Category: Motherhood

the barber

The Barber

When one thinks of a child’s first haircut (or any haircut for that matter), they often associate a professional environment with few tears, lots of laughs and maybe a lollipop or two to sweeten the deal. But how many parents have encountered the barbershop at home?  I’m talking about when the bonafide barber is your […]

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Responsibility…it’s not just for adults

Whether you’ve always been a rule-follower, or like to live on the wild side, being a responsible person is something of value. In order to teach our kids what’s right, we need to be their first and best role model. Being a responsible person means that people can rely on you to get the job […]

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Siblings

Yin and Yang

When you are a parent of more than one child, it is only natural to make comparisons between them.  Who’s with me? When my eldest was born I had no idea what I was doing – but who does?  Just like any other new mom, I ended up learning alongside my daughter the joys (and […]

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When Should I Call the Pediatrician?

*Excerpt taken from KA’s Academy Newsletter January 2011* How many times have you retrieved your pediatrician’s phone number from your rolodex, only to stare at your phone wondering: Should I call, or shouldn’t I? No one wants to pester the doctor needlessly or halt the day’s plans for no good reason. On the other hand, […]

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Lessons Learned on Tantrums

About a year or so ago I posted about how my life was nothing but a series of pre-meditated actions and routines since I had a toddler. At the time, I was still calculating my moves, reflecting on my failures and above all else trying to determine why this was becoming second nature to me. And recently it hit me: tantrums. […]

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Top Five Lies Said to My Toddler

I don’t even know how I got myself into these lies; they just happened. I think they appeared somewhere between trying to get through the day and knowing what’s best for my daughter. Not a good excuse, I know. This past weekend I was consciously aware of the lies, or little fibs as I now like to […]

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Even More Thankful for Her…

I’m not alone with this post. I’m one of many, millions. All saying the same thing. All feeling the same thing. Thankfulness for our children. Appreciation for their silliness and smiles and sweet voices. Newfound patience for their tantrums and mistakes. Overwhelming, overflowing love for their very existence. And, now a paralazying fear that something […]

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activity bag

In the Bag

Before you hit the road this holiday season, consider packing a Kids’ Activity Bag. Yes, it’s one more thing for your list, but it will definitely be worth the effort. With a whopping four successful road trips under my belt, I feel like I’ve achieved a higher rank from these armed forces of motherhood. Activity […]

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Kids, Choices and Guilt

When your child is hurt, your heart breaks. When you think your child might be hurt, or he might be faking, your heart is filled with angst-ridden guilt. How do you know what to do? That is the million dollar question. And, after 2 kids, I can say with 100% certainty that regardless of whether […]

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Homework Can Be Manageable?

The summer is over and it’s back to school again. Is the opening song from Grease 2 playing in anyone else’s head? No? Okay, just me. With a new school year comes homework. I’m determined not to end up in the fetal position as I did last year after the countless arguments and struggles with […]

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