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5 Lifestyle Hacks To Help Moms Avoid Burnout

When people use the term “burnout,” most of us think about it in terms of work-related stress. However, any form of stress that leads to physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion can fall under the umbrella of burnout. In fact, burnout is a regular part of many women’s lives, especially moms. However, burnout doesn’t have to rule your motherhood or your life. If you’re a mom who feels like you’re on the verge of burnout, these five simples “lifestyle hacks” may really help you out. RELATED: F

Why Tracking Kids May Do More Harm Than Good

As parents, we love our kids completely, and we want them to grow into healthy, happy adults. Because of this, we often feel like it's our job to keep our kids safe — even when they're not physically with us. This need to protect our kids pushes many parents to utilize tracking apps and other technology to keep tabs on their children when they're not home. But when does this need to protect our children go too far? Well, many experts say tracking our kids actually does more harm than good when

Single Moms Are Breadwinners, They Deserve Respect

More and more moms have found themselves as the primary caregiver for their kids over the last 50 years, meaning single motherhood is definitely on the rise. Currently, the United States Census Bureau says 80 percent of the nearly 11 million single parent households in the United States are headed by mothers. Furthermore, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin say more than 40 percent of mothers in America serve as the sole or primary breadwinner for their family and 70 percent of moms

How To Snag Up Black Friday Deals When You Have No One To Watch The Kids

Moms everywhere love a good deal, especially around the holidays. Anytime we can save money, it makes us feel less stressed about money and better about ourselves overall. Black Friday is known as one of the biggest discount days of all, which means it's one of the biggest shopping days of the year, especially for moms who want to get their kids everything on their Christmas list. But what happens if you're a single mom who doesn't have anyone to help or a mom whose partner has to work on Black

Pros & Cons Of Shopping On Black Friday (Moms' Edition)

Moms live for couponing and shopping sales, and Black Friday is one of the biggest retail discount days each year. In fact, many people take advantage of Black Friday savings so they can get all of their Christmas shopping done in a single day. However, Black Friday comes with lots of headaches as well, like standing in line for hours, fighting over items with limited available quantities, and ridiculous amounts of traffic, not to mention the fact that it leaves you spending hours away from your

Thanksgiving Phrases That Apply To Daily Parenting

Thanksgiving is an incredible holiday. In fact, it’s often a favorite holiday for many people. Part of the reason why people love Thanksgiving (besides the food, of course) is because it’s a holiday that focuses on simple things, like gratitude, family bonding, and making memories. We’re all used to hearing wonderful quotes and phrases about family, thankfulness, and love this time of year. But who says these phrases can only be used during the holiday season? Instead, let’s think about carryin

7 Ways Of Keeping Kids Entertained During Thanksgiving Dinner NOW

Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays of the year, but it's also a very stressful day for many moms out there. We often spend hours in the kitchen or the car, only to have our children eat only a small amount of food then claim they are "finished" and "bored." Wouldn't it be nice in that moment if you had some quick, easy activities to entertain the children without losing your sanity? Well, luckily for you, we've come up with seven no-fuss, minimum prep activities you can use at Thanksgivin

Thanksgiving Dinner Is Important Because Family Matters

I remember the last two Thanksgivings so vividly, and not for the reasons you may think. I don't remember them because of the hours I spent preparing a turkey or the incredible side dishes. In fact, the past two Thanksgivings for me had none of that at all. Just before Thanksgiving two years ago, my now ex-husband dropped a bomb on me and explained that he wanted a divorce. Then, last year was my first Thanksgiving post-divorce, and his year to take the kids. So instead of spending Thanksgiving

4 Tips for Parenting Teens With Eating Disorders During Thanksgiving

Parenting is never an easy job, especially during the holiday season. Unfortunately, this job becomes even more complicated as our kids grow into teenagers. As many parents know all too well, though, more teens than ever live with mental health conditions, and many teens struggle with some form of eating disorder such as anorexia, ARFID, binge eating disorder, and bulimia. These specific diagnoses are no walk in the park anytime, but they can be especially difficult to deal with during holidays

How Ecotherapy Can Help Children Manage Emotions

The world is not the same as it was 25 years ago — we all know that. Unfortunately, the world also isn't the same as it was when we were kids, and our own children are suffering the consequences. Conditions like chronic stress and mental health crises are impacting today's children at alarming rates, and many parents worry about their kids' physical and mental health. Believe it or not, there's a growing body of research to show that the solution to most of our kids' problems may be simpler tha

How Can I Determine If My Child's 'Clumsiness' Is Actually A Developmental Disorder?

Have you ever noticed that your child bumps into objects or has trouble with simple actions like tossing a ball to a friend? You've probably brushed these small things off as clumsiness or fine motor deficits and nothing more. After all, don't we all have coordination issues from time to time? Unfortunately, there's a fine line between clumsiness and developmental coordination disorder — and sometimes it's hard for parents to know until they really dig deep. RELATED: How To Help Kids Improve C

Holiday Travel Tips For Single Moms

The months of November and December are two of the busiest travel months of the entire year. Even in an era where technology allows us to connect with people in numerous ways, many families make the choice to travel home for the holidays each year. However, traveling with children is never easy, especially if you're flying or driving a great distance as a single mom with multiple kids. If holiday travel plans have you stressed out as a single mom, then consider these five-holiday travel tips th

Benefits Of Teaching Kids About Different Religions

While some parents make the choice to raise their kids without religion, there's no denying that religion is an important thing for many households around the world. After all, many religious beliefs are heavily connected to history and cultural norms for different ethnic groups worldwide, and nearly 85 percent of the world population identifies with some form of religion. Regardless of what religious beliefs you practice within your home, it's important to educate your child on different relig

How The Six Stages Approach May Help Kids With ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD for short, is a condition in which individuals display concentration difficulties, an inability to “sit still” (hyperactivity), and impulsivity. ADHD is a fairly prevalent diagnosis among children, with nearly 10 percent of kids experiencing ADHD symptoms. Left untreated, ADHD can continue into adulthood, which can make it hard for adults to focus on their work and maintain a job. While medication and therapy can help individuals with this menta

How To Show Your Support For New LGBTQ+ Parents

As most parents know, those first few months with your newborn can be some of the most challenging times for moms and dads. Between sleep deprivation, constant diaper changes, and spit-up, most new parents will take all the help and support they can get during the newborn phase of life. However, first-time parents in the LGBTQ+ community face some unique challenges when they cross the threshold into parenthood, and these challenges can make the job of being a parent even more draining during th

Why 'Friendsgiving' Is A Great Idea For A Single Mom And Her Kids

Thanksgiving is such an important holiday for many families. In fact, some may even argue that Thanksgiving is the single most important holiday of the entire year since it focuses on family, togetherness, and gratitude. However, the entire Thanksgiving celebration centers around preparing a massive meal — which can be a huge undertaking for a single mom. Well, it doesn't have to be an all or nothing event if you don't want it to be. In fact, single moms can come together on this day of celebra

How I'm Managing The Holidays In A Peaceful Way With My Ex

When my ex-husband and I first discussed separation right before Thanksgiving in 2019, I worried what the holiday season would look like post-divorce. I'd heard horror stories about former spouses fighting over children, breaking the bank to outspend the other, and breaking up holiday meals with all the drama that often comes with divorce. As much as I no longer wanted to remain married to my former husband, I wanted no part of that kind of family drama, especially during the holidays. Luckily,

11 Common Types Of Baby Rashes

No matter what parents do to care for their baby's skin, the vast majority of infants develop some type of skin rash at some point during their first year of life. While parents may worry about these bumps or red spots, most skin rashes aren’t serious, life-threatening conditions. In fact, most only require a simple remedy to fix. If you're trying to figure out what's going on with your baby's skin, check out this list of the 11 common baby skin rashes. If you see white or red bumps on your ba

6 Safe Sleep Practices For New Parents & Their Babies

Sleep is often hard to come by for new parents, especially in those first few weeks after your baby is born. There's also a lot of misinformation out there about what sleep practices are best for you and your baby during this critical time. This can cause lots of complications and, if not followed properly, some sleep practices put your baby at risk for injury or even sudden infant death syndrome. Luckily, these six safe sleep practices for newborns and their parents are all backed by expert in

6 Items To Have In Your Hospital Bag If You're Having A Winter Baby

Chances are if you're close to the end of your pregnancy journey, you've got a lot going on right now. You're probably putting the final touches on the nursery, attending baby showers, and taking care of last-minute items that must be done before your little one arrives. Packing the hospital bag is usually one of the last things most moms do before the baby arrives, but it can also feel like one of the most stressful tasks on the third-trimester to-do list — especially if you're having a winter
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