Even though September marks the ending of summer and beginning of fall, a transition I don’t handle well, it is also birthday month for our family. The month starts with my mom’s birthday, followed by Riley’s, and then ends with mine. It’s a lot of celebrating, a lot of cake, and a lot of fun. Here’s how our celebrations unfolded this year:
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By Anny Brown of Modernmom.good4y.com
Can’t decide on how to introduce your kid and puppy to each other?
This has always been a daunting task for parents. The young pet and the child are at a certain age when they don’t understand right from wrong. You may still have to dry a carpet quickly once the former pees on it or clean up after the latter. However, I know that you also want to acquaint them now so they can be best buddies later in life.
If it helps, here are a few reminders before you start presenting your kid to the puppy and vice versa. (more…)
Kids are embarrassing. We all know that. They wreak havoc in grocery stores and tell strangers our secrets, but they are not the sole source of our embarrassment. Sometimes we can handle that all on our own. In fact, I’m very good at that. Until this last week, I have been proud of the fact that I have never been YouTube-worthy. I fear I may have ruined that. (more…)
Last Wednesday, Riley made the big transition to kindergarten. Truth be told, it was a big transition for everybody. With the new school has come a new routine for all of us — an earlier routine that requires us to be out of the house half an hour sooner than we are used to. That may not sound like a lot of time, but with the summer daylight still affecting our nighttime sleep routine, it’s been a drag. A literal drag of small children out from under the covers each morning. A not-happy, not-so-quiet drag. (more…)
Before I start, I have to make a confession. When I first made this dish, I used orange roughy. Lesley and I were in Florida, and the word “orange” in a type seemed appropriate for our Florida NHN meal. I also have never had it, so it fit nicely in our framework of trying out a food we have never made. (more…)