Category Archives: Parenting

5 Fun (and Rewarding) Summer Reading Challenges for Kids

Join these 5 fun summer reading challenges and your kids could win some great prizes. #bookitsummer #summerreading Continue reading

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Our Summer Bucket List

Today was officially the last day of the 2013-2014 school year!  I am now a mom to a Kindergartner and a Middle School kid.  Can someone please pinch me?  I have no idea how that happened; I mean my baby … Continue reading

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Bedtime Battles Continue

“I’m scared of the dark.” “There are monsters in my closet.” “I don’t want to sleep alone.” EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT we go through this same routine with my 5 yr old daughter.  We have a pretty solid bedtime routine but some nights … Continue reading

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Win a 3-Day Ticket to Camp MommyCon in Denver

About 11 years ago my husband and I (and our baking baby boy) took a trip to Winter Park, CO just outside of Denver.  It was at the end of ski season and the slopes were closed.  Since I was … Continue reading

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The Perfect Mother’s Day

What would the perfect Mother’s Day look like to you? Would it be a vase full of flowers?  Breakfast in bed?  A handmade gift from your child?  An hour to yourself without your kids clawing at your legs?  A day … Continue reading

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A Mom’s Guide to Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Did you know that today was Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day?  How does this affect you as a mom?  Perhaps you are a stay-at-home-mom or a single mom and don’t have a traditional “job” to take your … Continue reading

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Can your kids be friends?

Do your kids fight? Do they argue over the silliest things? Do they drive you insane with their petty jealousy? Maybe it’s time for a family vacation! My kids are almost 6 years apart in age so the sibling dynamics … Continue reading

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Goodbye Winter Olympics, Little Passports Will Carry the Torch

As we bid farewell to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, it’s a good time to continue the history lesson with our kids.  My oldest (almost 11 yrs old) is pretty aware of the World and our own country but my … Continue reading

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In Defense of Mommy Wars – How to Fight Fair

Almost every day I am diffusing one Mommy War or another (as a moderator of a Facebook group) and I’ve learned a few things in the process. Why are there Mommy Wars?  Moms are naturally very passionate and when it … Continue reading

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Co Sleeping With Older Kids

I’m not sure how it happened but in the next few weeks/months I’ll have an 11 year old and a 5 year old!  My kids aren’t babies anymore.  I’ve been calling the youngest on our “Tot” or “Toddler” for 2-3 … Continue reading

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