In this crazy world of constant comparing and “Keeping Up with the Joneses,” it’s nice to take a step back and remember what we have to be grateful for. It can be hard as adults to make this a...
"This next award goes to my no-complainer of the group, the one who goes with the flow in all situations…" I immediately teared up in my seat when my son received that end-of-the-year award back in May. Not because I...
YouTube, Blippi, learning apps, gaming apps, Netflix, Amazon Prime. I love it all! And here's why... I recently attended my daughter’s end-of-year Mass and awards ceremony, holding back tears as I enjoyed the sound of school-aged voices filling a century-old...
Sadly, I just read an article about an 8-year-old who died after getting stuck between a washing machine and a dryer while playing hide-and-seek. It really made me pause since we recently had a few scares of our own. A...
Most of us are aware of a movie star who catastrophically shocked us recently this year by engaging in an act of physical aggression at a popular awards ceremony. Very few could have predicted that this seemingly talented, dynamic,...
We have a "no TV" rule in our house. The rule is: No TV during the week. You'd think it would make our life harder, but it actually makes it easier. This is because our kids are TV zombies....
I had a few epiphanies after having my second child. Kids can stay in the same outfit all day. Naptime doesn’t require wrestling moves. And it turns out that they can hear you the first time you tell them...
We could have gone in many different directions for the content of this post with a title like that, but let's keep it clean, folks. I'm here today to talk about the importance of actually playing with toys. You...
I first noticed it in photographs. My 3-year-old’s left eye would appear turned in while the other eye looked straight on. Then other people started noticing and it started to happen more frequently where I saw it increase in...
This too shall pass, right? That’s what they’re always telling us when things aren’t quite working out the way that we want them to. But if you’re like me — I like to think of it as curious, others...
Bribing to some people is seen as a dirty parenting tactic. Also known as promising your child something in return for stopping a tantrum, sharing a toy, following orders, cleaning a room, or in our case, pooping on the...
Though they've been around for a while, somehow our family has just discovered the "No, David!" books. I think we originally received one as a gift. My older son enjoyed the book, but it wasn't his favorite. With my...

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