One of our goals here at Mom’s Favorite Stuff is to help make mom’s life easier, and that includes passing along some parenting tips that we’ve learned along the way. Some of our top parenting tips are personal tips that we’ve learned along the way, some are guest posts from experts, and others are based on personal interviews that we’ve conducted with experts.
I really believe that sometimes moms neglect themselves, and it’s true that no one is okay when mom isn’t okay. You have to take care of yourself – whether it’s wearing sunscreen (do not just apply to your children – you can harm your own skin and set a bad example), drinking enough water, getting appropriate exercise, or making sure you get a regular physical. Getting enough sleep is important too, and that often means that you’ll need to get your kids to sleep enough too.
I also believe that being in our kids’ lives as much as possible is a good way to make sure they are healthy and safe. Of course, parents that work outside the home (I was one, once upon a time) have a tougher job doing this, but there are lots of ways that working parents can get involved with their kids’ lives.
It’s important that you are also happy – being unhappy will impact your kids. So, moms – find your passion, stay healthy, and make the time you do have with your children count.
Here are some of my favorite parenting tips posts focused on moms:
Five ways to be a Happier Parent – Happy moms = happy parents, and there are a few things that you should do for yourself to make sure that you retain your own identity and are happy.
Improve your Grocery Shopping Strategy - I partnered with the Supermarket Guru, Phil Lempert, to bring readers a series of videos focused on specific questions that were submitted.
5 Things Moms Should Do For Themselves Now – Moms don’t always look out for themselves, but these are a few things that you can do to stay healthy and happy.
I also have many parenting tips post focused on ways to make life easier for moms. I’m all about trying to live life as stress free and relaxed as possible. Here are a few of my favorite posts on this topic:
5 Tips to Organizing Your Toys - If your family is like mine, you’ll probably find that toys can often take over your house. Here are five tips that can help you organize your toys and bring more order to your house.
The New Mommy Wars (a Guest Post) – Hollee and Becky from Good Enough Is the New Perfect: Finding Happiness and Success in Modern Motherhood offer advice on how to avoid putting other moms into categories.
Family Nutrition Advice from Joy Bauer – I had the chance to interview Joy Bauer, the nutrition expert from the Today show, and she offered some family nutrition advice that any family with picky eaters will love.
Family Finance Tips
My background is in finance. I have a Bachelors in Economics and Psychology from the University of Rochester and a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from Northeastern University. I spent over 10 years working in corporate finance, and while I did give up my job, I still have a passion for finance. Here on Mom’s Favorite Stuff, I frequently write family finance tips that (once again) help make life easier for families. I know that it isn’t always easy to understand some of the craziness of personal finance, so my goal is to try to make it as easy as possible.
Here are some of my favorite personal finance posts:
Creating a Family Finance Plan -If I could offer families one piece of advice, it would be to put together a family finance plan. Here are the steps and printables.
Top 5 Things You Should Do NOW for Your Family Finances – if you feel that you need to work on your family finances, this post offers five tips to make sure that you get off on the right foot.
Opting Out of Those Annoying Credit Card Offers – Not only are those unsolicited credit cards annoying, they are also an easy way for fraudsters to steal your identity. Follow the advice in this post to opt-out for 5 years, or permanently.