life as a psychic mommy

Last week I made a statement. I set an intention, and that intention was met immediately by my husband and his friend who is a chiropractor. I declared for myself in my last blog that I desired to have a chiropractor help me heal my neck – within a day my husband had arranged a trade with a friend of his who is a chiropractor....more

When I started this venture....

... my kids were 1, 2, 4 and 12. What a difference just over a year makes. I remember telling my husband, when we first embarked on this consecutive pregnancies and / or the care and feeding of many small children and a budding "tween" - a couple of years ago - that we would "hunker" down - never travel - eat mac n cheese and hot dogs every night - like really LIVE!!!...more

Severe Weather At-Home Survival Tips

by Kris Kosach A View of the Authors Neighbo...more

A Fairy Tale for Modern Times - the Peaceful Family Dinner

Why does dinner at your house resemble feeding time at the zoo? Why is it so difficult to get your kids and husband to all sit down at the same time and share a peaceful meal?   ...more

The Life and Times of a Double Stroller

Man, I feel great today!  My joints feel 20-something instead of 70-something.  I took the twins on an off-road stroller walk.  I do not have an off-road stroller.  I have a double Graco stroller that has already been through hell and back in its 14-month life.  One day not so long ago, I was frantic trying to get to the Pediatrician on time.  I looked in my rear view mirror and noticed the Dodge canopy was open to the road.  I cursed as I knew my $300+ stroller was disabled in some country ditch wondering what I had against it.  Some lovely g...more

Dear Crunchy Daycare Guy: No Pesticides Were Used in the Writing of This Post

So I dropped Sophie off at daycare today. I am wondering how long it will be before I get my first lecture from Crunchy Daycare Guy. Anyone want to take a guess? ...more

Yes, we found un-petroleum jelly, too!

-Amy
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10 things We Wish Someone Had Told Us When We Started Graduate School

There are those lessons you learn from facing the fire and walking through it. Those things that you read and know will change the way you think about your life. This list is definitely an outpouring of the former, whether it will serve as the latter for you remains to be seen. So What Did We Wish Someone Had Told Us When We Started Graduate School?*This is partly the advice we would give ourselves if we could go back to day one, an encouragement to those of us still engaged in doctoral and masters coursework, theses, and dissertations, and a chance to express the best of what we know to those thinking about embarking on a PhD or MA program....more
@zibilord I really appreciate the comment Zibi!more

The Tag Team Approach

My husband and I recently had our first real experience with what I call "tag-team" parenting. Our daughter is two years and five months old; up until this point I've never been overwhelmed while doing my motherly duties. Until the other night. It had been a long day. I was tired. She was in a wound up mood, bouncing off the walls and running laps around our tiny house. Most of the time, I'm able to shrug that off. ...more

my questions on the human mind!

This is not my first blog ever, but I am still not a pro at writing, I am sure as my experience and life changes daily my writing will reflect that at least I hope lol....more

The Sock Basket

The Sock Basket   ...more
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