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About Crissi Langwell

Blended family mom to three teens, author of a bunch of books, and owner of the kind of dog only a mom would love.

The parenting rule I always break

When you have rules, you have rule breakers. And friends, I am definitely a rule breaker.

By | September 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Kids don’t require vacations

While summer break means trips for some families, for others it's just three months at home.

By | June 12th, 2014|0 Comments

‘You’re Grounded’ Points List

My son has his work cut out for him to get his Xbox back. But I think this list will make us both happy.

By | June 6th, 2014|2 Comments

Something to think about…

Feeling hurt can lead to all sorts of negative behaviors. What if we treated the hurt instead of the behavior?

By | June 6th, 2014|0 Comments

5 tips for beating summer boredom

The kids are going to be out of school for 3 whole months... How will you survive????

By | May 21st, 2014|0 Comments

The Bully

In response to a news article on a Santa Rosa mom who is accused of retaliating against her daughter's bully, I am reposting this story of my own experience with a bully who was terrorizing my son.

By | May 19th, 2014|0 Comments

10 cheap activities for summertime

To keep you from going crazy or broke this summer, here's a list of cheap activities your family can enjoy until school gets back in session.

By | May 16th, 2014|1 Comment

Being a mom on Mother’s Day, and every day

For me, Mother's Day is not about what the kids got me or how delicious breakfast is. Mother's Day is just a Sunday when the kids might take extra efforts to be nice to me (and to each other), and when the pride in their faces means a million times more to me than the gift they've just handed me.

By | May 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Sonoma County Easter Egg Hunts 2014

Where to find the Easter Bunny, search for eggs, and celebrate Easter around Sonoma County.

By | April 11th, 2014|1 Comment

Is sailing around the world with toddlers ‘reckless parenting?’

The fact that Eric and Charlotte Kaufman, parents of Lyra and her 3-year-old sister Cora, were sailing around the world with such young children is causing a passionate debate among families across the nation.

By | April 9th, 2014|4 Comments