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The Five Stages of Grief: Quarantine Edition

The Five Stages of Grief: Quarantine Edition

It’s likely you’ve heard about “The 5 Stages of Grief”.  The psychological theory has typically utilized with the loss of a loved one.  It was originally developed based on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s studies with patients and their reactions to receiving...
Physical Stress Management: Staying Cool during Quarantine

Physical Stress Management: Staying Cool during Quarantine

How are you doing?  If you’re like my family, we are going into a full month of #stayathome.  For the most part, it’s been a positive experience. It’s not been perfect.  There’ve been meltdowns, messes, and the occasional “mommster moments”. I think the...
The Best Parenting Advice

The Best Parenting Advice

Oscar Wilde once said “I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it.” This may be the best parenting advice I’ve ever read. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve handed out mountains worth of what I’ve learned. However, I try...
The Last Real Santa Claus

The Last Real Santa Claus

This blog is a re-write from the Mommster Facebook Page. Recently, our family had the wonderful opportunity to “meet” Santa and Mrs. Claus at a local photographer’s studio. Eric and Jana are incredibly talented (you can see more of their work here)....
The Ultimate Family Road Trip

The Ultimate Family Road Trip

The Adventures of Truck Stop Santa When you think of holiday vacations in the winter, what comes to mind?  A day on the gulf in Florida?  Or perhaps an afternoon on the slopes at Jackson Hole?  What about an extended stay in a town of 400 in Linn, Kansas?  Yes, this...
Adventures in Kids Costumes for Halloween

Adventures in Kids Costumes for Halloween

Fall is the best. The leaves turn vibrant colors, the air is crisp, and it’s completely acceptable to beg for candy on a neighbor’s front porch. What’s even better? The adventures in kids costumes for Halloween. Sure, the drama in their acquisition...