The Great Wealth Is Family N' Health

Parenting, DIY & Tips
Image source Getting healthier as a family is much easier than getting healthy alone. There are no two ways about it. That’s not all, though, because upping your health game as a family unit, you know, going through the strides like brothers in arms is also the best way to...

It Takes Two: How Is Your Second Pregnancy Different From Your First?

Parenting, DIY & Tips, Lifestyle
Your second pregnancy is an intriguing time.  You are no longer new to the process. You have a decent idea of how your body is going to feel, what’s going to change, and how you go about getting through the next few months as you wait impatiently for the baby...

Protecting Your Family From Burglars

DIY & Tips, Home & garden, Parenting
Being burgled is awful, I wouldn’t wish it on anybody. It can leave you feeling vulnerable and afraid in your home, not to mention the financial cost of replacing everything that is taken. We all think that it will never happen to us, but burglaries are a lot more common...

New Beginnings: Three Simple Ways To Commemorate Your Baby's Birth

Parenting, DIY & Tips
There are few things more wonderful and exciting that the birth of your baby. The only problem is that it can often feel like the time flies by far too quickly. There's so much going on that you end up in a whirl of excitement and exhaustion that can often...

Got Kids? Avoid Kitchen Disasters

Parenting, DIY & Tips
PIXNIO (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It wouldn’t be fair or accurate to describe your average kitchen as a deathtrap. In fact, if you’re a particularly fervent cookin’ momma, then the very suggestion may even offend you! But let’s face it: the kitchen is probably the most hazardous room in...

What is the hype about KidSnips?

Parenting, Lifestyle
This is a paid advertisement. Two moms, frustrated by the lack of places to get a quality haircut for their children, decided to do something about it and started KidSnips in 1997. Today, even after growing to eight stores across Chicagoland, they still own and operate KidSnips. They’re in the...

Encourage Active Adventuring In Your Kids

Parenting, DIY & Tips
It's pretty common knowledge that the modern world has changed drastically from when we were children ourselves, to how our children experience the world now. Kids seem to grow up so fast - you would be amazed at the amount of children under six years old who are already technologically...

Millennial Generation Faces Unprecedented Challenges in Affording Child Care

Parenting, Lifestyle
*press release* Millennial Generation Faces Unprecedented Challenges in Affording Child Care New Report Highlights a Generation Burdened with Debt, High Unemployment, and Difficult Choices Arlington, VA, March 21, 2017 – The clash between the American dream and the American reality has gotten dramatically worse for millennials seeking to have a...

Food First: A Mom's Guide To Getting Through The Morning

Lifestyle, Parenting, DIY & Tips
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Image source Weekday mornings are a battle for almost every parent. From dragging your children kicking and screaming out of bed (when they somehow wake up happily at 6 AM at the weekends before coming in to bounce on your bed as you attempt to...

Modern Momma Guide To Child Nutrition

Parenting, DIY & Tips, Lifestyle
Image credit (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Having children is a gorgeous thing.  From the moment we discover we are pregnant right through to the late teens, our children will give us great insight to who we are, teach us to be calm and overcome huge hurdles.  We feel our...

Overcoming Challenges of a Breakup When You Have Kids

Parenting
Breaking up is an extremely hard thing to go through - and it’s made even harder if are living with your former partner and have kids. As well as the emotional strain, you have to go through practical issues like where each of you will live, how you will divide...

How To Plan The Perfect Sleepover Feast

DIY & Tips, Parenting
Planning a sleepover for your daughter and her friends is perhaps one of the easiest parties to arrange. A sleepover is exciting and all about late night chats and midnight feasts and secrets. Sleepovers are a diehard part of childhood and every child should have the experience of being the...

The Cutest Heart Braid Tutorial for Little Girls From KidSnips

Lifestyle, Parenting
This post is an advertisement. The thing that is so fun about having little girls is playing dress up and watching them just be the cutest, prettiest little girls! Just in time for Valentine's Day, until February 28, 2017, KidSnips all over Chicago is offering hair braid style for your...

How To Do Quick & Easy Lice Checks at Home with KidSnips

DIY & Tips, Parenting
Sponsored by KidSnips (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Lice. Just the word give me the creeps! With 2 daughters in elementary school, this is one of those things that all parent cringe about. Once a child has lice in the classroom, it can very easily transfer to your kid. And...

Become A Kitchen Master By The Time You're 30 And Kill It At Family Gatherings

Lifestyle, DIY & Tips, Parenting
Cooking used to be a skill that we all acquired early on in life, helping out our moms and dads in the kitchen and learning as we went along. But with the rise of the packaged meal, ubiquitous takeout joints, and home delivery services, much of that learning process has...

6 Simple Better Eating Habits To Try in 2017

DIY & Tips, Lifestyle, Parenting
6 SIMPLE BETTER EATING HABITS TO TRY IN 2017 This post is sponsored by goodnessknows. The New Year always gets us inspired to eat better, live a more active lifestyle and set goals to reach that improve our lives. I am teaming up with goodnessknows for their #tryalittlegoodness campaign; sharing...

Get Your Kids Excited About Math

Parenting
With my 3 kids now all in school and math curriculum changing, I find it harder to help them with their everyday assignments! Let's face it, when was the last time you used fractions or algebraic equations?! However, we all know that mathematics teaches much more than the actual problem....

Preparing Delicious Meals Every Day

DIY & Tips, Parenting
I had the honor of being featured on CilantroCooks.com. And here is part of the article. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Johanna M. Cook, better known as “Momma Cuisine,” is a national television and video cooking personality who shows viewers how to prepare great everyday meals. We had a chance...

When You Can't Stop The Kids From Feeling Heartache

Parenting
Life as a family is a constant evolution. Everyday the kids are growing and learning something new. Everyday presents a new challenge to overcome. For the most part, it's "everyday life challenges" at first.  What happens when life gets real? What happens when the kids experience divorce? What happens when...

A short film reminding you to play with your kids by Radio Flyer

Parenting, Lifestyle
Radio Flyer Showcases "Taking Flight", A Short Movie (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); On Saturday, September 10, 2016, me and kids visited the Radio Flyer headquarters in Chicago to watch the premiere of "Taking Flight", a short film by Moonbot studios. "Taking Flight" is about learning how to use your...