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random observations, thoughts, and things that don’t fit into normal categories


Format of a parenting book

I’m on my 11th child behavior management book and I think I’ve got the format for most down (thankfully not the one …

Maggie at one day shy of five

Five years today

Sometime about 11ish at night my daughter Maggie came into the world, a week or two late at that point, forced out …

Nuclear Option

Dealing with dynamite

I’m not particularly good with dealing with people to begin with, let alone when they’re angry and don’t know why and looking …

Maggie's 1st Easter Bunny

Running with the big kids

I guess the theme of this week is running with the big kids. It all started at the Nashville Zoo Eggstravaganza. I …

Nuclear Option

Onward with parenting learning

What do you do with the sweetest child who randomly explodes into 90 minutes of full on tantrum? That’s what we’ve been …


A day of Nashville fails

It was Monday, we got up, got everyone to school, I was working on a project when I got a call at …

School from Pixabay

Choosing a new school

We chose a different school for Maggie today. Yesterday in a bit of verbal abilities heretofore unknown she said she was miserable …