Monday, March 28, 2011
Moms columnist Amanda Vandeford gives some tips on making parent-teacher conferences productive.
Monday, March 28, 2011
With the school year winding down many parents will be preparing for parent-teacher conferences with their child’s teacher to discuss how successful — or not so successful — their child was during the school year. Meeting with your child’s teacher can be somewhat intimidating, but keep in mind that both you and your child’s teacher want the same thing: what is best for your child To help make your parent-teacher conference go smoothly here are some things to keep in mind: With many conferences just around the corner how do you prepare to work with your child’s teacher? We would love to hear about it! Leave a comment in the comment section and let use know.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Patch's moms columnist shares some ideas for quick, thoughtful gifts this Feb. 14.
Today is Valentines’ Days! It’s a day that you either love or you hate. For me, it’s a day that changed once I had a child. Before having a child I would wander around a store picking up then replacing various Valentine cards for my husband, searching for just the right one. I would spend large amounts of time poring over ideas about just the right gift and trying to decide the best restaurant to eat at. After the arrival of my little one large amounts of time are now spent trying to decide what to get people not from myself, but what to get people from my little one. Here are some things that little ones can give. Artwork Nothing says “I love you” quite like a simply framed homemade drawing. My little one loves to draw, and while we don’t…
Monday, January 17, 2011
A mother shares a message through song lyrics.
I tend to be a sappy mother. I’m the kind of that can be brought to tears at the slightest things. You know the one … at the school play with her camera, video recorder and tissue in hand … yeah, I’m that mom. I‘m also a journaler. Since my daughter was born I have been keeping a journal to give to her when she gets older. In it are memories I have of her that she might find interesting, words of advice that I think she might want to always remember and thoughts that I have about being her mother. I love how songs can often do a much better job than I do at expressing exactly what it is that I am feeling for my daughter. I’ve often thought about putting together a collection of songs for her instead of a journal. There are so many good …
Monday, January 10, 2011
Amanda Vandeford had walked away from all-natural meat in supermarkets but a local business made purchasing it more cost efficient.
As moms, we want the best for our children. The best schools, the best friends, the best food … the best food? When I became a mom I did tremendous research on foods for my little one: when to start solid foods, how to make homemade baby food, what foods she should eat. The research one finds on this search is endless. While researching what foods are good for you I came across all types information that changed the way I look at food. I looked at organic and non-organic foods, natural and processed foods, and I looked at corn-fed and grass-fed meats. After researching I made the decision to try to feed my family using as much local and/or organic food as possible. That’s when I came across Bentley’s All Natural Meats in Winder. While I …
Monday, January 3, 2011
Amanda Vandeford will take on hot topics for moms in her weekly column. Here's the first of more to come.
Being a mom is by far one of the best things in the world. I find few things that compare to the happiness that comes with being a mother. I am mom to a beautiful 2-year-old who is constantly keeping me on my toes. My husband and I are also on the journey to hopefully become foster parents in the community. My little one makes my day a little bit brighter. She fills our house with laughter and silliness. She reminds me that little ears are always listening to what is being said. When I became a mom my whole world changed. Sophia Loren described motherhood best when she said, "When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child." As a mom, my …