One Day, he’ll thank me for this app

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It’s often debated how much a blogger should involve their children in the online world. We tell some of their stories and share lots of their pictures. And then we wonder how much is too much? My son Evan has been a big part of my blog since I started in 2009 but not because […]

How Netflix Gets My Kid Ready for Back to School

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First of all, I can’t believe some of you are already posting pictures of the first day of school. I mean, IT’S JULY! Is summer vacation not sacred anymore? And don’t even get me started on year-round schooling. I know there are lots of advantages to it but I’m pretty old school. I believe in […]

The Trouble with Wubble

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If you’re a Trekkie, you’ll probably get the reference to the post title. It comes from the infamous episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles.” Tribbles were cute, furry little ball-like creatures that quickly took over the Enterprise wreaking havoc on the food supply and generally annoying the Klingons. They were cute, but troublesome. Much like the Tribbles, […]

Field Trip Friday: A world of Hard Rock, Discovery, and very colorful parking

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It start with a Living Social deal posted by my friend Cara. Super discounted tickets to the local children’s museum, Port Discovery, in downtown Baltimore or a greatly reduced membership rate. In the back of my mind, I heard Evan last summer ask repeatedly to go to Port Discovery, which we did. A few times. […]

5 Sports for Kids Who Don’t Like Sports

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If video games were a sport, I’m pretty sure my 7 year old son would already be on a varsity team somewhere being eyed up by major colleges in preparation for a career in the big leagues. But alas, video gaming is not really considered a sport. And I can’t base my retirement on my […]

A Day at the UTZ Potato Chip Factory

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As summer is approaching, I’ll soon be managing my days alongside a 7 year old child wondering what he can do all day (besides play video games and watch TV). It’s especially hard when I’ve got work to do and all my work involves screen time. When I was better at managing life a few years […]

Getting Your Kids to Talk at the Table

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From the moment my son learned to form words, he has literally never. shut. up. I’m not complaining. I’m a talker. I come from a family of talkers. I’m also a nervous talker. When it’s quiet, I feel the need to fill up the silence, which I find really odd because when I’m alone, I […]

What’s Funnier – Cats or Wine? #RefreshYourFunny

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You know what I love? Wine. You know what I don’t love? Too much wine. Or wine as a necessity. Or wine as a crutch. You know what I’m starting to become even more aware of? Wine as a punchline. I’m as guilty as any mom or parent of having a very long day and saying in […]

Who Creates a Child’s World? {Giveaway}

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The age old question of parenting and child-rearing comes down to nature vs. nurture. Is a child simply a product of their environment or can you take a child out of the environment and change the course of their life? Of course, the question is rhetorical but I’ve always been fascinated by studies of twins […]

Finding Fault and Talking About It

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“The kids called me fat again,” said my beautiful little boy as he stood before me. His mouth was turned down and his eyes were watering. “Do you want me to go talk to them?” I asked. The lioness in me already had her claws out but this was his decision. He nodded. “Do you want to […]

It’s Getting Crafty All Up in Here #DisneySide

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You know those people that say Oh yeah. That post is super popular. It’s been pinned, like, 30,000 times? I’m not one of those people. I mean, I cook but it’s not really blogworthy. And my crafting skills happen about once a year. I’ve learned my way around a glue gun but I don’t need to […]