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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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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Chaos ensues

August 5, 2014
Chaos: A Parenting Production

All the balls are in the air, whirling around my head at break neck speeds. I can’t catch my breath, let alone one single ball. That one single ball could be my relief. If I could just catch one ball, I might be able to relax, to let my shoulders and neck sink back into themselves. So …

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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 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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And then there were two…

April 29, 2014
And now I'm the mom of two...

I had my second baby – a freaking ADORABLE little man – just eight weeks ago and I feel GREAT.  And (shhh, don’t tell anyone I said this), this is EASY.  Yep, I said it.  Life with a newborn and a 22-month old girl (who is quite spirited, I might add) is EASY. After hearing from …

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