The Simple Truth About Parenting Boys


Compensation was provided by Mott’s via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Mott’s. Confession time ya’ll: I don’t have this whole parenting thing figured out.  You would think after almost 13 years of being a mom I’d be a pro, right?  Well, (Continue Reading…);

Tips for Getting Picky Eaters to Enjoy Balanced Meals


I’ve got a confession to make: I have two children who are very picky eaters.  And while this drives me crazy on a daily basis, the unfortunate truth is that it is very difficult to balance the diet of someone who is a very picky eater. If your child won’t eat the healthy things it’s time to (Continue Reading…);

Bring Excitement to Preschool Learning with Mickey’s Magical Arts World


Learning has changed quite a bit between when I was a parent for the first time and now.  I can look back and remember being so excited when I could pop a video into the VCR (yes, people, the VCR) for my oldest.  The problem was though that the videos weren’t interactive.  They didn’t engage (Continue Reading…);

How to Turn Your Preschooler’s Stubborn No into a Agreeable Yes!


Maybe my child is stronger willed than most.  Maybe he’s got his own personality that leaves no room for discussion.  Maybe he hasn’t grown out of the terrible two’s at almost four.  Whatever the reason, his favorite word is no.  Now, this is not anything new for me.  In fact, one of his first words (Continue Reading…);

The Top Parenting Mistake You May Not Realize You’re Making


As moms we’re busy.  I totally get it.  Between household responsibilities, possibly working outside the home, hobbies and more, it’s not rare at all to hear a mom stating that she can’t even get five minutes to go to the bathroom alone.  I’ll admit that I’ve said that exact thing myself….many times.  And I’m the (Continue Reading…);

5 Ways to Build a Stronger Relationship with Your Tween


Those of you who have tweens can probably relate to the fact that it’s becoming harder to connect with your kids.  From the moment they get out of bed, they are off to do their own thing – from video games to texting to hanging out with friends.  However, during this time of their life (Continue Reading…);

How to Discipline Effectively without Raising Your Voice


I know that at times our kids can push us to the limit. I know because I have been there several times myself. However, no matter how much you want to yell and scream, you keep the thoughts and raised voice inside your head. Why? The answer is simple, yelling and screaming will only cause (Continue Reading…);

4 Easy Ways to Become a More Engaged Parent


Having a child is a big responsibility. They count on you for support, guidance, and love from the moment that they are born up until the day you die. It is important that you as a parent become engaged in their activities. Of course, when the child is of a young age, their support needs (Continue Reading…);

4 Tips to Help Take the Fear Out of Potty Training

4 Tips to Help Take the Fear Out of Potty Training

Potty training can be tough.  While I can’t speak for girls, I can say that little boys are a challenge when it comes to the entire process.  It takes patience.  And time.  And is something that is rarely mastered overnight!  Both of my boys have been a challenge to potty train.  They showed very little (Continue Reading…);

How to Turn Electronics Into a Learning Tool for Your Preschooler


Although many parents tend to shy away from using electronic devices as a learning tool for preschoolers, I do not.   And while I do limit my kid’s time in front of the screen, MillerBug is quite interested in playing with my tablet or another electronic device when I am not busy using them. In (Continue Reading…);