Fighting kids about the television is a never ending battle. Just as we get them hooked on PBS programming, their friends introduce them to the most vacuous, mind-numbing, make-you-want-to-hit-your-head-against-the-wall TV shows. Oh yes. I’m referring to SpongeBob SquarePants.
I do a fairly decent job controlling what my kids watch. However, I recently had two kids home sick. And you know, parents, that in a situation like that, you do anything possible just to survive the situation. Having one child home ill is tough enough. Add another one into the equation and suddenly you have knock-down, drag-out fights between the kids. I had to physically put myself between them to keep them from injuring each other. Continue Reading →
Have your ever thought about shaving your child’s head to support funding for childhood cancer? Voluntary baldness is not a topic that comes up in my house everyday either. However, good friends of mine have done just that. First, it was my doctor (who used to have long hair). Then it was an entire group of firemen. Now it’s a friend’s son, who loves to get his head shaved every year for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Continue Reading →
Turning 40 is supposed to be a kind of monumental experience. Some people fall into a deep mid-life crisis while others embrace their amazing selves. So how does it feel to be 40, fabulous and fit? I don’t know. Ask the extra tire I’m carrying around.
Children have many firsts when they’re little. But a big first for “big boys” is that first loose tooth. My son has talked and talked about when he would get his first loose tooth. He jealously watched other Kindergarteners come to school with a new hole in their smile. He wistfully spoke about when he would finally feel a wiggle in his mouth. And then, one day, a tooth came loose.
Three weeks later and that darn tooth is still holding on strong. What is a parent to do? Continue Reading →
If you’re like most people, your mailbox is overflowing with useless junk mail and unwanted catalogs. You can cut out that garbage just by using a handy new app — PaperKarma. (And even better — it’s free!)
Simply pull out your phone and snap photos of the offending mail. PaperKarma will figure out what it is and how to stop it. Using its massive database of company information, PaperKarma identifies your photo and instantly submits a request on your behalf. If they don’t know about the company already, they will work on adding it to its database. You can even track the mail you’ve submitted and see its status. Continue Reading →
The pressure of Valentine’s Day is to prove your love or at least do a grand display of it. If you’re dating someone, that person is under serious pressure to create a magical day, all in the name of St. Valentine. Whether it be flowers, a fancy dinner or a personal poem declaring undying love, Valentine’s Day is the day to do it. And what happens if you don’t perform as your partner expects (in and out of the bedroom, that is), be prepared for some serious backlash! Continue Reading →
- Valentine’s Day Button Cookies (thejennyevolution.com)
- Weekend Sensory Craft: Yarn Heart Cards for Valentine’s Day (thesensoryspectrumblog.com)