Kids

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. But how do we relay the importance of…

9 Ways To Ensure Your Child Practices Good Dental Care

How do you make sure an adult has a good oral care regime? You teach him or her when they’re still little. Healthy teeth are important to the child’s overall health, and good oral care in kids will help set good dental habits as they grow. If a child is not too happy about the daily wiggling of a brush in his mouth, it can be…

How Busy Moms Can Practice Mindfulness

by Freelance writer Jennifer Landis photo by Mommies In Orbit You know the prehistoric squirrel in shorts before the “Ice Age” movies? Yeah, that’s me — Scrat, the saber-tooth squirrel, is my spirit animal as a mama when life gets the best of me. I’m constantly scrambling to collect my nuts for winter, but there’s always one that gets away and…

Technology vs. Nature – Why Outdoor Activities are Vital For Teens

Guest post by Hilary Smith. What new technology do you believe is the most important contribution to our modern lives? This question is fun to ponder, because within the last few decades and century we have seen our world revolutionized by inventive minds and products. A strong majority of people might answer the question with electricity, air conditioning, automobiles, or modern medicine. Mothers might nod in agreement, but add washing…

7 Easy Ways to Get Along With Your Teen

Guest post by Hilary Smith https://www.teensafe.com For many parents, raising a teenager can be a challenge. This is because with adolescence comes an onslaught of developmental changes to include physical, hormonal, emotional, and even social shifts that can make teenage years a very tumultuous time. During this phase, teens are beginning to seek more independence as they learn more about themselves and the world around them. Sometimes…

Controlling My Chaos

Controlling my chaos seemed like quite a manageable idea, until my kids turned into teenagers! My once solid theory was suddenly disproved like an experiment in a science class. When Mommies In Orbit was created, my twins were just a double- dip pleasure of two sweet seven years old’s!! Controlling chaos was more attuned to important stuff like, where will we buy the latest silly bands, or can…