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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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A High Energy World

Is your kiddo bouncing off walls? Will they literally stop in the middle of doing anything and start doing jumping jacks? Have you thought, “Sports. This kid needs sports,” only to watch him/her start the spin drill and continue to spin because they get caught up in the motion. Do you feel like you say […]

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Why I Date My Kids

Those who know our family well would know that we are relational and that we intently examine the way that each of our five family members extends what we respond to as the “Five Love Languages”.    “You can simply remember that behavioral expressions of love can be divided into physical touch, quality time, acts […]

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From Ugly Ornaments to Real-Live Parent Gifts!

Christmas, birthdays, and holidays in general, are changing a lot in my household. It has always been about making the most of these big days. Presents, decorations, and making things extra special was all that mattered to us. One thing we, as parents, have inculcated to our children is that it is so very necessary to […]

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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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Having the grace to mother my no longer nursing toddler

On Mothering My No-Longer-Nursing Toddler {and Having the Grace to Do So}

Full disclosure: I nursed my older two children for years. I’m talking darn near forever. Suffice it to say that it was longer than two years for both of them. EACH. It just worked for us, and I’m grateful for it. I have read La Leche League’s Mothering Your Nursing Toddler. It meant so much to […]

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