Posts Tagged: mom blogs

Growth Indicators at Kings Island

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Every year my children’s amazing pediatrician measures their height, weight, and developmental growth, but he has been “missing” the Kings Island Growth Indicator. So, okay…I have made this up, but at our first trip to KI this year, I realized how much the park can show me how much my kids have grown. Kings Island… Read more »

On Nap Time Struggles

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Once upon a time I had my first child and they took a two-hour nap and slept ten hours each night without waking up.  Then I had a second child and both of them napped at the same time and slept through the night.  Life was good and I felt like I had it made. … Read more »

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

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You CAN teach an old dog new tricks! I am living proof! I do not cook dinner or bake…thank goodness for my husband for keeping my family well fed. For birthdays I order cakes and cookies months in advance to guarantee I will not be in panic mode the day of the party. This past… Read more »

Tiny Humans

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I am a behavior specialist. I spend my days…AND nights dissecting behaviors, determining the functions of behaviors, and deciding on interventions to put in place to decrease negative behaviors and increase the positive ones. I am also a mother of two. My kids are 4 and 6 and I often hear, “Oh as a behavior… Read more »

Reasonably Vs. Perfectly Clean

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                  Everyone appreciates a clean home but life gets in the way and sometimes there is not as much time as one would like to clean! One might say that an easy fix is to hire a cleaning service, however everyone’s budget (including mine) does not allow for that. Please note this post is not… Read more »

Running as a Mom

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            I am very grateful that my mom encouraged me to try out Cross Country in the eighth grade.  I was not the best athlete as basketball tryouts suggested, nor was I an actress as indicated when I was promoted to stage hand, which was a blast.  Nevertheless, I was going throughout that awkward middle… Read more »

Stopped In Our Tracks

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Sometimes your kiddos do things that make you stop in your tracks and look at them with amazement. Recently, I had that stop in your tracks moment with my oldest. His school held their fundraiser kickoff and when I picked him up from school, he could not wait to tell me all about the prizes… Read more »

Phases of Acting Out Behavior

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Understanding the Phases of Acting out Behavior can be helpful information in interrupting your child’s meltdown cycle before it gets to the peak, which I like to call HULK mode. Managing your child’s behavior appropriately in the early/Bruce Banner phases will prevent serious behaviors from occurring. Phases one through four are the phases to teach… Read more »

Kids Say the Darndest Things!

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When I was pregnant with my oldest, I had a friend tell me to buy a journal to record the funny things that he would eventually say. It was fantastic advice! Ordinary days have turned into extraordinary days by the phrases I have recorded of my kids. By recording them, I have created a permanent… Read more »

Milestones

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I kept my son’s baby book next to my bed as a reminder to fill out each and every milestone he accomplished. From his first smile, the first time he sat alone, his first steps, his first tooth, and more. I did my best to document each and every milestone. It was exhausting, and I’ll… Read more »

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