Category Archives: My Kids are so awesome

Guys and Dolls

My daughter is a hoarder of tiny things. She has about seventeen hundred bags, purses, carrying cases and whatnots in which she stores all the little hoo-haws. When she’s playing something like “Dolls going to a tea party” and she’ll … Continue reading

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Snoopers be snoopin’

You know what Geocaching is? What am I thinking? Of course you do. You’re not an idiot. Well, a few years ago, we did lots and lots of geocaching. Of course, that was before either kid learned an impressive amount … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: The Eatery & Ice Cream shop at Edmonds Marina

The Eatery & Ice Cream shop at Edmonds Marina is a small restaurant on the first floor of the Arnie’s Restaurant building south of Brakett’s Landing in Edmonds. If there is another name for it besides “Eatery & Ice Cream” … Continue reading

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How to get your child to successfully clean their own room (by sevens)

Materials: Child Messy room Timer 1. Clear your calendar of any responsibilities for at least 4 hours. 2. Make sure your child knows that although they will be cleaning their room, they MUST be willing to take breaks to play. … Continue reading

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Thank you Mr. Watterson. You can pick him up anytime you like.

This is my husband and my kid:  THAT’S MY BOY!

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Parenting Through Quantum Mechanics?

The kids have today off. I slept in. When I finally got up, I guilted myself into getting dressed before making coffee and came downstairs feeling like I’ve already missed half the day. That’s because the hours between seven am … Continue reading

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Get to Work or Get Out.

This evening at dinner Admiral Sparkle-Punch laid down what is ostensibly the most stereotypical thing I have ever seen a four-year old girl do: She put on her puppy-dog eyes, and in her best I-promise-to-be-good-forever voice, she asked her father … Continue reading

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High Fivin’ Scientists Strike Again.

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The Things you Find Around the House: Operation ANTIOXIDANTS!

Is she trying to make shark tea or is Squeaky-Jaws trying to jump onto the deck of the Playmobil Orca? And am I a bad parent because the first thought in my head was, “Empires will fall but steam will … Continue reading

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The kid has timing.

When Admiral Sparkle-Punch was eight months old, she discovered the joy of mashed potatoes. She loved them with wild abandon. Often when she’d eaten all the potatoes on her plate, she looked to Brian for more. One evening, she was … Continue reading

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