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Which Facebook quiz are you?

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:45am

Have you taken any of the numerous quizzes on Facebook? By answering a few questions, you can discover what movie character you are, the country or city you should live in, what kind of parent you are, and so on. Oooh, very interesting!

Living with Superman

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:10am

You probably didn't know this, but I live with Superman. Most of the time he is undercover as a preschooler who goes by the name Evan. But then duty calls, and he transforms into his superhuman self, cape and all.

Sometimes Superman likes to go to Target. We went the other day, and our fellow shoppers were clearly impressed by the sight of the Man of Steel. It's not every day that he walks so openly among the public.

How my 4-year-old's expectations changed the value of a quarter

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:12am

So my children were all playing on electronics recently when I told them it was time to move on to other pursuits. My 4-year-old promptly logged off the computer while his older sister and brother tried to wrap up their games.

I happened to have a quarter in my pocket, so just for fun I gave it to my little guy as a spontaneous reward for being the first to do as I had asked. I do not usually reward my kids like that for simply doing what I ask. I expected him to be happy with the little gift.

What my kids planned for Labor Day

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 4:18pm

Well, we had a nice Labor Day weekend... a little beach, a little pool, a little shopping. Pretty much something for everyone.

This year my kids made the connection that "labor" means "work," so they decided Labor Day should be a work day around the house. This realization occurred on Sunday, so that evening they began cleaning up. How cool is that?!

The amazing overconfidence of my reluctant violin student

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 3:48pm

My 7-year-old son has a love-hate relationship with the violin. He has been taking lessons for two years now and there are clearly times when he loves playing. Just as there are clearly times when he hates practicing.

I think what my son hates most about practicing is that he is expected to do it a certain way, the “right” way. There is a correct way to hold the bow, to hold the violin, to move the bow, to place the fingers, and so on.

Out of the mouths of babes: how my 4-year-old amused me at Walmart

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 9:18am

I was shopping at Walmart with my 4-year-old the other day while my older kids were at a summer camp. My husband is often kind enough to do our Walmart shopping so I can avoid the challenge of shopping with all three kids in tow. But, if I get the chance, I will go there with just my youngest child, and the experience is far more manageable. So there we were.

The mysterious Savannah lobster

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:52am

Recently our family was enjoying a beautiful, sunny day by hiking on the nature trail behind the Skidaway Island Aquarium. We stopped for a time to explore a marshy area where the kids tried to catch fiddler crabs and look at shells. My 7-year-old son was especially happy to catch the little crabs, admire them, and send them on their way.

Discussing screen time with my preschooler

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 12:50pm

Like many moms, I set limits for the amount of screen time my kids can have each day. My current standard is 30 minutes of computer or video game time per school day, with a bit more allowed on weekends.

Finding the cause of the strange, bad smell in my daughter's room

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 11:49am

Yesterday I discovered the source of the strange, foul smell we had been noticing on and off in my daughter's room. It was an elusive odor, faint but definitely bad. My husband even suggested there might be a small dead animal in hiding.

Surprise birthday present from my 6-year-old

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:47am

When I woke up on my birthday this year, I was quickly greeted by my 6-year-old son. He told me not to come out of my room yet because he was going to make my birthday present. So I proceeded to the shower.

Before I finished, he called in to me that I could come out of my room. I told him I'd be out when I was dressed and he said okay. Imagining he had made me a cute craft or picture of some sort, I took my time as I finished my shower, got dressed, and put on some make-up.

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