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Boys Not Listening

Is your 3 year old boy or 4 year old boy not listening? Do you often wonder if it is a matter of hearing or wills that you are battling? … Continue reading

September 17, 2008 · 5 Comments

Loosing Ella

There are so many memories that I have of her. So many blurred, Kodachrome memories etched into my subconscious of muggy New Orleans nights, white beans and rice, and manicured … Continue reading

August 28, 2008 · Leave a comment

Cartoons: They Just Don’t Make em’ Like they Used to!

We recently upgraded our cable to satellite and we now get the Disney Channel. I have been rather disappointed by the quality of programming the Disney Channel has on most … Continue reading

August 4, 2008 · 1 Comment

If I Say This ONE MORE TIME..Parenting Humor

As a mother of 3 small children, my life is nothing if not redundant. Even as I am typing I am wrestling with a rowdy 3 year old as she … Continue reading

August 2, 2008 · 2 Comments

Friday Front Lines: Parenting Humor

Life with kids is anything but predictable. Sometimes they leave you scratching your head in utter amazement and amusement. This week’s humorous observations: 1. The later you are for an … Continue reading

August 1, 2008 · 1 Comment

Burning the Candle last night…Cocoa Puffs and Coffee today

Rather obvious title, but that is how I feel at the moment. I wake up in the morning lucky enough to be surrounded by 3 beautiful children. Each one desperate … Continue reading

August 1, 2008 · 1 Comment

Why Marriages End in Divorce

early half of all marriages will end in divorce. A frightening statistic and certainly one that can make you a little leery of walking down the aisle. But instead of … Continue reading

July 26, 2008 · 7 Comments

Am I in Labor? How should I know??

My 9 month pregnant girlfriend called me up today a little distressed. She is only 4 days away from her due date and STILL no baby. Since I am a … Continue reading

July 25, 2008 · Leave a comment

Potty Training and Constipation

In hindsight, I guess we might have tried to push Aidan to potty train before he was ready, but 3 1/2 years old seemed plenty old enough! Actually, he potty … Continue reading

July 25, 2008 · 4 Comments

Late Talking Boys

In 2007, the author of Life with Children wrote this great article. He discusses many of the things I went through with my son, Aidan. At 3 1/2 he was … Continue reading

July 23, 2008 · 2 Comments

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