snacks for kids

10 Easy Steps to Finding Snacks for Kids (snacks they’ll love!)

SNACKS!!!!!!!!!! As parents, we’re all quite familiar with them, constantly bombarded with requests for them, and constantly on a quest to find just the right snacks for kids that they will love and that we feel good about giving them. We go up to Expert Level Parenting when we actually find one that all the …

Simple Resolutions Even a Busy Mom Can Keep (updated!)

I originally published the post below on December 2017, and decided it was time to review it and see how I did.  I’m certainly a busy mom (I think parenting is busy no matter what!), so I wanted to see if I was actually able to keep up with my resolutions.  Read the below, and …

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Tips for moms from moms: Perspective on raising boys

Sometimes 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 …

Blogging is like parenting. Learn as you go, and don't give up.

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

Learning 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! …

Nature vs. Nurture: When Ordinary Happenings Become Full-Contact Sports (plus, a GIVEAWAY treat!)

Nature vs. nurture?  Not even a question in my mind.  I was enlightened when I became a Mother of Boys (M.O.B.).  For anyone out there still debating nature vs. nurture, I know the answer.  It’s nature, people!  Nine years into being a M.O.B., I am still mind-blown by the otherwise ordinary activities that play out …

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Lessons in Motherhood: Marketing Me as Mom

Lessons in motherhood come often.  I’m constantly discovering things about motherhood that I never knew to expect.  Like my latest revelation that motherhood can be a lot like marketing.  Every day, I’m marketing me as mom.  Those of you who know me outside of this website know that I have a career in marketing, so …

Raising Boys: Things I Never Knew I’d Say

Raising boys puts me in unexpected territory.  Even with respect to what I say to them. Boys are different from girls.  From my experience, this is true.  The wrestling, punching, yelling, constant high energy . . . So often, words come out of my mouth, and I pause to think, “Wow.  I never could have …

Raising Boys to Dream Big. Always.

Raising Boys: Dream Big and Never Stop Reaching As a mom of three boys, I know this to be true:  raising boys is an adventure, and life is complicated.  We’re under pressure as parents, and our kids are under pressure, too, as they navigate through the ups and downs and obstacles that come their way. …

Lessons from a jiggly mom-tush

Your body changes after having kids, but I love my boys and I love chocolate: 5 Lessons from a jiggly mom-tush I grew up as a dancer – tap, jazz, ballet, modern and even a little flamenco. Many hours a week from age 5 through my late 20s were spent dancing — moving through life …

Parenting in a Scary World

Parenting in a Scary World Open the door.  Say “I love you.” Go. The world is a bit of a scary place these days.  I’m not sure if it’s scarier than when our parents were kids or when we were kids, or if it just seems so because of the constant newsfeeds available and the …