Archive for the ‘Parenting’ Category

That’s Toilet Talk!

As a parent, I know that I sometimes get excited over stuff that leaves other people completely and utterly bored. I try not to subject people to too much diaper talk, but here’s my reasoning: If you’re reading this article, then most likely you’re a parent/parental figure and will share my excitement over potty training [...]

Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s the holidays and time for… RUSHING?! MyHero and the boys have two weeks off from school/work. We should be relaxing, right? No, sir. Before the end of the year we will: Spring clean (winter clean?) the house in preparation for company, finish Christmas shopping, Smelly will have two doctors appointments (God willing, it will [...]

Living with Food Allergies

Understanding how to handle food allergies can be challenging, especially when a person is allergic to everyday items like eggs or wheat. Food allergies can range from the slightly annoying to the life-threatening. Some people find food allergies by accident, via anaphylactic shock, while others learn from a visit to an allergist. Familiarizing yourself with [...]

It’s not too soon to discuss Halloween, is it? I saw Christmas decorations on sale in Target, so I figure Halloween is quickly approaching. Halloween has become a big deal in our house. I’m not sure when that happened, but costume options are discussed year round. New ideas are raised monthly, and it’s fun. Each [...]

My Evolution as a Mom

When I had my first baby, I was short to temper and quick to impatience. I was more concentrated on everything LOOKING perfect, rather than being okay. I cooked and cleaned and did laundry all. Day. Long. While a sweet-tempered, patient baby sat waiting for my attention. When I should have been coaxing grins and [...]

It is that time of year. Back-to-school time! Don’t get me wrong…I sooo enjoy my boys. As the end of each school year approaches, I start to get giddy thinking of all the fun stuff I have planned for them. They get giddy thinking about sleeping in late, marathon TV sessions and limitless video games. [...]

Parenting Mistakes

It has been a while! Between school starting and all the other parental duties, it has been a crazy few weeks. My casa (house) has been filled with lots of yelling lately! My daughter, who was born in 2006, has really kicked the attitude up a notch. I find myself playing the “Bad Cop” a [...]

Discussing the Risks With Our Children

Helping Kids Cope with Deployment

In my first blog post, I touched on the fact that my oldest son is very concerned about Daddy dying. I know I’m jumping right in with a heavy topic here, but it’s one that deserves addressing. Stinky is 9 years old, which is old enough to have at least a vague, if not more [...]

Dealing with the Kids’ Questions about Death

Helping kids cope with deployments

Death or the fear of dying….. Whether you are a military family or not, the fear is the same. However, when you are a military family it often hits to close to home. At some point, our children will have questions for us and we will have to answer to them. I read somewhere that children [...]

The Roller-Coaster of the Army and Parenting

Army Family

Hello! So, yep, you guessed it..I’m an Army Wife! Proud to be one since 2008. I’m also a mother to Hero who was born in 2005 and Princess, born in 2006. You read that correctly…they are barely 12 months apart! What can I say? Somewhere along the line, I lost my sanity, but I’m sure [...]

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