Tag: balanced family life

Pests in our Garden

We have had an interesting spring for pests in our garden.  We have a lot of bugs (to keep Annika busy and happy) but there are a couple big pests that have been more notable.  It is hard for me to call these creatures pests, we do live in their environment after all, but they are causing some havoc in our garden and I… Read more →

The Long Term Effects of Helicopter Parenting

Lisa and I recently watched a documentary called ‘Hyper Parents & Coddled Kids’ which examines the phenomena of Helicopter Parenting.  Helicopter Parents is a term used to describe parents who constantly hover over their children to solve problems that may occur in their lives and make sure they stay safe.  The documentary describes these parents as ‘over involved, over protective,… Read more →

Nap Time is Ending Soon

Oh how I’m going to miss nap time.  No not my naps … the twins naps.  It is so nice with twins to have a small break in the day to have some time to relax and get some chores done.  Right now the twins nap from 1pm and get up between 3 – 4pm.  Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with… Read more →

Pulling the Plug on Cable

We finally did it.  We have talked about it for quite some time but for some reason we always had some reason why it justified the monthly expense.  With the lives we are leading now it simply is not worth the money for us to pay for cable TV.  We have been paying $36 each and every month to watch maybe two TV… Read more →

Terrible Twos Will Travel

Lately we have been talking a lot about the terrible twos since this life phase has been front and center in our daily lives.  First I wrote – Terrible twos times two – where we introduced the struggles and then Lisa wrote – Staying Calm and Low Stress – Ya Right – which looks at the emotional impact of dealing… Read more →

Surviving Terrible Twos (Times Two)

We have a serious case of the terrible two blues.  Our inefficient, over sensitive, and emotionally fragile twins are taking over the house and it is starting to get out of hand.  Our older daughter, now 5, never really went through the terrible twos.  Sure there were some challenges but nothing like this.  The twins have now realized that they… Read more →