Doesn’t everyone want to be included in the lives of their grown children? We want to be relevant in their lives. Can we? Continue reading I don't want to be irrelevant.
If you are anything like me you have dreamed of being a mother for a very long time. You thought about what it would be like to raise your children and what you will and will not tolerate. You some how in your mind created this ideal of the perfect parent. What you aspire to be. For me that was my mother. I wanted to … Continue reading Ideal Parent….What Does that Mean?
I know from time to time I have talked about the Mommy Wars and how they can affect mothers. Here is another post about how we as mothers need to support each other more. We really don’t know the other side of it. As much as we want to think we have been through it, we really don’t know. We only know what people want … Continue reading Moms Need to Support Moms
In this generation, social media is in most parent’s everyday lives. Whether it is through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest more and more parents, especially mothers are bombarded with the way that they should parent, creating picture perfect ideas of parenting. These ideas are both unnatural and unrealistic for the average mom to achieve on a daily basis. With one click of a button a … Continue reading Mothers and Social Media
We knew something needed to change when my son, 3.5 years old, was fighting with us daily to go down for a nap. Even the days that he didn’t go down for a nap, he wouldn’t really start to melt until almost bedtime. The days that he would take a nap we were fighting him to go down at night, usually resulting in him not … Continue reading Growing Out of a Nap
I swore before I had children that I would not be one of those parents that would give their children electronics, Ipad, or playing on my phone. Then I had children and my ideas changed. It started with the phone. We used it as a last resort to help occupy my son when we needed to do something for a couple of minutes. We noticed … Continue reading I never thought…..
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…..
The dog was angry at me because I didn’t let him out fast enough. I couldn’t fly down the steps in enough time to get him so he let me know by leaving an unpleasant present on the kitchen floor. Meanwhile as I was busy getting ready to visit a friend, 16 month old Kevin spilled his cherry juice on our beige sofa. I quickly moved … Continue reading Why Do I feel so Guilty?
Do you think that you trust your children? Continue reading Trusting Children