When I see the celebs on TV, I’m sometimes blinded by their shiny, white teeth. Since I love coffee, red wine and many foods that stain teeth, I’m a bit jealous of their smiles. Cosmetic dentistry is very expensive, and whitening strips make my teeth feel sensitive. What’s a mom to do? I’ve tried whitening […]
Finding the time to take good care of myself is hard to manage. As many moms know, personal care and beauty tend to fall to the bottom of the ever-growing “to-do” list. I make time to brush and floss twice daily, so I avoid cavities. But maintaining pearly white teeth feels like much more of […]
As a mom to two little boys, I deal with a lot of messes. Boys are stain magnets. Between the grass stains and mud stains from a day on the playground or a muddy soccer game and the ketchup stains from summer barbecue parties, it is tough keeping their clothing looking like new. Using hand-me […]
My little boys are high energy; they zoom from one activity to the next without stopping for a breath. My older son loves soccer, which is a wonderful way to keep active, but terrible for keeping his clothes clean. Everything winds up with a grass or mud stain. The clothes that manage to escape the […]
Summer is my favorite season. My kids love swimming, playing and dining outside. Aside from battling pesky mosquitoes during our evening meals, our biggest outdoor challenge is finding a way to clean patio furniture and grimy pool toys.
Reading, Writing and Arithmetic are important, but so is character education. As your children head back to school, you’ll want to talk to them about what it means to be a good friend and how to deal with bullying. Books are the best way to introduce and discuss difficult concepts like bullying or fitting in at school. One of my favorite authors is Trudy Ludwig, and I’ve recommended her books “My Secret Bully” and “Just Kidding” before on Mamanista. Please join me for a Live Chat with Trudy tonight at 7pm!