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Kindergarten Kids – Don’t Try to Be Your Own Friend

Problem: These kids get everything. They get TV time, video game time, coloring time, outside time, board game time, time to use their imaginations, time to read, time to play, you facilitate their every fun loving moment. And yet they’re … Continue reading

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Laughable Instructions

As a mom, and more importantly, as me, I’ve noticed that the manufacturers of common products really have no idea what they’re talking about or who they’re even talking to. Here are just a few of the hundreds of instructions … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 24: Use Their Age

Problem:   Four year olds find themselves very preoccupied with time. When is tomorrow today and why ins’t yesterday tomorrow. How long is March, and how can we do TWO things in one word (visit Nana AND have special days … Continue reading

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Getting Things Done – The Specifics

Everyone has their own system to get things done that work for them. Here are some things I’ve found that help me along. 1) Determine the goals of your to-do list. If you are the type of person who will … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 70: Make the Bed

Problem: You want your three year old to start taking a little bit more responsibility, but anytime you push a certain chore he rebels and refuses to do it. Solution: This is a several-tiered solution. First, make it habit. Make … Continue reading

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Steamrolling the Chores

Let me tell you about the best $200 I ever spent.  Better yet, let me show you. That’s right.  A Bissell Steam Cleaner. For a mere $200, and hours upon days of endless toil, I finally have the carpets in … Continue reading

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22-minute Shows Are Worthless

It’s 9:07 a.m.  Dora is on to give me a few minutes while I try to make breakfast for everyone.  I manage to clean out the dishwasher and fix my coffee before 9:22 a.m. when I hear “Mama.  Mama!  Glasses!  … Continue reading

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The Sections Need Sections!

A while back, I naively posted about my To-Do List.  Well, this has become a joke since the holidays came and went.  I am so far behind, I don’t even know where to start.  Aside from joyously and caringly nurturing … Continue reading

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