Parenting (Birth-6)

Kindergarten Carnage and Some Ways to Ease the Chaos

Kindergarten Carnage and Some Ways to Ease the Chaos

Kindergarten. I have lots of thoughts about this “first” for both my son and I.  Yes, there were tears and sadness and oh-my-gosh-everything-has-changed panic. But I expected those aspects in a way. What I didn’t except? The complexity and paperwork,… Read more →
TGIF?

TGIF?

Weekends can be hard work when you have little ones! But we all know it’s totally worth it. Thanks for all you do at the office AND at home, working moms and dads!… Read more →
The King Wears Diapers.

The King Wears Diapers.

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Slow to Speak: Our Speech Delay Story

I remember when my son first showed signs of delayed speech. At one year old he barely said “mama” and “dada.” A few sign language words had made their way into the mix, but spoken words? Not so much. Despite… Read more →
Catch ‘Em

Catch ‘Em

I woke up last week with the familiar feeling of dread for the day ahead. Who was going to have a two hour meltdown today? Could I keep my cool when they fought over twisty straws? How guilty and failing… Read more →
A Good Parent Two Days a Week

A Good Parent Two Days a Week

My five year old son, I dare say, is the most optimistic extrovert I’ve encountered.  Jake is so fun and energetic and talkative.  He requires little sleep and lots of people and can’t get enough hugs. And he exhausts me… Read more →
Take Ten Minutes

Take Ten Minutes

A while back, I took my oldest son to the dentist for the first time. I was so anxious as to how he was going to react to getting his teeth cleaned and examined. He’s almost always easy-going, but like… Read more →
The Greatest Gift I Can Give My Kids

The Greatest Gift I Can Give My Kids

I can teach my girls a lot of great life lessons. I can teach them manners. To love their bodies. To stick up for the bullied. To love everyone. To respect their elders. To open doors and give up their… Read more →
Classy Confidence

Classy Confidence

We were sitting around the table at a restaurant with my husband’s family, just talking and sharing a meal together, when my three year old was completely offended by the show on the TV behind our table. “Mommy, we have… Read more →
To Discipline or Not?

To Discipline or Not?

As parents, we strive to have good kids. However, most of us don’t just happen upon these so-called “good” kids. It is our job to teach them. We can’t expect to have obedient, well-behaved kids without good, solid discipline. Since… Read more →
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