Download your free chalkboard printable NICE WORDS before mean words, at the bottom. Somewhere at some point, somehow our kids learn to say things like "I'm not going to be your friend" or "I hate ____" and plethora of other disdainful phrases. They develop snarky retorts and speak to their siblings with venom in their words. They develop "I can do it better than you" in their tone of voice. We've seen the movies and read the posts. There are an immeasurable number of negative things to say to people. Our girls are young, they are six and eight years old. Since they could talk to each other, actually even before, we started encouraging and assisting them in their ... READ MORE
So many of you are familiar with the ongoing saga of neighbourhood children that have ended up hanging around for dinner at our house - frequently. I'm guilty for both complaining and feeding them. I could call my kids in more often. However, the weather is nice and they want to eat outside. I don't blame them, I do too. We just can't sit in front of hungry people (no matter how many manners they lack) and eat. It doesn't feel right. Mealtime aside, I really want to comment on what these 3 kids are actually doing at our house.
They are playing.Plain and simple, old fashioned games like house, tag, hide and seek or drawing with sidewalk chalk. Kids are ... READ MORE
I have been absent a while from my dear blog. I took a "part-time" job. 32 hours a week fits snuggly between drop off and pick up for school, but rules my entire day. Amazingly, I find I miss my kids more while working than when I spent those months being a SAHM. When I was at home, I thought about them all the time. I was surrounded by their "stuff" and our lives. Being out of the house and focused on my job, I don't have the time to stop and wondering about them. At the end of the day, when I scoop them up in the yard, I feel more fulfilled by our reunion. I am currently spending my days working for a school board doing speech and language therapy. I have longed to be part of the ... READ MORE