Category «Kids»

Why I am unplugging my kids from technology

It was a nice afternoon inside the house. My six year old kids rotated playing with Lego’s, dolls, coloring in their coloring books, and watching kid shows on Netflix. It was chilly and damp outside with enough wind to make staying in, a welcome and cozy activity. “Mama, can I play a video game?” one …

Hats make great photo props

Wind chills are brutal. We had some. Yesterday was particularly harsh. This morning we woke to sunny skies and a lovely 20 degrees outside but I am not complaining at all. I would rather be cold than hot and I know how NC summers are.  Miserable. The kids got dressed to go outside and help …

How to get your kids to clean your house.

Play Dough exhibit Zoe: Mama look! Me: Oh look! It’s a soccer ball!! Zoe: (looks at me wondering) How did YOU KNOW?? ————————————————————– One of my favorite things to do as a mom is to bargain with the kids. They had a brand new box of 36 jars of glorious, fresh, colorful play dough in …

There Is This Fairy And She Is Kicking My Butt

There are times in a mother’s life when she gets her act together. She is determined to stay on top of the game. She works hard the night before. The kitchen is clean on this particular night. The toys are all put away, the book bags are stacked neatly by the door and she even …

What are rules of the game again?

You know…there really is never a dull moment around here. Her new favorite game? Hide and Seek. How she plays? When I’m looking for her, she yells out from her hiding place “YOU NOT CAN’T FIND ME!” I don’t think she truly “gets” how to play the game yet.

Oh Ken – I can’t take you anywhere

Sometimes my kids leave remnants of play around the house that completely catch me off guard. These things always have a way to bring out my inner child. The child who is silly and giggles inappropriately. The one who forgets just for a few minutes of her day about the dinner that needs to be …