August 21, 2006 Categories: Writing | 8 Comments  

This month for my ClubMom assignment, I am supposed to come up with 5 questions pertaining to fall, winter, going back to school, cold and flu season, winter holidays, etc. Then, of course, I’m supposed to answer them. I did fine the last two months when I had to answer questions that were sent in by other moms, but I’m coming up with a big, fat blank when it comes to the questions themselves.

So, I’m asking for help. Can you think of any questions that moms might have (not necessarily yourself) that go along with those topics? The ages and stages that these questions are divided into are: Pregnancy, Babies (0-12 months), Toddlers (1-2), Preschoolers (3-4), School-Age Kids (5-8), Tweens (9-12), Teens (13-17), and Adult Children (18+). I would be every so grateful for any ideas you wonderful ladies have!


  1. Randi

    How to keep kids healthy during cold/flu season. Helping kids get along with others on soccer teams/ in classrooms–maybe dealing with a kid who teases. How to motivate kids to do their homework to their best ability. Keeping little ones busy while older ones homeschool.

    Hope that helps, I don’t think they are all that original but I suppose they are pretty common questions for moms!

    have a great day, Carrie!

  2. TJ

    Winter holidays: What are good ways to teach your children about the existence and meaning of other holidays and traditions, while still honoring the unique elements of your own?

    For large families in cold & flu season: how do you keep the healthy ones from getting cabin fever while taking care of the ones who are ill?

  3. carrie

    Randi and TJ – thank you so much! You’ve given me some great questions and your ideas sparked some of my own. You saved my behind, ladies!

  4. PopTart Mom

    You have to ask yourself? Hmm… I have one I’d like answered… Rosie hasn’t got the greatest immune system. Over the last few holiday seasons, she has had everything from pink eye to the raunchiest stomache virus I’ve ever seen. I don’t want to offend anyone, so what’s a good way to keep people at bay so that she won’t get sick this year?

  5. Carrie K.

    PopTart Mom – the best thing is to be honest. Explain to people that Rosie seems to have a weak immune system and that you would appreciate their keeping their distance if they are sick (or were exposed to any viruses.) Also, you might consider a flu shot for Rosie. My kids and I all had those last year and our winter was much smoother – no horrible 7 to 10 day flu.

  6. Laney


    Favorite holiday traditions?
    Favorite holiday foods?
    Favorite holiday books?
    Ways to bless others during bad weather?
    Quick meal ideas?
    Teacher gifts?

    Am I on the right track? ;-)

  7. Carrie K.

    Laney – yes, those are great ideas! I already sent my list in, but I’m going to keep those in mind in case they ask for more because mine were already taken. Thanks!

  8. PopTart Mom

    Thanks for the advice Miss Carrie! *Hugs*