We hope it never happens, but it's important to know what to do if your child goes missing. For this list, I consulted government websites, nonprofits, police, and parents whose children went missing. These are the steps professionals say to...
I remember when I was pregnant and I found out I was having a boy. I was overjoyed because it was what I wanted. I couldn’t wait to play sports with him and to watch him play sports. But after...
Okay, so I was totally the mom who was NEVER going to allow her kid on YouTube. I mean, you've read about the people who think it's entertaining to sneak in violent and inappropriate images into YouTube videos for...
I remember one of my first aspirations as a child was to become a mom. I have vivid memories of carrying around my favorite baby doll, Baby Emily, so often that her hair fell off. My sweet grandmother (knowing...
I guess I should have known better when we accidentally started rescuing cats, even though I’m allergic (another story for another time). Not every teeny tiny kitten is going to make it. After we got Tipsy and then rehomed this...
Many parents give their children phones and/or tablets as gifts. Or, just because. When we give them these devices, we are usually thinking they will enjoy playing games with friends online and talking/texting with their friends on their device....
Here we go again... yet another reminder that time flies and your kids grow up so fast. I didn’t realize it until after the fact. My oldest turned 11 a few months ago and asked if I would have lunch...
Making decisions about where to start your child's education and where to seek childcare are some of the most important decisions we face as parents, but they don't have to be intimidating ones. Columbia Mom has put together a...
I have always been jealous of baby whisperers. I was not one. I will never be one. I truly love a newborn, but I was never good with them. It’s probably because I’m a little on the high-strung side....
Pregnancy and postpartum can be both an exciting phase of motherhood and an intimidating one. We hope this guide helps answer some of the endless questions on the minds of new and expectant moms. Special thanks to the featured...
Confidence, high self-esteem, and a positive attitude.  Every parent wants their child to have these qualities. I know my husband and I are being intentional with our two-year-old son to help him grow with these traits. Yes, he is only...
The busiest - and sometimes scariest - time of year is fast approaching... Christmas Break! While the kids are counting down the days of not being in school, moms like me are scrambling to come up with new ways to keep...
Y'all.....everyone talks about the terrible twos, but I'm here to tell you that three is worse. I feel like the two's were a breeze: minimal meltdowns, communication got better, and all items on the dinner plate were eaten. Three's though? Three's...
We have a king size bed. It is a good thing that we do, because not only do my husband and I sleep in the bed, but so do two medium size dogs, and a 4-year-old. How did this...
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