Monthly Archive: November 2014

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How I Unspoiled My Toddler

I knew my toddler was growing up when she starting recognizing brand-name stores like Walmart. I was impressed that she was learning to visually classify the world around her. After dropping off  her brother and sister to school in the morning, and a trip to the  gym, Walmart became a part of the daily routine. My almost three-year-old got used to the idea that we would end up at one of these...

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Five Steps to Throwing the Perfect Dinner Party (Without Losing Your Sanity)

Dinner parities can be overwhelming and exhausting, especially when you have two plus children and/or a full-time job. Depending on your level of commitment and patience, the planning and execution can be simplified if you take it one day at a time. Below I’ve listed 5 steps to calm the nerves and create a seamless dinner party that you can have the luxury of enjoying. 1. Getting organized. You know...

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What I Learned While Running Errands with the Kids

I had dropped my older daughter for a play date and needed to run some errands. With my son and toddler in tow, I decided to take on the aisles of SAM’S CLUB.  As I was rummaging through the fruit section, I heard laughter among the kids. What is laughter and kindness between kids while running errands?  It’s your favorite song on repeat.  You can listen to it for eternity....

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The day you become a two-faced parent

One evening, like any other evening which usually resembles something close to a tornado, my seven year old son looked up at me from scattered books on the table and said, Mom your friends don’t know the real you–if they knew the real you they probably wouldn’t like you. His comment stopped me in my tracks. Wait, should I be mad or was that an intuitive thought? The fact that...