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ISN'T ANYONE GOING TO HELP HER?!

Bug has wanted a toy kitchen since he first set foot in the toddler room at church, and this was finally the year. The kitchen was the grand finale at my in-laws’ on Christmas morning and the kids went nuts.  657 more words

Motherhood

TO THE MOTHER OF THE "BAD KID" AT SUNDAY SCHOOL

To the Mother of the “Bad Kid” at Sunday School,

Your son hadn’t been in the room more than sixty seconds when I knew the report you would get after the service. 535 more words

Motherhood

DISCLOSURES

Hello internet. It’s nice to meet you.

I’m Betsy. I am a mother of two…three if you count the dog, and four when my husband has a cold…but, really, two: Bug and Babygirl. 377 more words

Motherhood

A new year

I can’t quite get my head around it being 2016 yet. It has been such a year. The beginning of 2015 found us living in a small rented flat with dreadful noisy neighbours, still in the process of house hunting – stressful at the best of times but when you have a firm deadline of needing to move before giving birth in a few months it really does lose its excitement, particularly when pregnant and exhausted. 975 more words

Parenting

Instead of "Say you're sorry"

My husband and I kind of disagree on this issue: whether to tell our child to say “sorry” after she does something inappropriate (like hits one of us).   837 more words

Gentle Parent

Are we Trying Too Hard to Teach our Autistic Children?

this, in terms of a team effort by therapists and parents, I question this base assumption that our kids must constantly and incessantly be being taught stuff.I feel as though many of our autistic kids can never escape from this idea that they must always be being corrected; must always be being taught; must always be building on skills; must always be attending therapies and classes; must… 11 more words

Disability

New Baby/Unschooling Update 😎

New little is here, weighing in at 7lb 5oz…didn’t get my original home birth but it was an amazing experience! I felt so respected and in control, the midwives were amazing and informed and up to date on breastfeeding plus we got to bedshare from the first night…no questions asked!! 226 more words

Home Education