Category Archives: Parenting Strategies

Lies, Lies and more Lies

My 10 year old daughter has been full of lies lately… well she has always been one to spin a web and lie to get out of trouble but the past few weeks have been one after another. I am … Continue reading

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Teeth

I write this as I sit in the Orthodontics office while Mr. Hockey is in the back getting fitted for braces. Yesterday I sat in the Dentist office with Elastoboy. 2 Weeks ago, I sat in the Orthodontics office with … Continue reading

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When you dig a hole…

I am not going into the specifics… but I have a son who is digging a hole. A very deep hole and rather than digging himself out, he just keeps getting deeper. I am worried about what the next few … Continue reading

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Slowing Down for Christmas

When skating this Thursday afterschool, Mr. Hockey said “Hey Mom, I really like skating with you. It’s nice, relaxing and slow.” Now, I am sure he was commenting on my slow skating as I’m not the best on hockey skates, … Continue reading

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Grumpy Momma

Well, Hubbers is away for some work conferences this week and next and I am on my own  – though he does get to come home for the weekend in between. I’m fighting a bit of a cold, so not … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Calendar Time

The Idea: I mentioned in my last tot school post that I have put together a calendar for Monkey Girl and Electric Lady. The set up that we have is really more advanced than I would typicaly put together for … Continue reading

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Cake and Parenting

This cake was made by my cousin Krissy while she visited last week. I would love to pretend it was made by me… but well… cooking and me just don’t mix. Now as you stare at that lovely cake, imagine … Continue reading

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A picture of RAD

RAD stands for Reactive Attachment Disorder. Two (if not 3) of my kids have this trouble. It basicly means kids never had the change to properly attach to an adult figure (namely mom or dad) and because of this, they … Continue reading

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Active Listening

Something little that has made a big difference in my relationship building with the kids has been to activly listen. I don’t know how often Mr. Hockey (my rambler) has just gone off chatting to me, while I filled in … Continue reading

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Perplexing Problem

Mr. Hockey has always loved school. Now… he hates it. Mr. Hockey has never gotten in trouble at school. Now… he is always in trouble. I just spent the last 3 days dedicating ALL my time to helping Mr. Hockey … Continue reading

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