Category Archives: Kid Time

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September 27, 2016 | No comments yet

Weekend in nature: all you need to bring

in Family Travel, Kid Time

If you’re looking for a way to relax and unwind, there’s hardly anything that’s more therapeutic than spending some time in nature. Camping can be the right choice for those who want to seek some solitude and clear their thoughts;…

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September 23, 2016 | No comments yet

The Fear of What Lies Beyond Preschool

in Kid Time, Parenting Advice

My first post on Pittsburgh Moms Blog, The Fear of What Lies Beyond Preschool: For my youngest child, full-time school starts this month. My children will be at school from 8:30AM to 2:30PM, five days a week. A milestone that…

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September 14, 2016 | No comments yet

I’m Not Ready for My Youngest to Grow Up

in Kid Time, Parenting Advice

My youngest asked me yesterday about being dropped in the car line at the front circle of her school. She’d seen other kids do it all last year and for the first couple weeks of school this year and was wondering if…

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September 9, 2016 | No comments yet

Mom Thoughts #momlife #momproblems

in Humor, Me Time, Parenting Advice

Looking for reader input again. Here are some mom thoughts that I had today. For moms everywhere, just getting shit done. Top Ten Mom Thoughts: “I laughed so hard, I peed a little,” said no man ever. “Do these jeans…

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September 5, 2016 | No comments yet

What’s the Most Outlandish Thing You’ve Told Your Children?

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

Tonight, while I was putting my kids to bed, I told them that sometimes, late at night, I get hungry and I eat a midnight snack. I told them that sometimes I come into their rooms when they sleep and…

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September 5, 2016 | No comments yet

Confession: I Outsourced Playing Pretend

in Get More Time, Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

At our indoor pool one Saturday morning, we ran into our friends with their three young children. Both parents work full time. As our kids were doing big jumps in from the side of the pool, I’d innocently asked them…

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August 26, 2016 | No comments yet

Talking to Your Kids About Death and Sex

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

This piece originally appeared on Chocolate & Chaos.   Every parent knows that there’s an inordinate amount of time in the summer spent with the kids. Times to be treasured: pool time, family reunions, and outings to favorite places. And…

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August 23, 2016 | 2 comments

The Picture Perfect Life We All Want

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

We’ve all seen photos on facebook and secretly were jealous. Or wondered what really happens in every day life. I try to remind myself that what we see on facebook is not a complete depiction of real life. We all…

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August 16, 2016 | No comments yet

Are We Starting Organized Sports Too Early?

in Activities, Kid Time, Parenting Advice

This piece originally appeared on the Huffington Post Parents Blog. I would love, love, love for my children to have a group of friends to roam through our woods and neighborhood with. I have many fond childhood memories of riding…

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August 12, 2016 | No comments yet

The Big Three: Comparing Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia Learning Philosophies

in Activities, Kid Time, Parenting Advice

You may think all classrooms are created the same, but you’d be surprised. Varying philosophies guide educators, even starting as young as birth. Three of the most famous are Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia. Montessori may be a familiar term…

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