I am a recent empty nester. With my new role comes a much quieter house and more time to reflect on the years I spent raising children. Life was incredibly busy when the kids were small and my husband and I were getting established in our careers. Looking back, there is plenty I’d do differently…Continue reading Things I Wish I’d Done Differently When Raising My Kids
When my oldest son was a toddler starting preschool, I dreaded mornings more than any other part of the day. Dressing for pre-school was an incredibly stressful start to the day. It was a power struggle between me and this tiny human with incredibly strong opinions. Every day. One of us usually ended up in…Continue reading Do you let your child dress crazy?
Millenials are growing-up and starting families. Are they redefining parenting? Approximately 40% of millennials, a group of more than 80 million, are parents today. This generation, widely recognized as those born between 1980 and the early 2000’s, is often stereotyped as living in their parents’ basements and demanding participation trophies for everything they do. However,…Continue reading Is the Millennial Generation Redefining Parenting?
Well-meaning people give lots of unsolicited advice to pregnant moms. These are sometimes the same people that touch your stomach without permission (don’t you hate that?). Some of their tips are good, others not so much. Often advice is based on old superstitions and might sound silly. However, people often don’t give you the information…Continue reading 8 Things No One Told You About Being a Mom
Easy and Healthy Recipes! Make some Berry Smoothies! SUPER BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE RECIPE 2 cups apple juice 1 cup frozen strawberries 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 teaspoon honey Whirl all together in blender! 1 large serving… ______________ BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE RECIPE 1/2 cup orange juice 1 cup plain, low-fat yogurt (blueberry would be nice but any will…Continue reading AUGUST IS BERRY MONTH!
A One-Handed Mom can: Send a text Twist the lid off a jar Write a thank-you note Cut an onion Wrap a present using a mini-shopping bag, tissue, and a stick-on bow Brush an older child’s hair Fold baby clothes and put back in drawers Repot a plant Tend to husband’s personal needs (use your…Continue reading 10 Things You Never Knew You Could Do One-Handed as a MOM
Most kids enjoy listening to music. Whether playing, singing along, dancing or just tapping a toe in time, music is FUN. If you child likes music, encourage and nurture their enthusiasm! Fill your child’s life with as many melodies as you can. Play different radio stations in the car and sing along. Cook and clean…Continue reading Five Reasons to Encourage Your Kids to Love Music
Parenting your first child takes a little figuring out. How do you know when it’s time to let go and let them make their own decisions? Our friends at YourTango shared a letter one mother wrote for her son. I just can’t do it for you — your life. It is your time, your turn, your deal.…Continue reading To My Dear Child: I Can’t Do It All For You Anymore
Who needs store bought granola with this incredibly easy recipe! (Gluten-Free Peeps: Substitute GF oats!) Recipe: 5 cups oats 3/4 cup grapeseed or coconut oil 1/3-1/2 cup pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup slivered oats, walnuts and/or pecans 1/2 cup flax seeds Cinnamon 1 cup raisins, craisins or apricot pieces Mix oats, oil, maple syrup…Continue reading Easiest and Best Ever Home Made Granola
I am often asked how I manage to juggle a busy full-time career as an internal medicine physician, run a home, and write and produce children’s music. I wish I could say I do it all really well, but the reality is that it is very challenging. I’ve learned to focus on the tasks…Continue reading The Journey to Becoming a Momtrepreneur: 8 First Steps
“Please bring her to school in a pull-up and some panties on Monday.” my oldest daughter’s preschool teacher said. “Huh?” And so our adventures in potty training (or toilet learning) began. She had been potty curious for awhile. I bought her a cute character potty chair to sit next to the toilet, which she wanted…Continue reading Potty Training: Getting the Job Done
Kids should be nice to mommy so mommy is in a good mood and will be nice right back! What does NICE mean? The dictionary defines NICE as: Adjective Pronounced “nīs” 1. Pleasant, agreeable, satisfactory 2. Good-natured, kind 3. Fine or subtle My daughter’s definition is a little different. She defines nice as: Letting…Continue reading Why Should Kids Be Nice to Mommy?
Why? Why this? Why me? Why now? I create, therefore I am. “Terilyn, I didn’t know you could sing!” Does liking to sing count? Trust me, I am not quitting my day job. I decided to embark on this creative adventure for the journey as much as the destination. Producing children’s music encompassed a mix…Continue reading What is Your “Why”?