Category Archives: Parenting

9 Best Apps for Moms to Download Right Now

9 Best Apps for Moms to Download Right Now It is the new year. You have heard them. You have probably made them: goals, resolutions, or yearly objectives. By March, you are feeling overwhelmed and significantly behind in your goal achievement success. I like combining technology with old time classics, so I have found some…

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Tween Gift Guide: Unique Gifts for Tweens

Tween Gift Guide: Unique Gifts for Tweens Those 9-12 year olds… We love them, yet they are no longer kids and not yet teens. What do we call them? Somehow they ended up with the dubious title of “tweens.” The big question is what do we buy for special occasions for someone in this elite…

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50 Books Parents Should Read to Their Toddlers

Study after study show us that reading to your kids from a young age helps them in countless ways. But as parents, reading the same books over and over can get a little boring! So I’ve compiled a list of 50 books that are fun for both toddlers and their parents. I’m leaving out many…

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No, I’m not a June Cleaver mom and I’m okay with that.

The Heat is On Do you remember that Glenn Frey song? It reminds me of hot summer night and long summer days playing with my boys. For parents who work out of the home, like my husband, summer wasn’t that different from the school year. My husband still went off to work Monday through Friday…

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Emotional Intelligence: What is it and how important is it?

I have been in that parent teacher conference. The one where the student worked hard, did the work, was pleasant and well liked, and yet only earned a C. I still remember the parents…yikes, the parents! They were livid. Their child had a C? Unacceptable! Have you ever been the parents in one of these (or the…

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Lowering the Bar on Motherhood

Who else is exhausted by everything moms are supposed to do these days? You too? Awesome! Then we’re on the same page. Here’s my unfiltered take on how to lower the bar on motherhood and come out on top. Just click HERE or on the photo above to watch! -Kara a.k.a. Epic Engineer

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Mom Confession: Blessings to be an At-Home Mom?

Being a stay at home mom was a blessing but it sure wasn’t easy! And it also led to me becoming a writer. Here’s my confession on being a stay at home mom. Just click HERE or on the photo above to watch! -Kara a.k.a. Epic Engineer

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How to Survive “Mommying”

How do you survive “mommying?” This is one of my tricks that I discovered way too late! Check it out. Just click HERE or on the photo above to watch! -Kara a.k.a. Epic Engineer

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“I love you equally, just differently.”

I was 25 when I had my first son. I wanted another son within a year. I never wanted a quiet household. I wanted loud dinners, rambunctious holidays, and siblings that would always be there for each other. It seems someone else had other plans. My husband and I could not “make it work” and…

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Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting

I was feeling introspective about my parenting as I thought about the New Year. Most of us feel “the guilt” when we look back and think we really should have done things differently. I did a vlog today (click HERE or on the video below to watch) on my top 5 parenting regrets; it nearly killed me. Until I actually said…

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