As thanksgiving comes upon us once more, we remember the blessing we experience and are grateful not only at this time of year but all year long. Share what you’re thankful for in the comments! Melanie: I am thankful for my husband. He is my #1 supporter. He knows how to push me out of my … More Signature Moms Give Thanks
By: Melanie Anderson This is a question that a lot of us parents struggle with: “When is the right age for my child to be home alone”? I decided to contact my local police department to ask some important questions on home safety and how exactly to know when your child is ready to … More When is Your Child Ready to be Home Alone?
By: Melanie Anderson I walk through the grocery store every week and see the same stressed faces on parents with toddlers. I used to be this way. First, it would start with a pit in my stomach the morning of. Then, a “you can do this” pep talk to myself on the car ride there. … More A Mom’s Guide to Grocery Shopping with a Toddler
By: Melanie Anderson Summer is here, and if you planted a garden—or even if you didn’t—farm or garden fresh fruits and veggies will be ready for their harvest come August. It’s my favorite time of year. One of my favorite recipes is something called “Meal in a Dish.” It’s something my mom has been … More Fresh Veggie “Meal in a Dish”
By: Melanie Anderson I will never forget the day these words came out of my husband’s mouth, “If you have to tell me how good you are, you’re probably not that good!” We were at the baseball field watching another one of our son’s little league tournaments. All day, left and right, we heard … More Let Your Actions Do the Talking
By: Melanie Anderson Years ago, when I was single and only had to take care of myself, my apartment was clean and tidy. Kitchen swept, check. Clothes washed and folded, check. Bathroom sparkling clean, check. After I had my daughter, it was a little more tough to keep up but I managed to. Maybe the … More I’m Here to See You Not Your House
By: Melanie Anderson Years ago when I was a kid, I used to hear the saying, “It takes a village” from my parents and just about every other parent. We quickly learned what it actually meant. It meant that if we, the children, were out playing in the neighborhood, any parent that saw one of … More The Rise and Fall of “It Takes A Village”
By: Melanie Anderson In my house, we have what we call the 24 hour rule. At the beginning of our relationship, my husband could not seem to wrap his head around my emotional outbursts when I would get upset. All it would take is one mishap or misunderstanding between him, and I would take to … More The 24 Hour Rule
By: Melanie Anderson Dear Daughter, Sometimes my words are not sympathetic and you think I have never walked in your shoes. Time and life experiences have given me something that I wish I had when I was 15, knowledge and power. I know we must make our own mistakes in order to get where … More Dear Daughter, Some Wisdom From the Future
We’re excited to share that the Signature Moms blog has reached a major milestone: 500,000 views! Congratulations to all of our Signature Mom bloggers! And a heartfelt thank you to all of you, our readers. Since our first mom written post in March 2011, it’s been an amazing experience getting to know all of our many … More Signature Milestone: 500,000 Views and Counting!