I don’t know why my son builds models and displays them in his room without playing with them, nor do I understand why they’re important enough to cry over. But by taking a step back and seeing the situation not as an inconsequential toy but instead as a task my son was having to accomplish […]
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Eventually you will transition from mommy to mom, and when you do, you’ll want to make sure you still know who you are beyond that title.
Just because you are super lucky and very blessed doesn’t mean that it’s not okay to feel stress and pressure. It doesn’t mean that you aren’t allowed to say, “Wow! This is hard.”
I know that I’m a stronger adult and a better communicator because of experiences like these. I can politely interact with a variety of people, communicate my needs or wants, speak up if something is wrong, and ask the right questions to get information. I want our children to one day have these same skills.
Wait! I wave my hands in a panic. Why are you talking to each other like that?! My eyes bulge in shock and surprise. I was so confident their shared bloodline would unite them stronger than the Spartans. Hello??!! Didn’t you read the words on the wall of my womb when you were in there? […]
Families that are not personally walking this journey should remember to be patient with those that are. Don’t take it personally or get upset with your friend when she seems preoccupied. The saying “You would do anything for your child” is exactly what this mama is doing.
As parents, how do we encourage conversation with our children – no matter their ages? How do we keep open lines of communication so that, as they age, we stay connected as a safe and trustworthy ally?