August 2009

puppy sitting on floor with toys, looking at camera

4 New Daddies

As promised, here she is: our new puppy. We drove to Ohio Monday and spent the night at a hotel [...]

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The Big Day

I mentioned in the Respecting Boundaries post that a little over 2 years ago our cat Callie passed away. Callie [...]

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Applying Just Enough Pressure

I think one of the MOST difficult aspects of parenting (for me at least) is knowing how and when to [...]

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The “No, Thank You” Helping

I’ve been chatting back and forth via e-mail with a reader and she asked a question today that reminded me [...]

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Do Your Kids Share Bedrooms?

Right now, each set of boys shares a bedroom. This is rather an efficient arrangement, as we live in a [...]

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Drawing Lines in the Sand

So. We’re deep into the month of August and I say something innocent to the older boys like, “you need [...]

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