Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

From Our Crazy Family to Yours! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

National Winnie the Pooh Day!

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” - Winnie the Pooh

 On this day every year we take the time to celebrate one of childhood's greatest treasures! All generations since 1926 has been blessed with this yellow bear.  A.A. Milne based his books on his son Christopher's toy bear and his other animal friends; which, were appropriately named.  Winnie the Pooh is based on a gift given to his son. The famous bear was named by Christopher.  He choose to name the bear after a black bear in the London Zoo (Winnie) and a swan (Pooh) whom he meet on holiday!

Enjoy the day and take a moment to think about your favorite Winnie the Pooh memories. Please feel free to share below!

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Timeouts Are They Effective?

With having older kids one would think I already have this in the bag..... Funny thing is I do not
remember everything that worked with them. Also a difference in play here is my age. I was in my twenties with the big kids and now in my forties with the Littles. Things that were important then are not as important this time around. Yes, I will go out and about with one of them in a costume. I will also take them to the store with imperfect hair. Maybe I am more geared for grandchildren and let the Littles get away with more than I should. Who really knows what the right answer is.

I do know that if I want to raise responsible, nurturing, compassionate, and positive contributors to t
he society then they do need some discipline. I feel as though timeouts  are more of a struggle for me. Rule of thumb tells me to give them one minute per year of their age. Consistency does seem to be key as in anything toddler. All four of my children respond to different methods in different ways.

The reason and thought of  time outs make sense to me....but are the effective?

Please let me know your thoughts and perhaps if you have found a solution that works better. I would love to hear them.

This Crazy Life is mine and I love it!