Category Archives: Parenting

Healthy Kids: It’s Not Just a Mom’s Job, It’s an Adventure

I’ve been on a bit of a journey for the past several years.  There isn’t really an exact destination, because it’s not about being perfect. It’s just about me being a mom and trying to do the right thing for … Continue reading

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Why We Can Never Ever Take Our Kids to the Japanese Steakhouse Ever Again

We figured we couldn’t go wrong.   They cook stuff  right in front of you, make those little volcanoes out of the onion rings, flip shrimp onto your plate.  They give the kids those paper chef-hat menus.  It’s a coloring page. … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Time-Out Alternative

A few years ago, realizing that “time out” was not making much of a difference in some concerning behaviors of my then-three-year-old, we were inspired by the concept of the Montessori Peace Table.  Our adapted version are the Peace Flowers, which … Continue reading

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The CPSC Gets it Right

Kudos to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and their stance on babywearing! I don’t usually sing their praises. I mean, afterall, these are the same people that send me weekly emails recalling another set of hooded sweatshirts because the … Continue reading

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Six Lessons Learned From Our Inaugural Season of CSA

We’ve just wrapped up our first season as participants in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for produce. Why we did it: We signed on at a local farm for a “share” of locally grown food to support local farmers, … Continue reading

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Patience is a Virtue. Do they sell that on the Internet?

I’m not really a patient person.  In fact I have very little patience, as my husband will tell you.  My father, who was awesome in the parenting department, was also a very impatient person.  It’s a family joke that he’d … Continue reading

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Traveling With Children and Other Ways to Go Completely Mad

The Husband and I love, love, love to travel.  Unfortunately, we have a terrible affliction, called Severe Amnesic Parental Post-travel Syndrome (or S.A.P.P.S.), whereupon we travel with our kids, they act completely insane, we swear never to take them anywhere again … Continue reading

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