OCI Syndrome If you’re a busy mom, chances are you’ve experienced OCI Syndrome. OCI Stands for Overwhelmed, Confused, and Irritated. It’s easy to slip into OCI when you’re busy taking care of everyone else’s needs and schedules and forget about your own needs. We know the concept of taking care of you is important if you are to continue to take care of others. We get that. So, if we all understand how important it is to take care of ourselves, why is it we always... [read more]
It's time to get ready for that summer vacation. Even though gas prices are up, many families will be heading out on the open road this summer. If your family is planning a road trip, here are 5 things you need to keep in mind: 5 Tips on Summer Travel 1. Tend to Tires: Make sure your tires are in good shape before heading out on the road 2. Fill up Fluids: Make sure the fluids in your car are ready to go. Never head out on a long road trip... [read more]
The American Academy of Pediatrics released the following statement. Please let us know what you think about this topic. Comments are welcomed below. Paramount’s Rango, PG with smoking, poses risk to childrenSpotlighting need for R-rating, public health groups warn there’s no safe dose of movie smokingMarch 7, 2011 — On Friday, March 4, Paramount and Nickelodeon (parent: Viacom) released Rango, a PG-rated animated feature with tobacco imagery. Multiple characters use c... [read more]
I have been asked to sit on the panel to discuss the mom-made documentary titled, Race to Nowhere." The documentary discusses the amount of homework our kids get on a daily basis, cheating in the classroom, drug use among kids, requirements to get into college, and the pressure our kids feel to be the best at all that they do. Some parents feel there is too much homework and some feel that there is not enough. I recently heard about the term "Tiger Mom." Tiger Moms, as it's been described to me,... [read more]
MomsTown's founders, Mary & Heather, have made it their mission to inspire and motivate moms to be their best. They know to be your best, it starts with a smile. One of the things that makes every mom smile is thinking about the funny things kids say. Kids say the cutest things... Tell us about the funny and cute things that come out of the mouths of your babes...Post it here!
Are you having less sex, less, fun and more arguments than you did before kids? Most couples do! The arrival of a newborn puts tremendous strain on even the best marriages. This handy book will make you laugh, make you cry, but most importantly inspire you to face and solve these relationship issues.
1. Embody your body. Stop hating your body parts. Thighs, bellies, arms--they're all a part of you, and when you hate even one part of yourself, that's not healthy. So, next time you catch yourself saying, "I wish I could get rid of my thighs," stop and embody those thighs. Find one thing positive about that body part even if it's just the fact that those thighs help you get up the stairs.
Last week's show on Entrepreneurism included a lot of questions you need to ask yourself before taking the leap. Here are the bullet points we included in that segment. Lots of decisions to make and a lot of soul searching that may need to be done. You can do it! And if you need a little help, be sure to check into the MomsTown Big Break Manual and Internet Riches for Moms.
We get a lot of comments that viewers love the MomsTown Minute quotes we use on the show. So we thought we'd pull them all together for you here on the site. Enjoy! “The key to change... is to let go of fear.” -- Rosanne Cash "The way of the world is meeting people through other people." -- Robert Kerrigan "You have the capacity to learn from your mistakes. You will learn a lot today." -- Anonymous "It's all about people. It's about networking and being nice to people and... [read more]
1. Tell them you love them every day 2. Hug them every day 3. Look them in the eye and listen to them 4. Ask them questions, value their answers 5. Respect their feelings 6. Let them know home is a safe haven 7. Do projects together 8. Give kids responsibility Source: Mary & Heather "It's All About You, Live the Life You Crave" (Free Press)