*Must Read* 5 Amazing Life Lessons I learned from my 3 year old.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


One of my main concerns as a parent is to make sure I am teaching my children correct principles. There is so much they need to learn, during the fleeting years I have them in my home, that at times it is almost overwhelming. And yet, perhaps, I was given these children not just to teach, but to also learn from. Children have a wisdom born of innocence that I think we can all learn from. When I stop to think of all the lessons my small children have taught me in the last few years, I am truly humbled. Here are the TOP 5:

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5 Must Read Tips For A Better Halloween Experience!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

I just love Halloween. It is a time of year that really gets your imagination going. I love how the Fall weather is just getting blustery, and the crunchy leaves cover the ground. Both of these set the stage for a night of fun embodied by children dressing up in the cutest of costumes and innocently going door to door trick or treating.  It is a toss up for my kiddo's over what they love more: the fun holiday decorations, dressing up to go trick or treating, or the part where they get tons of candy just for being cute. Here are 5 practical tips for a better Halloween experience:

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*Must Read* 8 Discipline Mistakes Parents Make

Thursday, August 8, 2013

You know the drill: You give your child an ultimatum -- "Get dressed or we're staying home!" -- and naturally she says, "Okay, we'll stay home!" Might as well plant a big "L" on your forehead.

We all see our discipline efforts backfire on occasion (hey, you're tired!), and of course there are those battles just not worth fighting (no kid ever flunked preschool because his teeth were furry).

But you do need to prove you're the parent at least some of the time. Learning to avoid these discipline land mines can help you hop to it.

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To parents of small children: Let me be the one who says it out loud

Friday, May 31, 2013

(This is one of my little angels that keeps me on my toes every day)

If you have small children you will want to read this amazing article that really puts in all in perspective.

Hopefully what you will get from this is that it's impossible to always be super mom (or dad) and you are going to have bad days, we all do.

You don't have to feel like you are failing though, in reality you are succeeding. You are like every other parent out there, trying to do what's best for their kids.

I would love to know what you think of this article so please don't hesitate to leave a comment below or on Facebook.

Here is what Steve Wiens has to say about being a father of three:

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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!