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Practical Christmas Presents You’ll Love All Year Long

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Practical Christmas Presents You’ll Love All Year Long
All those hubbies who want to get practical Christmas presents for your wife… look no further. I had a friend who got really mad at her husband one birthday. He got her an ironing board. Boy… she didn’t like it. I remember sitting there going…. “But you constantly complained about your current ironing board and […]

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Board Games Preschoolers Love – and you will too.

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Board Games Preschoolers Love – and you will too.
Updated October, 2018 Our Favorite Board Games for 3, 4 and 5 year olds The board games for preschoolers that we’ve listed here are some of our family favorites as well as the top games for preschoolers recommended by parents. The best thing is that we’ve chosen games that everyone likes to play, including parents. They’re fun, […]

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19 DIY FAMILY Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Love!

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19 DIY FAMILY Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Love!
Whether you're a seamstress or all thumbs when it comes to sewing (Like me!), the following 19 family Halloween costumes, anyone can make!  Continue Reading

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87 Gift Ideas for the People I Love

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87 Gift Ideas for the People I Love
The Mommy Shorts Holiday Gift Guide is here! Just in time for Hanukkah. More than enough time for Christmas. It’s got 87 gift ideas for kids and adults, boys and girls, men and women. Except, instead of coming up with gift ideas for random people I may or may not know like I usually do, […]

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Tamara Ecclestone, breastfeeding, and how it feels to see representations of love that you’re unable to give

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Tamara Ecclestone, breastfeeding, and how it feels to see representations of love that you’re unable to give
Last week I was interested to see a picture of celebrity Tamara Ecclestone pop up on my newsfeed.   Source: BBC.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/38932320 Tamara was shocked. Shocked and saddened that her valiant attempt to normalise breastfeeding through a stunning photoshoot had not been received with the blanket adulation that she had expected. More than that though, for […]

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The Discovery of a Disappointed Parent & How it Led to Limitless Love

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The Discovery of a Disappointed Parent & How it Led to Limitless Love
“Do the things you always wanted to Without me there to hold you back; don’t think, just do More than anything I want to see you, girl Take a glorious bite out of the whole world.” -Snow Patrol, You Could Be Happy Lately, I’ve been expanding my knowledge on teens. I’d like to write a […]

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Love List – November

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Love List – November
All things holiday are amongst us! I know I speak for many of our readers when I say I’m excited for the season this year. I’m not sure why, but this year feels different for me. It’s been a crazy time in our country (jeez, or WORLD for that matter) and no matter how the […]

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Parenting Hack: The Secret to Getting Your Kids to Love Brushing Their Teeth

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Parenting Hack: The Secret to Getting Your Kids to Love Brushing Their Teeth
*This post is sponsored by Colgate, all opinions are 100% our own. Isn’t bedtime the craziest part of a day as a parent? I think one of the things that makes it such a challenge is that there are so many parts of bedtime, from baths to pjs, teeth brushing to tucking in your child […]

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Spelling Battleship your Kids will LOVE!

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Spelling Battleship your Kids will LOVE!
As I have been homeschooling for 4 years, I have learned a lot of things that help my boys learn faster. They love games and competition. Spelling battleship is the perfect combination that my boys love!  Homeschooling should be about quantity and how fast you get through things. It’s about instilling something greater inside the […]

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I Will Always Love You (Even When You Hate Me A Little Bit)

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I Will Always Love You (Even When You Hate Me A Little Bit)
To my beautiful girl This week has been a bit of a tough one. There’s been upsets and disagreements. There’s been appointments and crying. There have been moments that despite me trying to do my very best for you. You seem to have decided that you don’t like me that much. And it’s broken me […]

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How to Foster a Love of Reading in Children

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How to Foster a Love of Reading in Children
Reading is not just a crucial life skill – it’s a great way to leave your worries behind! Fostering a love of reading early in life is important – here are a few ways to help your child love to read.  Thank you to Playing Forward for partnering with us on this post!  Some of […]

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Gift Guide for Love Warriors 2017!!!

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Gift Guide for Love Warriors 2017!!!
Our family goal is to finish holiday shopping by the first week of December. We never get it exactly right. But we try hard – so we can spend the month of December making memories instead of trips to the mall. So that our minds are not full of to-do lists, so stress is lower, so […]

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EMERGENCY LOVE FLASH MOB FOR THE CHILDREN

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EMERGENCY LOVE FLASH MOB FOR THE CHILDREN
TODAY, TOGETHER WE ARE GOING TO SHOW UP FOR SIXTY LITTLE ONES – AGED TWELVE MONTHS TO TEN YEARS – WHO HAVE BEEN TORN AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES, AND ARE SITTING TRAUMATIZED AND ALONE IN A DETENTION CENTER IN ARIZONA.   But first, a summary on what we have learned.  There are two separate issues being […]

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Yesterday We Gave Our Babies Love. Today We Give Our Lawmakers Hell.

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Yesterday We Gave Our Babies Love. Today We Give Our Lawmakers Hell.
An artist’s job is to slow down, look hard and listen closely. I became an artist. I looked and listened hard – and what I learned is that mostly: Folks are doing the best they can. And still, so many suffered. I wanted to help, so I became a philanthropist. We founded Together Rising. Along […]

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Can I love my body and still want to lose the baby weight?

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Can I love my body and still want to lose the baby weight?
I wanted to get a little vulnerable today and tell you about a struggle I have as a body-positive fitness professional. I have now been a pregnancy and postpartum coach for three years, and have coached hundreds of clients. My  website has now reached over 3.5 million women in the past 5 years. And I still struggle […]

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Love the Child You Have, Not the One You Wish You Had

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Love the Child You Have, Not the One You Wish You Had
“Mommy, what does D-O-O-R spell?” We were riding in the car and my daughter was reading the letters off of a button. It’s not exactly the question a mom wants to hear from her 8-year-old. By “normal” standards it’s one of those words someone her age would instantly see and know. The question sent a prick […]

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Things Mom will LOVE 2018

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Things Mom will LOVE 2018
Of all the things I’ve achieved in my life, being mother to my sons is my greatest accomplishment. Mother’s Day has always been a lovely way to recognize and honor my own mom, stepmom and grandmothers. Becoming a mom myself has made the day that much more special. To all you mamas out there, this […]

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