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Attachment Parenting More Than One Child

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Attachment Parenting More Than One Child Attachment Parenting more than one child gets a little...
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How to Work Full Time and Homeschool

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

What to Expect in the First Weeks After Birth

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

What’s Wrong With Common Core Math

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

Best Art Gifts for Kids

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

10 Important Things New Moms Need to Know

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10 Important Things New Moms Need to Know 10.  You can do it.  No matter...

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

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

How to Create a Chore Plan for Your Children

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

Children’s Books About Fall

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 30, 2016
Yesterday I received an Ecocentric Mom Box in the mail to review. I’ve been a...
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How I Get My Kids Christmas Gifts for Free

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

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

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

3 Back to School Must Haves for Moms

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

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

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

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

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

How to Homeschool Your Second Grader for Free

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

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

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

How to Talk with Your Partner About Child-Led Weaning

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

Five Important Conversations to Have When You’re Pregnant

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

10 Best FREE Android Apps for Kids from Amazon Underground

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

5 Activities to Help Kids Cope with Pet Loss

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

Safety Reminders for Outside Play

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

Is Your Family Ready for Earth Day?

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

What is Your Why for Healthy Living?

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

How To Stop Your Child From Whining

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

How to Prepare Teens for Safe Driving

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

My 5 Biggest Parenting Regrets

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

I Allow My Children To Eat Junk Food

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

My 10 Favorite YouTube Moms

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

How to Know When You’re Done Having Babies

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

The Reason Why Other Moms Judge You

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

Fruitocracy Supports Self-Expression for Tweens

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

How To Get Children to Eat Real Food

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

How to Discipline Without Using Punishment

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

How to Get Kids to do Chores Without Complaining

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

Common Legal Concerns and Homeschooling

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

Advocating For Our Children

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

The Best Baby Monitor with Camera

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

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

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

The Best Computers for Gaming

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

How to Keep a Toddler Busy While Putting Baby To Sleep

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

How to Feed a Picky Eater

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

The Best Games for Family Game Night

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

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

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

Indoor Rainy Day Play Ideas for Kids

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

7 Reasons to Love Sprout® Organic Baby Food

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

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

Should My Child Play Sports? Part V

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

The Power of Gratitude

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

How to Prepare Your Children for Adopting a Pet

November 9, 2015
This post brought to you by PetSmart Charities. The content and opinions expressed below are...
  • Youth Sports Time Commitment

Should My Child Play Sports? Part IV

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

Should My Child Play Sports? Part III

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

Is Your Child Ready for Contact Lenses?

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

Should My Child Play Sports? Part II

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

Should My Child Play Sports? Part I

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

How to Stop Sibling Rivalry

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

How to Find Balance as a Mother

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

How to Create a Family Contract for Smartphone Use

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

How to Stay Calm When Your Children Misbehave in Public

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

Daily Schedules for Stay at Home Moms

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

What is Attachment Parenting?

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

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

Tips for the Introverted Mom

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

Blaze and the Monster Machines is Entertaining and Educational

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

Top 5 Places to Visit in Alabama

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

How to Convince Your Husband to Homeschool

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

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

How to Talk To Your Teenager About Drugs

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

My Husband and I Disagree on Discipline

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

3 Essential Skills for Moms with Chronic Illness

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

How to Have a Daily Quiet Time for Kids

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

Does Parenting Ever Get Easier?

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

My Mom Criticizes My Parenting

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

How to Apologize to Your Child

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

How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

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