Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Five Different Types of Toddler Tantrums

My life plunges ever deeper into the realm of ridiculous as my kids struggle to determine what is reality and what is imagination, what is reasonable and what is impossible.  It’s a long process and their “coping mechanisms” involve a … Continue reading

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Moment of the Week – 35

The babies learn that hugs are fun! Thanks Yo Gabba Gabba. http://parentwin.blogspot.com/2011/04/moment-of-week-35.html

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Toddler Tricks – 35

Ways to Trick your Baby: Problem: Toddlers have very rigid routines and definitions as to how the world around them needs to be working. Any minute detail you forget can be grounds for a knock-down, fall-out tantrum, and these things … Continue reading

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The First Story of my First Born(s)

Rule number one in life for a sexually active woman? Never take a pregnancy test at work. It was a chilly January evening when I stepped into the Walgreens on my dinner break. I picked up a frozen pizza, a … Continue reading

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4 Ways to be a Better Mom

Virginia over at My Spinning Plates has children older than three, and she has survived.  Not only that, but she has had fun.  I had to ask her how she did it! ___ When I was asked to do a … Continue reading

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Shoe Dazzle

I love shoes. I have always loved shoes, and I feel confident that I will always love shoes.  It started when I was a little girl, staring all all the awesome heels in my mother’s closet that I was never … Continue reading

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Say What?

When I became a parent, I fully expected my speech patterns to change a bit.  I knew I’d be hearing a lot more phrases like “You can’t do that,” “Please wait,” “In a minute,” and the now infamous “Can you … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 34

Ways to Trick your Baby: Problem: You’re trying really hard to clean your house, but your children aren’t having it.  They will allow you to get nothing done other than play with them. Solution: Have them help.  This takes a … Continue reading

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The Witch Is Coming!

Last week, my babies went to bed for the first time in what must be a year without making me go back in there to resettle them.  A magical secret of happiness and sugar plums as they drift off to … Continue reading

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A Boy Clothing Nightmare – Guest Blog

Emilie, school teacher and blogger extraordinaire over at Teaching Ain’t For Heroes, was kind enough to give me some insight on shopping for boy clothing.  And I thought I had it rough with girls! ____ I kind of always knew … Continue reading

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