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Keeping it Together...

Parenting is hard. Wow, it felt really good to type that.  It felt so good, I think I’ll do it again.  Parenting. Is. Hard.  My fiancé and I have hit a rough patch with our toddler.  758 more words


I spent the entire day with my kids and didn't yell/scream/spank/lose my mind

I am so freaking proud of myself.

It’s the end of summer vacation. There’s no more camp, no routine. Sleep and wake schedules are wacky. These kids are kind of dysregulated. 754 more words


10 Undeniable Reasons to Love Tantrums

So you think tantrums are horrible, terrible, no good, despicable, uncomfortable, irritating, maddening… behavior tools of torture? Here are 10 undeniable reasons to love them. 1,095 more words


Begging Is Good!

Okay, not really. I always told our children, “If you beg, it’s not going to happen.” Ask me once, I’ll consider it, ask me twice, it’s a missed opportunity. 765 more words

Parenting 101

Dear "Special Needs" mom, you got it all wrong

Dear Special Needs Mom at the Grocery store, yesterday… Yes, you, the one I just called a “special needs mom”, even though it is clearly your child who has the special needs. 1,323 more words

Essentially Alicia

Four Ways to Teach Children Emotional Maturity

Feelings aren’t right or wrong, they just are. What you do with them however, usually makes them right or wrong. With children this can be a challenge, because self-control is an ever evolving part of growing up. 1,596 more words

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The 5 Stages of the Ever Dreaded Temper Tantrum


So I have been out of the temper tantrum stage for a while now. Thank goodness!!! But I’m starting to wonder if teenagerhood will be similar to the toddler stage in some ways… Please parents of teenagers.. 923 more words

Parenting. Minimalist