The 3 point check…for teenagers!

My older boys have come up with a little routine that they do before they leave the house in the morning.  They call it the 3 point check. The 3 point check involves tapping their 2 front pockets and then their back pocket.  These taps are checking for phone, keys and wallet.  One of my […]

Getting your kids to bed…The 3 “B’s”

When our kids were little,  we started a routine that helped “ease” them into bedtime.   Because we had kids at all different age levels, bedtime was different for each one which made for a challenge.  With a little consistency and routine, our kids didn’t fight bedtime but actually enjoyed it.  Here’s the secret….. The […]

I’m a bag lady!

In order to get out of the house on time for our various activities, I use bags, so the kids can just grab and go!  Here’s a picture of some of our bags.  Starting from the left…my son’s basketball bag, my hubby’s coaching bag, daughter’s basketball bag, my summer baseball bag, daughter’s cheerleading bag and […]

Parenting: School Conferences

    School Conferences….a time to learn the good and the not so good about your child.  I feel strongly that this brief meeting with your child’s teacher should be short, straight to the point and a collaboration of parent/s and teacher working together for the benefit of the child. One way that we make […]

What Worked for Us….Bad Dreams

This little guy looks happy here, but there were times when he had  “bad dreams.”  For many nights in a row, I would wake up, with a feeling that someone was staring at me….and sure enough, Ben would be standing there, in the wee hours of the morning, staring right at me and telling me […]