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Nov
12
2018
Just Your Average Wednesday, Parenting

// Mind Your Manners

by // on Nov 12, 2018

I have a dear friend who told me that she often threatened to duct tape her child to the dining room chair if he didn’t learn to sit on his bottom and eat at the dinner table without getting up or moving around. I hate to admit it, ladies and gentlemen, but there are times…

Oct
24
2018
Just Your Average Wednesday, Life

// Good while it lasted: How our family Halloween costume finally met its demise

by // on Oct 24, 2018

We always knew the day would come. Halloween has always been a treasured family holiday for us, and we’ve really blown it out in the past with coordinated family costumes. But as we know, all good things must come to an end.     It all started out a little wishy-washy. Over the Summer, the…

Oct
23
2018
Just Your Average Wednesday, Life

// The Busy Season

by // on Oct 23, 2018

This is the “busy season” of life, as one of my dear friends recently commented. And it’s true – we rush off to work and school, and balance everything from volunteering in the classroom to soccer practice drop off. Cooking dinner, helping with homework, checking in on out-of town parents, trying to make sure the…

Sep
25
2018
Just Your Average Wednesday, Parenting

// Teamwork Trumps All

by // on Sep 25, 2018

I still hate bathtime. And yes, my boys still take baths. With three of them, it’s easier to throw them all into the soapy water together and have them scrub up than to manage three separate showers. I know this will come eventually, but we’re not there yet. You’d think that following a busy day of…

Sep
18
2018
Just Your Average Wednesday, Life, Parenting

// Embrace the “Beautiful Oops”

by // on Sep 18, 2018

The other night, after finishing up dinner and homework, Grace asked me if she could practice some hairstyles on me before bedtime. She’s really been getting into doing her hair lately, and had even picked out a couple of “how to” hairstyle books at the library earlier in the week. I was ready and willing…

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