"I think (#6) deserves presents because he always has a way to smile that mostly isn't disgusting." - Love, #5
I took a few minutes and thought about what was most important (to me) to have the kids accomplish on a daily basis. Of course, chores was on the top of my list, but I also wanted the kids to read, do something healthy, help cook, etc.
This summer, we're taking the dependence out of independence.
My daughter decided to have a timed bake-off between my mom, my two sisters, and myself. The challenge was to recreate Cupcake Jemma's Unicorn Cupcake; the prize was a cute chef's hat (that was lovingly decorated), and of course, bragging rights.
My younger boys shower in my bathroom, where the towel racks are adult-sized. Naturally, the towels end up on the floor. Oh yes.... the floor, my kids can reach.
Part of the movie-watching-fun is watching the older movies together with the re-makes or re-boots. For example, It's interesting to observe the roles of women in the older movies versus modern movies through my kids' eyes.
Popular Culture today is big on all of the fantasy-type heroes that my generation grew up idolizing. Now that my generation are adults, we are excited to see our youth modernized with expensive badassery (is that a word?).
It's March, and the tax season is upon us. More than just upon us, it's mere weeks away from T-day. You've thought about your taxes; have you thought about what your teen needs to know about taxes?
In all honesty, if you want peaceful mornings (on most days), then you have to take responsibility for them. Any good coach will tell you that you can't expect greatness from your players if you don't do tough work yourself. This is what we do to survive mornings...
Red’s mother warns her not to talk to strangers, but the girl thinks her mom is out of touch/ doesn’t trust her/ doesn’t know what a strong, independent, young woman she is. So when Red meets a “wolf” in the woods, she flirts instead of runs. In her naivety, she is seduced into the man’s