Stories tagged: Mama Bear Moxie
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 12:03 p.m.
I tend to have high expectations on most everything in life. I have high expectations of myself, my husband and my kids. I have high expectations on how I think …
Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 5 p.m.
In our household we have had many conversations about the differences of our kids. We have redefined the term “smart” in our household and have decided that it isn’t just …
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
I have tried numerous chore charts for my kids. Some have partly worked and some have not worked at all.
Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 7 a.m.
I was reminded, yet again, you can learn a lot about a person by what they purchase at a store.
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
Over the years, I have done a wide variety of extra jobs that helped bring in some extra cash. There was one thing I learned from all these jobs: There …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
When you adopt many people will tell you different things. You’ll hear all about the worst adoption failures out there as well as what people think about adoption. You’ll be …
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 1 p.m.
The library is a fantastic maze of information…go get lost in it!
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 1 p.m.
Mama Bear Moxie
Wed., Aug. 22, 2018
Tips and tricks to save money on the back to school shopping trip.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 11:38 a.m.
Here are a few tips to help preschoolers gain a bit more independence and make your job easier as a parent.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 5 a.m.
I wanted to share my thoughts to both parents and incoming freshman who will be moving to college soon.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 7 a.m.
I started noticing that my immediate first thought was, “You can’t be serious. How does this kid know anything?” and then I stopped and realized how wrong that idea is.
Sat., July 28, 2018, 5 a.m.
It became very clear to me as a young mother that sleep was an important part of my children’s health. Establishing a sleep schedule for my babies paid off as …
Fri., July 20, 2018, 5 p.m.
I’m being careful about what I say to my daughter when she does put on a headband or pretty dress because I want her to have self-confidence but also want …
Sat., July 14, 2018
I have realized that I need to give my two two sons more chances to gain some independence. They can’t stay under my wing forever, and I can’t protect them …
Fri., July 6, 2018, 3 p.m.
The extra cost of professional photographs last the test of time
Sat., June 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
When you are a stay-at-home mama with little ones in the house it can be hard trying to plan fun things to do on a shoestring budget. I remember those …
Fri., June 22, 2018, 6 p.m.
I heard in recent headlines that some millennials don’t sleep with top sheets on their beds. It made me laugh because we are a strict “no top sheet” family and …
Fri., June 15, 2018, 3:35 p.m.
Summer vacation has just started and already there’s a catalog on my counter trying to convince me to purchase a backpack. I’ve barely finished unloading a forest full of crumpled …
Sat., June 9, 2018, 8:03 a.m.
Summer is upon us and it has mamas all over in a frenzy. Working moms have to make other plans for childcare or enroll their kiddos in every-summer-camp-known-to-man to keep …
Sat., May 26, 2018, 5 a.m.
When I had my firstborn, I decided I would parent much like my own parents did: loving and strict, yet fun. I remember my dad telling me when my son …
Fri., May 18, 2018, 5 p.m.
Now, am I touting that you should push your kids to do something they absolutely do not want to do? No, but I knew that he was safe and that …
Fri., May 11, 2018, 11:17 a.m.
In smaller communities, where multiple generations live in close proximity, Mother’s Day is an entirely different event.
Fri., May 4, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
In an effort to save a few dollars off the family budget, many families are choosing to forgo their cable companies and switch to other television options. We had friends …
Sat., April 28, 2018, 6 a.m.
Taking the time for kid-free vacations is worth it to your marriage.
Sat., April 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
Here are five tips for keeping your family home under control.
Fri., April 13, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
I want to be an honest mom. Really, I do. But there are times when I find myself flat out lying to my children.
Sun., April 1, 2018, 2 p.m.
I am that mom that throws things away. Like a lot of things. If I deem it unnecessary, I immediately throw it away. I, of course, look over the graded …
Mon., March 26, 2018, 6 a.m.
Mama Bear Moxie column for Monday, March 26, 2018.
Sun., March 4, 2018, 11:29 a.m.
Sometimes a mom has to let her kids make decisions, even if she thinks they’ll regret them in the end.