Anchor Mom: Being the Perfect Mom

I caught wind of the Huffington Post article, ‘How to be a Perfect Mother’ over the weekend. I may have cried a little (remember I am very pregnant!).  It’s a must read article for any parent out there.  Take a look at the article before reading my comments on it. The article said, “The perfect mother always … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom:Unhealthy Eating Consequences

This video from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is floating around online. It puts the pressure on parents – you see an overweight man in the ER suffering a heart attack. One of the hospital workers says, “How does this happen?” and then you see it. A life rewind shows us his bad habits going all … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: What’s in a Name?

I’ll never forget what was likely one of my first fights with my parents. I was only 3 or 4 years old. My memory has me at the top of the staircase, yelling to my mom, “You got to name me, you got to name Brittany (my sister), now it is my turn.” And I was … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: “Fun Mom”

I am anything but a fun mom. I can be a mom with scheduled fun – you know, the Children’s festival this weekend, planned cookie making, a Pinterest-inspired craft. The spontaneous fun is harder for me to get it on. The day seems to be filled with errands, nap time and appointments. That is, until … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Brushing Teeth

Right when my son’s first tooth popped in, I started brushing it. It wasn’t too bad, a tooth in the front – it was easy brushing. But sometime after the age of one, with a mouth full of teeth, things took a turn for the worse.  Every time I attempted to brush his teeth, he … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Preventing Tragedy

Just recently a Georgia father left his child in a hot car, resulting in the child’s death.  Originally he said it was an accident.  As early as just today, officials have said there are holes in his story. BUT – and there is a but, I wanted to focus less on this Georgia father and his … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: “Scary Guy” Nightmares

For the first time for as long as I can remember my son took a nap! He got a nap time, I caught up on all my TV shows and my big stack of laundry! It was amazing. That is, until he woke up. He started screaming, “I WANT TO BE AWAKE!” He ran into … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Online Safety

When I was in high school my parents always said the computer would be in an open space in our home. The reason – to keep me and my siblings safe online. Not only has the internet opened up from the world of AOL that I knew – children can now take the internet everywhere.  Smartphones and … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Last Minute Dad’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day kind of snuck up on me. In fact, just yesterday I realized I had nothing planned!  This is especially bad because I gave my husband a “lecture” about how important Mother’s Day is. I, of course, turned to Pinterest, like in all times of crafty need. Here are a few of the cute … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Healthy Road Trip

Road-tripping with a talking toddler for the first time, I was shocked when I heard from the backseat, “Are we there yet?”  Is that built in? But even worse – the apple slice tornado – my son throwing apple slices all over the car saying “I don’t like these!” He does like apple slices, but … Continue reading »

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