Summer Mom Makeover 2012

A friend of mine mentioned how burned out she felt this month already and maybe we should do a parenting challenge for the rest of the month (Hi Jodiann!!!)  She mentioned she was listing the things she wanted to work on so she could look at them to remind herself of the parent she was […]

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Seeing it from his side

Last night my husband stayed home with the kids so I could go out with some friends for sushi, it’s the only weekend I will have time before we move.  He was glad to give me a small break because he had spent the day getting ready to leave for 6 days on a business […]

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New Mantel Decor

There is a Tonka car carrier filled with matchbox cars on my mantle.  Why? you ask.  Because on Tuesday I decided I was tired of yelling at my kids, I was tired of  make empty threats, and I was tired of not enjoying them (the kids, not the threats.)  After bathtime I told G that […]

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Choosing to give choices

About a year ago I did some research on parenting techniques and found it to be super overwhelming. I asked around to my Mom friends and the book that come most highly recommended to me was Love and Logic.  While I like a lot of things about Love and Logic there are a few thing […]

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Getting crafty

By now Little Guy is able to do a few art projects, and I use the term “projects” loosely.  He mostly colors.  Since it was a nice day out yesterday I decided to break out the paint I have been holding off on and let him paint his pumpkin. ( He picked his own pumpkin […]

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Toddler woes and wonders

Little Guy is 19 months now and he is doing something new everyday; and it’s not always a good thing.  His language skills have really taken off and he can say about 30- 40 words without me prompting him and can put a few 2 or 3 word phrases together.  His phrases are mostly: “Bye […]

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Big Boy

It seem like only last month I was the mother of an infant that liked to be cuddled, wanted to be carried all around, loved to nurse, and didn’t mind ridding in his stroller.  Out of  nowhere here comes this Little Guy that drinks from a sippy cup, walks and/or runs all over the place, and […]

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