Category Archives: Family Rules

25 Manners Every Kid Should Know By Age 9

That headline just cries out for a sarcasm font, doesn’t it?  Popping up here and there on Facebook was a stupid and longwinded delightful post about children and manners that originally ran in the March 2011 issue of Parenting magazine. … Continue reading

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Rule #1

The awesome Kate and Lydia at Rants from Mommyland (which I insist you read obsessively, like me) did a funny post about Rule #1 in their houses.  I couldn’t resist asking that loaded question here at Cloud 8.  This is … Continue reading

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The Legos Have Been Kidnapped and No One Cares But Me

Pumpkin Pie left the legos out.  Again.  Sweet Pea and Pickles played with them while they were out, but Pumpkin Pie was in charge of them and left them out when he went to bed.  For the third day in … Continue reading

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An Actual Conversation: Please and Thank You

Like any parents of preschoolers, we demonstrate manners with the hope that the cave babies children get the idea and follow suit.  The higher level stuff like eye contact and not barking at babies at the grocery store how to … Continue reading

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