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Kids craft: crayon watercolor resist

We’ve been getting really into watercolor painting in our house recently. The kids love painting, and we used to use mostly tempera paints and our trusty easel. But tempera requires quite a bit of supervision, especially with Heidi, who tends to … Continue reading

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Arts and crafts to keep us busy over school break

Ahhhh, school break has arrived. At first, I will love the lazy mornings – no need to pack backpacks, or to rush around getting everyone ready, or to dash out the door to get to school on time. What a … Continue reading

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My daughter’s quirky bedtime habits

As you all know, Heidi’s sleep has never been easy. Thankfully, things greatly improved earlier this year when we finally broke down and hired a sleep consultant! (We got our lives back – seriously.) But Heidi is still Heidi, and … Continue reading

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Happy weekend!

What are you up to this weekend? My dear friend Lindsay has been in town this week and I’ve soaked up every minute catching up with her. We miss her and her family so much! Jesse is coming back from … Continue reading

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Perspective: seeing your child through someone else’s eyes

Sometimes we need a bit of perspective. Claire is a wonderful kid, but she can also have quite the attitude. At times she frustrates me beyond belief, and I have to work REALLY hard not to respond in anger. (And I don’t … Continue reading

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Check us out, barely coping on the first day of school

Monday was the first day of school, and we were wildly unprepared. WILDLY. UNPREPARED. I egregiously underestimated how hard it would be to start the new school year just two short days after arriving home.

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Who is your parenting guru?

Do you have a parenting guru? Someone you go to with all your questions every time your child reaches a new stage? When Claire was an infant, starting to go through the many milestones of her young life, I always … Continue reading

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5 reasons to play board games with your kids

Claire loves playing board games! As she gets older, she understands board games more and more, and can play simple games without help from us. Here are my top 5 reasons why we play board games with our kids!

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Early-morning dance party with my girls

As many of you know, we have a lot of early mornings in our house.* When I was on morning duty a few weeks ago, I was hanging out in the living room with Claire and Heidi before the sun came up … Continue reading

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Life lessons in the village

Claire had a sleepover with her cousin at Jesse’s mother’s house in the village last week, and had a terrific time! She and her cousin are such close, wonderful friends – no matter how long it has been since they’ve seen each other, … Continue reading

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