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Hey there! How’s it going?

Yesterday was the last day of school. Like you, I’ve been mired in all the end-of-the-year events, shopping for teacher gifts, etc. Plus, I’ve been working on an exciting new project, which I will share with you soon. I didn’t want you to think I had succumbed to a new malady, so I thought I’d better check in! 😉

Boo and Bebs enjoying the beach on California's Central Coast.

Boo and Bebs enjoying the beach on California’s Central Coast.


Like you, I like to read blogs. (Thanks for reading this one!) Some posts really resonate with me, and I share them on Facebook or Twitter. I thought it would be fun to share them here with you.

Here are my 3 favorite posts from this past week.

1. Saying These 8 Things To Your Kid Every Day Could Change Their Life

I came across this on Facebook, from The Breast Cancer Site. It really hit home. Recently, I have experienced a mindshift in my parenting. I’d been reciting mantras, reading affirmations, trying to motivate, inspire, uplift myself — and boost my confidence. I realized my kids needed this too. These are some great tips to help your kids feel good about themselves, gain confidence, security, and courage.

2. To Build (or Break) a Child’s Spirit

This one comes from Huffington Post Love Matters, by Rachel Macy Stafford. This post reminds us that what we say and how we say it can have a profound impact on our kids. We do get frustrated. Absolutely. No one likes to be yelled at — not even us. We aren’t bad people. Sometimes we make bad choices, and make mistakes, but that doesn’t make us bad people. We have to find ways to turn these incidents into lessons of what not to do, and how to do better. Even something as simple as spilling milk — I know, even when it’s the 100th time — can get our goat. I’ve realized that we need to be positive and use these as teaching moments. We can make they feel awful, or we can teach them that mistakes happen, and remind them they are loved, and they can do better. Sometimes easier said than done, but we all need the reminder sometimes.

Now something just for fun! 😉

3. Bohemian Momsody

This one’s from Scary Mommy. If you don’t subscribe to Scary Mommy, go now and do it! There’s some great stuff there, and some chuckles too. I’m sure we have all felt like this at one time or another. Enjoy!

What are some of your favorite posts this week? What are some of the other blogs that you follow?

By now, you’ve probably read the tale of Boo’s bout with Squeakibenitis.

No, it hasn’t made a comeback, but it’s spurred a new toddler affliction.


You read correctly.

Yesterday, we were in the car, on the way to drop my sister off at the train station.

Bebs started getting goofy.

I asked Boo if she thought perhaps Bebs had caught Squeakibenitis.

Before Boo could answer, Bebs said, “Stinkernitis!”

She was trying to say Squeakibenitis, but it came out as Stinkernitis.

We all had a good laugh, since she is quite the stinker.

She kept repeating, “Stinkernitis! Stinkernitis!” and laughing, rather pleased with herself.

Oh boy, a new toddler affliction I’d never heard of.

How in the world do we get rid of this one?

I asked Dr. Boo, our resident expert in childhood maladies.

Well, Mommy, to get rid of Stinkernitis, you must drink lots and lots – make that tons of lemonade. This way, you go potty a lot and all the Stinkernitis comes out. And then you’re cured.”

Wow, that’s pretty simple.

So Bebs asked for lemonade. She drank some.

Apparently, it wasn’t enough, because later Boo insisted she must drink more lemonade to be cured.

This morning I asked Bebs if she was cured.

Stinkernitis!” she yelled.

Dr. Boo! Isn’t she cured?” I asked.

Maybe she got it again,” Dr. Boo hypothesized.

Let me look at her,” she continued.

After some time examining Bebs, Boo presented her final diagnosis.

Mommy, I’m sorry, but she might always be a stinker.”

Out of the mouths of babes.

So which one really has Stinkernitis? 😉

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