Kids

Horror Movies for Toddlers?

I ran across a post on a blog recently about a parent that lets their 3 year old child watch horror movies. This person went on to describe how the child now won’t eat pumpkin because it’s afraid of them. I was shocked, so I left a quick comment about those movies not being appropriate for a 3 year old. I don’t expect the...

October 27, 2008
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A Minor Miracle.

A couple days ago I woke up in a less-than-motherly mood. And my 3yr old woke up in a less-than-obedient mood. We butted heads over getting dressed and it actually took 45 minutes beginning to end. Fun, huh? Then it was time to go on our walk. We discussed how he was supposed to behave, to sit and not try to run around. (Two...

October 26, 2008
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Outdoor School.

First off, thanks for your well wishes for my burn. TMI, but it’s scabbing over..not real pretty. And I am absolutely not doing hot wax again! My parents left WY yesterday, so they should be here tomorrow. My dd has outdoor school next week and the school asked for parent volunteers to be chaperons for the kids. I didn’t think it would be good...

October 9, 2008
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Childhood Memories, Part 2.

Remembering all the stuff we did as kids that was questionable or crazy, I realized I had to add a “part 2.” So if you weren’t totally bored yesterday, I hope you enjoy this. A common practice growing up was to “pants” each other. You know, go up to someone and just yank down on their pants (when they had an elastic band obviously)....

October 7, 2008
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Childhood Memories.

I’ve been reading some pretty funny stuff from my friends on my blogroll (shameless?) so I thought I’d share some things I did as a kid. I’m the youngest of 5 and we grew up in a very big house. The front foyer was totally open, so it was 2 stories. In that room was a staircase that split off to 2 sides of...

October 6, 2008
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For or Against Co-Sleeping?

When I was a teenager, I had a few of those, “When I have kids, I’ll never…” You know how that goes. Spank, make a kid sit at the table until they’re done with their dinner, make them do chores, say things like, “Because I’m the mom!”, and co-sleep. Well, I’ve stuck by the dinner one at least. I’ve blown the other ones. Even...

October 3, 2008
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Sleeping Troubles…Again.

Our second child, Pierce, is 3. He’s my high-maintenance one. From the time he was a week old, he wanted to be stuck back to me. I would go to bed and Paul (who always stays up later than me) would take the midnight feeding. For about 5-6 nights (at a week), baby would cry for 2-3 hours, no matter what we did. One...

September 30, 2008
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Holiday Recipes!

A friend sent me a great list of holiday cakes, so instead of sharing all if them, here’s the link to the site. Once I got there, I remembered it from when my oldest was really little…it’s great. There’s so much fun stuff! It’s got things for kids, like letters to Santa, activities, and stories. I went ahead and bookmarked it since this post...

September 27, 2008
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Halloween Prep!

My sister sent me a great link to Family Fun magazine with tons of Halloween fun stuff. It’s pretty awesome, so I’ll share it! Right here.

September 26, 2008
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My Kids Have Taught Me…

1. When changing your baby’s diaper on your bed, use your husband’s side. He’ll never notice the wet spot. 2. When burping your baby, keep his face away from your chest. 3. Turn the light on at night when you use the bathroom after a tired 3 year old. 4. It’s best to pretend the wet spot on the bathroom floor is water when...

August 29, 2008
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