Save Your Sanity: 17 Simple Summer Boredom Busters for Kids

Save Your Sanity: 17 Simple Summer Boredom Busters for Kids

Share Pin +1 Tweet StumbleMemorial 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 of my…

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5 Tips for Parenting in a Scary World

5 Tips for Parenting in a Scary World

Share Pin +1 Tweet StumbleMy 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 a scary…

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Tips for moms from moms: Perspective on raising boys

Tips for moms from moms: Perspective on raising boys

Share Pin +1 Tweet StumbleSometimes 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 of patience…

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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

Share Pin +1 Tweet StumbleIMAGINE 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 these past…

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

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

Share Pin +1 Tweet StumbleMother’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 of various…

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Got sons? Tell me about it!

Got sons? Tell me about it!

Share Pin +1 Tweet StumbleAre you living the adventure of raising boys?  If you told a kid in your house today to take his hands out of his pants (or if you laugh as you remember doing so when your kids were younger), I’m guessing you have a son.  If you balance the question “What sports does he play?” with the answer “I just want him to be active and happy,” and if you’ve found an appreciation for the talent…

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

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

Share Pin +1 Tweet StumbleLearning 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 tried to…

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How to encourage creativity in children

How to encourage creativity in children

Share Pin +1 Tweet StumbleIf 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 on Facebook…

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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?!?!”)

Share Pin +1 Tweet StumbleMother’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 can communicate…

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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

Share Pin +1 Tweet StumbleBooks 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 knew him…

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