because (yes, this is one word, but when you say it like a mom it sounds like two)
It's time for some new words around here. Time to replenish mommy's bag of tricks.
Parenting is an uncharted journey in unpredictable waters. It may be smooth sailing for weeks, even months, then all of the sudden, you hit rough waters. Time to check the map and plot your journey. Fortunately, I have a co-captain.
Two words: Positive Discipline. George and I started reading the book together before bed. It doesn't get any hotter than that, does it? He reads a few pages, I read a few pages, and that way we are on the same page.
Two more words: quiet time. We are giving it a try. It is an old trick that is new to us. We each took an hour on our own this afternoon; the kids in their bedrooms, George on the couch with the new Mother Earth News, me at the laptop. All of us quietly doing our own thing. I look forward to a repeat performance tomorrow afternoon.