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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…

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,…

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…

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…

Health and Rewards for Kids: Striking a Balance Raising children isn’t easy. You have to feed and bathe them, educate them, teach them right from wrong, instill values and morals, and motivate them to make good choices. There is a lot of debate about the latter of these,…

Being a parent is both joy and responsibility. And the smaller you kid is, the greater responsibility lies on your shoulders. Whatever you do and wherever you go, you feel that safety and wellbeing of your little human is what matters most. The good news is that…