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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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Older And Wiser?

Old photo from one of my birthdays… age 7? Or so? Check out my dad’s awesome suspenders! A couple of years ago, I took a hiatus from blogging. Life kind of got the better of me. (Read: HAVING ANOTHER HUMAN TO TAKE CARE OF.) But before all that MOM stuff, I used to write every…

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Changing of the Seasons

And just like that, my baby became a toddler. The last three months or so have been my favorite so far. (For those of you with younger ones – that would be ages 18 – 21 months to be precise. Hopefully you will experience the same reprieve.) Teddy was SUCH A GOOD AGE. The high-maintenance…

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Inspiration.

Today I took the inspirational quotes out of their little frame on my desk and replaced them with something that gives me so much more inspiration – to be a better person, to try harder (and keep on trying), to embrace joy as it’s presented to me – to be less cynical and see things…

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Showing Up

Whew. I have to admit I’m not feeling a whole lot of inspiration for my usual Friday post. The truth is I’m just happy to have gotten here at all, and I’m ready for my nap now. (What’s that? It’s on backorder for another 16 years or so?) Mostly because last Friday I started a…

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I’m SO very excited to announce our first Texoma With Kids readers party this year!! THE PLAN: The first day of school can be very emotional. Whether you’re dropping your little one off to kindergarten for the first time, stressed getting everyone ready for the big day, or just excited to get those kids out…

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Pretty much the second I posted about Teddy’s obsession with Elmo, his interests swayed almost completely towards the movie Trolls. I’m pretty sure there’s a first-time-mom lesson in this NOT to buy a whole bunch of themed toys and clothes whenever your kid is interested in something. All 17,000 Elmo objects in our house have…

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