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Why don’t friends with kids have time?
Why don't friends with kids have time?

Photo Credit: Nick Galifianakis I remember reading and very much enjoying this article years ago. Big love to all the hard working mama’s out there, in and out of the home! If you’re having difficulty reading the article, here it is below. TELL ME ABOUT IT ® By Carolyn Hax Dear Carolyn, Best friend has […]

Owlkids’
Owlkids'

With three magazines and numerous books covering various age groups, Owlkids’ publications reach more than one million youngsters and their parents every year. Chirp, chickaDEE and Owl Magazines are all part of Owlkids, Each magazine is geared toward a different age group: Chirp for ages 3-6, chickDEE ages 6-9, and Owl for ages 9-12. The […]

Daily Rhythm
Daily Rhythm

If you read my blog, you are no stranger to Kim John Payne, I absolutely adore him. In a recent workshop related to my previous post, Kim spoke at length about the importance of a daily rhythm. He revealed that years of studies suggest children usually act out, tease and bully due to a lack […]

Raise a Socially Resilient Child
Raise a Socially Resilient Child

I had the pleasure of attending yet another workshop with Kim John Payne this past weekend. Kim spoke at length about how parents can raise a socially resilient child and break the cycle of reactivity, exclusion and escalation. A key note that lasted with me from this workshop, was how to help a child strengthen […]

Breaking the Cycle of Teasing
Breaking the Cycle of Teasing

Disclaimer: I cannot guarantee that the information in this post will work or that it is appropriate for the usage of all readers. During a workshop I attended, led by Kim John Payne, he reports studies that have shown the impact of subtle non inclusion (teasing, gossiping, name calling) being a significantly larger issue amongst […]

Justice Without Blame
Justice Without Blame

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a workshop led by Kim John Payne. Kim regularly gives lectures at international conferences for educators, parents, and therapists and runs workshops and training’s around the world. He has worked with many schools using a Social Inclusion Approach that teaches a “justice without blame” method to conflict resolution. […]

The Roar – Bentlily Daily Poem
The Roar - Bentlily Daily Poem

A lovely little poem by Samantha Reynolds who has pledged to write one poem a day, in an attempt to be more present in her day to day. Fortunately, she has decided to share each and every one on her site, bentlily.com. The Roar We have friends over they bring civilized gifts homemade jam a […]

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (T&A)
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (T&A)

We learned a whole new meaning to T&A this past year; tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. A little over a year ago, our family doctor commented about the unusual size of our child’s tonsils. Apparently tonsils and adenoids are two peas in a pod, which meant that little man probably had some giant sized adenoids as well.Thinking […]

One and Done – Our Only Child
One and Done - Our Only Child

One And Done – Our Only Child Before I begin, I think it necessary to say that I am an only child. Perhaps I should add that I was raised by a stern father, without mother and in harder times, fostered by close family and friends. By most evaluations I should have a plethora of […]

Someecards
Someecards

In case you are not familiar with Someecards, they are hilarious electronic greeting cards that you can send for just about any occasion. Thought I would put together a humorous selection of funny ones about being a mom!

My Father’s Dragon – First Chapter Book
My Father's Dragon - First Chapter Book

Dryden’s first chapter book, huge success!! Said to be a favorite among young readers since the 1940s and a Newbery honor book, “My Father’s Dragon” has become a favorite around here as well. It’s a quirky little tale following the happenings of the narrator’s father, Elmer Elevator, as a boy. The story begins when Elmer […]

Geocaching
Geocaching

Pack a picnic and head to the park for a fun, free family adventure!! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Find out how to register and begin hunting for […]

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