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Attention Seeking Behavior Update

In a not-too-recent post, I wrote of the issues we were having with our daughter and a severe case of negative attention-seeking behavior.   As promised, I set out on a mission to test out a hypothesis that more focused time with her one-on-one would help decrease the negative attention-seeking behavior and replace it with choices and […]

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Am I A Mean Mommy?

I’m sure my kid thinks I’m a “mean” mom.  My husband can be tough when he needs to be, but he’s definitely the fun parent, and I feel like I just spend 90% of my time staying on my daughter about something. “Lean over.  Don’t get crumbs anywhere.  Get in the shower.  Are your chores […]

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Mommy Pampering: DIY Bath Bombs

Are you a crafty mama, or one that dabbles in DIY projects?  This project for bath bombs is pretty easy. 😊  All of us crave – and deserve! – to pamper ourselves for all the hard work we do for our families and in the rest of our lives.  I have slowly begun to love […]

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Negative Attention Monster: Ideas for Diffusing the Situation

I have often thought that other kids seemed way easier than mine, but I was never openly embarrassed by my daughter’s behavior.  Increasingly this past year, I have often wondered what is wrong with me or what is wrong with my child.  We are pretty no-nonsense when it comes to child-rearing: the wrong choices mean […]

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Living with Diabetes: Myth vs. Reality

National Diabetes Month is observed each November in an effort to focus attention on diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. When most people think of diabetes, they picture overweight, lazy people who carry around a bunch of needles with them.  However, having diabetes myself and knowing many others with the same condition, I can […]

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Literacy Awareness Month – Bringing Literacy Into Your Home

Does the image of Belle walking into the vast library of the Beast’s castle fill you with joy and anticipation?  Me, too! In a world of hashtags, memes, GIFs, the latest Snapchat filter, and 140-character tweets, the art of reading and literacy is sometimes lost on this new generation.  The large bookstore chains I grew […]

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What Mommy REALLY Wants for Her Birthday

If you have a kid that’s not of babysitting or working age, you’ve probably heard these words: “Mommy, I want to get you a birthday present. Can you give me some money to buy it?” Why would I want to spend my own money for my kid to give me something that will probably end […]

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Underground Mom

Sometimes mom needs to go underground to thrive above ground.  I did this, literally, in a secret underground river, ten miles into the Mayan jungle from Playa del Carmen in Mexico.   Life gets stressful as a mom.  Some of us do it alone.  Others have amazing partners (maybe some wish their parenting partners did more).  You might have […]

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