Childhood drowning deaths are up 70% this year, thanks to quarantine and Covid. Florida leads the country in drowning deaths of children aged 1-4. Sadly, children this age are most at risk of drowning in their own home pool....
It’s that time again! You hear the soundtrack of Jaws in the background as you head to the dining room table to serve dinner. “He better eat dinner” I mumble. Mealtime was the absolute worst for me. My son...
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. To some, Down Syndrome can be scary and intimidating, as any disability or challenge can be. However, as Moms, it is important that we support and advocate for each other. As the mother of...
  Banned words  A recent exchange between a Facebook friend has been weighing on my mind. He was talking about something political and he used a word on the banned words list. For those uncertain, those words are ones that demean...
Have you more than ever, needed sensory fun and educational activities to keep your toddler busy? I know the feeling all too well! Having a toddler who won't sit still, is definitely challenging to say the least. At 12:00...
Every parent knows that the holidays are a mixed bag of delight and exhaustion.  Road trips and family and gifts and friends, the end of the year is full to the brim, and at times a bit overwhelming. The...
I've had a lot of sleep-deprived nights lately, as I am sure many of you are in the same boat. This new world we are living in is a scary place. As parents, we can't help but think about...
Have you ever been out with your children and seen another family with a special needs child? Do you struggle with how to help your kids interact with children who are different from them? How can you, as a...

Are You A Social Mommy?

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Are your days filled with caring for your little ones? Dishes? Laundry? Cooking? Are the days of going out with friends on a Friday night long gone? As you experience motherhood, do you find the need to connect with...
So I get it, we aren’t the normal situation. Most people with a 3 year old either have daycare established that can continue through the summer months, or have a stay at home component. We don’t. Our son has...

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5 fast and family friendly recipes for easier weeknights

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Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole...