parenting

Why are mornings so crazy?

January 20, 2015

Being as yesterday was a holiday, we didn’t have school. I was relieved as that meant we’d have another calm, easy morning like Saturday and Sunday. WRONG. I was planning to go to the YMCA to work out. I’ve been super slack about working out since the new year started, but we worked out the last two …

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Surviving winter weather with kids; how to avoid insanity

January 14, 2015
Tips and Tricks for Surviving Winter with Kids

I’m excited to bring on some new writers to the site. Formal announcements and changes coming soon. But for now…meet Kristin. School is cancelled due to weather…again. This means EVERYTHING else on the calendar (with the exception of my hubby’s work) is either cancelled or postponed as well. None of the regular kid activities are happening …

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He’s still my little boy

January 13, 2015
He's still my little boy

I’ve been a little cranky with Mr. A lately. He’s having some “development” issues, ie. behavior problems. I think he’s having a growth spurt as he’s eating ALL. THE. TIME. I’m hoping that’s the cause of his blatent lack of caring when I ask him to do something. But that’s not the point of this post. I’ve been …

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A letter to my firstborn on his sixth birthday

December 15, 2014
Aidan for blog

Today I am the mother of a six year old. I have no idea how this happened. It often seems like just yesterday  I was holding you in my arms for the very first time. They say “the days are long but the years are short” and that is never more true than when you look …

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Have you gotten your flu shot yet? #NIVW2014

December 9, 2014
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Guess who hasn’t gotten their flu shot yet? That would be me. I took care of the kids a few weeks ago and my husband was lucky enough to get his at work. So the only one left is me. I know I should get it. My kids bring home every germ possible and even if …

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How often should you clean your car interior? (#refreshyourcar)

November 4, 2014
refresh your car trunk

I feel like I live in my car. Going to and from two different schools, play dates, and other activities means that I spend a lot of time in it, and so do my kids. So how often do I clean out the interior? Um. (Shrinks away embarrassed.) I probably clean the outside of my car …

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