Monday, November 30, 2020

S-mothering

My child is a late talker and he turned out fine

My child is a late talker. I’m watching my 3 year old son haul Christmas decorations out of the corner of the garage. Although the sun is blazing in the sky and we’re experiencing one of the warmest days on record this year, my little man is singing Jingle Bells as he sets his Santa and ribbons up on the …

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How to get your kids to bed without losing your mind

I was trolling Facebook the other day, as I often do when faced with a messy house and the endless rain pounding on my window, and I saw a post from Today’s Parent asking tips and tricks on how to get your kids to bed. Naturally as a mom of four, I’ve got my own arsenal of ideas, and they …

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Would you vote for year round school?

School district #35 in Langley, BC recently through a curve ball to parents in the district, asking us to vote within the next few weeks about possibly implementing a year round school year. They’ve offered one of three options, including keeping the current calendar, adding an extra week onto the school year at the end of August to balance out …

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Could your family live in a tiny house for the summer?

If you’ve never heard of Tumbleweed Houses or Tiny House listings, you’ve been missing out. I stumbled upon the tiny house revolution when we were considering moving to an acreage and I was looking for a place for my parents that wasn’t a big, ugly double wide. I found Tumbleweed Houses, bought the book, and have been in love ever …

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Great parents make slime for their kids

Make slime

Or they buy it at the dollar store, whichever is easier. But one thing is for certain: Kids (boys especially) love to play with slime. Why not make slime? They can stick their hands in it, stir it up, pull it apart, and possibly cover your light blue couch with it (rendering it completely stained on all sides of the …

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Today’s Pinterest

Check out what we found today on Pinterest Agree Agree Follow us on Pinterest or ask for an invite Digest powered by RSS Digest

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Let the cat eat the waffles and other simple ways to get healthy this spring

Spring can be a nasty time of year, just because its a reminder that we’re all really sick of old man winter and are impatiently waiting for the warmth and sunshine the Universe clearly isn’t ready to hand over quite yet. And, even worse, it’s that time when we’re seeing the new shorts, tank tops, and cute little shirts (except …

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Delivery Day – Getting ready for your new baby debut

Welcoming a new baby into the world is one of the most exciting times in a parent’s life. Over the course of several months, the nursery has been painted, the wardrobe stocked with tiny clothes, the crib assembled, and the infant car seat adjusted—and readjusted. Sometime in the eighth or ninth month, the hospital bag is packed and eagerly placed …

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Today’s Pinterest

Check out what we found today on Pinterest Grey bedroom. Love. Grey bedroom. Love. I’m going to print t I’m going to print this and put it in my office. Truer words have nev Truer words have never been spoken. True. Love this. True. Love this. If I never lost sigh If I never lost sight of this, I’d never …

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What the? Check out the North Park Mansion Kit

Welcome Meredith Bland to Survive Parenthood Magazine – Meredith blogs regularly at Pile of Babies: Take a Knee, I Have Nonsense to Spew (http://www.pileofbabies.com). She has been published at Errant Parent and Imperfect Parent. Only the best for your little princess? Well, it’s time to put your considerable money where your mouth is and plunk down $949.99 (the extra .99 …

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