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Vegetables Don’t Lie

Vegetables Don’t Lie

My youngest child is four and has learned to lie. It drives me bonkers! Usually his lies are about things that aren’t really that important. He has an issue with getting into my things. He climbs up shelves in the closet and pantry an ...
Exploring the World on your iPhone

Exploring the World on your iPhone

My kids are constantly trying to get my attention when I am happily engaged reading status updates on my iPhone’s Facebook app. Tati even likes to yell: “MOM MOM MOM!” then grab the phone and smack me on the nose if I don& ...
Starting the Morning with a Jump

Starting the Morning with a Jump

Mornings around here have been less than perfect. Miss K, I’ve discovered, is not a morning person. As I try to wake her up, she moans and says “not yet mom” and all I see is a teenager grumbling “Just five more minu ...
Is it a Game or an Educational Tool?

Is it a Game or an Educational Tool?

Since Miss M was about 2, we’ve had our old, essentially useless-to-us, laptop hooked up for her. It doesn’t have internet access but plays most children’s games just fine. We were delighted that she learned how to properl ...
Move over Wiki, Here comes Mama

Move over Wiki, Here comes Mama

Raising kids now is so much different than when I was young. Parents have to be more cautious of strangers, language and content on TV as well as addressing issues with kids that we didn’t deal with. You know, things like too much tim ...
Our First Piano Recital

Our First Piano Recital

My mom started taking piano lessons a few years ago so she has a piano in her house – the girls head straight for it on each visit.  They love music, enjoy dancing and singing and always want to play with any piano that they see.  For ...

Watching TV is Okay Sometimes

Some may call me a bad mom, but I think that there are advantages to letting kids spend time playing on the computer, playing video games and watching TV.  I don’t just hand over the reigns and let the TV be the baby sitter.  (Okay, s ...
Where the Worlds of Diego and Risk Collide

Where the Worlds of Diego and Risk Collide

About two years ago, I went through a “Risk” phase.  I played Risk-style games online against players from all over the world.  The site that I frequented utilized several different maps, not just the standard world map like the ...
Geometry Don’t Fail Me Now

Geometry Don’t Fail Me Now

Way back in school, so may people said “What am I going to need Geometry for when I grow up?”  I’m a mom now and I can say that geometry is crucial in knowing how to cut things to prevent sibling arguments.  Think cake, br ...
When Mom Doesn’t Want to Read it AGAIN

When Mom Doesn’t Want to Read it AGAIN

When I was a kid, I was in 4-H.  Throughout my 4-H years, I recited that pledge so many times that it became ingrained into my subconscious.  To this day, I can still spit it out without missing a single beat.  There are a lot of things in ...