There's so much pressure on parents and kids today. Has any other generation been raised (or had to raise kids) with so many things all up in their faces? From the multi-tasking to the vastness of technology to the pressures of social media pressures to the way we're expected to be "on" all day long...WHOA. Oh, and it's also super important to smile and meet those basic needs so, yeah. It's A ... » Learn More about Tips For Raising a Human
Hi, I’m Stephanie!
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Hiya! I’m Steph, English teacher by trade, smack-talker by nature, and mother of three who lives by the mantra: life is too short, LAUGH! I hope you’ll stick around and check out my musings!
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You know the saying, "When it rains, it pours?" That's all facts. I have been stressed to the MAX for a plethora of reasons, some of which aren't my reasons to share and so I shan't, but please trust when I say: I am teetering, people. TEETERING. via GIPHY So, as I'm teetering, my kids have ... » Learn More about No Flame, Just Gas: A Tale of a Really Close Call
Oh, hi. Feeling stressed? Like you can't catch your breath? Bowels raging against you? Just me? If you're feeling a bit AHHHHHHHHH right now, it's understandable, especially if you're a parent. Back-to-school is advertised as some sort of long-awaited freedom for parents, but in actuality it's ... » Learn More about Busy & Stressed & AHHHH?! Same.
All kids (and many adults...) experience tantrums, although they are most common during the toddler period. Understanding the motives behind the tantrums can be useful when learning to diffuse and prevent them. Having raised three toddlers, and educating many adolescents, I know a little something ... » Learn More about Tantrum? Don’t Mind If I Do! –kids
Oh, hey. I don't write much any more because KIDS and also KIDS. My crew is busy with a capital B (also expensive with a capital E...why don't the baby books prepare us for the cost of a 14-year-old boy's giant shoes?!), but I've come across a writing opportunity to make a little money by sharing ... » Learn More about 11 Fun Things To Do as an Expectant Mother