Age-Appropriate Chores

Age-Appropriate Chores

Unloading the dishwasher, doing laundry, dusting, vacuuming, feeding the pets, making the bed — the list goes on and on. All of these items are daily tasks at my home that my husband and I usually do, but now our kids are at ages when they can start helping.

When Kids Stop Texting Back

When Kids Stop Texting Back

Just when I’ve convinced myself I’m a real hip grandma — you know — one who listens to modern music, watches all kinds of current movies, works out at the “Y” to stay in shape, I find that I’m just another senior citizen lacking in all social media skills. The word “hip” in itself is a dead giveaway! Social media has always been tough on me, but lately it is becoming more difficult. Don’t get me wrong. I can email with the best of them, but there is more, so much more I’m missing.

Are We Making Things Too Easy for Our Kids?

Are We Making Things Too Easy for Our Kids?

We love our kids, and it can be hard not to do things to make their lives easier. But, as a parent, we aren’t doing them any long-term favors by making everything easy. Life is hard. Life is expensive. Things don’t always go our way. Sometimes (actually many times) we have to do things we simply don’t want to do. And, unless we are like Lady Mary living at Downton Abbey, we have to be responsible for ourselves and not always rely on someone else to take care of our stuff.

Deciding on a Kindergarten

Deciding on a Kindergarten

Let’s start from the beginning. Choosing between public or private has been a debate in our household ever since Mitch and I discussed starting a family. Growing up, I went to a private school and loved it. Mitch went to a public school and didn’t have a problem. Needless to say, two children later and we still haven’t decided on the matter.

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