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working mom

How I Lose the Mom Guilt and Being Stretched Too Thin

January 26, 2020, Author: Tamra Cater

My beautiful daughter is almost 4, yet I still suffer from working mom guilt and being stretched too thin. For example, I still have trouble leaving my daughter overnight anywhere, even if it’s just one night. I do realize, however, that if I do take breaks on occasion, I am much more refreshed! It’s a […]

Valentine's Day

10 Awesome Valentine’s Day Crafts for Preschoolers

January 11, 2020, Author: Tamra Cater

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. So, I’ve been wondering how to celebrate this day with my 3-year-old. She’s a huge fan of crafts and “making things,” so I thought I’d look for some fun crafts. I feel like this is a great way for us to connect and become closer. I did find […]

Parenting

7 Effective Tips for Parenting a Strong-Willed Child

January 3, 2020, Author: Tamra Cater

It happened. Yesterday, I was faced with the growing reality that my daughter is very strong-willed. Honestly, it was probably one of the worst days we have had. My daughter did not want to get dressed, nor did she want to leave the house when it was time to go. In fact, she was put […]

Parenting

24 Simple Ways to Connect with Your Child

December 29, 2019, Author: Tamra Cater

According to one article, it’s important to create a close connection with our child, so they develop into a happy, well-behaved kid. Thus, it’s not enough to only tell our child that we love them- We need to put love into action every day, and we can do that by finding simple ways to connect with […]

Baby

Your Guide to Giving Your Baby a Bath

December 18, 2019, Author: Tamra Cater

As a new mom, I was terrified of bathing my new baby. She was so tiny, and I was afraid of dropping her! That being said, my mother-in-law walked me through it a few times while she was visiting. This helped me become more comfortable with it! Thus, I did learn how to become an […]

Awards

Real Neat Blog Award

December 11, 2019, Author: Tamra Cater

I was nominated by Jaya at Nin Chronicles for this award. I love Jaya’s blog posts on positive parenting, so please check out her blog. This award is a way for a blogger to show appreciation for other blogs that they think are really neat! So, I’m honored to be nominated by Jaya for this! Rules […]

Mom, Uncategorized

6 Reasons Why Being a Mom is Hard

December 5, 2019, Author: Tamra Cater

According to an article on Huffpost, being a mom means “giving air to the lungs that grew within you, and sight to the eyes that will never see you as anything but mommy.” It’s also kissing those scratches and scrapes, as well as being the rock when they cry. It’s picking them up when they […]

Christmas

A Christmas Sensory Bin for Toddlers

November 23, 2019, Author: Tamra Cater

A sensory bin is a plastic tub that is filled with materials that stimulate the senses. Sensory bins are great, because they are quick to put together and relatively inexpensive. Also, sensory bins are an easy way to engage in sensory play without having to go to a children’s museum. Thus, I decided to create […]

apps

Tech and Apps to Help Students Succeed

November 12, 2019, Author: Tamra Cater

This is a guest post done by Rae Steinbach. Please see the bio below! Many parents and teachers have trouble keeping children off their phones, but technology actually opens a variety of new opportunities at school. More and more apps are looking for ways to engage students in the classroom and improve educational outcomes. This […]

Picky Eating

Recipes Your Picky-Eater Will Love

November 7, 2019, Author: Tamra Cater

As parents, we want our children to eat a variety of healthy foods, so it’s frustrating when they do not. Toddlerhood seems to be the time when it happens most.  Parents may wonder about whether their kids will grow out of this phase or what recipes their picky-eater will enjoy! Some kids outgrow picking eating, […]