raising kids

Surviving the holidays with small children is no easy task. It takes grit and nerves of steel and more patience than Mother Theresa! (And lots and lots of booze!) And in case you don’t have children or have forgotten what it’s like – here are the five stages of grief…

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I attended a wonderful baby shower today for a family member who is expecting her first child. And as we sat around our table eating lunch, the ladies I was with started discussing the things that people told us before our own first children were born. I recalled someone telling…

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My kids are all very different. And I love seeing those differences. Having kids is like creating your very own Nature vs. Nurture experiment.  In addition to that, it’s fun and sometimes scary to see your own personality traits start to pop up. Some for better – some for worse. …

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This morning I saw yet another article on a mommy blog about how to stop yelling.  Ugh!?!?! It was titled “4 Simple Steps to Stop the Yelling”  Double UGH!?!?!  I did not read the article, but here is what I feel these 4 simple steps would be: Step 1: Give…

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