Guess who is going to be on the cover of the next issue of Mamatoga Magazine?!
COFFEE!!! No, I’m just kidding (sort of). I’m talking about that one miracle product that did the trick when you were at the end of your parenting rope. What toy, teething product, sleep helper, homework helper, book, etc. helped YOU when you thought you were gonna lose it?! Share with us! And click through to see mine!
Now, don’t jump all over me. I do keep track of the kids brushing their teeth. Sort of. These charts help me though, and more importantly, they help the kids learn how to keep track of it themselves. Click through to find out more…
“Comparison is the thief of joy”, that quote from Theodore Roosevelt had been my jam for years as a mother, and rightly so. As moms, we tend to look at other moms and compare our worst selves to their best selves. The selves that send out perfect (looking) holiday cards and the selves that put those perfect (looking) photos on social media. We use these comparisons as a way to beat ourselves up: that mom has such a clean house/great body/well behaved children. That mom has it together and I do not.
The thing is, sometimes, comparison is a good thing. Let me tell you why.
The other day as I was scrolling through Instagram I stopped on a photo of a “perfect Valentine’s Day gift”. No, not one for grown ups (like this one HERE hint hint), one for kids. As in, from me to them. For Valentine’s Day. And it made me think, when did we start giving kids gifts for ALL of the “holidays”?! It’s gotta stop.