Why a Label is Better Than None

I just have to get some of this off my chest . . .   Not so long ago the thing that worried me most was having a label on my daughter. This scares a lot of people. Whether it’s SPD, ADD, ASD; maybe dyslexia or apraxia; maybe something completely different . . . it is difficult […]

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The “Threenager” Thing

I have one. She’s a little late coming out of her sweet toddler shell but she is making up for lost time. I love a good quip, ya know. Sure people will hashtag the ever loving crap out of it but the original hint of truth behind it stands strong. People talk and talk about […]

Parenting Level Up: 5th Birthday

We have a five year old now. Yikes. I know. It’s crazy to think about. I can’t help myself adding up all the moments and counting down to the ones to come. It’s so overwhelming. 5 years old is so different from the first four birthdays. It’s like this official first step out of “babyness” […]

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I hate you!

Wow. Want to regret the things you did to your own parents as a child? Become a parent. It’s a great way to pay yourself back for being a little pain. Those of you with tiny angel babies have this to look forward too!! “I hate” (anything and everything and ALL THE THINGS and nothing) […]

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Parents Are Crazy

It seems like there is a lot of fight-the-power going on against all the negativity surrounding parenthood. We are mommies and daddies, hear us roar! But, guess what? We are crazy. There are some key symptoms to parental craziness. Parents are nuts. It’s not in such a bad way though. We’re just weird. We freak […]

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For the Hard Days . . .

Parenting is hard work. It’s draining. It’s overwhelming. It’s exhausting. At some point you’re going to find yourself at the end of your rope. It’s in the kid job description to find the limit of mom’s and dad’s energy. As much as you love being a parent, sometimes you NEED a break, a time-out, a […]

Turning Everyday Chores Into Big Learning Opportunities

     My kids (3 and almost 2) love to learn. If circumstances allow us I hope to be able to homeschool them. There’s a lot of emphasis on going to daycare/preschool/kindergarten for toddlers to pre-elementary kiddos these days. Whether you work at home or out, stay home part time or full time, use a sitter, […]