Parenthood

Mindful Learning – Get Valuable Homeschooling Resources

Posted by on Aug 24, 2013 in Parenthood, Play, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Mindful Learning – Get Valuable Homeschooling Resources

As parents, we think a ton about how our children learn, and what our role is in facilitating and guiding their education. That’s why I’m happy to be an affiliate for this new eBundle on Mindful Learning! The Mindful Learning eBundle holds 6 carefully selected learning and homeschooling resources, with a focus on early reading. This is a practical bundle with over 1,200 pages of learning fun and numerous printables. If you’re stuck in a homeschool rut, if your child keeps...

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Warning: Pinterest May Make Your Child Turn Blue

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Parenthood, Play | 2 comments

Warning: Pinterest May Make Your Child Turn Blue

I’m addicted to Pinterest. I drool over blogs filled with kid-friendly activities, showing preschoolers proudly displaying their handmade creations, images of glass jars lined up on shelves filled with googly eyes and bits of scrap tissue paper, and perfectly just-out-of-focus closeups of chubby little fingers up to their elbows in sensory materials like dried lentils and puddles of glitter. My 3-year-old has also been blue for 2 days, and I have hot glue in my half-melted hair. A recent...

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Boxes of Love

Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 in Parenthood, Play, Uncategorized | 5 comments

Boxes of Love

Share the news about Boxes of Love! WECT WWAY News Channel 14 After hearing the news of the devastating tragedy that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School, our hearts broke. Big T and I have been wandering around the house in a daze, crying, hugging Baby T and Little M, and feeling fearful, disgusted, intensely heartbroken, and helpless. Big T grew up in Newtown, a quaint little village where the flagpole in the center of town is the biggest landmark. It’s a town where everyone...

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Parenting – The Control Issue

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Parenthood, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Parenting – The Control Issue

I recently had an epiphany: Kids go through developmental stages. I know, I know… brilliant, right? I mean, we all know this. I’m not saying anything new. In fact, you’re probably sitting there thinking, “Duh. This girl has lost her mommy marbles.” Well, that may be true, but something else rang true to me recently: My kids are going to get through their developmental stages when they’re ready. That means that there’s not much I can do to stop tantrums,...

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Hide and Seek

Posted by on Sep 23, 2012 in Parenthood, Play, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hide and Seek

I haven’t been blogging that much, and I miss it. I spend so much time working on the big stuff that it’s easy to neglect the small stuff. Like enjoying my time with my kids without checking the computer. Like spending the day outside and feeling the first inklings of fall breeze across my face. Like giving Big T a hug and a smooch when we wake up in the mornings. And then something so delightfully adorable happens, and it reminds me to always stop for that second glance. Little M...

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Zen Mama: An Oxymoron?

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Parenthood, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Zen Mama: An Oxymoron?

If you know me, you know that I like to do things naturally. It’s not because I’m a big hippie, it’s not because I ran around barefoot as a kid, and it’s not because I fit into a particular definition of crunchy. It’s because to me, doing things naturally is simpler. And my brain can’t handle all that much complication. You know how I feel about birth, babywearing, breastfeeding, and all that: to me, it’s just easier to do it all as simply as possible....

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