Category Archives: Kid Time

August 8, 2016 | 2 comments

Summer Sleep-Ins

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

So proud to have my site launched. Welcome to Shopping for Time. –Carissa Howard Back to School:          

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August 2, 2016 | 2 comments

Letting Go of Great Parenting Expectations

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

Parents, and mothers especially, are under an enormous about of pressure these days to be perfect. We feel the pressures from social media. Even if we are not technically being judged upon, it’s difficult not to internalize what we see…

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July 31, 2016 | No comments yet

The Five Year Plan (For My Son)

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

He’s been in my life for five years. It was love at first sight. In the beginning, he was perfect. So attentive. All he wanted to do was to lie around in bed with me. As the weeks ticked by,…

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July 25, 2016 | No comments yet

A Mother’s Journey Through Summer

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

I’m letting go of trying to be perfect. Here’s what we’ve done this summer.

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July 14, 2016 | No comments yet

Vacation Time

in Family Travel, Kid Time

Packing for vacation is a hotly debated subject in my home this week. The annual battle of fashion v. sleep is on. Who will prevail this year? Oh, yes, we’re flying too (should have that in there somewhere). I guess if…

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June 30, 2016 | No comments yet

SMILEY PITS: All-Natural Deodorant for Kids

in Kid Products, Kid Time

I found SMILEY PITS, an all-natural deodorant for kids of all ages. SMILEY PITS formulas contain no aluminum, no parabens, no GMO’s, no gluten, and no toxic chemicals. 

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June 23, 2016 | No comments yet

Swimsuit needed: Six unexpected family outings that require a towel

in Activities, Family Travel, Kid Time

Ready, set, GET WET

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June 2, 2016 | No comments yet

Fitted Tot

in Kid Products, Kid Time

Try Fitted Tot for your child. Enter CARISSA30 and get 30% off your first month.

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May 24, 2016 | No comments yet

The Tooth Fairy Doesn’t Work on Sundays

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

“The Tooth Fairy doesn’t work on Sunday night,” I told my six-year-old this morning at 7AM sharp once he pulled the plastic baggy out from under his pillow. I stared in horror. It still contained the tooth that he’d lost a full 24-hours earlier.

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April 13, 2016 | 1 comment

Worst End-of-the-School-Year Mom

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

If you refuse to buy your kids new pants even though they are way too short because you know they’ll be wearing shorts in a few more days, then you are an end-of-the-school-year mom. Also, this is totally what I’m wearing to preschool drop-off. I’m the mom in the middle smoking a cig showing off my belly.

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