parenting

Why is it so hard to ignore our children?

August 27, 2014
Just IGNORE them - parenting tips and tricks

“I don’t want to leave,” she yells from the back seat. “I want to go to ChickFila.” I calmly tell her that maybe we can get ChickFila on Friday, but not today. “I WANT IT TODAY!!” Her voice grows louder and louder, in turn causing my calmness to fly right out the window. “Well with an attitude like that, …

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Tomorrow it all changes

August 25, 2014
kindergarten

I can’t believe kindergarten starts tomorrow. It seems like just yesterday we were starting preschool. It seems like just yesterday that he looked like this. I find myself nervous. I don’t exactly know why. I know in my heart of hearts that he’ll be fine. He’s excited and ready to learn, that’s for sure! But kindergarten starts a …

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Everyone deserves to be King for a day

August 19, 2014
King for a Day A Parenting Production

It’s good to be king. A few weeks ago I got this brilliant awesome potentially idiotic idea. I decided at the end of summer I was going to allow each child the chance to make the decisions for our household for the entire day. They would have the opportunity to pick our meals and activities for …

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S.T.O.P. spells stop

July 31, 2014

MOMMY!!!!!!! My name comes screeching from the back seat. Goodness child, I am driving. You cannot scream at me like that. I side-eye her from the rear view mirror. She’s glaring at me with those big pouty lips sticking out, in that way that is both positively infuriating and downright adorable. You no stop at the stop sign, Mommy. …

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My biggest challenge as a Stay At Home Mom

June 18, 2014
The Biggest Challenge as a Stay at Home Mom

I have now been home with my kids for almost three years. I am amazed at how fast time has flown, yet how slow some days still seem to tick by. So I bet you think I’ve got it down – this staying at home thing. That would be a negative Ghost Rider. See I’ve got this problem. …

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Don’t worry about what your kids read; just worry that they read

June 4, 2014
Forever book cover

Judy Blume, my favorite childhood author, has it right. Parents worry “much too much” about what their children are reading. I’m a reader. I always have been. As a child, I voraciously gobbled up every word, every paragraph, every book I could get my hands on. In the 2nd or 3rd grade, I read Are You There …

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