28 Sep 2018

Potty Training Success

Keep trying and you can achieve potty training success.  Challenges are never easy but when we persevere we can achieve potty training success.  It wasn’t until many battles and many attempted failures from bribery to explaining until I was blue in the face that it struck me as setting a day and never looking back.  […]

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23 Sep 2018

Traveling with Children Gets Easier

Having Handy Helpers Traveling with children under age 5 gets easier.  My oldest, at 4.5 years old, is so helpful and the best part is he enjoys helping out.  My middle child, at 3 years of age, is also the same way.  Of course, my 18 month old just plain enjoys the interaction between her […]

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23 Jul 2018

Peeing Outside

Unfortunately, I allowed my oldest to pee outside.  Now it is a game.  My middle son watches him and now does it as well.  Although peeing outside is easy when you have 3 children going in separate directions, it has it’s drawbacks.  For example, when preschool decides to take the children outside and your child […]

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23 Jul 2018

Potty Training

The reality of it is sometimes it is easy and sometimes potty training is hard.  I went down the path of letting my boys tell me when they were ready, but this was not my initial approach.  My oldest was four before he really wanted to potty train.  It wasn’t that he couldn’t he just […]

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18 Jul 2018

Miniature Golf

My oldest son and I needed some one on one time while on vacation so I took him miniature golfing.  It was so much fun, but I will say it does not go the way you think the game would normally go.  Normally, when you go miniature golfing, one person goes then the other person […]

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18 Jul 2018

Change is Healthy

Change is healthy for kids because it allows them to experience different things and learn how to adapt.  My oldest child has a hard time in BIG situations.  Big meaning overwhelming, loud with lots of people.  He is incredibly uncomfortable and will remove himself from the situation.  As a mother, I always feel bad when […]

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30 Jun 2018

Words are powerful

Throughout life everyone will face adversity.  WE each have a choice with how we handle it.  Words are powerful.  Negative words will eat you up inside if you choose to let them.  Or you can choose to leave them behind in the past.  Step over them like a break in the road.  They are not […]

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30 Jun 2018

Expectation and discipline

My oldest child always ceases to amaze me.  As long as I lay a plan ahead of time for him, he responds very well.  So for him, I always try to set the expectation.  I started him on ABC Mouse when he was two and he now is a wiz on the computer, or for […]

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29 Jun 2018

Rainy Day Aftermath

Growing up as a child, do you remember it raining and just playing in it?  Getting completely drenched…how about the rainy day aftermath?  You aren’t just drenched, you are muddier than muddy can be.  There is nothing like it but the cringe of a parent as they see their child covered.  The mind races how […]

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25 Jun 2018

One on One Time

Having three children, I lose sight of the fact that they still need individual attention or one on one time.  I always try to keep us together when doing things because I want them to appreciate their family and siblings.  But I also realize, they just plain need to have your full undivided attention too.  […]

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