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Feeding Your Family by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on May 20, 2015 in Babies, Big Kids, Nutrition, Toddlers, Your home |

I am reading a book by nutritionist Elleyn Satter entitled Your Child’s Weight: Helping Without Harming (Birth Through Adolescence). Now, before you stop reading this article because your kids don’t have weight problems, neither do mine! This book was recommended to me a nutritionist because I was griping about feeding my family: when I put in […]

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Hatching Good Eggs: Fostering Volunteerism in your Children by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on December 7, 2013 in Big Kids, Toddlers |

Several years and several children ago, when I was a mother to a 1- and 2-year old, I spent hours trying to find a volunteer activity that we could do as a family. In high school and college, I was very involved in volunteer organizations and headed up the largest year-round service organization at my […]

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10 Signs That Your Car is Filled With Kids by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on November 1, 2013 in Babies, Big Kids, Need a laugh? |

10. There are stickers on the inside of the rear windows, so people passing by just see white silhouettes of various shapes and sizes. 9. If you look in your car through the back window, you see the tops of several car seats. There may even be more car seats than empty seats, and you dread having […]

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The Dark Side of “You’ve been Booed!” by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on October 21, 2013 in Big Kids, Need a laugh? |

No, this isn’t an article about checking candy for glass shards that anonymous people leave on your doorstep. This is about the hilarity that ensued when my kids (ages 7, 5, 3, and 1) and I decided to “Boo” our neighbors. If you’re not familiar with this Halloween tradition, you put some treats in a bag […]

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Battling the Homework Blues by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on August 29, 2013 in Big Kids, Your home |

As school gets back into full swing, I’m having to relearn how to motivate my kids through their dreaded homework. So that I don’t have to learn this all over again next year, and so you may learn right along with me, here’s what has worked for us so far this year: 1. Give ‘em […]

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Keep It Simple, Stupid by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on August 12, 2013 in Big Kids, Toddlers, Your home |

I admit it. I am a recovering rigid Mom. We had volumes of “house rules” when our 2 older children were 3- and 4-years-old. I had a little sign similar to this one posted on our side door. I thought it was clear and cute. But my kids were confused and always being told “no!” With a full […]

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65 Summer Boredom Busters by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on June 6, 2013 in Big Kids, DIY Home, Products we love, Toddlers, Your home |

How To Keep the Kids Busy This Summer: A Photographic Journey It’s time. Time to bust boredom. Here’s how! 1. Let your kids make their own meals like oven-baked pizza. Mine love eating out of muffin tins! 2. Explore your city’s outdoor art. 3. Get a bug box and adopt some free pets from your […]

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Cooking With Confidence: Chef In Training by Cafe du Mom

My mom is not a cook. That’s not to say she doesn’t have her signature dishes – her shrimp creole, crawfish etouffee, and artichoke cheese squares are out of this world! But for the most part, we grew up on “hamburger casserole,” spaghetti and meat sauce, and roast beef (the kind with the grains of […]

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Of Lice and Men by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on May 7, 2013 in Big Kids, DIY Home |

There aren’t a whole lot of things that make me feel like I’m going to be sick (okay, there are), but lice is one of the biggies. Lice?! But they’re so tiny, you say. Let me explain. When my daughter was in Kindergarten, we received a notice home from school saying that one of the children in […]

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Moms, we’re on the same team! by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on April 24, 2013 in Babies, Big Kids |

“If she says it’s so hard being a Mom, why does she keep having kids?” “She has it so easy with only 1!” “I do all the stuff those stay-at-home Moms do, only I have a little thing called a full-time job!” “Working Moms get a break from their kids. I don’t ever get to leave […]

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