All Blog Posts Tagged 'parenting' (1,200)

Suburban Roller Coaster

 

As overly cautious as we are about protecting our children these days, it's a wonder any of us survived our own childhoods of yesteryear.  Heck, many of us probably rode home from the hospital on our moms' laps IN THE FRONT SEAT OF THE CAR (without a seat belt, no doubt)!!  All this fragility makes me wonder if our kids are missing out on some of the good…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 7, 2011 at 10:06am — No Comments

Helping children make good choices

Whether it's deciding to practice an important fine motor skill like painting or focus on age-appropriate…
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Added by Angela Ishmael on September 6, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

Stress Fracture

Stress fractures aren’t an actual break in the bone and you can’t really see them on an x-ray, but they are incredibly painful and if not treated, they can create more complex problems later.

I have a stress fracture right now, but it isn’t in my bones.

It is in my…

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Added by Lanita Moss on September 6, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

3 Questions to Determine If You Have A Healthy Parenting Mindset

Do you have a healthy “Parenting Mindset”? Everywhere we go we are being encouraged to examine and improve…
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Added by denny hagel on September 4, 2011 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Random Toys

Personally, I think today's toys do too much. Walking through the aisles at the toys store most of the toys I see are battery operated and play music or make some sort of sound. When I was a kid, the toys we had made us use our imagination. They didn't do anything special unless we invented a story ourselves. As a parent, I try to balance the "old school" toys with the "new school" toys. The ironic thing is that at her age she easily grows tired of them.… Continue

Added by MamaTalesBlog on September 3, 2011 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Discipline for Toddlers

Yesterday, a friend of mine posted to her Facebook "As a stay at home mom there are a few days I want to scream 'I don't want to do this sh#@ no more!!! That would be today.'" I could feel the frustration she was feeling by her words. I am confident I can say that all moms have been there at least once during their time as a parent. Even with the love we feel for our children there are times when the battle of wills becomes too much and our frustration overwhelms us.…



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Added by MamaTalesBlog on September 3, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

 

** School was, like, the greatest invention ever.

 

** Once again, homework can seriously suck it.

 

** I don't do math without my smashed grapes.

 

** Camping is so much more enjoyable when I don't have to be a part of it.

 

** My daughter's room smells like a pig took a shit in a sauna.

 

** The Fanta…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 2, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Healing Hands of a Sister

You can never truly understand a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes.  I don’t know what it’s like to be adopted, or to be given up at birth, and I don’t know what it’s like to have reactive attachment disorder (RAD).

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on September 1, 2011 at 9:17am — No Comments

Somebody's Gotta Be The Bad Cop

 

It's a dirty job, but, unfortunately, somebody's gotta do it.  And this weekend?  Well, I was the one who got stuck being the bad cop.  Cause short people lying straight to my face is just not something that I take too lightly.

 

It all went down on Sunday, which was an unfortunate flurry of activity around here with the kids coming off the high…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 31, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

As I have confessed here a number of times, I haven’t always been able to write.  Well, I’ve always been able to write, I just didn’t have any confidence in my writing abilities.  When I was working in the corporate world, if I was required to write a letter, I would procrastinate for days until I made myself sit down at my computer and write.

 

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Added by Lanita Moss on August 31, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Biggest Mistake!

I've been writing about my adventures in weaning my almost two year old daughter from da Boob. It's her most favorite thing ever! She gets so excited when I whip that sucker out. She loves it so much that she will volunteer "more boo boo peess mama" (translation - more boob please mama) without any coaching from me. I started the process of weaning her about two weeks ago starting with the middle of the night feedings. Things were going pretty good. By the end of that first week I could say… Continue

Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 31, 2011 at 1:53am — No Comments

Babysitter Woes Continued

I am starting to get a complex.

 

I think that there must be some sort of write up about me on some sort of babysitter/nanny forum that tells them not to contact me or take care of my children.

 

What is the deal!!!

 

I wrote last time about how my husband I haven't been on a date in over two years.  Well it is over two years and still counting.... (Read Here)

 

I have laundry…

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Added by Jenny Ritt on August 30, 2011 at 9:18am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

 

** We actually made it to the beginning of the school year without my kids stabbing each other!!

 

** New backpacks make everything more exciting.

 

** My son can evidently make his leg fart.  (I'm so proud.)

 

** I can't even watch the previews for scary movies anymore.

 

** I'm raising the king and queen of…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 26, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments

Finding Inner Peace~Living the Way Nature Intended

When my mother passed on my world changed forever. I couldn’t imagine that anyone could understand the depth of my grief…until I saw the pain my grandmother, my mother’s mother, was experiencing. I felt the loss of my greatest…
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Added by denny hagel on August 26, 2011 at 8:09am — No Comments

Guilt -- It's A Bitch Alright

 

Kids sure have a way of (figuratively) punching you right in the gut when you least expect it, don't they?  Their unassuming words can wash a blanket of guilt right over you in nothing flat.  And before you know it, you're feeling like the suckiest parent in the world and saving your pennies for the future therapy that your kid will inevitably need thanks to…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 23, 2011 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

Go away Mummy

Have flown back into the asylum that is motherhood and after two days basking in the sunlight, that is leg movement free of a cruising infant, I am surprised at how ecstatic I am to be here. 



I loved my time away, no I don’t think you understand I LOVED it. I had a bath, I had not one but multiple conversations that were not punctuated…
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Added by Nicole on August 23, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hubby Dropped the Ball

When I started my journey to wean Izzy a week ago I was anticipating less sleep than I was getting. The first few days wasn't too bad. I was seeing progress so I was more than willing to go through the day more on the tired side as long as I kept seeing improvements. By the fifth night I the lack of sleep was getting to me. Even though Izzy was able to get some sleep I wasn't from spending most of my night in That Blasted Chair. I was irritated and some (okay most) of the frustration was… Continue

Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 21, 2011 at 1:51pm — No Comments

SCORE!

Last night was the best one yet. I hope I don't jinx myself. We had the same bedtime routine, milk, snack, diaper change and a story before bedtime. She had a little bit of nursing and was out in about 10 minutes. The only time she woke up was for about 5 minutes around 11:45pm because she was cold. After a little bit of back rubbing and a warm blanket she was fast asleep until 4am.

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Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 20, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Choices

This past week I've been focused on one thing. No, that's not entirely accurate. My focus with Izzy has been on one thing. My goal is to wean her completely from nursing. She is turning two the second week of September and I would like for her to no longer be nursing for any amount of time by then. That might be an unreasonable deadline so at the very latest before we relocate to WA in October.…



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Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 20, 2011 at 2:53am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

 

** My world is just a series of pee splatters and poo.

 

** It's a true challenge not to laugh when telling your eight year old how inappropriate it is to yell "cocks".

 

** Throwing food can be liberatingly fun.

 

** Pretending to be stupid so you can cut in line is sooooooo not cool.

 

** Some sick a-hole had…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 19, 2011 at 10:50am — No Comments

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