It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Every age, every season. LEGO! All three of our boys were lego-freaks. Still are really, even at ages 26, 20 and 11. We have had legos that morph into unrecognizable towers, mutilated “robots” and floating devices for the tub.
Tonight is one of those rare and cherished evenings. All three kids have at lease one after school activity and by the grace of the universe, I do not have any carpooling shifts. Woot!
We get it! We have kids too. Kids in sports, dance, clubs, you name it. Sure, it's exciting to see them off learning, making friends and exploring new opportunities, but along with the fun and games comes (drum roll) carpooling.
We've done our research and found some tried and True ways to help you "keep your cool in the pool".
Schedules, dietary issues, and personal preferences, combined with picky eaters and family traditions, have made creating a dinner plan almost impossible. Let's figure this out!
17 alarms | 25 breakfasts | 15 lunches packed | 16 doors pulled open for an ‘I love you send off’ | 2 full-time jobs | 2 schools | 9 loads of laundry | 2 flights | 2 cars | 8 power snacks | 17 practices | 2 games | 3 orhto/doctor appointments | 11 carpools | 7 poorly attempted dinners | 6 nights of homework | 1 hair cut | 2 parents | 3 kids | 1 forgotten dog ....
‘Resilience builds character’, is what my dad always said. A good guy with a big heart, you always knew you were loved, but he never failed to provide a healthy dose of reality when it came to his parenting. There were a few things you could always count on with my dad. They included, ‘I love you, life’s not fair, and carry on’.
Letting kids have Instagram and Facebook accounts is a great way to teach them about digital citizenship. After all, isn't it better for them to make their social media mistakes with you as their wingman?
I've been lucky so far. I’ve never had the f-bomb dropped in my car. But my friends have—and I'm dreading the first time it happens to me!
Driving both directions of the carpool? Didn't get everything done at the office that you needed to?
This happens to me all the time. I bet every working mom faces the same challenges I do. My stress starts to build up — especially when there's a deadline to meet and I need to rush off to get to a game or practice on time. See how we handle it!
What is it about the Turkey Day table setting? It inspires even the most non-domestic people to go all out for this grand meal. Friends and family gather all year long, right? So why do we go over-the-top on the table decorations for thanksgiving?