We are just a few short weeks away from Thanksgiving and then one month later it will be Christmas! I’ve put together a few ideas in this post to help keep your child/ren busy during this Holiday Season. Occupied children tend to whine less which makes holiday breaks a lot more bearable. So enjoy! Find me on Instagram @surviving_mommy and send me photos of the … Continue reading 8 Things To Occupy Your Children
I shared something humorous on Instagram and of course there was that one person who couldn’t help but share their unwanted opinion. “Sounds like your kids need more time with dad and more discipline.” Alright, maybe they had innocent intentions, so I responded explaining that my husband was exhausted to which they replied, “I do 19 hour shifts every week. “Tired” is for people who … Continue reading Dad Shaming
Children love balloons, but the helium balloons are safest. We’ve never allowed balloons in our home if they aren’t helium when we have children under 5. At the grocery store one day my three year old begged for a balloon and after taking it home it was the favored play thing for seven days! Penelope and her 18 month old sister love this balloon and … Continue reading Get that kid a balloon!
If my children had their way I would be reading to them all day every day. It’s challenging to find children’s books that are interesting and fun to us parents, too. ABC YOGA by Christiane Engel is one of our favorites: Each letter of the alphabet has a cute pose and my babies are always wanting to read it! The poses are already modified to … Continue reading Parent Smarter Not Harder
You have a three year old who is up in your face talking non-stop while you’re trying to accomplish something. The talking doesn’t stop even after you asked nicely many times and gradually escalates into yelling when the three year old realizes that you are clearly busy. By now you’ve asked them at least six times to please leave you alone while you do this … Continue reading Parenting Advice: Take it or Leave it?