Browsing Category : the kids

Hunter’s Thoughts On Heaven


Hunter has an interesting theory on heaven. He has thought deeply on the subject since his friend died in Grade One. Since then, his interest in history and mythology has grown. He is at a high reading level and has gobbled up books on both subjects all year. As a result, he has his own ideas on heaven. Lately, he…

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Home for the summer!

School’s Out For Summer!


It has been one day since school was officially out for the summer! I have to admit, it’s been nice to have the kids home for the day. No packing lunches or rushing to the bus. Today we are going to take it easy. It is a luxury for the kids to be able to stay in their pajamas during…

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What Kind Of Party Invitation Kid Do You Have?


Does your kid hem and haw when they get a birthday party invitation? Or do they jump at the chance? I was a jump at the chance kid, until a certain age. My kids are of the hem and haw variety. They don’t connect with a ton of kids, so when they do and they get a party invitation, it’s…

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Chilling real-life ghost story

A True Ghost Story. Haunting My Child: Part 2


This is a continuation of THIS POST. You’ll want to check it out and then come back here to finish this true life ghost story. Where were we? Oh yeah, my new nighttime routine with Isabella: Put Isabella to bed Wake at 3am to the repeated throaty call of “MommyDaddyMommyDaddyMommyDaddyMommyDaddy” Walk to the third stair and have Isabella snap her…

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Fastest DIY Harry Potter Inspired Chore Chart. Plus a Chore List Freebie!


*Note: Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Pottermore Publishing and Stage Theatrical Rights © J.K. Rowling. All Rights Reserved. The use of Harry Potter here is for entertainment only and not for sale or profit.* I have turned my entire family into…

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My Daughter’s Confidence.


My daughter is amazing. She is smart, fiery, caring and forward-thinking. She is a champion of causes and a voracious reader. She can be opinionated and is quick to anger, but those propel her forward instead of letting her give up. A professional once told us she is, “Highly attuned, highly sensitive and impulsive” and was quick to point out…

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My Kid, The Loner


My son has a very active imagination. Alone, he can play with Lego or action figures for hours and make up several new rich and layered stories. He doesn’t get lonely. Socializing with kids during class-time at school and playing with his sister for an hour after school is usually enough for him. After school, he is often exhausted and…

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Snuggle Power Up 200% …..


  Today is a sick day for Hunter. What are your kids like when they are sick? Hunter is alternating between needing a lot of snuggles and being extremely cranky….like you would expect. You know your kids are not feeling well when you suggest a nap and they don’t even fight you on it! If he isn’t better tomorrow, off…

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I Have a Smell.


This goofball is my heart outside of my chest. Her and my son are my everything. She is my little firecracker: my small, resourceful, highly empathetic and sensitive girl. So I was not surprised, nor offended, when she said this little gem the other day: “Mom. Your skin has a smell. Actually, everyone’s skin has a smell. Not their armpits,…

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