Packing School Lunches for Picky Eaters: 4 Easy Tips

If you are the parent of a picky eater, then you already know what kind of challenge it can be, as some studies show that a large percentage of children do not get the nutrients they require; however, picky eaters may be at even more of a risk. For example, if your fussy eater skips lunch, the lack of nutrients and carbs may negatively affect their performance in class. If you are feeding a fussy eater, there are a few steps you can take to … [Read more...]

Helping Your Child With Important Career Choices

Transitioning from education life to adulthood is never easy. Your kid will have to make some major life decisions and naturally, (as their preferred role model), your kid will come to you for wisdom and advice. So it's best to be prepared when offering guidance. In a recent study, more than 50% of the parents in the survey said that they were not aware of the various options available to the young adults turning 18. In this … [Read more...]

My Parents Were Going To Adopt

My dad was in Vietnam in one of the areas where the highest amount of Agent Orange was sprayed before my parents were married.  Once back in the states and trying to have a family, Agent Orange came back to haunt him.  My parents tried to start a family only to have many pregnancy altercations.  Sadly, my mother had many devastating miscarriages before I came along and again after I was born.  My parents wanted a child so badly and for those of … [Read more...]

Child Accident Claims: What You Need to Know

Injuries and accidents are bound to happen throughout your child's youth, but if your son or daughter gets hurt as a result of some form of negligence, you might be able to submit a child accident claim and get the compensation that you and your child deserve. There is no reason to hesitate when it comes to initiating proceedings on behalf of your child, but there are certain things that you need to know before submitting your claim.  Continue … [Read more...]

Preparing For Your First Child?

Preparing for your first child sounds extremely overwhelming because, well, it is.  You have so many things to consider! H ave you made your birth plan yet?  Do you know how you want to handle labor?  Will you labor at home or at the hospital?  Will you get the epidural or will you opt for a natural birth?  No matter what you decide, it will be the right decision for you!  There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to preparing for your … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Top 5 Ways to Help Your Child Get Good Grades

Your kids need to get the best grades they can, not just because they're necessary for a successful academic future, but because earning good grades creates good habits. By getting good grades, children learn to always try their best, to set goals, and to love learning new things. Putting pressure on children is never the way to go, but there are habits and techniques that will help them consistently bring home their best efforts. Create a … [Read more...]

Turn Your “Mommy Song” Into A Children’s Book

Have you ever toyed with the idea of writing a children's book?  I have recently met Jessica Chamberlain  through  my mom blog.  She is a proud mom of two and the author of  "Bright and White Brushing Your Teeth Can Be Fun." I was very inspired by her story, so I thought I would share it with you through my mom blog.   Meet Jessica.... I grew up in a family of all girls so when I found out that I was going to be a new mom of a little boy … [Read more...]

Mom Blog: How to Make A Fun, Interactive, Study Guide

Make Your Own Fun, Interactive, Study Guide How many nights have you sat with your child and reviewed their vocabulary words and definitions with them?  How long have you sat there repeating definitions and asking them questions about each word?  There’s no reason you should have to interactively study with your child for long periods of time.  Everyone wants their children to do well in school, but with so many activities and large families, … [Read more...]

Does Your Child See A Pediatric Dentist?

As a child, I hated trips to the dentist and would make myself sick while in the dentist chair .  The dentist would give in and send me home.  The only drawback to this plan, was that I had to reschedule to get the other half of my teeth cleaned, which meant another dreaded trip to the dentist.  I don't make myself sick anymore while at the dentist, but do find myself dreading my appointment. When it was time for my child's first dentist … [Read more...]

Did Santa Ever Write You?

Looking back to my childhood, I would have been overjoyed to have gotten a letter from Santa.  I always made him special cookies and sat out milk for him, actually I think we sat out Pepsi.  I wanted so bad to catch Santa in my living room when he was filling the stockings, good thing I never caught him!  I visited him at the Santa house in the Court Square every year and also sent letters to him through my school and the local paper.   I never … [Read more...]