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Competitive vs. Non-Judgmental Parenting

Competitive vs. Non-Judgmental Parenting

A Over at Making the Moments Count, Amber recently posted about Competitive Parenting.  Which led her to starting a notion called “Non-Judgmental Parenting”.  I would not have known about this except for that fact that it struck a cord with my friend Shana and she posted about it at her blog, A Queen Among Kings.(…)

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“Just” A Stay-at-Home Mom?

Someone was recently thrown aback by a father who (not knowing her) made a statement in conversation about how he did not want his daughter to be “Just a stay-at-home Mom”.  So I ask you, why, we as a society do this to our “stay-at-home” Moms?  Why do we say “JUST” a stay-at-home Mom?  Why(…)

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Mom’s Taxi Service

Mom’s Taxi Service

Every week when I write what my plans are for the week in my Simple Woman’s Daybook post, I always include “taxi service”.  So often myself and others see this as a hassle or a burden.  I know so many of you can relate to this feeling, especially if you have multiple older children that(…)

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Seeking Positive Gymnastics

Seeking Positive Gymnastics

Recently the weight of my actions as well as others at our gym has been weighing on my mind.  Throughout Chloe’s gymnastic years I have already made my share of mistakes.  From being that parent complaining loudly enough in the lobby for other patrons to hear, as well as staff, but not being the parent(…)

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It’s the Little Things Thursday

It’s the Little Things Thursday

[image width=”300″ height=”200″ frame=”simple” align=”left”]http://www.startsateight.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Button-Logo3.jpg[/image]   Last week for “It’s the Little Things Thursday”, it was all about Chloe. This week it is Jayden I want to talk about.  Over the past year and a half, Chloe and Jayden have been taking a home school art class together.  Their teacher, Leslie, has been awesome!  Not(…)

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27 Don’ts for Parents of Gymnasts

27 Don’ts for Parents of Gymnasts

Someone from our gym found this article on the 27 Don’ts For Parents of Gymnasts that they were kind enough to share with us.  I am posting it here, first and foremost as a reminder to me, (and hopefully for other parents as well) to always be positive and supportive, and keep the long term(…)

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How About “Dadsense”? ~ Because the men feel left out…

After my husband Joe watched the “Momsense” song, he found another Anita Renfroe video about “Dadsense“.  Now, I have to chuckle at someone even putting DAD and SENSE in the same sentence let alone in the same word!  I wonder to myself, how many mothers out there feel as though the fathers in the family(…)

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Total Momsense

Total Momsense

Chloe and I  spent the afternoon at one of her friends’ houses for a birthday party this weekend.  Her mother asked me if I had seen this comedian on YouTube who does this funny ” Momisms” song.  Since I had not seen it, she pulled it up for me.  It is Anita Renfroe doing “Total(…)

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