As moms (or parents), we have been there when we think our children are entertaining themselves well enough and then… “Mom, I’m bored!” You may think, “Now what?”, “Figure it out”, or completely ignore them, maybe? This week, we discuss why children feel bored, why it can be a good thing for them, and how and when you should help them handle it. We have a yummy seasonal beverage in this episode, so grab a drink and let us help guide you through the rolled eyes, sluggish faces, and sad frowns of bored children.
Apple cider and caramel vodka
5 Ways Boredom Makes Your Kid More Awesome
Handling Boredom: Why It’s Good for Your Child
How to Help When Your Kids Are Bored
Animal control officer, nearby helpers catch loose chicken
Donkey, emu find love at animal shelter
11-year-old Ohio boy takes car on joyride
You’ve probably had that moment when you’re in the middle of a chore or helping your kids with a project and thought “there has to be an easier way!” We completely understand, so we are discussing some parent hacks you or us may not have ever heard but definitely want to consider. As always, we have our random stuff from the internet (Ross has a twin!) and a tasty beverage to enjoy.
So grab your headphones, relax, and have a pad and pen handy to write down some of these ideas.
27 Brilliant Parenting Hacks That Will Make Life with Kids Just a Little Easier
100 Genius Hacks Guaranteed To Make A Parent’s Job Easier
UK police hunt shoplifter who looks like David Schwimmer
Good Samaritan driver revives squirrel after car scare
Happy Friday! In honor of Halloween this week, we are sharing ghost stories that involve moms (of course). Sarah, naturally, gives us a background on ghost stories, and Pamela shares classic ghost stories from the eastern North Carolina region. Our stories are quite creepy but hopefully a little alcohol will make us all brave!
A Brief History of Ghost Stories
True Ghost Story: Mother’s Helper
Where are you my son?
Portrait of Theodosia Burr
Rum Keg Girl
‘Call my lawyer,’ says sweater seized with stolen sneakers
Police find stolen doughnut van, share treats with homeless
Coming soon…Motherhood on Tap! The podcast for mamas who laugh their way through the struggles of parenting.
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Looking forward to sharing our stories, hearing your stories, and navigating through this crazy, wonderful world of parenting!