The Goober in the Shower

And it dawned on me: THIS is the stuff that motherhood is made of- the simplicity rather than complexities of life.

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Silence Communication With Your Kids

“Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after” – Anne Morrow Communication is the foundation of any relationship. As mothers, sometimes we think we are communicating with our children, but the opposite is true. Here is a step-by-step process for hindering communication with your kids: 1) Don’t listen to them Our Delusion: Kids, especially teenagers, really enjoy being interrupted. In fact, they thrive on it because they know that what their mom says is far more important than their own thoughts. You’d be surprised how many teenagers have shared with me how they…

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Apps! Galore!

I must admit, since getting my new Smartphone (an iphone by the way) I am all into Apps. No, I am not a gamer. No time for that. Unless a little prize were to pop out of my phone those would not keep my attention. Well, I take that back, I like games….for my kid! They can get irritating though. Occasionally I will think I have a text and it say “Your carrots are ready to harvest” for the Zoo Story game to which my child later laments….”Mom, you let my carrots rot!” Yes, that was a tough one. Should…

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“….because they don’t give shots!"

Today was the first appointment with our family optometrist for our preschooler. Knowing she would be apprehensive because she had never been before, I attempted to offer persuasions to her hesitancy. We stopped by Starbucks on the way out and then a rarity in our house: a doughnut from Krispy Kreme. We were even scheduled to have lunch with some fun friends. Thinking she was super psyched, we walked into the doctor’s office and all seemed right with the world. What happened next was a racing blur of anxiety provoking activity. Beginning with the fear of the optometry chair, followed…

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Sizzling Summer Time

Just take a step outside and you will know it is summer time. In the South, the temperatures are sizzling hot, and we haven’t even gotten to July 4th yet! As a mom with small children, the heat can make me uncomfortable and grumpy. Even our dog is miserable as she comes in from outside with her tongue hanging out the side of her mouth. Yet, as Moms we know the day must go on! Here are some things we have done to survive the heat and still have some summer fun: 1. Sprinkler/water slide I am amazed how much…

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