Letting Kids Climb a Tree Is Not a Crime

I missed my kids a lot this weekend. It’s rare that I leave them for a few hours so it’s incredibly rare to find me leaving for a few days. My momma heart ached being so far away, so feeling them in my arms could not come soon enough today....more
People are so rude sometimes, having fun and sometimes falling is a part of life. You can't keep ... more

Mealtime Matters 101: Don't Complain and Other Rules

There was a discussion on twitter the other night.  A mom was frustrated with her daughter’s complaints at the dinner table. I immediately piped up, because I know everything about parenting, and added my two cents.  “Complaining ends the meal.”  Simple -- she complains, the meal is over for her. DONE. ...more
Good rule, I wish there was something for a child who doesn't like to eat anyway so dinner over ... more

A maniac almost ran my daughter off the road when we were walking to school this morning and was taking his child to the same school! Rude!

A maniac almost ran my daughter off the road when we were walking to school this morning and was taking his child to the same school! Rude! ...more
 @cdrdash Right? Thats what I thought, obviously he didn't care, again rude!   more

A maniac almost ran my daughter off the road when we were walking to school this morning and was taking his child to the same school! Rude!

A maniac almost ran my daughter off the road when we were walking to school this morning and was taking his child to the same school! Rude! ...more
No tomatoes but when I caught up to him, I did say "You scared my daughter, you should slow ... more

Don't Try to Sell an FBI Agent Day-Old Lemonade

Last week, our doorbell rang and I found a large badge pushed up to my face which didn’t belong to your run-of-the-mill police officer. Oh no. The badge came attached to the arm of an agent in the FBI. The Eff Bee Eye, people. I was in the process of loading up my 2 younger boys, so we could fetch the oldest boy from basketball camp. As I had no back-up for carpooling, I had to explain to the very large FBI agent who was sporting a very visible gun that, no, I actually wasn’t available for a discussion at this moment....more
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Be Careful What You Wish For: All The Neighbor Kids Play at Our House

From where I sit, I can hear the chatter of a half a dozen little voices. Our house is the unofficial hangout of the neighborhood kids. A few years ago when I required that the kids play at my house, I didn't know what what I was getting into. At the time I required it because the neighborhood kids were older and had freedoms that bordered on unsafe. When they were younger, I figured that if they played here, I could keep an eye on my kids and temporarily prevent any danger or mischief the other kids could get into in the meantime....more
I know, this happens to me not half a dozen could I couldn't handle that lol but I don't let my ... more

I've Been Lying to Myself: My Child Is Spoiled

"I think we're spoiling her," he replied. "She never asks for anything because she doesn't know what it's like not to have everything." When my mother-in-law was visiting us last August, she looked around E's room with a mixture of wonder and confusion. "When I was a kid, we were so poor we had nothing...just one doll, one puzzle, one book. I can't imagine what it's like to grow up with all this stuff." I looked around at the bins of stuffed animals, the giant bookcase stuffed with books, the cabinets full of blocks and puzzles and crayons and games. It hadn't seemed excessive to me before. It was just what she had. It was what every kid we knew had....more
I was an extremely spoiled child and I believe it ruined me, I love this post! ... more