Category : Parenting Winter Blues

spring

It’s finally Spring, according to the calendar, anyhow. While you may have the overwhelming urge to set fire to your house rather than do some Spring cleaning, try to resist it. With just a few easy touches, you can decorate your house for Spring to help you get out of that Winter funk. So open some windows to rid your …

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indoor playground

  Since I live in New England, and the ground is still covered with snow halfway through the month of March, my kids are getting a little stir-crazy, to say the least. And so am I. We live in a relatively small space, so during the wet, cold, windy, snowy months (which is about half of them), there isn’t a …

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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 | 1 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

UPDATE: I’m happy to announce that this is the last year I have to deal with February “vacation,” as our school district has finally decided to opt for the long weekend over Presidents’ Day starting next school year! I don’t know the exact reasons that made them come to this decision, but I’d like to think that they read my …

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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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