I have written several posts about traveling with kids and the lessons I’ve learned along the way. Lately I’ve been travelling alone for some work functions and conferences. Not having to wrangle kids has given me the opportunity to notice some of the other things going on in the travel world. In short, it has opened my eyes to some very annoying things going on at airports everywhere.
It’s that time of year again when we parents are a prime marketing demographic target, our children are too! Together we are seduced by television commercials, internet advertising, glossy toy catalogues, enticing in-store displays, festive jingles, extravagant light displays and visits with Santa.
The Ultimate Guide to successfully toilet training three preschoolers simultaneously (by making it all up as you go along), in 10 easy steps. If you are the parent of multiples or you have two or more preschoolers in your charge, you too can triumphantly toilet train by simply winging it!
I don’t have any personal experience with adoption. Although we entertained the thought of adopting a child a couple of years ago, the process of the particular adoption we were seeking was impossible because of international laws.
Halloween is upon us and one of the common complaints you hear about this holiday is that some trick-or-treaters are too old to be knocking on doors looking for goodies. To this, I say: Get over it. I have to admit, I have a long history of being afraid of teenagers.
Summer holidays are knocking at the door. People often wonder how I keep six kids occupied during the summer months when school is out. While my kids love spending some time at summer camp, I was sure to make our home an entertaining place for kids – particularly the backyard.
I recently surprised my 6-pack of kiddos with the announcement that our family was going to go on an all-inclusive beach vacation. I explained that they better enjoy and appreciate it because it would be the first and last vacation of this type on my dime.
Last week the internet celebrated National Sibling Day. I think it was primarily an online celebration, because my social feeds were full of childhood pre-digital photos of groups of siblings in 70s bellbottoms and bad haircuts.
Last week, actor and very cool Hollywood mama, Alyssa Milano, shared a post on her Pinterest about me. That was very cool of her and I was absolutely delighted.
Another season is wrapping up and it appears our family has survived a winter with six kids in hockey. More importantly, the parents have...
‘Tis the Season… for holiday controversies. The ‘Starbucks Hates Christmas’ controversy: In case you have been living under a rock and have not heard about this, let me break it down for you:
Erika Thompson teaches grade school in Whittier, Alaska, a town where most people live and work in one building, and is only accessible by a miles-long tunnel with limited hours!