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Guest Post – Twins are Double the Everything for Grandparents

Today, I am lucky to have a guest post aimed at parents and grandparents alike, something which I, personally, couldn’t write due to lack of experience. I do know that most of the pointers are right on. Especially the separation … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village

My kids love me. They stick by my side. In fact, it’s hard for me to get away, for anyone else to help them, to put on their shoes, to dress them. My kids want me. What an ego boost. … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 92: When Everything Changes, Stay the Same

Problem: You’re going to visit family, or friends, or someone far away where it’s not quite a vacation, but not quite not. You need your children to behave, but with all the changes to routine, new faces, and new pecking … Continue reading

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Who’s in Charge? Mark your Territory

My kids are being awful. It’s a problem. It’s doubly a problem because my mother is visiting and I want them to be good. Every time she comes or we go to visit her, I think, well, they’ve been such … Continue reading

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Through the Eyes of a Child

Young children have all the answers. They simplify the problem and their solutions are often immediate and…impossible. We’ve decided on a last-minute trip to see my family before Christmas (we can’t make it for the holiday this year.) This is … Continue reading

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I Need Some Space!

I’ve heard over and over again that the best way to get a well-behaved child in public is to remove her from any situation in which she is causing a ruckus.  Screaming at a restaurant.  Back to the car, possibly … Continue reading

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Moment of the Week – 24

A concert for Nana! http://parentwin.blogspot.com/2011/01/moment-of-week-24.html

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I Just Know

My kids are only two and a half, and already I find myself saying “I just know” on a daily basis.  But not to the kids.  To the other adults around me. It’s a strange phenomenon, knowing something is going … Continue reading

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Because I Said So

Routine changes, as I’ve said, are hard to deal with both for the toddlers and the adults involved.  Even the slightest change can cause a ripple effect that will last for weeks. When my mother in law visited us, not … Continue reading

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Baby Knows Best

I’m one of those mean mothers who doesn’t give her kids candy or chocolate or ice cream or chocolate milk.  My husband laughs at me over this all the time.  I’m not against these things in principle.  Really, it’s just … Continue reading

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