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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 […]

{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} Jane’s First Day of School

September 1, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh, Parenting

Yesterday was Jane’s first day of school. At 2 years, 7 months, my little baby went off to preschool. I thought there would be tears on somebody’s part:  mine or hers.  Or possibly both. But instead, it was one of the best days we’ve shared so far. Jane was giddy with excitement and couldn’t wait […]

{Live} Jane’s New Pet

August 30, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh, Parenting

We’ve had several fish over the past year:  goldfish, neon tetras, feeders. Somehow none of them have ever lasted more than a few days. Now whenever Jane sees a fish, she says, “Mommy, is that fish going to die?“* Lately, I’ve found myself promising to get her a rabbit, since I figure it’s easier to […]

{Live} Miss Manners | Why It Feels Like I’m Dating My Daughter

April 21, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh

Right after Hubby and I had nicely settled into a routine of comfort and familiarity – which became even more relaxed after the first pregnancy – Jane had the idea of growing into a full-fledged human being with a keen awareness of her surroundings. But Jane’s awakening, which started around 15 months, has been more […]

{Live} 7 Mistakes in 7 Days

April 13, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh

Lest you become a hapless fool such as I, here are seven mistakes I made in the past week that you should not repeat yourself. Don’t serve your family soft, yellow lo mein noodles when you know that fly maggots have been dropping from the ceiling overhead. Especially when your children have the tendency to […]