Happy 2nd Birthday, Gracie Girl!

Happy 2nd Birthday, Gracie Girl!

I should wait until tomorrow to post our annual birthday video for Gracie, but I just can’t do it! I can’t believe our sweet Gracie is two years old on Monday! Where has the time gone?!?! We love you so much, Gracie! You’re our little firecracker that keeps this family on its toes. You bring us sunshine and happiness every day, sweet girl. We love watching you grow, and can’t wait to see what the world has to offer you. We love you to pieces, Mommy, Daddy, and Beanie ****…

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The Unspeakable

The Unspeakable

This week and next I’m sharing some changes Chris and I have made in the past couple months to how we parent Gracie. On Tuesday, I talked about our new public time out. Today, I thought I’d share about one of the things we’re doing at home. One of the things you all kept mentioning and that I remember from Bean when he was Gracie’s age is that this period of crying and whining and temper tantrums is common in two-year-olds because they lack the communication skills to be able…

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Apple. Tree.

Apple.  Tree.

Let’s talk about what happened at my house during dinner a few nights ago.  Because it was the single most fabulous act of stubbornness I have ever laid eyes on. When the kids were finished eating dinner, they had to do what I ask them to do every night.  They had to say thank you for dinner.  Now, I’m not a manners freak (okay, I kind of am…), but I do believe that kids can be taught manners just as easily as they can be taught other things, like how…

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