parenting

Help! My Kid Won’t Eat His Lunch!

August 28, 2014

My older son, Wyatt, has never been a big eater at lunch time, but last spring he almost completely stopped eating his lunches. He’s always been the pickier of my two kids and getting him to eat vegetables is always a big challenge, but I could usually count on him to eat the majority of […]

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First Day of School!

August 19, 2014

The kids are back in school! Yesterday was the first day of school and it was a good one! Wyatt is starting 5th grade and Augie is headed to Kindergarten. I seriously can’t believe how big and grown-up both my boys are. This is what Wyatt looked like when I started this blog. And Augie […]

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Summer Kick-Off

June 24, 2014

Things have been a little slow around here lately, because I’ve been off-line enjoying the summer with my kids. Summer is my happy time. Yes, I realize that’s true for many people, but I’m more relaxed in the summer, I have more energy and I definitely yell at my kids less. (They might dispute that […]

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Things I’m Digging: Spring 2014

March 27, 2014

I’ve had a list of things I want to blog about for a couple weeks, so I’m going to knock all of them out in one big list-style post today. Ready? Let’s do this: 1. Bullet Journaling I am completely addicted to this new way of keeping a to-do list/planner/journal: the Bullet Journal. I’ve kept […]

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The Lazy Parent’s Wild Animal Birthday Party

September 11, 2013

My son, Augie, recently turned five and we threw him a wild animal birthday party. Here’s where I confess my dirty little secret: I don’t really like planning birthday parties. I really want my boys to feel special on their birthdays, but planning parties stresses me out. I hate trying to figure out where to […]

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Art Inspiration: The Day the Crayons Quit

July 26, 2013

My husband surprised the kids with a couple new books today, one of which was The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt with illustrations by Oliver Jeffers. We sat down to read it after lunch and we giggled all the way through. The book is a series of letters listing out each crayon’s complaints, […]

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