A relatable mom podcast will always keep my interest, but as much as I love my kids, I of course have interests outside of motherhood. And I know I’m not alone! Check out these podcast recommendations from The Mom Hour team – they’re all shows that we love, and they’re NOT about motherhood.
Unless you are a huge fan of basketball or the Indianapolis 500, you might not have ever thought of making a trip to Indiana. The Hoosier state has a lot more to offer, though, particularly the capital city of Indianapolis and its surrounding areas. If you are considering heading to Indy with your family, check out these fun excursions the whole family can enjoy!
When my husband and I took a 19-hour road trip to Disney World when our oldest was seven months old, we quickly learned that the days of packing light and lying by the pool were over. We came home from that vacation cranky, tired and feeling like we needed a vacation. (That’s a sentence that might only make sense to parents who’ve traveled with children!) That vacation didn’t deter us from taking others, though, and as we’ve added two more kids to our family we continue to love traveling. The memories we make are well worth the stressful situations and over the years, through trial and error, I have learned how to stay sane and have fun while traveling with kids!
After a particularly hard day of parenting, and a few tears shed in front of my husband, he reminded me that no parent of young kids has ever done this before. The guilt that I feel is not necessary. I am doing the best that I can, and this is all my daughter knows. She doesn’t know what life was like before this time, so there’s no reason to compare. For every hard moment, the past two years have been equally filled with good times and special memories that wouldn’t have been made otherwise.
The air is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter, and it’s dark outside by 5 p.m. If you are prone to the winter blues, as I am, this is the time of year when we really begin to feel it. The reality is, my family and I live in the Midwest, and we have at least three more months of winter weather. Possibly more. I can’t curl up under the cozy covers all weekend long because I have three young kids, but I have learned a few things that keep us happy and entertained even through the dark days of winter.
Over the years, we have found ways to create new family friendly traditions that are simple and allow the kids to go to bed at their usual time. No scary costumes required.