parenting

Gardening With Children and Why It Matters

I’ve often found that, where there is dirt, the children will follow.  Wouldn’t it be great if they were doing something productive while they ruin their latest pair of jeans?  Well, they can.  It’s called gardening for kids, and anyone can do it. I love gardening for a myriad of reasons.  It requires my children […] Read more…

Because I Almost Lost You

My sweet, darling baby, do you know I almost lost you?  Do you know how close it was?  I watched your tiny body fight for every breath, hour after hour, day after day.  I listened to your hoarse cry, and I cried with you.  You couldn’t sleep, and I rocked you through the night. Do […] Read more…

How to Apologize for Kids

Teaching Kids to Apologize Correctly

How early did you being telling your children to apologize? Do your remind them to say, “I’m sorry,” multiple times a day? If you do, you may have realized that just saying, “I’m sorry,” often isn’t good enough. The phrase becomes so common and over used that it’s simply a phrase rather than an expression of […] Read more…

Having Sick Kids Would Be Fun If…

To give this post some context, I’ve spent a good part of this past week sitting on the couch with two babies on my lap, closely snuggled (aka sandwiched) by an additional three kids.  Of the five, four are sick with an influenza bug.  Over the course of each day my shirt has functioned a […] Read more…

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