Posts tagged parenting
Baby Safety Tips for First-Time Parents

Becoming a parent for the first time can be a truly rewarding experience, but it’s no secret that it comes with many challenges. After all, newborns are entirely dependent on you for all of their needs. One of the things you need to be on top of is keeping your child healthy and safe. Here, we list some of the ways you can avoid safety risks, and thus ensure your child’s safety during various activities.

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Vital Things Parents Should Consider When Expecting a Child With Special Needs

 I had the pleasure of having Emily Graham from MightyMoms.net do this guest post for me. What great info!!

Each year, millions of children are born with disabilities. These children are special blessings in your life and can enrich you, body and soul. And, through the years, you’ll learn and grow along with your child. Whether your child has physical or mental disabilities, your home needs to be modified and usable. Doing big fixes can quickly eat away at your budget, but there are also smaller fixes that are inexpensive and just as useful. Here are a couple ideas.

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How Moms Should Survive The Holidays Without Loosing Their Crap!

With the pumpkins and corn stalks put away, there is another time of year quickly approaching.  This is one that has a lot of meaning and is very festive, but can also make steam come out of every mothers ears.

As you drive down your streets, you will see houses decorated with the colors of red and green.  These houses will be so bright, that it will take you a minute to see what all the decorations actually are.

During this time, you are encouraged to make incredible memories for your family.  But to be completely honest - the holidays are friggin exhausting.  You feel like you are in this vacuum and  every piece of you is being sucked out.  You are way too busy to "stop and smell the roses" to realize that the time is slipping away.

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To Moms Of Twins - Hold On Tight!

I want to first say, I am NOT the mother of twins.  But, I have an identical sister.  So I feel I can give some sound advice to Moms of twins.  Something wonderful happened to my Mom - she survived!

No one can prepare you for 2 babies - at least that's what my mom Joannie said. She says she earned every one of her gray hairs and she says that proudly.

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Fifty Shades Of Grey - Sleep Or Crazy Sex???

So I read all 3 books in The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.  I was soo excited when movie execs decided to put the story on screen.  I counted down the days!

Reading those books, takes you away from all the chaos that is our lives as "Moms".  To go on a fantasy ride with 2 people who don't seem to have a care in the world was fabulous!

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One Trick To Survive The Holidays!

Okay, so "Turkey" day is upon us.  The table is set and the shopping is done!

If that is the truth, I will kiss the ground you walk on.  I still have to go shopping!!  And I know I will be jamming my cart into the backs of people clogging the aisles!  Oh Well.

But as I have gotten "wiser" in my old age, I have learned an important lesson.  To survive the family tensions and the "mother-in-law", there is one thing to do.

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Letting Go Of That Perfect Child - Embracing A Special Needs One

Is there really a perfect child?  Is there one that never has to deal with failure?  Well, I say "Who cares!"

Casey is my oldest son and is now 22 years old.  When he was little, all I did was compare him to my friend's kids.  Well, that was the biggest mistake I could ever do.

Casey is a special needs child and would never do what my friend's kids did or it would take him a hell of a lot longer to do them.  He still can't ride a bicycle, but he can make us laugh.

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The Real Meaning of Motherhood

So many of us women have asked this one question over and over again in our heads - what is motherhood really and how good of a job am I doing?

Well, first off my kids are 21 and 18 and I am still figuring this so-called job out.  There are times where I sit and daydream and think of all the mistakes I made and the many more I am gonna make!

In today's society, we as women seem to be soo hard on ourselves and want everything perfect.  Every detail of our life and our kids are categorized into groups and priorities.  We seem to forget to enjoy the littlest things in life.

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Kids With Special Needs Going Back To School - Just Breathe!

Most Moms are sooo excited for summer to be over.  Youtube shows videos of Moms dancing and lining the streets cheering as the bus pulls up to get their kids.

But for Moms with special needs kids, this could be a nightmare.  These feelings of dread usually start the night before.

When my son Casey would start school after the summer, I would just pray that he would get on the bus. That there would be no meltdowns or tears, just smiles.  Yeah right!

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Workin 9 to 5 - What a Way To Make A Livin

Well, my youngest son is now in North Carolina at college and my husband says to me " Well, don't you think it is time?"  I reply " Huh?"

I know EXACTLY what he is talking about.  It is time for me to get the dreaded "full-time job".  LOL.  I actually have been waiting for this moment for 22 years. ( My oldest son is 21).  I consistently dreamed about it when my kids were throwing up or having temper tantrums!  It was my "happy place".

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving!

As little girls, some of us dream of becoming mothers.  I don't think we are ever fully prepared for this ride of our lives.

I am a Mom to 2 boys - 21 and 18.  The oldest, Casey, is developmentally disabled and was in special education his whole school career.  Casey is now attending a community college in a special needs curriculum for Culinary Arts.

As a baby, I noticed that Casey wasn't reaching all the milestones my friend's kids were.

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Hairstyles for the Right Shape Face

We,  as women, when we have a great hair day - the world is FABULOUS!!  It sounds sooo superficial, but it is the truth.

As you are doing laundry, cleaning up throw up off of your shirt, you start to fantasize about what your life was like before.  You would wear great outfits (Ones that made you look slender and sexy) and your hair always was coiffed right.  Well, let us talk about the 4 face shapes and what styles would look good with them.

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