Older Kids in Strollers

Someone shared a post the other day on Facebook and I just had to laugh about it.  We’ve all seen it-the gigantic child that is still being pushed in a stroller!  I love the signs the writer expresses as ways to tell if your child is too big for a stroller.  My favorite is, “If [...]

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School Dress Codes

Does your child’s school have a specific dress code, as in they must wear a certain type of pants or shirt?  My son goes to a private school where they do have a dress code.  I would say it’s one of the easiest dress codes to follow, but yet my son still has a problem [...]

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“Just Because Having a Baby is Natural Doesn’t Mean It’s Instinctual.”

Title quoted from Amber Koter-Puline’s video regarding her postpartum depression.  Amber is a mother, blogger, and advocate for postpartum depression.  You can read her blog called Beyond Postpartum. Her quote is so true for so many mothers, but it is so very hard to admit.  If we admit it wasn’t instinctual caring for a baby, [...]

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Do your Kids Like Veggies?

As a baby, my daughter ate pretty much every fruit and vegetable.  Now at one and a half, she is very picky about vegetables.  I can’t figure out why since she is used to the taste from being a baby. I wonder if it is the texture that throws her off sometimes.  Anyone else have [...]

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Do you Have Any Helpful School Tips?

I just had my kids’ parent/teacher conferences today and it seems like every year, more and more is expected of the children at younger ages.  Back in my day, kindergarten was more like preschool is now.  It was more of a “fun” time and the expectations weren’t so high. My son, who is in kindergarten, is having [...]

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Toddler Car Woes

  I have had the hardest time lately with my one and half year old riding in the car.  I had thought there was a new law passed recently stating children had to be at least 2 years old and 20lbs, not just one year old, to move their car seat to forward facing, but [...]

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Stay at Home Mom Confessions

There was a great segment on The Bert Show this morning that I wanted to share.  It was hilarious! They asked stay at home moms to call in and confess what they actually do when they are staying at home with all their kids in school.  Some of the callers had such funny answers; sleeping for 5 [...]

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To Circumcise or Not to Circumcise…..?

Did you circumcise your boys?  I did not with my son and some people look at me strangely and comment on how he will be “traumatized” in the locker room at school when he looks different than other boys. I’m under the belief that God made us perfect, so why would we have to cut [...]

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What Kids Know These Days

Am I the only parent who is shocked about what our kids know these days (aka what they learn at school from other kids)?  I want to say that my children lead a somewhat sheltered life.  No, we’re not Amish or anything, but we value family and believe children should be children and not be [...]

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“Leashing” your Child

*Photo credited to Lesa Rhoton’s triplets at the zoo There is so much controversy about “leashing” your child in public places.  Some think it’s treating your child like an animal or that you’re a lazy parent that doesn’t keep track of your kids.  I personally have only used it once with one of my children while [...]

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