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Preschool Pointers – 44: Don’t ever think, “How bad can it be?”

Before we get into this, let’s just be honest, that’s just good advice for all of life any time, anywhere. But, in relation to kids (and only one way of the many it applies), here goes: Problem: It’s mid-summer, school is eons away. Eons. And your kids have … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 41: Sneak in Suggestions

Problem: Now that your kids are getting up there in years (you know, all of four or five), they’re becoming a little more wily, a little less prone to obvious suggestions like, “why don’t you go play with your dolls?” … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 39: Be Prepared to Cancel

Problem: Last week, I talked about the schedule I’ve taken to making for the girls and I during summer. But the system is not fool-proof, and life happens. Kids get sick, they sleep too long or get up too early, … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 38: Make an Activities Schedule

Problem: It’s summertime. That means hours upon hours of emptiness to fill, minds to stimulate, fun to be had. All this fun and education for your kids can cause wear and frazzle for you (ask me how I know). So, how can … Continue reading

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How to Move with Children Underfoot

Change is stressful, and you can’t get much bigger of a change than moving, now can you? Add a few little kids into the mix and you could be looking disaster right in its face. But before you freak out … Continue reading

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How to Move with Children Underfoot

Change is stressful, and you can’t get much bigger of a change than moving, now can you? Add a few little kids into the mix and you could be looking disaster right in its face. But before you freak out … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 31: Parties and Playdates

Problem: Where you normally have one (or for us lucky ones, two) four year olds to keep busy, somehow you convinced yourself that having a group playdate would be a grand idea. After you’re done crying in your room, you … Continue reading

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Easter Blog Share

Doing Easter last minute? We’ve got some ideas for you! First of all, invite over friends! Yes, this is Jackie and her family from Accidentally Mommy! Now, we’re just dyeing eggs because that’s all some of us can handle, for real. … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 23: How to Start and Exit Games

Problem: Your kids want to play with you. All the time. Their games are simply more fun if you’re there, on the floor, a willing participant to their madness. And who can blame them? After all, you’re pretty rad. And … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers: 19 – Keep Them Involved

Problem: It’s someone else’s birthday. Not your child’s. And they are happy, but also sad because, well, when can it be their birthday? Solution: Last year, the girls were three and I got them each a little gift for their … Continue reading

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