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I believe that when kids do things that are hard for them, they end up feeling proud of themselves. I have seen so many parents do things for their kids that, with a little encouragement, the kids could have done themselves. We tell our kids they can do anything they want to do and be anything they want to be. But, as soon as it looks like they are struggling, we step in and help. What kind of message does that send our kids? My not quite two year old and I have moments like this all the time. Something happens that he things may be difficult...

When my husband and I decided to live in a two bedroom house with a family of four, it meant that our kids would have to share a room. This is a right of passage for anyone with a sibling, it seems like. At one point or another most kids have shared a room. Our kids are no different. One thing that sets them apart from many others that share a room is that they are only 12 months apart. When we moved into our house, our youngest, a girl, was four months old and still sleeping in a bassinet in our bedroom. Our oldest, a boy, was 16 months...

I had always heard that a bedtime routine was an important part of a kids day, but I never really believed anyone. My son went to bed really well and we never had any sort of a routine. I had heard other people saying how they have these long elaborate routines which involve bouncing on medicine balls and singing for hours on end and I didn’t want any of that. When we threw another baby into the mix however, things got a little more difficult. He had a harder time going to sleep, and something needed to change. So, I decided to try...

Big News today. I was featured on another blog as a guest author. I’m pretty excited about this. I wrote a story about how my family has lived on less than $15,000/year (and that’s stretching it). Check it out over at Third Stop on the Right. Awesome, right? Share Share this:PrintTweetEmailMorePocketShare on Tumblr...

So I was going to post up another recipe tonight (Enchilada Casserole), but I think I’m going to wait for Monday to post that one. While I was cooking it, I got to thinking. How am I supposed to know what spices go good with what meats? My mother did teach me some cooking basics, but she isn’t a big spice user, and my husband cannot live without tons of spices. My grandmother-in-law told me that the spice bottles used to say on them what they are good with, but they don’t anymore, at least mine don’t. I really don’t...

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