The Truth about Lying

Both of my boys on occasion stretch the truth.  Sometimes they even flat-out lie.  While I find it upsetting, I try to keep it in perspective.  Their lying mostly has to do with self-preservation or not wanting to disappoint me or their Dad.  In the grand scheme they are being human and it’s better to

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The Art of Dining Out with Children

In our early family life we lived in Wisconsin.  This basically meant seven solid months of winter-like weather as anyone living in the northern states can attest to.  I came to realize that our social life on the weekends during these frosty days would mainly consist of taking the boys out to dinner.  Being a

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The Trick about Reading

My boys can be stubborn.  Sometimes it’s subtle, sometimes it’s in-your-face and sometimes I long to give-up when presented with their stubborn streak.  Take reading for instance.  My oldest loves to read, but this wasn’t always the case.  It took a long time for him to find a book that captured his imagination.  He did

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For Mom’s Eyes Only

If a tree falls in the forest, and there’s nobody around to hear, does it make a sound? Or, If your kid does something, and you are not there to witness it, does it mean it didn’t happen? According to my older son, the answer to the second question is yes.  If your mom is

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