Monthly Archives: September 2011

Toddler Tricks – 60: Give Them What They Want

The third way to shut your child up for a hot second is to give them what they want. This sounds like a bad idea, but in context, it’s not. Problem: Same as last week. Your child is yammering away … Continue reading

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A Twin Specialty

Toddlers don’t like compromise. This is a shame. Compromise is one of my main tactics in calming the girls, and since they don’t like it, well, it doesn’t work at all. I keep waiting for the day that they will … Continue reading

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Preschool Woes

“Mama, I don’t want to go to school. I want to stay home.” “But you like school, don’t you?” “No, I don’t like it.” “Well, what do you do in school. Play games? Read stories? Make sandcastles? Feed ducks? Sing?” … Continue reading

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Getting Out of Trouble

As my children get a better grasp on conversation, emotion and dare I say logic, they are starting to dictate our movements more and more, wriggling out of tough situations, testing avenues and words to see what will let them … Continue reading

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Don’t Believe the Television

As the FDA has said the arsenic found in apple juice is organic arsenic, which is quite different from inorganic arsenic and harmless. Well, let’s all wipe our brows, crisis averted. Close call, right? No. Now, don’t get me wrong, … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Cake Mix Cookies

I don’t have a large mixer or beaters, so when I make cake, I usually use cake mix. Someday this will change, but for now I usually have quite a few boxes of cake mix on hand. The problem with … Continue reading

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Moment of the Week – 59: Florida Weekend

This is more than a single moment, but I snapped a few pictures last weekend that really show the girls in all their glory and go through a typical Florida weekend. We play a lot of imaginary games. One of … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 59: Pay Attention

This is another way to stop the repetition, repetition, tantrum sequence. Problem: You have the same problem you had last week. Your child is talking your ear off, and it’s all “I want this, I need that, mommy, mommy, mommy, … Continue reading

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Shown Up by Three Year Olds

The girls are requiring all of my attention today, so I’ll keep this short and laughable. Remember how I killed the plant? My toddlers have now proven their plant-tending abilities far superior to mine. I give you, the grassmen. READ … Continue reading

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The Rules of Preschool

This will be the preschool edition. Here’s a list of things that I have learned these past two weeks, the hard way. 1) When you drop your kid off, drop him off and go. They told me to do this. … Continue reading

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