We Love Bubbles in the Tub!

We Love Bubbles in the Tub!
What is it about bubbles anyway? Why do the bubbles at Gymboree last so long? I LOVED Mr. Bubble brand bubble bath as a kid. We had the powder kind. My kids still have Mr. Bubble though now it comes as a hypoallergenic liquid. Seems like they love it as much as I did. To save time, we throw all three girls in the tub together at bath time. They actually fight over who has more bubbles on her side of the tub. Sigh. Soap makes bubbles Shampoo, too.

10 Things You Never Knew You Could Do One-Handed as a MOM

10 Things You Never Knew You Could Do One-Handed as a MOM
  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 imagination) Scrub a Toilet (just kidding, I don't do that)   Motherhood...Gotta love it!   What activities do

Five Reasons to Encourage Your Kids to Love Music

Five Reasons to Encourage Your Kids to Love Music
  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 to music. Make time to dance with your kids. Introduce them to favorite songs from your childhood. Buy musical instruments or fashi...

To My Dear Child: I Can’t Do It All For You Anymore

To My Dear Child: I Can’t Do It All For You Anymore
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.   Dear Son, my first child, Here we sit. You, caught somewhere between being a boy and a man. Me, watching closely (so closely). This is hard, mayb

Easiest and Best Ever Home Made Granola

Easiest and Best Ever Home Made Granola
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 and vanilla together well and place on a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (not necessa...

The Journey to Becoming a Momtrepreneur: 8 First Steps

The Journey to Becoming a Momtrepreneur: 8 First Steps
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 I enjoy, and ask for help for everything else. I am willing to give up some control in exchange for the opportunity to embark on this creative adventure. Somehow I make it work, thou...

Potty Training: Getting the Job Done

Potty Training: Getting the Job Done
“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 to carry everywhere she went. She often sat on it fully clothed in a diaper. That particular potty chair had a lid that closed,and it becam...

Why Should Kids Be Nice to Mommy?

Why Should Kids Be Nice to Mommy?
  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 your child have what she or he wants whenever she or he wants it. “You’re not being nice to me!” my daughter said...

7 Kid Friendly Memorial Day Activities

7 Kid Friendly Memorial Day Activities
  Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering those who died while serving in the United States’ armed forces. While your children may not understand the reasons behind why we celebrate, you can still teach them that our military heroes deserve respect on this special day and always. Below are 7 patriotic activities you and your kids can do together this Memorial Day! Fly a United States flag.  The flag should fly at the half-mast pos...

What is Your “Why”?

What is Your “Why”?
  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 of my interests in kids, motherhood, art, creating music, and performing.  Through this process, I've learned new things, stretche...