I don’t know about other states, but in California schools the 4th grade is spent covering state history and state government. Each child has a turn as the classroom Secretary, the Controller, the Lieutenant Governor and then as the big cheese: the Governor. It is done alphabetically so that each child has a turn to serve in each […]
Note to self: do not take 10 year old boys into a lingerie store.
I had a few errands to run this week. One of them was to exchange a bra I had purchased. I thought nothing of bringing my trusty side-kick, Grant, along for the errands. When will I get it through my head that baby’s grown’ up? We had two quick stops in the same shopping […]
Teacher Tweets: My son’s first experience with having something go viral.
My son Conner is learning first hand what a roller coaster ride having something go viral on the internet can be. He is in the video production class at school, which seems to be the modern day equivalent of high school journalism. Griffin News is a bi-weekly news show that the students write, produce and air […]
Words of wisdom for mothers of boys…
A few months ago my friend Sara over at Mom Endeavors had a brand new, beautiful baby boy… He joined his two big brothers over at the Mom Endeavors family. Knowing that I had a bit of experience with boys, Sara asked me to write up a little something about them. I shared this over […]
Dude… not cool: When your child sees others bullying.
Bullies are nothing new. Because some high profile (and tragic) examples of bullying have been in the news recently, most schools have anti-bullying policies now. (Which is nice and all, as long as they don’t take it too far. We’ve seen that happen, and that is a story for another day.) In my experience, the […]
Having good manners comes from using them. Five tips for kids.
I was given an opportunity to write about how to make a home a secure and stable environment for kids, thus creating a good atmosphere for learning. I have thought long and hard about the topic, and what I was going to write about. The purpose of having a secure and stable environment is to […]
Being a “Yes Man” isn’t always a bad thing.
This post may contain Amazon or other affiliate links. I know it came out a few years ago, but we only recently saw the movie Yes Man, with Jim Carrey. The premise of the story is that a guy who normally said no to everything was going to say “yes!” to every opportunity that presented […]
Parenting in public? I’m OK with that.
Before anyone gets all up in arms and wants to call CPS on me, let me explain. In recent headlines there have been two instances of parents who publicly “humiliated” their kids on Facebook for being disrespectful and bratty. One man took his revolver, unloaded several bullets into her laptop and posted the video on […]
What’s been your most meaningful moment during the past year?
I’ve been asked what has been my most meaningful moment over the past year, I have to admit that I was a little stumped. I mean, I’ve experienced lots of moments that have been meaningful… but to pick just one? Should I pick Devin’s graduation day? That’s a big day, right? My first born graduating […]
Am I the meanest mom on Facebook…? (I am pretty sure there are others just like me.)
Before I get to Facebook: I am thrilled that a panel of some of my favorite bloggers judged my Cowhide Dresser as one of the Top 6 entries in Not JUST A Housewife’s DIY Projects of 2011 contest. There were almost 800 entries, so I am pretty darn excited about that! click here for the tutorial Now […]
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