parenting

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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Learning how to be bored is a life skill

May 29, 2014
Someone has to learn how to be bored

It’s already started. “That’s SO BORING!! What are we going to do? I’m BORED.” After a weekend full of activity, god forbid, they have an hour where they have to find something to do for themselves. Miss E has already started asking “What are we going to do today?” They are about to learn that sometimes the answer …

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Last week was Sweeps Week

May 21, 2014
End of preschool celebration

I’d been on a roll since returning from Mom 2.0 a few weeks ago. Posts were getting written in lightening speed, inspiration was flowing, work was getting done. Then this week it all came to a screeching halt. It’s the last week of preschool. Cue insanity. I’m exhausted, emotionally and physically exhausted. Part of that is from bike …

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Getting dressed shouldn’t be so hard

May 15, 2014
Emerson Birthday Shirt

When Mr. A was three, I remember all he wanted to wear was shirts with a character on them. If it wasn’t a Super Hero or Mickey Mouse or some other cartoon character, he refused to wear it. It made dressing up for special occasions really fun. But the phase ended and while he’ll tell me if …

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My husband is my parenting partner and so much more

May 6, 2014
J and A

Sometimes I wonder if it really is 2014. I got a pitch last week in my inbox for recipes even Dad can handle. Wait, what? My husband is a much better cook than I am. And while I understand that historically Mom is the one in the kitchen, one shouldn’t assume that dads can’t handle it. It’s …

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