Just Reading, Mom

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Moms of toddlers. Silence may be golden to rest of the world, but it is cause for alarm (or at the very least, an investigation) in our homes, am I right? Silence is what sent me on an early morning hunt an hour ago. And I found this. Tucked away in her new hand-me-down bedroom, […]

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Natural Consequences and a Cheating Mom

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I’m a firm believer in natural consequences as a learning tool. You ignore your alarm or my wake up call? Be frantic or late to school. You forget your PE shoes or instrument? Suffer the consequences set by the teacher. Stubborn about tonight’s supper (even though you ate it fine last time)? A growling tummy […]

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How to Host a Tea Party

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I’m too often the mom who is too busy.  Not right now.  Maybe later.  I’m already cleaning up one mess.  After your nap.  I’m working.  Not before dinner!  Just a minute.  Is your room clean?  We ran out of time today. Oh, they won’t remember it anyway.  Not today.  Maybe tomorrow.  Ask your sister.  Play […]

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Sunglasses Showdown

Sunglasses Showdown

We don’t get out much, but last night we had VIP tickets to the Sunglasses Showdown and just couldn’t pass them up. 1) This is just the kind of things that conspires when mom says, “No movie tonight.” 2) We were all up way past bedtime and no one cared. 3) With the collection of […]

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Finer Folding

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It’s been a long week, friends.  Long days, early mornings, late (and short!) nights. We’ve been out the door to Vacation Bible School each morning at 8:45, arriving home at 11:30.  Lunch, chores, computer work, naps (amen!), supper, and 8:30 ballgames every evening.  Baths at 10:00 and start over the next day.  Plus football camp […]

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