Category Archives: raising children

Daring to Grow up.

When they are little, we get an occasional glimpse of their independence.  They want to pour their own cereal.  They want to pick out their own clothes.  They want to cross the street without holding your hand. When they are … Continue reading

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It should suit you just fine.

Have any doubts about putting on that bathing suit this summer? Read this and let me know if you might just change your mind.

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Dear Daughters, Just in Case I Forgot to Mention This…

#39 Always #54 This I know #96 Favorite 101 Things I Will Teach My Daughters | Thought Catalog.

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Now that you know, what are your plans for today (and tomorrow)?

“Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them – a mother’s approval, a father’s nod – are covered by moments of their … Continue reading

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You might be a mom if…

Have you ever been out of un-broken crackers but had plenty of wine in the house? “You seem tired and short-tempered this morning which is why I felt more comfortable writing this than having a face-to-face. Can I get you … Continue reading

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Outdoor must do’s for your child.

Canoe down a river squeaked in at #50; it’s my husband’s favorite. I like #6, #24, and #42. Take a look here and create a summer bucket list. Blog inspired by: Little Eco Footprints

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I Wouldn’t Eat Cereal out of that Bowl.

My dog poops a lot. Dr. OZ would say she’s very healthy. Our backyard (and front yard and side yard) are full of evidence. When I walk my dog, I always pick up the evidence. But in my backyard? I … Continue reading

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Pee Outside if you Really Really Have to.

When my daughters were growing up, the rule was:  “If you go out, stay out!” I had my own selfish reasons for not wanting to get them all bundled up only to hear them trying to break through the locked front … Continue reading

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And the Fury | Misadventures of a Modern Mommy

And the Fury | Misadventures of a Modern Mommy.

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Please Dont Help My Kids – Alameda, CA Patch

“Children need to be challenged and pushed, not to the point where they give up but to the point where they think, “Wow, look at me go!” – Robert John Meehan   Related articles Please Don’t Help My Kids – … Continue reading

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