1 day ago
I spent the morning setting up emergency contact information on my boys’ phones and researching the best tracking app to add to my 16-year-old’s phone for his weekend at Lollapalooza, the outdoor music festival in Chicago. I also tried to show him a map of the venue and where I want him to head in case of an emergency but he’s not playing along.Am I paranoid? Well, yeah.
By bameng
1 day ago
Socialization: if ever there was a polarizing issue in the homeschool movement, it is this.I was homeschooled from 1st-12th grade in a time when parents, like my own, were forging a new education path for themselves, their children, and for future generations.So much has changed in the homeschool movement (Example: I just read a novel where the main character was homeschooled and it was a NORMAL thing, not some fringe, weird, reinvent-the-wheel movement. WHAT??? Incredible!).
By bameng
1 day ago
“I feel like I’m just surviving. And I hate that. I want to feel like I’m thriving in motherhood, not living for nap time or just trying to make it through the day.”It was an all-too-familiar post in a moms Facebook group. In fact, it was so familiar that I could have written it myself, perhaps a few years ago.Or yesterday.I have four boys ranging from 3rd grade to 19 months. Two of them have special needs and all four have enough energy cause strangers to cast pitying glances in my direction on a regular basis (“four boys? Bless your heart!”).
By PamelaJ
1 day ago
Some of the things toddlers do just don't make sense.  Unless you understand about the Baby Union.When my eighteen-month old daughter, Annelise, sees her snack coming, she lets out a protest, even though she knows she's just about to get it.  Why? Because of the Baby Union.  Sometimes she hurls her spoon on the floor while sitting in her high chair, then howls because she doesn't have it. I try to explain about the laws of gravity but she isn't listening.  Why not?The Baby Union!
2 days ago
2 days ago
Talking about lessons our kids teach us over at Parent.co today. My kids are especially adept at zinging wisdom my direction...http://www.parent.co/feelings-arent-for-teaching-a-lesson-from-my-9-year-old/
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