Just Being- Update #1

I am so thrilled to have had such a great response to Just Be With Me, so I thought I should update you on how it’s going.  So far things are going okay.  I wish I could say that everyone is peachy, there have been no tantrums (by children or adults) and that I am […]

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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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Give yourself a break

Through clenched teeth I whisper “Son that is a maraca, not a hammer.  Please don’t hit anyone or anything with it, you can shake it and dance only.  Mama will help you find another toy if you can’t use this one correctly.” G doesn’t even look up, but he stop beating the walls with the […]

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Five books

Today has not been very awesome.  Last night we got some news about our house selling and it wasn’t very good.  It has really put a damper on all our spirits.  I was on the phone for 3 hours this morning trying to make sure where I needed to send funds, who would take care […]

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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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Judge me not

Today the kids and I went to our local YMCA for tot skate (kids under 5 can bring, scooter, bikes, push toys, etc to the skating rink.)  We met some friends and everyone was having a great time; there were a few minor squabbles over toys but you expect that in a room with 40 […]

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