appetite and a huge sweet tooth. I feel like depriving her or talking abut her weight is a huge mistake. I think the best thing we can do for her is to keep her active, teach her to …

How do You Get Your Kids Excited About Brushing?

How do You Get Your Kids Excited About Brushing?

Are you having a hard time getting your kids to brush their teeth? Worried that they’re not brushing well? Jen and Barb talk to Dr. Brian Novy, DDS, about ways to get your kids excited about brushing and things that you should know to help prevent your kids a lifetime of dental problems.

My first experience with Lice

My first experience with Lice

Today I got the call that every parent dreads…your kid has lice. I always knew that at some point, lice would make it’s way into my home, but somehow thought that we may be the ones that were immune. Not so much. My daughter was sent home and just for good measure, they suggested I …

How often do you connect with your Girlfriends?

How often do you connect with your Girlfriends?

One of my girlfriends just sent this to me and I wanted to pass it on to all my other girlfriends. I am glad to know I am not wasting my time because connecting with my girlfriends is truly my favorite thing in the world! barb ” I just finished taking an evening class at …

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