Midlife Mommy Contemplates Having Another Child

My two year old son never ceases to amaze me. On a daily basis I am surprised by the vastness of his vocabulary and the way he grasps concepts that I never imagined he'd comprehend at this age. Although this stage of his development has been frequently referred to as the terrible twos, I honestly am enjoying him more and more on a daily basis. I love having conversations with him and enjoy seeing how he processes the world around him....more

I am having this struggle also and I near 40. I am starting to panic that I may have waited ...more

Babies come out of where?! Explaining childbirth to kids

I was due to give birth to my son when my daughter Ava was 2 1/2 years old. Since my husband and I were planning a home birth, we felt it was important to discuss with Ava how the baby would be born. Because she would be within earshot if not in the room when Julian was born, I wanted her to know what she may see as well as hear. ...more

I totally agree that any child who asks you this question is definitely old enough to know ...more

Back-to-School: Sandwich Generation Edition

The newness of back-to-school has worn off, and we're settling into our parenting routines. Right? Except for those members of the sandwich generation who never quite know what to expect from their aging parents. What do you do when you have soccer practice at the same time as your father's doctor appointment? Your father who can't drive anymore? Replicate yourself? ...more

Honestly, it's a balancing act where no one wins...and someone always loses out. Take a ...more

listen to the child

as adults we think we know so much.We try to be so mature,so correct,so religious.I wonder if we would even recognize "Bro Jesus" if He walked among us,working the kind of miracles.He performed long ago....-Big lessons can be learned from little children. ...more

Wow! I'm a guardian!

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How to Shop With Children: My Three Rules

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Active Supervision, the Unsung Hero

Ask 100 parents if they supervise their kids, and I bet every last one will say they do.Unfortunately, as someone who works in public health, my lie detector would start beeping immediately. I know better. ...more

Congrats on your fist post - you are a blogger :)

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Active Supervision, the Unsung Hero

Ask 100 parents if they supervise their kids, and I bet every last one will say they do.However, as someone who works in public health and child safety, my lie detector would start beeping immediately. I know better. ...more

A Pop, a Candy Bar and a Penis, OH My!

Recently, BlogHer had a contest for a $500 Visa gc asking about its readers' favorite birth story. As I have no children of my own, I only gladly relayed the story of my first time meeting my baby brother. I was 4 1/2 when he was born 3 weeks early. He actually arrived the day of my mom's surprise baby shower, as is evident by the pained expression in all her photos from that day. ...more

zoe - it's my red hair i think. lol


 


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thank you for letting me coach your (football playing) daughter.....

friday night at the local highschool football game my kid played in the halftime show. she did a football scrimmage to promote our local youth football league. yep she. she is one of a handfull of girls on the peewee league, to my delight there are several older girls on the pups league they are 13 and over. i have seen them in gear watching the peewees play while they wait for their games. i breezed in after my shift at work ended and payed the $6.00 to get in to the game for the 30 minute halftime show. i called my friend debra who had taken her there. ...more
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