Tag Archives: Parenting

Ornaments are Memories

I love Christmas. Few things make me happier than seeing the lights and decorations go up, hearing holiday songs start playing, and watching the joy and wonder on children’s faces when they open gifts from Santa. That said, it’s a … Continue reading

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Snow Day

Every writer dreams of one day working from home, writing all day in comfy pajama pants, while the bestselling book royalties roll in.   When the announcement came Tuesday night that school would be cancelled due to cold weather, I … Continue reading

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Save the Cursive!

School has started and our household now contains a proud second grader. I approached this milestone with both joy and dread. Second grade was very memorable for me. I had the meanest, strictest second grade teacher ever, so it was … Continue reading

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Simply Summer

This week I want to share an inspirational post by Happily Whole: The other day my sister and I were talking about summer. Even living hours apart, we were on the same page! Simplicity. That’s what we want out of … Continue reading

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Cycles of Life

In many ways raising a child is like performing a social experiment. It begins as a parent endurance test, a survival of the fittest conducted in a sleep deprived state, in the confines of your own home with the constant … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels to the Rescue

Newsflash: This week, for the first time ever, my daughter asked to bring a book she was excited about to school for silent reading. Cue the crowd roar.  Zoom in on this mother dancing around the house fist-pumping. Let’s put … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Inspiration

If you haven’t read this article yet, head over to Viral Nova for some Friday afternoon encouragement: To The Fatty Running on the Track This Afternoon: I Really Hope You Read This Seriously.  Once you get past the negative tone … Continue reading

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Babies Can’t Learn To Read

Shocking announcement from The Atlantic this week: Babies Can’t Learn To Read! A surprising number of parents are still convinced their baby can read if given the proper stimulus.  These parents would do anything, and pay any cost, to help … Continue reading

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Sharing Legos

My daughter and I finally trekked to the theater to see Lego Movie this afternoon.  It’s huge with the first grade crowd.  Surprisingly, the movie is even more popular with adults. Finally the funny, age-appropriate adventure movie most parents have … Continue reading

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Cookie Time

Yesterday 1400 boxes of cookies were delivered for our troop.  The stack didn’t look that huge in my imagination.  I quickly morphed from high-fiving our seven awesome little sales women to wonder why I’d volunteered to be a Girl Scout … Continue reading

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