kids birthday parties – stressful or fun?

Yesterday we returned home after dark exhausted from my boys birthday party.  Not the kind of stressful tired, but the “that was a blast” kind of tired.

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Kids healthy lunch ideas

Every morning I pack my kids lunch and think, “what healthy lunch ideas can I incorporate today?”   My kids will eat fried seaweed so they are no strangers to “different” food.   My secret, just always serve healthy.  If healthy is the option, they will eat it, feel great and thus, continue to eat well. Today’s…

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Thanks Tiger Mother!

Yaa! Finally the dialogue of parenting is out in the open thanks to all of the stir raised by the Tiger Mother.  If you agree with “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua or not that is individual, at least people are talking about parenting styles consciously.

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Parenting Rocks!

Parenting is natural, kinda like rocks.  Some rocks catch your eye immediately, others gleem after polishing, some are rough, but they are all GEMS!  Each rock is unique, just like in each child and parent are unique and so are our daily experiences. A few days ago I felt like my path was full of…

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all bundled up!

There is something heroic in me that happens after I return home from walking my kids to school in the near zero weather.  The crisp air just feels good to the lungs, the exercise first thing in the morning is so great for the body.  My boys are so proud that they walk to school,…

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Nature, as good as it gets!

  Nature is as good as it gets to nourishing one’s soul.  This morning I just was not in the swing of things.  It was nearly noon and I had not accomplished much other than eating..

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That’s dangerous!

Yesterday as we were walking home from school a youngster energetically bounded up a 5 foot hill on the playground.  The mother shouted, “that’s dangerous!” A hill?  Since when does a hill become dangerous? The next sentence was, “you’ll get your pants dirty.” Yes, I know clothes cost money and stains can be hard to get out…

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