Best Advice I’ve Been Given | Mom Minute

April 12, 2014

I am very grateful for all the wonderful advice given to me over the years, particularly from my grandmothers, my mom, and friends. Not only for the advice given to me as a young girl and the challenges I had faced, but for advice given to me as I came into my own in motherhood.

Best Advice

Today’s #MomMinute question comes from Donna, who asks the following, “What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Best Advice

I have to say that I am far from perfect, meaning I have a lot to work on as an individual, and as a wife and mother. But, there is a piece of advice I heard years ago that has always stuck with me. It is something that I went home and quickly memorized, and I recall that advice very often as an adult.

Want to know what it is?

To see the entire episode, including the best advice I have ever been given, please feel free to click the video below…

For any of our readers, how would you answer Alisha’s question? What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

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Parents vs Your Best Friends | Mom Minute

April 06, 2014

Today’s topic is a very interesting one, and definitely one that needs to be discussed from both perspectives!

Parents vs Best Friends

Alisha, one of our viewers, specifically asks the following question… “My parents do not like my best friend. What do I do?

Parents vs Best Friends

Moms? Do you remember as a teen how you wanted your independence, the freedom to hang out with whomever you choose, and the hope that your parents would simply trust you and your friends?

Now as a parent yourself, with a much greater perspective, you understand why your own parents had those concerns. It wasn’t about mistrust. It was about your parent’s concern for your longterm safety.

For our teen readers who may be in Alisha’s situation, I totally get it. We have all been there as well. The advice I provide in today’s #MomMinute episode on The Moms View¬†gives both perspectives, from the teen and the parent, with one final counsel for you.

Our parents have a pure love and concern for our longterm happiness, as opposed to maybe our short-term concern for what fun events we have planned for this weekend with our friends.

I promise that your lifelong love and personal interactions will be much greater with your family members, especially your parents, than with any friend you have as a teenager. I hope you trust me on this one.

To see the entire episode, feel free to click below…

For any of our readers, what would you suggest to do in Alisha’s situation? Please free to leave your comments below…

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Spring Fashion Trends | Mom Minute

March 30, 2014

Spring is in the air! And with the warm weather comes new fashion trends.

For today’s #MomMinute, we invited Lindsay Albanese {Celebrity Stylist} on set to talk to us about this Spring’s fashion trends.

Spring Fashion Trends

Not looking to purchase a whole new wardrobe? I think would all like to save our money! This episode idea came from a question submitted by viewer Amanda, who states… “How can I wear this season’s trends without changing my whole wardrobe?

Season trends

In this video, Lindsay gives us ideas of what colors to pair together, along with the comeback of overall shorts and denim jackets! She also tells us where to purchase such items inexpensively, and what you can add to the outfit from your own closet!

To see the entire episode, feel free to click below…

For any of our readers, what do you see as upcoming fashion trends for Spring and Summer? Would you like to see more videos like this?

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Parents and Facebook | Mom Minute

March 23, 2014

As parents, we need to be very careful with social media and internet safety in our homes, especially as it relates to our children. We need to be very vigilant, and aware of what our kids are doing online. It is one of our duties as a parent.

There is a fine line though, between following our kids on their social media accounts, and stalking/harassing/embarrassing/etc them.

Over the past five years or so, we as parents discovered this cool place called Facebook, and are using it more and more even as our kids move on to other social platforms like Instagram, etc.

Parents on Facebook

Today’s #MomMinute episode is based upon a question submitted by a viewer, Tara, who asks, “My mom just friended me on Facebook and won’t stop posting on my wall. How do I get her to stop?”

Parents on Facebook

Maybe I am an overcautious mother, but we always talk about social media safety in our home. {Particularly because +Brooklyn and Bailey have YT, FB, IG, and Twitter.}

I do comment on my twins’ accounts from time to time, but my role as a mother in following them is only in love, support and safety. I do not stalk them, but I do check in occasionally. Not because we do not trust our daughters, but that we do not always trust everyone else. It is just part of the online rules we have set for our children.

For our younger followers, your parents love you deeply, and in almost every case, them following your social accounts is a tell-tale sign of that. That is great!

Now for any parents out there. Just as our kids grow older and are often embarrassed for their friends to see us dropping them of to school, with us begging them for a kiss on the cheek, they can also become embarrassed by us posting cheesy comments on their social accounts with lots of emoticons. An occasional encouragement for a big test or other event, is perfectly fine. As parents, we need to be mindful of the thin line between our Circle of Trust and our kids’ privacy.

To see the entire episode, feel free to click below…

For any of our readers, what suggestions do you have on the subject? How much involvement is too much involvement?

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Babysitting 101 | Mom Minute

March 16, 2014

I currently only have Brooklyn and Bailey, age 14, who are of babysitting age. In our home, it isn’t so much about age, but how responsible the child is, that allows me to feel comfortable to let them babysit.

Babysitting 101

For the twins, that age happened to be when they were 12. We had them babysit together for the first six months. I started babysitting at age 12, as well, and learned a lot of tips and tricks that I passed along to my own girls.

Babysitting 101

In today’s #MomMinute episode on The Moms’s View, a viewer named Grace asks the following questions… “What makes a good babysitter? Where do you find a babysitter? How old must you be to start babysitting?”

I find my babysitters from families in our church congregation and neighborhood.  Each time, I ask around to people I trust who will make recommendations.

How else can you be a good babysitter? Well, let me have you hear it from my twins personally on what their recommendations are for good babysitting. They have been the most popular babysitters in our neighborhood for years.

What suggestions do you have on the subject? How old were you when you started babysitting?

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Happy Parenting!

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