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Now that school is out, the snacking can be out of control! I had this idea last year, and wanted to share how we control that boredom snacking around here. First, I printed some fake money that I found online here . I told the kids that at the beginning of the week they get 5 $1′s and 5 $5′s.
Stop Telling Me Your Kid Is Gifted! | ParentsConnect.com - Parenting Advice, Parent Stories, and More!Dear Mom of Gifted Smarty Pants, I'm totally impressed that your son is super-bright for a first grader, and yes, I admit that he probably can answer more Jeopardy questions than me, but can you PLEASE stop telling me how gifted your kid is!?! I actually get rashy when you say "he likes to play with his math flash cards for fun" (really?) ... that he stays up late so he can read "chapter books with no pictures" (sounds like YOU put those words in his "gifted" mouth) ... and does he really greet the Chinese delivery guy in Mandarin and watch French movies without subtitles? (C'mon, he was barely speaking English in kindergarten!)
I was a mom pretty much all day today. Here is my report: I cruelly forced someone to wear pants outside in 40-degree weather. I cut peanut-butter sandwiches in the shape of dinosaurs and delivered them to an alfresco restaurant-for-2 at the end of our driveway.
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SARAH: Daddy, were you in the shower? DAD: Yes, I was in the shower. SARAH: Why?
Don’t you just hate all the little toys that your children collect! They are like bacteria, mulitplying and getting into every crevice of your home. While cleaning the kids’ toy bin out the other day, I had an epiphany. I feel guilty throwing these toys away (guilty about the landfills, not guilty about the kids losing toys). I had the brilliant (I think) idea to separate the toys into activity bags that can be used for entertaining the kids at restaurants or church or long car rides.
This week on Chica and Jo, we have focused on all things travel.Â I have to admit, one of the first things I think of when I am preparing for a long car trip is the snacks!Â I actually have a couple of items that I only buy and eat when on a car trip.Â For whatever reason, Poppycock is one of those items.Â Beyond that, I usually try to pack some healthy items that are also hardy. I was completely inspired by Michelle’s post on Her Cup Overfloweth where she demonstrates the idea of using a basic divided plastic box container to hold a variety of small snacks.Â I can see this being a huge hit with my daughter and husband.Â The visual variety is stimulating as well as delicious.Â I can guarantee you that I will be making one of these the next time we hit the road this summer!
Submitted by Valle For weeks after my son was born with Down syndrome people told me how sorry they were. I understood that they meant well, but it was kind of tough to take. I'd just had a baby; maybe he wasn't the baby I was expecting, but this was my son.
People who have sons For those who have sons & those of us who are happy that we don't. And you also find out interesting things when you have sons, like... 1. A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.
At an Orlando hospital emergency room, I watch my three-year old daughter sleep, hard. A thin tube snakes up from her hand to a bag of fluids above her head. She lies on her side, curled into a ball, looking even smaller than she is. There are some moments, as a parent, that you never forget.
A California pediatrician says he may have found the "off switch" for crying infants. "This may be the solution to a 3,000-year-old medical mystery of what causes colic," said Harvey Karp, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, University of California at Los Angeles Medical School, and author of The Happiest Baby on the Block . "There is a lot of advice on baby feeding, but almost nothing on how to help crying babies," Karp says. The term "infant" means without a voice in Latin, he says. "So how is it that a 7-pound baby's cries can get a 130-pound mother off the toilet running with her pants down? Sometimes there is an emergency; but most of the time the baby merely wants attention," Karp says.
DC Comics On the cartoon Batman: The Brave and the Bold (and in DC Comics), Bwana Beast is one of the Dark Knight's crime-fighting colleagues. He's a D-list superhero whose powers enable him to combine two animals into one: a mosquito gets crossed with a buffalo into a flying, stinging, ramming monster—that kind of thing. He wears a pointy mask and an animal-skin loincloth. My son, five years old, watches this iteration of Batman religiously—we save stacks of them on the TiVo.
Ponijao and older sibling playing with rocks Recently, I was watching the amazing and wonderful documentary, “Babies,” and I was struck by how different our culture’s approach to older siblings’ interactions with babies is compared to some other cultures around the globe. In particular, I was fascinated to watch the way baby Ponijao, born into a Namibian tribal family, is cared for, loved on and played with by his older siblings and cousins, even as a very young infant. Through these interactions, lots of good things happen: Ponijao’s mama gets much needed breaks, the older kids become full participants in family life, and Ponijao has built in playmates, right from the beginning. I love it.
"Look at that dumb fuck, Daddy," said my 3-year-old from his car seat. "Where?" I asked. There were quite a few around us, he could have been talking about any of them.