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SPOILED! (and some printable behavior charts)

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As some of you may know, we’ve been dealing with the terrible twos for a while now.  We’ve tried dealing with my son’s tantrums in a variety of ways, some more effective than others.  It’s tricky, because we’re never quite sure if he’s just lacking discipline and we need to crack down, or if it’s…

Story Time!

Sometimes blogging is kind of hard. There’s a TON of competition, people have short attention spans, and if you don’t include some beautiful photos (these days, photos with pretty WORDS on top of them) you can’t Pin It on Pinterest, thereby excluding you from the “third most popular social network”.  Horrors! January is particularly hard,…

Losing It Over Here (and Getting It Back)

Howling like a baby wolf is cute and creative. Just not at 7AM, mkay?

I’ve been a little quiet here for the past few weeks.  January is tricky.  The holidays are so busy with deadlines for work, cooking, traveling, presents.  Then, come January, we’re worn out and lazy.  We usually get sick. Going back to work and school presents more challenges than we’re prepared for. This month was typical,…

Smooshing Some Dough

Snowy White Dough Ornaments - Yin Mom, Yang Mom

In an effort to increase that loving feeling that is just so needed in this complicated world, I’ve been spending more time lately doing crafty stuff with the kids, for two reasons: 1. Cold weekends are a huge catalyst for cabin fever, (kids bouncing off walls, making mischief). Crafts contain the mess to one room,…

A Little Extra Thoughtful Gift Giving

Kid-ified Hand Painted Wrapping Paper

Yesterday we had a kid birthday party to go to.  I was expecting to run to the toy store at the last minute (like I usually do) to pick up Legos, or some such age-related plastic, which, after a busy week trying to juggle full-time work with school conferences, 3 days of early dismissals and…

In honor of my favorite Veteran (a day late).

Let your soul be seen, your heart be heard Do something earth shatteringly beautiful today. You possess the joy, the love and happiness already. Let your self be loud.  Your heart beats wild and free. Your voice is a bird that longs to sing. There is a message that the earth and sky need to…