The biggest challenge to losing weight is the lack of momentum one feels once we’ve fallen off the exercise wagon. If we stop making losing weight a routine, then it’s harder to regain momentum after time has lapsed. Continue reading “Moms Losing Weight: Begin Where You Are Right Now… Just Start!”
Eating healthy is hard to do, not only trying to make your toddler do so but yourself, as well. Continue reading “Healthy Eating: Get Your Toddler To Enjoy Eating Healthier”
Exercise is so important for parents, especially if you’re a writer and constantly sitting on your fat ass at the computer. You need to get up and move! I’ve been slacking lately because my daughter is 21 months and at that age where she’s all over the place. I find myself dropping her off at the YMCA day care and joining other parents plopped in front of their computers or books just to get work done. Continue reading “EVERY MAMA NEEDS EXERCISE: WALK, RUN, BIKE, SWIM…JUST GET OUT & MOVE!”
Being a writer isn’t easy. Being a mom is even harder. Doing both simultaneously is huge juggling act.
Amid all of this, I went to the West Coast Writer’s Conference this weekend. It was 3 days of non-stop workshops packed with valuable information. Continue reading “MOM + WRITER: HOW TO JUGGLE PARENTHOOD & FIND TIME TO WRITE”
Sharing parental roles reduces stress in the family and enforces consistency in children. Kids rely on their parents being consistent with them and developing a routine. Continue reading “Sharing Parental Roles and Consistency”
There are various types of parenting techniques. It’s been a big debate to let your child cry it out or not. We don’t let our child cry it out and usually rock her, if she is having a hard time falling asleep. But, this week I finally let her cry it out and it worked. She fell asleep within 5 minutes. Continue reading “Cry It Out: When Should Parents Let Their Child Cry?”
Yes, manually pumping your breast milk is like milking a cow, no joke and if you feel like one, join the club. But, it does works as well as breast pumps. I brought the pump with me to Palm Springs, but forgot the power cord of all things. Ugh. Continue reading “Manually Pumping Your Breast Milk: No Offense, It’s Like Milking A Cow”
Vacationing away from the toddler, at least for a day or two, is perfectly fine. Gosh, the idea of being away from my toddler for two days feels extreme, at least I think initially.
Capturing childhood moments is so vital, which is why I have some type of recording device with me at all times. It’s amazing how much the iPhone comes in handy. I currently have the iPhone 6 Plus and would love to upgrade to the iPhone 7, but instead I’ll waiting for the 8. Continue reading “Capturing Childhood Moments: Motherhood From The Camera Lens”
Toddlerhood is its own category for first time parents. There are many, many extremely annoying, frustrating, “Don’t touch that!” and, “Stop, no…I said no!” moments when you are the parent of a toddler. Continue reading “Having A Toddler Is An Adventure That Never Stops!”