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My First Experience Chaperoning a School Field Trip! (1st Grade Zoo Trip) #parenting

Last week, a few days before our kids were out of school before the summer, our youngest son and the rest of the first graders were going to the zoo (The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium). Their school has always had a field trip to the zoo for all first graders every year. I have . . . → Read More: My First Experience Chaperoning a School Field Trip! (1st Grade Zoo Trip) #parenting

Why We Don’t Teach Our Kids “Stranger Danger” Literally Speaking #parenting

One day a couple weeks ago we were driving home from our son’s soccer game and we were driving down our road and had to stop because there were three boys standing in the middle of the road waving us down. Now to make things worse, we live out on a country road. They . . . → Read More: Why We Don’t Teach Our Kids “Stranger Danger” Literally Speaking #parenting

Tips That May Help Your Child Keep Their Rooms Cleaned (I repeat, MAY help) #parenting #kids

Almost every single time. Getting our boys to clean their rooms is like pulling teeth sometimes. I don’t get it either because if they just put away what they are playing with when they are done before getting something else out, they wouldn’t have much to clean at the end of the day. Nope, . . . → Read More: Tips That May Help Your Child Keep Their Rooms Cleaned (I repeat, MAY help) #parenting #kids

Why We Don’t Let Our Kids Just Quit Youth Sports #kids #parenting #youthsports

I know that sounds harsh but we have our reasons.  Now I firmly believe there are certain situations and reasons why parents should let their kids quit. There could be issues with the coach, the sports organization, bullying, concerns for your child’s safety etc.  But when I say we don’t let our kids “just” . . . → Read More: Why We Don’t Let Our Kids Just Quit Youth Sports #kids #parenting #youthsports

Spring Family Crafting Project with Recycled Items #kids #crafting

Our youngest brought home a family project to do in April from his first grade Teacher.  Since it’s April, it had to be a Spring scene and they couldn’t draw or color anything.  The whole scene had to be made from recycled items.  So I gathered up some old magazines, straws, bottle caps, and . . . → Read More: Spring Family Crafting Project with Recycled Items #kids #crafting

Living With Autism – Early Signs and Diagnosis #Autism #AutismAwareness

We have a daughter with autism.  I remember when saying that used to be hard for me to say.  I have mentioned our daughter in some of my posts throughout the years but this is the first time I decided to really write about it.  April is Autism Awareness month and I have been . . . → Read More: Living With Autism – Early Signs and Diagnosis #Autism #AutismAwareness

To my son’s school Principal after I got called to the office

Well I didn’t actually get called down to the principal’s office literally speaking.  It was the end of the school day for my boys.  They had about 20 minutes before they would have been getting on the bus.  The phone rings and it’s the school.  I thought it was kind of weird for two . . . → Read More: To my son’s school Principal after I got called to the office

I Have a Serious Question, You Ready for It?

See?  I told you it was a serious question!  This is the second time I have had to clean out melted crayon in my dryer.  The first time he did this, it was an orange crayon.  I had no idea it was in there until I saw a really cool surprise when I opened . . . → Read More: I Have a Serious Question, You Ready for It?

Brother’s: The Constant Arguing and Bickering (When Does it Stop?!)

We have three kids.  Our daughter is the oldest (going on 16) and she doesn’t really argue much with her younger brothers unless they are doing the “I’m the annoying little brother” thing.  And yes, they can be annoying.  That’s about as far as it goes when it comes to sibling arguments when it . . . → Read More: Brother’s: The Constant Arguing and Bickering (When Does it Stop?!)

Some things that kids say – “What is corn made from?”

Our 6 year old son can come up with some really off the wall things at random times and often he asks questions that he ends up answering for himself. These answers he comes up with are sometimes very interesting. For dinner tonight, you might think we were having Thanksgiving dinner in March because my . . . → Read More: Some things that kids say – “What is corn made from?”