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The value of the children's backyard project

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 12:46pm

“Go outside and play” has been a favorite suggestion of parents for ages. Kids get out in the fresh air, they burn off some energy, and parents get some peace. I love it that we have a fenced yard so I can know where my kids are, checking on them periodically through the windows. They can run around and act crazy, and I don't have to hear it all.

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

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 12:49pm

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.

A visit to the dentist: good news, bad news

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:19pm

We have started calling my 6-year-old son “Sharkboy” since we discovered a new tooth growing in behind his baby teeth. My son will turn 7 this month, and finds it rather annoying that he has not lost a single tooth yet. So apparently this permanent tooth decided just to slip in behind the baby teeth, which does not seem like a very good idea to me.

JumpBunch Class in Richmond Hill

by jkapheim on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 3:11pm

Come join us for a FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS at Coastal Community Christian Church on Ford Ave. Thursday Feb 7 th at 10:30 am

We are offering an 6 week session of Fun and Fitness beginning Feb 14th  through Mar 21st!!

We introduce your child to sports and fitness in a hands-on, non competitive setting each week we offer a different sports activity! We provide all the equipment your child needs!

Celebrating a small victory for our picky eater

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 11:16am

The big news last night when my husband got home from work was that our 3-year-old had eaten mashed potatoes at dinner. I realize that doesn't sound too impressive to most parents. What kid doesn't eat mashed potatoes? What's not to like about mashed potatoes?

Awarding good behavior with a special night

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 10:25pm

As a parent sometimes I feel like I'm too often negative, having to correct our children's misbehavior. So lately I've been trying to be more deliberately encouraging of my children in their unique personalities and strengths. I've also been trying to foster a deeper sense of our family as a team where we can all encourage each other. In light of these goals, Saturday night we had our first monthly Awards Night.

Surprise birthday present from my 6-year-old

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:47pm

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.

A Snack Time tradition: no kids allowed

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 10:53am

The other night my 6-year-old son was apparently having trouble falling asleep (possibly because he was reading by flashlight in his room instead of closing his eyes). He normally does not come out of his room once he's in bed, but this night was different.

It was around 10:30 when he made his appearance in the living room. There sat my husband and me on the couch eating our nightly snack, watching a bit of tv, and chatting about the day. We were busted, caught red-handed with tasty treats.

The prayers of children: insightful and humorous

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 2:40pm

Part of our children's bedtime routine is for us to pray together, and it is fascinating to me to hear their prayers. There are the usual requests that show up every night such as blessings for family and friends. And then there are the personalized requests, which make it interesting.

Overreaction to 6-year-old "shooting" classmate with his finger?

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 1:02pm

Did you see the news story today about a Maryland 6-year-old boy who was suspended from school for a day for making a “gun” with his thumb and forefinger and “shooting” a fellow student (http://news.yahoo.com/maryland-school-suspends-six-old-boy-making-gun-120614885.html)? Seriously. I think parents of boys everywhere should be very afraid if this is what things are coming to.

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