Monthly Archives: October 2018

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When My Son Says No, I Listen

By | 2018-10-31T07:59:59+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Categories: Blog|

No means no. Every mom has uttered these words through her teeth over the course of motherhood. When kids ask for the 137th time if they can have candy for dinner, or if they can watch those God-awful Youtubers and their annoying egg-opening videos, or if they can drink pond water. No means no. Stop…

Trying to Read Your Baby’s Mind

By | 2018-10-27T07:17:20+00:00 October 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

One thing I’ve learned since the birth of my six month old son, is that he is a great communicator. Whether he’s babbling, crying, or something more subtle, he communicates what he wants and needs. I’ve learned to read his cues, body language and facial expressions and respond to them preemptively which in large part…

Please, I Beg of You, Keep Your Kids’ Heads Where You Can See Them

By | 2018-10-26T08:12:09+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

It finally happened. I got the call that every mom dreads, the one where an unfriendly voice on the other end says, “There’s been a live lice event in the third grade. We checked your son’s head and found really disgusting creepy crawly things so come get him now, quick, because this is grossing us…

Autistic vs. Gifted: Advocate or Educate?

By | 2018-10-23T08:42:54+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Gifted children are more than just cute, smart kids. They show evidence of advanced capabilities in the areas of intellectual, creative and artistic expression. The US Department of Education defines gifted children as “Children and youth with outstanding talent who perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared…

The Village Includes Your Child’s Teacher

By | 2018-10-17T08:26:52+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Okay, I admit. I haven’t really put in much thought about what a huge impact teachers have on our lives until this year, when my daughter entered first grade. I loved her Kindergarten teacher to bits. She was a sweet, no-nonsense dream. She was perfect for my child, who loves to push boundaries a bit…but hates to…

My Boys Have a Donor, Not a Dad

By | 2018-10-13T10:51:48+00:00 October 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

“How old are you?” the little girl in the shoe department asked my son. “Five.” he answered with confidence. “How old’s your mom?” she asked “Twenntyyy…….?” Dawson started to say, looking over at me for confirmation and assistance. Oh, my sweet innocent, naive, favorite child. “32,” I helped him. “And how old is your dad?”…

It’s my Body and I’ll Work-out if I Want to

By | 2018-10-10T10:09:36+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Getting back into the gym after a baby is tough. There are new factors that make going to the gym difficult: lack of motivation,  not wanting to leave your baby, lack of motivation, thinking that something bad will happen as soon as you walk out the door, the fact that it felt too good not…

Why My Son is Wearing the Same Halloween Costume as Last Year

By | 2018-10-06T12:04:17+00:00 October 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Moms everywhere welcome October with its woolly sweaters, pumpkin spice everything, and leaves crunching beneath our feet. But we only get a few days to savor the season before our front lawns are turned into graveyards and the kids begin to ask each other What are you going to be for Halloween? Moms ask each…

One WonderMom Believes a Big Age Gap Between Kids is the BEST!

By | 2018-10-04T13:04:32+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

If you would have asked me eight years ago if we would ever have another baby, I probably would have laughed in your face. Then, a little less than a year ago when our kids were 12, 10, and 8, we realized that despite precautions that had worked just fine for eight dang years, we…

The Pill, IUDs, the Patch, Oh My: A WonderMom Turns to the Fertility Awareness Method

By | 2018-10-03T13:09:20+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Choosing a form of birth control is harder than getting your hands on a Hatchimal in December of 2016. There are a zillion different forms, from IUD’s to the Pill, which is affectionately referred to in my circle of friends as “Ole Reliable.” There are a zillion different forms, from IUD’s to the Pill, which…

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.