Author Archives: Laura Ritchie

This video circulated around the internet a few months ago and I loved it. I watched it over and over again and realized this dad did so many things in two minutes. This dad was teasing his daughter and she got angry. He could have told her to “get over it” or “lighten up.” But…

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Sun-kissed faces, dirt clogged fingernails, and hair that has the lingering aroma of campfire smoke. I want to remember. 83% if my kids’ diets has been fruit roll ups, marshmallows, and assorted variety chips and cereal. I think they maybe ate a carrot or grape in there, somewhere. I want to remember. Toes in the…

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It’s something I have to tell my two-year-old independent girl nearly every day. “Hold my hand when in a parking lot! You could be hit! It’s not safe!” You think she would know this is a rule, yet somehow the sight of a parking lot filled with dozens of cars makes her long-term memory nonexistent…

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Five Alternatives To Time Out

I know what you might be thinking. Some people say, “Time out is working just fine for us!” As a parent of a three-year-old and a six-year-old, sometimes I even use it in my house. But there are times where a time out really doesn’t function for anything but a time to separate your child…

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Hi, everyone, my name is Laura Ritchie, and I am so excited to join Texoma With Kids as the newest guest blogger! As parents, we all are bonded over one source of fun, excitement, and stress: children. Reminisce with me, if you will, the moment you first found out you were expecting a child. Perhaps…

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