What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

When my daughter was in third grade, I was the parent volunteer for art class. One day, the art teacher asked the students, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I was shocked by the answers. Every child wanted to be a media star. The boys wanted to be sports stars and the girls wanted to be pop stars, models and movie stars. No one wanted to be an educator, in the medical field, a business person, run a farm or be a chef. One of the first things you learn in Psychology 101 is that happy […]

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This is Such Hard Work Mama

One morning I decided that K-man and I would do something different before preschool, you see normally we spend a lot of time coloring but I have a lot of puzzles for the kids and they never do anything with them. I wanted to give puzzle time a try with my little handsome preschooler, but that was more of a funny experience than a fun one. I started our puzzle making time like I always do when I do a puzzle on my own, dumped all of the pieces out on the table and proceeded to pull out all of […]

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Fun Time with Preschooler

It’s usually pretty easy to entertain my hyper four year old son during the mornings before preschool … Being that I am and have always been a crafty sort of person, I have a huge supply of various paints, craft supplies and newspaper for times like today when the four year old requested that I paint with him. I recycle my cardboard, paper and plastics. This comes in handy on days when the kids want to do any form of crafting. Seen in picture above, we were painting a cardboard box that was from our recycle bin and using the […]

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Kids Who Prefer One Parent Over the Other

I firmly believe that every child, even as an adult, has a favorite parent, not really because they are their “favorite” by normal definitions, but because it’s the parent that they can relate closer to, maybe it’s the parent they are just more comfortable talking to, or maybe it’s the parent who is more fun. Whatever the reasons, I firmly believe we all have that “favorite” parent and my kids are no exception. The older two kids pick and choose, having moments in their lives when they favor Dad over me or me over Dad. There isn’t really a rhyme […]

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Let’s Ride the Rails @chuggington DVD

Young trainees nationwide honked their horns when Chuggington made its DVD debut from Anchor Bay Entertainment, Let’s Ride the Rails. If you are not familiar with Chuggington by now, then you should be. Chuggington is a series that airs on Playhouse Disney every morning for your preschooler to enjoy. You may learn more about Chuggington and their trainees by visiting Chuggington.com. This DVD is a must have for any family who already is in love with Chuggington and those who may not have cable at home, meaning now you can get to enjoy Chuggington the way my family does even […]

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Losing It and New School Years Resolutions

It’s another school year and my children are a year older! I have yet to bring my two youngest to school, but my oldest has been going for many years now. From preschool to a big second grader, oh how fast your children grow! JuiceBox Jungle has a cute little video in my sidebar about “losing it”, are you a mom who loses her cool sometimes? OR Are you the mom who has in it control all the time? I always thought I was the Mom who loses it, especially since my two boys can certainly test Mama’s patience, but […]

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