The Mad Mommy http://themadmommy.com Trying to save the last shreds of my sanity, one post at a time! #Parenting, #MomProblems, #KidLogic and more! Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:00:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 https://i2.wp.com/themadmommy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/cropped-Mad-Mommy-hatter-e1518969468694.jpg?fit=32%2C32 The Mad Mommy http://themadmommy.com 32 32 72710861 Selecting the best Baby Carrier for You http://themadmommy.com/selecting-the-best-baby-carrier http://themadmommy.com/selecting-the-best-baby-carrier#comments Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:00:57 +0000 http://themadmommy.com/?p=12914

Baby carriers are utilized as a parenting accessory or equipment and are used by a lot of parents in this day and age. Aside from convenience, it gives you freedom to perform several tasks while allowing you to maintain contact with your baby. It also saves you a sufficient amount of time once you become [...]

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5 Handy Ways to Avoid Letting Your Pipes Freeze in the Winter http://themadmommy.com/avoid-letting-your-pipes-freeze http://themadmommy.com/avoid-letting-your-pipes-freeze#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:08:40 +0000 http://themadmommy.com/?p=12910

Letting your pipes freeze can lead to damage and costly repairs. As such, it is best avoided if at all possible. A frozen pipe can burst and put your property at risk. Luckily, this is a common problem around the colder parts of the world, which means there are a lot of ways on how [...]

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Do’s and Don’ts for Your Child’s First Trip to the Dentist http://themadmommy.com/first-trip-to-the-dentist http://themadmommy.com/first-trip-to-the-dentist#respond Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:02:45 +0000 http://themadmommy.com/?p=12904

Going to the dentist may not be the most enjoyable thing to do, but it’s important, especially for young children. As a parent, you want your child’s first dental appointment to be smooth, and the only way to ensure that happens is to prepare for it ahead of time. When planning your child’s first trip [...]

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The Purple One: A Prince Tribute Cocktail http://themadmommy.com/The-Purple-One http://themadmommy.com/The-Purple-One#comments Sun, 22 Apr 2018 03:16:03 +0000 http://themadmommy.com/?p=12898

If it were raining in Minnesota tonight, it would be purple. 2 years ago, Minnesota lost one of its greatest treasures and the world lost a true musical icon. I don’t think anyone could do the things that he could do. Prince was the master of music, sex and throwing shade! Of course, he also [...]

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Important Characteristics Of A Healthy Family Relationship http://themadmommy.com/healthy-family-relationship http://themadmommy.com/healthy-family-relationship#comments Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:00:18 +0000 http://themadmommy.com/?p=12860

What is a family? We tend to think of a family as people we are related to by blood or marriage. But sometimes that is not the case. Sometimes it is your friends, neighbors, and co-workers that are your family. A family can be a mom, dad, kids, and grandparents. It can be a single [...]

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4 Books I Am Reading To Change My Perspective http://themadmommy.com/reading-to-change-my-perspective http://themadmommy.com/reading-to-change-my-perspective#comments Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:51:40 +0000 http://themadmommy.com/?p=12869

I am naturally a negative person. I seem to have issues, that stem from my childhood, that are often hard for me to look past. I have tried taking the advice of friends and family, in order to change my perspective, but it hasn’t been successful. Now, I am turning to books. Here are 4 [...]

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How Can I Help my Child with Autism Sleep Better? http://themadmommy.com/sleep-issues-children-with-autism http://themadmommy.com/sleep-issues-children-with-autism#comments Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:17:36 +0000 http://themadmommy.com/?p=12858

Parents of children with autism learn to live life a bit differently. They may not be able to cuddle their children often, or they may have to guide their kids deliberately through social situations. These adjustments are necessary because kids with autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) act differently than your average child. They don’t [...]

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New to Homeschooling? Top Tips to Help Your Kids Focus on Learning http://themadmommy.com/help-your-kids-focus http://themadmommy.com/help-your-kids-focus#respond Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:53:58 +0000 http://themadmommy.com/?p=12845

Choosing to homeschool your child is a huge decision. There are a variety of reasons for you to be doing so—religion, lack of quality education in your area, a school’s inability to address your child’s special learning needs, and many more. Taking on the education of your children, however, is a huge responsibility. One of [...]

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5 Steps to Prepare for Your Learner’s Permit Test http://themadmommy.com/preparing-for-your-permit-test http://themadmommy.com/preparing-for-your-permit-test#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:30:38 +0000 http://themadmommy.com/?p=12833

For moms, it’s hard to believe that your little baby is ready to start driving; it seems like just yesterday that you had to support them as they took their first steps on foot. For teens, the promise of freedom and increased responsibility couldn’t come soon enough. This momentous transition all begins with passing your [...]

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6 Ways to Get You and Your Family to Live Simply (Sort of) http://themadmommy.com/live-simply-sort-of http://themadmommy.com/live-simply-sort-of#comments Wed, 11 Apr 2018 23:03:56 +0000 http://themadmommy.com/?p=12835

In a world inundated with technology, it’s often hard to find the time or the energy to let it go and get back to the simple things in live. However, sometimes it’s nice to think about getting off the grid and having a simpler life that’s not ruled by technology, gadgets, and information. While you [...]

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Super Quick and Easy Meals for Busy Week Nights http://themadmommy.com/quick-and-easy-meals http://themadmommy.com/quick-and-easy-meals#comments Mon, 09 Apr 2018 22:11:02 +0000 http://themadmommy.com/?p=12814

Spring break is over and we are all returning to the hustle and bustle of regular weekdays. That includes work, school and of course, those week night dinners! I know, during the week, I’m tired, my husband is tired and my kids are tired, so I like to plan super quick and easy meals for [...]

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Teaching your child to read – When should you start? http://themadmommy.com/teaching-your-child-to-read http://themadmommy.com/teaching-your-child-to-read#comments Fri, 06 Apr 2018 23:00:44 +0000 http://themadmommy.com/?p=12802

Children are not robots; they are little humans. This means that they all do things at different speeds. This includes learning to read. Some children just pick up reading naturally as you read to them and they learn to enjoy books. Other children struggle with reading, and it takes a lot of time and patience [...]

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