I’m a believer that moms and dads are divinely different. Every time I see my husband interact with my kids, I’m reminded of the unique things my husband brings to the lives of our kiddos. Some things just come more naturally to him than it does for me.
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A split second later, as I turned to take those short three steps back to the bed, I heard it. A loud THUD. My heart dropped and when I had fully turned around I saw my son lying breathless with his back on the floor. He looked panicked, and my heart then shattered into a […]
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, […]
It happens without warning: One day you and the hubs are bebopping along, bragging about your equal parenting and WHAM your threenager is asking dad (or mom) for the exact thing you just said “no” to. Um, hello? Did he or she not hear you? Just like that, you’ve been drop-kicked off your pedestal and back to earth with the rest of […]
By now, you probably know the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests parents avoid exposing their infants and children (under age two) to screens of any kind (e.g. TV, smart phones, iPads, etc.). This makes a lot of sense, right? Those little brains are specially geared toward learning through hands-on exploration and face-to-face interaction. That, and the research confirms that […]
“Love is infinite. Time and money are not.” This is the trinket of wisdom our pediatrician gave me when I told him I was worried about how I was going to handle our second born. Boy, was he right. Our son holds my heart just as much as my daughter does, and time seems to […]
We all do things as parents that we swore we’d never do. We venture into parenthood with high hopes and concrete ideals, but, little by little, we learn to choose our battles, to do what works, to do what keeps the peace. I have learned, and will keep learning, I assume, to never say never. […]