Author Archive | Kathleen

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The Reset Button

Some days my children  wake up on the wrong side of the bed. And, some days they’re in the mood for a fight. Of course we also have the days when someone feels irritated, more sensitive, defensive or just plain mad.  Insert the Reset Button.  The Reset Button offers an opportunity to stop, collect feelings,  emotions, and […]

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Buy Your Kid A New Toy To Get An Afternoon Of Peace

 Yesterday I needed to  get a lot of things done around the house.  Mainly packing for an upcoming vacation.  Anybody with toddlers and children at home know this is a daunting process and takes a lot of organizing and sticking on task.   I have a difficult time getting it done, and by it I mean […]

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Escaping The Witching Hour

According to Wikipedia, the witching hour is defined as a time (traditionally midnight) when creatures such as witches, demons and ghosts are thought to appear and to be at their most powerful. Black magic is also thought to be most effective at this time. In our house,  the witching hour is from 5 to 7pm.  This is when everyone is starving all of the sudden. I […]

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Big Purse Season

I am in the season of life where I must carry a big purse.  A bag, a backpack, a tote, a sack-whatever you want to call it, I am carrying one. Me? I am past the season of chic diaper bags and way past the season of clutches and cute shoulder bags with zippers. At […]

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My Husband Had Cancer. I’m Throwing A Party.

My husband was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and it took six months of his life, fighting every single second of every single day to beat it. He did. He is our hero. Today, he is not a cancer patient, a cancer victim, a cancer-sufferer, or a sick person.  Today, he is a dad, a husband, […]

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We Patch….

Last year, for a full year, my child wore an eye patch. This was due to an acute onset of lazy eyes and cross eyes. Literally one day between 5pm and 530pm, while sitting in his highchair, his eyes crossed and they stayed that way. No trauma, no illness present, no warning signs.  Cross eyes/ lazy eyes (technically called […]

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The Nap Time Cycle

The Nap Time Cycle Nap times are glorious. Even better: two naps. If your child takes two naps, give that baby a kiss.   It is all kind of short lived because, eventually and suddenly those two naps a day start to fade, and then, one glorious nap just drops away. Poof.  You’re a bit perplexed, but you manage to […]

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