The beginning of the school year brings with it a new season of moodiness, and grumpiness, and all around unpleasantness in our once joyful, exuberant kids. The witching hour of babyhood returns with a vengeance once children reach elementary school. What can we we do to ease into evenings and make our afternoons just a […]
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When she finally arrived, my generally sweet boy with a mild wild streak somehow transformed into a 42-pound, jealous piranha overnight.
That’s when I realized I had a case of the mid-summer doldrums — discontent and disappointed about how the summer was turning out, and bummed that I didn’t have enough time to turn it around. It wasn’t going my way.
I have to ask myself daily: Am I fighting this out of personal preference or because it is shaping her character? If it isn’t the latter, it’s time to drop it. I will fight for her to learn things like respect, kindness, and empathy, but if my battle is just that, MINE, I’m learning to […]
Pink paint. Pink acrylic paint. On the carpet in copious quantities. Trust me on this one, it is about as miserable it as it sounds. However, this isn’t really a story about carpet, and it isn’t really a story about paint. This is a story about grace. Let Me Back Up It was strangely quiet. (Moms, […]
As you may know by now, throughout this week, Fort Worth Moms Blog has been in the midst of a series on discipline. We’ve talked about methods such as love and logic, peaceful parenting, spanking (or not), conscious discipline, and time outs. Parenting wisdom at its best, right? Now, I’d like to let you in on a little secret: […]
In a sad, teary voice, my two-year-old daughter looked up at me and said, “Mommy, don’t use the loud voice. Loud voice is mean.” And she was 100 percent right. And my heart broke. At that moment, I wasn’t disciplining properly. I was just being mean. This instance caused me to stress less about which method […]