How to Change a One Year Old's Diaper in 35 Easy Steps

Today's NaBloPoMo prompt: Write a "how to" post about anything you've got skills for, small or large.A Step by Step Guide to Changing a One Year Old's Diaper:1. Catch baby after chasing him around the couch.2. Lift baby so his bum is in front of your face.3. Conduct whiff test to confirm, yes, he pooped.4. Carry squirming baby to the changing area.5. Place baby on his back on the changing table.6. Commence taking off baby's pants as he tries to roll over.7. Place baby on his back on the changing table, again....more

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Instead of going to see Santa, I write letters to Santa for my kids. They just tell me what to ...more

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Talking and Listening to Our Children: Finding That Special Place

 Children are curious and naturally have a lot of questions.  I'm always intrigued with how my children see things, particularly my older son who is extrememly observant.  Lately, he has used our time in the car to talk with me about a range of topics, some silly, funny and others are serious.  I think it's great when our children open up to us and we can have that special place, no matter where it is, to have discussions....more

Are You A Helicopter Parent? 5 Times It's A Good Thing

 Are you a helicopter parent?I know I am. I am even ashamed about it sometimes, yet I still can’t seem to quit even realizing it might be hurting my child....more

5 Ways to Love Being a Stay-at-Home Parent

I wrote this article a while back, and it might be helpful to some parents, so I'm sharing it here today....more
This is perfect! I really love the part about your house not staying perfect because that is ...more

Dearest Children

Dearest Children of Mine,Today, as you read this letter, you're preparing to move out of our home. I'm sure you're giddy as you load your boxes into the trunk of our car, and I'm sure your dad and I are nervous as we check to make sure your doors lock properly....more

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Mom Goes Ghetto

'In the latest edition of, Mom Goes Ghetto, students at the local Junior High School were shocked by the appearance of a classmate's mother in the pick up line today' ......Uh, that would be me.  Guilty as charged.  I have brought motherhood down to a whole new level, ghetto style that is.  I am kinda the lone wolf in this undeveloped pack...more