Category «Kids»

Fighting for my Dyslexic child’s rights

I first realized my son was falling behind in reading when he was 5 years old and in Kindergarten. Simple three letter sight words where never mastered. He could tell me the sound of each letter of the alphabet but when the three letters were put together into a word his mind couldn’t read it …

Vlog: Interviewing my kids

Ok guys – here is my first Vlog. And obviously, I included the kids because they are excellent Vlog fodder. Vlog Fodder is really hard to say. Share it if you liked it. E-mail me by clicking ‘e-mail it’ below. Join the discussion on the post on Facebook. I hope you enjoyed it,

Kids don’t care if their party wasn’t inspired by Pinterest

Never believe doctors. Okay, maybe trust their advice and expertise, but remember they are just humans, with experience. Nature can prove them wrong. Such as when I had my last baby at age 45. After three different doctors, over the course of a few years, told me how bad my internal baby accommodations were, I …

How to feed broccoli to a kid

Present platter of broccoli with a big smile and excitedly announce to your family that “dinner tonight is going to be AWESOME!” Interrupt the beginning complaints and stink eyes directed at said platter of broccoli with “You know there are kids who do not even have anything to eat!” When they ask for more chicken …

Why I Believe You Should Lie To Your Kids

I’m all for tough love parenting. Sometimes you must scare your kids because that is the only way to get things to “sink in”. For example, “Do not take Fruit Loops to your bedroom.” This goes in one ear and out the other. In contrast, ”Do not take Fruit Loops to your bedroom unless you want bugs …

Random Blurb

Good morning internet. Just a normal Saturday morning over here today. I’m sitting here at my laptop catching up on some blogging stuff. I calculated out (based on actual observations) for every 5 minutes I am on my computer, 20 minutes worth of kid mess accumulates. That is an unfair advantage that I’m sure I …

Your sick kid is gonna make my sick kid sick.

I took my 6 year old to the doctor today because her ear and throat hurt. As I was sitting in the waiting room I kept hearing quiet conversations from others as they talked to their own children. “Oh, I’m so sorry you don’t feel good honey.” “You need to sit down and be still …

Family Photo Shoot

I said NO MORE. No more am I going to keep putting off something so important. No more am I going to let life fly by me and not take time to photograph it. I am saddened by the lack of family pictures I have as the kids have grown. Soooo, we went to Reynolda …