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An Early Resolution: Back to the Classroom!

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So, I’m sitting here at midnight, trying to write some HTML code and get my gift guide set up, and I’m so frustrated with myself. I just can’t seem to get it right! Continue reading

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3 Tips for a Happier Halloween with Kids

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This will be my fourth Halloween as a mom! Gone are the days of those adult Halloween parties with friends (you know the ones…) These days, it’s all about classroom cupcakes and trying to talk my son into wearing a coat with his Spiderman outfit. (We settled on layering underneath.) So, after a few years at this business, I’ve adopted a few rules that will help us get through the spooky season more smoothly.  Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Baby on the Move!

I may never sit again!

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A Father/Son “Plane Date” with Disney Planes #Cbias #WorldofCars

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When I first saw the preview for Disney Planes the movie, there was no doubt in my mind that it would be a hit. My son loves just about everything from Disney Pixar Films (especially Cars the movie), and honestly, I love them too! I’d probably watch them all even if I didn’t have kids.

But I decided to skip this one and let my boys have their own “Plane Date” at the movies. Why? Well, since I’ve been home with the kids, it seems that Daddy just doesn’t get that much QT anymore. Our days are so busy that father/son time has been pretty hard to come by, and I can see little indications here and there that they really need it. And since we live near a small airport and see light aircraft often, planes are kind of their “thing.” So, I sent them off on their own to have some high-flying fun.

And high-flying was right! When my son came back, he was definitely flying and all he could talk about was Dusty Crophopper. And for weeks before the movie he had been asking for a remote control plane (I have no idea why.) So, I did a little looking and found that Disney Planes’ Dusty did, in fact, come in a remote control toy…and it was available in the Disney Walmart section!

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On Weaning: Mothering Without the Breast

My son went to bed tonight with a headache. I know he’s really not feeling well because he fell asleep on the floor with his head resting on the pad we use to change his sister’s diapers. He didn’t have dinner or a popsicle. (He never skips a popsicle.)

He woke up briefly a few minutes ago. I can’t say I’m sorry, because I got to hear his little voice, know that he’s OK, and coax him back to sleep...without breastfeeding. Continue reading

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