Thankful for a parents-break, as my daughters enjoyed their grandparents for the weekend.
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 10, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments
We all know that hindsight is 20/20, but nowhere does that particular axiom hold truer than in the realm of parenthood. As parents, we have all had those moments of, “Wait, can I change my answer??!!”, when things go horribly awry…usually immediately after having given what we mistakenly thought was a perfectly logical & acceptable answer, often to completely…Continue
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I have a confession to make. I am the Queen of Parenting Shortcuts.
Whew, now that I got that off my chest, allow me to elaborate upon how this terminology translates into action in my house.
1. “Turning Japanese”-
Instead of nagging my kids about where NOT to eat, I have surrendered and now SERVE them on the floor. (I reason that all food, plates, cutlery, cups, and liquids always end up there anyway, so I just…
Now that I am embarking upon my fifth round of terrible twos, I think I finally figured it all out. I had a “eureka” moment today that I’d like to share.…Continue
Added by Darah Zeledon on May 29, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments
For those who believe leadership is a trait one is born with — well, I disagree. I’ve seen my kids follow their own peculiar drum beat but I’ve also seen them emulate the traits of others they admire. They’ve vacillated between both extremes, exerting leadership traits when confident and relinquishing that role by choice when unsure of how to proceed. In these situations I’ve observed them follow their instincts and have been…Continue
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I’ve been working on a little project with my girls. I don’t get to it everyday. And, the lesson doesn’t last too long (I am working with a 2 and 4-year-old, you know). But, we’re learning to sew.
Truthfully, sewing with children is a lot of fun…though it does require that you use plenty of patience.…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 24, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments
We are deep in the Terrible Twos Jungle. Just a few days ago we passed the half-way mark much to the relief to the majority of us who are on this safari. We would have celebrated that momentous occasion
but just as we passed the mark the Two Year Old decided she had an idea
of her own: a temper tantrum. Why? Mommy dared to shower.
Mommy tried to explain to the Two Year Old that it was fine, that although Mommy was a bit stinky, the idea of having a waterfall in the middle of…Continue
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When the weather makes you want to stay indoors…
When your under-the-weather and your children are thriving and bouncing off the walls…
When your pregnant belly slows you down and you have no interest in getting out and about…
It’s Indoor Playground Time!…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 10, 2010 at 2:05pm — No Comments
Possible? Plausible? Urban legend?
Actually no. Listen all you parents of young girls, you don’t have to stress. I have the secret to success and since I have been asked, many times to share it, I thought, what better way than my daughter’s sixteenth birthday week.
First off, throw out the schedules, unless you want your child a stressed out ball of anxiety, screeching monkey, and peeling the wall paper. Micro-managing is not the answer. Forget it. I think the most routine we…Continue
Added by Angelia Sims on May 6, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments
First off, I’d like to thank the fabulous Pamela from My Life As A Libra for hangin’ out in Crazy Town yesterday! I hope she managed to escape with her sanity intact. I also hope you all pay her a visit….I’d hate to hav’ta hunt you down with that trusty shotgun of mine! And with our very first guest post being such a big hit, I’m looking forward to having some more…Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on May 4, 2010 at 2:16am — No Comments
I am still giddy about my husband and being in his presence, despite the fact that we are, you know, MARRIED.
Sometimes in these moments I am so consumed with the love I have for my husband I don’t know what to do with myself. I am what one would
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My oldest child, & only son, is about to turn twelve. That “lazy”, apathetic thing is starting to set in, particularly around the house. As the hormone levels rise, so too, does my annoyance, & I find myself feeling rather pissy about the situation. Now, I’m an intelligent woman, & I’m well aware that tweens & teens are a whole new breed of jackass….just ask my…Continue
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