A Humble Introduction to the Cliff Notes of Parenting

 Well, let me get started and tell you my goals here. I bought the book Love and Logic for Early Childhood. I read the first three chapters probably five separate times and the book did a great job collecting dust on my nightstand. It wasn't until my then 11 month old baby girl began using the book as a teething toy that I remembered AGAIN I should read it.   ...more

My 5 Key Steps For How to Not Raise a Picky Eater

Do you have a child that is a picky eater? I do. With a child that is a picky eater, every meal feels like I am a short order cook. One meal for the family and another for the picky eater. ...more
I was the youngest of five children, and my parents' only picky eater.   I had a stay-at-home ...more

The Tuesday Ten List - 10 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Sanity

As our children start back to school, our routines will get busier.  For mom's, it's easy to get lost in the many daily activities.  Here's a list of 10 Things you can do to keep your day under control.Life is to busy for most of us.  These 10 daily steps will help you achieve order on the busiest days....more

Mom, Get Off the Couch!

By: Christine Cox, The Choosy Mommy   ...more

What REAL MOMS look like. Are you a real mom?

What REAL MOMS look like. Are you a REAL mom?June 24, 2015You’ve seen ’em-  posts about “real moms” houses, bodies, lifestyles, clothing, etc....more

Expat Mommitment. Because expat moms need support too.

All moms need support sometimes, specially when we´re feeling down or lonely or overburdened with the toddlers and their devilish ways. Sometimes all we want is a hug, a walk and talk, a cup of coffee and some laughs, or maybe just a sleep in. But in some cases we are far from our families, we don´t have our own moms that can help out and take the kids for a few hours or an old friend with kids of her own that we can hang out with without having to go through the dreaded small talk or trying to not come out as simply insane....more

Is It Okay If Your Child Fears You?

Fear is not the first feeling I want to elicit from my children when I see them in the morning. Fear is not how most mothers want their kids to say they feel about them. But fear is a natural byproduct of the parent-child dynamic, no matter how hard we try to rid ourselves of it. ...more
I get what you're saying and agree to some extent. I don't think anybody should live in fear of ...more

The Bus

The bus pulls up in front of our house everyday, well every school day, to be precise. As soon as Cooper sees it rolling up he is out the door at full speed. Off he goes…back pack on, lunchbox in hand, flailing and flapping…with a galloping, running skip he propels himself toward the bus.I stand there watching…calling after him to “walk!”…while inwardly willing the bus driver to open the doors before he gets there….I just keep saying over and over again in my head, “open the doors…open the doors…open the doors”....more

Snow Day Cabin Fever

It's snowing again.  How pretty.  (I hope you read that with a lot of sarcasm).The Northeast has gotten more than it’s fair share of snow this winter.  The falling snow is beautiful in December, but by this point in the winter, everyone is ready for the snow to stop.  We’ve had at least eight school snow days this year.  The first couple were fun.  After that, not so much....more

4 Things I’ve Learned by Being a MOM

Parenting doesn’t come with instructions. It is scary at times and worrisome, as we don’t always know if we are doing it right. We struggle to understand what a baby means every time she cries. As she grows up, we struggle to understand why she eats certain foods and not others, why she prefers certain people to others. We struggle to understand why she does better at certain subjects in school and not others, and why she really likes this boy who, in our opinion, doesn’t deserve our little princess. We also struggle to understand why she rolls her eyes every time we have something to say....more