Monthly Archives: November 2018

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You’re Not Alone: How a WonderMom Found Her Mom-Tribe

By | 2018-11-30T19:05:32+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

The Toughest Night Something in me snapped. It was the middle of the night and my newborn had been going radioactive every seven minutes. Radioactive was the nickname I had given to the red-faced wail exploding from his body twenty plus times a day. That night when my usually agreeable husband kicked a baby blanket…

RELIVING THE WONDER: Why Having A Toddler Is Good for the Soul

By | 2018-11-27T21:13:57+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Today, after taking my 3 year old to the science museum, I learned that a mushroom is 90% water, a cactus is 85% water, and a tarantula is 65% water. Yesterday, after reading a book about animals, I learned that the white rhino is in danger of extinction. Last week, I learned to appreciate the…

6 Things I’m Saying No To During The Holidays

By | 2018-11-24T22:58:22+00:00 November 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

We’re entering that time of the year when only the yucky candy is left in the bottom of the kids’ Halloween baskets, and we’re making Thanksgiving plans while listening to Christmas music. It’s the calm before the storm. The time where we can actually find a parking spot at Target without circling for three hours.…

Fires in California Make this WonderMom Grateful for Family

By | 2018-11-22T23:18:24+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

My family was recently evacuated during the Woosley fires in California. The day before we were evacuated I had spent the entire day watching the news because of the shooting that occurred at Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks. This hit close to home for me, not only because the bar is within miles of my…

Fires in California Makes this WonderMom Grateful for Family

By | 2018-11-21T23:24:59+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog|

My family was recently evacuated during the Woosley fires in California. The day before we were evacuated I had spent the entire day watching the news because of the shooting that occurred at Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks. This hit close to home for me, not only because the bar is within miles of my…

How to (Mom)Hack your Way Through It

By | 2018-11-17T01:11:42+00:00 November 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Motherhood is one of the most rewarding, but demanding jobs on the planet. Outside of the day-to-day tasks that we need to do to keep another human alive, there’s also the “mental load” that keeps us working even longer after our kiddos have settled down for the night. Being a working, single mom of a…

Help! My Toddler May Never Sleep Again!

By | 2018-11-16T01:44:41+00:00 November 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

I expected sleep regressions, I did. I was prepared for them when my son was six weeks old and didn’t really have a sleep schedule yet. I expected it at three months, six months, eight months, 12 months and even 18 months, just like Google and the books told me. But I did not expect…

Tips from a Reading Specialist: Teaching Your Toddler to Read Before Kindergarten

By | 2018-11-10T04:12:54+00:00 November 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

The number one indication that a child will do well in school early on is if they have strong literacy skills. When you consider all the subjects taught in school, all of them involve reading. Sometimes a child’s only real struggles is reading, but with reading being such a big part of every subject, they…

The Ultimate List of School Lunch Must Haves

By | 2018-11-09T04:32:21+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

The thing I dread most as the warm days of summer draw to an end and the air holds the hint of an autumn chill…is packing school lunch. I live in Upstate New York, our children go to school when there’s 3 feet of snow on the ground, and they have recess as long as…

The Art of Good Cop/Bad Cop as a Parent

By | 2018-11-03T07:28:06+00:00 November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

As a male elementary school teacher, I have encountered just about everything you can imagine over the years. I have taught kindergarten through junior high students with most of my teaching spent with 2nd to 4th-grade kids. For unknown reasons to me, it always seemed that I would have the most troubled students placed in…

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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.