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How Old is Too Old for Trick or Treating? Is There Really Such a Thing as Being Too Old?

How old is too old to go Trick or Treating? It seems this question gets debated a lot this time of year. Every year it seems. Our oldest is now 16 years old and my husband and I decided when she was around 11 years old, that we would make 13 years old the . . . → Read More: How Old is Too Old for Trick or Treating? Is There Really Such a Thing as Being Too Old?

Why I LOVE And Hate Being a Stay at Home Mom #parenting #family

There are many reasons some of us choose to be a stay at home mom or even choose to be a stay at home dad. Sometimes there isn’t any choice really. Sometimes one parent doesn’t have much of a choice but to stay at home. The latter was more my case. I didn’t really . . . → Read More: Why I LOVE And Hate Being a Stay at Home Mom #parenting #family

Our Child Has Asthma, Seasonal Allergies & Food Allergies – (How he and we learn to live with them) #parenting

Our son has had seasonal allergies for as long as I can remember. And he has severe allergies. If he has an attack, his eyes get so red, itchy and watery and even gets to the point of puffiness that his eyes will swell shut. Never mind the runny nose and itchy throat that . . . → Read More: Our Child Has Asthma, Seasonal Allergies & Food Allergies – (How he and we learn to live with them) #parenting

Do Fidget Spinners Help With Autism? #parenting

All three of my kids have a few of these Fidget Spinners. Our oldest (our daughter) as most of you who follow my blog know was diagnosed with Autism when she was small. She’s now 16 and she still has a few things that help her cope and concentrate. It’s a tool for her . . . → Read More: Do Fidget Spinners Help With Autism? #parenting

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

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