When the Parents are Away….

When the parents are away…the grandparent has lots of fun with the granddaughter!!!!

These two beautiful people:

left for a vacation in California…and left their darling daughter in my loving care for a whole week!!!  I was honored and delighted to be able to spend time with my very favorite little girl :) This is how the week went…

testing out all kinds of food

:) Gramma's kitchen turned into a disaster area :)

sweet pea…spending her days either standing up or holding hands and walking...

trying out a different chair

hanging out at Stony Creek

little one and kitty ignoring each other...

some more standing…new outfit :)

out to dinner with TLG friends

…and more...

just being cool in the stroller!

a playdate at the park!!

makes a girl very thirsty :)

time for a story??

toys at Gramma's

that is the face of someone who likes the TV

all dressed up for dinner with 2 Grammas

having fun with Gramma Mary!!

hanging out with Uncle Chad and the kitty

some more playing...

some more standing...

some more books...

exciting bath time :)

aren't I cute???


and Mommy and Daddy come home!

checking out Yosemite!

Gramma had a wonderful time with sweetness while Mommy and Daddy had a lovely trip to themselves!  PS: Tell them they can do that again any time they’d like to :) ))))))


Happy Parenting!

D and C

Celebrate Good Times!

Today is the first anniversary of our blog!!! It’s amazing that we have come so far….from very little tech knowledge and no blogging awareness last year, to a wee bit more knowledge in the way of technology but way more aware of workings of the blogging world! This has definitely been a journey…scary , but productive! Thank you to all our wonderful followers…almost at 400 right now :)   And thank you to our friends on both our personal Facebook page and those of you who have ‘liked’ our new Childhood Myths page!!


Since last October we have done workshops for parents, attended a writers conference, and completed and published our book… How to Break 10 Common Childhood Myths… first in hard copy and then in ebook format. Another little plug…it is available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com :)

having fun with parents!

We just completed our first book signing with nearly 100 lovely folks coming to see us…what fun that was. Thanks for sharing our excitement with us!!

our favorite book :)

Coming up:  4 workshops for teachers in the Warren Consolidated Schools and 2 parent workshops in Utica Community Schools.

If you are interested in speakers for parent or teacher groups, please email us at childhoodmyths@gmail.com


We are ready to host Sassy Kids Home Parties also. Let us know if you’d like more information :)


We will announce a giveaway next week so be ready!!

Thank you so much for the opportunity to share our ideas, hints, and happiness with all of you!!!


Happy Parenting!

D and C

Happiness Tuesdays #30

Happiness Counts!


I am beginning Happiness Tuesdays to tell you some things that make me happy and to share with you quotes, websites, and photos to make you happy!


Happiness Tuesdays #30

Here are 3 things that make me happy:


1) Family:)

love these guys so much

aren't they handsome??

happy I had him as long as I did:)

TLG family having summer fun


2) the authors!!

at a writers conference in San Francisco

“How to Break 10 Common Childhood Myths” is available at Amazon …also in Kindle format. If you have ordered the book and enjoyed it, please leave a review at Amazon or hit the ‘like’ button.  THANKS!    We also now have a Childhood Myths facebook page..please check it out and ‘like’ it for us too! We appreciate those of you who continue to support us; you’re the best:)


3) Wow! We hit 300 followers here on the blog…how exciting is that? On Thursday, we will announce a giveaway for our faithful followers:)   Come back to hear the details and join in!


This was a busy, happy Tuesday post! I hope your Tuesday goes beautifully with your families. The time flies! Enjoy it all!!


Happy Parenting!

D and C

San Francisco Writers Conference

Hi All,

Chad and I attended the San Francisco Writing4Change Conference last weekend.

Mom and son at Fisherman’s Wharf

We hoped to get some ideas on publishing our book, How to Break 10 Common Childhood Myths.   It has tips for both parents and educators to help encourage the growth of their children into responsible, independent young adults. We traveled all day Friday and Monday and had sessions all day Saturday and Sunday, from 8:30 until 6 including speakers during lunch. As we filled our heads with knowledge we gained new perspectives on how to go about this endeavor. Since we also have workshops for both parents and educators and Sassy Kids Home Parties for more individual behavior help, we now hope to build a market based on the needs of those parents and educators, and then try for an Ebook market and self-publishing. What do all of you bloggers think? Does anyone have any ideas for us?

We will adjust our blog to answer whatever questions you may have. Feel free to throw them at us, either by commenting below or through our email. Thanks for helping us grow in this new (for us) blogging community.

Next blog: San Francisco, past and present…a great place for families to vacation:)

Happy Parenting!
D and C