parenting

29 Apr let the record show

...that today, for the first time in 6 years, 6 months and 15 days, the Wagners went an ENTIRE DAY without anyone crying. Each kid has had his/her own tear-free days, but never simultaneously. Disregard what the baby books tell you. THIS is a milestone...

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24 Apr overheard

"Miles, you know when you get married, you have to kiss. It's to mix your germs up. Then you're in the same family." -B"Mama, what rhymes with words? Turds?" -Miles"I can't know how to do it. I just did it." -Miles, after successfully riding a...

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15 Jan restoring our energy

The kids have been bickering a lot the past few days. They've been moody and defiant, and I've yelled more than I'd like to admit. Yelling tends to make things worse, though. It stresses me out, which stresses them out, and their behavior deteriorates even...

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