My Best Parenting Advice: I Love To Pay It Forward by Josephine Geraci

Girls gossiping in the kitchenHi, I am Josephine Geraci and oh how I love to Pay It Forward. Thought I’d share three tips that helped make my family’s life easier and know it will help you too.
Parenting tip #1:
 ALWAYS be prepared with food in the house when you have kids! If there’s two words that drive me crazy as a busy mom is not being prepared when one of my kids says, “I’m hungry!”
 I learned when my kids were young to always have fresh fruit on hand…but here’s the real tip. I would cut up  fruit and strategically place the masterpiece on a small table that was easily accessible by the kids. I would then take a slice of the apple and pretend it was a piece of chocolate as I dramatically closed my eyes and expressed how good the apple tasted. My kids are funny, the second they see me eat something, they want it.
Parenting Tip #2
If you have toddlers, clear out a low cabinet draw in your kitchen and place your plastic sippy cups and plates in that draw so your kids can help themselves. This tiny little tip makes kids feel so empowered at such a young age. “I do it myself mommy!”
Parenting Tip #3
Do you really want your kids to eat vegetables? Two words, “RANCH DRESSING” My friends and waiters/waitresses are all amazed to this day that my kids love vegetables. This was a tip my friend Cathleen and her husband Nial shared with me when my kids were just toddlers. I can’t thank them enough and now…it’s time for me to pay it forward to you.
I host a radio show called “Paying It Forward” each Wednesday morning, 10amEST on I also invented a product called gLovies that I know you’ll love. Stay tuned for my next post.


Coming up with new product ideas is the easy part, says Founder and President, Josephine Geraci. Deciding which products to actually bring to the marketplace is a different story. In order for a product to reach the new product development stage, it must meet certain criteria. Firstly and most importantly, the product must be a solution to a problem. Secondly the product must add quality of life to all who use it and finally, it must be fun for children. MMKB was formed in 2005 to bring time saving products to the marketplace, making life easier for Moms and children. Life is precious and our children are only young once. Rather than spend time cleaning up messes and worrying about germs, using products created by My Mom Knows Best, parents can spend quality time with their children having more fun and less stress. Josephine says “MMKB was founded after the first trip I took with my potty training 3 year old. I was out to lunch with my girlfriends and we were all going through the wonderful process of potty training our children. Of course my son was the first one to say, “potty time please!” …but little did I know how that one trip would change my life. We entered the bathroom and before we even got to the bathroom stall, he already had both hands touching the floor. He proceeded to touch everything and I continued to say, “Don’t Touch That!” What mom has ever gone into a public restroom and NOT used those words? The next time I had to make a potty run with my son, I heard the other moms and a grandmother say, “Don’t Touch That!” I knew I was on to something—it was not just me. I went home, took out my sewing machine and sewed a proto-type of gLovies…and that’s how the story began”. MMKB’s future plans consist of bringing more great products to the marketplace. This is definitely a company to follow! Join My mom knows best and gLovies on Facebook , Twitter and YouTube