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Be Prepared on the Road

roadside safety

photo source This week is all about getting good habits going. And one good habit to institute if you haven’t already is being prepared in the event of car trouble. We’ve all had those mishaps when our wheels let us down. I know we have. Oh yes, yes, we have. There was the time when […]

Taming the Toys

grinch mkyl roveltine

Photo Source Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant, Around the whole room, and he took every present! Pop guns! And bicycles! Roller skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And plums! And he stuffed them in bags. Then the Grinch, very nimbly, Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimney! — […]

Surviving the Exhaustion of the Newborn Days

baby newborn exhaustion

– A post from LifeasMOM contributor Lauren – It is no secret: the first days and weeks home with a newborn are pretty exhausting.  Whether you are a first-time mother or a many-times-over mother, the fatigue can take you by surprise. In those early days there is definitely not a routine yet, as the baby […]

What to Say to the Mom (or Dad) of a Preemie

baby preemie grasp

Photo Source – A post from LifeasMOM contributor, Jessie Leigh – We’ve all been there.  There are some situations where, well, it’s just so hard to know what to say.  You want to be the person who strikes the right balance… who is supportive and attentive, but not cloying, appropriately serious, but not morbid.  It […]

Telling Others You’re Pregnant

Baby announcement

Sharing the news that you’re expecting a new baby can be an exciting time. When I was pregnant with my first child, we gave my father-in-law a picture frame carved sayings about grandparents. We wrapped it up and gave it to him for his birthday. He was so happy! When FishBaby FishChick2 was in utero, […]

Character Issues

Dora 3

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!

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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 […]