Posts Tagged: parent blog

On Delayed Gratification

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Some may call my husband and I crazy, but we told our kids that we are taking our first family trip to Orlando … in November! We have been saving money for this trip and we decided we wanted their input on it as this is not just our memory, but it is theirs too!… Read more »

Princess Tea Party: Simple Yet Elegant

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Sister Bear was overwhelmed and had “Too Much Birthday.” I feel for her every time I read that book.  That is why I opted to keep a low key birthday for my 4-year-old.  She wanted a princesses themed tea party.  Everyone was encouraged to wear either their favorite princess outfit or a pretty dress.  We… Read more »

WTF … What’s the Function?

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Every behavior serves a purpose. That purpose is called the function or the “why” the behavior occurs. Behavior “works” for kids when they are “rewarded” or reinforced with what they are seeking. For example, when a child is throwing a tantrum in the Target toy aisle because they want the newest Ninjago Lego Set, the… 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 »

Hubbard Update!

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My daughter has been doing swim lessons for four months now and is doing great. She always looks forward to them and asks me almost every day when she gets to go again.  I have noticed that what she has learned at swim lessons is carrying over to recreational swim when we go to the… Read more »

Swimming Along at Hubbard Family Swim School

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Kids First houses the Hubbard Family Swim School. The bright colors of the building attract people as they drive by! I was not quite sure what to expect but it was very easy to figure out where I was supposed to go once I got inside. The Hubbard Family Swim School was at the front… Read more »

Burning Off the Crazy

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Back in the day I was physically active, possibly even semi-athletic, and felt great. However, over the years I have continued to add more and more to my plate. As I have added more, I feel like there has been less and less time to take care of myself, both physically and mentally. This past… Read more »

And Then There Were 18

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My husband often teases me that I am the master of catastrophic visualization. I carefully pick shoes for summer play (Keens for the WIN!) to reduce the chances of my children face planting over tripping over the toes of flip flops. I have put pool noodles under my children’s sheets as a transition from a… Read more »

Drive Thru Errands: Not Just Fast Food

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I love to take my kids adventuring as to provide them with enriching and exciting opportunities. Nonetheless, it is also important to me to teach my kids that they do not always have to be busy and to be content at home.  When we are overscheduled they get cranky and my patience wanes fast.  For… Read more »

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