Mommy A to Z

Motherhood, Alphabetized.

June 27, 2016
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Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #100

The Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog Hop Is Live!

Join the Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog HopManic Mondays blog hop! Last week’s hop featured great posts on everything from cool summer treats to supporting a friend through a miscarriage. To see which posts were featured, visit this week’s blog hop!

Now it’s time for this week’s party! Link up your favorite parenting post, recipe, craft – anything you like! As always, one post (or more!) will be featured on Mommy A to Z, Twitter, and the *NEW* Manic Mondays Pinterest page. So come link up your favorite post, mingle, and have a great time!

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June 22, 2016
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Get Your Kids on a Summer Sleep Schedule

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Splashing on the beach. Ice cream before dinner. Concerts in the park. Summer is filled with wonderful experiences for families. Less wonderful, though, is trying to get your overtired kids to sleep when the sun is still shining and there’s so many exciting things to do. Dealing with a cranky baby or toddler who’s off her sleep schedule can be a challenge. Fortunately, Nicole Johnson, founder of The Baby Sleep Site, has shared this great guest post filled with useful suggestions for getting your kids to sleep at a normal hour.

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June 19, 2016
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Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #99

The Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog Hop Is Live!

Join the Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog HopManic Mondays blog hop! Last week’s hop featured great posts on everything from messy houses to learning from our toddlers. To see which posts were featured, visit this week’s blog hop!

Now it’s time for this week’s party! Link up your favorite parenting post, recipe, craft – anything you like! As always, one post (or more!) will be featured on Mommy A to Z, Twitter, and the *NEW* Manic Mondays Pinterest page. So come link up your favorite post, mingle, and have a great time!

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June 17, 2016
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4 Reasons Everyone Loves Daddy (Again!)

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It’s that time of year again… time to honor the men who love and nurture our children, who are role models and comedians, tough guys and bear huggers. To celebrate Father’s Day, here is an excerpt from my book, Mommy A to Z: An Encyclopedia of the Joys, Wonders, and Absurdities of Motherhood. Happy Father’s Day to all the devoted dads out there! Your children (and their mommies) are blessed to have you! Continue Reading →

June 14, 2016
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F is for… Father’s Day Cards for Dad!


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Earlier today I went shopping for cards for the dads in my life. By the time I left, I had spent as much as if I’d just taken the kids out to lunch! Fortunately, I was by myself and could spend some time perusing the various greetings to find something I liked. After all, usually I’m trying to keep my daughter from reading the racier jokes, while forcibly restraining my toddler from grabbing and reorganizing the entire card section. And yet, I still can’t say I found the perfect cards or that I didn’t leave frustrated. Continue Reading →

June 13, 2016
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M is for Mindful Mondays (Do One Good Thing)

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Like the rest of the world, I’m sad and confused this Monday morning. I was still reeling from the Stanford rape verdict, wondering what kind of world I’d brought my children into, when suddenly time stood still. Fifty souls taken from this world by hate and ignorance. And like the rest of the world, I feel powerless to stop the violence. And so today, I urge us all to add a little love to the world. Continue Reading →

June 9, 2016
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U is for… The Undeniable Power of Play (Review)

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We all know how active and curious young children are… because they’re constantly learning about their world! And playing — interacting with their environment — is how they learn best! So I was thrilled at the opportunity to review the new book The Undeniable Power of Play: 101 Tips, Activities and Play-Based Learning Strategies to Engage Your Child. With fun activities involving science, sensory play, crafts, and more, there’s plenty here to keep kids learning while having fun.

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June 5, 2016
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Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #98

The Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog Hop Is Live!

Join the Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog HopManic Mondays blog hop! Last week’s hop featured great posts on everything from kids and gardening to recipes for healthy summer salads. To see which posts were featured, visit this week’s blog hop!

Now it’s time for this week’s party! Link up your favorite parenting post, recipe, craft – anything you like! As always, one post (or more!) will be featured on Mommy A to Z, Twitter, and the *NEW* Manic Mondays Pinterest page. So come link up your favorite post, mingle, and have a great time!

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June 2, 2016
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M is for… Mom Soul Mates

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Finding a mom friend is not for the weak of heart. You think you’ve found the one… and then she shows up for your kids’ playdate in Armani armed with home-grown vegetables, smiling smugly over your daughter’s unmade bed. So how do you know if you’ve found a mom friend for life? I’m thrilled to bring you today’s guest post, from the hilarious ladies of the F THIS PLAYDATE podcast, to give you a few pointers.

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May 31, 2016
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Television, Stop Making It Normal for Girls to Fight Over a Boy

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I still remember that Beverly Hills, 90210 moment. Kelly Taylor sauntered into the room, looking like bleach-blond jailbait. Slowly the camera panned across the room — to her best friend’s boyfriend, Dylan McKay, brooding seductively on the couch. Queue the suggestive music. Queue the credits.

Did that really just happen?

I was in high school and fairly shocked at the time. I found it hard to believe that best friends could treat each other that way. Of course, in the years that followed I saw it again and again. Peyton and Brooke. Felicity and Julie. Blair and Serena. The love triangle between two besties and some undeserving boy had become a TV cliché. And not one I particularly enjoyed watching. Continue Reading →