Taking Care of Mom

The phone rang and the recorder picked up at 3:00 pm on October 27th, 2020, Mom didn’t answer and she didn’t call back. I had spoken to her at 8:00 that morning and told her I would be over later that day. By 3:05 I felt sick to my stomach and called again at 3:20. Something was definitely wrong. Mom had been…

402 What are CCL braces used for in dogs?

If your dog is limping on one of his legs, it might have torn the cranial cruciate ligament, or CCL, known as ACL in humans. The CCL is attached from the back of the femur (bone above the knee) to the front of the  tibia (bone below the knee). This ligament is responsible for holding the tibia in place under the femur and stabilizing the knee joint. Since…

Moms Need Time Off Too -7 Self Indulging Ideas

Finding time for yourself as a mom can be really hard. However, there is a way to pamper yourself even on those busy days and these seven easy tips are here to help and inspire you.   Get your body moving One of the first things you should remember is to never neglect your body. Being physically active is beneficial both for your physical and mental health. Find out…

Ways to Unplug and Go Outdoors

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Fun Online Activities for Your Kids When It’s Cold Out

Did you have outdoor activities planned with your child that got postponed because of the weather? While your child may just be inclined to sit on the couch and watch television, there are other activities that you can do indoors that will be fun and educational, especially with access to a computer. We promise — your child won’t even know they’re learning because they’ll…

What’s The Buzz About Having A Positive Outlook In Life?

Having a positive outlook is something that can help you overcome even the biggest challenges that life throws your way. Positive thinking is an extremely valuable tool whether you’re dealing with pain or attempting to reach new goals.  Over the years, studies have shown that optimistic individuals tend to enjoy better physical, emotional, and mental health, as well as higher income and contentment in their…

5 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Academic Potential

Our children might not always understand it, but most parents are aware of just how important education is. It’s the thing that will allow our kids have the kind of life they deserve, and even though the benefits of it might not be obvious right away, we know that studying now will mean having an easier time in the future. So how do we relay the importance of…

Relaxation and Meditation Tips For The Busy Mom

Busy moms are often pulled in multiple directions. From working a regular job, to maintaining the household, to getting the kids to and from different activities, to meal prepping, and the list goes on. Then you have to do these same things again the next day—there just never seems to be enough time to take care of you! However, this does not have to be the case. Despite…

College Visits at Supersonic Speed: Welcome to The Future.

How is it that my twins are doing college visits already? I know, I know, you guys have been through this years ago. Mommies In Orbit is a late bloomer, in all areas! They are starting their junior year in high school, so these visits are real eye-openers for all of us. There’s a strange phenomenon about raising kids, it’s like they are 10 years…

Let’s Talk About Travel in 2020

Check out this great link from The Simple Dollar. Lots of good information for getting your family from home to your Holiday destination safely. Enjoy the ride and Happy Holidays…

5 Expert Tips for Sleep-Deprived Moms

Are you a new mom that’s not getting enough shut-eye? A recent survey showed that half of parents with kids up to 6 months old get a maximum 3 hours of uninterrupted sleep, according to Owlet Care. Various tweaks, like reading a mattress selection guide, might help to improve your sleep quality let alone prevent sleepless nights.  In fact, some basic changes in sleep schedules…

How to Make Your Own Chalk Paint

With many schools delaying the first day back in the classroom, you may be wondering how to keep your kiddos busy this summer. Here’s a fun project you can do with them! Chalk paint is a simple craft you can do at home –– use it to decorate your sidewalk, driveway, or even an indoor chalkboard!  What you’ll need:  2 cups cornstarch 2…

Business Lessons We Learned From Our Moms

Business Lessons We Learned From Our Moms Being a mom, you know the challenge that comes with raising a child (or several). You have to juggle meals, homework, extracurricular activities — and on top of all of that, ensure you’re teaching your child how to be self-sufficient, a good person, and succeed in the real world. Let’s just say, Mother’s Day should be…