Top Behavior Strategies

EatingAtDoctor

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…

Lesson 1 – Happiness

Balloons

Boys, One of the “goals” I have with this letter is to pass on some things I’ve learned in my lifetime….  Partly in-case I am, for some reason, no longer here to do it myself, and partly just because I need to get it down in writing as they come to me or else I’ll…

Saying Thank You

BigGuyCard

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…

Breastfeeding Success

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We’ve all heard that breastfeeding is best for Baby, but if you’ve never done it before, it can seem impossible.  Baby doesn’t always know how to do it well, and Mommy doesn’t always know how to fix it.  It is very easy to give up. I wish someone had told me breastfeeding is hard at…

You Are Not Alone

AmyBoysPortrait

One thing I think a lot of us treating special needs face is people thinking we’re over-reacting.  It’s sad that people judge others at all, but I guess it’s human nature to form opinions about people and what they are doing. Caring for a child with special needs is a tender topic, so it hurts…

Letter to my Sons (Part 1)

LittleHug

Hello world, this is my first post on the site, and I’m starting with something I’ve been wanting to do for a while… a letter to my sons.  I don’t imagine I’ll ever pass along everything I want to say to them, but this will allow me to break it into smaller, more manageable pieces.…

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…

Li’l Artist

DrawGoofy

Either my four-year-old is a total artist, or I’m just incredibly untalented.  I’ve never been able to draw anything or create images in my mind.  For the last year or so, my big guy has been creating some great images. The first thing I remember, was his dinosaur.  He went from scribbling and color-blocking to……

Gleaning

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Since I was a Brownie in second grade, I’ve been volunteering and serving the community in one way or another.  My husband and I did a lot of work in disaster response with the Red Cross, and planned to someday do it with our children when we had some.  Of course, they will have to…