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Baby Love 2010

While my baby is now two years old, some of you are welcoming new little ones this year. So exciting! FishBaby FishChick2 loves baby dolls and it’s amazing to watch her take care of her babies. So cute! Even though I’m not “nesting,” I well remember that special season of Life as MOM. Next week […]

Character Issues

Each morning, one of the first words out of FishChick2’s mouth is “Dora.” And if you ask her which video she would like to watch, she’ll say, “Dora.” And if you ask her what color cup she would like, she answers, “Dora.” Clearly she has character issues. Once upon a time — like before I […]

Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike Without Training Wheels

Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike Without Training Wheels - This is a tried and true method for teaching a child to ride a bike -- without expensive equipment, hair loss, or tears.

This is a tried and true method for teaching a child to ride a bike — without expensive equipment, hair loss, or tears. So far we’ve had four children learn to ride a bike without training wheels. Our firstborn, of course, was our guinea pig. And as with many things, he was treated to the […]

Eat Your Veggies!

I’m finding myself hard pressed to get my kids to eat cooked veggies these days, especially as we explore new worlds and weird vegetables. Find yourself in the same situation? Well, I guess we both need to read my recent article in Calgary’s Child Magazine about how to get your kids to eat more fruits […]

Considering Those with Food Allergies

Photo Source: Euro Magic Once upon a time, salty, peanuts were a fun snack at our house. However, a recent allergy test for FishChick2 has banned the noble peanut from our home. I had suspected a peanut allergy in her, and now it’s been confirmed. Peanuts, many tree nuts, and egg whites have been distinguished […]

Making the Most of Your Parent – Teacher Conference

Photo Source: conspirator While I grew up attending public school and my parents were both public school teachers, FishPapa and I have chosen a different route. So, I’m so thankful for my friend and LifeasMOM contributor, JessieLeigh, to provide helpful information for those of you who are anticipating Parent-Teacher conferences in the coming weeks. :: […]

Accepting Help with a New Baby

FishBaby is now no longer a baby. At two years of age, she is walking and talking and getting into all sorts of trouble. But, I well remember the joys and trials of bringing home a new little one. The last two years have flown by! Today Lauren shares with us some suggestions for accepting […]

The Morning High Five

Wondering how to teach your kids responsibility? Looking for ways to instill good homekeeping skills? Want just a little bit of help around the house? Me, too! Chores are good for kids. Not only do they help them learn home management and responsibility, but having regular household responsibilities gives them a vested interest in the […]