Each Sunday, Olympian reporter Lisa Pemberton will write about the everyday challenges and rewards of raising three children.
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I love a good bargain. Thanks to reused materials, hot-glue-gun skills and creativity, we only spent about $10 a kid on Halloween costumes. We probably could have gotten by cheaper, but our 5-year-old insisted that he needed a new plastic ax to spiff up last year’s knight costume.
Im not a fan of spiders.
Here’s an A-Z list of activities to try during the next six weeks before the kids head back to school:
My cell phone buzzed in the middle of the night.
Lately, I've been thinking a lot about "that mom."
Spring break is just around the corner for South Sound schools. And even if your family isn't heading to a tropical destination, that doesn't mean your week can't be filled with adventure.
You know how some kids carry around a special blanket or a stuffed toy to give them a feeling of extra security?
The Child Care Action Council is offering a six-week parenting class based on the book "How Much Is Enough: Everything You Need to Know to Steer Clear of Overindulgence and Raise Likable, Responsible and Respectful Children" by Jean Illsley Clarke.
OK, no matter what Punxsutawney Phil forecast on Wednesday, spring is still six weeks away. And with that wacky wintery weather system known as La Niña, who knows how long it will be until our backyards no longer resemble peat bogs.
I began this column in September 2008, shortly after leaving my full-time reporting job at The Olympian to spend more time with my three children.