Tying shoes. Yeah. It's just one of those things... "He'll figure it out when he's old enough to care what other people think."  I remember the first time I heard those words. I was wringing my hands and scouring the internet for...
I know what it's like to be a first-time mom inundated with a ton of information on how to care for your baby and what products/services to purchase. Trying to sift through the suggestions and ads all while taking...
Remember playing Chutes and Ladders together? Candyland? Connect Four? Uno? I loved those games. OK, not Candyland. I have a few good fuzzy memories of playing Candyland as a child. They include me always drawing a card to jump ahead and never...
In my journey of parenting, I have found that I have learned more than I have taught. I have two boys aged seventeen and nineteen, and a daughter who is twenty-one years old. It has been a joy and...
I have a confession to make. My six-and-a-half-year-old still wears a pull-up at night, and I'm not concerned. My daughter has been fully diaper-free during the day since she was two and a half years old and actually caught on...
I grew up in a very crafty house. One of the things we always had in our home was block stamps. Apparently, I’ve been stamping since I was 9 months old. So naturally, I would pass that on to...
Do you remember your first period? Before my first one arrived, I remember voraciously reading and re-reading the classic "Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret," which, although it really meant to prepare its readers for what to expect,...
As we approach summertime, you may be thinking of warm weather, traveling, dips in the pool, and potty training. Wait. Potty training?! Yep! Believe it or not, summer is a popular season to make the big switch. So much...
When kids hear the word “summer,” they immediately think, “No school!” Days are filled with outdoor adventures, relaxing vacations, and no homework. But just because kids aren’t in school doesn’t mean they should stop learning. Here are a few...
Mother's Day can be tough to celebrate when you are the parent of small children; children not old enough to know what Mother's Day is, or to do anything without the help of another adult to let mom know...
I was sitting at home one evening when it happened: I got that blaring alert on my phone: "Attention: Tornado Warning." We had tracked the storm's activity all day and were aware that the storm probably wasn't actually in our...
Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May, which this year falls Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6. Thinking about something to give your child's teacher? Before you run to Pinterest to search for cute ideas,...
Anyone who has filled a basket with plastic Easter eggs knows that the colorful containers are only egg-citing when accompanied by the mystery of what's inside. Once the candy or toy has been discovered, the plastic egg often gets...
I know the title of this post sounds crazy, but it is true! Let me explain... On a couple of occasions, I have allowed my toddler, who is almost three years old, to have temporary bright colors put into her hair...
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With school starting this month, my child's status as a stay-at-home child will come to an end. She will be starting preschool for the...

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