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I’m Flipping Tired of Bottle Flipping

The sound of half-filled water bottles crashing to the floor or table, followed by the occasional “YEAH!” is driving me to the brink. Every night, I walk through the house and find half-filled bottles in the most random of places, and each night I empty them and put them back in the recycling bins… where […]

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Food Gifts Kids Can Make

Food Gifts Kids Can Make

The holidays are SO MUCH FUN. Having kids around at the holidays is even more fun. The joy, the innocence, the unbridled love – it almost makes up for the early morning wake up calls and terrifying acrobatics my little men subject me to regularly.  So what better time to get in the kitchen, make […]

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Winter Car Seat Safety Reminders

Hi, mama! Winter is coming, and this is a great time to chat about some car seat safety reminders. We have all seen the sanctimommy who just can’t keep herself from dispensing unsolicited advice. I promise it won’t be like that! I am not a CPST (Child Passenger Safety Technician), but I am mom to a one-year-old and […]

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To the Parents in the Stands

To the Parents In the Stands, I hear you. I hear many of you cheering your kid and his or her teammates on. I hear you being nothing but encouraging, and it warms my heart to see your child react to that! I hear you thanking your coach for all he or she is doing. […]

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The Art of Avoiding Conversations with Your Children

The Art of Avoiding Conversations with Your Children

So maybe half the people refused to read this after the title. Because it’s not cool. You’re supposed to be fully present with your children. Because someday you’re going to miss this. Your children should be the center of your universe. Everything they say is really important. Believe me, I listen to my kids. A lot. […]

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Talking about Money with your Kids

Talking Money with Kids

I grew up in a very frugal household where my stay-at-home mom clipped coupons and shopped sales while my dad worked a government job. My mom cooked almost all of our meals at home; eating out was something she and my dad did on rare date nights when they paid a neighborhood girl to come […]

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Talking to Kids About Private Parts

Wee-wee, bottom, heinie, chest, squatty, cooter, vajayjay, twat, kitty, peach, lady-parts, lady bits, wiener, nuts, balls, pointy-thing, ding dong, down there. These are just a few of the creative, nicer  words used to describe genitalia by both children and adults alike. When I asked my Facebook friends to share stories of their experiences with talking to kids about […]

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Pinterest – Love it? Hate it?

whewwwww…. whewwwww…. whewwwww…. There – my inflatable soapbox is aired up and ready for me to rant about Pinterest. Let me begin by sharing that I am an avid “pinner” – a Pinterest iPhone app kind of gal. The ease of quickly seeing lots of visuals for anything I search for is much more effective […]

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