Mom Necessities: What’s in My Purse

Bag Breakdown When you are a busy mom and your kids are out of diapers (Yay! No more diaper bag!!), your purse ends up being your go-to bag. While I have dreams of having a small, cute purse, I know that isn’t realistic because there are too many things I can’t leave home without. Because my purse is like my take-along desk, I’m here to share what I have in it with you. Wet One’s hand wipes – my friend who is a nurse in the NICU introduced me to these. They are a good balance between handwashing and...

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Teaching Young Girls to Demand Equality

An Important Lesson in Raising Equality Driven Young Women I have a vivid memory of being in an elementary class one day. My teacher had a request over the PA system to send a student down to the main office to pick up a box. Well, any excuse to get out of the classroom and do something different was something any of us kids would want. So, all of our ears perked up. However, my teacher was not always fair. She asked any STRONG BOYS to raise their hand and volunteer if they wanted to go to the office...

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Smart Celebrations: Tips for Planning the Perfect Kid’s Birthday Party

Bella Breakdown We all love to celebrate our kids’ birthdays. It is a special time to commemorate how far they have come, to remember the day of their birth, and to just party! One thing every kid remembers is their birthday party with their friends and family every year. Planning a birthday party that is fun and economical can be done without too much stress when you plan ahead. Get ready to mingle with these helpful tips! Budget The first thing to do is to set a budget and decide how much you have to spend. Then you need to...

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Teaching Your Kids About Healthy Food Choices & Avoiding Mealtime battles

A Little Food for Thought… Starting when our babies are around 6 months old, we begin feeding them regular food. It becomes evident very quickly what their preferences are. While they will readily gobble up sweet potato and banana, they might make a yucky face at smashed peas or other more bland foods. We all know the importance of establishing healthy eating habits, but this is often easier said than done. It is so much easier to get kids to eat what they love and avoid mealtime battles. However, our job as parents is to set our kids up...

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Mom Must-Haves: Sickness Survival Guide

A Crash Course in Sickness Management School is back in session and with it come all of the germs that your kids bring home. Kids are notorious for being carriers of lots of yucky stuff, so being a parent is not for the faint of heart. Kids pick their noses, sneeze on each other and everything around them, and put their hands in their mouth, so it is no wonder they are such petri dishes. It is a good thing they are so cute! Yucky tummy supplies A clean set of sheets and blankets is a must. Every parent...

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