Attachment Parenting – 16 Years Later

Attachment Parenting After 16 Years Have you ever wondered about attachment parenting results past the...
April 14, 2017
  • How to Handle Embarrassing Breastfeeding Situations

How to Handle Embarrassing Breastfeeding Situations Like a Pro

Let’s face it — nothing about breastfeeding is easy. Whether it’s struggling with the discomfort,...
March 3, 2017
  • Attachment Parenting More Than One Child

Attachment Parenting More Than One Child

Attachment Parenting More Than One Child Attachment Parenting more than one child gets a little...
January 22, 2017
  • Is it possible to work and homeschool

How to Work Full Time and Homeschool

Yes! You CAN Work Full Time and Homeschool Your Children Are you a parent who...
December 30, 2016

What to Expect in the First Weeks After Birth

Editor’s Note:  This post was written by Kandice, owner of Green-Eyed Girl Productions and a Coordinating...
December 21, 2016
  • Why is Common Core Math So Hard

What’s Wrong With Common Core Math

What’s Wrong With Common Core Math? Before you read this post, check out this problem....
December 5, 2016
  • The Best Art Gifts for Kids

Best Art Gifts for Kids

I admit, my arts are music and writing. My husband is all science and sports....
November 25, 2016

10 Important Things New Moms Need to Know

10 Important Things New Moms Need to Know 10.  You can do it.  No matter...
November 23, 2016

Why I Don’t Force My Boys to Hug Other Adults (Not Even Grandma!)

We Don’t Force Our Children to Hug Other Adults (Not even Grandma!) When my boys...
November 16, 2016

How to Create a Chore Plan for Your Children

How to Create a Chore Plan for Children If you’ve implemented a chore system with...
November 14, 2016

Children’s Books About Fall

The Best Children’s Books About Fall Oh, sweet Autumn!  It’s that time of year again...
October 24, 2016
  • Why I'm Not Encouraging my Children to go to College

10 Reasons I’m Not Encouraging My Kids to go to College

Call the parenting police! I’m not encouraging my kids to go to college. Really, it’s...
October 10, 2016
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You’re Not Responsible For Your Children’s Happiness

You’re Not Responsible for Your Children’s Happiness Guess what, mamas? You’re not responsible for your...
September 15, 2016
  • Wearsafe Wearable Safety Device Review

The Simple Way I Keep My Teen Safe in the Real World

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wearsafe for IZEA. All...
September 12, 2016
  • Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box Review

Ecocentric Mom Box Review

Yesterday I received an Ecocentric Mom Box in the mail to review. I’ve been a...
August 30, 2016
  • Survey Sites For Moms

How I Get My Kids Christmas Gifts for Free

It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday gift shopping.  In fact, I plan...
August 25, 2016
  • Things We Have to Stop Telling New Moms

4 Things We Have to Stop Telling New Moms and 2 Things to Say Instead

It’s easy to give the standard, off-the-cuff advice to new mothers in order to make...
August 13, 2016
  • 3 Back to School Must Haves for Moms

3 Back to School Must Haves for Moms

It’s back to school time! Every summer you dutifully shop for your children so that they...
August 11, 2016
  • Why We Don't Eat Dinner as a Family Anymore

3 Reasons We Don’t Eat Dinner Together as a Family

We don’t eat dinner together as a family – and I’m okay with that. It...
August 1, 2016
  • Why is Motherhood so Stressful

The Number One Reason You’re Stressed Out as a Mom

The Number One Reason You’re Stressed Out as a Mom I’ll get right to it....
July 26, 2016

How to Homeschool Your Second Grader for Free

How to Homeschool Your Second Grader for Free When I was a new homeschooling mom, I spent...
July 18, 2016
  • How to Support a Child Who Wants a Dangerous Job

How to Support Your Child’s Dream Job When It’s Risky

How To Support Your Child’s Dream Job When It’s Risky Let’s be honest, parenting isn’t...
July 17, 2016

How to Talk with Your Partner About Child-Led Weaning

Editor’s Note:  This post was written by OSH guest poster Monica Sakellaridis a.k.a. Mozey.  See...
June 23, 2016
  • Important Conversations to Have While Pregnant

Five Important Conversations to Have When You’re Pregnant

 5 Important Conversations to Have While You’re Pregnant Editor’s Note: This article was written by...
June 9, 2016
  • Free Apps for Kids

10 Best FREE Android Apps for Kids from Amazon Underground

It’s summertime and that means we’ll all be spending more time engaging and entertaining our...
June 1, 2016
  • How to Help Children With Pet Loss

5 Activities to Help Kids Cope with Pet Loss

Friends, it’s been a rough week.  On Monday we lost our sweet cat Ana who...
May 25, 2016
  • Safety Tips for Outdoor Play

Safety Reminders for Outside Play

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Our Small Hours guest poster Amy Patterson.  Find...
April 25, 2016

Is Your Family Ready for Earth Day?

This post brought to you by Tom’s of Maine. The content and opinions expressed below...
April 20, 2016
  • Why Should I Eat Healthy

What is Your Why for Healthy Living?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Heart Association for...
April 7, 2016
  • How to Get Your Child to Stop Whining

How To Stop Your Child From Whining

How to Stop Your Child From Whining There are few things more grating than a...
March 30, 2016
  • How to Teach Teens to Drive Safely

How to Prepare Teens for Safe Driving

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Our Small Hours guest poster Amy Patterson. Amy Patterson is...
March 25, 2016
  • My Worst Parenting Regrets

My 5 Biggest Parenting Regrets

My Five Biggest Parenting Regrets (and How I’m Moving Past Them) There’s no such thing...
March 23, 2016
  • Is It Okay to Let Kids Eat Junk Food

I Allow My Children To Eat Junk Food

Why I Allow My Children To Eat Junk Food Yes. You read that right.I allow...
March 18, 2016
  • My Favorite YouTube Moms

My 10 Favorite YouTube Moms

My 10 Favorite YouTube Moms Have you ever wanted a peek into the lives of...
March 16, 2016
  • How to Know When You're Done Having Babies

How to Know When You’re Done Having Babies

How to Know When You’re Done Having Babies Are you done having babies?  Do you...
March 11, 2016
  • Why Do Other Moms Judge Me

The Reason Why Other Moms Judge You

One Reason Why Other Moms Judge You (And Why It’s Okay) Why are moms so judgmental...
March 9, 2016
  • Self Expression in Tweens

Fruitocracy Supports Self-Expression for Tweens

The Importance of Freedom of Expression for Tweens When I received an opportunity to write...
February 28, 2016
  • How to Get Kids to Eat Real Food

How To Get Children to Eat Real Food

How to Get Children to Eat Real Food So you’ve decided to follow a real...
February 26, 2016
  • How to Discipline Without Spanking

How to Discipline Without Using Punishment

How to Discipline Without Using Punishment I have a long-standing disagreement with punishment.  When I...
February 12, 2016
  • How to Get Kids to Do Chores

How to Get Kids to do Chores Without Complaining

Editor’s Note:  This post was written by OSH contributor Mercedes Samudio, LCSW.  To find out more...
January 29, 2016
  • Homeschool and Common Legal Concerns

Common Legal Concerns and Homeschooling

Editor’s Note:  This post was written by Our Small Hours contributor Christine Field of Real...
January 15, 2016
  • How to Stand Up For Your Children

Advocating For Our Children

Advocating For Our Children Most of the time I am a pretty mellow mama.  I...
January 10, 2016
  • The Best Baby Monitor with a Camera

The Best Baby Monitor with Camera

Editor’s Note:  This post was sponsored by Fujikam.  I received the Fujikam at no cost...
January 3, 2016
  • Work from Home as a Mom

Can You Afford to be a Stay-at-home Parent?

Can You Afford to be a Stay-at-Home Parent? When I was pregnant with my first...
December 26, 2015
  • The Best Computer for Gaming

The Best Computers for Gaming

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Intel. All opinions are...
December 22, 2015
  • How to Keep Toddler Busy While Caring for Baby

How to Keep a Toddler Busy While Putting Baby To Sleep

How to Keep Your Toddler Busy While Caring for Your Baby So now you’re a...
December 20, 2015
  • How to Feed a Picky Toddler

How to Feed a Picky Eater

How to Feed a Picky Eater One of the most common parenting struggles is how...
December 15, 2015
  • The Best Games for a Family Game Night

The Best Games for Family Game Night

The Best Games for Family Game Night After a long soccer season, my family is...
December 14, 2015
  • 5 Things I Wish I'd Known as a New Mom

5 Things I Wish I’d Known as a New Mother

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of COUNTRY Financial® for IZEA....
December 5, 2015
  • Indoor Rainy Day Play Ideas for Kids

Indoor Rainy Day Play Ideas for Kids

Indoor Rainy Day Play Ideas for Kids I live in the south and we have...
November 29, 2015
  • Sprout Organic Baby Food Review

7 Reasons to Love Sprout® Organic Baby Food

7 Reasons to Love Sprout® Organic Baby Food Hey there real-foodie parents! I see you...
November 24, 2015
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Sprout® Organic Baby Food at Publix

Sprout® Organic Baby Food at Publix I’m dashing around this week trying to get everything...
November 23, 2015
  • Should My Child Play Sports

Should My Child Play Sports? Part V

Should Your Child Play Sports? The last post in the “Should Your Child Play Sports”...
November 15, 2015
  • The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude This time of year many of us begin to ponder those...
November 11, 2015
  • How to Prepare Your Children For Pet Adoption

How to Prepare Your Children for Adopting a Pet

This post brought to you by PetSmart Charities. The content and opinions expressed below are...
November 9, 2015
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Should My Child Play Sports? Part IV

Should Your Child Play Sports? In Part IV of the “Should Your Child Play Sports?”...
November 5, 2015
  • Should Your Child Play Sports

Should My Child Play Sports? Part III

Should Your Child Play Sports? So far we’ve talked about figuring out if your child...
October 29, 2015
  • Is Your Child Ready for Contact Lenses

Is Your Child Ready for Contact Lenses?

Is Your Child Ready for Contact Lenses? I was 11 years old when I began...
October 18, 2015
  • Should My Child Play Sports

Should My Child Play Sports? Part II

Should My Child Play Sports? Sports are a great way for children to have fun...
October 9, 2015

Should My Child Play Sports? Part I

Should My Child Play Sports? Playing youth sports is an excellent way for children and...
September 30, 2015
  • How to Stop Siblings from Fighting

How to Stop Sibling Rivalry

How to Stop Sibling Rivalry There isn’t much my children can do that will make...
September 25, 2015
  • How to Find Balance as a Mom

How to Find Balance as a Mother

How to Find Balance as a Mother Since becoming a mother I have been chasing...
September 18, 2015
  • Create an Online Family Smartphone Contract

How to Create a Family Contract for Smartphone Use

How to Create a Family Contract for Smartphone Use A few months ago I was...
September 7, 2015
  • What to do When your Child Misbehaves in Public

How to Stay Calm When Your Children Misbehave in Public

What to do When Your Child Misbehaves in Public We all know that dealing with...
September 3, 2015
  • How to Schedule Your Day as a Mom

Daily Schedules for Stay at Home Moms

Daily Schedules for Stay at Home Moms As I’ve mentioned in my Myers-Briggs posts, I...
September 1, 2015
  • Is Attachment Parenting Spoiling Your Children

What is Attachment Parenting?

What is Attachment Parenting?  When my youngest was born I knew that certain common parenting...
August 29, 2015
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Conceive Plus Fertility Lubricant

Conceive Plus Fertility Lubricant Trying to conceive is not always the simple process that we...
August 22, 2015
  • Introverted Moms

Tips for the Introverted Mom

Tips for the Introverted Mom Before I was a mother I imagined my days as...
August 16, 2015

Blaze and the Monster Machines is Entertaining and Educational

Editor’s Note:  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nickelodeon’s Blaze...
August 10, 2015

Top 5 Places to Visit in Alabama

Editor’s Note:  This is a sponsored post for which I was compensated to share my...
July 29, 2015

How to Convince Your Husband to Homeschool

How to Convince Your Husband to Homeschool Although we’ve been homeschooling since 2008, we almost...
July 16, 2015
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How to Homeschool Your First Grader for Free

How to Homeschool Your First Grader for Free When I was a new homeschooling mom, I spent...
June 10, 2015
  • Teen Drug Abuse

How to Talk To Your Teenager About Drugs

Editor’s Note:  In this post, Temple from Mom of Two Teen Boys shares her story about...
May 23, 2015
  • My Husband and I Disagree on Discipline

My Husband and I Disagree on Discipline

My Husband and I Disagree on Discipline Disclaimer:  This post is written specifically for mothers who...
April 5, 2015
  • Moms with Chronic Illness

3 Essential Skills for Moms with Chronic Illness

Editor’s Note:  This post was written by Tiffany from Mommy Methodology.  To find out more...
March 29, 2015

How to Have a Daily Quiet Time for Kids

The Importance of a Daily Quiet Time for Kids I first implemented a daily quiet...
February 4, 2015

Does Parenting Ever Get Easier?

Does Parenting Get Easier as Children Get Older? When I was a young mother with...
January 18, 2015

My Mom Criticizes My Parenting

 My time spent working with families and interacting in parenting communities has taught me several things.  One...
December 1, 2014

How to Apologize to Your Child

Should You Apologize to Your Child? First things first, right?  Maybe you don’t believe that...
October 24, 2014

How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

Yelling is the new spanking.  While many parents have taken physical punishment out of their...
October 22, 2014

Is Crying It Out Ever Okay?

Is crying it out ever okay?  As you probably already know, I practice attachment parenting....
October 6, 2014

7 Simple Ways to Spend Quality Time with Your Children

We all know that spending quality time with our children is important.  The quality of...
October 4, 2014

Is Attachment Parenting Ruining Your Life?

Since my oldest son was born in 2001, I’ve been practicing attachment parenting. I would...
September 27, 2014

Working Mom Guilt

 If you are a working mom, you’ve probably experienced working mom guilt.  Some of us...
September 25, 2014
  • Alternatives to Corporal Punishment

13 Alternatives to Spanking Your Child

If you have decided not to use corporal punishment as a method of discipline, you...
September 19, 2014

Does Gentle Discipline Work?

I first read about gentle discipline when my oldest child was nearing his first birthday....
September 2, 2014

Fearless Parenting

If you are a parent chances are you’ve spent more than a little time worrying...
August 25, 2014

How To Get Books for a Dollar or Less

Books for a Dollar?   About a decade ago I developed a bad habit.  I...
August 18, 2014

Coping With Miscarriage

  Twelve years ago this month I suffered the miscarriage of my second pregnancy.  I...
August 14, 2014
  • How to Stay Connected When You're Busy

Connecting in the Busy Seasons

 “We are parenting two forty-year-old men and a frat boy.” —My husband  I’ve been mostly...
March 1, 2014

Why We Chose Not to Diagnose Our Son With Asperger’s Syndrome

    My middle son (we’ll call him A) slid into the world effortlessly two days...
January 20, 2014

Parenting Q & A: My Child Cries When Left at Daycare

Welcome to Our Small Hours Parenting Q & A!  Being a parent means having questions....
December 28, 2013
  • How to Stop Sibling Rivalry

Parenting Q & A: How To Stop Sibling Rivalry

 How to Stop Sibling Rivalry  Q:  My sons are 7 and 5.  They argue and...
December 14, 2013
  • Working Full Time and Homeschooling

Day-In-The-Life: Working Full Time and Homeschooling

Working Full Time and Homeschooling One of the most common questions I’m asked about my...
November 21, 2013

4 Reasons I Refused To Breastfeed in Public

As a nursing mother, I was uncomfortable breastfeeding in public.  There.  I said it.  If...
November 20, 2013
  • Life as a Stay at Home Mom

Reflections On My Life as a Stay at Home Mom

My Life As A Stay At Home Mom I was (mostly) a stay-at-home mom for...
July 4, 2013

A Valentine’s Day Without Candy

Valentine’s Day and candy go together like, well, Easter and candy.  But, last year I...
February 10, 2013

My Breastfeeding Story, Part 7

My breastfeeding experience spanned a continuous 5 years and 9 months.  In this series I’ll share...
July 17, 2012

My Breastfeeding Story-Part 6

My breastfeeding experience spanned a continuous 5 years and 9 months.  In this series I’ll share...
July 12, 2012

My Breastfeeding Story–Part 5

My breastfeeding experience spanned a continuous 5 years and 9 months.  In this series I’ll share...
July 12, 2012