Parenting

Tantrums: No Easier to Deal With the Second Time Around

Baby Boy

Tantrums. We’re so there. Oh, how I wish we could skip this stage of parenting! Can anyone make that happen? Tantrums are nothing new to us, of course. Being that this is our second child, we know all too well what it’s like to deal with a toddler and tantrums. Even so, it’s hard to […]

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Playing Same Games Big Sister Did

Baby Boy

It’s funny how different baby boy is from his big sister, and yet, how alike they also are. They are so alike, in fact, that when baby boy was a few months old, it was just like looking at a photo of baby girl from when she was the same age. The similarities show up […]

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Do You Parent Your Boys and Girls Differently?

Parenting

My brother recently had a baby girl, his third child after two boys. I asked him this past weekend if he felt much different in parenting a girl versus parenting boys. It’s something I think about a lot with fathers since I know they tend to be ultra-overprotective with their daughters. I see this with […]

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Saying Goodbye to Kindergarten

Baby Girl

Baby girl completed Kindergarten last week. Her first year of school is done and over with and I now officially have a first-grader. Wow. She was pretty sad about finishing up the school year, mostly because she was feeling like she’d miss her teacher and friends. She came home on her last day of school […]

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A Sympathetic Baby Boy

Baby Boy

Yesterday, the kids and I went to a local indoor play center, Amaya Papaya. Baby girl found herself making friends with the owner’s daughter, who is the same age as her. Baby boy did what a typical 1-year-old toddler does – he went from center to center playing a little of this and a little […]

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