Don’t look now, but I have already purchased all of my back to school supplies. It’s not that I’m counting the days until they go back … well, I am, but that’s not why I got the shopping done. It’s not because of the killer savings (Staples. Holy moly, the prices were really unreal.) It’s because it was something I could actually accomplish, hook line and sinker, from soup to nuts, in under an hour, for under $40. In my life of seemingly endless projects (organize!) or repetitive tasks (empty the dishwasher. fold the laundry. fill the dishwasher. wash the clothes. empty the dishwasher.), getting the school supplies purchased, organized, and labeled was something I could complete all at once. It was actually joyful.
And now it’s done, and I don’t have to fight the masses at Target or run to three different stores in late August to try to find a turquoise folder because that’s the color that really does help her learn best.
Trust me, in most cases, when your child is dry at night has no bearing on his or her developmental prowess! It is a common problem and it almost always gets better on its own. At 6 years old, 13% of children wet the bed. The percentage decreases every year but even at 10 years old, 5% of children still wet the bed. In the vast majority of kids, the issue resolves as they grow older, however, there are some warning signs that something could be wrong. Typically, bedwetting runs in families and often the child will become dry without intervention around the same age that the parent became dry as a child. Like the sleepless nights with a newborn, the terrible twos tantrums at the grocery store and the three year old who is afraid … [Read More...]
Same Circus, Different TentTis the season for vacationing—and that usually means hitting the road with the kids. It means lots of packing and not a whole lot of R& R. As wonderful as the Outer Banks and Florida panhandle and the Lake George … [Read More...]
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