Monthly Archives: September 2011

How to Help Other People’s Kids (They Deserve It)

A few months ago I wrote a post about a disturbing parenting scene I observed at a grocery store: “Give Them What They Deserve.”   I wrote it because my heart hurt for the little boy who had been treated with … Continue reading

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A Seasons Walk

In keeping with my “Year of Soulemama,” we took a Seasons Walk to mark the first day of Autumn.  The kids all noticed the bursts of red and yellow that have arrived to wish all the fading greens goodbye.  They watched … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget!

Things that this Mom would like to remember: 1. Poop is just poop. And poop + a little soap and water is no big deal. 2. Kids clothes at Target are so darn cute, but hand-me-downs are free. 3. Threats don’t … Continue reading

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Something I’ve noticed on my quest to be “Some the Wiser” is that clutter in my home (the garage, the file cabinet in my office, my bedroom closet-the catchall for misfit items, my unintentional junk drawer) is a pretty good … Continue reading

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Say you’re Sorry, and mean it too

Saying “Sorry” doesn’t count if you don’t mean it. Everyone knows that.So why do we force our kids to say they are sorry? You’ve done it. I’ve done it. We all know people who do it. Everybody means well, of … Continue reading

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Cleaning up the Messes (+ a Giveaway!)

Last week was rough.  By Friday I felt like I had fallen off a cliff.  I knew the week was going to be a particularly busy one, a week of new routines and fitting in appointments and photo shoots and … Continue reading

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A (Messy) Friday Moment

Joining Soulemama today for a quiet moment from the week, a moment to remember. Happy Weekend friends!

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