- If you get Migraines, you need to know this.I don’t suffer from migraines but for a while, I thought I did. It turns out that the debilitating, days-long, nauseating headaches I got were a reaction to a common artificial sweetener. Finding out that I needed to avoid anything with Aspartame totally changed my life. However, I have several close friends and family who suffer from migraines and getting r […]
- If you get Migraines, you need to know this.
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- MenacePower is intoxicating. Everyone loves having the ability to make their decisions into reality — to think "this should be something that happens," and then actually be able to make that thing happen. It is also dangerous. And it is especially dangerous when applied to four-year-olds. Four-year-olds lack the experience to wield power responsibly. The […]
Category Archives: Brother Rivalry
This year 2 of our kids are in Middle School. Because I am Old. So every morning Sweet Pea (8th grade now, God help us) and Pickles (6th grade, how is this possible). Every morning they leave together holding hands … Continue reading
I was at a birthday party for a kid in Pumpkin Pie’s class recently. I have been doing this “Parenting Thing” for over 13 years now and while I am no expert, I am certainly experienced because 13 years of … Continue reading
The Shorties were sitting at the table enjoying some ice cream in a bowl at the end of a busy summer day. Everyone was happy, but evidently Pumpkin Pie felt the need to stir up some trouble. It is important … Continue reading
When Sweet Pea was 2 1/2, we were expecting Pickles. We had explained to Sweet Pea that his brother would be born in the hospital and that he would come home and live here in the house with us. This … Continue reading
Pickles was recently given an assignment that threw him for a loop. He is supposed to come up with an original invention. It is actually a pretty big assignment, they have to create an invention, come up with an advertisement … Continue reading
There seems to be some confusion lately on Cloud 8 and I feel the need to take a moment to clarify a few things in the form of an open letter to the shorties. Dear Shorties: 1. If I am … Continue reading