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A Sweet Surprise This Easter for a Recovering “That Mom”

CommentsPosted by: Zelma Frederick on Apr 09, 2015 in Family Fun, Parenting, Toddlers

No matter how crazy work, civic or personal obligations become, there is something about celebrating Easter with family that puts everything back in perspective. My husband and I have been hosting an Easter brunch at our house for my in-laws and their families for the past several years.  Since this new tradition began, we have […]

Nate Dogg’s Rules to Live By

CommentsPosted by: Zelma Frederick on Feb 23, 2015 in Parenting, Toddlers

Recently, it hit me that just when I think my little Nate Dogg (2.5 years old) will never be able to resist getting into something (or be able to do something – ahem potty training), I am usually surprised at how quickly the “something” (whatever it is) changes.  For the months leading up to Christmas, […]

Flu Bug Biting Hard: How to Keep Your Child Safe and Healthy

CommentsPosted by: stephensanches on Dec 30, 2014 in Babies, Parenting, Toddlers

Muscle aches. High fever. Sore throat. Nagging cough. Yep, it’s flu season! Every medical professional, from national agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Red Cross to local doctors like The Pediatric Clinic’s Dr. Stephen Sanches say the best course of action to preparing your child’s and your own body starts with […]

Tricks to Keep Your Little Pumpkin Safe This Halloween

 Pumpkins, parties and candy! Halloween is certainly a treat for kids, but with safety issues hiding behind every corner, parents can find the holiday downright scary. You know to keep your children away from Jack-O’-Lanterns and any other lit candles (right? just checking), but you’ve also got to be smart on the street. To keep you from […]

With Safety Pieces Installed, It’s Potty Training Time!

CommentsPosted by: Tamara Palmer on Sep 30, 2014 in Milestones, Parenting, Toddlers

So it’s been a little while since I have updated my blog here. Life gets busy when you have a little child running around the house. We have had a whole new array of child safety things to install now that my little man is almost 2 years old. As soon as he started crawling, […]

Protect Your Child: Never Leave Them in a Hot Car

This summer alone, it seems, parents are failing when it comes to children and hot cars. There have been 18 reported deaths of children left in cars; 34 total in the year of 2012. Leaving children in cars is not a new concept. Many parents feel safe about leaving children in cars with older siblings […]

Why Can’t I Behave Like a Toddler Sometimes?

CommentsPosted by: Tamara Palmer on Aug 06, 2014 in Family Fun, Parenting, Toddlers

How would you like to be able to get away with doing the same things that your toddler does? I’m not talking about the cute stuff and being able to nap during the middle of the day. I’m talking about all the things that you probably don’t like YOUR own toddler doing. I have been […]

Why Can’t School Be All Year Long?

CommentsPosted by: Brandie Chesney on Jul 23, 2014 in Parenting, Toddlers

I don’t know how to make it stop. I beg and use time outs like they are going out of style on a daily basis. This mother of four has hit a hurdle. My twins, 6.5-year-olds, not only fight with each other constantly but fight with the littles, too. Fight, wine, bicker, push, bite and […]

What to Say and What not to Say to This Mommy

CommentsPosted by: Tamara Palmer on Jul 22, 2014 in Parenting, Toddlers

Recently I read a blog on titled “13 Things Non-Parents Should Never say to Parents”. Before I was a mommy to my wonderful little 18-month-old boy, I always used to look on at other parents and think, “What would I do differently?” Or I would make a comment like, “When my child is that […]

Happy Moving Day from the Palmers!

CommentsPosted by: Tamara Palmer on Jun 17, 2014 in Family Fun, Parenting, Toddlers

Have you ever moved homes with a toddler before?? My recommendation…. DON’T!!! Wait until your little one can actually understand fully what you are saying and you can understand him. My husband and I recently decided to take advantage of the low interest rates and the desire of people wanting to live in our neighborhood. […]

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