Posts tagged "Kids"

An interview with my nine-year-old on her birthday

An interview with my nine-year-old on her birthday
My little girl turns nine today!  This year she embraced a new house, neighborhood, school and friends and has impressed me with her resilience, kindness and knowledge.  I’m proud of the strong girl she is growing into and my heart swells when I watch her dance and create art, songs, stories and games. She is... Read more »

Outdaughtered is the new Jon and Kate Plus 8

Outdaughtered is the new Jon and Kate Plus 8
Did you used to watch Jon and Kate Plus 8? If yes, you need to see Outdaughtered on TLC. Many years ago when my kids were babies, I loved to watch the young “normal” parents as they navigated eight children.  I admired Kate’s organization and watched in awe as she constantly yelled at her husband.... Read more »

Pros and Cons of not sending your kids to camp

Pros and Cons of not sending your kids to camp
Due to traveling and the desire for lack of a schedule I decided not to send my kids to camp the first three weeks of summer. Since that possibly naive decision, I’ve realized that everybody in my suburb goes to camp. Never one into keeping up with everybody else I didn’t think it would be... Read more »
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Thirty things to do with your kids this summer

Thirty things to do with your kids this summer
My kids have completed day one of summer.  There are many things I want to do with my kids this summer and I looked forward to the schedule-free days with my quickly growing little ones. Now that there remains close to 20 days until family vacation and camp happens, I admit I’m getting slightly nervous of... Read more »

Starbucks unicorn drink has too much sugar

Starbucks unicorn drink has too much sugar
My Facebook and Instagram feeds have been clogged with photos of an unnaturally colorful new Starbucks unicorn drink.  My initial reaction is disgust that Starbucks would offer a sugar filled Frappuccino. I dug a little deeper and learned the sugar amount is twice as much as an adult needs in one day! Why is that necessary... Read more »

Do your kids do yoga?

Do your kids do yoga?
I’m often asked if my kids do yoga.  My flexible daughter is a gymnastic enthusiast and the poses often overlap, although I wouldn’t say she does yoga.  My kids do not think yoga is cool and as much as I try and explain the benefits of breath and meditation, I obviously I cannot force them. A... Read more »
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Mom bloggers must stop by age 10

Mom bloggers must stop by age 10
My children are now 8 and 10 years old and I’ve realized I can’t write about them much anymore. It’s cathartic to be a mom blogger and write about breastfeeding, potty training, thumb sucking and all the many gross and frustrating issues and triumphs in the first decade of our offspring’s lives.  Yet, there is... Read more »

An interview with my 8-year-old on her birthday

An interview with my 8-year-old on her birthday
Eight years ago my little, pink baby girl arrived ten days early on 8.8.08.  At first she cried and cried and with time, patience and hard work she has become the happiest person I know.  She is my shadow, always by my side, helping me sometimes more than I can help her.  Now she is... Read more »

My sister's nonprofit: Climb to Safety

My sister's nonprofit: Climb to Safety
My sister, a former teacher and current financial advisor, works tirelessly on her non-profit, Climb to Safety.  Combining the importance of teaching children financial literacy and saving for college came this engaging, interesting and helpful program. I encourage you to watch this short video that sums up all her efforts and hard work in a beautiful... Read more »
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Things my daughter will not get rid of

Things my daughter will not get rid of
My daughter is a hoarder and has a very hard time getting rid of things.  She is extremely creative and comes up with very interesting art and games from scraps of paper, clothes sizes too small, lost puzzle pieces and fallen Barbie shoes. My girl is constantly taking things out of the recycling bag or... Read more »