Tag Archives: kids

This is why we can’t have nice (environmentally-friendly) things

Once I had my own children, it was easy to develop an affinity for fellow mothers — to commiserate with them over sleepless nights born of 2 a.m. fevers, mealtime struggles with picky eaters and the Sisyphean effort to keep a house clean in the presence of jelly-smearing, mud-splattering littles. But there’s one mother with […]

Five killer stress busters that made me a better mother

Five killer stress busters that made me a better mother (At least I'd like to think they did) By Diane Atwood

On Christmas day, 1983, my husband and I had our first child. If nothing much had stressed me out before, now that I was a mother, nearly everything did.

How this teen gave a TEDx Talk and changed the world

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What if I told you that a kid as young as four years old has what it takes to change the world? That’s exactly how old Aidan Thomas was when he told his mother that he wanted to be a “difference maker” and that he wasn’t going to wait until he grew up to do […]

The reason I didn’t cry when I took my son to school

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If you are just tuning in, the House Guest series introduces emerging and established voices in the blogger world to the Housewife Plus audience. The writers featured here share their stories about parenting, marriage, and life in general. They are sometimes serious, other times funny, but always real. For information on how to be featured in the House Guest […]

I’m not ready for kindergarten

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If you are just tuning in, the House Guest series introduces emerging and established voices in the blogger world to the Housewife Plus audience. The writers featured here share their stories about parenting, marriage, and life in general. They are sometimes serious, other times funny, but always real. For information on how to be featured in the House Guest […]

What are you spending for back to school shopping?

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My son is entering kindergarten in less than two weeks. *dramatic pause* While we keep him clothed and shoed (shoed?) with fairly nice threads already, my husband and I decided that our kid should have school clothes that stay clean and separate from his let’s-run-through-mud-and-catch-frogs clothes. So, like any reasonable person I made a list and went shopping at a […]

5 Tested parenting hacks for a successful timeout

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My kids can be real turds. There are many moments in a day when I find myself wanting to threaten a timeout, but I bite my tongue and find more clever ways to get my kids to behave because let’s face it, timeouts do not work. Not only does it create supremely grumpy children, but […]

10 Things to do when you’re stuck inside during a snowstorm

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10 Things To Do When You’re Stuck Inside During A Snowstorm Click To Tweet I think of snow as Mother Nature’s glitter bomb. It is lovely to look at from behind the safety of a window but once you enter it you become wet, frozen, and miserable. I dread snowstorms now that I have kids […]

5 Ways moms ruin a good time

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5 Ways Moms Ruin A Good Time Click To Tweet There is a new phrase at my house that my husband and children love to toss around. Whenever I start to cross a line into the territory of nagging or hovering over my brood they tell me to, “quit Momming it up!” I have heard […]