Feeding Your Family by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on May 20, 2015 in Babies, Big Kids, Nutrition, Toddlers, Your home |

I am reading a book by nutritionist Elleyn Satter entitled Your Child’s Weight: Helping Without Harming (Birth Through Adolescence). Now, before you stop reading this article because your kids don’t have weight problems, neither do mine! This book was recommended to me a nutritionist because I was griping about feeding my family: when I put in […]


Can I vent? Why do we have insurance!?

Posted by curlyq on December 3, 2013 in Your home |

Can someone explain to me how the insurance world is allowed to do what they do? When Brian and I first bought our house 5 years ago, we had a pipe break under the slab so I called my insurance company to see if that was something that they covered. I was told no, but […]


Battling the Homework Blues by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on August 29, 2013 in Big Kids, Your home |

As school gets back into full swing, I’m having to relearn how to motivate my kids through their dreaded homework. So that I don’t have to learn this all over again next year, and so you may learn right along with me, here’s what has worked for us so far this year: 1. Give ‘em […]


Keep It Simple, Stupid by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on August 12, 2013 in Big Kids, Toddlers, Your home |

I admit it. I am a recovering rigid Mom. We had volumes of “house rules” when our 2 older children were 3- and 4-years-old. I had a little sign similar to this one posted on our side door. I thought it was clear and cute. But my kids were confused and always being told “no!” With a full […]


65 Summer Boredom Busters by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on June 6, 2013 in Big Kids, DIY Home, Products we love, Toddlers, Your home |

How To Keep the Kids Busy This Summer: A Photographic Journey It’s time. Time to bust boredom. Here’s how! 1. Let your kids make their own meals like oven-baked pizza. Mine love eating out of muffin tins! 2. Explore your city’s outdoor art. 3. Get a bug box and adopt some free pets from your […]


Cooking With Confidence: Chef In Training by Cafe du Mom

My mom is not a cook. That’s not to say she doesn’t have her signature dishes – her shrimp creole, crawfish etouffee, and artichoke cheese squares are out of this world! But for the most part, we grew up on “hamburger casserole,” spaghetti and meat sauce, and roast beef (the kind with the grains of […]


10 Things in My House That Make Life Easier by KMom

Posted by curlyq on April 14, 2013 in Products we love, Your home |

KMom’s Favorite Things! One thing I really enjoy about homemaking is the challenge of making things both beautiful and functional. Though it doesn’t always happen, it makes me feel totally accomplished when my home runs like a well-oiled machine. To be honest, it makes me feel a little like Mary Poppins in the nursery clean-up […]


Confessions of A Few Good Moms by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on March 9, 2013 in Babies, Big Kids, Need a laugh?, Newborns, Toddlers, Your home |

I love being a Mom. I really do! But this is hard work, man. I don’t ever get to leave work to go home. My home is my work. And there’s so much that goes into keeping my household running smoothly with one in elementary school, one in pre-school, one who is potty-training, one who […]


5 Minutes to a Tidier House by CurlyQ

Posted by mymommymentorcurlyq on February 22, 2013 in Helpful Charts and Lists, Your home |

I have been blessed with a small house; blessed in terms of not having much space to fill with clutter! I am one of those people who needs my environment to be visually calming. For me, that means I need my house to be clutter-free-ish (I have 4 kids. Let’s be real here). If my […]

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