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When you visit Walking on Mom you’ll find motivation, support and thought-provoking stories about mental health, wellness, life with little people and much more. We’ve all had that feeling at one time or another of being run over by life. Sometimes it feels like we are barely back on our feet again before being bowled over by the next big thing. But with support — the voice of a friend, the story you read that hits you in the gut because it feels just like you — we dig deep, stand back up, dust ourselves off and keep moving forward. At Walking on Mom we’ll move forward together.

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  • A tool for when your older child’s emotions melt down

    What do you do when your older child’s emotions seem to melt down before your very eyes for seemingly ridiculous reasons? And you, as the parent, aren’t the best at communicating, either? Here is our story about how finding one little tool has helped us navigate these big emotions with respect and openness. Losing control of […] The post A tool for when your older child’s emotions melt down appeared first on Walking […]

  • These real food changes can help you feel better

    Real food. You need it. Your kitchen is still haunted by the ghosts of holiday-eating-with-abandon, and now you’re feeling blah. Since you’re feeling blah, you need help devising a plan to get more real food into your life. Real food. Not “meals” that comes in a box or two. But things that haven’t been freeze dried, injected with […] The post These real food changes can help you feel better […]

  • What to do with kid art before it gets trashed

    Kid art. It’s everywhere. But what do you do with all that kid art if you can’t bring yourself to throw it away? I have one son in kindergarten and my second son just started preschool, so the amount of kid art coming to our house is intense. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing […] The post What to do with kid art before it gets trashed appeared first on Walking On Mom. […]

  • Happy 2017! Ten things you might have missed in 2016

    Happy New Year, all ye followers of the Walking on Mom blog!  2016 was a huge year for me and I shared so much of it with you here on the blog: milestones, challenges and successes alike. I’ve been focusing more on becoming the writer I believe I can be: focusing on the development of Walking […] The post Happy 2017! Ten things you might have missed in 2016 appeared first on Walking On Mom. […]

  • Merry Christmas, with love from Walking on Mom

    Oh Christmas Tree covered with Jingle Bells We’ve Decked the Halls with Rudolf We’ve dreamt of a season building Frosty the Snowman on this Oh Holy Night until Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer I won’t be home and yet I’ll Be Home For Christmas And still All I want for Christmas is You to […] The post Merry Christmas, with love from Walking on Mom appeared first on Walking On Mom. […]

  • Saving Your Sanity When Christmas Gets Crazy

    We all know the holidays can “Holiday Cheer” the sanity right out your ears. So forget the twelve days of Christmas, I’ve got twelve tips for saving your sanity. There should be more, since there are so many demands, so many worries that can take a real toll on your sanity. But for the sake of holiday themes, twelve it is. So […] The post Saving Your Sanity When Christmas Gets Crazy […]

  • The Elf on the Shelf Must Die

    The time has come for Ruby, our Elf on the Shelf, to die. Or at least go away, lose her magic, skedaddle. Reason No. 1 The Elf Must Die I thought the whole elf thing was cute a handful years back. Friends posted on Facebook funny pictures of their elf committing all sorts of shenanigans. My daughter was young then. I […] The post The Elf on the Shelf Must Die appeared first on Walking On Mom. […]

  • Easy Ornament Craft That Won’t Drive Moms Crazy

    When it comes to crafts with kids, I hear so many mamas say they just aren’t creative.  But here’s the thing, mamas, there are no rules!  There are no expectations. If the kids are having fun, that’s all that matters. What they want most is for us to sit with them and do something.  Anything.  Am […] The post Easy Ornament Craft That Won’t Drive Moms Crazy appeared first on Walking On Mom. […]

  • Got Christmas gift tantrums? Try this

    Tantrums over Christmas presents? So you’re busy creating the perfect fairy tale Christmas for your children. You want to make memories for them that will last forever. The presents are wrapped and the turkey is in the oven. Your camera is ready to take photographs of your children’s delighted faces as they unwrap their gifts. […] The post Got Christmas gift tantrums? Try this appeared first on Walking On Mom. […]

  • Anxious about change? Try these coping tips

    Anxious about change? Try these coping tips There comes a time when things get uneasy, you start to feel like something has to change, or maybe that it is changing whether or not you want to participate and then you feel anxious. It’s normal to feel anxious. Change makes us wonder how we can adjust, what […] The post Anxious about change? Try these coping tips appeared first on Walking On Mom. […]