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How to engage your child in meaningful conversation: 15 unique questions to ask your child

These days I look at my delightful thirteen year old daughter and realize how much she has matured and grown into a beautiful young lady. Long gone are the days when she used to have me carry her around and play dolls with her. Of course, she still plays with Barbies on occasion and on… Continue reading How to engage your child in meaningful conversation: 15 unique questions to ask your child

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Mom, mom, mommy, mother?

MOM! MOM! MOM! Kid #1 “Mom, mom, mommy” Kid #3 interrupting kid #1, “MOM!” Kid #6 “Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy” (interrupting all the others) Me:” Quit mommying me to death.” Kid #1 “Mom?” Me: “I changed my name. I will no longer answer to anything you previously called me” Kids: “To what? Mommy, mom, mother,… Continue reading Mom, mom, mommy, mother?

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A few reasons why I may be considered a mean mom…..

I tell my children “no” frequently. I say no to playing on electronics, grabbing junk food, and staying up late. What I have gotten in return are children that play outside, enjoying eating fruit, and are well rested in the morning. I send them to school when they say they are ‘sick’.  Yeah, I know… Continue reading A few reasons why I may be considered a mean mom…..