Champion Mom—Safe Halloween Fun

By: bchauveau Tuesday September 29, 2020 comments

Champion Mom—Safe Halloween Fun

Halloween has always been about safe but scary fun. This year, however, the rise of COVID-19 has left a lot of people worried that it will be scarier than ever, so much so that many have declared this year’s Halloween to be cancelled. It doesn’t necessarily have to be that way, but this is definitely not going to be your typical celebration. Here are some ideas on how to celebrate Halloween safely in 2020: Trick-or-Treating — The biggest concern this year is with trick-or-treating. There are a few things you can do to... Read More


Champion Mom - Teaching the Value of Money

By: bchauveau Tuesday September 15, 2020 comments

Champion Mom - Teaching the Value of Money

For parents, it’s not just about surviving 18 years with a kid until they reach adulthood. It’s also about teaching your kids how to be prosperous and capable adults able to cope in the real world on their own. A huge part of this is how to handle and manage your money. Here are some of the top ways that you can help your children learn the value of money: Go Old School with a Piggy Bank — One of the earliest lessons about money that you might remember is putting aside all the loose change you found in a piggy bank.... Read More


Champion Mom – Making Outdoor Trips a Learning Experience

By: bchauveau Sunday September 6, 2020 comments

Champion Mom – Making Outdoor Trips a Learning Experience

Many parents realize that education doesn’t just take place in a classroom (or even a school building). While so many of our children have found themselves trapped behind a laptop or staring at a phone screen, too many haven’t had the same opportunities when it comes to spending time outdoors. The reality is that outdoor trips can be a huge learning opportunity. Here’s a rundown of why you should consider more outdoor adventures and what you can do to make them true learning experiences: The benefits of outdoor learning... Read More


Champion Mom - Managing Stress in Children and Teens

By: bchauveau Sunday August 23, 2020 comments

Champion Mom - Managing Stress in Children and Teens

You’ve probably heard a lot about “helicopter parents” who hover around their child wanting to protect them and “lawnmower parents” who want to remove all of the obstacles placed in their kids’ path. But the reality is that these parenting types may be doing their kids a disservice. Bad things happen and stress is a part of life. Instead of removing stressors and protecting them as if stress doesn’t exist, we should instead be focused on helping our children and teens learn how to manage their stress. Here are some... Read More


#ChampionMom - Summer Self Care for Stressed Moms

By: bchauveau Sunday August 9, 2020 comments

#ChampionMom - Summer Self Care for Stressed Moms

It’s always a stressful time when you are a mom, but the summer months can really ramp that stress up to new levels. Kids stuck inside complaining about being bored can be aggravating enough. But when they are home, you have less time for yourself and the things you need to do around the house. That’s why it is so important to take care of yourself so that you don’t snap. Here are tips on how to handle self-care this summer for the moms out there: Get a schedule going — First off, one of the things that make... Read More


#ChampionMom - Celebrating Your Small Parenting Wins

By: bchauveau Sunday July 26, 2020 comments

#ChampionMom - Celebrating Your Small Parenting Wins

Being a mom is tough and this current pandemic is making it even tougher. What makes it worse at times is that we all want to be a “good mom” but none of us feel like we are doing a good enough job at it. That’s why it’s so important to celebrate the small parenting wins when you can. When you do this, you are reaffirming yourself as a good parent and realizing that there are good things going on in your life, even if it’s just a little victory. Here's a sampling of victories you should celebrate as a mom: They... Read More


Champion Mom: Sending Your Kids to Virtual Summer Camp

By: bchauveau Sunday July 12, 2020 comments

Champion Mom: Sending Your Kids to Virtual Summer Camp

Who would have thought a year ago that the world would be turned so upside down thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic? And the ramifications of that outbreak are spreading to almost every area of our lives. The latest to be hit are summer camps. While many of us have fond memories of spending time at camp with friends, this year those camps will be shut down. Instead, many parents are turning to “virtual camps” as a means of giving their kids some social interaction during the summer. Here are some of the best options for your kids... Read More


Champion Mom: Keeping Your Kids Moving This Summer

By: bchauveau Sunday June 28, 2020 comments

Champion Mom: Keeping Your Kids Moving This Summer

Summer is here, and for moms like us, that can be a crazy time. For some, it’s trying to plan activities to keep the kids from getting bored. But for a lot of us, it’s about getting our kids up off the couch and away from the TV, video games, and cell phones. With so much on our plate, it can be hard to get our creative minds in gear. That’s where we step in to help you out. For those of us who want our couch potatoes active, here are a few ideas for how to get your kids moving this summer: Workout Together —... Read More


Champion Mom: Backyard Transformations to Survive Summer

By: bchauveau Sunday June 14, 2020 comments

Champion Mom: Backyard Transformations to Survive Summer

Summer is coming and it seems like it already arrived a few months ago. While the weather has steadily improved and the temperatures are rising, the kids have already been home for some time thanks to the quarantine/lockdown that the country is under. So, with the actual summer nearing, chances are you might be looking for opportunities to change things up to keep boredom and fatigue from settling in. Here are ways to improve your backyard to transform your home to survive the summer: Backyard Entertainment — One of the... Read More


Champion Mom: Tips for Homeschooling and Work from Home at the Same Time

By: bchauveau Sunday May 31, 2020 comments

Champion Mom: Tips for Homeschooling and Work from Home at the Same Time

Champion Mom: Tips for Homeschooling and Work from Home at the Same Time If you had asked most moms three months ago if they were ready to work from home, most would have loved the idea. At the same time, a lot of moms love the idea of homeschooling their children and helping to mold their minds while spending more time with them. But doing both of them at the same time has been a nightmare for a lot of us who have been thrust into that role thanks to COVID-19. If you are feeling stressed out homeschooling while working... Read More





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