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Cereal necklaces =)
I agree that marriage counseling can help. Someone who isn’t directly involved but who has the ability to facilitate conversation between the two of you. I hope that helps and that you can find some healing in your marriage!
We opened Roth IRAs for our kids. We felt it was most important for our kids to have flexibility to use the money for something other than college, should they choose to go another route. My husband and I are custodians of the account, and we are able to make withdrawals for college purposes for our kids, all without tax penalty, just like a 529 would allow. However, if our kids choose another route post-high school other than college, they would be able to keep the money in the Roth/use it for other purposes. That’s just what our family chose to do!
We used Eucerin Baby body wash and eczema baby body creme as part of our bath regimen. It seemed to help somewhat, but eventually she outgrew it I guess because we don’t have as many issues with it as of recently. I’m hoping for the same for your little one!
You go mama!
We do “nachos” at least once a week 🙂 I load on the veggie toppings and the kids love it because they can “build their own” meal and it makes it fun!
Some toppings we often have are lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, corn, black beans, avocados, olives, sautéed peppers and onions, cheese, spinach,jalapeño peppers… pick and choose what you have on hand or what your family likes. Throw all the veggie toppings on a couple chips (we use Beanfields bean chips because of corn allergies in this house) and you can call it a well balanced (easy to prep) meal!
Maybe have them play outside 😉
I would suggest getting involved with a local Home School group. We are not currently homeschooling but have started looking into it, and I know there is no way I would be able to do it on my own at home and have enough structure to keep momentum with school work unless I had the support from a local homeschool group. It helps the kids with socialization (and moms too!) and also offers support for different school subjects that I might not be as prepared to teach or answer questions on, so other parents can chime in and help with certain lessons.
We’re starting to look into this too. Thanks for this advice everyone!
Now that we own our home, I find myself wishing I was renting again lol! I highly recommend setting aside a repair budget for the things that will inevitably break or deteriorate over time. Oh, the joys of homeownership 😉March 9, 2018 at 4:10 pm in reply to: Keep Baby Entertained During Trip (NEW/Novel Ideas) #22761
A pacifier or bottle helped to have my baby suck on during take off and landing to help with the pressure/ear popping. I learned my lesson the first flight we took where my daughter cried the whole take off because her ears most likely hurt, poor thing!
Snacks for toddlers are a must of course! And for mama too!
Love the idea of sharing the surprise pack with mamas at your group meeting! Such a great idea! I’ll be keeping that in mind when another surprise pack reward comes out (if I can snag it in time!) 😉
Listening to podcasts helps me check things off my to-do list without thinking so much about all I need to get done. I can focus on a task, listen to a podcast to keep my mind from wandering back to my laundry list of “to-do’s” and keeps me out of my head so much! I feel like I get stuff done with more focus actually, plus I usually pick a podcast that I can learn something from so I feel good about that too!
I just finished reading Oh Crap! Potty Training =) I’m also in the middle of Hands Free Mama, which is AMAZING and I highly recommend. The book summary does a good job of summing up the storyline: “A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!” All things I struggled a lot with! It’s helping me make strides!
My goal is to start waking up before my kids do. I think that would help me start my day out on a better foot. Have time to shower and have a cup of coffee without feeling like I’m neglecting my kids at all, and not feeling guilty. It would be great to start the day out without jumping right into “Mom” duties. Making this a reality would mean getting to bed earlier though which is a challenge!