Archives for April, 2012

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Our Beach Vacation: Lost Money, Sandy Kids, Tired Feet and a Grumpy Husband – It’s Only Day Two!!

We all headed to the beach as a family on Thursday. I must say so far it has been very eventful, stressful and tiring – but fun!

First, traveling with four kids is hard. When I say hard, that’s putting it lightly. The baby has a sinus infection accompanied by a double ear infection. It has been very challenging. He’s back on antibiotics and is finally starting to feel better. It’s...
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Teenagers, Suicide Threats, Abuse – What Should I Do?

My oldest son, 15, has a lot of friends. He has more female friends than male friends and he is very protective of those girls. In fact, he is very protective of all of his friends. He is very content with his home life and doesn't really have a lot of gripes but the closer he gets to these other kids, the more upset he gets over their situations.

I've always made certain...
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Anxiety

Life Is Getting Easier, Yay!

The past few months have been pretty difficult. In fact, the past couple of years have been pretty hard. However, over the past week or so, things have felt a little smoother around here. I don't know if it is the Welbutrin, or just life getting a little better, but I feel pretty good.

My dad and step-mom have had a rough time for the past couple of years as well. I'm that...
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Oh Boy! 5 Stitches And A Band-Aid Later, My 2-Year-Old Will Be Just Fine

I have always considered myself a lucky mom. I had managed to make it through 15 years of parenting without any major medical mishaps other than a broken bone and the occasional scrape or scratch. Until now!

On Thursday my 2-year-old was running away from me, tripped, and landed head first on the brick fireplace hearth. From the kitchen I heard the slam of his head. My heart stopped and I tore into...
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The Calm Before The Storm, The Mood Storm That Is

I had a really good weekend. Yesterday I crashed. I felt like I was coming completely undone. I guess I was suffering from some sort of overload because today I feel okay again. It's so crazy.

Easter is always a big deal in our Christian family. We always get together and have a blast. This Easter wasn't so bad for me either. Saturday my brother and his wife and children came over to dye...
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My 7-Year-Old Is Turning Into A Whining Bully!

I know that "picking" is just what kids do. I understand that and I try so hard to teach my kids the importance of respecting each other. Just because they are siblings does not give them a free ticket to abuse one another. Now, my frustration level has reached an all time high - with my son!

He was always very, very sweet. An amazing boy who would do anything for anyone, and loved...
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