Traveling With A Baby Is Now "That" Much Easier With BabyBjörn {BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light Review + Giveaway} Published 7/1/2015 in City Moms Blog Network

Disclosure :: While this is a sponsored post, all thoughts and opinions about BabyBjörn are my own. Before my oldest was born 4.5 years ago, we did what any new and expecting parents did, we registered for every known baby contraption on the market. This included a Pack-N-Play. Fast forward several years and another child later, and I can quite honestly say we have used said Pack-N-Play 2 times (one time for each child)! Now, this is due to a variety of reasons, however at the top of that list would be the fact I can't for the life of me figure out how to assemble it (and yes I've read... read more→

#WeAreCMBN | Meet Our Sisterhood Published 6/24/2015 in City Moms Blog NetworkWeAreCMBN

Have you ever wondered who our Sister Site Owners are or what being part of our Sisterhood means? Join us for #WeAreCMBN and discover that our Sister Site Owners are just like you - Moms! Our Sisterhood is united with a passion for connecting moms and making this adventure of motherhood easier. We all come together with diverse backgrounds, life experience and motherhood journeys to support each other in creating online communities and resources unique to the cities in which we live. So, who are our Sisters? From full-time stay-at-home to full-time working out of the home moms,... read more→

The Traditional Family | #HowWeFamily {Brought To You By TYLENOL®} Published 6/16/2015 in City Moms Blog NetworkIMG_8819

** Disclosure :: City Moms Blog Network has received information and materials from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. The Traditional Family. Take a moment to let that term sink in and define what that means. Sinking in…sinking in…sinking in… Ready to define it yet? It's not as easy of a task as it might seem. If you’re like me, you go straight to the 1950’s era of the June Cleaver, Norm Rockwell-esque picture of the two parents (mom and dad) with 2.5 kids, a dog, a... read more→

CMBN Guide To US Family Summer Travel Published 5/11/2015 in City Moms Blog NetworkFamily_Travel_Graphic_600x400

If you are planning a Summer vacation to a new city or state and find yourself wondering what fun activities there are for kids, if there are family friendly restaurants or even tips on how to navigate a city with kids in tow, then you've come to the right place. City Moms Blog Network has put together a Guide to US Family Summer Travel, featuring travel guides from each of our Sister Sites across the country. These guides are unique in that they are written BY moms FOR moms! Browse City Travel Guides For ... ARIZONA :: North Phoenix COLORADO :: Denver FLORIDA :: Jacksonville |... read more→


summer survival for the bad mom Published 6/18/2015 in Quad City Moms Blogbad-mom

Ah… summertime. Leisurely mornings. Drippy popsicles. Lightning bug jars. Sunshiny smiles. Beach towels. Carefree bedtime. I THINK I'M GOING TO LOSE MY MIND. Summer is here. I anticipate relishing my morning cup of coffee, lounging with the kiddos while they quietly play in the hazy morning sunlight. I settle into the couch cushions with visions of peaceful harmony dancing in my... read more→

Parenting a Fearless Child Published 6/17/2015 in Knoxville Moms BlogParenting a Fearless Child

I would never consider myself a fearful person. I blame my Faith and my father for most of that, and over the years I have been known to throw caution to the wind a time or two. I drank the water in the creek. I climbed to the very top of the tree. I went to Mexico and ate the lettuce. I picked up hitchhikers on my way back to school. I rode the roller coasters and went off the trail. I... read more→

Parenting Then and Now: Your "Alarming"... Published 6/12/2015 in Alamo City Moms BlogParenting Then and Now

Parenting has changed a little bit since we were children. Here are 17 pictures that prove how different things were back in the good ol' days! 1. THEN: Licking a beer can with your father. NOW: Your father should go to jail. 2. THEN: Eating Doritos. Touching Doritos. Or, placing toys in an empty Doritos bag. NOW: Your mom said, "Doritos." She is blacklisted by Whole Foods. 3. THEN:... read more→

Newborn necessities (what we need to... Published 6/10/2015 in Madison Moms Blognewborn

Having a newborn is by far one of the most wonderful and joyous times in life. You are elated to have this tiny little human all your own to love and fawn over. Chances are that before your baby arrives, you are probably doing some shopping or putting together a registry. There are so many options that it's easy to get overwhelmed with all the products, so I put together a list of the things I... read more→

Raising a Strong-Willed Child Without... Published 6/19/2015 in Wichita Moms Blogstrong willed child

Nothing prepares you for life with a strong-willed child. You would think they'd come out with manuals or at least a warning sign that says "Be Strong."  I know I was stubborn as a child, and my mom prayed at night for me to have a child that was twice as difficult as I was. Of course she takes that statement back each time I call her crying about my son's latest episode. I've read the... read more→

Dealing with a Summer Birthday Published 6/18/2015 in Tampa Bay Moms Blogsummerbirthday

Confession time: I’ve always resented people with birthdays during the school year. My birthday is mid-June. As a kid, my family traveled to California by car from Orlando every summer (the story of which should be its own blog entry . . . or book) and we made lots of stops to see family along the way. I was so lucky in that the family and friends we would visit would generally throw a... read more→

Avoiding the Summer Sunburn Published 6/11/2015 in Dallas Moms BlogAvoiding the Summer Sunburn

As summer is approaching, I usually start stocking up on summer essentials. My family likes to spend a lot of time out in the sun, and while we love the sun, often times the sun doesn't love us back. For that reason, we use a LOT of sunscreen during the spring and summer months. I grew up in the desert and wasn't so concerned about it in my younger years. In fact, I cringe thinking about all... read more→

7 Tips for Creating Your Own At-Home... Published 6/10/2015 in Columbia SC Moms Blogsummer activities

  We are saving up for a big trip, so I opted out of sending my three children (ages 8, 5, and 3) to any summer camps or programs this year. And then I started to panic. What would I do all summer with them? How do I make sure my son does not wind up playing video games all day long? I am not crafty or creative, and I've never been the type of mom to want to sit on the floor and do... read more→