I taught several years as a middle school Spanish teacher before I became a full time stay at home mom. So when someone was talking to me about the trials and tribulations their 7th grade child was having, it reminded me how tough those years really are.
There are so many…Continue
Added by Megan Lynch on January 15, 2013 at 9:10pm — No Comments
** Much to my surprise, the New Year's Day puker turned out to be neither my husband nor me, but rather, my daughter.
** There's just never enough sleep to go around.
** An overnight getaway would be cheaper than taking three kids to the movies.
** My son's decided to Gangnam Style his way throughout the day, all day, every…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 4, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments
Like every other parent in America, I sent my kids off to school yesterday morning with a giant lump in my throat. The horrific events of Friday's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School were at the forefront of my mind as I hugged each of my twins as tightly as I could. A small part of me even wished they were sick so they could stay safe at home with me. However,…Continue
In our home, we don’t watch television much and there are many days where the boys don’t watch it at all. On Friday morning, I woke and got straight to work posting our Christmas Giveaway. The boys were still sleeping and I was sitting at the computer with a cup of coffee on WordPress, finishing things up. I’m honestly not sure if the event occurred before or after I posted the giveaway, but I want you to know that I would never have posted it had I known what was going on. I wouldn’t…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on December 17, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments
The horrific events that took place in Connecticut last week have shocked the world. The thought of someone going into a school and killing innocent children in cold blood is so much more than we can fathom. …
Added by Ingrid.O'Brien on December 16, 2012 at 8:03pm — No Comments
As a kid, it's hard to see the big, wide world outside your own tiny bubble of existence. (Heck, it's not easy even as an adult sometimes!) That's why I've made it my mission to try to teach my kids to help out people in need. And one of my favorite holiday traditions for our family is to help fulfill the Christmas wish list of a child in need.
For the past…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 30, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments
** Hurricane Sandy gave a whole new meaning to the term “shit storm”.
** Governor Chris Christie was surely a bulldog in another life.
** You pretty much have to turn tricks to be able to afford all those Halloween treats.
** It’s hard to know whether to laugh or feel sorry for a dog trying to take a dump in a sheriff’s…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 5, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments
Added by Ingrid.O'Brien on October 23, 2012 at 8:03pm — No Comments
It's never ever easy to be a parent, but man, some days are just harder than others, aren't they? And when you're dealing with an overtired child, you're pretty much fighting an unbeatable battle, like a kitten trying to hold its own against a wolverine. Yep, this is exactly how my week began yesterday (as if Mondays weren't bad enough already!)
It had been…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 16, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments
** Arnold Schwarzenegger clearly has diarrhea of the mouth. And a penis for a brain.
** It's a tie between the dog, the kids and the husband as to who is the messiest.
** I'm starting to think I live in the Hundred Acre Woods with all the recent wildlife…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 5, 2012 at 9:52pm — No Comments
Millions of children are sexually abused every year. Follow these 6 tips to keep your kids safe.
have read two powerful articles about child sexual abuse this week. Evolutionary Parenting published an article written by Anonymous about the power of our words and the effects they have when we find out that someone is sexually abusing our child ... you should check it out. The words are…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments
Back-to-school time is a busy time. These tips will help ensure a successful transition!
This back-to-school time is a special one for me. Our oldest child is starting Kindergarten. While I have spent years talking to parents about how to help them get their children ready for school, this year, I am living it right along with millions of other parents.
I find myself feeling excited, sad, scared, worried, eager, and confused. Can you relate to any of that? I am…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:11pm — No Comments
The beginning of the school year has brought about lot of changes my entire family has been having to adjust to. I'm still not waking up quit as early as I would like to be. I haven't read a single chapter of my beloved historical fiction novel. I can't go shopping at nine at night and expect it to still be daylight outside with the neighbor children still running and shouting outside after a one hundred degree day. My family and I just added a new addition to our…Continue
Added by tiffany M. on September 19, 2012 at 12:01am — No Comments
Teaching children math is no feat! Knowing that my daughter would start her math curriculum this week made me anxious! Although she is only in Kindergarten, I still wanted to expose her to math. The search was on! I was determined to find the best math apps for children! Between the hundreds (maybe thousands) of math apps for kids available, I have listed the top 10 below. The final determination was based on a few different things... reviews from parents, reviews from other websites…Continue
Added by Shivani Cotter on September 17, 2012 at 9:53pm — No Comments
** The clothes get a whole lot cleaner when you actually push the START button on the washing machine.
** If I had a dollar for every time my house is quiet, I still wouldn't have any money in my wallet.
** Sometimes being responsible is such a pain in my irresponsible ass.
** Adult-sized bodies do NOT fit in…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 14, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
At this point in September most of our children are settled back in school. How about the parents? It is common for kids to experience varying anxieties as school nears. It may be the first day jitters, middle-school transition or new peer pressures in high school. It is also common for parents to experience worries of their own. Today’s parents are faced with a number of school issues regarding their children. Parents may be concerned about the child’s readiness to start school, their…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on September 12, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Remember the movie, “A League of Their Own” when Tom Hanks delivered that memorable line: “There’s no crying in baseball.” Of course, those angry words were uttered as he berated one of his players severely who then began to cry. I might be crying too after a tongue lashing like that.
But, when children are three, four and five years old, it’s not surprising or…Continue
Added by Reina S. Weiner on September 10, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments
** The silverware thief is at it again.
** It's hard to have an adult conversation when you see your kid making armpit farts out of the corner of your eye.
** Crying over spilled milk is totally justified when it's a mere millimeter from your laptop.
** If burping is the sign of a good meal, then snoring is surely the sign of a good…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 7, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
** As predicted, back-to-school has totally kicked my ass up and down and all around.
** Always trust your gut. Unless it's telling you to eat a dozen donuts.
** My daughter's wreck of a room looks like a junk store had the stomach flu.
** Goatdog is evidently a HUGE fan of the food in the pantry.
** If I had…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 5, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments
It's a holiday weekend. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and I have the day off.
I should be ecstatic. Instead, I'm fighting the blues. It's silly, I know. But end-of-summer time always does this to me. I absolutely love summer. I love the sun on my face, I love my little flower garden, and I love the lazy, slower schedule.
Tomorrow, the kids go back to school. And that means it's back to packing lunches, helping with homework, volunteering in the…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on September 3, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments