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Fun Family Activity: A Nature Walk Around the Block

When you're two-and-a-half feet tall and have only recently begun practicing the art of upright mobilization, the smallest of adventures qualify as epic journeys of discovery. Is it sunny, windy, rainy or snowy? Matters not. The world awaits, and...

Time Management Myths

Years after I quit believing in Santa Claus and cellulite creams, I still clung to belief that living a "balanced" life was possible. In my mind I envisioned a slender, married mother of three who had mastered the time-management system that...

Kate Winslet Says Angelina Jolie's Life is Like a Soap Opera

I love Kate Winslet. I hardly know her, of course, but I can't help myself. I've watched Kate in most of her movies as she's grown up right in front of me -- we are, in fact, the same age, and both have two kids. Kate, who won two Golden Globes and...

DailyDish - Accept the things you cannot change

Even the most fool-proof morning routine can be wrecked by unforeseen disaster....

DailyDish - Set your timetable up backwards

Travel back through time to avoid being late for school....

Bedtime routines - What's yours?

Kids across the nation should all finally be back-to-school, which means parents across the nation are trying to adjust to a sometimes radical new schedule. Sleep, especially when there isn't enough of it, is on everyone's minds. Most adults need a...

Wake up, sleepyhead!

Our friends over at MomLogic have broached a subject that many of us will soon be dealing with: getting the kids off the summer schedule and back on the school schedule. I don't know about you, but we have gotten so far off schedule this summer that...

Family Rituals

One of the habits on the list I wrote about recently involved creating family rituals. As is my wont, I got to thinking about this. I like the idea of rituals. I think repetition is important to kids as it gives them a sense of stability and...

Adjusting to a new schedule

It's been a few weeks now since Jared and Sara started school. It's taken some time, but I think we're finally adjusting to the new schedule. Rachel is up at some ungodly hour and out of the house by 6:30. I'm up somewhere between 6 and 6:30 and...

How organized is your day?

Just the other day, we were at the store when I noticed the world's largest can of corn. At that moment, a part of me thought how much fun it would be to have a need for a large can of corn. "That can of corn almost makes me want to have a big family...

Are kids really overscheduled?

Jared and Sara both take swim lessons and acrobatics/gymnastics classes. We volunteer at a nursing home once a week for a couple of hours in the evening. Jared also takes taekwondo. We want to sign them both up for tap dance lessons (it runs in the...

Adventures in Parenting: the unattainable schedule

I wanted to comment on Stefania Butler's post about scheduling. But, my laptop was on the fritz (second time my power cord has died, grrr), and more importantly: I felt a little out of my league. As you may recall, one of my parenting resolutions...

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