Prolacta Bioscience Brings More Hope to Premature Babies

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Today, new moms have more choices than ever about how, where, and what they feed their babies. While we all know that breast milk is the best nutritional option when that’s possible, but not every birth goes according to plan. In NICUs across the country, tiny infants born weeks or months prematurely struggle for life while their parents sit helplessly by. One of the only things moms can do for...

10 Tips to Combat Holiday Stress

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Written by Alyssa Banko Published in SCV Health & Family Magazine November/December 2013 A publication of The Santa Clarita Signal With the arrival of November comes the holiday season just creeping around the corner. Whether we’re ready for it or not, it’s thrown in our face earlier and earlier every year.  Decorations are in store, holiday music is being played as we shop for groceries...

The Sensory Child Gets Organized – Book Review

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Here at Mommy Warriors, we get a lot of emails asking us to review products and books and then post a write up on the site.  If we took the time to review them all, we’d do nothing but product reviews all day long.  When we do come across something that is pertinent to our everyday lives we  either read the book or check out the product and write an honest review. We have a sensory child in...

Simplifying Motherhood and Reducing Stress

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Our lives as mothers are complicated. No one understands this better than Alyssa and me.  Between our 7 kids, we’re constantly juggling sports schedules, social schedules, school schedules, plus managing our households and trying to find some time in there for ourselves.  So it doesn’t surprise us when friends or listeners call to get advice on how to handle the stress of motherhood.  Often...

Asurion Phone Insurance Through Verizon? Don’t Waste Your Money

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For years we’ve been paying $10.99 per month per phone to Verizon for insuring our family’s cell phones with Asurion in the event of loss, theft or damage.  If I remember correctly, we only had to file 2 phone claims over the years.  Yes, we had to pay a small fee for a full replacement (I believe both times it was $50) but the replacement phone was received the next day, everything was...

Like Father, Like Son

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For those of you who know my husband, then you know that he is, well, rather anal.  I must admit, he’s not as bad as he was when I first met him, which is a godsend. Back in the day, he used to make everyone take their shoes off before entering his house.  There were hardwood floors throughout and I think he was down on his hands and knees with the Murphy’s Oil every dang week.  His...

Mom Knows it’s Sunday When

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Ahh Sundays, growing up I always thought that Sundays were a quiet day for families to sit around and enjoy each other’s company, NOT!  It’s yet another working day for mom and I can always tell when I wake up and it’s Sunday in my house. There’s no alarm waking me up, it’s more like being shocked when the surround sound turns on in the family room below me and one...

School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

I saw this on the news this morning and I already saw the video posted by a friend on Facebook.  It’s a topic that I wrote about a few years ago in my post, Recess Is So Boring Anymore:( My feeling on this is that kids need to be kids, yes, they will get hurt sometimes, it’s inevitable, but for the love of the guy above, banning all sport balls??? Watch the video below that aired on CNN...

Addicted Candy Crush Mom

I was a little over a year ago when I kept asking my daughter what she was doing on her phone as she sat on the couch quietly staring at and moving her fingers around her phone screen.  The answer was always, “Mom, I’m playing a game.”  After months of continually getting the same answer, I finally asked her what the heck it was that she was playing.  The answer…CANDY CRUSH,...

Oh No, Mom’s Not Ready For High Heels!

As a follow up to our Guest Post by Leslie Mitchell No School Dances For My Daughter, I thought I would write about my 15 year old daughter’s fun-filled Saturday night and the events leading up to it. My daughter was invited to a friend’s Sweet 16 Party and the invitation specifically stated that the attire was “dressy.”  Hmm, this was going to be interesting I thought. When...