Megan Glosson, Freelance Writer

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You're Not A Bad Mom For Giving Your Toddler Junk Food When You're Too Tired To Cook

We live in a world where everyone is so quick to judge. Mothers in particular suffer as people criticize everything from the clothes their kids wear to the food they put on the table. In fact, mom-shaming is so pervasive that even celebrity mothers experience criticism and shame for their parenting choices. Because of this, many mothers assume they're terrible mothers if they feed their kids junk food from time to time when they're tired or too stressed with work and other obligations to cook a

This Is How I Make Sure I Have Time For Myself As A Single Mom

I can say without a doubt that my divorce was one of the best things that ever happened to me. Not only do I feel more confident and healthier as a person, but I feel like my parenting has improved as well. I feel more connected than ever with my children, and we spend lots of time making memories together both on the weekends and throughout the week. Even though I love my kids with all my heart, I also need some "me time" occasionally. Here's how I make sure I have time for myself as a single

You Are A Great Parent, Period #NationalParentsDay

Being a parent isn't an easy job at all, especially in our modern world. Many of us juggle full-time jobs and full-time parenting, often with little to no help from family members. A lot of us also live paycheck to paycheck, carry around credit card debt, and struggle to make ends meet. Yet, for whatever reason, society expects us all to be the perfect mom or dad, and we give in to that peer pressure. We constantly fall short of perfection, though, leaving us feeling ashamed and inadequate on a

Weeknights Don't Always Have To Be The Same, Here's How To Change It Up

I don't know about you, but I often find weeknights to feel rather monotonous, especially during the school year. From the moment the kids walk in the door after school to the time I put my head on my pillow, the routine is almost always the same… and it's pretty boring. Don't get me wrong, I think routines are important, but sometimes I wish I could break out of the rut of doing the same things and eating the same meals over and over again. Luckily, there are lots of simple ways moms (and dads

Vaccine Trials On Kids Are Different Than For Adults & That Matters

As the summer winds down and kids start returning to school, vaccines are at the forefront of many parents' minds. Most of the time, kids receive vaccines before starting kindergarten, they receive additional vaccines once they work their way into middle school. This year, however, vaccines could be especially important because the pediatric version of the COVID-19 vaccine could help protect kids as the school year goes on. A lot of parents are wondering when it'll be their kid's turn to receiv

Inspirational Quotes For The Mom Who Is Losing Hope

Sometimes motherhood feels like one epic failure after the next. We’re constantly juggling laundry, dishes, discipline, and more — so it’s no wonder moms feel overwhelmed at best! Luckily, even the most desperate, hopeless-feeling moms can seek refuge in these nine inspirational quotes from some great people throughout history. RELATED: 20 Signs Mom Is Overwhelmed And Needs To Get Some Help 1. “It’s not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will

Talk To Your Daughter Before She Enters Middle School

Transitions are never easy for kids. However, the jump to middle school comes with a lot of fresh challenges for kids to navigate, especially if they're girls. In fact, the tween and teen years are some of the most challenging ones for kids — but moms can help with that. Before your daughter enters middle school, be sure to talk to her about everything so she has the tools she needs to navigate the challenges she will face. RELATED: Handling Tween Girls' Emotions When You’re The One Who Wants

7 Playground Safety Tips For Kids

Kids love playing outdoors, especially on playgrounds. The time climbing, sliding, and swinging can be great for their motor skills, and it can also benefit their health and wellness. Unfortunately, playgrounds can also be dangerous if kids don't follow basic safety standards during outdoor play. Luckily, these safety tips can help kids stay safe while they have fun on the playground. Playgrounds are fun, but injuries are not. In many cases, children end up injured on playground equipment beca

Exposure To Air Pollution Can Impact Kids' Academic Performance

There’s been a huge push to “go green” and reduce our carbon footprint in recent years. This is largely because studies show that pollution puts our children at higher risks for health conditions like asthma and heart disease. However, a new study says that even prenatal exposure to air pollution can impact our kids’ academic performance. RELATED: Here's How Pandemic Pollution Has Affected Our Planet & Children According to the study, which was recently published in Environmental Research, ch

What Moms Need To Know About Making A Will

Parents have a lot to think about when their kids are young. But as much as we worry about our child's development and what schools they attend, we don't think enough about what will happen when they die. For this reason, many parents don't have wills — even though they're so important. Regardless if you've thought about your will yet or not, there are several things moms should consider when making this powerful legal document. RELATED: Becoming A Legal Guardian: 20 Things Most People Don't K

14 Thoughtful Tattoos For First-Time Parents

Although some people get tattoos just for the hell of it, most people get them to remember special moments or immortalize something highly meaningful in their life. So, it’s no surprise that first-time parents would want to get some ink to remember one of the best days of their lives, right? After all, becoming a parent is one of the biggest moments to ever happen, and you should want to celebrate that! If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out these 14 thoughtful tattoos for first-time

Lead Exposure Affects Kids' Personalities In Adulthood

Many adults know that lead exposure can impact a child's development and overall health. However, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin recently discovered that even low levels of lead exposure during childhood can impact the personalities of children into adulthood. According to the recently published study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, even minimal exposures to lead can adversely impact a child's personality traits as they grow into adulthood. These adverse tr

Recent Study Highlights How Role Models Impact Girls' Confidence In STEM

For decades, we've heard that boys are better at math and science, whereas girls are better at reading and language arts. Many people assume this is why girls shy away from STEM-related career paths and explains why some girls need school-based interventions to aid in their math scores. However, a recent survey conducted by educational tutoring company Third Space Learning shows that it's not a lack of aptitude, but rather a lack of confidence and mentorship that turns girls away from STEM care

7 Types Of Cyberbullying Parents Should Know

Bullying has always been a problem for children and teens. However, more and more bullying is leaving the playground and taking up residence somewhere that makes it possible to bully someone 24/7: the internet. In fact, nearly half of all tweens and teens have experienced some form of cyberbullying during their life, with many children experiencing it on a daily basis. As parents, it's important to stay up to date with how cyberbullying works so you can best protect your child. A good place to

Ads On Kids' Phone May Be More Sneaky Than You Think

We all know that increases in screen time are impacting our kids. We know that there are vision issues and other health concerns cropping up from the time our kids spend on devices. We also know that increased screen time is detracting from exercise and social interaction. However, many parents don't know just how much danger lurks on what is coming up while the kids are on their iPads or cell phones. In fact, most of us have no idea how sneaky those ads that come up during screen time really a

How To Make Jello Fun For National Eat Your Jello Day

Did you know that July 12 is National Eat Your Jello Day? I guess it makes sense given that jello has been making families smile since 1897. In fact, jello still remains a staple at many holiday celebrations due to the wide variety of recipes it works with. Today the fun food with the mind of its own comes in over 20 tasty flavors, and it costs pennies to purchase in most grocery stores. If you're looking for some creative ways to have fun with jello and entertain your kids today, look no furth

6 Tips For Keeping Kids Mentally and Emotionally Protected When Going Through A Separation

Regardless of your child's age or gender, going through a separation process is never easy for them. Between the conflicts that arise between co-parents and the way parents disengage, many children feel sad, alone, and fearful of the future. Although you can't avoid the separation process entirely, you can do these six things to keep your kids mentally and emotionally protected during the separation process. RELATED: How Parenting Classes Can Help During A Divorce Process Remain As Calm As Po

It's Possible To Get Your Toddler To Sleep Without You

If you have at least one child over the age of two, chances are you've dealt with at least a few bedtime problems even if you have a clearly established bedtime routine. For most toddlers, the issue is getting them to sleep alone in their bed without you sitting in their room until they fall asleep or letting them sleep with you. It's frustrating to say the least! While many moms believe that toddlers can't sleep without their parents, the reality is they absolutely can — you just need the righ

3 Consecutive Nights Of Bad Sleep Destroys Physical & Mental Health

Most moms know how to run on very little sleep. After all, that's why we all consume large quantities of coffee, isn't it? Between working and raising kids, we just don't have enough hours in the day to always get that full eight hours of rest. However, a group of researchers recently conducted a study in which they determined just three days in a row of poor sleep can have lasting impacts on your physical and mental health. RELATED: 4 Ways To Stop Doomscrolling & Get Some Sleep At Night The

How To Know If Your Child Needs Urgent Care

No matter how much we try to protect our children, they eventually end up sick or injured. It's just a fact of life. However, it's often hard to know if the symptoms your child is experiencing are a medical emergency or if they're something that can be treated at your child's pediatrician's office or at an urgent care facility. Luckily, parents can learn enough about children's health to know if their child needs urgent care or if they require some other course of treatment. RELATED: Best Chil
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