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Mom’s Boost Monday: April 6

Mom’s Boost Monday: April 6

Top 10 Daily Boosters: 1. Quote of the Week:               2. Parenting Boost Littles (0-5) Sketch a cartoon on a post-it note for your child(ren) and put it on your fridge. Middles (6-12) Write a note on a post-it to your child(ren) and hide it in their room: (this week’s example) “I like how ... Read More »

Mom’s Boost Monday

Mom’s Boost Monday

Top 10 Daily Boosters: 1. Quote of the Week:               2. Marriage Booster Part 1:Each day share one interesting quote/fact/news story with your spouse (can’t be about carpooling or homework). For example: What is your favorite wine and what does it say about you: Part 2: Each day text yourself a compliment. How is ... Read More »

Why Mom’s Don’t Get Anything Done

Why Mom’s Don’t Get Anything Done

Check out this cute video: http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/comedy/why-moms-really-get-nothing-done/vi-BBhLTFd Now take that sweet video, change the background music to the William Tell Overture; add another toddler, a four-year-old AND a newborn. That’s how I rolled 11 years ago. (Then again my friend from church had a toddler and QUADS, so maybe I should zip-it!) Read More »

Tip of the Day: The Morning Marathon

Tip of the Day: The Morning Marathon

Marathons are often divided into groups, or running divisions, with each having a different start time. The Boston Marathon has the following divisions: Mobility Impaired: 8:50 Wheelchairs: 9:17 Handcycles: 9:22 Elite Women: 9:32 Elite Men plus Wave 1: 10:00 Wave 2: 10:25 Wave 3: 11:00 Wave 4: 11:25 We run our mornings quite the same. We tried “Complete Chaos Free-for-all” ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Weekend Wrap-up

Thanksgiving Weekend Wrap-up

Highlights of my Thanksgiving weekend: -eating out at Timberlodge, forget turkey, I had a Juicy Lucy -chatting with my mother-in-law -my 3-year-old niece, “I want a hot dog, fries, and ketchup!” -my mom’s homemade Thanksgiving dinner (she is a fabulous cook!, home-ec teacher!) -playing Mystery Mansion with the girls and my brohter (3 years older than me) and not having the game ... Read More »

How was your Sugar-High Weekend?

How was your Sugar-High Weekend?

I’m sure teachers love having Halloween on a Friday, that way they don’t have to deal with the  sugar hangover the next day…instead, we do. Were your kids bouncing off the walls all weekend? A couple of our kids have a strong averse effect upon eating sweets, others it has little effect. So we have to monitor their candy intake. ... Read More »

What Were Ya Thinkin’ Wednesday

What Were Ya Thinkin’ Wednesday

So I am sitting at my computer in the kitchen and I hear this “Click-click…slam, click-click…slam” coming from the garage. After more than a minute I go out to see what is going on. I see my oldest daughter, my eyebrow furrows, and I ask the unanswerabel question “Why are you doing that?” Our old microwave was on the gargae floor and ... Read More »

Dalmatians at Thanksgiving?

The other night we are all sitting around the dinner table and Cassie gets up, all of a sudden and disappears.  She comes back in a few minutes dressed in her Halloween costume, the dalmatian.  She goes about eating her dinner as if nothing happened. The upside is we have definitely gotten our moneys worth out of Cassie’s costume.  The downside, ... Read More »

Top 5 Signs Your Child Might NOT be Ready to Use Scissors Unsupervised

  I know, I know, you’re thinking what on earth were you doing while your kids ran around the house in a crazy cutting frenzy?  Well, these are cumulative findings that have been discovered over the course of time, however I am baffled that at my kids’ ages these still occur.  I don’t get it.  But maybe it’s like the urge ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker

The Thursday Thinker

Life is uncertain. One of our preschool teacher’s grown daughters woke up one morning and saw black and spots. She went in to get it checked out and found out she has stage 4 brain cancer. She is in her late 30’s has a 3-year old and 15-month old twins. How can that be? I don’t know if her twins ... Read More »