Mom Must Reads :: Week of Feb. 12


Want to know what other moms are reading about? We’ve pulled the top 5 posts from across our Sister Sites just for you!

Making Valentine’s Day Special For Kids

I make a big deal about holidays. There, I said it. Birthdays come with balloons and banners and a stack of presents and a homemade cake, I start planning Christmas outfits right after Halloween is over and my kids WILL be wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day. I have had friends question my desire to make Valentine’s Day special for my kids, but with my overall zeal for holidays, it should come as no surprise that I will turn a romantic holiday into a full two-week celebration of love for my boys.

Our Toddler is in Full Time Preschool: A Stay-At-Home Mom Account

Because it is what is best for him. Because it is what is best for me. As much as I want to keep him home, shelter him from everything, and protect him, I know my limits. And his. I know he needs more than I can offer him on a day-to-day basis. He needs social interaction with peers his same age, he needs adult role models outside the home, to fail in a safe environment away from mom and dad, life boundaries set by teachers; he needs preschool.

I Stopped Shopping at Target and it Changed My Life

I stopped shopping at Target and it changed my life. Like. For real. I know I am going to get all kinds of hate from all you Target-loving mommas (many of our own contributors), but hear me out. I still love Target, but I stopped shopping there sort of by accident at first, then on purpose when I started to see improvements, and it really did change me.

Wine Pairings For Toddler Tantrums: A Survival Guide For The New Year

It’s that time of year again. We are all making (and already breaking) those New Year’s resolutions. Every year I resolve to really focus on my children. To work on patience, grace and to really enjoy them in this busy season of our lives. It isn’t an easy task as I’m sure every mom out there will tell you. We get so many, “Enjoy them while they are young, it goes by so fast.” But ultimately when your in the trenches of raising mostly unreasonable, completely dependent humans with an endless amount of energy we get TIRED.

Here’s to the Bare Minimum Moms

Here’s to the Bare Minimum Moms. You know who we are. We are the ones who wake up every morning a beat behind everyone else. We don’t engage in any sort of “mommy wars” because we don’t even bother to compete. Instead of craft projects and fitness ideas on our Pinterest boards, you find nothing but life hacks and workouts you can do in a chair.

What were some of your favorite posts from our Sister Sites this week?


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