GrowMama Picks for February 2013

1. Feeding your child alot of junk food? Read this and you may think twice.2. Do you or someone you know have a child being bullied? This supportive video can teach you how to give them comfort.3. All parents should read this wonderful children's book about mixed race kids. 4. Need a kid friendly Asian food recipe? Here is one that will have your mouth watering.5. As parents we always make mistakes, but read here to correct three of the biggest ones we make with our kids.6. If … [Read more...]

Flawless Imperfection

It was a dark night, with the moon nowhere to be seen. We were driving home after having a great time at a family gathering. The best part was witnessing my three-year-old, Maryam, genuinely enjoy herself. My heart would just burst with joy every time she lit up, getting a thrill from seeing the pizza, the princess cake, the bounce house, and of course, all her friends and family. This invariably led to her falling asleep in the car on the way. So let me rephrase: it was a dark and peaceful … [Read more...]

Tackling Temper Tantrums (Part 2)

GrowMama is pleased to share some real life advice from a mom deep in the trenches. GrowMama contributor and mother of three, Hala Amer, shares her tried and true advice to help diffuse and deactivate temper tantrums in this week’s two part series. Here are the remainder of the tips she's come up with. You can read Part 1 of the series here. 7. Deep pressure and/or rocking and swinging.Hold them from behind, their feet forward (so they can’t kick you), hug them tight with th … [Read more...]

Tackling Temper Tantrums (Part 1)

GrowMama is pleased to share some real life advice from a mom deep in the trenches. GrowMama contributor and mother of three, Hala Amer, shares her tried and true tips to help diffuse and deactivate temper tantrums in this week's two part series. Tune in on Thursday, February 21st for the remainder of her tips.When fellow mothers tell me about a child's violent temper tantrum, I feel a flood of heat surge through my body as I am reminded of my own experiences with my boys. It was often … [Read more...]

An Apology Remiss

20 caskets, small and shaped like angels, sublimeSouls taken so early, you were still much less worldly THAN you were divineAnd with you, royal innocence crowned,Are buried all of our excuses, six feet beneath the groundEntombed are our alibies that we were too busy and that we couldn’t make a changeThat we had bigger problems, and that you’re killer was just derangedWe excuse ourselves into thinking we had no partAnd we forgive ourselves without asking for forgiveness from ou … [Read more...]

The Time Has Come to Move

“My dears, the time has come to move.” I still remember the line from The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day book that was given to us by the moving company taking us from coast to coast. It was a delightful story to share with my boys and we read it countless times.Over a decade later, here we are moving again, not so far this time, but still a significant move nonetheless. My boys have outgrown The Berenstain Bears, but it is me who keeps thinking back to that beloved children’s book. “The time h … [Read more...]


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