As moms, we do all we can to keep memories of our children fresh in our minds. But what about our firsts? Moms of all stages can attest to the constant barrage of newness, so here’s to a few motherhood firsts.
Tag Archives | parenting
It is with great joy that we share the top 10 most read blog posts from 2017 — in no particular order, mind you!
Bad words aren’t bad. They are passionate and evocative. Their specific connotations are irreplaceable. All that was fine and dandy until the day that my eight year old dropped a box of dominoes and yelled out, “Dammit!” at his great grandmother’s house.
Sometimes after several nights, my kiddos would become exasperated and my excuses became more elaborate . . . “This must be a busy tooth season,” I’d say.
Toddler and tantrums often go hand-in-hand. But, I would suggest that at least 90 percent of the time, tantrums start because the expectations we have of our children are simply too high. We put them in situations they are not equipped to handle and then guess what happens . . . they explode.
Keep in mind that the cumulative effect of following these steps won’t be fully evident overnight. But rest assured, one day you will wake up and realize that you have an Ungrateful Child, possibly more than one, and that the results are mostly permanent. I’d recommend that you go celebrate, but you’ll most likely be […]
Being my own harshest critic, I’m convinced the only memories my kids will have are of me yelling. As a result, I feel I can never play with them or love on them enough to make up for it. So instead, I avoid trying and stuff down more guilt and shame. All or nothing.