Kids

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…

The Social Life of the App Addicted Teen

In this digital era, young people are so immersed in technology that it factors into just about every facet of their lives from when they get up in the morning to when they go to bed. Want proof? Consider these eye-opening statistics about the life of the average social teen, which will give a glimpse into how much of a role technology plays in their day-to-day affairs…

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…