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Summer Wrap Up

August 3, 2013 in All Posts, Parenting

Can you believe it’s basically time for Back-to-School and summer is practically over?  (At least, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere). Over the summer I’ve been taking a bit of a break from this blog, posting less frequently, and spending more time slowing down with my son and daughter. There have been a […]

Do You Like to Play with Your Kids?

April 1, 2013 in All Posts, Parenting, Play

I just read a really interesting article in Redbook Magazine – yes, I realize how old that makes me sound, but I find it even more aging to pretend I’m not an almost 40-year old mom – about a mom who confesses that she hates playing with her kids and has mommy guilt about not being […]

The ABCs of Raising a Thinking Child: U through Z

January 11, 2013 in ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child, All Posts, Play, Preschool

Well, here we are on the final day of the ABC’s of How to Raise a Thinking Child series with tips from U through Z today. Thank you thank you for reading along and hanging in every day with a post on the same topic. We’ll be back to regular posting after today! In case you […]

The ABCs of Raising a Thinking Child: P through T

January 10, 2013 in ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child, All Posts, Play

We’re getting ready to wind down the ABC’s of How to Raise a Thinking Child series with tips from P through T today. I think you know the drill.  Here’s a little recap of the week so far: Monday we shared 20+ ABC Guides to Mom Tips & Tricks, Tuesday we linked to 10+  A through Z guides […]

The ABCs of Raising a Thinking Child: K through O

January 9, 2013 in ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child, All Posts, Play

Are you ready for Day 3 of the ABC’s of How to Raise a Thinking Child series? I promise that regular blog posts will be coming after this series is finished, but I hope that you are enjoying the tips I’m sharing this week and getting some great ideas and inspiration from the dozens of ABC […]

The ABCs of Raising a Thinking Child: F through J

January 8, 2013 in ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child, All Posts, Play, Preschool

Welcome to Day Two of the ABC’s of How to Raise a Thinking Child! At the end of this post I’m also sharing 11 other bloggers’ A through Z guides in the ABC’s of School Activities category.  If you didn’t already: don’t forget to check out the 20+ ABC Guides to Mom Tips & Tricks […]

The ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child: A through E

January 7, 2013 in ABCs of Raising A Thinking Child, All Posts, Play

If you could teach your child only one thing, what would it be? What about the top five things?  I made a list of Ten Things I Will Teach My Daughter a little while ago, but really what I want for either of the kids is much more simple. Kindness is a given and easy for […]

Tips for First Time Moms

November 12, 2012 in All Posts, Giveaways, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

Are you ready?  Another freebie for you during this month’s Saying Thanks & Giving You Goodies giveaway project:  THREE books from the What to Expect When You’re Expecting series!  But before we get to that and all the great information this week’s giveaway holds, here’s a list of more obscure – but practical – tips […]

{Parenting} How To Deal With Sibling Rivalry

November 6, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

Did you fight with your siblings growing up? No one believes me, but I swear the first real fight I ever had with my brother was when he was 18 and I was 21, and we were both away at the same college and finally had “real” things to fight about. It came as a […]

{Live} Ten Things I Will Teach My Daughter

July 18, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

Today, when I was driving in to work, I caught the end of NPR’s Forum program on Marissa Mayer and The Work-Life Debate.  It dovetailed nicely with my recent thoughts on going back to work versus my brief stint as a stay-at-home mom and my new curiosity in this thing called feminism – which I’ll admit I […]