Easy ways to make mom friends

If you’re ready to wipe the crusty breastmilk off your shirt and wash that greasy hair, we’re ready to help you re-enter the world after having a baby. And it really is time. You need to get back into the game and make mom friends.   Why? Because trust us, you’re in serious need of adult conversation. Each day you spend inside the house, your vocabulary is wasting away, and you risk losing the last remnants of yourself. Need some help on getting started? Here are our best tips for finding a mom date:   How to make mom friends 1. Start with the local watering hole Also known as the mom and baby workshop in your area. You’ll never know how much you’ll live singing in a group setting for 45b minutes once a week until you actually do it. Sure, the babies don’t give a rat’s ass, but it’ll be like a lifeline for you.   2. But please, take a shower before you go This doesn’t have to be a full shine and polish service. At least just shave your armpits an…
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Being a woman: Here’s what we need to teach

As moms, we need to teach our daughters what being a woman is all about. Growing up is hard, and it’s a journey paved with wild emotions and crazy hormones. In order for your daughter to realise her worth, you need to equip her with the right mentoring. You need to help her grow to avoid negative and defeating thoughts as much as possible and to understand the essence of being a girl, and eventually, a woman.   What to teach your daughter about being a woman You are smart, regardless of what the world makes you feel It’s important to reinforce that mistakes are normal. People are not perfect. Your daughter needs to know that being a woman means that her mistakes do not define her but they are ways to learn and grow in life.   You are beautiful It took most of us many years and countless fad diets (plus a pregnancy or two) to realize that our bodies are perfect just the way they are. But it’s something we still struggle reminding ourselves of. Your daughter …
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Here’s how to really connect with your daughter on a deeper level

If you’re not exactly the let’s-bake-and-do-some-crafts-together kind of mom, it might seem a little tricky to really connect with your daughter. But regardless of your deficiencies as a Betty Crocker mom, there are a bunch of great ways to build a deeper, more meaningful bond with your daughter. Here are a few tried and true tips!   Easy ways to connect with your daughter Go for a pamper session with her Regardless of whether you’re visiting a day spa or just getting your nails done, getting pampered together is a great way to connect with your daughter. Little girls love the finer things in life and this special time shared with you will be something your daughter cherishes.   Do some puzzles Girls love showing off their witty brains, and they also love impressing their parents. Sit down and do a puzzle with her or play a board game. This will have the two of you working together to solve problems, which is a great way to bond.   Take a class tog…
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Connect with your son in the most natural way: Here’s how

If you’re a mom of a boy, it can seem a little tricky to relate to the little dude. Being a girl, you know what makes girls tick, so it might seem harder to connect with your son that it is with your daughter. If you’re keen on delving deeper into the world of boys and learning what makes them tick, here are some tips.   Top tips to connect with your son Work on a project with him The male species often find it easier to have intimate and meaningful conversations while standing side-by-side. Boys and men are often threatened or intimidated by face-to-face conversations. If you want to connect with your son, one of the best ways to talk to him is side-by-side while working on a project, like building a birdhouse.   Watch a movie together This is another great way to learn more about what interests your son. It can also be used as an opportunity to discuss interesting concepts and conflicts in the movie. Men (and boys) love being asked what their opinion on m…
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Five awesome secrets all single moms have in common

How do single moms out there keep all their eggs in one basket? The answer lies in this: they all share a few secrets. In this post, we’ll be looking at secrets all single moms have in common, what drives them, and what mottos they live by.   Secrets all single moms have in common They seek out role models There are a lot of people out there who are perfect examples of how a single parent can flourish in this life. Go ahead and make a list of all the successful single moms you know. If you have no clue where to start, here are some pointers: Barack Obama – raised by a single mom Bill Clinton – brought up by his mom   They have work schedules that suit their families Although it might not seem like it, your boss actually wants to work with you, not against you. Go ahead and tell your boss that you’re a single mom. You can even ask for some more flexible working hours that align with your kid’s daycare hours. If you’re not working for a boss that can …
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Mom advice: What moms should teach their daughters

When it comes to mom advice, the kind of tips and tricks that were passed on to us from our mothers are golden. Here are some of the basics that we love and reckon all moms should aim to teach their daughters   Mom advice we absolutely love Deal with it Some of us were told we need to deal with what we did and learn from it. Although it might have felt like your mom was unfeeling if she said this to you, she was actually teaching you lessons you needed.   Find the humour in the situation In every little occurrence in life, there is a funny storing hiding somewhere. Stories that include love and humanity that can change the moment or even your entire life for the better.   It’s your life This is one of the best ways moms can help their kids grow up and help them realize what life is going to be like depending on how you perceive it. This is also a great way for moms to help their kids take responsibility for their decisions and ultimately, the pers…
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Moms are superhuman, and here’s why

Moms are superhuman, and if you haven’t noticed that modern moms wear more hats today than ever before, we’re about to prove that fact. Moms across the world juggle work, activities, housework, homework, and everything in-between. Thanks to the hidden talents of motherhood, they do all this and more, without complaining about their no-pay job. Here’s how to spot a mom from miles away:   Why moms are superhuman They sense illness before it presents itself As a mom, you have a sixth sense for sickness. You’re able to diagnose a fever before your hand even touches your kid’s forehead. Just one look at the glazed and gloss look in little eyes staring up at you has you knowing exactly what to do. Moms are superhuman because they also know the difference between colds and allergies with surprising accuracy. All they need to make a diagnosis is a symptom list and a quick recap of previous sniffle episodes.   Moms soothe like nobody’s business There’s something abo…
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Self-care moves for moms: Here’s what you need to do this week

As a mom, you’re entitled to self-care moves. Actually, it’s essential for your survival and sanity. Taking care of yourself is the only way you’ll have the mental and physical energy required to properly conduct the duties of parenting. Here’s what you should do for yourself on a daily basis   Self care moves for mom for the week Monday It’s time to have a little mini adventure of your own. Make sure your kids are in good hands, like grandma’s or a friend, and get out of the house. Regardless of whether you treat yourself to a movie or a little shopping spree, you really need to get out of the house. Even if it’s just a leisurely stroll around the neighbourhood, you owe it to yourself.   Tuesday Delegate some tasks today. One that often comes hand-in-hand with the mothering role is a sense of perfectionism. But you need to delegate some tasks mama. We know you want to do it all, and you want to do it your way, but you’re setting yourself up for a burnout. …
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Fascinating facts about Mother’s Day we bet you didn’t know

The special day we celebrate every year in May to celebrate moms across the world is best known for spoils, treats, and a dirty house the day after. Of course, this is because mom got the day off. But we’re betting you didn’t know half of these cool facts about Mother’s Day!   Cool facts about Mother’s Day It started with a mom Ann Reeves Jarvis started the Mother’s Day movement back in the 1806s when she arranged a Mother’s Friendship Day. As a mom of 13 kids and social activist, Jarvis initiated the day to quiet animosity between the Union and Confederate soldiers in West Virginia at the end of the Civil War.   And her daughter took things from there When Ann Jarvis passed away in 1905, her daughter, Anna M. Jarvis set out on a mission to make Mother’s Day a national thing. Although she didn’t have kids of her own, she saw Mother’s Day as her baby.   It was made a holiday by a President President Thomas Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day an offici…
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What to remember about your mother in law

If you’re on a mission to build a better relationship with the mother of your man, here are some things to remember about your mother in law. She’d love to tell these things to your face, but she just doesn’t have the right words explain herself…   Your mother in law wants you to know: She’s being downsized, and it hurts Your mother in law spent a couple of decades being the leading lady of your husband’s life, but now she’s just an extra in his life. Yes, he is your husband now, but he is still her son.   You don’t seem very confident to her You take every comment she makes and sees it as criticism. So she’s super careful about what she says around you. She sends you a birthday present every year, but you never take a minute to thank her for it.   She really just wants the best for both of you Mothers teach their kids that all they want for them is to be happy. And they mean it. But they fail to mention that they would like to be happy too. &n…
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