Monthly Archive for March, 2009

Poetry

Andie (age 10) wrote this poem a few days ago about her twin sister, Rachel. Rachel She is friendly and caring trusting and daring. Her heart is sweet and made to be always there to comfort me. In the dark or in the night she’s always there to make me bright She is my twin […]

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Picking your battles

One thing I’ve learned about being a parent is that picking your battles is immeasurably important, otherwise you’re going to be fighting a lot of them. In fact, I’m a firm believer that this is one of the most important aspects of parenting. I used to be guilty of getting after the kids for what […]

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Guilty as Charged

I got the idea for this post from one of my new favorite blogs, The Meanest Mom. Thank you to Jana for the inspiration. Guilty As Charged: 1. If we don’t have to go anywhere, we’re usually in our pajamas, most or all of the day. 2. When I’m trying to get something done that […]

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Germs, ewwwww…

Hi. My name is Sarah, and I’m a germophobe. Yes, I’ll admit it…I have issues with germs. In my defense, I come from a long line of germophobes, on both sides of the family, so there was really no escaping my destiny. There are stories that my maternal grandmother made my grandfather wash his mouth […]

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An Amazon.com tip

OK, so this really isn’t parenting-related, but it’s still something I decided I should share because most of the people I’ve talked to about this haven’t been aware of this particular feature on Amazon. As an Amazon lover — I actually do a lot of my shopping there since I live in the boonies — […]

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Toys = Batteries

Seriously, toy companies have got to be in some sort of collusion with battery companies. Toy corporations seem to be getting some sort of  major incentive to create toys that take tons of batteries and suck them dry as quickly as possible. It would explain a lot. I shudder at the number of batteries we […]

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My baby is turning 5 tomorrow!

Tomorrow is Logan’s 5th birthday. Sniff. Tomorrow marks the first time I went into labor on my own, the worst pain I’ve ever endured in my entire life, the only epidural I ever had, which was only for the last 20 minutes of my labor (ugh) and the day that my life changed forever. The […]

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To celebrate National Reading Month, LeapFrog has started a One Million Hours Reading Pledge and is also sponsoring a giveaway of their Tag Reading System on ten selected blogs. We absolutely love LeapFrog products in this house. We first got hooked around 6 years ago when the girls received LeapPads for Christmas. Ever since then, […]

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Bedtime Battles

At the end of this past summer, I did something that I’m still regretting: I let my daughters convince me to give them their own rooms and put the boys together. The girls had been sharing a room (and a bed, though they had bunk beds) their entire lives, but the older they were getting, […]

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If you have pint-size internet operators, which becomes practically a given when they get to be the age my girls are, you’re no doubt concerned with the sites that their innocent eyes might unwittingly see. I’ve resisted child internet use for as long as possible, I think. It’s just not something I wanted to deal […]

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