Today we had one of those rare mornings where everyone had eaten breakfast, everyone was dressed, all teeth were brushed and all lunches were packed about a half an hour before the buses were coming. What I have learned from experience though, is that even when we are all pretty much ready to go with […]
To The Lady Who Yelled At Me This Morning
Dear Lady Who Yelled At Me This Morning, I did everything I needed to do in order to make things run smoothly this morning. I prepped a bunch of food yesterday so making lunches for the week would be easy, and we packed lunches yesterday. I also got all the laundry done yesterday. I helped […]
Seven Things You Can Do To Make Your Morning Routine Run More Smoothly
Last week the kids were off from school for spring break, and then yesterday was Easter. We had a great “staycation” full of mini adventures. The first five days of break we went geocaching, visited The Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market, went to a local creamery for ice cream, went to the beach, and went to […]
How To Successfully Avoid Morning Power Struggles With Your Kids
Power struggles are the worst. They are exhausting and infuriating. What we may not realize, though, is that our kids aren’t creating this problem. We do it to ourselves! We don’t mean to do it. Many of us don’t even realize when we are doing it. But when you really pay attention to this, you might be […]
Is your child suffering from ASMS?
After School Meltdown Syndrome is in full effect here in the NYAM household. Actually, the older kids are adjusting fairly well. But, as expected, Number 7, who just started kindergarten, is having some issues. Number 7 is like a mini Number 4. On steroids. Life is always a crapshoot, and predicting what the day will bring […]
On Wednesday I’m gonna party like it’s 1999.
We are three days away from the first day of school. And I can’t wait. I’ve made some comments about how I may be looking forward to Wednesday more than I’ve ever looked forward to any day in the history of my life, and I’ve been met with people who can totally relate, and then others who […]