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St George Children’s Museum

by heather
It's finally open! The long-awaited and greatly anticipated St George Children's Museum! It's even more awesome than I expected. And it's FREE! Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Mondays are open to members only. "As a gift to the community, there will be no charge for entrance to the Children’s Museum at the present time. Donations are accepted and are vital to keep the museum running and open to every member of our community. Please don’t feel obligated, but even small donations are appreciated." Read more [...]

Found this under my pillow this evening

by heather

#nicetobeappreciated #lovemydaughter


Moments with My 5-year-old

by heather
I haven't found a stage of parenting that I don't love, of course it's easy to say that now, because I generally get to sleep through the night, but I am really enjoying Thing 2 and where he's at right now. He's independant enough that he can manage his own seat-belt, most wrappers and he doesn't need to be carried. He's still young enough that mean kids haven't made him shy and he has a great sense of wonder about him. He's got imagination and enthusiasm and he's just fun to be around. Here are Read more [...]

Encouragement for Moms of Picky Eaters

by heather
Often I feel like cooking healthy things for my family is a losing battle. Recently Thing 2 told me "I don't like anything you cook. I think you need to learn to cook new things." This from the boy who will drink water from a puddle, but won't eat vegetables. I generally feel like my efforts are mostly unappreciated. Last week I went to Thing 1's SEP with her teacher. Her teacher had given her the assignment to draw a picture of someone she admires and write a sentence why. Here's what she did: So Read more [...]

Fan Tent and Pillow Pit

by heather
This week I haven't made any breakthroughs in food storage consumption. I haven't read any life changing books and I still haven't found a magic wand that keeps my house clean and makes gold coins appear out of thin air. I've just been running and being mom. One fun thing we did this week on a rainy afternoon was set up a tent and pillow pit in our living room. It was pretty awesome if I do say so myself which I can because it wasn't even my idea, it was my husband's. Equipment required for the Read more [...]

Our Potty-Training Experience.

by heather
Thing 2 is officially potty trained. Hooray!  I read a book and a multiple articles, but when it came down to it, the most effective thing in training him to use the potty was cueing into him and letting him take it at his own pace. When he was barely two years old, he decided that he wanted "to pee in the potty". He would go in the bathroom, pull down his pants and pee on the floor next to the toilet. This was the week before we were moving into our new house. I didn't want to rock his world Read more [...]

Thoughts about Vaccinations

by heather
Last week it hit the news that the research study that claimed that there was a link between the MMR vaccine and autism had altered facts and statistics. So the MMR vaccine does not in fact cause autism. Wow, that's embarrassing. Because of the MMR/Autism scare, there are thousands of kids who didn't receive their vaccines, and as a result measles are actually becoming endemic in parts of Great Britain. Now I have a few mixed feelings about vaccinations. I believe that vaccinations can be a Read more [...]

Most Successful Toys at Our House

by heather
Last week a friend asked about a toy that my son was playing with. It got me thinking about the toys that have been most successful at our house. To me successful toys are the ones that we have gotten our money's worth from, that our kids don't seem to tire of, don't have any tiny pieces that get lost or broken like Littlest Pet Shops, were reasonably priced (I have never spent more than $50 on any single toy) and don't make my life more difficult in some way or another like Playdough.  It seemed Read more [...]

Happy Purchases Today

by heather
Important service announcement: Costco is once again stocking Dino Nuggets! Is anyone else as excited about this as I am? My family has been missing these in the past few years. They taste so much better than the other kid-geared chicken nugget options out there, and per pound they were less expensive than the other chicken nugget options at Costco (although not by much). I only found it because my son was being uncooperative, ran away and tried to hop into someone else's cart. They happened to have Read more [...]

Book Review: How Children Learn

by heather
How Children Learn by John Holt was recommended to me by my husband, a former school teacher.The author, was originally a math and french teacher, but after spending a lot time studying children and education and writing a couple of books went on contribute a great deal to the home school movement. Between reading this and How Children Fail, homeschooling is something that I am contemplating. And if nothing else I will very closely monitor what and how my children are learning.  I strongly recommend Read more [...]

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