shots & hurt

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For the second July in a row, I have a kiddo with strep. She goes the entire school year without catching anything and gets strep in the summer. The doctor offered us a one-time shot as an alternative to 10 days of antibiotics, to which I immediately answered, “YAAAASSSS!” The object of the shot — […]

Is a Multi-Family Vacation Right for You?

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Have you ever had that moment when you and your friends are all like, “You know what we should do? We should all, like, rent a big house on the beach together for like a week. That would be awesome.” Well, we did that. First,  a little background on my vacation history. Vacations weren’t exactly in […]

Talking to Little Kids About Big Emotions

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Thank you for supporting companies that support this blog. #PlayNGrow #CollectiveBias Playing is the work of children. Dramatic play allows children to process emotions and situations they don’t exactly understand yet. As guides for our kids, it’s important […]

Summer Break 2015: Day Eight

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Seven. I have made seven bracelets since the girls have been on summer break. I have probably washed at least that many loads of laundry. I doubt I have taken that many showers… This week my 9 year-old attended basketball camp. It was her idea. SHE brought ME the paper and said, “I’d like to […]

Summer Break 2015: Days One and Two

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On the first day of summer break, I was awakened at 7:23 AM by a knocking noise from the baby monitor, the other end of which is still in my youngest child’s bedroom. She is now five but she is the type of kid you always need one eye on. Also, she refused to claim […]