Category: At Home

Mommy’s Secret Pleasures

Many of us will give our food (we are currently eating) to our kids, let them have the rest of our drink (that we just opened), or change the channel to some annoying kids show (thank goodness for PVR or Netflix). But when the kids and hubby are not around, we indulge in our little […]

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Some Days We Allow “Too Much” Screen Time, And That’s OK

We are a technology-friendly house. With two iPads, two smartphones, two laptops, PlayStation, plus television and DVD player, my dudes have a lot of screen-time options. I know the guideline. I recognize the value of those guidelines AND I break those guidelines all the time. Driven by guilt that I wasn’t tracking their screen-time closely […]

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Managing the Cold/Flu Season

It is getting to be that time of year. Everyone is sick, or so it seams. And it goes around the house for what seems like forever. One person starts to feel better, and another person starts to feel sick. It’s terrible. The worst is when the baby gets sick, though. They don’t understand what […]

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Tips For Surviving Multi-Family Photos When You Have Kids

Every year, we do family pictures with our whole extended family.  Fourteen people, from my parents who are in their sixties to my youngest nephew who is just about two, gather together and try to get photos taken with minimal crying and fighting (and that’s just us parents). After about a decade of family photos, […]

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Our Experience with our Kids’ “First” Pets

So, I guess I should start with the fact that our family already has a small breed dog and a fish tank with some aquatic frogs.  But, to my little guy, these were family pets, and has been pleading for his “own” pet for almost 2 years (he turned 6 a few months ago). With […]

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My LO Turned Two Today, And I Am Not Going to Miss The Baby Years

Baby years – good riddance. Every child is different, and I have a standing joke with a bunch of other moms I have met, that there is always one child that gives you a bit of extra trouble. Mine is my third, my little one who turned two today. I know some of my friends […]

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Ladies – Treat yourself before the Holidays are here and everything is chaos!

It’s the same thing every year, Christmas is an amazing time to give, especially to our family members, because of the surprise and joy they bring. Some of us are even lucky enough to get spoiled back by our loved ones! But, a lot of times, the holidays also come with stress, being rushed, anxiety, […]

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Teacher’s Experiment Showing Students the Importance of Hand Washing – Gross but Cool

A North Carolina Teacher conducted an experiment with her students in her classroom to show the importance of hand washing, and how germs spread. This is genius. She took three pieces of bread, and three sandwich bags. In one, she put a piece of bread into the bag while wearing gloves. (Controlled). In another, she […]

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Please, For the Sanity of All Parents, END the Daylight Savings Time

I have been crossing my fingers since I heard about this bill proposal last year. Every parent dreads these two times of the year – daylight savings time. Please stop it. Stop it NOW. My oldest is 10 and I have struggled not just two days a year for 10 years, as it’s not for […]

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Raising Children Who Choose to Read

“You’re so lucky that your boys like to read.” A mom at the playground whispered to me as big dude ran back to playground after coming over to tell us about this week’s library book that was tucked away in his backpack. I nod but I want to tell her that it’s not luck. My […]

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