Why Some Animals Eat Their Young

I have discovered why some animals eat their young.  I didn’t just discover it.  To be honest, I’ve known it for a while.  If you have children – especially if they’re past that cute toddler stage when their whole worlds revolve around you – then you know what I mean.  Some days you almost wishContinue reading “Why Some Animals Eat Their Young”

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Parents Who Fail to Teach Respect, Fail Us All

Dear Readers, Today’s blog is completely different from my normal blogging style.  Usually I try to bring you the witty day-to-day goings on of my family and, specifically, with my children.  But I saw a story on The Today Show this morning that has me so angry that I can’t seem to think past it.Continue reading “Parents Who Fail to Teach Respect, Fail Us All”

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A 21st Century Wilma and Betty

      If you’ve ever been around teens, you know that – once they hit about age 14 or 15 – the only thing on their minds is what kind of car they’re going to get.  They start scoping out the car lots in their early teens and some of them even start makingContinue reading “A 21st Century Wilma and Betty”

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Quips and Quotes Friday – June 15, 2012

Mr.  Moneybucks At 7 years old, Braden has more money than he knows how to handle.  He has no real concept of money, so I’ve confiscated most of it from him and placed it in a safe place so that it’s there when he’s ready to use it.  And, while he has no concept ofContinue reading “Quips and Quotes Friday – June 15, 2012”

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Mastering the Art of Reverse Psychology and Occasional Manipulation

Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower As the mother of two children, I’ve learned over the years the importance of manipulation.  Now, don’t start frowning…if you’re a parent, you know you’ve done it.  Call it reverse psychology orContinue reading “Mastering the Art of Reverse Psychology and Occasional Manipulation”

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Duct Tape Fixes Everything!

Duct tape (sometimes called duck tape).  It’s probably one of the world’s most amazing household repair tools.  If it can’t be fixed with duct tape, then it can’t be fixed. We’ve used duct tape to fix all manner of different things in our house, and we’ve recently learned that it comes in designer colors.  NoContinue reading “Duct Tape Fixes Everything!”

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Learning to French Kiss

One of my favorite things about little kids is how their interpretations of the world around them are so much different than ours as adults.  My daughter, Amber, is now 16; but,when she was little, she came up with some real doozies.  It’s not difficult to imagine my surprise and distress when she came homeContinue reading “Learning to French Kiss”

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He’s Calling Your Name…

Over these last 16 years of parenting, I’ve learned a lot about the importance of delegation.  And, to my husband’s credit, he’s usually pretty good about picking up the pieces that I delegate to him in the arena of childcare.  With one exception:  anything that happens in the middle of the night.  If it happensContinue reading “He’s Calling Your Name…”

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Holiday Flashback!

Dear Readers: It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and – like many of the rest of you – I’ve decided to take the day off.  But never fear…I won’t leave you high and dry. Today’s post is a flash back to my very first blog on this site.  This article debuted on my blog for the firstContinue reading “Holiday Flashback!”

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Quips and Quotes Friday – May 25, 2012

It’s Quips and Quotes Friday!   Normally I try to bring you several quips and quotes to get you through the weekend, but the one I have for you today simply has to stand alone.  Once you’ve read it, you’ll realize that nothing can or should follow it! Let’s Not Talk About S-E-X Earlier thisContinue reading “Quips and Quotes Friday – May 25, 2012”

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