Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Older I Get, The More Clear Things Become

Every year around this time I go through a pretty big decluttering/simplifying stage. And every year my life becomes a tiny bit more manageable. I believe simplifying and streamlining and minimizing is a gradual process for many of us. You can’t slam on the brakes. You’ve gotta slow down gradually. This overwhelming desire to cut […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Baby-Led Weaning

When I was given the honor of, Top 10 Mommy Blog, from Parenting.com, I was also invited to join their incredibly talented pool of freelance writers. (Gasp!) One of my favorite assignments was to...

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Monday, August 21, 2017

11 Fun Facts About Fall Worth Knowing

Can you believe Summer '17 is almost over? Like all summers, it went way too fast. While, spring and summer are my favorite seasons, Autumn isn't really that bad. After all, it's a time for football,...

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Specdrum Rings Turn Color Into Sound

  Goal: $15,000 Stretch Goal: $100,000 Funding Period: Until September 15 Creator: Steven Dourmashkin Picture this: you’re wearing a ring, you tap it on your red shirt and a melody sounds (woah!). Then you tap it… read more

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I Did Not Require My Kids To Read This Summer, And I Never Will

The other day a friend of mine acknowledged in a closed Facebook group for the middle school that she had not required her child to read this summer, and she described herself as an “awful mom,” and she wanted to know what the consequence was for this failure to force her kid to read over […]

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

I Am Not Watching The Eclipse With My Kids

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple weeks, you know that there’s going to be an eclipse tomorrow (Monday, August  21, 2017) in North America. Here in CT, we will not achieve “totality.” The sun will be approximately 67% obscured at the height of the eclipse. I get that this is […]

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Because Nobody Wins In A Power Struggle

Number 6 is currently my most challenging child. He is defiant, and he says no, and in a power struggle, he often comes out on top. It’s easy to get sucked into a power struggle without realizing it’s even happened. It took a number of them over the last couple days to snap me out […]

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