My Son's First Concussion: How Did I Not Know?

My Son’s First Concussion: How Did I Not Know?

Noah experienced his first concussion last month. It was a scary and bizarre experience and not at all how I expected it would be. I have always been afraid of concussions. My kids have played both football and lacrosse since they were young. Bones have been broken, by the truckload. Yet, somehow until last month, we […]

13 of the Best Education Apps for preschool and elementary school kids

Our Favorite Educational Apps

Tablets have become a part of our everyday life and there’s no going back.  In my house it feels like a constant battle. “Put the tablet down and go read a book!” “Put the tablet down and work on your math notebook.”   Then one day my 22 month old started pointing out the letters […]

Din Din Meal Set Bus Giveaway! Three winners!

Din Din SMART™ Stainless Mealtime Set Giveaway

Our kids are picky eaters, as I’m sure many of your kids are. Convincing them to sit down and eat is never easy so we’re constantly on the look out for ways to make meal time fun. And we found one! innobaby has created the absolutely adorable Din Din SMART™.  Who wouldn’t want to eat from […]

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How Is It That My Husband Can Sleep Through the Night?

I shared this funny meme from nickmoms last night on my personal page. Not long after I found myself regretting it.  I’m convinced it triggered the following events. I started prepping my family for bed at about 7:45 and by 9:00 I was begging everyone to get into bed. My husband was not being cooperative which […]

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Using Sauder Chairs In Our Family Breakfast Nook

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine. This moving into a new home and remodeling thing is taking much longer than I expected. I swear we’ve had construction dust, dry wall and paint everywhere 24 hours a day for the last five […]

Our Leader The Mockingjay

Mockingjay Part 1 – Will District 13 Prevail?

Post by MomSmack Entertainment Writer Laura Crawford   If you’ve read the books, then you already know the answer to the question in this post title. But I’m not talking about the outcome of the story and whether or not Katniss Everdeen actually rises to be the Mockingjay Rebel Leader the 12 districts now look […]

Gluten Free Giveaway

Gluten Free Giveaway: Bread, Muffins & Chocolate Cake

During his Sophomore year of high school Keenan became fast friends with a kid I love and adore. I remember the first day he came over after school. As is protocol they went straight to the pantry. Keenan exited with his arms full of after school snacks. His friend exited empty handed. Turns out he […]

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Today You Start the 2nd Grade

It’s time Ellie!  You are officially a 2nd grader! Up until now you learned to read. Today you start to read to learn and I couldn’t be more excited for you.   Yet another new school this year.  I’m so sorry.  I know that you have been fighting the butterflies all week.  The look on […]

A Privileged White Kids Thoughts on Mike Brown

Mike Brown: A Privileged White Kid’s Thoughts

This is a guest post from Stefanie’s son Keenan. He is a 19 year old college student and wanted to put in writing his thoughts on the tragic ending of Mike Brown’s life. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike Brown’s friends and family today as they lay him to rest.  Today Mike Brown is being […]

#SundaySmack: A "newspaper" for moms. Blog posts you missed from around the web this week.

#SundaySmack: A “newspaper” for moms.

Throughout the week Theresa and I read posts from other bloggers we think you need to read. Remember the old days when our parents would sit with a cup of coffee and read the newspaper on Sunday mornings? Sunday Smack is a newspaper for moms. Grab your coffee, hide in the bathroom if you must, […]