Not sure if part of being a mom is catching some sort of Disease to Please. But somehow it feels so difficult to just say "No!" sometimes. I don't mean "No" to candy or just another episode. That's all fine. But no to yet another activity. No to volunteering when you really don't have the time. No to a playdate when you really need to unwind. We want to be helpful, involved, do-it-all moms...but that's just the straight path to losing your sanity.
A number of us moms have gotten together on Instagram to spell out (literally!) how important it is just say no sometimes. Check out some of the entries on IG starting with @opeeqo then tell us what you’d like to say no to for a chance to win a Host & Toast letterboard.
My baby is 8 months old and still gets up at least twice a night to nurse. He doesn’t seem to drink much and falls back asleep quickly. Unfortunately, I’m not getting much sleep and having trouble keeping my eyes open in the afternoon. His weight is normal and he’s healthy otherwise. Should I keep letting him nurse? If not, what can I do?
Just for fun... What are some of your favorite girl names that start with an E? I already have a daughter named Eloise (I loved the books as a kid), and I wanted to see what other E names are nice... Not that I'm expecting or anything ;)
I was bored over the weekend and decided to join Instagram. I don't really know where to begin to look for inspirational moms to follow. Share your faves! (Especially if they're vegan and into yoga and traveling!)
We're sizing down and moving, and my daughters will be sharing a room in our new home. Do you have any awesome bunk bed recommendations? We like them to look very clean and modern - no dark wood.
My three yr. old daughter is the playground bully. I’m not sure where this is coming from! We don’t discipline with spanking or yell at her but she is so selfish when she is there. She yells, “go away kids!” or “You can’t play on that swing, it’s mine.” She seems to understand about sharing and being kind when we talk to her but when she hits the playground the claws come out. How can we get her to stop?
I volunteer in my daughter’s Brownie Troops and some of the girls are such little divas! This is the opposite behavior we are trying to promote. They are critical of each other but more hurtful is when they are whispering about a loner in the group. I don’t want to just tell them it’s bad to talk about others that way. I would like to inspire them to think about it and change this on their own. Any suggestions?
OK, so this is kind of stupid. I know TV is bad for babies. But what do you do when you want to watch some? Do you actually remove the baby from the room? Or turn her away from the screen? Isn’t that weird?
Hello! I'm looking for fun party theme ideas for my girls - turning 5 and 6 this year. We're trying to avoid anything cartoony/princess. I tried to look on Pinterest, but it was just so overwhelming. Thank you.