pets

Flies and fly traps

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My son loves pets. All kinds–snails, frogs, mice, and even pet eggs that you, “have to keep in the fridge because it’s cold and that’s where they like to sleep.” Unfortunately, he likes pet flies too. A while ago, he caught what he called, “a cute little fruit fly,” and made a home for it […] Read more…

Why I still think whiteboards are the greatest parenting tool ever…

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If you’ve been reading here a while, you might remember the five reasons why I think whiteboards are the greatest parenting tool ever. One day, you start writing your kids notes, and the next thing you know, they are writing you back… It doesn’t matter that we didn’t ask our son if he wanted a […] Read more…

Considering A Mouse For A Pet?

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It’s the mice again. And they weren’t in the dollhouse this time. They were in the house. The real house. A few mornings ago, I heard my daughter scream from down the hall, “Mom! Blackberry’s gone!” “She can’t be gone,” I said, hoping like anything I was right. But when I checked the cage, only […] Read more…

A Mouse In the House

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It’s the mice again. In the house. The dollhouse, that is. My kids were supposed to be getting ready for school, but when I went down the hall to check on them, they had their mice in the dollhouse and my daughter was taking pictures with my camera. “Mom! Look how cute they are! And […] Read more…