5 Childhood Games That Encourage Attachment

5 Childhood Games That Encourage Attachment

Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday,

I’m sorry that I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from my blog lately but life has gotten in my way. Although it’s only been two weeks since I last posted it feels like a lifetime.

I have a very special treat today. I am welcoming a guest post from fellow blogger Mark. Mark’s blog the Foosball Zone (Blog By A Professional Player) is all about Foosball history as well as subjects that firmly identify with Foosball. Be sure to check out his point by point review of the Sportcraft Foosball table. In today’s post Mark is going to share with Organizing Motherhood’s readers 5 Childhood Games that Encourage Attachment. What a great subject for Mark to write about!

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How To Explain The Meaning Of Christmas To Your Toddler

How To Explain The Meaning Of Christmas To Your Toddler

In the middle of March I wrote a super successful post about the history and origin of St. Patrick’s day. I wanted to research it because honestly I didn’t know anything about it. Yet I was dressing Morgan in green head to toe! That post ended up launching a series of posts after I received multiple comments to create a post for each holiday. I will have to explain each holiday to Morgan anyway. What a better way than to actually learn the facts behind them. You can read all of my past posts below:

  1. St. Patrick’s Day
  2. Easter
  3. Mother’s Day
  4. Memorial Day
  5. Father’s Day
  6. Fourth of July
  7. Labor Day
  8. Halloween
  9. Thanksgiving

I learn so much from doing these posts, and I find that I really enjoy researching and writing them. Today I will be sharing with you How To Explain The Meaning Of Christmas To Your Toddler. There are so many individual celebrations, customs and traditions in December including my own country’s custom of Mikulas on December 6th. However for the purposes of today’s post I am going to focus on the Christmas celebration on December 25th in America.

As always I would like to thank my wonderful friend Google. Google was able to steer me in so many fascinating directions while researching this history. Prior to my research I had no idea that for a period of time in America Christmas was actually banned! Continue reading to find out more about this religious and cultural celebration we think that we know so well.

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The Ultimate MOMtrepreneur Holiday Spotlight

The Ultimate MOMtrepreneur Holiday Spotlight

Over the course of this year I have featured amazing MOMtrepreneur’s on my blog. I started the features with a good friend who owns and operates a handmade baby accessories brand; therefore, with today’s post I would love to re-feature some of these MOMtrepreneur’s in hopes that it would assist you with your holiday shopping. These ladies sell amazing items that are perfect for the season of gift giving. Help support a fellow mommy!

With more and  more emphasis being placed on buying local, buying from small business and buying handmade, there couldn’t be a better round up than below. I hope you enjoy looking back on this year with these wonderful MOMtrepreneur’s.

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7 Of The Best Under $25 Toddler Gifts

7 Of The Best Under $25 Toddler Gifts

In my experience some of the best gifts that I have received have either been the gift with purchase or seriously something super cheap. Any one say Chocolate!!! Because I am so easy to please gift wise I started to think about how I was going to shop for my babies this holiday season. Morgan is almost two now so she will be much more aware of Christmas.

The more I brainstormed and the more I sent family members gift wish lists, I realized every item on the list was under $25. How can that be? Well it’s quite simple. Toddlers love what they love, and they don’t need elaborate things to make them happy. Morgan’s favorite toy to date is a matching game that my sister bought for her from the Target dollar section. A close second is an Amazon box and a crayon. She’s extremely easy to please.

However with the holidays coming up I do want to get her something special. I am listing below items that I have sent family members as our gift wish list: 7 Of The Best Under $25 Toddler Gifts. I listed approximate dollar amounts because sometimes Amazon uses a third party seller and the prices can vary, however they will only vary slightly.

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How To Explain The Meaning Of Thanksgiving To Your Toddler

How To Explain The Meaning Of Thanksgiving To Your Toddler

In the middle of March I wrote a super successful post about the history and origin of St. Patrick’s day. I wanted to research it because honestly I didn’t know anything about it. Yet I was dressing Morgan in green head to toe! That post ended up launching a series of posts after I received multiple comments to create a post for each holiday. I will have to explain each holiday to Morgan anyway. What a better way than to actually learn the facts behind them. You can read all of my past posts below:

  1. St. Patrick’s Day
  2. Easter
  3. Mother’s Day
  4. Memorial Day
  5. Father’s Day
  6. Fourth of July
  7. Labor Day
  8. Halloween

I learn so much from doing these posts, and I find that I really enjoy researching and writing them. Today I will be sharing with you How To Explain The Meaning Of Thanksgiving To Your Toddler. Let’s learn together why we celebrate this holiday, and more importantly why we eat pumpkin pie. 

As always I would like to thank my wonderful friend Google. Google was able to steer me in so many fascinating directions while researching this history. Prior to my research I had no idea what the name of the tribe was that the colonists celebrated the first Thanksgiving with, nor was I aware of why we celebrate on the third Thursday in November. Little did I know that the economy and stimulating spending was the hidden reason. I hope you truly learn as much as I did.

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Why I Do What I Do, My Monat Debut

Why I Do What I Do, My Monat Debut

In the middle of editing my blog post last week I had my final ultrasound appointment. During that doctor’s appointment I received news that my amniotic fluid was dangerously low. While I contemplated what to do next my doctor had different plans. She advised me that I was going straight to the hospital to deliver baby Parker! 

So much rushes through your head when you need to go to the hospital asap. I was thinking – but I have to work; I have to finish my blog post; will Austin make it home in time to take me; will my mother in law make it in time to watch Morgan? So many things to consider, so many things that might or might not have mattered given the dire situation. 

The one thing that truly mattered however was the fact that the day after I was sent to the hospital I gave birth to a healthy baby boy!

Parker Montgomery Burge
Parker Montgomery Burge

Parker Montgomery Burge entered the world on 11-7-2017 at 7:11pm! If that’s not a sign of lucky things to come I don’t know what is. In fact lately a lot of lucky things have been happening. My blog has been getting a lot more notice; Austin and I might actually be making headway with finally finding a home; and my co-worker Berlyn approached me with an opportunity I just couldn’t refuse. 

Berlyn and I work for the same large Fortune 10 company. Although, we both love our careers, our passions are with our families. She is a mom on a mission as am I, we both want the very best for our growing families. I saw that Berlyn was well on her way to fulfilling her financial goals, and I wanted to know her secret! She was more than kind enough to share it with me. Now that I have her secret I’m going to share it with all of you!

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Introducing October’s MOMtrepreneur. A Mother, A Blogger And A Holistic Nutritionist.

Introducing October's MOMtrepreneur. A Mother, A Blogger And A Holistic Nutritionist.

Every month that goes by I am both amazed with how fast time goes and excited because it means I am one month closer to being a mom of two! October’s MOMtrepreneur is also a mom of two, a 2.5 year old and a 7 week old. If being a mom of two wasn’t hard enough she is also a Holistic Nutritionist and a fellow Blogger. She is on a journey of wellness and motherhood, and after getting to know her a bit better I can tell you her journey is an amazingly successful one.

If you are new to Organizing Motherhood then you have been missing out on learning about some amazing Moms! Every month I aim to feature a MOMtrepreneur. A MOMtrepreneur can be anyone. From a stay at home mom Blogger to a 9-5 working mom that has a passion for sewing. I know so many remarkable moms out there that hold down a 9-5 job, have a side hustle and raise amazing kids. How do they do it, especially with only so many hours in the day. I am here to find out and share these astounding ladies stories with all of you in addition to promoting their businesses. Because most of all us mom’s need to help one another and support each others ventures!

This is my 8th feature, I literally can’t believe it. You can read my past features below. Starting with a very good friend that owns and operates a stunning baby accessory brand. You definitely don’t want to miss these fantastic ladies:

I was so lucky that Lacy from  Living with Lacy responded to a post of mine on Social Media. When I started the MOMtrepreneur features I never imagined it would be so enjoyable, but it really is! It would be an absolute pleasure meeting more mom’s among my readers. If you are a MOMtrepreneur like Lacy and would like to share your story on my Blog please send me an email at organizingmotherhood@gmail.com. I will send you all the details! Please reach out and share your story with all of us!

Today’s feature of Lacy from Living with Lacy is an inspirational one. She is someone that all of us must get to know! She as a Holistic Nutritionist focuses on preventative measures to make sure that we feel better! Because as she says when you feel better, you look and perform better. Now I would like to introduce all of you to Lacy –

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How To Explain The Spirit Of Halloween To Your Toddler

How To Explain The Spirit Of Halloween To Your Toddler

In the middle of March I wrote a super successful post about the history and origin of St. Patrick’s day. I wanted to research it because honestly I didn’t know anything about it. Yet I was dressing Morgan in green head to toe! That post ended up launching a series of posts after I received multiple comments to create a post for each holiday. I will have to explain each holiday to Morgan anyway. What a better way than to actually learn the facts behind them. You can read all of the past posts below:

  1. St. Patrick’s Day
  2. Easter
  3. Mother’s Day
  4. Memorial Day
  5. Father’s Day
  6. Fourth of July
  7. Labor Day

I learned so much from doing these posts, and I found that I really enjoyed researching and writing them. Today I will be sharing with you How To Explain The Spirit Of Halloween To Your Toddler. Because so many countries and cultures have their own Halloween/All Saints Day celebrations I focused on how we celebrate Halloween here in the United States.

I would once again like to thank my wonderful friend Google. As always Google was able to steer me in so many fascinating directions while researching this history. Prior to my research I had no idea why we would dress is costumes, carve pumpkins or say trick or treat on Halloween. I hope you truly learn as much as I did.

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Why Meal Planning Is The Best Budgeting Tool

Why Meal Planning Is The Best Budgeting Tool

I started hearing about the concept of Meal Planning a few years ago. Back then however it  came  from my extremely fit and active friends. Today Meal Planning at least in my circle has been coming more and more from my mommy friends. You see as I have discovered Meal Planning is not only a key to weight loss and/or a balance lifestyle; but it is also a key tool for efficiency and household money management.

If there is one luxury that I was always willing to spend money on it was food. Austin and I before Morgan loved to eat well – very well! We dined at the finest restaurants in Los Angeles and on our travels. And we made sure that we used the best ingredients when we cooked at home. When Morgan arrived we didn’t skimp on the ingredients in fact they became almost exclusively organic and natural. However we did cut back drastically on going out. You would think that would have meant that we were saving more. In fact the opposite happened. Because I was cooking more we were spending more. Our monthly grocery bill was soon becoming outrageous.

After a few months in denial, thinking it was just the increase in prices. I slowly started to realize that my additional spending was attributed to not having a plan! This is when Meal Planning entered the picture. Once I started Meal Planning I was able to drastically reduce my weekly grocery bill from roughly $160-$170 per week for a family of three to $100-110 a week. Today I am going to review with you 9 of the best Meal Planning tricks that I have learned along the way that has saved me on average $240 a month or $2880 a year!!!

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