parenting

Moms can be scared of the dark too

October 28, 2014
Sometimes the dark is scary

Last night I heard a big bump upstairs in Mr. A’s room. It was about 11:30 and I sat straight up. Something was off. My mom alarm was going off incessantly. I couldn’t figure out what was happening. It was eerily quiet. I laid back down, thinking I must have been dreaming, but then I heard it …

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This is how my morning started

October 2, 2014

I didn’t know that we were going to have a moment this morning when I got out of bed. We ate our breakfast, you and your brother played a game or two on your LeapPads and the phones. We got dressed and brushed teeth. I was thrilled that when I asked you to get into the …

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6 ways my children and cats are eerily similar

September 30, 2014
my cats and my kids are the same

Last night I crawled into bed next to my husband, who was reading a book. He reached over and started scratching my head and arm. Not five seconds later, one of our cats, Schubert, was all up in my face, trying to get my husband to rub him instead of me. Seriously cat? It’s MY TURN. This …

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So much happening in so little time

September 18, 2014
Kindergarten is crazy

Oh kindergarten, you are a funny bird. You’ve turned ┬ámy sweet first born baby into a boy – a full fledged boy now, complete with opinions and ideas on how the world works. In the last three weeks, I’ve seen his intelligence grow three-fold. He’s talking about math and science as if he’s going to solve all …

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Where do you store your medicine? Safety tips for parents

September 15, 2014
#MedsUpAway

I just spent the past five days in Vegas. Right now there are suitcases, tote bags and clothing strewn across my room (much to my husband’s dismay). Miss E has been super helpful and unzipping every pocket and exploring every nook and cranny. “What’s this Mommy?” she says intrigued. Um, yeah, it was a tampon. Awesome. I …

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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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