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A typical Wednesday.

A typical Wednesday.

My Wednesday. In photos. It starts here – I wake up – wish I was her (still sleeping) and sooo sleepy. Then it’s rush rush rush and drive the Bear to school. Bear dropped off, then back home to have breakfast, clean the kitchen, walk the dog. (caught her mid-sentence … apparently) We finish all that up just in time to head to the Y for a good ‘Play Babies, Play Treehouse’ (for Zo) and …

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The Scariest Feeling…

My baby sister and me. circa 1993 Over breakfast, I was texting with a friend as she was describing to me her account of panic this morning. Her 4 year old was missing from his bed when she went to check on him in the morning. After frantically searching the house, he was discovered (with a smile) hiding behind his bedroom door. Unfortunately, I know her exact feeling all too well. I was seriously surprised …

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The Scariest Feeling…

My baby sister and me. circa 1993 Over breakfast, I was texting with a friend as she was describing to me her account of panic this morning. Her 4 year old was missing from his bed when she went to check on him in the morning. After frantically searching the house, he was discovered (with a smile) hiding behind his bedroom door. Unfortunately, I know her exact feeling all too well. I was seriously surprised …

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You know you make a great parenting team when…

A hot little couple turned A rocking parenting team. … last night, we went through the usual bedtime routine and 3 kids were snuggling down to slumber town. Then the coughing started. I was laying on the couch settling Zoie, Christopher was in the Bear’s room, settling a wiggly Bear and Roxy was in her bed coughing up a storm. Step 1: We told Roxy to go get a glass of water. Water didn’t help. …

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Parenting and Censorship

One of the hardest things for me as a parent is trying not to impose my likes and dislikes onto my children. Just because I kind of hate baseball, doesn’t mean I want my children to hate baseball. I don’t want mini-me’s. I want to discover my kids’ personalities along with them. I do find myself from time to time (and a lot of parents do this – don’t pretend you don’t), when talking to …

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Goal for the Week: Quit Yelling!!!

I’ve been a Mom for almost 6 years now. I’ve been a StepMom for over 9 years. But I’ve been a SAHM Mom for only 16 and a half months. Sometimes I feel like I’m playing catch up in the whole Mom training. I’ve pretty much got the whole laundry, cooking, bathing, cleaning thing under control. What I need to work on – my focus starting right now is to QUIT YELLING!!! I hate that …

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