Sharing my life and interests here on kristenione.com has been my favorite hobby over the last year and a half. I was fortunate to be able to pull these interests into a writing job about six months ago now when I was selected as a contributing author for Mommy Hot Spot, a website connecting moms with articles on every mommy topic under the sun! It has given me a chance to work on my writing, and to research and voice what I see as important topics. It dawned on me today that I have already written six monthly articles! I love this job because it gives me a chance to formulate into a concise train of thought what I’m actually experiencing at the time. These articles are completely based on things in my own life that I’m thinking about or needing to work on (not things I’ve totally perfected and am now preaching to others!). I’m also going to be writing a monthly article for a sister website to Mommy Hot Spot, Healthy for Mommies. I plan to write my first article about healthy seeds and how to incorporate them into your diet. Stay tuned for that!
So in honor of six articles, I thought this would be a great time to look back and share a re-cap with links to each one. Just click on the title of the article to be taken right to it!
For full-time working moms, it’s easy to fly through the day in a whirlwind, going from one thing to the next in a constant frazzled state. How do you sustain your energy after a long day at the office so you can enjoy and take care of your family in the evening? Taking care of you is key.
Pacifiers are best friends to babies everywhere, calming then when they’re anxious, and helping them fall asleep. It’s natural to use one during the time when their sucking reflex is strongest, from birth to about 10 months. Many parents choose to use a pacifierlonger as it serves as a comfort item for both the child and the parents. However, it’s easy to let your child become dependent on the pacifier, to the point where they cannot fall asleep without it, and are not able to self-calm. When you feel it’s the right time for you and your child, here are 5 methods for giving up the pacifier to consider.
As the holiday season is upon us, there are no doubt many parents asking, “What are we going to tell the kids about Santa Claus?”If you’re on the fence about whether or not to teach your children that Santa is real, here are some pros and cons to consider.
It’s 2014! Happy New Year! It’s the time for resolutions and fresh starts. This year, why not put the focus on the whole family? Here are some ideas to keep your family healthy and happy this coming year.
Being a parent is a wonderful gift, but once kids enter the picture, the romance between husband and wife can start to decline. So much time is spent nurturing the family unit that nurturing the relationship with your spouse slips down to the last place on the list. For many couples,time and money are also factors in keeping date nights on the calendar. Below are 10 inexpensive dates to keep the romance alive that you can enjoy with your spouse this Valentine’s Day and all year!
This year for Lent, I’ve decided to cut down on my sugar intake. I’m starting out by cutting out the obvious overly sweet treats (like a DQ Blizzard or a piece of birthday cake) and then planning to get stricter throughout the Lenten Season. Sugar is in everything, and I can say with certainty, I am addicted.
Hope you enjoyed this little re-cap and chance to catch up on articles you may have missed!