Being a parent is HARD work. We’re all doing the best that we can, but sometimes we can get so caught up in the moment that we don’t think about how things will affect our kids in the future.
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I’ve noticed some distinct patterns in adults that have led me to reprioritize what I consider most important in my role as a parent.
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 […]
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, […]