Parenting

Baby Teething Remedies that Actually Work (According to Moms!)

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , |

Teething is the worst!  Baby is miserable. Mommy just wants to help (and get some sleep) but it can be hard to know what to do.  Here are some baby teething remedies that actually work. Baby Teething Remedies that Actually Work Unfortunately, teething is the “one thing” every parent is guaranteed to go through. All babies get teeth at some point or another. Teething makes most babies not very pleasant to be around and parents will do anything to help. No parent wants to see their baby in pain! […]

Tips for Spending One-on-One Time with Your Son

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , |

Whether you have multiple sons or one son, finding time to spend alone with them is hard.  I love these tips for spending one-on-one time with your son! Tips for Spending One-on-One Time with Your Son The days are so busy! I made a commitment early on to try to find time to spend alone with our kids, no matter what and my boys love having time alone with just mom. There are so many things we learn from each other when we are alone. I have always wanted them to feel special and to experience that special time with me. I asked the moms of our Moms of Boys Community how they spend one-one-one time with their son(s) and they delivered. I loved the responses they gave! […]

Tricks that WORK to Get Kids to STOP Whining

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , |

Whining is the worst! However, if you have kids, you will have to listen to whining from time to time. While it’s never fun, it’s just part of the role of parenting. Although I have raised four boys and mine are getting older, I have used a few of these tricks that WORK to get kids to stop whining. Get Kids to Stop Whining I have some of my own tips for handling whining with boys, but so do the mamas from my Moms of Boys Facebook Community.  I asked them for their best tips and many shared their advice on how to get kids to stop whining. Here is what they had to say: […]

Favorite Bedtime Stories for Boys

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , |

Reading bedtime stories has always been a part of our nightly routine.  Even when my boys were tiny we would take time to look at picture books and now that they are older, they love books! My youngest is quickly out-growing my lap, which makes me sad, but we still read bedtime stories every night. As my boys are getting older, they can do some of the reading.  I think reading is one of those memories every child has fond memories of. It is a memory they can cherish for years and something they can pass down to their kids. I love this list of favorite bedtime stories for boys! Favorite Bedtime Stories for Boys I asked my Moms of Boys Community to share their favorite bedtime stories for boys and what their boys love about them. I loved these answers and I’m sure you will too! […]

15 Ways to Embrace Being a Mom of All Boys

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: Motherhood, Parenting|Tags: , |

The day I became a mom was one of the happiest (and most terrifying) days of my life.  That sweet little boy grew up before my eyes and was followed by a baby brother…and then another…and then ANOTHER! 4 boys!  How on earth did I become a mom to 4 boys? My entire life I had planned on having at least one daughter. But, God had other plans. And here I was, the mother of 4 boys. I had a choice to make. I could either feel sad and mourn the daughter I would never have, or I could learn to embrace being a mom of all boys. There was a period of sadness, and it still creeps in every once in awhile (watching others do mommy/daughter things together can be HARD!), but my life is one that I wouldn’t change and being a mom to 4 boys has been and will forever be the one of the things that brings me the most joy.  Right up there with my marriage to their daddy! 🙂 So while I think it is normal to feel some sadness if you had always hoped for having a daughter, there are so many great ways that you can embrace being a mom of all boys. 15 Ways to Embrace Being a Mom of All Boys […]

10 Simple Service Projects for Families

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: Parenting|Tags: |

This post was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Christmastime is a wonderful time to teach children about service. There is a wonderful spirit in the air during the Christmas season and many people are looking for ways to give service to those in need.  My boys have been very fortunate to have never gone without and I hope I am raising them to understand that when you have much to give, you should give as often as you can. Here are some simple service projects for families that can be done all year long. Simple Service Projects for Families I think it is easy for parents to shy away from involving their children in service projects because it may be easier to serve without them, but there are so many ways to involve even the smallest of children in giving simple service. […]

Mom of ALL Boys BINGO

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Motherhood, Parenting|Tags: , |

Are you a mom of all boys?  What is the craziest thing someone has said to you? See if you can get BINGO with our Mom of ALL Boys BINGO card below. Mom of ALL Boys BINGO I remember when I found out I was having my first boy. I had known, or at least felt very strongly, that I was having a boy. It just felt right, and everyone was thrilled when the ultrasound confirmed it. […]

Career Exploration for Teens: What Should I Be When I Grow Up?

By | October 14th, 2016|Categories: Parenting|Tags: |

This post is sponsored by Kronos. All opinions are my own. I just can’t believe that I am now officially a mom of a teenager!  I can’t possibly be THAT old, right? Now I have a son who is in middle school is talking about college and what he wants to do when he grows up. I encourage my boys to think outside-the-box when it comes to their future and the “1 in one hundred million” Web Series is a great resource for helping teens explore different career options and answer the question, “What should I be when I grow up?” Career Exploration for Teens My 4 boys are about as opposite as they can possibly be. […]

15 Things I Want My Son To Know Before Starting Middle School

By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: Just for Mom, Parenting|Tags: , , , |

The day finally came and I wasn’t ready.  My oldest “graduated” from 5th Grade and will be moved on to Middle School.  Middle school!  Those awkward, confusing, trying-to-find-out-who-I-am years of Middle School.  I remember those years too vividly and it was not all good.  So as my son started this new chapter in his life and I learned to navigate my new role as a middle-school mom, here are 15 Things I Wanted My Son To Know Before Starting Middle School.  1. Don’t Be Afraid to Fail […]

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