Category: Toddlers

Imagining Life Without Children

[su_heading size=”28″]Imagining Life Without Children[/su_heading] When people ask me if I love having children my answer is always conflicted. Honestly, I love having children. It is my vocation, my life, it is what I signed up for. There would be no magic for me… Continue Reading “Imagining Life Without Children”

Getting Sazzy over a Brick of Shizzle

My little white boy brings it down with his rap song

Saying Goodbye to Pre-School

It is so hard to say goodbye to pre-school for many reasons but the most important reason is that I will miss the Early Childhood Center and Linda Campbell who made it all that it is.

Its Okay to Stay Home and Play

Sometimes, if you have the energy, it is good to stop and spend the day playing with your children, at home.

The High Activity Level of Boys

Accepting boys and all of their energy is not always easy as a mother but if you don’t accept it then you will be forever fighting it and who wants that?

A Mother’s Love for Her Children

[su_heading size=”18″]A Mother’s Love for Her Children[/su_heading] Picking up the boys from school yesterday was different than usual.  I watched lovingly as my little weeds emerged from school with backpacks on and friends abreast. They ran up to me smiling and giving me hugs.… Continue Reading “A Mother’s Love for Her Children”

Mom Health Food

A diet of nuts, berries and vodka is not always the healthiest way to live.

Taking Little Children Skiing on Powder Days

Rising to a snow storm, I sluggishly forced myself out of bed keeping my eyes half closed as I crawled on all fours into the bathroom. The full moon had as usual tilted me on my axis and I was up all night writing. Sometimes… Continue Reading “Taking Little Children Skiing on Powder Days”

Being a Mother Can be Frustrating

We are not always in the mood to deal with our children but if we can just embrace them, the day could improve.

Teaching children how to Communicate

If we teach our children to reason with one another through rational thought and discussion instead of fists and harsh words we are providing them with valuable skills to help them to survive. Raising our three boys ages 4, 7 & 9, has given… Continue Reading “Teaching children how to Communicate”

Maximize Child Time Before They Leave You

I am hanging on for dear life to their cherished innocence and love for me. It is flying by way to fast. If I don’t establish a closeness with them now, than what kind of relationship will we have when they are moody teenagers?

Living with Boys

[su_heading size=”18″]Living with Boys [/su_heading] The boys worship their dad and follow his lead as he clears 720’s off of every precipice. Or rather, Thumper clears it most of the time. Axel perseveres in manic attempts to clear it and Hootie-Hoo jumps off making all the appropriate sound effects. We travel… Continue Reading “Living with Boys”

Getting Children Up in the Mornings

[su_heading size=”18″]Getting Children Up in the Mornings[/su_heading] In order to start the day without chaos, I wake up early enough to get the children’s breakfast and lunch made. It is so quiet. So unbelievably quiet. I’ll just fit in a few minutes of time… Continue Reading “Getting Children Up in the Mornings”

Teaching Your Children Table Manners

[su_heading size=”18″]Teaching Your Children Table Manners[/su_heading] I stopped taking my kids to restaurants for a while after our traumatic experience when fine dining in Florida. My mother and I took the boys out to a little French restaurant at six pm. After a day… Continue Reading “Teaching Your Children Table Manners”