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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 […]

{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} A Weekend of Firsts: One Year Later

April 24, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

I can’t believe it’s already one year been since I posted A Weekend of Firsts: Transitioning to a Toddler Bed and Eating Cheerios where Jane left her crib for a big girl bed (25 months) and Sam was just mastering his pincer grasp (11 months). Here we are again, one year later, and Sam has […]

{Live} The Holiday Card We Would Send If We Were Honest People

December 17, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh

We weren’t a holiday card family growing up.  But Hubby is a big time card guy.  He takes pride in being the first card of the season and it’s the primary way he keeps in touch with many of his relatives overseas. I always wonder, though – especially in times like these – what goes […]

{Live} Too Much Television Is Awesome For Your Kids

December 7, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

Yes, I meant “awesome,” not “awful.” It’s no secret my kids watch television.  A lot of television.  So much television that Jane’s first break up with a t.v. character was at the dear age of 2 (the age she could supposedly start watching television), when she defiantly raised her hand and said, “No!  I don’t […]

{Live} Parenting | Finding Mary Poppins

November 7, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

In Clueless, my own personal bible, Cher defends her high school virginity saying, “Well, you know how picky I am about my shoes – and they only go on my feet.” I can relate.  Not just in the realm of fashion, but in all aspects of my life – including finding the right child care. […]