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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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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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