Saturdays are hopping at our house.
We do chores and upgrades to the house, we prep for the week ahead, and we try have fun together along the way. My son is usually very understanding about Saturdays and most weekends he is a great helper. I try to be mindful about the amount of chores I drag him to on…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 18, 2018 at 6:59am — No Comments
My son likes to talk about his life when he is old enough to move out and down the street from me. (Again, I am not going to ruin this plan of his.) He likes to tell me what will be different about his house (cargo nets and trampolines are some of the main living room features), and tells me that I should send over the monthly dinner plan so…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 16, 2018 at 6:58am — No Comments
It was time for my son to get ready for bed (or as we call it: his "clean routine"). He likes to stall some nights (shocking, I know), but after a few minutes, he gave in to our insistence that it was time to move along. As he was going up the stairs, he called out to us: "I won't be staying here with you forever, you know. One day, I'll move out."…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 26, 2018 at 6:53am — No Comments
Picture it: January 4th, 2018 in North Georgia. The East Coast is getting plummeted by what meteorologists have labeled a "bomb cyclone," a mammoth storm bringing frigid temperatures and arctic blast weather. Fortunately in this part of Georgia we didn't get hit with any snow, but the well below freezing…Continue
Added by Kara Zajac on January 7, 2018 at 8:36pm — No Comments
When I was in elementary school, there was a boy in my class named Tommy who was sent to the corner for a time out at least once a day. Sometimes it was multiple times a day. It got to the point at which my friends and I discussed it and decided that Tommy probably liked being in the corner and all the extra attention and how annoying it was that the teacher didn't notice and come up with a better punishment for his classroom…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 8, 2017 at 6:42am — No Comments
Down the train steps, I went. " I am HOMELESS and HUNGRY can you please HELP" read the sign. He looked to be in his late teens perhaps early twenties but I just glanced in a rush,…Continue
Added by Mari Corona on November 12, 2017 at 11:39am — No Comments
Eating out is a treat for most people, but for restaurants it’s a daily business. They know more about your ordering behaviour than you do — and they use their wisdom to get you paying more. But not anymore! Check out the 11 tips below and follow the advice from Quid Corner to get ahead of their tricks.
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Added by Marilyn on May 12, 2017 at 7:09am — No Comments
I try very hard not to lose my temper with my son. I repeat phrases in my head like "he's only six" or "he's still learning" or "will he have a memory of this moment?" but sometimes it is inevitable. I yell; he cries; he loses things.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 25, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments
In my head, I still think I do a good job of not using my smartphone in front of my son. That may or may not be reality: I have been working a lot lately, so I know he has seen me distracted by my phone. But the subject is on my mind a lot: When I am with my son, I should be fully with my son.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 24, 2016 at 6:57am — No Comments
In my life right now, I have two very active toddlers and a 6 month old puppy who is already 50+ lbs. Jason and I have been trying to get out of debt, off and on for the last 3 1/2 years. Of course things happen and every now and then, we go backwards. Right now we are right back in it and working hard. He has been really great trying to pick up any extra shift that comes available to him. As you all know, I stay at home and don't have an income that will help us. If we really want…Continue
Added by Samantha Roberts on August 13, 2016 at 8:23pm — No Comments
Sometimes my son pushes me over the edge. It's part of his growing up - he pushes his boundaries and learns the consequences of disrespect. My patience level - like all parents - varies. There are days when I can shake it off, and then there are days when I yell.…Continue
My son is in time out.
He is in time out for many reasons which include (but are not limited to), talking back to me, not following directions, yelling and breaking household rules. He may or may not also be in time out because I need a short break from him, as he is having a bad day and driving me crazy and…
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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 24, 2016 at 8:54am — No Comments
Heaps of intermingled clean and dirty laundry in every bedroom volcanically erupted by another continental clothing drift. Unclean dishes flowing like lava out of the sink onto counters. Meal remnants littered like ash across the kitchen floor, family room, foyer, playroom, and “fill-in-the-blank”.…Continue
Added by Shelby Spear on February 4, 2016 at 11:06am — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 21, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments
I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas. It was a great day that I was able to spend with my 3 favorite guys (husband, and 2 sons). The 24th on the other hand was a little rough to say the least. Here’s why. On the 23rd, I had to have a dental procedure on one of my front teeth. So, the dentist had to give me several shots of a local anesthetic (some type of novacaine) to numb the area. Later that evening, I said to my husband that it looked like my top lip…Continue
Added by Angela Alexander on December 27, 2015 at 3:31am — No Comments
Mom Tantrums. Yeah, it’s a thing. In the battlefield of parenthood, do you ever look around and think, “Who made ME the adult around here?” I wanted to lose it just about every day this week. But for the most part, I reigned it in. On several occasions, I had elaborate fantasies of how I’d like to lose it and what I’d do.
On our next episode of MomCave LIVE,…Continue
Every household has a different approach on discipline, as most parents have to learn their child's personality before they can determine a policy that is effective. For us, we recognize that our son likes to talk, so we give him timeouts during which he is not allowed to talk. It may feel unfair to him, but it gets his attention and gives us a break from any unacceptable behavior.…Continue
Now, as most of y’all know I am often called a Pollyanna thanks to my glass is half full positive outlook on life. However there is one thing in this world that quickly turns this Pollyanna into a Negative Nelly and that is a good old-fashioned cookie exchange! Shocking, but true! I have participated in my fair share and even organized a few and let me tell you, now I understand what they mean by a labor of love. Except for in this case, unlike actual labor where you totally forget…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on November 18, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
No, I'm serious...this time!
OK, OK, I know you've "read it all before" when it comes to me posting about going to workout, or going to follow a plan, but by George I think I've finally got it! A few days…
Added by Ronda on June 11, 2015 at 10:33pm — No Comments