Back to School Contract 2016

Get your kids ready and focused and alleviate arguing with the back to school contract.

Want your children to become perfect little angels who never argue and do everything you tell them to do? Yes? Then don’t have children. But. The contract below will get you closer to that lack of reality. With just a few weeks left until school starts, we will begin the mad dash of getting the paperwork filled…

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To Sleepover or Not To Sleepover?

I have always thought sleepovers were a right of childhood passage. What could be more fun than ditching your dorky parents for your besties’ cool ones? Snuggling into bed at night with a friend next to you and staying up half the night talking, the stuff of childhood memories.  I have allowed my boys to…

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How to Play Dreidel and a Pretty Cool Printable

We post this last year, but with Chanukah less than a week away I thought we should share it again.   Until about 10 years ago I didn’t even realize there were rules to the Dreidel game.  I thought it was just a top with Hebrew symbols on it.  Yes, I am slightly embarrassed to admit…

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Pregnancy Pains: What To REALLY Expect When You’re Expecting

Oh, pregnancy… A joyous time in which you create a brand new life based on your own trademarked DNA. A time of nausea, lack of sleep, edema, physical handicaps, acne, oversized love handles, and temperamental bowels. Yes, pregnancy is definitely a miraculous and amazing time, but it’s time we had a talk about what you…

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6 Things We Need To Stop Saying To Girls – Revised

I wrote this for ooph a little over a year ago.  Now having two girls and with Ellie getting older this list is becoming more important in our house.  I have added one more to this list. I never really put much thought into number six until someone said it to my son.   Can we…

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