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Communication

Within the family there are communication break downs from time to time! Ok, more frequently then we think considering interrupting, and whining to be communication break downs, I would say we experience it daily, even hourly. I have been listening to a few pod…

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FOOTBALL SEASON

We have entered into Football Season! The most loved 17 weeks of some peoples lives and the 17 longest weeks of others. When I was younger I LOVED throwing the football with my dad. He taught me how to throw a spiral and I…

Successful Soothing Secrets

  When Darren and I were about to become parents, a sweet friend from the school I taught at told me about Happiest Baby on the Block (here is a short video on youtube that will QUICKLY show you his 5 S’s to soothing). Well we…

Sleep Training

I have had a lot people ask me questions about sleep training. We decided to “create” our own method of sleep training. Which basically means we read a lot, got advice from a lot of parents, and combined them all together with what works…

First Day

We started our first day of school with a smile and ended with a smile, I call that a success.   Since Darren was on-call and at home all day, we game planned to allow me to teach the older two, giving them extra…

Sunday Prep Day

Does anyone dread Mondays? I always feel a bit of sadness when Sunday comes to a close because I know that Monday is when the hubby returns to work, and I just love our family time so much! My hard working husband works a “traditional”…

Monthly Kid Dates

Would you like to know a secret: I was so worried when we got pregnant with baby number 4 that the other 3 kids wouldn’t get my attention. Come to find out, apparently everyone worries about this from time to time in families of…

Family Table

I can not begin to tell you how many times a day I find myself cleaning our kitchen table! It seems to be the catch all of things! From coloring books to play dough to my papers, I am consistently cleaning the table. We…

Practice Week and Stone Soup

In preparation for preschool for Madeline and Tot-school for Noah we read the story Stone Soup by Maria Brown (Caldecott honor book). The story is about working together and making the best of any situation, hospitality and sharing (at least that is what we…

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