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Yes, I Ticketed my Teen for Not Listening!

I would like to think that this is part of the crafty side of this blog. Of course, maybe that’s up for debate. However, disciplining or reminding teens to do things does require a bit of creativity if I’m not going to continually yell at them or give up and do something myself instead of making them follow through. 454 more words


I'm not above threats

This worked last night: ok Blanco–when you want to leave your room in the middle of the night, look at this picture to remember that you don’t get out of bed until the sun comes up. 785 more words


Sharing Easter

Easter 2015 is drawing to a close and I just ended my festivities with a phone call from my favorite six-year-old. I hate ending holidays with a phone call, but D-man has two homes and two places to be for special occasions—so I don’t always have him here with me. 440 more words

Single Parenting

Writing Time Do-Si-Does With Nap Time

This is Moe. At fourteen weeks he is all teeth and wiggle, vacillating between running and chewing and sleeping, back and forth and back again,  in a glorious display of life-loving, open-ended sense of wonder at the world  – something that is so much the province of small animals, humans included. 1,347 more words

Why you should date your children

The definition of a date is “a social or romantic appointment or engagement.”  To further clarify, romantic is defined as “conducive to or characterized by the expression of love.” 903 more words


All In

16 years ago I found myself constantly tired and day dreaming of a  time when life wouldn’t feel so draining.  Son Number One and Son Number Two were 2 and 3 years old.   724 more words


My Children are Sore Losers

On the education of the young, translated…

The three-and-a-half year old twins I have in the house would fight over everything, they both wanted to be the first.   243 more words