Category Archives: Consistency

Controlling my inner “Bad Mommy”

Several weeks ago, during our bedtime ritual, Maddie told me quite matter of factly, “Mommy you did a good job today”. To which I replied “Thank you sweetie, what do you mean?” She responded “Bad mommy never got mad and … Continue reading

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Why I’m not that kind of “Attachment Parent”

Dear Friends and Parents out there reading, I believe I have delayed posting an attachment post long enough. As many of you know, I am a self-proclaimed “attachment junkie”. I have spent the majority of my academic and professional life … Continue reading

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Thinking about Play Time

Yes, I know, it has been a while. Life seems to continue to move at a rate I can’t quite keep up with and in the meantime, blogging often is at the bottom of my list (although I think of … Continue reading

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The Art of Distraction

distraction [dih-strak-shuhn]  The state of being distracted, mental distress or derangement, that which divides attention, or prevents concentration. Is any one with me here?  I feel like mid-October hits and with it comes a barrage of distraction.  Being a family on … Continue reading

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Why I Quit Time-Out

time–out noun \ˈtīm-ˈau̇t\ a brief suspension of activity : a break; a quiet period used especially as a disciplinary measure for children I have been deeply conflicted about time out for a while.  As a positive, non-violent, non-corporal punishment advocating professional I have taught … Continue reading

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Being a Working Mom/Stay at Home Mom isn’t the Problem

I am in Week 6 of being a mostly stay at home mom (OK…so really I am working 4 hours a week out of the home and 10 hours a week in the home…but still more stay at home than … Continue reading

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Why Rules?

rule [r-oo-l] A usual, customary, or generalized course of action or behavior  As life has finally settled down and our family is adjusting to the new pace and routine of life, I can finally re-establish my life in the blogosphere! … Continue reading

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