thoughtful children

Setting the Stage: Helping Your Children Find Values Before they Learn them the Hard Way

Raising kids is hard work. Personally, I find it hard enough to be in charge of my own well being for 24 hours a day, forever, with no breaks, but to multiply that is just barbaric. And at least when you mess up your own life, you do not have as many people telling you… Continue reading Setting the Stage: Helping Your Children Find Values Before they Learn them the Hard Way

How to Maximize Your Candy Load Fullmetalmomma.com Halloween

How to Maximize Your Candy Haul This Halloween

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays.  First of all, it falls in the end of October, my favorite month, in my favorite season.  It is not too hot or too cold and the trees are beautiful.  It is also perfectly timed. You go out and have your kids bring home a huge… Continue reading How to Maximize Your Candy Haul This Halloween

10 Tips for a Smooth Back to School

Once again, the freedom.. I mean the school bells are ringing and although we will soon find a few more hours at home sans chaos, the school year seems to come with it's own set of complications.  Whether you are an all hands on deck parent, who completes the science fair project for their kid,… Continue reading 10 Tips for a Smooth Back to School

best ways for mom to unwind

Best Ways For Moms To Spend Child Free Time

What I am about to describe, I call the no kids paradox.  Picture this.  It’s the moment every parent dreams of.  Either Grandma, or some God sent individual requests, or agrees after some whining, to take your kids off your hands.  If you had plans already, then you are too busy or distracted to notice… Continue reading Best Ways For Moms To Spend Child Free Time