Posts Tagged: mom blogs

A Token Economy

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“My mom never buys me anything,” my son shared with his friend during a recent playdate. I literally laughed out loud and thought to myself (oozing with sarcasm), “Right. I NEVER buy you ANYTHING.” As I went to open my mouth to “bump his words” and comment on how rough his life is, he finished… Read more »

Time Savers, Part 1: Drive Thrus

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I need more time! Everyone has the same amount of time in a day, so it boils down to how we use our time. Sometimes I have learned to think smarter, not harder! I have learned a few time savers from my own experience as well talking to other people. In these next few posts… Read more »

When Change is Good

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My daughter is spicy. She is feisty. She is perfectly perfect in my eyes. She is missing her two front teeth thanks to our coffee table and rocks a pixie! My daughter has been diagnosed with Loose Anagen Syndrome, thin hair that comes out easily, as well as Trichotillomania which is the irresistible urge to… Read more »

Lessons Learned from Road Tripping with Toddlers

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Florida or bust! We were optimistic that our early departure would give us a head start to our destination.  Also, that all of our stops would be short and sweet.  Furthermore, we planned to drive through the night and arrive to sunny Florida in order to get an extra day of vacation and save a… Read more »

Affordable Mistakes

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My son called me mean. It wasn’t the first time and will not be the last. He called me mean because I hid his tablet on him. We created a “behavior contract” at home and if he stays on green (the clip up/clip down behavior system his teacher uses) Monday through Thursday, then he can… Read more »

The Language of Love

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this self-diagnosed OCD momma is already obsessively searching and pinning cute Valentine’s cards, themed snacks, party games, and gifts for my family. Although my kiddos know that I love them dearly (I mean … I did tattoo their names on my side), I want to celebrate my love… Read more »

What Kind of Parent Are You?

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I recall learning the four disciplines of parenting styles in a family life studies class waaaaay back in high school. Authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and sadly, the uninvolved/negligent parent. (I hope my teacher’s ears are burning somewhere, and she feels proud of herself for being a good teacher, because I totally remembered the four types without… Read more »

Food Fight!

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Refusal to eat, negotiations, separate meals, tears? Does that sound like your mealtime? Dinner time may have been the most stressful time of day in our house before we implemented a few behavior strategies. Meals consisted of my son telling us he didn’t like the food that was on his plate … which he of… Read more »

Potty Talk

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Upon first meeting me, I’m doubtful you would guess that I love The Simpsons, South Park, and crude humor. But(t), I do! We are all multi-faceted creatures, and one of my lesser known facets is apparently that of a teenage boy who laughs at fart jokes. Bring on the scatological humor, and you’ll hear me… Read more »

Dining Out With Kids

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It was a few years back, but I recall the immediate anxiety I had when we loaded up our son to dine out for the first time as a family of three. I remember worrying about him waking up, screaming at the top of his lungs, wanting to eat, forgetting a pacifier, having a massive… Read more »

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