Posts Tagged: parent blogs

Mom Tax

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Federal income tax, state income tax, sales tax, property tax, hotel tax…all collecting money. However, there is one fantastic tax, which I like to call MOM TAX! Mom tax is the best tax! What is Mom Tax? Mom tax is a bite or a taste of anything tasty that I buy for my kids. There… Read more »

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 »

Gifts for Dad

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My husband is one of those men who has everything he wants, and needs. I struggle to find my husband gifts for his birthday, our anniversary, and other holidays. My go-to gifts are typically related to his favorite sports teams, his job (he is a teacher), or our shared TV and music interests. He has… 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 »

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 »

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