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Grateful for kids and all their trouble

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 1:25pm

So now it's November and I thought it would be good to start the month in the spirit of gratitude. More specifically, gratitude for my children. As a mom, in the daily grind of sibling rivalry, upholding the family rules, and making sure the chores get done, it can be tough sometimes to remember to be thankful.

Limiting freedom of speech

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 1:23pm

Driving in the van the other day, my 8-year-old daughter said something to her brother with a very negative, mean-spirited attitude. When I corrected her, she replied, “Mom, this is America. I can say whatever I want.” Oh my!

My first thought was, hey she's learned something about freedom of speech! But my response to her was, “In this family, we speak kindly or we say nothing.”

Hoping a little list can teach responsibility

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 10:04am

Do you ever get tired of repeating yourself... asking your kids if they have done what you requested? Did they brush their teeth? Put away their clothes? Make their bed?

Tired of sounding like a broken record, I am currently trying something different. I made two simple lists: one for the morning routine and one for the bed time routine. Then I taped the lists to the bathroom mirror for all to see.

Day trip: running away to the mountains for a day

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 9:11am

I love autumn... the brisk, refreshing air, the leaves changing colors, the first sweatshirt of the season! Oh, wait... I live in Savannah where it was in the 80's yesterday. Again. While there are some perks to such a mild climate, at times I long for the true change of seasons.

Plan B: when the dog takes the boy for a walk

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 2:45pm
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Sunday morning we found ourselves in the usual last-minute crunch to get out the door and try to make it to church on time (or at least close to it). That's when I noticed my 6-year-old son was missing in action. I couldn't find him in the house, and he didn't answer when I called.

What the kids want to be for Halloween

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 9:28pm

Have you gotten your kids' costumes for Halloween yet? I keep asking my kids what they want to be. Sometimes I think that's a mistake. Maybe it would be better to simply offer a couple of choices and have them pick one. But I'm pretty sure that wouldn't work either.

So my daughter wants to be a lemur, of course, because we just went to the South Carolina Aquarium and saw lemurs and they were oh-so-cute. And my 6-year-old son wants to be a white mouse in honor of his cousin's mouse that died that he never met, naturally.

NEW: Kids & Pets Photo Contest!

NEW: Kids & Pets Photo Contest!

by Coastal Mommies... on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 4:18pm

It doesn't get much cuter than kids and animals! 

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The lost art of tying shoes?

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 09/21/2012 - 7:47am

A couple days ago, right before it was time to leave for school, my son showed me the big hole in the side of his only pair of sneakers. I sent him off to school like that and then made an emergency run to buy some new shoes.

JumpBunch of Greater Savannah New Session in Berwick

by jkapheim on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 10:22am

JumpBunch is offering a 9 week session beginning on Oct 2-Nov 27 The class offered will be Tuesday morning at 9:30 am located at

My kids' love-hate relationship with bath time

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 09/10/2012 - 8:35pm

Bath time... some kids hate it; others love it. Mine do both. “Time to start baths,” I cheerfully announce. And so begin the not-so-happy negotiations.

“I call second!” “I call last!” It seems no one wants to take the first bath. At least not my older two kids. I'm fairly certain that my youngest would be happy to go first if only his siblings hadn't just convinced him with their adamant cries that he shouldn't for some reason. So, no, my little guy will not go first either.

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