Ways to be a Better Parent in 2017

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 12/29/2016 to Parenting Tips
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Parents often spend a lot of time second-guessing themselves about their decisions, rules and even their own behavior. They wonder if they’ve been too strict or not strict enough. They worry they are too focused on their careers and they’re missing out on precious moments they can’t get back.

Weed Out the Clutter for the New Year

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 12/26/2016 to Life as a Mom
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If there’s one common complaint parents have, it’s that our houses or apartments are too crowded and never clean enough. With babies or children in our households, our homes are filled with love – and stuff. So much stuff, you can’t seem to find a place to stash it all.

6 Ways to Unwind This Holiday Season

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 12/23/2016 to Life as a Mom
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Holidays may be reason for celebration, but all that partying comes with a cost – someone needs to do all that baking, cleaning, shopping and wrapping. When you feel like you’re at the end of your rope this holiday season, here’s a few suggestions as to how you can recharge your batteries.

6 Holiday Time Savers

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 12/20/2016 to Life as a Mom

The holidays are coming up rapidly and there’s still a million things on your to-do list. Unless you can clone yourself before then, you don’t see how you’ll get it all done. So don’t – take some shortcuts and enjoy a much slower-paced holiday season this year.

5 Tips for Buying a Child Christmas Gifts

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 12/19/2016 to Gifts for Baby
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It’s great you want to buy a child you love a gift they’ll always treasure. But the art of gift giving can be tricky, especially when there’s a child involved. You’ll need to consider her interests, age and what rules her parents have in the household. Here’s a quick rundown of what you should consider before buying the kid in your life their Christmas gifts.

4 Ways to Keep Your Toddler Safe During the Holidays

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 12/13/2016 to Parenting Tips
keeping your toddler safe during the holiday season

It was so much easier when your child was a baby – he was confined to where you put him and he couldn’t stray from that on his own. But now that he has mastered the art of walking and is trying to scale every piece of furniture that looks remotely inviting, keeping him safe is so much harder.

If visions of sugar plums have been replaced in your head with visions of trips to the emergency room, you may want to review this toddler holiday safety checklist.

5 Ways to Stress Less This Holiday Season

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 12/12/2016
stress less this holiday season

The holiday season can be overwhelming because it is the busiest time of the year for many people. Non-stop work, family gatherings, shopping, baking, and wrapping doesn’t leave much time for relaxation.

5 Reasons Moms Make Great Employees

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 12/8/2016

multitasking supermom

When it comes to the workplace, moms are valuable assets. We sometimes receive a bad rap for occasionally calling in sick to take care of our ill child, and there are times we can’t work late because of our child’s recital or important ball game. But when it comes to getting the job done, we are second to none.

We don’t give up and we don’t cut corners. Here’s five reasons why moms are rock stars at work.

Four Great Gift Ideas for Mom

Posted by Shannon Serpette on 12/5/2016
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The moms in your life are probably so focused on their holiday preparations that they haven’t even had time to think about what they want under the tree for themselves.