24 fun activities for Advent

Christmas Montessori Joel

Alternate title: A Mommy who values tradition When I was a kid, my family was big into traditions. Especially at Christmas time, we always knew what to expect when it came to special times. We always watched “Miracle on 34th Street” either Thanksgiving night or the following day, we always got to eat my mom’s [...]

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A Mommy who returns library books on time

library books

Let’s take a break from the serious posts in this series for today, shall we? I seem to be physically unable to get library books back to the library when they are due. I don’t know what the problem is. It’s not like the amount of time we have them changes or something tricky, it’s [...]

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A Mommy who pursues the relationship

“Mommy? Can I watch a show? Mommy? Mommy? Can we go outside and play? Mommy? Will you read me this book? Mommy? Mommy?” Sydney often begs. “Just a minute, honey, let me finish this one thing…” And one thing becomes five things. Just let me check my email. Let me read this one more post. [...]

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A Mommy who lets little hands help

My kids love to be helpful. They especially love to cook (although it really doesn’t make them any more interested in eating it if they didn’t already like it). Any time Joel sees a broom, he loves to pick it up and start sweeping away. But, of course, they like to be helpful on their [...]

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A Mommy who is quicker to laugh than scold

My kids love to laugh. Don’t all kids? Audrey and Joel are funny, though: if they laugh too much, they get the hiccups. And if one of them keeps laughing after starting to hiccup, burps start coming out, too! (No names are being named here.) Georgia and Sydney have no hiccuping problems, so they indulge [...]

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What kind of Mommy do you want to be?

I was a great mommy before I had kids. Were you? I had all kinds of ideas of how I was going to do things right with my own precious angels. But somehow, between the laundry, food prep/cleanup, the mitten issue, running back and forth to schools, brushing hair, changing diapers, homework, and all the [...]

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