Why I Have My Sons’ Toys Held Hostage in the Garage

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My sons (six and four) used to occasionally fight over toys and their willingness to share them, but for the most part they played together quite happily. In fact, I had thought we reached a place where I could actually get things done around the house and occasionally work on my blog because they were […]

Should We Step Outside of Our Comfort Zone for Our Children’s Sake?

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My two boys are six and four. With the eldest, I have to admit I did a much better job of organizing play dates and taking him to things like Gymboree so that he could socialize. When my second son came along, he seemed very happy to go along and either watch or participate in […]

What You Say Can Enhance or Ruin a Moment

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We spend a lot of time as parents thinking about how to say things to our kids so that it comes out positive and produces the behavior we would like to see. Most of us strive to reward the good behavior, watch our tone, and do our best not to yell. But what happens when […]

Do Grandparents Need a Technology Time Out?

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The other day I was watching my son’s gymnastics class when I overheard some other parents talking about how much of a problem iPads and iPhones have become with regards to their children’s grandparents. One parent went as far as saying they were asking his parents to leave the iPad and iPhone either at home […]

Stopping to Be Thankful for Family on an Ordinary Saturday

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I stopped for a few items at the grocery store and I noticed they had a rib eye roast on special that looked so good. I thought about this one Easter dinner we had a few years ago, where all our family seemed to be elsewhere and we bought a roast, cooked it with fresh […]

The Awkwardness of a Birthday Party with a Food Sensitive Child

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My six year old son has a sensitivity to artificial dyes. Basically, we do not offer him foods that contain Red Dye 40 or any of the yellow dyes and eat the majority of our meals at home which leads him to be a happier, and more well-adjusted child. He does not have an allergy […]

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