In my opinion every baby, toddler, child, teenager should have some sort of a sleep schedule. I have noticed that when my kids (and some other kids I know) have a day that was just "off"... whether it was waking up late/early, not having a nap/having too long of a nap, or going to bed too late......more
Hello, I am giving away $15 gift cards on my blog. There is no contest, all you have to do is click the link and check out the new social gifting sight Embly, which is very, very cool! Visit my blog and see what it is all about. http://www.getrealmama.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-gift-for-you.html...more
My mom is a big proponent of healthy food and getting the kids involved is as many activities I'm doing as possible. So, every Friday I feature one of her home cooked meals and ways in which we can get our kids involved in the kitchen, having fun!Check out http://www.fanta4two.com/2012/06/fresh-meal-fridays.html# for this week's idea and have fun cooking!We'd also love any suggestions or recipes of your own, just comment back and you may get featured!Bon apetit,Patty...more
Do you have a nightmare neighbour? A child you don't like yours playing with? Have you ever said no to a playdate? We have a nightmare neighbour. We only met these neighbour about 6 months into living in our new home. The children met first. The little boy knocked on our door and asked if a little boy lived here as he'd seen my boys toys laying around the yard. Yes, I replied. He seemed so sweet at the beginning! ...more
I am well on the path towards starting my homeschool journey with a 4 year old, 3 year old, and 1 year old-but I still need to pay the bills. I created www.MyReadingSpecialist.com to give other parents, teachers, and caregivers a place to go to get great tips and resources for teaching reading, or for overcoming reading-related problems. ...more
So, I think this group must have been made for me! As a busy Mom of a 4 year old, 3 year old, and one turning one in May, I am always on the hunt for products that make my crazy life move along smoother. That is why I created www.MomsLifeMadeEasy.com. ...more
hi there!my name is hannah and i'm mom to an almost three year old and a one and half year old.i blog about the bliss and blunder of my life over at tothemoonnback.net come on over for the ride!i recently scored a guest blog by a really great photorgapher who blogged with some really great, easy, tips for moms to get good shots of their kids! you can check it out here. thanks and happy photographing!hannah...more
Hi! I just joined this group. I have 2 little guys, a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old. My 4 year old has a great interest in science experiments, trains and dinosaurs. I've recently discovered that a great way to keep him from tormenting my 2 yr old throughout the day is to get him involved in some little hands-on experiments. He thinks they're fun and I'm liking that he's secretly learning!...more
I never know what to buy my nephews for Christmas - I never see them and I'm pretty sure they have enough of everything they might possibly need. So, I always buy them holiday themed books which means I'm always looking for holiday books that I don't think others will have bought for them....more
I'm pregnant with my third child and my oldest, who is four, has completely lost his mind! He is throwing temper tantrums over everything, talking back, screaming, etc. I was concerned about his reaction to my pregnancy with our second child, but it didn't seem to bother him a bit. I still had my sweet little boy. I'm not sure if it's because he's older now and understands better, but this time around......more
I've recently been into exploring green toy companies and have come across some that I am an absolute fan of. I wanted to give a shout-out, especially to one's run by working mothers and also to hear your ideas about other great environmentally friendly mom run companies....As a twenty-something who still loves indulging her arts and crafts hobby, I am really digging Eco-Kids. This mom-run company makes non-toxic, environmentally safe art supplies for kids, from their own house! How great. ...more
I don't know about you but I have been struggling to get my kids to use a tissue instead of their hand/sleeve to wipe their nose. A friend passed along some tips she saw from a short video and they really seemed to respond to it. Video: http://bit.ly/9z7XvRHas anyone else had problems with this?...more
I just wanted to post about a contest I am running on my blog. I am giving away a VERY cute bib from Hip Violet. Good for boys or girls, retro cool. Right now only 6 people have entered to win, so your odds are good!
Anyone want another one? So far you're a family of three, do you want to make it four? Not quite sure, but still thinking about it and looking at the babyrus website like a 13 year old in the closet with a playboy?I've written about my experience with my soon to be 4 year old who wants a younger sibiling... now.I'd love to hear everyone's feedback. First time moms, second time moms, sixth time moms. How did you decide? Did you have the decision or did it just happen? How were your reactions?...more
hi. i'm new to this group. i have two kids- lily is 3 and topher is 2. they are a year, a week, and 12 hours apart. sometimes so awesome, sometimes not so awesome.
topher just moved into his 'bigboy bed' and wakes up SO EARLY. before, he would wake up at about 7am, and if that was too early for me, i wouldn't get him, and he would either play in his crib for another hour, or fall asleep. what a great little boy! but now that he has no retraints, he wakes up at 5ish and is rip roaring to start the day!...more
Okay, so I am running my first ever blog contest-don't know what I am doing! But I am giving away a great CD of lullabies from a wonderful musician. Check it out! http://getrealmama.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-first-ever-blog-contest-win-it.html
also any suggestion for how to run future contests, let me know. I am new to this. All I can say is right now-you have a great chance of winning, not many people have participated yet!!!...more
This is a topic so near and dear to me. I am afraid of my boys growing up too fast. I don't think we are going to have any more babies, so as they leave babyhood behind, I am CLINGING to it. I wrote a post on it a month or so ago...
Hi all, I am mother to 6 18,17,13,4,4,2. I also homeschool. My three under 5, well the baby, the 2 year old, is the perfect baby, thus far lol. My 4 year old twins, Oh lordy. They have adhd, really bad. They have always been hard to handle, I feel I have had no peace since birth, They had colic bad for the first 6 months, I tried everything, nothing worked, except the vacuum cleaner, We burned up 2 vacuums just trying to get a break from the crying, looking back it seems so funny now!!!...more
My son will be turning 1 on Sunday and I am completely devastated. I have told my husband that I think I'll be wearing black on every birthday. I just keep wondering how a year went by so fast. Just yesterday he was immobile and helpless drinking nothing but milk, now he's all over the place and eating food, feeding himself much less. I keep thinking that if 1yr went by that fat that he'll be 5 and 10 and ...........even 12 before I know it!!!! Anyone else have a hard time with birthdays??