Parents Seem to Overthink so Much

I must admit, I am guilty from time to time of feeling overwhelmed and wondering “am I doing this right?!” Then I stop and really calm down, get those nerves settled and realize that I am doing this right. Who are you to tell another parent that they are not doing it right? For example; with my youngest having separation anxiety in the mornings — many will say I need to just leave him kicking and screaming, that is not something I am comfortable with. The reason I am not comfortable with that is this; I feel its my job […]

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Cleaning Your Room – Parent vs Child

The biggest battle of parenthood I see as a “choose your battles wisely” topic is cleaning your child’s bedroom.  So many parents complain about how messy their child’s room is, or complain about how they can’t get their child to clean their room. I see two types of parental mindsets with the topic of children’s bedroom cleaning; The parents who simply want their child’s room to be clutter free, organized and presentable. The parents who want their child’s bedroom cleaned and organized their way vs the child’s way. Both parents are perfectly right, who’s to say it’s going to ruin […]

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Sharing my Queen Size Bed With Little Four Year Old

For some reason my four year old is really having a difficult time being alone anywhere. If he realizes I have left the dining room, he is on the mission to find me. He will whine because he is just so scared yet can not really formulate a good reason why he is scared to be alone. He is scared of his bed. Scared of his shadow. Scared of his bedroom. Scared of his closet. The list could go on forever. I honestly have little problem with him waking mid night and sleeping in my bed or sometimes even he […]

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What’s with the Early mornings?

I have tried various bedtimes with my two sons in the past, never having been able to get them to wake up much later than 8am. That was nice, but it only happens on some rare occasion. Regardless of what time my sons go to bed, you can count on them rolling out of bed between 4am and 6am every day, seven days a week. Now I don’t know about you but when the weekend comes I want to stay up a bit later, watching a movie, hanging out or writing on my blogs but then I pay for it […]

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I Dare you To Jump Off Top Bunk Bed

Each and every morning at my house goes something like this; Alarm finally wakes me, after dinging for 15 minutes. I hit snooze, multiple times. Ki comes in to wake me. Boys wake up and come in to my room demanding breakfast. Finally I drag my butt out of bed to get them ready for school. However, one fine morning after going to sleep around one in the morning, I woke up wide awake after a really odd, but life like dream to find that my sons were talking. I glanced over at my video and audio monitor to see […]

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There’s Has to be an Easier, More Efficient Bedtime Routine

My first born child was always really easy to get to sleep, of course she co-slept with me from the day she was born up until three or four years of age so when I went to sleep, she went to sleep. My sons on the other hand never really co-slept from the beginning. My first born had a bassinet beside my bed so that I could easily nurse him in the middle of the night but after 8 weeks he switched to formula and was in a crib in my bedroom. My last born child co-slept more than his […]

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My Son Is FIVE Today, Happy Birthday AJ

Today is the BIG day, my son AJ is now five years old. He will be in school this Fall and play soccer this Fall, oh how the time flies. AJ has been my little buddy for a long time now. I have had to continuously fight for his health and well being. I have been known to tell a few people some not so nice words as a way to stick up for my son AJ. AJ you have come so far and I am so happy that you were my first born son and so proud of all […]

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We Co-Slept, Here’s an Older Article About It

Since I am going to be at Type-A Parent Conference and of course have to plan that trip and such I decided now would be the time to bring up some of my really old blog posts. I am talking from 2008-2009 era, I hope you enjoy and if you were not a subscriber back then well you will get some new content topics to comment on! Happy Reading! I wrote an article about getting Baby K out of our bed and into his crib. That was on March 14, 2009. Today is March 26th and nope Baby K is […]

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Mama Needs To Rejuvenate

I already have trouble with my sons sleeping, although I will openly admit that my son AJ is getting a little bit better about sleep. AJ is now at the point where he is fine going upstairs to sleep and pretty much sleeps away most of the night. I do get a nightly visitor a few times a week which means AJ has snuck into bed with Mama and Daddy but that’s okay by me … for now. Baby K turned two in August and started developing similar sleep issues, not exactly the same but similar to AJ. Is this […]

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Futon or Couch?

The article written by Frances Blevins I am having a little bit of trouble deciding whether I should get a futon or a couch. I’m putting this in an extra bedroom that I spend little time in. A couch is much nicer but it’s also much more expensive. A futon is cheaper but if I ever got a larger living room I wouldn’t want to move it there because it wouldn’t look nice with the other items. There’s also the assembly and transportation to consider. A futon will come in a box with pieces that I will somehow manage to […]

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