The Mom Report: October 4, 2018

HOW to TALK TO your kids about sex

There comes a time when every parent has to face it, the sex talk. It’s awkward, it’s uncomfortable, but it’s so important. These days “the talk” is about so about much more than just where babies come from.

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Fortunately, we have an amazing expert help readers of The Mom Report navigate through it. Dr. Trish Hutchison, a pediatrician and mom of two, was kind enough to speak with us about how we as parents can have honest, real-world, cringe-free conversations about sex and sexuality with our children.

What is the proper age to have “the talk” with your children and how will you know they are ready to hear it?

Parents have to realize that if they’ve never talked about sex or sexuality with their kids before and they try to have “the talk” with them, the kids may be shocked and horrified… [READ MORE]


BOOSTING BRAIN power in kids

Researchers have found that kids who get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, nine to 11 hours of sleep a night, and no more than two hours a day of recreational screen time scored higher on mental ability tests.

best time to get the flu shot

After last year’s horrific flu season, experts are encouraging everyone to get prepared for this year’s. Here’s an article on the best time to get the vaccine if you choose to do so.

A SEAT AT THE TABLE

California is now the first state to require all companies to include women on their corporate boards, but not everyone’s on board. You can read more about it here.

BABY ON BOARD

In April we told you about the impressive Prime Minister of New Zealand and mom-to-be Jacinda Ardern and her efforts to reduce the stigma that comes with being a working mom or “mum” in her case. She recently returned from maternity leave and took her precious little girl to a United Nations event proving to the world that a woman can, in fact, run a country AND be a mother.


Top Nail Colors for fall/winter 2018

For many moms a simple trip to the nail salon is a special treat. On the rare occasion we do get to go, it’s fun to know the hot nail colors of the season. This way, when your greasy hair is in a messy mom-bun and your clothes are covered in food and bodily fluids, you can look down at your on-trend toes and remember that you are fabulous! Here are some of our favorite nail colors for Fall/Winter 2018!

*the* best pumpkin bread

Nothing says fall like warm cinnamon(y) pumpkin bread in the oven. If you don’t have a favorite go-to recipe just yet, give this one a try. It’s a TMR favorite from Gimme Some Oven and a fall staple around our house!

ADORABLE ANTHEM

If you haven't seen 7-year-old Emma singing the national anthem at the LA Galaxy game then you are in for a treat! She is absolutely adorable and this video will make your day!

BEST LAUGH OF THE WEEK

Thanks to @badparentingmoments on Instagram for this gem that had us laughing all week!

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