Monday Giveaway Linky – Getting Through to Them Edition

After years of repeating myself….a lot…I think I’ve made progress lately. We tore out a bathroom because it was starting to get moldy (boys take showers that are TOO long!) so now the boys have invaded the parental space as it were. Translation: 3 times in as many weeks I have had to rush all […]

Monday Giveaway Linky – Hell’s Kitchen Edition

Heroes, it has been a moderately relaxing weekend. I like it! I’ve been watching early episodes of Hell’s Kitchen on Netflix, and have discovered the joy that is Gordon Ramsay. The man is hilarious! Of course, I wouldn’t think that if he was in my kitchen screaming at me. But on TV, that’s okay. I’m […]

Sometimes as a Parent, You Lose Control of the Conversation

So yesterday near the end of the day I sank gratefully into my oh-so-amazing couch under a delicious pile of blankets and called the dogs to come snuggle with me. As a side note, I have to tell you: I LOVE this couch. We got it last summer. It’s a 2-piece sectional, and it’s big […]

Inspire Peace With Ping Pong Diplomacy

So I learned about a new way to handle arguments recently: Ping Pong Diplomacy. No kidding! You can settle all sorts of disputes with Ping Pong. One thing about twin boys is that they can argue. A lot. The older boys have perfected their technique and squabble like an old married couple. Most of the […]

Monday Giveaway Linky: Better Late than Never Edition

Whoops! Heroes, I was so busy getting ready for a Monday conference that I didn’t post the linky last night. I’m so sorry! There may be a few contests listed below (if so, please enter). Otherwise please check back next week and I’ll be sure to be on time. (I may even remember to schedule […]

I Sent My Kids to School Today

Heroes, today is an auspicious day. After 17 years of having children at home with me, 12 of which I was responsible for their schooling, I sent the younger two off to 8th grade at the local middle school this morning. I’ve already been asked how I feel about this development. To be honest, I’m […]