Daffa Doot!

DaffaDoot is all about family values, and they are on a mission to improve the lives of everyone they can reach. They are a Mother/Daughter team, and proudly donate our time and money to numerous organizations supporting pregnant moms-to-be, new parents, battered women, and school age children. They are insanely committed to providing the best…

Tips For Teaching Kids To Balance School & Sports

GUEST POST: Wendy Dessler, Outreach Manager of Sweet Services   Sports are very important in modern civilization. When a person becomes good at sports, they are almost worshipped. They are paid ridiculous amounts of money and people will go to great lengths to see these games in person. They dominate the televisions. When something happens…

Empowering our Daughters

Splashed across every social media site are popular memes encouraging women to be kind to each other, to build each other up, to encourage each other, to not compete, etc but when does that empowerment begin? Is it an attitude we adapt to when we hit our 30’s and realize that being nice is far…

Staying Afloat | Swim Team Mom

The otherwise pristine oak floors of our home are covered in wet footprints every afternoon and the goldfish crumbs ground into the car seats now become mush from soaked clothes and wet shoes. The back porch is covered in wet towels which go against the neighborhood covenant but it seems there is no other choice…

A letter to my son, on starting Pre-K

To my little boy, When I hear your feet pitter patter down the stairs in the stillness of the early morning, I meet you with a smile and warm embrace while I immediately start praying that today, we wouldn’t have tears and perhaps, I can feel better about releasing your still tiny, fragile self to…

The Big Transition: Back To Work Mom!

Originally posted on Minimarie Andrews:
? ? I’ve held a job pretty much since my teenage years. I knew though like most mothers who take a pause for a length of time to focus more on family that going back to work full time was going to be a big adjustment. I made the decision…

Perfect Lunch Bowls | Kids or Adults

Ozeri INSTAVAC Nesting Food Storage Container Set . Instant vacuum freshness without pumps, motors or confusing parts; Simply press down on the lid and air is forced out via the one-way valve. Patented valve removes excess air to reduce naturally occurring bacteria; It also releases pressure to prevent spills and splatters in microwaves. Wave pattern…

Choosing the right Jogging Stroller

Things To Consider When Buying Jogging Strollers Whether its your first child or your third/fourth/etc, having a great jogging stroller must be on one of your to-get list!! Most moms and dads purchase a jogging stroller because it is very beneficial when trying to get out and still have your baby comfortable and properly secured….

Fail to Plan; Plan to Fail

As my kids get older, one of the key things I do is plan…and I recognize that when I fail to plan; I should most certainly plan to fail aka be overly stressed out with half fed, tired kids. Some weeks are filled with things to do; doctor/dentist appointments, work commitments and deadlines, business meetings,…

3 Fun Summer Activities That Help Your Child Grow

“The (typically) wondrous months of summer are here! This means lots of time for fun in the sun. No matter what ages your kids are, this gives opportunities for new adventures whether it be a family vacation, days at the pool, or exploring the outdoors. However, there are also ways to ensure your children continue…

Say Cheese | Multiplication Game Review

Adding games into learning help to foster a sense of enjoyment and takes the pressure off of the child. I find this to be especially true for math games especially when its a concept that’s difficult. A topic that we encountered a few hiccups with along the way was multiplication and quickly recognizing multiples and…

Date Balls | Energy and Protein Packed

These are especially great during Ramadan because proteins take longer to digest leaving you feeling full for much longer. The natural sugars also help to stabilize blood sugar which is important when fasting for 12 + hours. Ingredients: Dates (3-4 cups blended) Walnuts ( 1 cup) Chia seeds ( 1/2 cup) Unsweetened coconut (1 cup)…