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When Kids Lie

Kids are going to lie/fib/omit the truth/hide something/etc. at some point in their lives.  We were once kids; we all did it.  The hope is that we can correct this impulse and turn them into honest, trustworthy adults.  There are many reasons kids lie: They are scared of getting in trouble. They think we just […]

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Overcoming a Carsick Kid

I can count on my hands the number of times my oldest has gotten sick in his five years of life. While he has had his fair share of breathing emergencies as an asthmatic kid, we simply never had to deal with car vomit, crib vomit, vomit because I jumped in the air, vomit because […]

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How to Turn $50 Into a Responsible Toddler

I think we all can agree that household chores are the most tedious thing that we have to maintain. The more kids you have, the worse it feels. With each body, you have an extra basket of dirty clothes, more dishes, and overall just added chaos that will continue to grow until they inevitably leave […]

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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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Recess Before Lunch

I never thought of myself as a mom who would lead the charge for big change at our boys’ school, but this was exactly what I found myself doing in 2007. My big, new idea didn’t originate out of research or a glaring problem. It merely was born from the daily struggle when I picked […]

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Working from Home with a Toddler (Without Losing Your Mind)

Choosing to work from home can mean that you value being present in your child’s life as much as possible. The opportunity to be there for every milestone is amazing! But trying to balance mom life and work life under the same roof is…..well, less amazing. It’s been six months now since I took the […]

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