Life

Team

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I love when blessings blind-side me.  And that God is covering me, while I’m tackling what’s in front of me.  He’s not only part of our parenting team, but He has put a huge team of amazing people around our boys. It’s amazing that only ten months ago, I was alone and lost with a…

Creative Answers

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We recently read Creative Answers to Misbehavior by John Taylor, which we liked mainly because it’s only 28 pages long, but also because it has practical examples of strategies we know we should be doing, from a theoretical standpoint.  Mostly as an exercise in engraining new knowledge in accessible brain matter, we’ll list some of…

Baby Bath

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Giving a baby a bath is not an easy task.  Daddy prefers not to do it at all.  I’m not sure if he’s ever given our youngest baby a bath.  I know it’s daunting, and a bit scary at first, but anyone can master it. Anyway, here’s how I go about bath time: Supplies: Baby…

Baby Carriers

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I love wearing my babies!  For a lot of us moms, baby carriers are like handbags.  We’re not satisfied with just one, or something in us just wants to try them all.  They all have their own benefits.  If you aren’t interested in owning more than one, but want to wear Baby, here are my…

Baby Proofing

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With our first child, very little baby-proofing was needed.  He didn’t try to get into stuff he didn’t belong in.  Except one drawer.  So, we put a latch on it, which immediately broke when he opened the drawer, causing him to fall on the drawer and bust his lip (I’m not happy with Safety First. …

Public Restrooms

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I think every new mom dreads the day their baby becomes a toddler who can walk around a public restroom, and even more, the day they use it. I seemed to do OK keeping my oldest from touching anything when he started using public restrooms, but now that there are two of them, it somehow…

Top Behavior Strategies

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With a four-year-old and a two-year-old, and not enough time to spread across my three children, along with dishes and laundry (Oh, how I despise them!  The chores, not the children!), behavior is always a challenge. I often have those days where we have back to back appointments from 8:00am to 5:00pm, which means the…

Saying Thank You

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About a year ago, I went in search of volunteer activities I can do with my toddlers.  One of few organizations who were receptive to my kiddos was March of Dimes.  They said they were getting ready for their Macy’s Shop for a Cause fundraiser and thought it would be fun if my kids colored…

Education

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As I might have imagined, being a sibling of special needs children is tough, but it’s harder for my big guy than I expected it to be.  He has to go with me to countless doctor appointments and wait hours upon hours in waiting rooms.  I wish I could do something about that, but for…

Boys

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Up until now, I’ve never really thought of my children as “boys.”  They didn’t really do anything that “only boys do,” but now I’m starting to see inklings.  Perhaps girls do these things too. I wouldn’t know. Even though they don’t watch movies or play video games modeling these behaviors, they like to pretend to…