Talking Parenting

We are Talking Parenting

Because no one gives you a parenting manual.

We are talking parenting on Digital Mom Blog. You would think that there would be some type of training to become a parent. Nope. No manual, how how-to, no support line… well that’s what mom blogs are for, right? Kind of. Anyways, I share my real parenting experiences here.

I have 4 kids. I started Digital Mom Blog when my littlest, well he wasn’t even more. I have had 2 kids while writing here, so I’m talking parenting for kids ages birth to teen. Don’t age my teen, after teen is adult and I AM SO NOT PREPARED to write about parenting an adult child.

Anywho – on to the parenting talk….

I have a lot to say about PARENTING. I’m a mom of 4 kids. 1 girl, 3 boys – ranging in age from 6 to 14-years-old. We’ve done pregnancy, infant, baby, toddler, kid, pre-teen and now teen, Lord help us!

Somehow we are surviving, honestly most days I don’t know how we do it – but it happens.

In the early days of being a mom, one thing became very apparent. There are parenting styles and tricks that work for some parents and not others.

It’s kind of like having a kid. Each kid is different and requires different responses and disciplines. I believe that same philosophy applies to families and parenting.  All that said, a huge help for me as a parent has been hearing how other parents handle certain situations. Especially in the digital world that we live in, there is so much unknown and the wisdom we can gain from one another is priceless.

Here we share stories, tips and ideas for various parenting situations that my husband and I have come across. We hope that you find these of value. We are all in this together!

Technology Limits with Teens – 2018 Edition

Technology Limits with Teens – 2018 Edition

Over the years, I’ve written quite a bit about screen time and limits with kids on various devices.. Times change, kids grow and technology evolves. Here is how we are handling teens and technology limits in 2018.  Teens and Technology Limits We have 4...

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Quick and Easy Family Meals with Dinnerly

Quick and Easy Family Meals with Dinnerly

We have been living in a hotel for 137 nights when asked if we would like to do a Dinnerly review. Knowing that we were headed home soon, I asked if they could delay my delivery a week. The day we moved in, our Dinnerly box was awaiting us and perfect timing. So...

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10 Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments to Make With Your Kids

10 Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments to Make With Your Kids

Looking for DIY Christmas Ornaments you can make with your kids? Look no further! Get ready to get glittery! Next week all 4 kids will be home. If everything works out as planned, I’ll have the majority of the week off and we can get crafting. We have had our...

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Best Way to Teach Money Management to a Teenager

Best Way to Teach Money Management to a Teenager

This post about how to teach money management to teens is brought to you by Current. All opinions are my own. It happened. That sweet little baby girl that I gave birth to, what feels like just a few years ago is now actually a 14-years-old freshman in high school....

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Overscheduled Kids And Not Being Able to Say No!

Overscheduled Kids And Not Being Able to Say No!

It happened. Our overscheduled kids have sucked the life out of us. What sucks more, we can’t say no. Let’s talk about crazy schedules for kids and what to do when you just can’t say no.  Overscheduling the Kids As a mom to 4 kids, I have many...

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Ataribox Is Coming And Yes, The Kids Will Want It!

Ataribox Is Coming And Yes, The Kids Will Want It!

Ataribox – sound familiar? Yes, the old school Atari is making a comeback. Our kids could soon be bugging us to buy them an Atari – but don’t worry, this isn’t the Atari of the 80’s! Launching this Fall on Indiegogo, the Ataribox is...

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10 Truths About Motherhood

10 Truths About Motherhood

11 years of being a mom has taught me many lessons. There have been many FAILS. There’s been a few wins. Out of all of the things that I’ve learned, 10 truths about motherhood ring true. I could tell you things like your house will never be clean or that...

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7 Back to School Tech Must Haves

7 Back to School Tech Must Haves

Back to school technology products – the school year is about to start, we’re sharing the top tech products to add to your school list. Can you believe the new school year is already here?  Doesn’t it feel like school just let out? Nope, summer...

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5 Tips for Talking Puberty with Tween Boys

5 Tips for Talking Puberty with Tween Boys

Talking puberty with tween boys. Mamas and papas, you know you can’t wait to read this one. For some reason there is a lot of information about talking to puberty in girls but not puberty in boys. Let’s change that. Moms and dads, we need to be talking to...

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Fingerlings – The 2017 Hot Christmas Toy

Fingerlings – The 2017 Hot Christmas Toy

Fingerlings – what in the world is a FINGERLING? Let us introduce you. Our friends at WowWee emailed us a few weeks back saying they had the hot new toy for 2017 and wanted to send us one to see what we thought of it. So, here is what we thought – more...

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A Parent’s Guide to Teens and Social Media

A Parent’s Guide to Teens and Social Media

Teens and social media – those words scare me. Why? Because I am now a parent to a teen and as someone who spends A LOT of time on social media, I know what type of trouble they can get themselves into online.  Teens and Social Media While we did let our...

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7 Things You Need to Know About Teen Sexting

7 Things You Need to Know About Teen Sexting

Teen sexting is something you hear about time and time again. Photos leak of nude teens, lives and reputations are ruined. (Note: you don’t have to be a teen for photos to leak, hello iCloud hack!) Updated 4/25/17: With the new 13 Reasons Why Netflix series...

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Fidget Cubes and Fidget Toys – Friday Fave Gadget

Fidget Cubes and Fidget Toys – Friday Fave Gadget

Fidget cubes are all the rage from elementary to high school. What are these things, why do kids love them, why do parents like them and why do teachers HATE them? Let’s break it down with this week’s Friday Fave – Gadget of the Week. ...

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5 Tips for Taking Texas Bluebonnet Photos With The Family

5 Tips for Taking Texas Bluebonnet Photos With The Family

Texas bluebonnet photos with the family is a nearly annual event. I force the entire family out the door, somewhat dressed to capture photos of the kids together. In case you aren’t from Texas, family bluebonnet photos are a thing. Yes, you will see crazy people...

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5 Tips for Surviving Toddler Haircuts

5 Tips for Surviving Toddler Haircuts

Toddler Haircuts – those words make my brain itch (yes, that’s possible – because I said so). Both of our toddlers are in need of a haircut. This will be Zeke’s first haircut. Izaiah’s hair is looking shaggy in a not cute way, so looks...

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2016 Year in Review Free Printable

In 2011, I created a Year in Review Printable that was downloaded thousands of times. It’s 2016, let’s update this free Year in Review printable and give it an update with a FAVES twist.  2016 Year in Review Printable This New Year’s...

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Hour of Code – Inspire Your Kid to Try Coding

Hour of Code – Inspire Your Kid to Try Coding

It’s Computer Science Education Week and tens of millions of students in 180+ countries are being introduced to computer science and computer programming through a program called Hour of Code.  What is the Hour of Code? The Hour of Code is a global...

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