Category : Parenting Winter Blues

spring

Ah, Spring! It’s one of my favorite times of the year. I have lived in the northeastern United States since I was born, so the cold and snow of Winter is nothing new to me. It’s all I’ve ever known (except for three glorious Winters I spent in the warm sunshine of Florida). I didn’t mind the Winter as a kid; …

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Written on Mar, 04, 2016 by in | Leave a comment
moms get sick

When you become a Mom, taking care of sick kids is part of the deal and there is no avoiding it. Now, Moms are obviously people, so it only stands to reason that Moms get sick, too. But one thing that has always amazed me is how any times my kids have gotten sick and I’ve manage to avoid catching whatever illness …

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stomach bug

I recently wrote a post about being stuck at home in the winter with children who claim to be sick. Now I’d like to explore being stuck at home with children who actually are sick with the dreaded stomach bug. My oldest brother, who was the first of my siblings to become a parent, once told me that when you …

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Written on Feb, 09, 2016 by in , | 4 Comments.
February Vacation

If you are a parent living in the northeastern portion of the United States, then you are all too familiar with February vacation, or “vacation.” I put that word in quotations because it is most certainly not a vacation from the perspective a parent. It is an unnecessary inconvenience that we begin dreading the second our children head back to school …

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Written on Feb, 03, 2016 by in , | 1 Comment.
Sick Day

I’ve been lucky so far when it comes to my children getting sick and having to miss school. It hasn’t happened too often in the four years since my oldest started preschool, and when it does, it’s generally only for one day. Not only have I been graced with relatively healthy children, I have also been graced with honest children. I haven’t ever had …

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