I love my children. All of them. Everyone knows this. You can see it in how I write about them, talk about them, and share moments with them. Sure. I adore my children and I adore being a Mama. The only problem, thus far, out of all I have experienced up until this point of parenthood is that I cannot handle separation anxiety. Sure I can be tough on the outside and even trick my gut instincts to feeling secure with dropping a crying kid off for the day for school, I can do that. I have to do that. […]
My two sons love to rough play and when they first started out with rough play, let me tell you what, I cringed! I really had to get used to the idea that rough play was fun for these too rough n tumble boys, and figure out ways to supervise that allowed them the fun with rough play. Through watching my two sons play rough, I have seen what it is that rough play actually teaches these boys and I am now an avid promoter of rough playing. Many parents who come around, that are not parent to boys cringe […]
Brandy Ellen at Happily Blended Blog shares 5 tips to raising positive thinkers.
Last week I went on a field trip with my middle child’s class to Squam Lakes Science Center in Holderness, NH where we were able to walk on trails and learn a bit about the nature around us. We saw bears, river otters, foxes, a skunk, a mountain lion and much more. Each chaperone was given a group of children to “watch” and run the trails with, rather walk the trails with. I was with my son and four of his classmates alongside his teacher. Our group, as well as the other groups we ran into during the trip, were […]
In theory blending a family with two people who are absolutely in love should be a smooth process. This is taking into consideration that the children get along pretty awesome and the two parents have an amazing communication level to work out the kinks. What happens when the theory of this is how we will blend the family turns into this is it, what do we do?! In theory two parents communicate to come down the middle road, or close to it, as a way to not turn one kids life versus the other kids upside down. His and hers. […]
My daughter has always enjoyed playing on the computer, she was my first born and I was extremely strict about what she was allowed to watch for cartoons as well as play online. Educational games were the only things that girl was allowed to play at first, then I opened my mind a bit to other games such as games that allow a virtual world with quests that one would see in Amazing World. My middle child is my game addict, yes he can get highly addicted to gaming which is why I am strict not only about what games […]
Whether you are looking for your child to learn a new language or teach your child their native Chinese tongue, this cute app uwritechinese allows children ages 2-4 to start learning how to write Chinese with a bit of fun and colors! The uwritechinese app allows children to use their pointer finger as a way to follow along on the app screen to learn how to write Chinese. A fun tune is played at the end of every drawing and it covers simplified Chinese only. From ages 2-4 children are sponges so it’s a great way to encourage your child […]
I am a firm believer that you can never say thank you enough where thanks are deserved! Can you believe that two little words, such as Thank You, can really brighten ones day? Well they can. Case in point, my son AJ, never really had much of an interest in school type work. I couldn’t sing the ABC song nor get him to attempt to sound out words. He has never really had much of an interest in trying to learn school type concepts, that is until this year in Kindergarten. I am friends with Aj’s teacher on Facebook and […]
When I found out that I won the contest for free tickets to Type-A Parent Conference I was super excited and then it hit me; what will I learn at this conference? Will anyone there really have a similar mindset as me? Will I be able to come out of my “shy at first” shell and network at all? The answer to these questions were most certainly YES! First off, I think just about everyone at Type-A had a common interest; blogging and learning how to move forward with it in a way to either make money or be more […]
My family and I received Uno MOO from Mattel to review as a great idea for a holiday gift! With two busy boys in our home it’s been hard to have family game night because they are too young for any games my daughter and the adults could play. We love the idea of family game night with all of the kids and UNO MOO is a great game for preschoolers, which means my daughter (although older for this game) can play with her 3 year old brother nicely during family game night.