Category Archives: Parenting/Kids

Let Me Entertain You

You are a parent, not an entertainer. Continue reading

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Failure isn’t a Bad Word

How do you feel about failure? It is something we don’t talk about, at least not in a good way. Failure is seen as something negative, something we should be ashamed of, and something that should be avoided at all … Continue reading

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Parenting Struggle: Tattling and Fighting

One of the most difficult parts of parenting or working with kids is tattling. When I worked at the library the afterschool hours were a barrage of, “Ms Jessica he just took my book.” or “Ms Jessica, she just touched … Continue reading

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Five Rules for Natural Consequences

Parenting isn’t complicate, but it’s hard. Continue reading

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Top 8 Cleaning Rules for Kids

Getting kids to clean is important for them, and for you. Continue reading

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Little League isn’t for Kids

Do adults ruin kid’s sports? Continue reading

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Raising Kids

I love to research. When I am about ready to learn something new, I head to the library (now the internet) and research everything I can about that topic. In fifth grade I joined the basketball team, and I studied … Continue reading

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Getting it

Most nights we sit together as a family and read a short devotional together.  What I like about this time is what the kids say in response to the reading.  Sometimes it is nothing more deep than what happened five … Continue reading

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Who am I? Margo’s brush with existentialism

Margo:  Who’s the oldest? Me:  Me Margo:  Who’s the youngest? Me: You Margo:  Who isn’t the youngest? Me:  Everyone else. Margo:  Huh.  So who’s the oldest? Me:  Me. Margo:  And we aren’t the oldest. Me: Right Margo:  Huh But it … Continue reading

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Cone of Shame

The cone of shame is a habit I wish I didn’t show my kids. It’s a phrase I picked up from the Nerdist podcast.  And it sums up nicely what happens anytime I start thinking about why I write.  It … Continue reading

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