Tag: parenting

Quarantine Quiet Time: How I Make it Happen Every Day

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Raise your hand if you need a break. I'm raising both of mine because this time of social distancing is no joke. It's hard...

Who Will You Be?

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You've only been in this world for a short time, but from the moment you entered my life I have wondered: Who will you...

Blue Paper: Our Open Communication Tool

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Since becoming a mother, it has been important for me to have open, clear communication with my child. As parents, we practice to the...

How to Survive the “Why” Stage

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Let me begin by saying I LOVE the toddler stage. I love how much my twin girls are learning and growing and developing their...

Non-School Learning

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Confession: We have no quarantine school schedule. We aren't doing packets of worksheets. Oh, yeah, and I'm a former teacher. Yet there is no...

As It Turns Out, My Kids Are Couch Potatoes

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The sun is shining down brilliantly through the clouds. There is a slight, comfortable breeze making the leaves rustle and whisper in the trees....

I Stopped Repeating Myself and Here is What Happened (and Didn’t...

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“Put your shoes on please.” “Come on guys, get your shoes.” “Where are your shoes?” “Get your shoes off your face.” “Why don’t you have your shoes on...

Work It Out: Why I Let My Kids Fight

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Picture it: It’s Thursday afternoon, and your kids are watching TV after school. It’s not quite time to get dinner started, so you take the...

The Best Parenting Advice I’ve Ever Been Given

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If there's one thing a pregnant belly seems to say to people, it must be "Give me unsolicited advice!" I think we can all...

The Power of Parenting Clichés

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Once upon a time I heard sweet songs on the radio about missing stages of childhood and babies being grown, and I smiled and...

Teenasaurus Rex: How to Identify and Coexist with One

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Today on National Momographic, we are going to talk about the rarely spotted Teenasaurus Rex. These creatures have been around for millennia, yet many...

The Physical Stage

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In early November, I started a new job and a new career path. For the first time in almost four years, I started working...