Author Archive | Christine Derr

Kid Friendly Activities to Get You Out of the House

Kid-friendly Activities to Get You Out of the House

I’m an unashamed homebody. But my kids? They need some out of the house time. So while I’ve created an environment in which I’m comfortable and thriving, sometimes I have to push myself out of my comfort zone to make sure they are fulfilled. Often, the thought of going out in public with my three- […]

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Teaching Consent Early

Teaching Consent Early

There are many reasons to teach our children, boys and girls alike, the concept of consent and what it looks like. Although some of these reasons may be frightening (avoiding abusive situations), it’s also just teaching them to be good people. Beginning the consent lesson early and being consistent with it lays the foundation for […]

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Your-Hands-are-Full

Your Hands are Full

“Your hands are full.” Sometimes it’s said with a sneer or a side-eye; on more rare occasions, with a nostalgic smile at my (potentially misbehaving) small boys. It tends to pop up when I’m feeling overwhelmed, and never do I feel more murderous than when someone cuts into my path as I struggle with strollers […]

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Bunk Beds and Life Lessons

Bunk Beds and Life Lessons

My kids don’t sleep. In fact, I’ve had fewer than seven uninterrupted nights of sleep since the birth of my first child nearly five years ago. It sounds exaggerated, but its true. I’ve only been away from them for two nights, and they’ve both slept through the night only a few times. I typically get […]

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Christmas Craft Gifts for Littles

Christmas Craft Gifts for Littles

Christmas is right around the corner, and we’re still ambling along in all the festivities we want to participate in before it arrives. While I was actually on top of getting presents bought, wrapped, shipped and hidden, I forgot one little change this year. My kids are older. It’s time to start teaching them the […]

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Baking the SemiHomemade Way

Baking the Semi-Homemade Way

Some of my earliest memories contain fingers coated in flour, sprinkles dancing away, and sitting on top of the counter to roll out pie dough. As a result, I’ve always loved baking. I’ve done my best to instill a love of baking with my kids, and my son’s goal to be an astronaut chef is […]

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