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Introducing Kids to ABCs

Our oldest is three years (and three months) old and she told me a couple of weeks ago that she didn’t like to look at books by herself because she couldn’t read them. I’m guessing it frustrates her and she focuses on the words. We have been working on looking at the pictures and letting [...]

I Wish for You

Tonight, I stood over my three year old daughter, then my five month old daughter and watched them sleep and I found myself listing things that I wished for them in my head. I just wanted to share. I wish that you find friends as loving as you are. I wish that you have many [...]

If you came here because you did a search on the words in my title and you are looking for answers, or for a post that is going to make you feel better, this is not it. I’m where you are right now. How do you make the decision to put a pet down? We [...]

With the crisp fall air just around the corner and back to school looming, parents everywhere are getting their kids ready for the big day. Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids offers advice to ensure kids head back to school in style with the following tips, trends and time-saving techniques: Health and Vitality – Fall is [...]

Summer Bedtime Tips

I saw the cover of a magazine the other week and had a little laugh to myself. One of the articles on the front cover was “10 Tips to Being a Happy Mom”. Ten? Really? I argue that there is only one big secret to being a happy mom. Sleep. At least for me, no [...]

As our children get older, it becomes easier to find projects they can either do on their own, or you can do together. Crafts with toddlers has a few more restrictions. You don’t want to use small decorations that can later fall off and become lodged in little throats, scissors and glue isn’t used as [...]

Gardening With Kids

I love waking up on the weekend and looking outside at our vegetable garden to see how much it has grown over the past week while I was at work and out and about.I love to garden, and I made the decision to start teaching Baby Bird about gardening at 21 months old. It might [...]

I can’t believe tomorrow, my daughter will be one year old. Looking back at this wonderful year and looking at all of her ‘stuff’, there are a couple of things we could have done without. Don’t get me wrong – everything is greatly appreciated. But if you are a new or expecting parent and are [...]

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