Tag : kids

groundhog day

I equate being a parent to being in the movie Groundhog Day. You ask your kids to do the same things day in and day out, getting the same exact response every time, hoping desperately for things to change. But they don’t. Kids always act surprised and indignant when you tell them they have to do something like, say, brush their …

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morning

If you’re a parent, you already know that it can be very difficult to get your kids up, out the door, and to the bus on time every morning. If this is something you struggle with, just follow these easy steps to make sure your mornings run smoothly, and your kids get on that bus, leaving you to clean the …

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Written on Aug, 15, 2017 by in | 3 Comments.
rules for the beach

Okay, kids! If you haven’t gotten to the beach yet this summer, or if you’ve been going and are headed back, here’s a quick refresher for the Children’s Rules for the Beach! At least one child per family must want to go to the beach, and at least one child must NOT want to go to the beach (even if …

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to-do list

I am a big fan of the to-do list. I make one for myself every week. I even write things on it that I’ve already done to make it seem like I’ve accomplished something (and also to remind myself that I did it, and do NOT need to do it again, which sometimes works). Anyway, since children don’t have all that many …

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every night

Every night, after my children go to bed, I let out a sigh of relief bigger than the night before. As a parent, nothing feels quite as good as that sigh. Unfortunately, that feeling only lasts for about 2.4 seconds. Then the reality of all the things you still need to do begins to sink in. It’s a vicious cycle. …

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love

I love my kids more than anything in the world. They’re cute and funny and smart and amazing. It’s just that sometimes, I love them even more from a distance. For example, when we’re at the park and I’m sitting on a bench at one end and they’re playing waaayyyy at the other end completely engrossed in swinging or sliding or climbing …

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There are many, many things you never hear about Motherhood before you become a parent, and there is a very good reason for this – propagation of the human race. If mothers were completely honest with their daughters and friends were completely honest with their friends, all humanity would slowly but surely cease to exist. Women everywhere would stop having …

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other people's kids

I find it astonishing how patient I can be with other people’s kids compared to my own. Other people’s kids can show me 50 crappy drawings of the same picture, take 10 minutes to tell me something that should only take 10 seconds, or ask me the same stupid question 20 times, and my responses would be, “Oh, what a nice …

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Written on Oct, 20, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Here’s why I think it’s a good idea to have your children help clean the house from an early age. This is a picture of my son as a 2-year old using the vacuum. He could barely push the thing, it didn’t amount to any actual cleaning, and it resulted in making my chores taking just that much longer (especially since I …

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Written on Sep, 14, 2015 by in , | Leave a comment

School is back in full swing and I’m going to be honest. It’s been wonderful! I have finished reading a book and am half-way through another. I can get my errands for the week done in a normal amount of time. I can shower without having to simultaneously referee some ridiculous dispute. I can exercise. Not “I’m going to park far …

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