I feel ashamed to admit how often I lose my cool around my children. In all honesty, not losing my cool at least once during the day is a rare exception. Not only do these kids know a great deal about how to push my buttons, but they are also extremely irrational. The combo of the two is a sure fire way to bring out what I call "Mean Mommy."…
Added by Marcie Bunker on March 12, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments
Last week I called the instructor at the local Ropes Course. We were set to attend with our homeschool group in a few days, and I realized that although it may be interesting to watch the older kids climb, zip and whirl, it'd be more fun if my two oldest could participate fully.
The answer I got: The harnesses can be fit on very young children. It's more about their personal will and interest.
So, we woke early a few days later, tossed our picnic in the car, and drove as…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on August 10, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments
Argh! YOU DID WHAT?!
Yes. That's me on many an afternoon. Make that morning. OK, truth-be-told, it can happen at any moment. Today it was the crayon-covered rocker that did me in.
And despite the fact that children are not the behaviors they exhibit, I honestly have difficulty sorting the two when my impatient Aries-anger ignites.
Whew. Deep breath. Calm down. Re-focus. Now move forward.
Yes, having children who are ages 1, 3 and 5 can be challenging. But…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on July 2, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments
Yes, like parseltongue (from Mr. H. Potter). My oldest and I seem to be gifted with parsel ped. Infliction or gift of the foot, otherwise known as the ability to tread so lightly that you almost step on snakes (and sometimes lizards) during the heat of snake season. Which is definitely upon us now.…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 21, 2011 at 5:49pm — No Comments
I don’t know about you, but we’ve got five people living in our home now–all day, every day. Hence, our land mine-pocked living room…bedroom…craft room…and kitchen.Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 23, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments