How to Help Your Toddler with Being Shunned

Children are brutally honest. It is the blessing of childhood. It is all cute when their honesty is directed at someone else, but terrible when directed at you. It becomes significantly

How to Make Bathtime Fun Yet Calm

Wouldn’t bathtime be great if the children remained calm, and allowed the warm water to soothe their itty bitty hearts? It would be great, but

Conversations with Toddlers: Not Because I Have to

This morning, I walked into the bathroom to help my 5 year old put toothpaste on her toothbrush. She looked at me with her big brown eyes ready to ask a question. For about two weeks now, she has been talking and asking a lot about marriage, getting older and

Fibromyalgia and Parenting

It’s 1:56 a.m today, and I am sitting in my bathroom. I am experiencing a lot of pain in my left shoulder and arm, but even worse than that, I feel horrible about an episode with my 5 year old last night.

Just Wing It

This homeschooling thing is quite the challenge and this morning was evidence that my munchkins are over it. We had a zoom meeting with their classmates and teachers and no one wanted to participate.

Things Every Busy Mom Should Have in Her Bag

Most days I am up by 5a.m, feeling like I am defying the laws of nature and wellness by rising so early in the morning. I prepare lunches that may or may not be consumed, by little people who do not give a damn that it took me about 45 minutes to carefully pack

A Nighttime Dilemma: Bath then Dinner or Dinner then Bath?

There are some dilemmas we face that require exceptional critical thinking. I am not sure this one falls into that category, but I dare to ask any of you moms and dads out there. Do you do bath then dinner or dinner then bath?