The Best of Friends?

I had an amazing phone conversation with a dear friend a few weeks back.  Her youngest son, who recently got engaged, had asked her older son to be his best man at his upcoming wedding.  We were both overjoyed at this.  I told her that she was ‘living my dream’.  I would love for my

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Toddlers and Tantrums

Soon after my second son was born, I knew I was in real trouble on two, distinct days.  The first was in the ‘Mommy and Me’ art class at the zoo that I had signed me and my toddler up for.   This was my attempt to give him extra attention while he adjusted to

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Time for Limits

We are raising our children in an age of technology.   It is important for limits on screen-time to be in place regarding kids.  The American Academy of Pediatrics “urges parents to ban computers and TVs from kids’ bedrooms.  They also suggested a 2-hour limit that includes using the internet, social media, smart phones and

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Not Seeing Eye to Eye

When my youngest son began kindergarten, I was certain he was going to knock it out of the park.  He was extremely motivated to keep on pace with his two grade-level above brother and at the beginning of the year, this really showed.  As the year progressed, his teacher grew less impressed with his academic

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Don’t ‘Chip’ Away at Independence

Do you ever have those parenting moments when you are at a complete loss?  I am currently experiencing this feeling in regards to my eight-year old.  He gets good behavior reports from school and academically he is rolling along just fine.  It’s when he’s home that I am faced with the moments where I scratch

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