So just recently I saw something on the news about a woman who drove herself and her 4 children off a bridge and killed everyone. As the news anchor was talking to parents about the tragedy all the comments were the same. How could she do that to her children? What mother would do that? Man she must have been on something? I can’t … Continue reading Mother’s with Postpartum Depression
I know I have discussed the Mommy Wars here and here, but I feel once again to touch on this point. A little history, as you may know I had severe Postpartum Depression after the birth of my daughter in April 2012. It is now 2 years later and I can honestly look back and see that it was a lot worse than what I even … Continue reading Mommy Wars…..
For the first two years of my son life I was a working mom out of the house. I went back to work when my son was 8 weeks old. I will admit I was ready to go back to work, to be my own person, to get dressed up and look professional. I worked from 6am-2:30 Monday through Friday. I was blessed with an … Continue reading Going from a Working Mom to a Stay at Home Mom
Ever since I became a parent I am always looking for new ways to handle situations with my children. Each person parents in a different way, even if the parenting style is the same. With this I am always amazed to hear one of my friends talk to her children. She is always so positive and always compliments them when they do a good job. … Continue reading Sandwich approach….
I love my son, but sometimes he can be a bit of a smarty pants. It started when he was about 18 months old, we asked him to use an inside voice because he was inside. So my son stepped outside on the deck, turned toward the house and proceeded to scream and then smile. As a parent I didn’t know whether to laugh or … Continue reading Parenting with a Sense of Humor
Don’t go with the flow- create your own current. Don’t let the sky stop you. Dare to be different. Don’t say it can’t be done. Remember, others have good ideas too! Have no limits on your imagination. Dare to be corky, wacky, weird, and outrageous. Anything that can be done, do it. Explore the known and unknown. Do not ask why, ask why not! Remember to … Continue reading 10 Steps of Creativity
I stumbled upon The Logan Family Blog, while on Pinterest, and just had to share her post about A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents by Dr. Kevin Leman. 5. I am a special gift from God; please treasure me as God intended you to do, holding me accountable for my actions, giving me guidelines to live by, and disciplining me in a loving manner. As … Continue reading A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents Part 4
I stumbled upon The Logan Family Blog, while on Pinterest, and just had to share her post about A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents by Dr. Kevin Leman. For the Full list please go here. 1. My hands are small; please don’t expect perfection whenever I make a bed, draw a picture, or throw a ball. My legs are short; please slow down so that … Continue reading A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents: Part 2
I know that many people say that if you start rocking your baby to sleep he/she is going to need you to rock them always to sleep. This is true. If you start a pattern your child is going to expect that and want that as part of their routine. When my son was about 5 months old he was a little harder to put … Continue reading Why I Rock my Baby to Sleep
I briefly discussed dealing with postpartum depression (PPD)before, but little did I know then that I would have it ten times worse with the birth of my second child. I knew something wasn’t right when I was pregnant, when I was getting agitated over the stupidest things. It only took one dinner, where I threw a 4-year-old tantrum because my husband cooked the potatoes with garlic and onions, to … Continue reading Postpartum Depression