Taking your children day hiking can be an amazing experience for them. Your children will be able to explore a new locations, see wild animals, birds, plants and interesting flora that will help them to build their world knowledge. Children learn by interacting with the things around them and by being taught about the things around them. Hiking allows your child to experience both through physical contact and observation. There are many benefits to taking your child day hiking, and it’s … [Read more...]
Raising daughters is fun, challenging and the most amazing part of my life. As a single mom, my daughters need a strong, reliable roll model. As a mom, I need support, love and understanding. Parenting in general is better with usable parenting tips, parenting advice and a supportive friend along the way. ADayinMotherhood.com aims to be that friend! My posts offer honest and real life struggles and celebrations that surround motherhood!
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We may think we'll spend every summer day outside playing in the sun. We'll have activities to do every second, and travel plans finalized. So when we have a day that we find ourselves at home with not much to do, having a list of books to read will keep both grown ups and kids from getting bored. Turn to these 15 books for summer reading pleasure. Books are such a delight and can become your best friend if you let them. They teach our kids the basics of reading, but then branch out to teach … [Read more...]
I wish I were beautiful. How much easier life would be. How many more opportunities I would get. How many more people I would attract. I wish I were beautiful. In the real way. The way strangers judge me. With the clear skin, the flowing, flawless hair and the tiny waist that everyone marvels at. With the smile full of naturally white teeth. The eyes that always look bright and awake. The humble grace that makes me approachable. With the radiance that gets me noticed on … [Read more...]
It happens every year. The posts on Facebook start. "My kid is stressed out by the standardized tests tomorrow!' 'My daughter is crying because she is scared of her standardized tests!' It is horrible that this much pressure is put on kids as young as 8 years old. I have been through it with my daughter, and, this year, have two daughters taking them. My oldest went through the tears and fears and I did not like it one bit, even considering opting out. But I have read and researched and I think … [Read more...]
This post about The Blood Test That Created a Serious Health Wake Up Call, in no way, provides medical advice. Always see your doctor for accurate information. The tears started to roll down my face before he even told me everything. 'Five times more likely to have a stroke.' '5 times more likely to have a cardiac event.' 'We need to be proactive.' 'We need to be proactive now.' No one wants to hear talk like that from a medical professional. No one. Especially not a single mom who wants … [Read more...]
This has been bothering me for a while. A long while. It has been bothering me to the point that I can not sleep at night. I worry constantly about the world that my girls are inheriting. There are plenty of things to worry about, too. The climate, the growing division between love and hate on almost every topic, the gun violence. Drugs. Bullying. Too much TV. Too much tech. Too little tech. Cameras in everyone's pocket. But the thing that bothers me the most is the never ending race wars that … [Read more...]
March is Women's History Month, and today specifically is International Women's Day. With that in mind, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at many of the women who inspire me, specifically those who are single mothers forging it alone in the world of parenting. No one wants to be a single mother, but single motherhood happens. When it does, it doesn't mean life needs to be put on hold. Things may become harder to do. With a passion and the right mindset, though, single mothers … [Read more...]
I have great kids. I really do. I tell people all the time that there is no way I could be a single mom to any other kids. My girls are kind, generous, fun and creative. So far, they are rule followers and animal lovers. I really have very little complaints. My oldest, Katie, entered 5th grade last year and has done surprisingly well. She is getting straight A's, is Vice President on her student council and has an affection for every teacher. 90% of the time she is the little girl I know and … [Read more...]
Divorce. A word no one goes into marriage thinking they'll ever hear applied to their own marriage. Truth is, though, it just doesn't always work out. These 5 divorce stories will help you feel OK about it. Our happily ever afters aren't always happy after all. We try to make it work. We try to change ourselves to be what our spouse wants/needs. The time may come, though, where divorce is a real part of your life. If you are facing a divorce, recently been through one, or still trying to … [Read more...]
**Affiliate links may be included in this Easy Princess Updo post. This is a non-sponsored post.** As you guys know, the girls and I embarked on a Disney trip last week. It included two days at Disney World and a three day Disney Cruise upon the Disney Wonder. From day one, Megan, my youngest and most Princess obsessed wanted a Princess makeover. She saw other little girls with it and begged and begged. While on the boat we headed to the Bippidi Boppidi Boutique! We set her appointment and … [Read more...]
The New Year is here and the most popular resolution is to lose weight. Now, listen, I am all for it. We all know that carrying around weight is the number one threat to our health. Plus, we just feel blah when we do not like what we see in the mirror or how we feel at any given time of the day. But I also think we are focusing on the wrong things. My goal in working out, and my sport is CrossFit, is to be healthier for my kids and for my lifestyle. It is not to hit a number on a scale or a … [Read more...]
I don't know if I have ever told the story of my middle daughter, Sarah's, first birthday party. It shaped my decision making on things I will have in my house and in my yard for, not only my kids, but kids that come over to visit. As my friends get things in their home that I would not have in mine, conversations have started about the safety of kids who come over and want to use them. The main question is, Are you Liable if Kids Hurt Themselves at Your House? It was a beautiful day. The … [Read more...]