If you are anything like me, the words "Mommy can I..." make your skin crawl. The older children get the more outrageous (and expensive) the requests. At least when they were younger, I could promise them a pet dinosaur "tomorrow" and make them forget about it with a scoop of ice cream. Now, as a general practice, I pretty much just say "no" before my older girls get the actual request out. I just go ahead and set them up for disappointment before they get too excited. They … Read More »
9 Things I Will Tell My Daughters About Valentine’s Day.
In a few short days Valentine’s Day will be here. If you have teen and tween daughters, get ready for drama. Think about when you were that age and hoping you would get a Valentine’s Day gift from the boy you swore would be your husband. After all, you practiced writing his last name with yours 1,000 times so you were practically engaged. Remember sending out your spies to find out if he’s going to get you something? It didn’t really matter what they said as long as there was one little … Read More »
Disney Channel Overdose
Anthony and I generally don't like our kids to watch much television. We're not super-psychotic parents who unrealistically think that we can raise our kids without the influence of television. We just know that too much television is not good for OUR kids. Fortunately, when they watch TV they tend to gravitate toward supposedly healthy and wholesome television programming like Disney Channel and TV Land. Too much of a "good thing," though, can be really bad...for their … Read More »