Snowflakes

Snowflakes

The snow fell more heavily on our faces as we stood in unseasonably warm weather. The two of us waited patiently in the schoolyard to pick up the older kids.  The 3 year old, well 4 next week, followed a group of older children around. “Lets go somewhere...
Why My 5 Kids Don’t Do Chores

Why My 5 Kids Don’t Do Chores

All too often I see posts and articles about how, what, and when to instil chores on your children. There are charts with reward stickers. There are books dedicated to forcing your kids to “help out” around the house. There are punishments and cash...
Animals are NOT People

Animals are NOT People

I know you’ve read it on the news. A child in a zoo somehow managed to find his way into a gorilla enclosure, resulting in the gorilla being shot and killed. The internet being well, the internet, has all kinds of wild theories on the subject ranging from “shoddy...
We Survived a Year With Twins!

We Survived a Year With Twins!

I’ve always found it entertaining, and a little bit odd, how twin parents congratulate each other for “surviving the first year” with twins. I mean, the first year with a baby is always difficult, but all the years are difficult with children! Then I...