Champion Mom: Switching from Gift Giving to Making Memories This Holiday Season

By: bchauveau Monday November 4, 2019 comments

Ever since we first saw the Charlie Brown Christmas special, we realized that the holiday season had been taken over by crass commercialism. In 2017, consumers spent over $720 billion on gifts during this time of year . On average, thats over $1000 per person in this country! We talk about fixing the problem, but most of us are hesitant to try. Thats why this year we are encouraging families to switch from gift giving to making memories this holiday season. Sit back and think about your favorite Christmas memories. Were willing to... Read More


Champion Mom: How to Be a More Relaxed Parent

By: bchauveau Monday October 21, 2019 comments

There are a lot of books and advice out there on the dos and donts of being a good parent. But one of the biggest things everyone agrees on is that losing your temper with your child can be a bad thing. But thats often easier said than done. No one wants to lose their cool and start yelling in front of their kids, but sometimes the stress just reaches a boiling point. One of the best things you can do is learn to be a relaxed parent. This doesnt mean youre going to be a slacker that lets your child get away with everything. It just... Read More


Champion Mom: Halloween Fun Without All the Sugar

By: bchauveau Monday October 7, 2019 comments

If you have kids, then you know how much they love Halloween. The whole concept of dressing up in crazy costumes and chowing down on candy can be pure heaven for a child. But for you, the idea of that kind of a sugar rush can be just as scary as the monsters and ghouls that the kids dress up as. Instead of loading up on sugar this year, here are suggestions for Halloween activities without all of the sugar: Pumpkin Carving This is a time-honored tradition that you can do on Halloween night instead of trick-or-treating.... Read More


Champion Mom: Boosting Your Kiddo's Immune System

By: bchauveau Monday September 23, 2019 comments

You know the scene: you visit your childs school or go to pick them up one day. While there, you see another child (or several of them) with runny noses theyre wiping on their sleeves, sneezing and coughing without covering their mouths. The germs that get spread around some classrooms can be so disturbing that you would want to bathe in hand sanitizer. But if youre worried about your child catching something from the germs at school, here are some tips on how to boost your kids immune system: Sleep The first thing you... Read More


Champion Mom: Planning Seasonal Family Fun this Autumn

By: bchauveau Monday September 9, 2019 comments

Autumn is an awesome time to get out and enjoy yourself with the family, especially if you have been cooped up in the house for parts of the summer. (Who really wants to go outside when the temperature is over 100 and you have air conditioning at home?) Now that the temperatures are dropping, you can bundle up a little and really get outside and have a blast. Here are some things you can plan to do this fall with your family: Go on a hayride A hayride is just one of those simple, childhood memories that many of us have... Read More


Champion Mom: Are You a Lawnmower Parent?

By: bchauveau Tuesday August 20, 2019 comments

Champion Mom: Are You a Lawnmower Parent?

A few years ago, the term helicopter parent was coined. These are the parents that hover over their children and swoop in anytime they think that someone is treating their child unfairly. They are often overprotective and too involved in their childrens lives. These are the parents that call a parent conference over every single assignment, who do their childrens essays for them, and who are still micromanaging them even into college. But now that parenting style has moved aside for a new one that is even more troublingthe lawnmower... Read More


Champion Mom: Back-to-School Season is Tough for Low-Income Families - Here's How You Can Help

By: bchauveau Tuesday August 6, 2019 comments

Champion Mom: Back-to-School Season is Tough for Low-Income Families - Here's How You Can Help

Back-to-school is just around the corner, and for thousands of families across the country, its time to trek back into the office supply and big box department stores to do some back-to-school shopping. While many people love the sight of new notebooks and that perfect giant box of crayons with the sharpener built in, there are lots of others who cant afford to buy even the most basic school supplies. If you wish to help out this year, there are a few things you can do to assist those in need so that they can get their school year... Read More


Champion Mom: Making the Most of Your Summer Vacation

By: bchauveau Tuesday July 23, 2019 comments

Champion Mom: Making the Most of Your Summer Vacation

For those of us with kids, we can often look at summer with a combination of joy and dread. On the one hand, we look forward to being able to kick back, relax a little, and spend more time with our children. But it also comes with the fear of having to keep them occupied, out of trouble, and not uttering the dreaded phrase, Mom, Im bored. With that in mind, heres how you can make the most of your summer vacations so you can keep your sanity while keeping the kids happy and motivated to do more: Let the day take you ... Read More


Champion Mom: Backyard Summer Camp Ideas for Your Family

By: bchauveau Tuesday July 9, 2019 comments

Champion Mom: Backyard Summer Camp Ideas for Your Family

Summer is here and you might be thinking back to some of your fond memories of summer camps in your youth. Unfortunately, many of those summer camps that we loved so much are no longer around, and a lot of the ones that remain are a bit too expensive to send your kids off to. So how do you give your kids some of the same joy that you had as a child enjoying summer camp? The answer is simple create your own summer camp experience in your backyard! Do backyard experiments One of the things that every summer camp tried to do is to... Read More


Champion Mom: Best Strategies for Getting Your Kids to Open Up & Talk to You

By: bchauveau Tuesday June 25, 2019 comments

Ask yourself if this sounds familiar: You sit down to a family dinner and ask your children how their day went. The unison response? Fine. You follow this up by asking what happened at school only to get a sigh and an exasperated, Nothing. Getting your kids to open up to you is a Herculean task. But it is definitely one that you should work on, especially at an early age. Heres how to get your kids to talk more with you: Look for the opportunities Your children oftentimes will come to you with opportunities to start an... Read More





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