What Every Mom Needs To Know About The Flu Shot

The following is a guest post by Cheryl Franco, MSNEd, RN,  education manager on the Medical/Surgical and Liver and Kidney Transplant unit at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. During flu season, you see advertising and hear chatter...

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening, In the lane, snow is glistening A beautiful sight, We’re happy tonight, Walking in a winter wonderland. I’m so excited for the holidays that I’ve been singing all the time, loudly, very loudly, and I don’t have...

10 “No Drama” Holiday Rules for New Mamas

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” – Garrison Keillor New moms have plenty to celebrate during the holiday season with a new...

Holiday Eating When Your Child Has An Eating Disorder

Turkey. Pumpkin pie. Hannukah gelt. Eggnog. Christmas cookies. Sounds delicious, right? Essential elements of holiday joy? Except when your child has an eating disorder. When you have a child with anorexia, bulimia, overeating or orthorexia, even...

Two Small Changes That Will Help Support Your Active Lifestyle

This post is sponsored by Nature’s Way® Joint Movement Glucosamine®. ModernMom has been compensated for this post, but all opinions are my own. I remember in my early twenties I would walk to work, workout...

10 Easy Ways to Eat Better Every Day

My husband used to be a big guy. I mean, a really big guy.  He grew up playing football, and after he was done playing and did not need to be so big anymore,...

Tips for Making School Mornings a Little Less Manic

Some mornings are so rough with getting the kids ready – I just can’t wait to get to work. My daughters each have their own ways to drag the mornings along, making my day...

How Do I Discipline a Toddler Who Hits?

In addition to cuddling, sharing and being sweet, toddlers often display unpleasant, angry tendencies, such as hitting, screaming and biting. Like many parents of toddlers, you may feel like your gentle baby turns into...

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is here which means SHOPPING! We have rounded up some great gift ideas to help you out. Happy holidays and thanks to our sponsor BOSEbuild! BOSEbuild Speaker...

Sautéed Artichokes and Mushrooms with Chicken

This recipe is fantastic for any night of the week.  It’s gourmet enough for mom and dad to love… but yummy enough for the kids to enjoy as well! It combines some of my (and...

It’s Dinner Time – Where is Your Family?

I’ve had many friends tell me that it seems as if each member of the family eats dinner apart. One grabs takeout, the other eats at a friend’s home, one in front of the...

Politics of Presents: The Guide to Buying Gifts for Multiple Kids

So I’m at Target today doing a little Santa shopping for my four-year-old, Elby (luckily she’s not one of those super advanced four-year-olds you hear people brag about who can already read – otherwise...