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Date Stacking

I had no idea Date Stacking even existed. Oh the things you’ll learn reading parent blogs!

Never ceases to amaze me

Whenever I read a post like Soapbox Mama’s Sex, Here I Come… I feel like a prude. Even though I started blogging several years ago, it shocks me when people are this candid about what I think are intimate details of their lives. What do you think?

Note to the future parent I may be

Do what Mother/Son Date Night from PBS’ SuperSisters blog suggests.

Not Looking Forward To

This would scare the bajeebus out of anyone thinking about having kids:

Actual quotes from Joy at bedtime tonight, screamed at the top of her lungs from her bedroom (no exaggeration necessary, taken straight from the mouth of the 7-year-old…

Bedtime Quotes – Vs Two Point Oh: Single Super Mama

Reading is Fundamental

I’m dating myself with the title of this post, but the ability to read is tantamount to the future development of children. A great post on Blissfully Domestic with tips (click thru for the details:

1. Read aloud to your children – no matter how old they are.
2. Read the selection to yourself before you read it with your children.
3. Tell your children what you are thinking about when you read aloud. (aka think aloud)
4. Ask your child questions while you read.
5. Have your child find the answers to your questions in the text.

How do you encourage your kids to read?

Encouraging Reading Comprehension | Blissfully Domestic

War! What is it good for?

One of the reasons I started this blog is I’m reading and *gasp* enjoying mommy and daddy blogs. I find my self (dis)agreeing, and therefore have to write about it.

It’s interesting how Amy refers to herself as old school in excerpt below. I guess if/when I become a parent, I’ll be kickin’ old school as well:

When I visited Goodwill, I picked up a deck of cards for $.50 and have decided to begin teaching my son some of the games that were so fun for me when I was a kid. I thought I would share some of the games we tried and the rules for how to play them.

This game is guaranteed to last for centuries and was a great quiet game to keep him entertained while Emily napped. I used my popcorn popper and made us a batch of popcorn to be snacked on while we played.

We started with the game of, “War.” This is an excellent game to start with because it teaches young children card ranking. A good age for this game is between 4-12 and the only equipment you need is a deck of cards…and a little stamina.

For the record, I learned solitaire from my grandma (not bill gates). When grandpa was gone, she’d sit and play for hours. When we would visit, we’d play gin rummy.

Via Old School Momma Declares War | Blissfully Domestic