Modern Moms

Does love have an expiration date?

The 7 year itch is a psychological term that suggests that happiness in a relationship declines somewhere around year 7. This begs the very important question that has been weighing on my mind lately, does love have an expiration date?

The Only Constant in Life

From great pain comes great art. I wish it worked differently, but the idea of a tortured writer, singer, artist, etc. discovering their greatest gifts during periods of pain, seems to hold true for, well, even me.

Eye Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for...Eye Cream?

Can a good eye cream really make or break your skincare routine? YES it can! Tired eyes, puffy eyes, dark circles, crow's feet... to effectively treat these, you need products made just for them.

How to Tactfully Monitor Your Child's Phone Usage

Most Gen Z'ers spend more time on their personal devices than actually watching TV, a far cry from their parents and grandparents ... surprising? It wasn't to me. Needless to say, I am raising a Gen Z'er, and if you think the discussion of 'when do I get to have my own phone' hasn't come up yet with a 6-year-old... think again.

Think Expensive Skincare is Out of Reach?

Many of us are pretty skeptical when it comes to trying something new that promises amazing results, but comes with a price tag that makes you think twice.

Nobody is Coming to Your Party With That Invitation

Don't be caught sending a boring clip art style invitation that screams, please don't come to my party. Instead, make an impressions where it matters: FIRST.

Everyday Dress-Up Clothes for Everyday Adventures

Little Adventures makes affordable, quality dress-up clothes that are made to be worn and played in... everyday.

This Baby Bottle Just Changed the Game

This bottle is a game changer for busy moms and dads! It is well designed, convenient, and makes your day just a little bit less chaotic; one less thing to worry about it always a good thing.

Battle of the Eyelashes: Lash Boost vs. Lash Enhancements vs. Extensions

The quest for long lashes is booming as women from coast to coast are choosing to enhance their natural lashes or are turning to synthetic lashes to achieve their ideal look. So which types of lash enhancements are the best?

5 Simple Ways to Raise Green Kids

Every mother knows that close ties between kids and parents are vital for a happy childhood; yet, we’re all too quick to forget that rapport with Mother Nature, who is just as important. The cornerstones of environmental responsibility are laid out at an early age, and it’s up to every mom to chip in and help raise green-minded generations that will keep the planet safe for decades to come. 

Tips for Surviving Parent-Teacher Conferences

Four times a year, elementary school teachers nationwide invite doting parents to their classrooms for little afternoon sessions they like to call “Parent Teacher Conferences” (PTCs). Now, I realize most parents probably look forward to these chats; after all, what mother doesn’t like to hear how amazing her child is? But what about the parents with the children who are less than… perfect? How do they feel about PTCs?

3 Reasons Why Parents Choose Gender-Neutral Clothing

While everyone has their own parenting style, certain styles often get more attention than others. One of the more recent, and sometimes controversial styles, is gender-neutral parenting, which encompasses a wide range of beliefs and behaviors. For many millennial moms and dads, gender-neutral parenting often begins with simply saying no to the traditional idea that “blue is for boys and pink is for girls” and yes to the idea of self-expression.

Are Second Baby Showers OK?

To shower or not to shower? A baby shower for your first born is pretty much a no-brainer. Heck, you might even have two or three showers. But by the time baby #2 comes along, all the pomp and circumstance has fizzled out, and baby is lucky if mom and dad even have the crib set up by their arrival. Sorry number two, but you better get used to it…

Civil Rights Never Really Hit Home...Until Now

Have you ever talked to a child about race and skin color? Me neither. Well, not until my [then] 4-year-old first took note that daddy was darker than mommy, and that some kids had parents that “matched.” He used to tell me he wanted my blue eyes and golden hair and I would tell him that I wanted his brown curls and beautiful skin.

Individual vs. Team Sports: Which is Better for Your Kid

There’s no doubt that physical activity is important for your child’s health and development. Both individual and team sports have their benefits, from learning about commitment and developing social skills, to becoming a team player, handling failures, and building character. 

Mom's Night Out: Bar Etiquette

Going out as a mommy can be difficult. For some of us, it’s been months (or even years) since we’ve been out. If you are in need of MNO (Mom’s Night Out) and are going to brave the crowds, follow these unwritten rules and no one will even give a second glance at your mom jeans and spit-up soaked shirt.