My Joyful Birth Story With Alta View Hospital

Monday, June 1, 2015
Heather

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Intermountain Healthcare. As always though, all opinions are mine.

When you are a first-time mom, everything is new, overwhelming and sometimes scary. You have so many things running through your mind, and there isn’t a book in the world that can completely prepare you. When I was pregnant with my first baby, I was terrified—but not terrified about pregnancy or caring for a fragile little human being—I was terrified about delivery. There were so many unknowns, toward the end of my pregnancy I couldn’t stop thinking about what could go wrong and wondering, “Can I really do this?”

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5 Simple Ways To Be a Good Mom on a Bad Day

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Heather

Being a good parent is hard, but being a good parent on a bad day is even harder! Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Maybe you’re exhausted after being kept up all night by a crying baby. Perhaps your boss has just dumped a ton of work on you with a strict deadline. Maybe it’s the extra post-baby weight that’s getting you down. Maybe it is a combination of all the above! Either way you slice it, parenting is tough. But here are some tips I’ve learned after having five kids of my own on changing my mood and how to be a good mom on a bad day.

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One Father's proven method to get his kid to eat and like VEGGIES!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Heather

Before I became a father, culture and society had drilled it into my head that you had to bribe kids to get them to eat vegetables. Fortunately, with our son on the way, I forgot about all of this — and accidentally tricked him into wanting to eat vegetables and salad greens.

The unconscious, devious plan actually started before little Joseph was born …

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*Must Read* 50 Things I've Learned in 10 Years of Parenting

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Heather

1. I've learned that the best toys are seen but not heard.

2. I've learned that a "friend with benefits" is a friend with a kid old enough to babysit.

3. I've learned how frightening it is to have a 2-year-old walk up to you when you thought he was asleep in his crib.

4. I've learned that a child's first instinct isn't to walk around a puddle.

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When is it appropriate to call the police on your children?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Heather

Easy

Would you turn your children into the police if you knew or thought they had committed a crime? These parents did. After returning home from church, parents in North Carolina were watching the news they had recorded while out discovering surveillance video of a group of boys stealing from a local electronics store. Recognizing their sons in the footage they took the teens to the police station to assist them with turning themselves in.

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About Mamas Spot

We are a family of four that left it all behind to go travel the world. No, literally we left it all. We sold all of our possessions, packed what we could into four suitcases and said goodbye to suburban life. All we own is now pulled behind us as we travel to new and exciting destinations. Showing our kids the world and teaching them about new cultures, food, and ways of life is now our 9-5.

We love watching our kids learn, and learning along side them. Together we have now explored many new countries, visited family on the other side of the world, and made memories that will last a lifetime.

Welcome to our journey!