Gardening with Kids: Simple steps to summer fun

Gardening with Kids: Simple steps to summer fun

Share5 Pin2 Stumble Share +1 TweetShares 7“We seasoned our dinner with herbs from our garden, and topped off our salad with our homegrown tomatoes,” the  neighbors said.  Not us!  Steak on the grill and frozen french fries over here!  I tend to think I don’t have the skill — or the time — for a fancy, productive garden, though I do think gardening with kids is a great experience, and one I try every year.  I used to think about…

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20 Easy Father’s Day Gifts he’ll love

20 Easy Father’s Day Gifts he’ll love

Share10 Pin2 Stumble77 Share +1 TweetShares 89You know when you buy Dad a tie as a Father’s Day gift, but he rarely dresses up?  Or you get your husband a coupon book for various golf courses, and he never uses it because it turns out there are limitations on days and times, and none are convenient?  Yeah, let’s avoid that, right?  It was a thoughtful gift, targeting one of his interests, and reasonably priced . . . but in the…

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Save Your Sanity: 17 Simple Summer Boredom Busters for Kids

Save Your Sanity: 17 Simple Summer Boredom Busters for Kids

Share13 Pin2 Stumble206 Share +1 TweetShares 221Memorial Day:  Aside from the ever-important honoring those who have given their lives for our country, it typically also marks the unofficial start to summertime  . . . nearing the end of the school year . . . and the approximate time when the kids — after just hours out of school — start to say, “I’M BORED.”  Don’t lose your temper!  Don’t lose your sanity!  Just ward off the boredom with this helpful list…

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5 Tips for Parenting in a Scary World

5 Tips for Parenting in a Scary World

Share6 Pin1 Stumble60 Share +1 TweetShares 67My key for parenting in a scary world: Open the door.  Say “I love you.” Go. It was one of those weeks that make me realize what supermen and superwomen we truly are parenting in the scary world we live in today, and it inspired me to update this post from 2016 in hopes that it can be a good reminder for you — and me, too.  How are you getting by parenting in…

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Tips for moms from moms: Perspective on raising boys

Tips for moms from moms: Perspective on raising boys

Share21 Pin7 Stumble63 Share +1 TweetShares 91Sometimes you just need the comfort of hearing some tips for moms from moms who have been through all this before, because, as they say, “Mother knows best.”  Right? It was one of those days.  One of those weeks, really.  The kind where everything is crazy at work, and at home, there are dirty socks on the kitchen floor, pee splatters on the toilet seat and wall, smelly feet on the couch, and lack…

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Learning to Blog: What “just another mommy blogger” has learned two years in

Learning to Blog: What “just another mommy blogger” has learned two years in

Share2 Pin Stumble Share +1 TweetShares 2IMAGINE if I had never started this blog.  Would it have mattered?  I suppose not, in the grand scheme of things.  Did the world really need another mommy blog? In the little part of the universe where I wanted a creative outlet, wanted to connect with other moms, other M.O.B.s, other bloggers, and wanted to learn some new skills, YES, it would have mattered. I haven’t made it big as a mommy blogger in…

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Awww! 21 adorable reasons boys (and men!) love their moms

Awww! 21 adorable reasons boys (and men!) love their moms

Share33 Pin13 Stumble55 Share +1 TweetShares 101Mother’s Day is fast-approaching.  I wonder if my silly boys will make me breakfast in bed like they often do, only to eat it before I even get a bite! We hear so much about how boys are all snakes and snails and puppy-dog tails, but they really do have a sweet side, too. I also often hear that “boys love their mamas,” and of course it’s true, right? I surveyed boys, guys, men…

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Learning to blog: (It’s a lot like parenting!)

Learning to blog: (It’s a lot like parenting!)

Share10 Pin1 Stumble55 Share +1 TweetShares 66Learning to blog can be daunting . . .  but I recently realized it’s a lot like parenting!  Read on . . . I have a toddler!!!!  No, I didn’t go have a secret fourth kid and not tell you until now.  I’m talking about my blog, MOB Truths!  It’s turning 2 in early May! In 8th grade history class, my teacher used to intertwine his fingers and say, “It all fits together.”  He…

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How to encourage creativity in children

How to encourage creativity in children

Share13 Pin5 Stumble1 Share +1 TweetShares 19If you know me at all, you know I thrive on creativity and love to foster creativity in children as well.  Since I was a wee little girl I’ve been writing books, poems and songs, doing arts and crafts projects, and launching small businesses during elementary school in the playroom of my house.  Creativity comes easy to me, and I’m energized by it and by other creative people.  And if you’ve followed my blog…

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