advice

It takes a village to raise a family; advice and tips to make the most of yours.

Breastfeeding
So you're about to have a baby. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Time to make some decisions! Picking names, decorating the nursery, buying clothes, furniture, toys, and car seats. You will carefully weigh each de...
Tabbitha Ingram6 months ago
Being a Stay-At-Home Mama
Being a Stay-At-Home Mom (SAHM) can be a very tricky and, sometimes, very lonely job. Growing up, I always knew that when the time came, I would be a SAHM because I knew I wanted to be there for all the things my kids experienced growing up. I had sort of glorified the whole SAHM thing, as my mom was, and it just seemed like so much fun!! You get to hang out with your other mom friends during the day and go out for coffee and do all these awesome things during the day while the kids were at scho...
Alyssa Baur6 months ago
My Child Is Diagnosed with Autism, Now What?
The percentages of Autism are growing rapidly. No one knows exactly why their child was diagnosed. Sure there are beliefs out there that vaccines cause autism, or that it is genetic, but there is no s...
PPD and First Time Mom
Brace yourself, this is going to get very personal. I just want other mothers that are going through this to know that they are not alone and shouldn't feel ashamed of talking to someone about their f...
Brynne Nelson6 months ago
It's Not Harmless
I have never been raped, for which I sincerely thank God. I have never been the victim of serious sexual assault. I have never been touched in an inappropriate way that left me traumatized. But I *hav...
Mariah Senner6 months ago
Day by Day
As a SAHM (stay at home mom) that deals with extreme fatigue, it can be hard to get through daily tasks. Some days are great and you check off your entire "To-do list," while others you don't cross of...
Salina Lehn6 months ago
Hot Mess Mom
You pour yourself a glass of wine. Finally! Alone time! Your own time to find yourself and feel like that younger version rockstar you are! And you fall asleep! How about canceling your debit card bec...
Rachel McNamara6 months ago
Five Things I've Seen or Have Learned as a Parent
NO parent is perfect and neither am I. But I'm raising my son to be a man. I want him to grow up happy, healthy, and in a loving home. No day is perfect in our house and I don't expect it to be. I nev...
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Summer Francois6 months ago
My Journey
Let me introduce myself. My name is Summer and I am 37 years old. I am also the mother of two beautiful who both happen to have Autism. My oldest Sebastian is 7 and has ADHD/Aspergers Syndrome. My you...
Jas S 6 months ago
Family or Enemy?
Growing up, I was always told that family will always stand by you regardless of what happens and that friends should not be trusted. For years, I believed this statement. Being an adult, I began to s...
Heather Wilkins6 months ago
A Father's Daughter
I'm going to admit something very big. I was a daddy's girl. But then I grew up. Dads are so important for little girls, it shows them how a man is to treat them, how they are loved, and sets up relat...
Katherine M.7 months ago
Life as a Stay at Home Mom/Housewife
Being a stay at home mom/housewife isn't as easy as it seems. Since the fact that you aren't bringing money home to pay bills and other stuff, there are other responsibilities that you have that are d...
Lauren Day7 months ago
Dads: Bodysurf with Your Kids
New dads and old seasoned veterans alike. Grandpas and uncles and anything else in between. I'm not wise by any chance, I am just a daughter of a regular American dad, but I have one thing to say to y...
Felicia 7 months ago
5 Ways to Show Your Husband You Care
Stuck in a rut? Running out of ideas? Feel like you aren't being the best wife you can be? Or do you just want to be assured you are doing things right? Well here are five ways to show the love of you...
Jaz Johnstone7 months ago
Get in the Picture!
When visiting my parents house, it's easy to find a row of photo albums standing proudly on their bookshelf. There's a big box of photos, all in their paper envelopes, tucked in the cupboard. All of t...
Evelyn Starr7 months ago
Things You Shouldn’t Say to Someone Who Doesn’t Have Kids
Everyone picks and chooses the milestones they’d like to experience throughout life, whether that be college, marriage, home ownership, or kids. However, somehow most people still expect you to do all...
Meghan may7 months ago
Twin Mama
Hi, I’m Meghan. I’m 22 years old and a mom of twin girls who are 14 months. I am engaged to the love of my life; we have a golden doodle puppy and a Beta fish. This is a blog on how I work, keep house...
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Shane Potter7 months ago
Reflections of the Past
In just a few weeks I'll be 30. For some of you, 30 was a long time ago. For others, it's far off in the distance. The funny thing about turning 30 is that I don't "feel" 30. Hell, when I'm clean-shav...