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Dis-empowering … Ugh!

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Picture this, candy cane reindeer to be made, teacher gifts to create, cookies to bake and only a few hours until bed time. We sit down to make the reindeer and who ends up making them? Yep, that is right, me. What? Yep, I felt short on time and took over the project. What does [...]

The Danger’s for Crying it Out

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Here is a great link to an article in Psychology Today that spells out the issues surrounding  ”crying it out”. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/201112/dangers-crying-it-out

Taking a Break

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Last night I went out on a real date with my hubby. No kids allowed kind of date at a nice restaurant with a waitstaff and low lights. It was heaven. I haven’t been able to get out for more than 2 hours of “me” time in a long while. I have a kiddo that [...]

The “Perfect” Holiday

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So here we are again, the holiday season is upon us and I am madly working to make a “perfect” memory for my boys. Ahhh… What am I doing? The “perfect” memory is already turning into mom leaving them with a sitter while she runs to the store or searches madly online for the best [...]

Living in the Past

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Today I was filled with love as I was looking at my two year old boy. He talked me into letting him into the front courtyard to get something. He had just gotten out of the shower and was dawning his typical birthday suit. I reminded him to be quick because we have a rule [...]

When is Helping Rescuing?

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Earlier this week I was in the yard with a friend and my sons. One of the kids came to us with a problem and I told him to work it out, use his problem solving skills and his words. My friend, being the kind and loving heart she is, jumped up and made a [...]

Food for Thought…

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Food can be a challenge with kids in general; finding a good balanced diet, getting food prepared and ready when life is busy and sometimes chaotic, even trying to get a child to eat can sometimes be challenging. What do you do when your child can’t eat certain foods? How do you handle play dates, [...]

Tiger Woods of Math…

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“Mommy, is there a famous golfer called Tiger Lilly?”  ”I think you are referring to Tiger Woods honey. Why?”   “Because his dad used to make noise while he was practicing so he could work on his focus.” Wow… I am not sure where my 5 year old picked up this info but I am [...]

Money Madness & Education…

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Money… money…money… Kid’s are expensive, in case you haven’t noticed.  Luckily they are worth every dime! This week has been a bit challenging for me… we are working on getting my oldest into Private School and the applications, testing, application fees and such are adding up. We haven’t even gotten to the actual monthly payments [...]

Testing…

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I just had my oldest son tested for a school program. The rub was that I knew the test would show all and any learning disabilities as well as his strengths. It was so nerve racking after Homeschooling him for the last several months and knowing that they would find a deficit in some areas. [...]

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