parenting

We Don’t Do “Kids” Music

I was never the mom that played “Kids” music in the car. No XM Disney Channel, Raffi CDs, or KidzBop. My kids listen to what I’m listening to just like I did as a child. I mean seriously, where on earth would have gotten a deep appreciation Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, or The Eagles if… Continue reading We Don’t Do “Kids” Music

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Teaching Moments

I told myself I’d stay off Facebook today. I didn’t want to see the back and forth banter. Bashing one another. However, I stupidly went on because of my OCD tendencies and I can’t stand to see the little red notification ┬ánumber. I saw a lot of, “What am I going to tell my kids?”… Continue reading Teaching Moments

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Heard From the Backseat: Episode 8

My son had a birthday/sleepover to attend this past weekend. He was over-the-moon excited for it. Now, like any parent would do, I reminded him as we drove there to be on his best behavior. You know, use good manners, etc. It’s what parents do. And of course his response was half an eye-roll with… Continue reading Heard From the Backseat: Episode 8