Category Archives: Mindy – Mindless Ramblings

August 13, 2014

What’s in Brooklyn’s Backpack

Brooklyn and Bailey have uploaded a Back-to-School “What’s In My Backpack” video on YouTube where they show you their new backpacks, and what school supplies and surprises that they have to begin their Freshman year in high school! Not only do they show you what’s inside, but they are each

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June 29, 2014

Teaching Independence to Kids | Mom Minute

Just in time for Independence Day, on today’s #MomMinute we are talking about how we as parents can help our children learn confidence and independence at a young age.   I have been there, as a first time parent with twins, constantly hovering over them wherever we were. I was

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June 21, 2014

Musical Talents in Children | Mom Minute

Music has always been an important part of our family, going back generations. In Shaun’s family, his grandmother was a concert violinist, his mom plays several instruments, and every sibling can sing, play the piano, or other instruments. My siblings and I all took piano lessons as children, and one

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June 14, 2014

Why I Married My Husband | Mom Minute

Since Father’s Day is tomorrow, I decided to share a few of the reasons why I married my hubsband 16 years ago. This came as a question from Dominique, one of our viewers, asking, “What does your husband do that makes him a great father?” Being a parent of six children

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June 08, 2014

Going Through Family Hardships | Mom Minute

Family hardships are a part of life, and they come in all shapes and sizes. With the economy as it has been for the past 5-6 years, there are more families going through it than we recognize. Today’s #MomMinute question comes from Cameron, who asks, “My dad lost his job

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June 06, 2014

Live Mermaids in our Pool {and GIVEAWAY!}

Now that it is summertime, I am trying my hardest to keep my kids entertained while not having them waste time playing video games or watching TV. Rylan, CGH#4, is my one child that has dreamt of being a princess or mermaid since she could barely talk. She had been

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Mermaids
June 01, 2014

Parent-Teacher Relationships | Mom Minute

With five of our six children in full day school, we’ve definitely learned a thing or two about how important it is to have an effective parent-teacher relationship. Today’s question comes from Susah, who asks, “How do you approach a child’s teacher when you disagree about a grade or think

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May 27, 2014

School Bus Driver Teaches Kids a Lesson | Memorial Day Hero

I know this post has nothing to do with hairstyles, but this story shared by my twins Brooklyn and Bailey was simply so inspirational… I had to share! My children had to make up a snow day at school yesterday, yes over Memorial Day, which didn’t sit super well with them, of

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May 24, 2014

Dealing with Divorce | Mom Minute

Todays #MomMinute topic is about dealing with divorce. While it hasn’t shown up often in my life, we do have a few cases of close family members or friends who have gone through a divorce.Today’s question comes from Olivia who asks, “My parents just got divorced, and do not get

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May 18, 2014

Organizing Morning Chaos | Mom Minute

For the longest time, mornings have been the hardest part of our days. Not that the carpools after school are not daunting themselves, but that to get six children ready for the day in the shortest amount of time is very… grueling!Today’s topic comes from a question by viewer Vicki,

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