Princess Proofing (Part One) :: Don't Call Me 'Princess'

Welcome to Princess Proofing 101 ~ there is no prerequisite for this course, and it is open to all parents of girls and boys.  If you are currently dressed in any of the following, by command of the High Princess of your household: tutu, tiara, cape, crown, jewels ~ you should calmly remove them and set them aside.  If you are dressed in any of the above by your own choice, carry on. Because it is all about the choice....more

The Alternative Ways to Entertain Your Baby/Child

 A Trip to the Ikea Ballpit...more

The Keys to Child Care Success: Laws Regarding Licensing, Facility & Staff Requirements

Best Choices Would you go to a dentist who had a revoked license?...more

Silent Sunday

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Keep the Faith

If you were given a list of available children to adopt, which one would you pick? Would you look for the cutest, youngest, happiest little boy or girl? Or would you choose an older child... say around 15 or 16 years old?   My husband and I are currently going through this right now. Last year, we were chosen...yes, I said chosen... to adopt a child (or children). We have a natural son already but realized that adopting a child would make the most sense for us.   For anyone wondering, because I get asked this question a lot... Yes....more

From Toddlerdom to Boydom

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A New Home?

Following a telephone conversation with my landlord on Thursday I have had a lot to think about. I was sent a letter by the company who deals with the ins and outs of renting my apartment something like 6 months about informing me that my landlord was looking to sell my apartment and offering me the first chance to buy it in accordance with the rules here. I then received a short visit from the landlord himself (the first and only time I have met him) who came by to check out the place and take some photos and measurements....more

with separation from child: allow no cry, some cry, or let cry?

We had a rough one last night, Lilly whimpering, clinging to me all night. While I was lying there hugging and comforting her, I couldn't make up my mind if I'd rather it wasn't physical or emotional. Yesterday we had our second ECFE class of this semester with new kids in her class, several of whom will cry during separation. And that makes both me and my little Lilly sad. On top of it all, her best friend Anna took a spill head down the stairs from the little doll area. ...more

Winter Cold (Green) Survival Kit

Currently  my family and I are deep in battle with  a nasty  cold which inevitability comes around  this time every year.  With all my eco changes in place  my ‘Must Have’ list for cold season had to also be updated. Here is my drug free updated list. To Eat/Drink...more

A Girl Raising a Boy: What I Want for My Son

 I’m a girl whose raising a boy. He’s six now; I’m 34. How can I control the programming for a gender for which I hold no code?...more