Hong Kong? Turkey? Vienna? Nope. But I’ll help you narrow it down! Right now I’m somewhere in Europe 😉 When I started this blog post I WAS in Amsterdam (though we have moved on to Belgium and then Calais, France a la moment). This post, though, is all about Amsterdam. Because it was such a … More Guess Where I’m At?!
Bonjour! How has your September started off? As for me, I can hardly believe that it is actually September! We are in the middle of our fall rush here at my home, right now. While I try to drop my business schedules neatly into the four quarters of the year and portion my work year … More A Peek Into My Life: September Edition
The room stank when she opened the door. She hadn’t expected it to smell as fresh as daisies – it was a historic hotel after all. But this aroma wasn’t the sweet smell of history and heavy wood polish. No, this was a bit more on the rotting trash end of the scale. What … More How to Fascinate Your Readers From the Get-Go
Here is the thing about cries. Sometimes they are a cry for help. No, I’m not getting philosophical on you, I promise! I am actually talking quite literally. I am talking about children. The cries of little babies that then turn into the whining of toddlers. Have you faced a day recently that seemed just … More Do You Really Hear the Cry of Your Child’s Heart?
No, no, no! she screamed, as I tried to put her in her highchair. What was she protesting? Having to eat her dinner in her own chair instead of on mommy’s lap. Yep. And then, she arched her back and stayed stiff as a board so that I couldn’t put her in the highchair. … More How To Help Your Child Make the Most of Their Determination
I imagine, if you are reading this, that you woke up early this morning – maybe even several hours earlier than you would like. You slipped out of bed in the hopes you could steal a few precious quiet moments to soak up peace and be productive before your little bundle of strong willed love … More How Do I Top the Energy of My Passionate Toddler?
We’re going crazy! Okay, not really. But our daughter has way too much energy to be contained in a hotel room. Or a house even. One of the blessings of having an SWC (a strong willed child) is that they never lack for energy or ideas. Seriously….they never lack for energy! Case in point: … More Aggression: 3 Easy Ways I Help My Child Make It Useful
Yay! It’s summer time! Didn’t you always love summer as a kid? I know I did. I was out of school, the days were long, I got to stay up late, and all I did was play hard outside or read for hours upon end indoors depending on if friends were willing to play with … More #1 Way to Make Your Crazy Summer Amazing!
She hit a little boy at the park today. Poked him in the eye at the same time. All after we had had a discussion about being gentle and playing nicely… *sigh* What was I to do? We had to up and leave the park, of course. Because if she couldn’t play nicely, she couldn’t … More 5 Important Reasons I Love Having a Strong Willed Child
And there I was singing to my daughter on her changing table in the morning again. Because she still hates diaper changes. At a year and a half. In fact, there might be a lot of crying every time you change her diaper. And by you I mean me and my husband. Of course. … More My 1 Startling and Easy Patience Creator