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Chore List For Kids By Age

With each new school year comes new responsibility for your children. That should apply to home as well. They grow up so fast and sometimes it can feel like a punch in the gut when they don’t need you anymore. But doing things for them at home that they really should be doing for themselves […] Read more…

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10 Healthy Halloween Treats

Having a kid who doesn’t eat candy, challenges me to find fun ways for her to enjoy Halloween without the sugar craze that goes along with it.  Whether your kids eat candy or not, plan a spook-tacular party by adding any of these healthy Halloween treats! (Note: No bugs were harmed in the making of these treats:) Read more…

Water Garden Fish Tank

Friday Find: Water Garden Fish Tank

I usually don’t give the kid any gifts this close to Christmas (which is exactly 7 weeks from today, by the way!) but this year I had to make one exception.  Journey’s fish died right before we moved and I promised her I would get her a new one once we were settled.  Since her […] Read more…

Is It Bullying Or Just Bad Behavior

Is It Bullying Or Just Bad Behavior?

To be a parent is to walk a tightrope. To strike the perfect balance between teaching your children about utopia and reality. The way things should be and the way the actually are. In utopia, my daughter’s friends play nicely. They never hurt each other physically or emotionally. But in reality, friends don’t always get […] Read more…

The Process Of Letting Go Of Your Child

The Process Of Letting Go Of Your Child

When I noticed that an overnight trip was a part of the 3rd grade curriculum at my daughter’s school, I furrowed my brow for a sec. But I shrugged and thought, “No biggie, I’ll just make sure I’m one of the chaperones.” Until I found out that parents weren’t allowed to chaperone. Not one. Then I realized that for me, this trip had become the first step in the arduous process of letting go of my child. Read more…

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When Another Kid Calls Your Daughter A Bitch

Journey came home from school last week and told me that a boy called her a “bitch” on the school bus. While this wasn’t the first time she had heard the word (that was on the playground!), it was definitely the first time she had been called one. She explained that she was having a […] Read more…

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