daughters

On the Fly Camping…at Home

life

Our 4 year old daughter has been wanting to go camping the last few weeks. For some reason or another she’s got camping in her head and has brought it up quite a few times recently. She probably got it from TV or perhaps from her preschool – what with them learning about summer activities […]

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Nurturing Fathers Exist – Or Is My Husband a Rare Gem?

Parenting

My husband is a very attentive father – always has been since our daughter was born. He is known for making up silly songs and stories with our 4 year old. He’s also not afraid to don a fancy feather boa and tiara – whether attending a tea party or just playing dress-up. He also […]

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When Time Outs No Longer Work

preschoolers

Photo credit: sean_alexander There are many forms of discipline and punishment that parents use with their children. In our house, we’ve used the time out method, the just talking method, the redirecting method, and we’ve even yelled at times out of losing our patience. Hey, it happens, right? But, lately, we’ve come up with a […]

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Brown is Not Enough

Parenting

I’ve been thinking about something for the past few weeks that has just been eating me up inside. And after attending BlogHer 09 and sitting in on the Women of Color session PLUS having lunch with a group of lovely women of color, it’s been on my mind even more. Why is it so hard […]

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Apparently it’s not ALL Sugar and Spice

Baby Girl

My daughter has begun to show a bit of a mean streak. She has started to say things like: Go away mom! I don’t like you. He looks creepy. And the killer. Just this morning she said, “I don’t love you anymore mommy.” Now, I realize that she’s probably just testing out some new feelings, […]

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