Maggie Wells's blog

5 Reasons You Should Take Away Your Kids' Devices

Posted February 9, 2017 by Maggie Wells

After one kid lied and one kid smart mouthed a bit too far, my husband and I did the only thing we could do: We took back their phones and iPads.

5 Ways to Show Kids How to Combat Racism

Posted November 19, 2016 by Maggie Wells

How do we handle when our kids are racially bullied?

6 Amazing Books on Motherhood You Should Read Immediately

Posted May 16, 2016 by Maggie Wells

These six books offer profound, scary, and hilarious tales of the adventure called Motherhood.

How to Survive Tweens, Part 1

Posted April 22, 2016 by Maggie Wells

Are you a smug parent who has it all down with your elementary school student? Wait until tweendom throws you off your game.

How to Introduce Zine Making to Your Kids

Posted February 7, 2016 by Maggie Wells

Zines were first created decades ago, but the trend is coming back around. Here's how to show your kids the art of making a zine.

An Honest Review of the iRULU V3 Smartphone

Posted February 3, 2016 by Maggie Wells

My family tried the iRULU smartphone and here's why you should, too!

How to Create a DIY Project Runway for Your Kids

Posted February 1, 2016 by Maggie Wells

If the kids are home and bored, and not letting you work on the things you need to – consider coming up with a Project Runway-style activity.

Why Your Family Should Try the Sarcasm Jar

Posted January 13, 2016 by Maggie Wells

Families have been using swear jars as a way to combat teen and preteen swearing for years. But what about curtailing sarcasm? Enter: The Sarcasm Jar.

"BabyFat" By Pauline Campos Hits the Mark in So Many Ways

Posted December 9, 2015 by Maggie Wells

Stuck in that post baby weight cycle? Let Pauline Campos walk you through the trenches of the after birth of childbirth in her new funny memoir "BabyFat."

How to Have the Sex Talk With Your Kids

Posted November 29, 2015 by Maggie Wells

For the last year, our tween has known where babies come from but we never expected these other questions to follow. Heads up, parents. The questions are coming.

What to Do When Other Parents Want to Take Your Kids to Church

Posted November 17, 2015 by Maggie Wells

When a friend offers to bring your kid to church with them, it might sound like a great idea. But here's what could go wrong, and how to deal.

How to Make Adorable DIY Hair Clips

Posted November 11, 2015 by Maggie Wells

Have a bored tween on a rainy day? Consider a DIY hair clip afternoon that appeals to their fashion sensibility and gets them working both with you and their hands.

How Young is Too Young for Cosmetics?

Posted October 26, 2015 by Maggie Wells

Your tween girl wants to wear makeup. Are you ready for this next round of independence? Here's some conversations we need to be having with them.

Making Tamales With Children

Posted December 23, 2013 by Maggie Wells

It's tamale season! Don't venture into the kitchen alone. Have the children help you.

Day of the Dead Altar Making for Children

Posted October 31, 2013 by Maggie Wells

Day of the Dead is celebrated across the United States these days. Help your children heal from loss by taking part in the celebration by building an altar with them.

5 Ways to Have a Miley Free Household

Posted October 22, 2013 by Maggie Wells

By design, popular music is supposed to annoy parents. But if Miley Cyrus bugged you, take heart. She's just manufactured pop; there's other music out there for the kiddies.

7 Things College Students Should Do Now to Make Time for Class

Posted August 25, 2013 by Maggie Wells

Hey college kids! Everything is new and interesting but you have to hunker down and focus on the semester. Here are some things you can do!

5 Ways to Make Watermelon Exciting Again

Posted August 11, 2013 by Maggie Wells

Still wading through what to do with all that watermelon the kids begged you to buy? Consider these simple, picnic-perfect recipes.

7 Summer Science Experiments for Kids

Posted July 3, 2013 by Maggie Wells

Kid brain can go to mush in the summer. Why not fill that mush with something scientific and fun?

7 Heart Healthy Suggestions for Summer Breakfasts

Posted June 3, 2013 by Maggie Wells

Want to get your kids eating healthier breakfasts this summer? Try some of these.