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To Watch, or Not to Watch the Series, “13 Reasons Why”. #13ReasonsWhy #parenting

“13 Reasons Why” is a Netflix original series based off the young adult book. The story is about teenage suicide after she had been bullied, abused, harassed, assaulted by her peers, and even betrayed by some of her closest friends because of lies and rumors. Before she commits to suicide, she makes 13 cassette . . . → Read More: To Watch, or Not to Watch the Series, “13 Reasons Why”. #13ReasonsWhy #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

Should Children Play Team Sports at a Young Age?

I decided to write this post because I personally know a couple people who couldn’t believe we put our sons in Soccer at a young age.  Both our boys started playing soccer when they were 5 years old.  Our soccer association actually has them playing as young as 4 years old but we waited . . . → Read More: Should Children Play Team Sports at a Young Age?

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?!)