Category Archives: Fun Maven

Nautical Themed Birthday Party

Landon’s bedroom is a nautical theme. Many of his clothes are nautical themed. Why not make his first birthday party nautical themed too?! Here are some things I put together to celebrate my big man turning one with a nautical themed birthday party. You can apply these...

Defending Daycare

I was recently asked to post about the topic “stop mom judging” for Today’s Parenting Team and defending daycare came to mind. When I first became a mother, I thought the anti-formula moms were bad. But after my kids turned one, that ended. But the anti-daycare moms…...

Stop Bullying in 3 Steps

Bullying starts before three-years-old. Yes, it sounds extreme… and the bullying isn’t on the same level as some middle school girls in action, but it happens. When my daughter came home from school (or daycare depending on who you talk to) one day – I was shocked!...

Back to School Tips for Parents

It’s about that time of year again. Summer is almost over and kids are headed back to school. Thanks to Broward College for these tips to help overcome the challenges and stress that come with the start of a new school year. Be prepared and get involved. As...

Celebrating Canada Day… in Florida

We’ve been doing it for years – celebrating Canada Day in Florida. I’m not Canadian, but my entire household is, so I celebrate with them. In honor of the holiday, here are some fun facts about our friendly neighbors to the north, my own observations… and some...

Why I pierced my infant’s ears

One of my blogging friends just posted five reasons to NOT pierce a baby’s ears, so I told her I’m going to write a rebuttal: Why I pierced my infant’s ears. Luckily, neither one of us is one of “those moms” who attacks another for thinking differently....

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day has been one of the most popular American holidays since 1908, when Anna Jarvis began her campaign to have Mother’s Day recognized as a U.S. holiday. She wanted a day set aside to acknowledge “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.”...

Moms: Formula is not vodka

Do any of my other formula feeding moms feel like we need to start our own support group? When it comes to mom-shaming, nothing is worse than those crazy breastfeeding moms… and I think most breastfeeding moms would agree they aren’t giving breastfeeding advocates a good name....