Do You Make Your Kids Hug?

I absolutely adore my children’s relationship with one another. They may not admit it, ever, but I know they are each other’s best friend. My daughter is nine and will definitely not admit it, but when I act like I don’t know who my son is or ...more

Fading Memories of Adoption

We looked through old papers tonight, pages of them, some in English, most in Spanish, documents pulled out of a torn white envelope, each one signifying some step in the adoption of one of our three children from Nicaragua. In the papers were ...more

Sometimes Toddlers Teach Lessons

I lost it today at lunch. Like, frickin' lost it. I knew it was happening too. I could feel my frustration reaching a boiling point. I kept thinking, "Kelly! DON'T DO IT!" But I yelled anyway. Then when my toddler started laughing at ...more

It's Because of Everything, Because of Nothing

Over the past few years, the following things have been offered to us as possible "causes" for the behavioral problems we have experienced with our seven-year-old son, Harper. Most of the time the suggestions have been made in love, purely out of ...more

We Want You to Know These Things

If you’re not a member of the autism club, there are a few things that us card-carrying members would like you to know. It’s a pretty exclusive club and we realize it can be tough for those who aren’t on the inside to appreciate and understand us. ...more

Asthma: Kids with Cat Allergies

Notice your little one sneezing a lot around the family feline? It could be a warning that the kid will need an inhaler before making it to double digits. Image: anomalous...more

When Dads Care for Babies, Their Brains Actually Change

The deeper I get into mothers' rights work, the more often I end up thinking about men and fathers. While there is no dispute that women, even now, do much more of the caregiving and homemaking than men, men's lives have changed both at home and at work as a result of women's leaps in education and employment outside the home. Changes in the activity of one gender are necessarily going to be felt, one way or another, by the other....more

Dear Teachers, Please Don’t Give Up On My Kid

I can hear it in the exasperation when we speak on the phone and you carefully craft your sentences, trying not to let on that you have no more solutions and have run out of patience. You’ll never say the words out loud, but I see them there behind everything you do say: You’re giving up on my kid. ...more
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Oscars Best Dressed 2015 + Going Commando #GoCommando

*This post is sponsored by Cottonelle. As usual all opinions are mine. By clicking the links hereafter, you are helping to support The Foley Fam blog and our family ....more

Happy Five Years, Good Day Regular People

This month is the 5th anniversary of Good Day Regular People.What began as a place for me to write my stories has grown into one of the most amazing things I've ever done in my life. It's you and our interactions that have made it just that for me.I am deeply grateful...more

Shamrockin’ Fun | St. Patrick’s Day for Kids

Celebrating holidays with kids is something I enjoy...more

One to beam up.

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Today was a good day

     Not taking Ice Cube's song but yes today was 100 percent more productive than yesterday. I got Maly's room done, I applied for more jobs and got one!!! I was able to chilax a bit and I got the family room done.I enjoyed the day, that is not a great thing because everyday that I have breath should be celebrated, but today I feel accomplished, its not alot but its something....more

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Praise vs Encouragement

The other day I picked up my child from school and she said a child in her class told her that her artwork "wasn't very good" :( Stab.in.the.heart. ...more

Don’t Love Me, Love Yourself

I have no idea how to breastfeed a baby properly. I’ve been doing it for 21 months, and I do it my way, and it works. I have no idea how to create healthy lunches that look like snowmen, or ninjas, or letters of the alphabet ....more

Date Night In

Netflix Streaming makes it super easy to set up a date night at home with so many movie choices ready to play instantly! With just a few simple steps, you can set up a special date night to enjoy some quality time together as a couple. Added bonus – you won’t even need to hire […] ...more

Bits and blurbs - low-blooded edition

I gave blood at lunchtime and have felt kind of icky since, so you're getting a bunch of nothing tonight. It's cold here. It's been cold here for weeks ....more