• Why We Compare Ourselves To Others & How To Stop-Half Stay At Home Mom
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    Why We Compare Ourselves To Others & How To Stop

    As a natural human and mom, it is normal to struggle at times. It’s normal to compare ourselves to others. The big one for me right now is comparing my body to other women’s bodies. I’m not a heavy person. I weigh about 130LB and am 5’4, so why do I care how thin other women are? I’m pretty tired of thinking about it. I shouldn’t care about this at all. The other thing that I do is compare the cleanliness of my home to other women who have cleaner homes. I wonder how they juggle kids, work, and cleaning a home? I have 3 kids. Two of those kids…

  • Give Your Children The Gift Of Reading-Half Stay At Home Mom

    Give Your Children The Gift Of Reading

    This post contains affiliate links which means I will get a small commission when you purchase from my link at no cost to you.  Every year before Christmas, we have a toy purging party. Our playroom is just ridiculous and is covered in toys. My kids don’t even play with half of them so why keep them? I learned that I cant purge the toys while my kids are home so I always need to be sneaky about it. Little by little, we give the old toys away to needy families. We do it in little bits so that the kids don’t even notice anything is missing. The thing about Christmas…

  • Overcoming The Mom Guilt-Half Stay At Home Mom
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    Overcoming The Mom Guilt

    This post contains affiliate links which means I may get a small commission if you purchase from my link at no cost to you. There could be a million and one reasons why mothers feel mom guilt. I’m a mother to 3 kids and I know what it feels like having mom guilt. Our lives as mothers are so busy all day, every day. We lose track of what’s going on or what needs to happen. Our surroundings start to look like a blur. Are we spending enough time with our children? Do they even know what I look like anymore? Are they feeling neglected? At times, I forget what day…

  • Raising children to not be entitled-Half Stay At Home Mom
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    Raising Children To Not Be Entitled

    Nowadays, I have realized that many kids are lacking some qualities that are vital to their well being as an adult. Children are very entitled and expect things to come easy. This quality is so annoying to me and I feel it is partially our fault as parents. Where did we go wrong? Why are kids so entitled? These days, we live in a society of instant gratification. We all have internet on our phones, there are drive-thru restaurants at every turn of the corner, and there are video games at home. Kids have no patience for anything because things are so readily available to them. They want to wait…

  • Getting Siblings Ready For The New Baby-Half Stay At Home Mom
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    Getting Siblings Ready For The New Baby

    I remember when I was pregnant with my middle child, I felt a little bit guilty and sad that my oldest would not get 100% of my attention anymore. It’s all a natural part of life but I couldn’t help but worry about how it might affect her in a negative way. I knew I wanted her to feel the same amount of love as she always had. My daughter just barely turned three years old when my middle child was born. She knew something was going on because of my ginormous belly. I kept telling her she was going to be a big sister. She would light up when…

  • The best unique Christmas gifts for your kids-Half Stay At Home Mom

    The Best Unique Christmas Gifts For Your Kids

    This post contains affiliate links which means I may get a small commission if you purchase from one of my links at no cost to you.   Christmas gifts are one of those things that I struggled with for a long time. I have three kids so when I get them gifts, they’ll play with them for a few months then they are shunned aside forever.  This totally seems like a waste to me but then again, what am I supposed to do? Never buy them Christmas gifts? No, I can’t do that because I would feel awful. Somethings I realized is that Christmas gifts don’t need to cost a…

  • The Natural VS Medicated Childbirth Guide-Half Stay At Home Mom
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    The Natural VS Medicated Childbirth Guide

    Congratulations! You’re starting to get big and people are noticing you’re pregnant. This is such a fun time. You’re starting to think about giving birth to your baby. Most women are really nervous about this part if this is their first child. I was super nervous too but after I had my first, I realized it isn’t that bad. The thought of having an unmedicated childbirth was never really a thing I wanted to do. I am all for the epidural. Now, when I think about my labors; I probably could have gone without an epidural. Apparently, my pain tolerance is pretty high. With my first, my water broke and…

  • Why toddlers have meltdown when mom is around.-Half Stay At Home Mom
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    Why Toddlers Have Meltdowns When Mom Is Around

    In the previous articles that I have written, I have expressed to you how difficult my toddler can be sometimes. He throws tantrums, he screams, he cries; all while ignoring my requests to stop. We are constantly butting heads. I become very frustrated and angry which triggers his frustration even more; then it becomes a whole vicious cycle. Anytime he is at preschool, he is the perfect angel. If he is ever with a family member, he is also very well behaved. At times I wonder what I’m even doing wrong? Why does my kid hate me? Why can’t I control his behavior? Ever wonder why your toddler is so…

  • Kid-Friendly Creamy Chicken Mexican Soup-Half Stay At Home Mom

    Kid-Friendly Creamy Chicken Mexican Soup

    This post contains affiliate links which means I may get a small commission for a purchase you make at no cost to you.   As much as I don’t like the colder weather, I really do enjoy the soup options there are now that it’s fall. The crockpot is my favorite kitchen appliance because I just throw it all in and walk away. My goal in life is to have my kids eat without complaining and I think I got that with this recipe. My kids ate their dinner all gone. Hallelujah! This kid-friendly creamy Mexican soup is so comforting and delicious. It is perfectly paired with my rice or some…

  • Maternity Clothing Must-Haves-Half Stay At Home Mom
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    Maternity Clothing Must-Haves

    When I was pregnant with my daughter almost 10 years ago, I was super excited when I started to show because that meant I could actually wear maternity clothes. At the time, I didn’t know of the maternity clothing must-haves since I never made it that far in my first pregnancy to wear any. You know what though? I was able to go pretty far without needing many maternity clothes while being pregnant with my daughter. I found that all I needed to really have was some basics so I was comfortable. Now once I hit my 7th month, I actually needed more things because my other stuff just did…