One of my “Bad Mom” confessions is I still rock my baby to sleep. You’re probably thinking, “Yeah, so?  What’s so bad about rocking your baby to sleep?”  Well, my “baby” is three years old.  Yes, I know she is too old to be rocked to sleep and yes, I know we must look absolutely ridiculous.  (I am 5ft tall, so my daughter is already about half my size.), but this is something I have done since Day 1. The Cry It Out (CIO) Method was just not my style.  It still isn’t.  As soon...

When my daughter was four years old, she was obsessed with Princess Tiana from Disney’s The Princess and The Frog, so for Halloween, she wanted to dress up as (you guessed it) Princess Tiana.  I bought her costume from Toys R Us and it was perfect for her: Green (My daughter’s favorite color) with gorgeous flowers, sequence, and glitter all over.  She loved wearing the costume and she looked like a beautiful little princess.  There was one detail we overlooked. My daughter is White and Princess Tiana is Black. You would not believe...

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Thanks to my wonderful mother in law, my kids have their very own Elf On The Shelf that has visited them every Winter for the past three years.  From Black Friday until Christmas Eve, Juliet finds her way into our home.  (Juliet, the elf.  Not my mother in law.)  I have to say, I like the name Juliet much better than Duck, which is what my daughter originally named her.  She was three years old and obsessed with ducks at the time. Sometimes, Juliet gets into mischief and sometimes she doesn’t, but one thing is for sure....

I did this activity at my daycare after I read “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” by Dr. Seuss.  I really like it, because it doubles as a craft and an activity. Materials: 4 White Index Cards Construction Paper (Green, Yellow, Red, and Blue) Markers Scissors Glue Directions: With the scissors and construction paper, have your child cut out one green fish, two yellow fish, one red fish, and one blue fish. Using a green marker, write “1 Fish” on one index card. Using a yellow marker, have your child write...

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