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What does a purple teddy bear have to do with potty training?

What does a purple teddy bear have to do with potty training? At our house? Everything. I have 2 kids, a 5 year old son and 3 year old daughter. I had always heard that boys are a lot harder to potty train than girls. But when my son was almost 2, he went up… Continue reading What does a purple teddy bear have to do with potty training?

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Don’t Wake Cat!

My 5 year old son is a persistent inventor. He doesn’t tell us his plans upfront. He comes to ask for help with 100 small tasks that eventually get bigger and bigger and bigger. Then right when he is about to get in trouble for something, like climbing the counters to get to the scissors,… Continue reading Don’t Wake Cat!

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And Remember, Watch out for Witches.

My 3 year old daughter is a talker. I mean she tells you how it is and what she wants non-stop. All. Day. Long. She started this thing a few weeks ago where she would tell me something in a normal tone and then unrelated add very seriously “and remember, watch out for witches.”  … Continue reading And Remember, Watch out for Witches.

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Easy Halloween Costume Ideas For Kids or Grown Ups

Not only is my family full of fall and pumpkin enthusiasts, but we are also huge Halloween fans. It’s a day to dress up, eat pizza for dinner, go trick or treating with cousins, and stay up past bedtime. What’s not to love?  Here’s the deal though. I am not about to drop a ton of… Continue reading Easy Halloween Costume Ideas For Kids or Grown Ups

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A Very Pink Flamingo Day

My daughter turned 3 last week, and we had her party this weekend. By her request it was a pink flamingo party. We started with a quick trip to the zoo to tell the pink flamingos good morning. Then we headed over to the splash pad to meet friends and family. We had watermelon and… Continue reading A Very Pink Flamingo Day

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The Truth About Being a Breadwinning Mama

“The most natural progression for you would to move into a full support role within the department, ” my manager told me from the other side of a desk in a small office. We sat for a long, awkward moment before I answered. “I know I shouldn’t tell my supervisor this. This isn’t what I… Continue reading The Truth About Being a Breadwinning Mama

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Children’s Books About Starting School

My son is starting PreK soon. He (and I) seem to have some mild anxiety about it. So off to the library we went. I mentioned to the librarian that I wanted to read books to help him (and me) get ready. She was on top of it and made for sure we left with… Continue reading Children’s Books About Starting School