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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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 of … Continue reading Quips and Quotes Friday – June 15, 2012

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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 first … Continue reading Holiday Flashback!

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Teaching Mom to Laugh at Herself

One of the lessons I’ve tried my hardest to instill in my kids is the importance of learning to laugh at yourself.  If I’ve said it once, I’m sure I’ve said it a thousand times:  “If you can’t learn to laugh at yourself, then you’ll be the only one not laughing while the rest of … Continue reading Teaching Mom to Laugh at Herself

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The Adventures of Box Boy

About six months ago, we got new neighbors.  They seem nice enough.  I think they’re both doctors, and they have one son that’s a few years younger than my daughter.  We nicknamed him “Box Boy.”  Okay, in fairness to myself and my husband, we didn’t nickname him Box Boy; our kids did. It all started … Continue reading The Adventures of Box Boy

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Quips and Quotes Friday – May 11, 2012

Here we are again…FRIDAY!  For this week’s Quips and Quotes, I’d like to bring you the conversations that took place in my house in the days following my daughter’s completion of Driver’s Ed and those leading up to her 16th Birthday.  Enjoy! Always Listen to Mommy! As some of you know, I have a 16 … Continue reading Quips and Quotes Friday – May 11, 2012

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Can you repeat that?

Dear Readers:  Every once in a while, life grabs ahold of you and you just have to go with the flow.  The last week or so has been like that for me and, as a result, my blog didn’t get written today.  But never fear, I’ve gone back through the archives to bring you one … Continue reading Can you repeat that?

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Hangin’ onto Patience by a Shoestring

As every parent knows, if you want something done properly, you must be very specific about your expectations.  Kids will do absolutely anything to get out of doing what you want, even if it means doing something completely wrong just to win the battle.  For instance, when I send my 7-year old to take a … Continue reading Hangin’ onto Patience by a Shoestring

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Never Let ’em See You Laugh

Among the most important rules of parenting are three that a parent should never forget: Pick your battles. Whatever you do, don’t laugh. If they see you laugh, you’ve lost the battle. I was reminded of this quite recently during a discussion with my 7-year son, Braden, who is probably the quickest-witted of anyone in … Continue reading Never Let ’em See You Laugh

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