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One Man’s Trash is a Kid’s Treasure

Remember as a kid how you would always want your mom’s old stuff? I used to get my mom’s old wallets, purses, and eventually clothes and shoes, and I loved it. Every time she would sort through her files I would get old file folders; if she found random notebooks, I would inherit those. Ah, [...]

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The Temper Tantrum: Surviving the Terrible Twos

It happens to every parent. Your child gets to the age of 18 months or a little older and suddenly they run the universe. They’re worse than cats! I know cats like to take over the household as soon as they arrive, but toddlers literally think they rule the world… at least their world. I’m [...]

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Misbehavers

Ah, parenting. A never-ending onslaught of giggles, chaos, and time-outs. The misbehavers: this is our new nickname for the small gaggle of children we call ours. What age is appropriate to begin using time-outs as punishment? Why do kids do so much crazy stuff, especially in groups? Mine do everything from sneaking chocolate to stashing [...]

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Helping your toddler’s speech develop

Posted by admin on January 7, 2012 in creativity, encouragement, Fun, funny, Kids, Teach, Teach and Play, toddlers |

There’s nothing more amazing than watching your toddler begin to speak. For me, my son has been especially intense because he soaks up knowledge, words, and behaviors like a sponge – this can be a bad thing when he’s around people who have some weird or not good habits, but the fact that he’s 2 [...]

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Cleaning up holiday messes

Ever wonder what age a child should be to begin helping to clean up? I suppose it depends on what their maturity level is, but you can start having them help as early as 2 years old, or whenever they understand the concept. My oldest daughter was “making her bed” when she wasn’t even 2 [...]

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Kids and the holidays: are they spoiled?

I recently came across an article that cited a survey done on parents about Christmas and presents. Apparently 76% of parents feel guilty about telling their kids NO around the holidays. That’s a pretty high number! Maybe they should take a hint from Jimmy Kimmel: YouTube Challenge – I Gave My Kids a Terrible Christmas [...]

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We Love Gingerbread Houses

I have not had a chance to make our usual gingerbread houses with the kids this year yet, but there are going to be all sorts of crafts and creations going on before Christmas is here. Gingerbread houses are one of our favorite things to make during the holidays! They are just awesome, they’re a [...]

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Christmas ornaments made easy: coffee filter angels

It’s so awesome for kiddos to make their own Christmas ornaments, and it’s fun for adults, too! Angel ornaments can be made out of a vast array of different materials, including paper, cardboard, tissues, and coffee filters. Today, I want to write about the coffee filter angel – a nifty, fun, and excellent little ornament [...]

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Team Work: The True Meaning of Family

I’m sure that many people have various definitions of family and what it means to be a part of one. Dysfunctional or not, a family is a family and ultimately plays a crucial part in a child’s upbringing and their life. Coming from someone who was adopted by one parent and didn’t stay with her [...]

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Happy Halloween! Time to carve pumpkins!

It’s that time of year again – ghouls and goblins, jack-o-lanterns, and lots of candy! I have to be honest here: this s the first time I’m in charge of the holidays. Living with my parents for so long meant that my mom was always the one who took care of the decorating and buying [...]

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