7 Tips To Handle Toddler Tantrums

If there ever was one thing that scared me when it comes to parenting it was definitely the tantrums. I heard so many horror stories about the “terrible twos.” Then my son turned two. Then three. And then four. And nothing happened! Not one tantrum! I didn't know whether I should be blessed or disappointed because I spent so much time anticipating it and preparing for it....more

Things I Want To Teach My Daughter

I am continuing today in the same tone as the last post. I want to share with you the things I want to teach my daughter....more

Things I Want To Teach My Sons

I have two sons. I also have one daughter. It's somehow assumed natural that men should have more say in raising the boys, while women should have more say in raising a girl. Similarities, ya'know? I call bull. There are things that a woman should teach their sons, and there are things a man should teach their daughters. And I am not talking about teaching my sons to iron a shirt or do the dishes. Or my husband teaching our daughter to change a tire....more

5 Easy Ways To Tackle Summer Messes

Recently, I wrote an article that gives idead how to keep your kids busy this summer. I'll admit to some of the activities I mentioned being a potential mess disaster waiting to happen. And if you are anything like me, cleaning is not necessarily the most fun way to spend your summer vacation, am I right?...more

24 Help Time Management Tips for Busy Moms

Ever feel like there aren't enough hours in one day? I get you. I totally do. Time management is a tricky thing. When I started on my work-at-home journey, the biggest struggle I had was time management. I don't have regular working hours. Sure, I don't have to commute, but being a work-at-home mom means I am also in charge of keeping the household running while keeping my business up and running at the same time. ...more
EmilySeamone Thanks for sharing!more

How To Deal With Blended Family Issues

I caught a post on my Facebook news feed today raising the question of dealing with blended family issues. I would like to say that we are one of the few lucky ones who don't have any issues being a blended family. But the truth is the opposite. We DO have issues. Most blended families have issues, whether we like to admit it or not. From feeling like you are living in the ex's shadow, to children not accepting you, to family still refusing to accept the fact that you have moved on with someone else..., all of us who have a blended family are facing those issues on a daily basis. What matters most is HOW we deal with those issues....more
Great advice...being a stepparent is one of the hardest jobs I have had.  And that with the ...more

Introducing myself

This is my first post on BlogHer. I wanted to introduce myself to the community and offer a little more info about me, my blog, and my blogging adventures. I started blogging back when blogging came about. I was in high school/college and all my friends were doing it so I thought I'd join the party. I blogged irregularly, I blogged about everything that popped into my head but it wasn't long before the initial spark was gone. ...more