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Safety tips for the holidays

Safety tips for the holidays

A fellow mom in my neighborhood recently organized an informative Girl’s Night at her house. In addition to the usual snacks and drinks, she also invited a few of our local police officers (contracted by our neighborhood HOA) to come and share a few safety tips with all of us, in preparation for the busy, […]

Baby shower gift: Handmade style

Baby shower gift: Handmade style

It’s arrived. The invite to the latest baby shower. Sure you could hit the stores, but there’s something extra special about putting the time, effort, and love into creating a handmade gift. Which is exactly what I want to share in this blog, how to make a super easy handmade baby shower gift because, honestly, […]

WELCOME to the SFM Snowball Fight challenge!

WELCOME to the SFM Snowball Fight challenge!

It’s that time of year again! Brrr! Let’s make this year a WINTER of KINDNESS!  How?  WE are starting a SNOWBALL FIGHT! WHAT IS IT? Get a printable version of the SFM Snowball of Kindness Challenge info sheet!  “Throw” a Snowball fight of KINDNESS!  Make it a GIANT snowball! Kindness Snowballs are formed out of layer […]

Halloween safety tips

Halloween safety tips

Most children go trick-or-treating every year without incident, but I’m a mom who’s big on the ‘what if’ factor. So trying to anticipate those ‘what ifs’ is definitely a thing for me. And with Halloween right around the corner, it’s important that we’re having the conversations with our kiddos about a Halloween safety plan so they can have an evening […]

Tips to help parents restrict screen time for children

Tips to help parents restrict screen time for children

this guest post is brought to you by Jeff Elrod from Family Sport Health Parents sometimes turn to electronic devices, such as, handheld video games, tablets, smartphones or televisions to soothe and entertain children. Although these devices are great to entertain little ones when you are on the phone, cleaning the house or waiting in line […]

Postpartum Depression – Facts you need to know now

Postpartum Depression – Facts you need to know now

this guest post is brought to you by Elizabeth, pre and postnatal exercise specialist and natural childbirth educator The gray cloud that looms over many mothers is not talked about often enough.  Postpartum depression effects up to 20% of mothers in the US and up to 40% of women in developing countries, and the consequences […]

Style in a Bag: Effortless styles for the frazzled mom

Style in a Bag: Effortless styles for the frazzled mom

this blog is brought to you by guest contributor Zyana Morris, Health and Lifestyle blogger. The majority of us spend somewhere between 10 to 30 minutes getting ready in the morning, on average. However, on days when you wake up late or have one of the inevitable toddler morning meltdowns, that amount of time can shrink dramatically. […]

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce and Noodles

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce and Noodles

DIY Ravioli: A Family Experience originally appeared in SFM’s September 2016 issue, get that recipe, here. Following are Candi’s recipes for Spaghetti Sauce with Italian Sausage, Homemade All-Purpose Italian Egg Noodles, and Gluten-free Egg Noodles. Spending time in the kitchen with Mom and Grandma used to be a rite of passage for girls growing up. […]

Tips for doing a video interview with grandparents

Tips for doing a video interview with grandparents

With 2016’s Grandparents’ Day staring us in the face, I’ve been thinking a lot of my own grandparents and the things I wish I knew about them. Beyond that, though, I really wish I could hear their voices again. It’s been a long time…But before I go full Eeyore on us, let’s find a bright […]