Entries by juli hurt

Quiz–What’s Your Parenting Style?

Every mom has a different way of mommying.  I have seen it all.   Want a good laugh?  Head over and read To All the Hardworking Mamas and you will hear about all kind of Mamas you probably didn’t know existed…but back to the quiz… Where do you fit in?  Take our quiz and see what kind […]

Go Six Flags Kids Free Coupon Instant Download

We love saving money here at Mom Always Knows (MAK) and even better when we get to have fun doing it!  With Spring and Summer right around the corner, we wanted you guys to have your Six Flags coupons ready!  Print as many as you like and make sure you have fun!  Make sure you share […]


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My friend recently had her 4th child.  A beautiful wonderful experience but one that left her very tired, overwhelmed and possibly with postpartum to say the least.  Her journey the last month and courage got me thinking about woman and the battles we face, usually silently.  I started googling postpartum and could not believe that 11-20% of […]

Help, my 7-yr-old refuses to clean her room!

Q….I need help disciplining my 7-year-old daughter. I have tried time out, (doesn’t work) I’ve taken things away,( she doesn’t care) I’ve kept her from playing outside and more.   She’s usually very sweet but refuses to clean her room or clean up her messes. She disregards anything I say like it’s nothing. How do […]

5 Chores your 5-yr-old can do (and should)

I used to be the kind of Mom that liked to do everything myself because I liked it done a certain way and no one could do it right but recently as more demands have been placed on me at work and at home, I have had to adjust my thinking.  My husband has been […]

Question of the week…..♥

Question of the week…..♥ Q– My Daughter has not been wanting to do her homework lately and has been throwing fits about it….What can I do…Please help! Thanks!  Sara– _____________________________________________________ A— Homework is often an issue in many homes. Good homework has meaningful purpose; doesn’t distract too much from children’s after school routines, and is interesting […]

The cutest little Moccs, you have to have …

Seriously the cutest little moccs.  This new boutique will add some SWAG to your baby for sure with several styles and colors to chose from!  All their high-quality shoes are handmade and range from sizes 0-8 toddler.  Looks like I know where I will be shopping for baby showers from now on!   I think […]

Parents Should Never Say Emotionally Hurtful Things To Kids

  Children’s minds are as sensitive as their bodies. They are impressionable and highly dependent on their parents for love, affection, and security. As grownups, if we say or hear something that is emotionally hurtful, we are better adept at analyzing the situation and forgiving or forgetting it. Children, on the other hand, are not […]

Help Children and Teens Develop Healthy Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is a major key to success in life. The development of a positive self-concept or healthy self-esteem is extremely important to the happiness and success of children and teenagers. This page will share the basics for helping kids and teens to improve their self-esteem. It will also point you to other CDI pages and […]

4 Types of Parenting Styles

By Amy Morin, LCSW Updated June 21, 2016 The type of discipline you use can have a dramatic effect on your child’s development. Your discipline strategies can have a big impact on the type of relationship you have with your child. The various approaches to discipline can even influence a child’s mood and temperament into […]