Valentine's Day Party Printable for GoGoSqueez

 I made these gift tags for Whitney's pre-kindergarten class last year. The kids loved them!...more

My Son Has No Eyes!

My Son Has No Eyes It was during an ultrasound that I heard the terrifying words,  "I think that your baby's right eye didn't develop."About a month later at my next appointment, his concerns were confirmed.  Now it was my decision they said as to whether or not to continue with the pregnancy....more

How Do You Tell Your Child He Is Autistic?

How do you tell your child he has autism? Seriously, how do you do this? ...more
I have 4 autistic grandsons on all ends of the spectrum. We have learned about autism as they ...more

Twice a Week and Every Second Weekend

 Each week since I separated from my husband ( now Ex ) almost nine years ago, my children have spent one night a week and every second weekend at their Dad's. My Ex and I carefully executed this plan and were very amicable ( still are ), especially when it came to our kids. The two of us are very easy going when it comes to being flexible with schedules and have never had much of a problem changing days or helping one another out. So here is the thing, I am finding it harder and harder when they leave for a weekend. I miss them tremendously.As they get older I, have much less time with them than I did when they were younger and needed me so much. If they aren't at their friend's house, then they are with a friend, at a sporting event, doing homework, singing at the top of her lungs in her bedroom, playing video games. You know the drill. Don't get me wrong. I am happy to be raising independent children, and hopefully I am teaching them all they need to grow up and be independent adults, but that does not stop my heart from missing them....more
That's a tough one. I totally feel you on the missing them more as they get older. I feel like ...more

9 Ways Kids Teach Us How To Listen

We’re often so concerned with teaching our kids to listen that we sometimes overlook how they teach us to listen. Listening to words is easy, but true listening encompasses much more. If you went into a conference room and listened to the speaker’s words, you’d only catch about 10% of what’s actually going on. If you went into the same room and listened to other things, such as: ...more

Peppa Pig and Parenting

Having a preschooler in the house is the same thing as watching a lot and I mean a lot of television programs that shift around Nick Jr, Discovery for Kids, and Disney networks.Ian loves Peppa Pig, so I watch at least ten episodes a day of the darn cartoon.  I listen to it in Spanish or English....more

How To Use Solstice As A Parent To Practice Forgiveness

New year’s resolutions are great. There’s a natural momentum to a new year that packs the gym and inspires us to make our beds or refrain from watching reality TV. However, the time before the new year—namely, the Solstice—is also a powerful, sacred time. The Solstice, December 21st, when we shift from the darkest part of the year back into the ever-increasing light, is a perfect time to clear the old to make room for the new. ...more
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6 Ways to Check Yourself When Parenting Makes You Feel Mean

Lately, I’ve been stuck in a severe funk where being a mom is concerned. Have you ever felt this way? For the first time since Chickie was a newborn, I’ve been struggling with bouts of anger, resentment, loathing, and borderline severe depression. Before I go any further, I want to make a few points crystal clear…...more