parenting

Make sure your kids hear you say “I’m sorry.”

March 17, 2014
The importance of saying I'm Sorry to your kids

  Parenting. It’s such a crazy journey. There’s no guide book, no how-to manual. It’s all flying by the seat of your pants and praying you’re doing something right. Sometimes we do things we aren’t proud of. That’s where I am. Sitting at the crux of feeling guilty and knowing everyone makes mistakes. See, I’ve become  a yeller. I’m not …

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Saying adios to the pacifier

August 6, 2013
paci featured

I hate deciphering the weather. You look outside. It’s a bit cloudy and you think it’s going to be no big deal, then all of a sudden – BOOM, CRASH – there’s a torrential downpour, constant lightening and thunder so loud you know you won’t see the cats for days. Then other times, you stare at …

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A little encouragement goes a long way

April 29, 2013
encouragement needed

Yesterday we took the kids to Costco.  It’s an event that never ends well. No one wants to stay in the cart. There’s whining.  The samples don’t come fast enough or god forbid, they don’t like them.  The kids want to wander down every aisle.  I am pretty sure we’ve never left without tears. A fun …

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Did you know a chair can be symbolic?

April 15, 2013
Svan, birthday, Signet chair

It’s starting. I know it seems so minor, but to me, it’s huge, epic even. Bug no longer wants to use his “youth” chair. The high chairs we use for our kids grow with them. Bug first sat in his at 6 months old and up until last week, he sat in it every day for three …

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Sometimes time just stops

April 9, 2013
Me and my father - 1978

I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately, but I think dark clouds are finally lifting. We’ve all been healthy (knock on wood) for almost two weeks now. The sun is shining, birds are chirping and flip flops are on. I get so caught up in the day to day drudgery – …

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What baby wipes do you use? {giveaway}

March 6, 2013
Seventh Generation Free & Clear

We use a lot of baby wipes in this house, a LOT. I’ve tried several varieties but I always return to one brand, as they are infinitely better than all the rest in my opinion. But when I had the chance to try the new and improved Free & Clear wipes from Seventh Generation, I figured …

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