The Art of Reverse Psychology (AKA Getting Your Kids To Do Stuff)

The more time I spend with my girls, especially my nearly 4yo, the more I figure out how carefully I have to speak to them. If I choose my words well, life is calm, the girls behave, and the day goes as planned. However ... if I say something wrong - maybe I spring a … Continue reading The Art of Reverse Psychology (AKA Getting Your Kids To Do Stuff)

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Toddler Talk Tuesday – The Bedtime Ritual

Ever since our 3yo (nearly 4) learned how to spell her name, she started saying something funny at bedtime just as I or my husband (whoever is laying her down that night) leave the room. She loves to say: "Don't forget your word! Don't forget: It's [her name, correctly spelled]. That spells [her name] ... … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday – The Bedtime Ritual

Why It’s OK Not to Mow Often When You Have Kids (And Other Silver Lining Tips)

What a mouthful that title is! Look, when you have a young family it can feel like the 24 hours in your day somehow shrinks to the realm of 20 hours. Hence why I could really use a time turner.... But in lieu of one, how do you cope? Play with your kids less? Serve cereal … Continue reading Why It’s OK Not to Mow Often When You Have Kids (And Other Silver Lining Tips)