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Today I’m going off the beaten path. I’m just writing about what I’m feeling and thinking and I hope that is okay. This is after all my online home, right? So, my niece started kindergarten today. This little munchkin I just love to pieces and I knew my sister would be sad. You see, when she’s sad I’m sad. It...
Alright I’m frustrated. My little girl is frustrated and saying she is F-A-T. Yup, she screamed it. Rage of scream and tears – the whole 9 yards! I felt my heart break in half and crumble to floor into a million little pieces. Why would she say something like this you might wonder? It’s simple really, she felt fat and she felt...
Summer day camp is here and that means each day I pack lunches, sunscreen, bug spray, towels, bathing suits and lunches. Oh wait and snacks, extra clothing, water and um…I’m sure a million other things. A back pack does not work! Everything ends up lost or at the bottom of the bag and the kids claim they never saw the apple...
Summertime is here! This means later nights, dirty feet, marshmallow covered faces, bug bites and endless rock collections. For my home it will now include summertime chores because last summer I learned that my kids still need structure and routine. Otherwise my summer is no fun because I’m cleaning up the sand, doing the laundry and putting it away...
For the last four months I've been working with the most inspiring group of women that I have ever worked with. Women determined to be healthier and to make changes in their life to lose the weight the no longer wanted to lug around. They had #Cinchspiration goals and whether it was to fit into a dress size, run a marathon,...
I’ve heard these comments a dozen times…  “Mom, come on!” “Mom, hurry up we’re waiting!” “Mom, are you done yet?” The children are usually in my ear or shouting from afar with their hands on their hips while I’m finishing up an email, quicklky publishing a post, submitting one last edit for work, replying to a tweet or checking some text message on...
Nudity and every families comfort level with it are different. For some families it is normal for everyone to see each other nude (at least while the kids are younger). From showers to getting dressed it might not matter to some families. I know plenty of parents (mom and dad) whom shower with their young children and it is...
WHAT IT IS: The easiest way to determine the perfect style for your child. It can be tough to find the right cuts for kids, especially since they grow and change so quickly. According to Cozy Friedman, founder of Cozy’s Cuts for Kids and the So Cozy hair care line, the key to the ideal hairstyle is tailoring the...
There seems to be this fine line between being paranoid, scared of germs, checking lists, looking at ingredients and wondering if a cup or straw is safe to drink out of.  It's a lot for a parent to sort through and figure out and way back when life did seem simpler. It was simpler to chase the truck with the...
Most moms know that breastfeeding is best for baby and for the moms that decide to breastfeed (it is a choice) there are a lot of great support groups online. Breastfeeding.com provides an online community that helps support moms and Baby Center has many articles for new mothers to help them learn the benefits of breastfeeding and the how-to’s...
It is easy to quickly become bored during the winter months. The snow can begin to fall as early as October and continue to blanket the ground through March. It is a long and cold season and when there are days when we can't get outside its time to get crafty but be thrifty. Heading to an indoor play...
The good news? One easy green way to save money on your electric bill is by buying CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs to replace all of your incandescent bulbs. According to the Energy Star program, CFLs use 75 percent less energy, last up to 10 times longer and also prevent over 450 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per bulb. The...
All parents want their children to be safe. Isn't this why we try to buy organic or the best products for our children? Hold their hand when they cross the street, use a car seat, safety plug covers and baby gates? My children and their safety motivated me to start Green and Clean Mom, to find other moms like...
When you try something new or you've decided to break a habit, it's a challenge! I thought trying cloth diapers would be hard for me, seeing I knew nothing AND I have used only disposable with my two children. I wrote about being ignorant about cloth diapers and the encouragement and support was amazing. Thanks to all of you...
Okay, war sound harsh but it's a battle of sorts. Is BPA safe or isn't it? Is it a myth that BPA is harmful and the media is fooling us because we don't have the facts?  Well, according to Mom Style News or Mom Myth Busters (same author), yes. Is BPA Safe? Here is it is folks, BPA might not kill you...
I’ve written about this several times, my daughter having asthma. For two months now my small little family has struggled with this diagnosis. She’s so little, only 16 months, and it just has never seemed right to give her so much medicine, steroids, Zyrtec, Singulair, and albuterol. Is it all really necessary? The doctor said we had to get...
I confessed to driving an SUV. Gasp. This caused me to lose some readers and that made me sad. I got over it. I gained far more from this article than I lost. Wanna know why? I’m honest and hands down there are more of me out there who drive the SUV but give a damn then those that...
Chomp. Chomp. My son loves his “bubba” gum. “Mom, can I have some bubba gum.” He’s got this oral thing and the speech therapist says it’s okay for him to chew it and good for his speech. Distracts him from wanting the pacifiers that he has to get rid of on his fourth birthday (he only uses these at...