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Set up a backyard festival

When Julian was a toddler, entertaining him in the afternoon was best done outside. Inside he was totally crabby from about 3 to 6 pm. I discovered outdoor toys and activities that kept him busy, and was lazy enough to just put them all in the backyard at once so that he could roam from […]

How to improve your family’s cranky moods in five minutes

How to hit the reset button on your kids' moods

As much as I’d like to use my remote control to PAUSE then REWIND some challenging moments with my kids, the technology just doesn’t work like that yet. When we start to spiral into the whine-yell-hit-your-brother-scream cycle, we need something external to stop the seemingly neverending loop. Often one of us will ask for a “Do […]

Tech Tuesday: Dude, Where’s my car?

findmycar-2

When I’m walking around the house like a lunatic in search of my glasses, keys, or phone, it is absurd to think I could lose something as large as an automobile, but given the right circumstances, I can. Have you ever driven around in circles in San Francisco, looking for a parking space within a […]