Denise Albert of The MOMS discusses the college scams and sentencing of Felicity Huffman.
The Holiday Countdown is on! With only six days to go, we have great Holiday deals for all of the busy moms who don’t always have the time to get all the holiday shopping done. Below we have compiled a list for some last minute deals for your kids. (And who knows you may want to pick up a few items for yourself as well!). The ones we love the most…The gifts that give back…see below for more!
Plus…if you know any families in need this holiday season, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Within our community, we have a list of families who want to help those less fortunate!
Gifts under $20
Disney Moana Canoe Boat Set | Beados B Sweet Scoop ‘n Mix | H & M Sparkle wallets and purses | Littlest Pet Shop Shuttle Vehicle | Melty Bead Sea Animals DIY Kit | Play-Doh Doctor Drill and Fill | Retro Trouble Board Game | Shopkins | Yoobi Color Layers Markers | Yoobi Scratch Art Set | Yoobi Sketch Pad
Gifts Under $50
Animal Planet Animal Alphabet Playpad | Baby Alive Baby Go Bye Bye Doll | Body Glove Mermaid Linden Hoodie Towel | Monopoly Ultimate Banking | My Little Pony Guardians of Harmony | Nabi Compete 2 Pack | The Brushies | Yoobi Duffle Bag
Furby Connect | Fur Real Friends Torch My Blazin Dragon | Hatchimal | KIDBOX | Little Bits Rule Your Room Kit | Mega Books American Girl| Nabi Hot Wheels Edition | Nerf Mega Mastadon Blaster | Paw Patrol Zoomer | Punchcase Charging Wallet | StateBags
The MOMS, Melissa Musen Gerstein and Denise Albert, share their thoughts on getting children to unplug. Check out Melissa of “The Moms” simple tips.
- First start the conversation now with your kids that everyone will be downsizing their tech and devices over the holiday. Talk about how this time together where no one has school and how the holidays are about family should be important and precious moments.
- Set up a game or movie night and everyone checks in their devices. This takes discipline and it’s up to the parents to enforce this. Make a calendar of plans so that the kids can see what’s ahead
- Buy your kids journals so they can write about their holiday and Xmas memories. Kids can get into scrap booking too.
- Remove all social media Apps for a week. “I challenge everyone to do that–even Mom.”
- If you’re going to family parties and events all devices should stay at home or in your purse and away from distraction.
- Make sure your out of office is on even if you are only taking a day or up to a week. Everyone is always reachable with our phones so make sure your work knows that you are not working. You are doing the family thing.
- Remind yourself if you are tempted to email or check in that taking time away makes for more productivity when you return. You will be recharged and ready to go. It’s healthier.
Just in time for Giving Tuesday, The MOMS are speaking with parents who have come up with charities to help other parents or kids. Do you have a charity that helps others? How are you and your family contributing to others in need?
How are you talking to your kids about the election backlash and all the protests? This is not easy for many…Weigh in below. We have to all support each other and protect our kids and stand up for those being bullied.
We’re in the midst of the last minute frenzy of getting everyone ready for back to school.
Melissa Musen Gerstein of the Moms brought along some good tools that will help students and parents stay organized and prepared.
For many children, summer camp is over and school doesn’t start for another three and a half weeks.
For parents, it’s a long three and a half weeks. That means coming up with activities to keep kids busy so they don’t drive you crazy.
The Moms’ Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein have some ideas to share.
Are you ready for Back To School or dreading it like Denise Albert? Click on the video above to to hear our differing mom views and what we are doing about it! And share you thoughts! We want to hear from you!
Managing money is hard enough for adults and when it comes to teaching kids good money manners it’s never too young start.
The Mom’s Denise Albert knows this first hand. Denise gave some guidance along with”mompreneur” L. Renee Eanes.
Young children are masters of power plays to get what they want. Parents, at their wit’s end, often turn to negotiating with children to avoid public meltdowns and temper tantrums.
The Moms’ Melissa Musen Gerstein and child psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere talk about the positives and downfalls of negotiating with your kids.
Comment below and weigh in, are you a parent that negotiates?
The Moms, Melissa Gerstein and special guest Erica Reischer, psychologist and author of “What Great Parents Do,” discuss how to monitor your children’s vacation time. Do you keep their minds working or let loose and relax? Tell us your favorite summer activity that you and your kids enjoy that’s available in your town below!
What actions do you take if your child is afraid of pets? The MOMS were on Pix11 Morning News discussing this parenting issue, check it out!
It’s not easy to speak to our children about the tragedy in Orlando. What can you say about another massacre again? What can you say about guns again? Read more
The Moms reflect on “mom shaming” after one mother has received criticism after her 3-year-old made his way into a Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla pit.
There are so many opinions on this incident and The MOMS weighed with their opinions on the Gorilla Killing Outrage on HLN’s The Daily Share. Should the mom go to jail? Read more
The MOMS shared their favorite and the best items from New York’s Baby Show with Pix11 Morning News! Check it out!
When you put your child in another parent’s care for a birthday party or a sleepover – whose rules apply?
The MOMS were on Pix11 Morning News sharing their #MOMmentary on the issue. Do you agree with Denise or Melissa? Share your MOMmentary with us tell us what you think! Comment below!