5 Tips for Parenting in a Scary World

5 Tips for Parenting in a Scary World

Share Pin1 Stumble59 Share +1 TweetShares 60My 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

Share32 Pin13 Stumble55 Share +1 TweetShares 100Mother’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 Stumble42 Share +1 TweetShares 53Learning 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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What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day: (What if we stop “momming?!?!”)

What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day: (What if we stop “momming?!?!”)

Share17 Pin1 Stumble57 Share +1 TweetShares 75Mother’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays, even long before I became a mother.  Probably because my mother is my everything and is worth celebrating every single day.  She’s my worrier and my biggest fan, my voice of reason even when I don’t agree with her, my soother, my funny friend, my model for kindness, the person who knows what I’m feeling before I realize I’m feeling it, the one who…

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A peek inside the new must-have book for tween boys

A peek inside the new must-have book for tween boys

Share39 Pin3 Stumble Share +1 TweetShares 42Books for boys can be hard to choose.  In my house of boys, I have good readers skill-wise, but they don’t actually enjoy reading or choose it as an activity.  I’m always looking for books that will catch their attention and let them think positively about reading — like an adventure awaiting them when they open the cover and dive in. Enter Dave McGrail.  Back in my days of velcro sneakers and recess, I…

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Patience. I’ll be right there.

Patience. I’ll be right there.

Share10 Pin Stumble Share +1 TweetShares 10Sometimes, parenting three kids is so easy  (Wait, what?  Remind me that I said that).  Other days, I get dizzy from my head turning this way and that way answering “What?” “Yes!” “Hold on a second!” “Don’t do that.” “In a minute.” “I said IN A MINUTE.”  After yelling “I have only two eyes, but three kids to watch!” and “THERE IS ONLY ONE MOMMY HERE!!!!” today in absolute frustration, I figured it was…

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