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When an Omnivore’s Child Goes Vegetarian

When an Omnivore’s Child Goes Vegetarian

My oldest child, Mae, was the quintessential “easy” baby/child. She slept great, and pretty much through anything, and went everywhere with a smile on her face. I really cannot remember a time where she had a difficult day until she hit three years old. She was/is a constant ball of joy. I’ve also always called [...]

My Journey to Fitness: Hike It Baby

My Journey to Fitness: Hike It Baby

When I was growing up, vacations with my family were almost always camping. That combined with being a Lifetime Girl Scout and I have had a love for hiking since I was pretty young. Simply being outside, away from civilization (even if it’s not that far away), communing with some sort of nature, has always [...]

Flying Alone With Your Kids: My Ten Survival Tips

Flying Alone With Your Kids: My Ten Survival Tips

My husband and I are seasoned travelers with our oldest son, who will be six later this year. We keep track of his trips with over 110,000 miles so far! He can identify at least half a dozen airlines by their livery and he knows that being chatty and friendly with the pilots and flight [...]

The Benefits of Singing and Music: For Toddlers

The Benefits of Singing and Music: For Toddlers

This is the second post in my series on the benefits of singing to your children. Part 1 is about singing and playing music for infants.  Here is a little recap for those of you who haven’t read Part 1 of the series. I come from a family big on music and song. My mama [...]

Three Easy Ways To Keep My Toddler Busy

Three Easy Ways To Keep My Toddler Busy

Do you have trouble keeping your toddler from constantly climbing your legs while you are trying to work around the house? Lemme tell ya, I do! Here are my quick and easy ways to keep (or at least to lessen) little M from constantly calling “Mommy, Mommy!”, or climbing my leg to be “up” while [...]

The Benefits of Singing and Music: For Baby

The Benefits of Singing and Music: For Baby

This is the first post in my series on the benefits of singing to your children. Part 1 is singing and playing music to babies. I hope you enjoy. I come from a family big on music and song. My mama was in the church choir when she was young, my sister and I were [...]

5 Ways Pregnancy Helped Me Relate To My Toddler

5 Ways Pregnancy Helped Me Relate To My Toddler

Toddlers can often seem like an alien species to us. The motivation and logic behind their behaviors are certainly a mystery most of the time. But, being pregnant has given me a whole new understanding of my toddler’s behavior. I never before realized how much pregnant women and toddlers have in common. Here are just [...]

Personalized Matching Game: A Treasured Gift

Personalized Matching Game: A Treasured Gift

I have a gift recommendation for your friends, mamas! You’re going to love this! Having a group of mama-friends has been essential to motherhood for me. As much as we love our kids and husbands, we still need friends. I’ve been so lucky to have mama friends to support, encourage, and help me. Before we [...]

Ask The Mamas: Going back to School

Ask The Mamas: Going back to School

Each week we will ask our mamas a question from our readers that pertains to babies, kids, or parenting. Make sure to check back each Tuesday to see their responses! Do you have a question you’d like to ask the mamas? If so, send us an email with your question to askthemamas@mamasaywhat.com. Mama Say What?! [...]

You Are Not Invisible

You Are Not Invisible

An ever-growing list of housework that needs to be done…squabbling siblings…a cold that is making my head feel like it’s going to explode…and my spouse gone from dawn to dusk every day. It’s the perfect storm once again, and in spite of the flurry of texts, voicemails and Facebook messages I’ve sent out pleading for [...]