Resourceful Tidbit

After I gave birth to my son Noah, members of my local MOMS Club brought meals for my family for a couple of weeks. They served delicious homemade pies, yummy casseroles, and healthy salads. But what was most memorable were the little treats that some of the moms thought to bring for my two year…

End of Year Teacher Gift Idea

My first year of teaching, the private school where I worked went bankrupt…mid-year. I was 22 and thought it was a noble cause to continue to work for the $600 stipend they were able to scrape together for each of us from the ginormous tuition the parents paid. Clearly the parents felt bad. They began…

Memorial Day Staycation

Next weekend Memorial Day will kick off the unofficial beginning of summer. Families will drive to the beach, fly to the mountains, and spend time with friends and family around campfires, restaurant tables, and swimming pools…but not as many families as in other years. For some of us, the best much-needed break will be a…

Child Development with a Twist

One of the online places where I write weekly is Type-A Mom, where I am the Child Development editor. I’ve written articles about everything from a hearing checklist to Kindergarten readiness to children’s growth statistics. But here I sit, with my baby boy just turned three & trying so hard to potty train, and my…

Preparing Your Family for a Pandemic

Have you heard enough about the Swine Flu yet? You may be worried about this: (photo credit: Mussles) But you should be worried about this: (photo credit: Veganontheedge) We live in a society where items are readily available, almost around the clock. Prescriptions, gas, a gallon of milk, all easily accessible 24 hours a day….

Resourcefully Active! Play, Save, WIN

Congratulations to our winner, Heather: My favorite outdoor activity is walking with the kids. The boys carry their light sabers or swords and take out enemy mailboxes, fire hydrants, and light posts along the way. It’s great for their imagination! Many of you are participating in National TV Turn-Off Week this week, but did you…

Troublesome Toddlers: Appetite Slump!

As many of you know, when I am not posting to Resourceful Mommy, I am writing for a few other sites. For those of you who especially enjoy my parenting articles, you should check out Type-A Mom where I am the Child Development Editor! Recently I wrote about something called appetite slump, and if you…

Moms – Chat with the Producers ...

You know how much I love a Twitter party, so I couldn’t wait to share this great opportunity with you! To celebrate next month’s release of their book Today’s Moms: Essentials for Surviving Baby’s First Year, authors and Today Show producers Mary Ann Zoellner and Alicia Ybarbo will be hosting a live “Ask the Author”…

Congratulations MeTime Winners!

Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 63 111 96 68 77 91 24 102 96 Winners will be contacted by the end of the day today…

SafetyCaps – An Outlet Cover Al...

When I was pregnant with my daughter, we headed out to a baby product super store and filled our cart (seriously…filled it) with safety products to child proof our home. Then we had our tiny preemie daughter, who turned out to be more content sitting and looking at books than trying to walk. She preferred…

Child Safety: An Outlet Plug Alternative

When I was pregnant with my daughter, we headed out to a baby product super store and filled our cart (seriously…filled it) with safety products to child proof our home. Then we had our tiny preemie daughter, who turned out to be more content sitting and looking at books than trying to walk. She preferred…

Micro-Blog Monday: Do You Understand?

Recently word got out in my hometown that I have a website that claims in it’s title that I am Resourceful. Conversations at a wedding turned to just how resourceful I really am, and luckily one friend brought up a tip I once gave her that she uses with her son now. So to prove…

Surviving Having a Sick Household

This article is cross-posted at Family Eden – check it out!In my pre-parenting days I often dreamt about being the kind of mom whose children felt they could share everything with her. While this is still a dream of mine, upon becoming a mother I found out that one thing all kids love to share…

Viruses, Bacteria, and Hand Gels, Oh My!

Happy New Year from Resourceful Mommy! After a brief holiday hiatus, I’m looking forward to getting back to being resourceful. As I write this I am battling a slightly more than annoying case of bronchitis that I know travelled straight from my son’s pre-school class to me, politely making no stops at my children. It…

Fun Ice Experiments for Kids

Last night my husband realized that upon returning from Target with my two year old son, I brought in only the bags that I could carry in one trip and forgot to return for the diapers and wipes. When he got to the car he didn’t find a soft, squishy economy sized package of store…

How to Beat Winter Break Boredom

Every year we spend the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas gearing up for a fabulous holiday and time with the family. And then when all of the packages have been unwrapped and family members all return to their own homes, we are left with those days until January 2nd when the kids will return to…

The Big Boy Room

My son is a complicated little guy. On one hand he tells me regularly that he’s a big boy who can use the computer by himself, ride the roller coasters at Disney, sleep with the door open….but in the next moment he’s climbing into the doll’s toy crib and falling asleep. But it is inevitable…

Micro-Blog Monday: Buy This Book!

I attempted to come up with a clever title for this post, but thought that cleverness would just obscure the point – if you are a parent, you need to buy this book. And forget a micro-blog today – this is too important to hold back. The first time that my husband and I travelled…

How to Make a Count-Down Calendar

From the time my children were born, I dreamed of all of the places I would take them one day: New York City at Christmas, the beach to see the ocean for the first time, and at the top of the list – DisneyWorld. This winter we are making that journey to the Happiest Place…

Subliminal Parenting

Recently my two year old son has begun casting judgment on everything – the shows he is allowed to watch, the food that I cook for him to eat, even the outfits that I dress him in each morning. But nothing prepared me for the day that I placed a bowl of cereal in front…

A Resourceful Mommy Field Trip

Although most of my writing lives right here, on Resourceful Mommy, I also write for Blissfully Domestic’s Family Bliss channel and am the Suburban Mom Editor for Type-A Mom. If you haven’t been to these sites lately (or ever!), then now is the time. Join me for an RM field trip around the web as…