Tag: Parenting Challenges

Wearing Too Many Hats: Teaching, Zooming, and Parenting Through a Pandemic.

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The clock reads 10:58am and I franticly rush to gather my phone and computer, along with some semblance of sanity and retreat into the...

Raising Boys – Lessons Learned from Life in the Trenches

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Booger-encrusted fingers, poop jokes, torn jeans, and constant lessons on where exactly to aim while peeing. It’s not exactly the old nursery rhyme about snips...

While You’re at Daycare and I’m at Work – Working Mom...

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Baby Girl, do you know what I do all day while you’re at daycare and I’m at work?  Do you know that while you’re at...

#thirdchildproblems: the trials and tribulations a third child faces

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Being the last baby in a family of three has its fair share of ups and downs. As our third child nears his first...

TV: Why You Should Be Watching More of It

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My family is in a weird place when it comes to TV watching. Yes, we watch TV, and a pretty decent amount of it, and...

Siblings and Rivalry: When Your Brother Has Autism and it’s Not...

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"I wish I had autism" That's what my innocent, almost seven-year-old daughter told me when her sibling, my son, was newly diagnosed. My heart shattered...

The ABC’s of Toddlers

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Toddlers. Terrible-twos. Trouble makers. Threenagers. Tots. Young children. This stage of childhood is overflowing with emotion, energy and excitement. No matter what sort of...

No, It Isn’t Harmless:: What I didn’t know about teen vaping...

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I like to think of myself as relatively in the loop on what the "kids these days" are up to. Not because I have...

One Day into Potty Training – Will We Make It?

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Big news. I made it through my first day of potty training! And I think it went okay. Phew.  (However, I know that I've only...

Do I Want to Have “Nice” Kids?

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Last week the whole family was hiking at Red Rocks. When we paused for a break behind the Trading Post, my older boys went...

How I Keep Myself From SNAPPING at My Kids (Sometimes)

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Usually when I feel myself losing my schmidt as a mom, it's because both kids are pushing me to the brink in a very methodical...

On the Challenges of Raising Boys

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"I'm having a boy... and I'm worried about it." About a year ago, two friends of mine were pregnant at the same time. Both found...

Thank You: An open letter to my best friend

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Hi Friend, We don't talk as much as we used to and I miss you. I know that the pendulum will swing back again and...

The Twelve Steps of a Brother Fight in Our House (Ages...

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My two oldest boys are two and half years apart and are truly the best of friends. The kind of friends who disagree much...