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Why Do We Get Frustrated With Our Children?

Today’s guest blogger is Tanya du Plooy, a mom, stepmom and a experienced counselor. Tanya discusses why we get angry, irritated and frustrated with our children as well as what to do about it. Losing Your Cool My first two years of motherhood felt like bliss, until something happened that I wasn’t prepared for. When my daughter turned two, she entered the difficult mischief and tantrum stage. I would get so frustrated that I would have outbursts of anger with my little girl. This made me feel like a failure and a fraud. I considered myself to be a calm, patient

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Travelling with Kids: Flying with a Toddler

Ben is back with a second installment of our travelling with kids series, flying with a toddler. Ben Wolfson has a lot of experience travelling with his young children and, as a result, has a lot of travel wisdom to impart to other parents. Flying with a Toddler Flying with a toddler is a very different experience than flying with a baby. On the plus side, there’s no more milk or formula to worry about, and toddlers are also a bit better at letting you know what the problem is rather than screaming the plane down as you search for the

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Travelling with Kids: Flying with a Baby

Today’s guest blogger is Ben Wolfson and he has a lot of experience travelling with his young children. Today he shares some great ideas to make your airplane travel with a baby easier. Take it away, Ben! I’m from the UK, my wife is from New Hampshire and we have a 5 year old son and a 2 year old daughter. We have flown back and forth across the Atlantic multiple times with the kids, so the following post represents our personal experiences and what we’ve learned from them. Flying with a Baby Flying with a baby is both the

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Is There Value in Exposing Children to Differing Parenting Styles?

Today’s guest blogger, Jim Sullivan, shares his views on the value of exposing our children to two distinct parenting styles. “Rather than being a point of conflict in our marriage, my wife and I view our very different approaches with our children as a blessing that more realistically prepares them for the diversity of management styles they’ll encounter in authority figures throughout their lives” ~ Jim Sullivan Which Parenting Style Do You Use? There are as many parenting styles as there are parents. There are well-intentioned parents who emphasize the importance of allowing children a safe space to be who

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New Direction: Blog Update

You may have noticed that the blog has been on pause for a little bit while I determined the direction I wanted it to go. When I started the blog in 2008 after my youngest was born, it was a Mommy Blog and a way for me to have a safe outlet of all things children-related. My interests and topics have grown with me to the crafting projects and more recently to my craft business, The Ruthless Crafter. I tried to merge More Than A Mom with my business blog and, while it worked for a little while, I found

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Our Wedding Collection Is Coming!!

This month we are premiering our Wedding Collection! The line is full of modern and traditional quilted pieces that embody the love of friendship and family that work with any budget. Stay tuned for more details. Can’t wait? Get exclusive updates on this exciting line by joining our newsletter! >> Yes, Sign Me Up!! <<

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eCommerce Is Inspiring & Stretching Me

Image Source It’s hard to be a creative eCommerce business entrepreneur! Not only do you need to create but you also need to learn about how to have an online presence to let people know that you have made items and have them available to sell! What has been keeping me so busy?In my research to become a savvy ePreneur (is that an official term? it should be!) I have spend the past few weeks learning a ton about social media and eCommerce. I’ve been getting my online shop ready for holiday sales and I’ve been creating an Autumn AND a

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My Guest Speaker Gig

I recently discovered podcasts. I love how you can search for any topic and find a plethora of shows. When I first started I discovered “Canadian Quilt Talk”. Brandy Lynn has a way of asking just the question that I’m thinking as the guest is discussing their expertise. “Canadian Quilt Talk is a weekly online podcast that aims to inspire quilters and fibre artists alike with tips, tricks and the latest products.” (source) It is with great pleasure that today I am the guest speaker on Brandy Lynn’s show, discussing tips for quilters who are considering taking their quilt top

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5 Ways to Quilt Using the Colour Marsala

On December 10 I first wrote about the 2015 colour of the year as chosen by Pantone – Marsala. Craftsy did a blog article about how to use this colour and I really like their thoughts. Check out the blog post here. Credit: Craftsy blog

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About Elizabeth

Hi! I'm Elizabeth

Welcome to More Than A Mom, a space for daydreamers and creative thinkers who are obsessed with improving yourself, your home, and loving your family.

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