A Little Girl And A Big School Bus – Embracing The Moments (And Emotions) That Remind Us Our Children Are Growing Up


Parenting

Parenting is full of emotion fueled moments, when we realize our children are growing up and stepping a little further into the world. These moments remind us that we cannot control our kids or their experiences. Two weeks ago our four year old sunshine girl climbed the stairs of a school bus for the first […]

September 26, 2017

“Stop Crying Or I’ll Give You Something To Cry About”


Parenting

Oh my. I went and said it. Words tumbled out before thinking. It all started with a long day. Our son just didn’t get to do what he felt like doing. We ran a lot of errands and because his sister wasn’t feeling well, we didn’t spend time outside playing with friends. We went in the basement for […]

September 27, 2015

On Peanut Allergy and LEAP – Why The Conflicting Emotions Among Allergy Parents?


Parenting

I have been anticipating the LEAP study findings since hearing it was in progress almost 3 years ago. Our son was diagnosed with a peanut and cashew allergy in 2012. In the initial shock of the diagnosis, I started looking for any answers I could find. WHY did he have this allergy, and what could we have […]

February 28, 2015

When Your Child is Bullied…Emotions Run Wild


Parenting

I am proud of my son. We recently went to a park with friends where a child smaller than him decided that every time he touched one of those big metal, lever-operated sand diggers, that she was going to pry his little fingers off of it. She wasn’t using it beforehand, waiting in line, or […]

July 21, 2014

7 DO’s and DON’Ts after your Child’s Public Meltdown


Parenting

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June 27, 2014