Guest Posts | Epic Mommy Adventures - Part 2

Making Your Children into Tomorrow’s Movers and Shakers {Guest Post}

Everyone wants children to be successful, well-balanced adults when they leave home. But have society's expectations or the children's own expectations sold them short of fulfilling their dreams of being the world's next movers and shakers? How do parents and other highly influencing adults in their lives position kids to be the great people of tomorrow? Influencers should teach, reinforce and follow up on some significant concepts that will set kids up for success in whatever area they choose … [Read more...]

Navigating My Ten-Year-Olds Plea for A Smart Phone {Guest Post}

When my ten-year-old came to me recently and asked me for a smart phone, it was the first time in a while that I was stumped. While my knee-jerk response was to deny her, I had to stop myself and ask myself why I felt this way. It would be hypocritical for me to say there’s no use for a smart phone, as I use mine every day, and it’s not uncommon for children as young as 4 to be using smart devices. But at the same time would be fair to deny her simply because of views that may be based in … [Read more...]

Finding balance as a mom is not easy for anyone {Guest Post}

I’ve felt split in half for a very long time. Somewhere in between meeting deadlines for work and getting my kids to school, sometimes I wonder if I am in there at all. Or what kind of mother I would be if I didn’t work. Would my kids have more of my undivided attention? Because I just feel so divided, and inadequate and kind of sort of very scared. I’m coming to find out I’m not the only mom with insecurities. What I Learned I’ve talked to plenty of twin moms, single moms, MD moms, moms … [Read more...]

Tips to Help Kids Get Excited About STEM Subjects {Guest Post}

In 2009, The U.S. Department of Education adopted the concept of STEM Education to create a curriculum that encompasses the four disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Instead of teaching the four separately, school systems around the country integrate them into nearly every subject, ensuring that students receive exposure to these fields and how they apply to various aspects of the real world. It is important that students are eager to explore these realms of … [Read more...]

Get Ready to Say “Cheese”: 4 Beauty Tips for Family Pictures {Guest Post}

Getting everyone together for a big family picture can take time and planning. The logistics may seem daunting, but making sure everyone looks their best doesn’t have to be. Follow some of these tips for the whole family to create a beautiful family memory. Prepare for a Fresh Look Make sure all members of the family are well rested when it’s time to show up for family pictures. Hydration is key; especially in older adults. Dehydrated skin looks more tired and lacks a glow that airbrushing … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Make Your Own Version of Drinking Water {Guest Post}

It is appreciative to learn that for the past 3 years in the US, water or drinking water outweighed soda. Well, it’s been the reigning top beverage for the past 20 years according to Healthy-foods and now it waved its last hurrah! It is not that easy to break America’s love affair with soda, but it is fitting that the drinking water finally break it! Water is calorie free and definitely cost-effective. It also flushes out toxins, boosts immune system, improves your skin complexion, and … [Read more...]

Five Financial Questions to Ask Before Starting a Family {Guest Post}

  Many couples decide to have children because they want to provide loving families to children of their own or young people in need. Although emotions can guide them to start thinking about having or adopting children, it is important for perspective parents to consider the finances involved in having kids before becoming parents. By looking at whether they will be able to handle the costs associated with having children couples can make well-informed decisions on whether to start … [Read more...]

Navigating Childhood: How to Help Your Toddler through a Major Life Event {Guest Post}

  Everyday life for an adult can quickly become mundane, and we often forget how big life can be for children. There may be major life events your toddler has to experience. This could include everything from medical trauma, car accidents, as well as moving or entering a new school and more. These events will leave a huge impact on your life, and for a young child it can be scary or difficult to navigate these changes. It is important for parents help their child deal with these events … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Summer School {Guest Post}

Most parents and kids take a mental break from school during summer break, which is often when they spend more time playing outside and sleeping in. Those who enroll in summer school are often unaware of how to prepare for the extra months that are spent in the classroom. To ensure that you prepare your child for a specific class, there are a few important steps to take. 1. Obtain New School Supplies Allow your child to get excited for summer school by letting them pick out new school … [Read more...]

How to Be a Super Single Mom {Guest Post}

You are a single parent and find that daily life can be a struggle when everything is on your shoulders. There are so many things that need to be done and there is barely time in the day to complete everything. But despite all that stress, you can still be your kids’ favorite superhero with a few simple steps. Don't Be a Perfectionist Believe it or not, your lawn does not have to be perfectly manicured, the beds don't always have to be made, and meals don't have to be cooked from scratch. … [Read more...]