Monsters

Admit it, you know EXACTLY what I am talking about….those monsters. Formerly known as your children, but grumpy and grouchy… transformed by too many days cooped up in the house ( thank you sub freezing temps and snow that won’t quit,) ¬†by the inability to do lots of the things they would like to do […]

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Tricky, Tricky!

Moms (and dads) are a lot of things. We are caretakers, disciplinarians, chauffeurs, cooks, tutors, playmates/friends, negotiators. We are loving, we are kind (hopefully), we are responsible and tricky. Wait, what? Yes, I said it. Sometimes we are tricky, tricky, tricky. We have to be! Kids can be crafty, so sometimes, we have to beat […]

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Is Homeschooling Right For You?

Is homeschooling right for you? Earlier this week we asked “why homeschool?” but just because you have some good reasons why you should consider it, doesn’t necessarily mean you should take the plunge. Today, I looked to my friend Elizabeth over at Lazy Hippie Mama, a most excellent homeschooling resource, to help families determine if […]

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Why Homeschool?

Why Homeschool? The answer is different for every family that you ask. For us, dealing with Juvenile Arthritis was making it more and more difficult to successfully participate in traditional school. Between doctor’s appointments, flares and illness (along with catching every single thing that was going around at school while on immunosuppressive medications) and the […]

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Who Cares?

Who cares? That’s a loaded question, but its one that I find myself asking almost every single day, although maybe not in the way you are envisioning right now. This question, at one stage of my life, was the focus of my angst. Now, it empowers me. It’s all about perspective. Having children with chronic […]

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BEE- Empowered

One of my favorite tips for getting kids comfortable with medical procedures is to let them be empowered. Giving them some control, whenever possible, can alleviate anxiety, and put them in a completely different frame of mind. When it comes to shots, letting the child choose the location (even as small of a choice as […]

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