‘Tis the Season for Purging

My latest Must Have Parent Column:

Five hours into sorting Barbie shoes and Legos I had an epiphany: What if this year we were a military family who really embraced the idea of giving?

And by that I mean, what if this year my family looked for ways to give our possessions away?

I have ulterior motives here.

My kids have way too many toys — and this month they’ll get even more. This fact kept painfully presenting itself in the form of Legos embedding into my bare feet.

We have no room in the playroom for more dolls or Nerf guns. No shelf space for new games and puzzles.  No empty bins in which to store this year’s freshman class of Squinkies, My Little Ponies and Pokemon cards.

READ MORE HERE: http://www.military.com/spouse/relationships/parenting-tips/for-military-families-tis-the-season-for-purging.html?ESRC=spouse.sm