Life’s Not Fair and Other Lessons Via Laundry

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Life’s not fair — a lesson we learn early and one that’s been on the syllabus at our house for the past several months. My 10-year old twins’ opportunities to internalize this hard-knock fact abound. (more…)

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Why I Blog

I’m always humbled by new followers, and I’ve had several new folks follow the blog over the past few weeks. As such, I thought I’d take a moment to introduce myself and share with you why I blog (while reminding myself at the same time!). (more…)

Calming the Mealtime Madness (and an amazing giveaway!)

I spent time at the Fox6 Real Milwaukee studio this week talking about mealtime with kids. I know. Visions of messy faces, peas on the floor and tantrums over the meal you made all come to mind! But dinner time doesn’t have to be stressful. Watch the segment for my favorite product picks to help calm the chaos and encourage kids’ independence at the table all at the same time.

And, of course, I’m giving away everything I demonstrated! Stokke, 100 Day of Real Food, Bumkins, ezpz, SiliKids, KiddoBLOOM and Duralex all offered products that are up for grabs. So watch the segment, then enter the giveaway. (You can enter everyday through March 22!)

And Bumkins is offering a FREE silicone placement on orders of $25 or more at bumkins.com with the coupon code “Fox6”! Thanks Bumkins 🙂

Mealtime Madness giveaway

Click the pic to see all the giveaway products in action.

Enter to win all of these great products and more! Mealtime Madness Giveaway

“Why do people hate Dad?”

Why do people hate dad?I haven’t written in a long time. I’ve started posts in my head about all sorts of topics, but couldn’t get my words on the screen. I was just too emotional, too angry. It was all just too raw. And it stole my voice.  (more…)

Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude: Beyond Please and Thank You

‘Tis the season of giving … and getting. We all want our children to say thank you for the gifts they receive. But a thank you doesn’t necessarily mean they are truly grateful. I sat with the hosts of Fox6 Real Milwaukee to discuss cultivating an attitude of gratitude in our children. Click the picture below to watch the short segment, then read on for a few more tips I wasn’t able to fit into our conversation (so much to say; so little time!). (more…)