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OK, hi everyone and welcome to my website. I started writing this text for God knows how many times but I always end up being interrupted. My kids seem to be hellbent on hurting themselves with their toys. Just the other day my son Dylan fell off of an electric skateboard that I recently bought for him. Yesterday my daughter Fiona flew her remote controlled drone for taking photos in my neighbor while he was moving the lawn. It's always some kind of trouble with the kids and everything takes longer to do, but I wouldn't want it any other way, I love my kids.

My name is Sheryl and I'm the owner of this website that both you and me are currently on. I'm a single mom from North Dakota. My two little critters are my daughter Fiona who's 12 and my son Dylan who turned 9 last month. Seeryus Mama is sort of a web portal/personal blog that I'll use for chronicling my adventures of being a single mom. I'm also currently pregnant with my third child. This means that I have a lot of free time and I thought why not start a website.

Being a modern mom

First off let me give you a little background on my situation. I'm divorced, and the child that I'm currently expecting is with my second husband. My first marriage sadly ended up in a divorce but I got my two critters out of it, so it wasn't all that bad. Not to say that I hated being with my ex-husband or anything like that. We just grew apart, you know how it is these days.

There was a period of time after the divorce that I was a single mom, so I even have some experience in that department. Modern moms are faced with lots of different issues. From alienating technology that basically takes their kids away from them to strange new toys that some of the "less hip moms" aren't even aware exist, like FPV remote controlled drones that my teenage son Dylan recently got into. That and more is what I plan on covering here at Seeryus Mama.

Monthly giveaways

One of my monthly routines is to setup monthly goals for myself. If I complete the monthly goal, I give myself a treat, like a visit to the spa or lunch at my favorite restaurant. I thought a little bit and said to myself, why not setup something like that for this website, only instead of treating myself, I'll treat one of my guests here at Seeryus Mama. I'll post an update on how the giveaway is going to work, but one the conditions is definitly going to be to like and share this website. I hope you won't hold it against me if I do a bit of self promo.

Useful resources for new moms

Here is a quick list of resources that I think every new mom to be should at the very least skim through before the due date. I'll update this list as I discover new and useful sites.

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This is a website that has information about kids health, nutrition and general safety info that every new mom should know. By registering a profile you can get access to advanced tips and tools that will improve your parenting skills a bunch.

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Even though more and more people seem to frown upon breastfeeding, it is still the best way how to make sure your kid grows up health and strong. LaLecheLeague is an online resource for new moms who are interested in breastfeeding. There are tons of articles and they even organize online conferences that people can attend.

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This is a website run by Dr. Laura Markham. I mostly spend my time reading her blog. She has lots of interesting insight that I also thought to myself at times, but I never took the effort put it into words.

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Perhaps I got a bit ahead of myself. I start posting links that talk about raising kids but not links that tell you'll go through during the pregnancy. Luckily there's BabyCenter.com that can help with that. I especially love their baby calendar linked above.

Book of the Month

I'm a huge book worm and I try to read at least two books each month. This has been a tradition of mine for over 20 years now. During my pregnancy and in the first few years of being a mom I read a lot of books about parenting.

I'll try to make a book recommendation each month. This month, for my first book, I'm recommending a book that has an extremely long title, but it's worth the read, both the book and the book title. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk is a book that has all the important info on how to be an effective parent. It has a down to Earth approach to forming health relationship with kids and I just love it. It helped me in being a good mom that listens to her kids has kids that listen to her. Check it out on the link above.

Toys to buy

Playing with my kids is one of my favorite pass time activities. Usually we play board games, but sometimes we buy a toy and end up having lots of fun together as a family playing with said toy. That's exactly what happened a few weeks ago.

My son Dylan told me recently that he'd like to have a quadcopter or a drone as it is also called. It just so happened that he was celebrating a birthday. I'm sure him mentioning what he wanted was just a coincidence 🙂 . We got him a kids drone and we all went down to the park. It was super fun, so I can definitely recommend this type of toy. It's easy to setup and it guarantees fun all around.

Being a modern mom

First off let me give you a little background on my situation. I'm divorced, and the child that I'm currently expecting is with my second husband. My first marriage sadly ended up in a divorce but I got my two critters out of it, so it wasn't all that bad. Not to say that I hated being with my ex-husband or anything like that. We just grew apart, you know how it is these days.

There was a period of time after the divorce that I was a single mom, so I even have some experience in that department. Modern moms are faced with lots of different issues. From alienating technology that basically takes their kids away from them to strange new toys that some of the "less hip moms" aren't even aware exist, like FPV remote controlled drones that my son Dylan recently got into. That and more is what I plan on covering here at Seeryus Mama.

Fun for the kids

Just so that I don't come off as an overprotective and gloomy mother, what with all that I wrote previously, there's also going to be a section of the website dedicated to fun. With that part of the website I'll try to diffuse the seriousness that some of my other articles will undoubtedly have. After all, life is a little bit of everything, a little bit from column A and a little bit from column B.

We like to play together, as a whole family, so we have a large selection of board games. Over the years we've collected over a hundred different board games, and most of them are suitable for kids ages 10 and below. Now as the kids are getting older we're getting our hands on more advanced games. Reason for our love of board games is that they involve the entire family. My husband and me think that keeping the family together is important and what better way than through playing games.

Get in touch with us

Seeryus Mama is going to be a pet project of mine for the time being. My goal is to grow this website to a point where I can involve other moms to share their own insight into motherhood. My husband says that I'm wasting my time, but I don't have anything better to do seeing how I'm 7 month pregnant mother of two, a housewife that works from home.

I've setup a contact page that people can use to send me a message about pretty much anything. I'm talking non-stop about moms, that's what's in the website name after all, but dads can also get in touch and tell their side of the story. All feedback is welcome. I look forward hearing from you and I also hope you stay tuned for future updates.