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12 Back to School Traditions

to start with your kids THIS year!!

Believe it or not, it’s almost time to go back to school!! Can you believe that?!   Stores are filled with backpacks and markers and crayons and so much paper – marking the end of summer and the start of another wonderful school year.   You could say that I am one of those people Read more…

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Summer Bucket List

2016

Summer is officially here and boy did it come in with a bang – only a week in and we are already expecting 111 degree temps in Central California next week, eek!!!   But with the heat comes days in the pool, a diet based entirely on BBQ, watermelon and ice cream and lots of Read more…

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Adventures in Potty Training

Part One

So my kid has been intrigued by the potty (and the bodily functions associated with it) for a while now. He recognizes the sensations, he informs me when he has gone and needs a new diaper, he will sit on the potty himself. For the most part he shows signs of readiness for potty training Read more…

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Bye, Bye Binky – Peace Out Paci

breaking up with the pacifier for good!!!

We just celebrated a 2nd birthday in our house. We have officially made the transition from baby to big boy – a big boy who can actually have a full blown conversation, who can count to 10, who insists on feeding himself with appropriate utensils, who has a sudden curiosity in the potty (and actually Read more…

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5 Qualities I Want to Teach my Son

that are often overlooked!!

Raising kids is tough – we all know that. Raising them to be good, honest human beings is even tougher. Now that my son is turning into a little autonomous person I realize there are certain character traits I want to instill in him, even at this young age.   I have the usual qualities Read more…

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How-To Survive the Grandparent Detox

...when it is in full effect!!

My son just spent an entire weekend at my parents’ house and now the Grandparent Detox is in full effect!!   What is the Grandparent Detox you ask?   Its the period of time – after an extended stay with grandparents – where all the behaviors and bad habits your children have been able to Read more…

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