Tag Archives: Child

All You Need Is Love

Sometimes the universe gives you signs.  You may not always notice them, but they are there. This morning, while looking outside my kitchen window, I saw this sign: When I saw this shadow, it reminded me of a heart. I … Continue reading

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Let’s Get This Potty Started

Potty training is a humbling experience. Until I had kids of my own, it’s safe to say that I never thought I would see the day when at 7:00 in the morning I’d be dressed in my corporate power suit … Continue reading

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The 19-Minute Parent

While doing some reading online, I came across a startling article about working parents. The first sentence read: “A typical working parent spends just 19 minutes a day looking after their children, official figures revealed yesterday.” The purpose of the … Continue reading

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Raising a Polite Child; Not a Pushover

My husband and I tried to teach our children lessons in politeness from an early age.  When our son and daughter were babies, it started out by saying “Please,” “Thank You,” and “You’re Welcome.” It was pretty basic stuff, but eventually, they … Continue reading

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There is No Such Thing as a Normal Parent

Yesterday Oprah dedicated her show to finding out “what is normal?” She polled everyday people to find out, on average, what is normal for habits in love, hygiene, and living. Questions such as, “How often do you pick your nose?” … Continue reading

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The Art of Teaching Political Correctness

  If I had one word to describe my daughter it would be: “blunt.” She calls it likes she sees it and doesn’t hold back. She’s three. My Biz e-Baby1 hasn’t learned that we live in a world of political correctness. Frankly, … Continue reading

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Smells Like Tween Spirit

Recently, I was having coffee with a girlfriend who is a mother of three children. Her oldest is a 10-year-old girl or, in other words, a tween—too old for toys, too young for boys. I told her that my daughter … Continue reading

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Three is the New Two

  I have heard of the “terrible twos” and always pitied those poor mothers who had children throwing themselves on the floor in the middle of the grocery aisle. All the while, I was smugly thinking to myself, “I am … Continue reading

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