You already know that we love to share tips about raising kids, fun activities and our favorite kid-friendly recipes. Every week we want to share some of our favorite reads… the best parenting advice from around the web.
We share many viral posts on our Facebook page, but we are going to gather them here in one place, for easy access.
1. WHAT WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY WE NEED A BREAK
As a stay-at-home mom of two small children, when I say that I need a break, I’m not talking about wanting a vacation or a treat as a reward for doing my job. Needing a break doesn’t mean that I’m seeking a respite from my responsibilities or that I want to put my feet up. It means that I need a moment to feel like a human being in the midst of a relentless life where I don’t belong to myself anymore; where I give my love and energy away, every moment of my existence, and can’t figure out how to keep any for myself.
Read more on Huffington Post here.
2. WHY I STILL CARRY MY KIDS
I see you looking my way – when I hold my 7 year old, my 5 year old, my 3 year old in my arms. I want to tell you something: my 9 year old doesn’t fit there anymore… and that is why I still carry my kids.
Read more on Your Modern Family here.
3. DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE SENSORY ISSUES?
Have you ever heard the phrase “sensory issues” and thought… hmm, I wonder if that could be my child?
You are not alone. With the increasing awareness of all things sensory, more and more parents are starting to wonder the same thing. When your child struggles with sensory issues it can be downright debilitating. In fact, it can affect every aspect of your life, from family outings to night time routines. When a child struggles with sensory issues, it can make every day activities difficult and make parenting even harder than it already is.
Read more on the Kids Activities Blog here.
4. GUY SENDS MOM A CUTOUT OF HIMSELF, MOM ONE- UPS HIM IN A BIG WAY
What do you do when you’re studying abroad and you want to make sure your mom doesn’t miss you too much? You send her a giant cardboard cutout, of course. That’s what Dalton Ross did to crack his mother up. He sent her this:
Read more on Scary Mommy here.
5. DIY DREAM CATCHERS// MADE BY KIDS
I’m so excited to finally get this post up!! We made these dream catchers during art camp in July and the kids were so into it. They really loved making all of the different elements: taping, wrapping, sewing, beading, painting and pom-pom making. It was a very busy three hours. I was SO proud of everything they accomplished completely on their own! I posted the above photo on Instagram that day and it has been my most popular photo of the summer. I knew I had to get my act together and download the rest of my photos so that I could share our process with you – before next summer. (I’m slow like that.)
Read more on Art Bar Blog here.
6. 16 INDOOR CAMPING IDEAS FOR PEOPLE WHO HATE NATURE
I love indoor camping, its fun and you don’t have to worry about getting bit by mosquito’s! I am not an outdoorsy kind of person and camping just is not usually my thing. Luckily, we can still have some camping fun by moving it indoors.
Read more on Love and Marriage Blog here.
7. WHY FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN IS A TERRIBLE IDEA
My first job after college was a kindergarten teacher. I started in a district that had full day kindergarten, and they’d had it for a long time. There was an entire set of discipline procedures in place for misbehaving kindergarteners that was a little less strict and a little more forgiving than it was for older kids. I didn’t know any better, and in my book it was logical and fair. A couple of years later, I went to a district that was switching form half day kindergarten to full day kindergarten. When I asked about discipline measures, and what we would do with kids that needed to be removed from the classroom, I was met with a lot of blank stares.
Read more on Totally the Bomb here.
8. REASONS WHY WD-40 IS YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND
We all know WD-40 is great stuff, but did you know it could do all THIS? There are tons of great things you can do with this stuff and you will soon see why WD-40 is your new best friend and wonder how you ever lived without it.
Read more on One Crazy House here.
9. 3 YEAR OLDS ARE KINDA THE WORST AND HERE’S WHY
You always hear about the “terrible twos” phase when it comes to your little ones. But no one has ever told you about when your child turns the doomed age of three. YourTango tells us exactly why three-year-olds are the new two-year-olds, and worse.
Read more on PopSugar here.
10. 10 THINGS CHILDREN WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER
I am sharing with you today 10 things that I will never forget. I come from a childhood packed with millions of sweet memories surrounded by family, friends, and people that understood what love is. It is amazing to me that most things I remember from my childhood make me smile and happy, considering that we had really little money, a lot of empty stomachs and much reason to pray for help. I had a wonderful childhood not because of the things we had but because we had each other.
Read more on 36th Avenue here.
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The Real Reason Moms Can’t Put Down Their Phones
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